My Thoughts On Bondi Sands Liquid Gold

Laura Thinks About

 Hey guys!
So if you know me, you'll know I love a good old fake tan! I have been trialing and testing the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold. It is advertised as a tanning dry oil and can be bought for £14.99 for 150ml.
I was looking for a tan I could use when I'm away on holiday (as I don't really tan when I'm away)! I wanted something that I could put on in the evening and wake up with a even tan.

The main thing I love about this tan is that you can apply it and get dressed straight away! With most tans you have to apply it in the evening and wake up with a tan and **slightly tanned bed sheets**. This product doesn't stain clothing and has a coconut scent which is amazing.

With any of the Bondi Sands products they leave your skin with an olive/brown shade - basically you won't look like an oompa loompa. I've tried to photograph my arm with natural light and no editing to show you the colour pay off after one application that's developed over night. Bare in mind I'm quite pale. This isn't dark enough for a night out for me though. I would say this tan is inbetween a daily tan and a tan. You can defo build this up over a couple of days.

This tan last the usual amount of time most tanners last (a couple of days). You can apply this every couple of days to boost the tan and longevity.

I always moisturize just before applying this as I already have very dry skin and I can find this oil a little drying. This is the best way to avoid patches. I spray the product directly onto my skin and blend out with a tanning mit and then repeat. I find one application mean you don't cover the entire area properly. I've read other reviews to say the oil is a little messy, I don't agree as long as you don't over spray the product on it's quite easy to apply. As I said above it dries very quickly and you can get dressed quickly after.

Overall I really like this product. It's the perfect tan to use on holiday if you are one of those that don't tan when away. I will be putting this on when I go out in the evening so I can wake up and pretend I caught that tan with the sun.

Have you tried Bondi Sands?

Love Laura xxx


  1. I'm lucky to tan really easily so this is one beauty product that I never have to buy. LOL!

  2. I haven't tried this brand before but I've seen it around loads, might have to give this a go!

    Lauren x Huggled

  3. I could definitely use something like this. I rarely tan (I usually burn) and I'm always that super white person at the beach haha

  4. I don't use self tanners really, but I am super pale so maybe I could try, ahaha. Looks like a pretty good product, and good to know it isn't super pigmented. Nice post!
    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

  5. Love this tan! I do find it messy though, I always have to lay a towel!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  6. This looks so lovely and suits you so well too, I definitely need to try this! Such a great review :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  7. Thank you for sharing, Laura Anne. It sounds like and amazing tanning cream.

  8. Definitively want to try it!!!

  9. This sounds like a gorgeous tanner to take away on holidays! I haven't really experimented much with fake tans, and so it's interesting to know most last about 2 days :)

  10. lovely :)


  11. Thanks for the honest and detailed review!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  12. Do you believe that I never used a tan product before? I live in Cyprus and I get tanned easily and by the end of August I am three shades darker.


    1. Ah! Yea I can imagine it's quite easy to tan in Cyprus tho! xx

      LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  13. It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I'm a total tanning newbie, but this one looks pretty good - I'm really pale so I like that it isnt too much (and of course the fact that it doesnt make you go orange!)
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

  15. I've heard of the brand before and it does sound pretty good. I'm not really one for fake tanners though :) xx

    Velvet Blush

  16. I haven't personally tried Bondi Sands but it's an Australian brand and it is very popular over here! Love the very natural tan that it gives you- nothing worse than looking like an oompa loompa!

  17. This sounds great! I know finding a good tanner can be a pain even if I don't use them myself, love the name too! Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  18. I've been thinking about buying it for so long, thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

  19. I tan really easily, so I never tried self tan. This sounds like it works great for you though!

  20. Looking so good!


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