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Meet my new obsession; the Isle of Paradise Tanning Water. It's been all over Instagram recently and I well and truly bought into the hype, but despite it's swoon-worthy packaging, the formula and product itself is definitely something to report back about. I mentioned in my Spring beauty round up that I've been using this and I've had so many questions about it since, so I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on this hot new fake tan.
I start by exfoliating my body the night before I plan to fake tan to make sure that my skin isn't at all oily, but still super soft. During application, I like to use a fake tan mitt, spritzing the fake tan all over my body and then rubbing it in. I start with my legs and work upwards in circular motions, paying attention to everywhere that I'm applying it. As this fake tan hasn't got a guide, it can be difficult to see where you've applied it, so for beginners this may not be a good option, but for those of you who have used it before then I'm sure you'll be fine.
There's a flowery scent to this, which makes a pleasant difference to the usual dreaded biscuit smell, in fact I actually find it quite pleasant smelling. It doesn't cling to dry patches, goes on evenly and is super long lasting - I've worn this for 10 days and still had colour left at the end. As it fades evenly, it makes it easy to wear for longer as it doesn't peel or go patchy. I tend to leave it on for 6 hours and as I picked the darker version (they do a light and medium version too), it gives the most gorgeous golden tan that looks natural and makes me feel so good!
This is honestly the dream and now I'm tempted to try their Self-Tanning Drops as I love the idea of mixing it in with my moisturiser to top up my tan or for when my face tan starts to wear off (I find it wears off much quicker than my body as I cleanse my face several times a day).
Have you tried Isle of Paradise?