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L'Oreal Sublime Self Tanning Dry Mist Medium

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Brand: L'Oréal / Type: Mist / What it does: Bronzes / Contens/Size: 150ml / Product Line: L'Oréal Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self-Tanning Dry Mist Spray For Body / / Gender: Ladies

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      17.07.2012 12:19

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      fantastic fake tan which can be applied by yourself in all areas.

      I love this.

      L'oreal has done really well with this one. I do not usually use fake tan and this was my first ever self tanning experience.
      With the ultra-wide micro diffusion sprayer it made it extremely easy to use. Getting ready on your own is a nightmare by itself but I never thought I could fake tan myself... with this you can.

      It does take a couple of hours to work and it would be useful to do one the day before then top up a couple hours before you go out ( as it advises ). It leaves a fantastic natural looking tan and you don't get the darker bits in places like your elbows and knees and more importantly your hands stay free of it ,so no rusty looking nails.

      If you don't go crazy this tin will last you a couple of tans and stays mess free whilst waitiing for your next application. Unlike other fake tan this has not left any marks on my outfits and I have never experienced a smear when water has got onto my tan. And it is defo streak free girls ( and boys).

      The only thing I can fault ,it does still have that biscuity smell that other tans have , and it says on the tin it does not ,so that does disappoint a bit. But overall a fantastic fake tan.

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      06.07.2012 21:53
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      Not worth the money.

      I bought this on the advice of a friend. I had not used fake tan before, and was slightly worried I would end up looking un-natural and orange. I had used gradual self tan moisturiser such as holiday skin with good results that are not too extreme.

      I purchased the light version of the Loreal self tanning spray as I am very fair skinned and fair haired and I wanted a natural looking result.

      Firstly I tested it on my legs only (incase it went wrong I could cover them up!) The spray goes on clear so you cannot see where you have sprayed. It is also very light so you cannot feel it on your skin really. It says on the can that if you feel wet then you have held the can too close. The smell I found quite pleasant. The can says it has a citrus fragrance, but that is a strange smelling citrus fruit I must say. I would not say unpleasant though, it has a perfume smell, quite classy sort of perfume. Nice.

      After waiting the 3-4 hour developing time I was however quite disappointed that my legs were still pale white.

      So I called my friend and she said that maybe I didn't put enough on. I reapplied it the next day all over my body this time. This time the result was better. I had no streaks, but the tan was very faint. It literally just took the edge off my whiteness. I wouldn't say I looked tanned really. I might consider going for the medium if I was to get this again. I just didn't feel I was getting my moneys worth. I paid £12 in Boots for this can of spray, and to be honest, I got better results from the £4 Garnier Summer Body moisturiser. If I was to spend £12 I'd rather go the salon and get a proper spray tan for that.

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      12.01.2012 13:01

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      A poorly designed product that really doesn't work as a self-tan!

      I've been desperately trying various self tans in an attempt to have one for my sister's wedding in February. I had seen the advert for this L'Oreal product and decided to give it a go. It was quite expensive as self-tans go, costing £15 from Boots, but I thought perhaps this meant it would be good quality. The tv advert makes it look like you can spray this product any which way you need, but that isn't so, this is a standard spray can, which means doing the backs of your legs and other hard to reach areas is not that easy. In terms of smell, this product is better than most of the others that I have tried, that often have a biscuit smell to them. This product on the other hand has alovely citrus scent that I found very clean and fresh. However, you don't buy a self tan because it smells nice, and I have to say I wouldn't buy this product again for it's self-tanning properties. I had bought the product designed for fair skin and the result was a mixture of no tan and big blotchy dark patches. Now I'm no self-tanning virgin, so I know about all the prep work you have to do when using a self tan and dutifully did them. Unfortunately all that was for nothing, because the result was so disappointing. I attribute this to the way you apply the product, which involves just spraying and not rubbing it in, meaning you can easily end up with streaks.

      Honestly I would never buy this product again and I wouldn't recommend that anyone else does either!

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      19.10.2011 02:10
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      Definitely a product which i won't be purchasing again....

      Product: L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Express Self-Tan Mist

      Size: 150ml

      From: Boots

      Price: £15.51


      After a recommendation from a friend and reading a few positive reviews rating L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self-Tan Mist highly, i decided to give it a try for myself as i was still yet to find my perfect self tanner product. I bought the Self-Tan Mist from Boots on a promotional offer, i paid £11 but it's normally priced at £15.51.

      I was quite surprised at the price tag of £15.51, i feel this is a little steep for a drugstore product, especially as you can buy the higher end brands for just a few pounds difference.

      I saw two options of the product for the different skin types in my local boots store, one was for fair skin and the other for medium skin. As i'm quite pale i opted for the fair skin option as i feel this suits my skin best and i always like to achieve a natural looking tan as possible.

      The packaging is quite nice, a gold metal tin spray can with the L'Oreal logo at the front along with all other relevant information about the product. Attached to the top of the can is an ultra-wide micro-diffusion spray nozzle which is sealed to ensure the product hasn't been used.

