Bondi Sands Dark Tanning Foam | Review

Hey guys!
So I am doing yet another fake tan review (because let's face it, I love being tanned.)
This time I thought I would try a brand that is quite new to me. Bondi Sands come from Australia, and I swear lots of Australians have amazing tans (fake or real.)
I picked the foam/mousse from their range because I feel that I prefer that consistency when applying fake tan. There is a light/medium shade as well, but as I'm an experienced tanner and actually want to see visible results from a tan I went for the dark.  So what do I think of it?... here are my thoughts after using it a couple of times.

The application is pretty normal for this type of tan. I find the product very easy to spread and blend, although I feel it does dry quite quick. There is a typical guide colour which helps to know if you've missed any areas. It does say a coconut scent on the bottle, although I do agree with this I can smell a usual fake tan scent slightly when applying ( I think it's because I'm used to coconut scented fake tans.) As usual I apply the tan at night and wash it off when I wake up in the morning.
I haven't seen much staining on my bed sheets when using this which is really good.

First results
This is the perfect fake tan colour. It looks so natural - brown and not orange. I am so impressed with the way the tan blends onto the "difficult areas" ie hands. I go even as far to say that this might be my new fave tanner and has beaten my old fave St Moritz. I would say if you like your tan normal dark (what I call my clubbing tan) I would say you need to do two applications. I was a bit disappointed at how dark it is for a "dark" tan.

This is where most tanners go wrong. They look lovely for a few days but then end up going really patchy and make my skin look disgusting. The tan fades well on my arms and legs, but goes patchy at the usual area near the underarm.

Final thoughts
This is a great tan, and is very similar to the others I have tried. As I said above this could become one of my new fave tans.

Have you tried Bondi Sands?

Love Laura



  1. Great review, lady- it's nice to get a bit of color in the winter!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. As someone who doesn't fake tan - and seriously needs to! - this post is very helpful! I like the idea of the foam consistency and that you don't look like a tangerine!

    Musings & More

  3. i'm not much of a tanner due to my skin been dark already but these sound amazing! x

  4. Looks like a great product!

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    Alessa Bernal

  5. Sounds like a great product! I would love to try it, but I'm just so pale, I'm scared it will look terrible, haha!


  6. I've been loving the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Tanning Oil for tanning during winter, as its so hydrating and keeps the tan looking smooth and even. I find mousse formulas too drying for my skin at this time of year, but I'll definitely try this one when summer rolls around!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  7. useful post, you need to also try these products
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  8. This sounds amazing, it's good that it doesn't look like orange.
    Nina's Style Blog

  9. such an amazing post with great products!!

  10. While I'm not into fake tanning, I hear so many good things about bondi sands. It's quite a loved tanning product in Australia.

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  12. I definitely want to try this! I'm all for faking a tan throughout spring/summer, but always shy away from it in the winter months x

    Lauren |

    1. Yea same, it's too cold to tan in the winter TBH lol x

  13. I have actually never used a self tanner ever. I'm so scared of it looking patchy cause I have no experience with it x

    Coco | The Beauty Milk


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