      Before applying the tan i ensured my body was well prepared so i could ensure to get the best results possible from the tan. I shaved at least 12 hours beforehand, and moisturised as well as paying extra attention to any dry bits and moisturising these particular areas more thoroughly. It is advised not to moisturise your body beforehand with this particular product so i always do it the day before. I did exfoliate my body the same day but ensured that this was done a few hours beforehand.

      I always apply my self tan in the bathroom, ensuring that i'm standing on a towel, as this can be easily washed afterwards. Self tans can be quite messy, especially the spray variety so be careful where you're spraying.

      The application is quite easy, you spray the mist continuously holding the can at least 40cm away from your skin, if your skin feels wet at all then this mean that you are spraying too close. You don't have to rub the mist in, just spray and leave to dry. I always start by spraying on my hands first, then my arms whilst working up towards my shoulders, i then apply in circular movements across my chest. When applying on my legs i start at my feet and then work my way upwards.

      This isn't a instant develop tan, so you will have to wait a few hours until the tan fully develops. This is a downside for me as if i've made a mistake or the product doesn't suit me and i'm going out that evening, then i don't normally have time to do the whole self tanning routine once again.

      If you're not entirely happy with your tan, L'Oreal Sublime Bronze is actually a gradual tan so you can top it up once again, just wait until the day after until you do so for best results.

      It's also advised that you don't use this product on your face, i didn't and bought the exact same product but the one specially specified for your face.

      The first thing i noticed about the product was the smell. Normally i can't stand the smell of self tanning products but this one was quite pleasant and didn't have that biscuit-y smell which i often find with the smell of a lot of other products. This one smelt of a clean, fresh, citrus-y fragrance which was a nice touch.

      Sadly the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Express Self-Tan mist done nothing for me at all, after the first application i couldn't even tell a noticeable difference to the colour of my skin. I tried again the next day and the only other visible difference i could see was that it was a little patchy and mis coloured in different areas on my skin, definitely not an attractive look.

      I've also re-tried this a few times since my first experience but still no joy, the results were the exact same as the first time when i used the mist.

      All in all i was very disappointed with the product and i certainly won't be purchasing again.

      Rating: 1/5

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        25.08.2011 12:39
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        Would never use again

        I used this product on myself and my mother. It was a slight disaster to say the least. I normally use L'Oreal Subline Bonze Gel - Would recommend.

        I got this because it was on offer.

        I sprayed myself first with the help of my mother, you cannot see the spray or the colour going on and this is really quite difficult - I must admit we found the directions of how to use a bit pointless.

        The spray is cold but you get used to it, there is a slight smell but this is ok and is quite nice.

        If you spray to close it starts to drip, also I would recommend not spraying near a light coloured wall!

        The finished product was that the tan was not very natural, it was orangey colour which I hate also it was very very patchy due to the fact it is difficult to see the spray. My mother only sprayed half of my nose, her legs were left very stripy after my efforts.

        However it did stay on and came off really well.

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          30.05.2011 15:00
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          Easy to use, great results - what more could you want?!

          Having used fake tan only once about 15 years ago and ending up looking like a satsuma I had sworn never to touch the stuff again, preferring to damage my skin on sunbeds! However, now I am older and hopefully wiser I reasoned that I would now be better at applying it and that fake tans had probably improved a lot now. So, in an attempt to save my skin I decided to splash out on a bottle.

          My main concern was that it would have to be easy to apply to avoid streaks or orange hands etc so i was drawn to the spray type ones. I chose the L'Oreal one for a few reasons; firstly because it was cheaper than the Fake bake version and other professional brands (priced at around £30), secondly because I liked the look of the spray (and it stated there was no need to rub in) and thirdly because I have quite sensitive skin and know that I am always ok with L'Oreal products.

          At £13.99 a bottle it wasn't exactly cheap, but like I say it was cheaper than other alternatives and its price reflects its convenience, when compared with the cheaper priced ones which you have to rub in. It syas on the bottle that it has a new citrus fragrance, rather than the usual annoying biscuit-type fragrance normally associated with fake tan. I wouldn't exactly say it smelled like citrus and I do believe there was still a slight hint of biscuit but nonetheless it was a pleasant smell and was so faint once applied that it wouldn't bother you either way.

          I chose the 'fair skin' version, which was a mistake in retrospect as I have medium skin really, so I didn't get as deep a tan from this as I'd wanted, but I was trying to be safe rather than sorry and at least I'll know for next time! It was also available in 'medium', and I'm not sure if there is a 'dark' option as there wasn't one in the Boots store I bought this from, but then it is quite a small store.

          The application was amazingly easy, simply hold the can 40cm away from your body and spray away! The can worked upside down as well which helped application to my back and the back of my legs etc. It goes on more or less dry (it states on the can that if it feels wet you are spraying it too close), which meant that in just a few minutes I could put my pjs on and get into bed without fear of discolouring the sheets and smearing my tan. I still wouldn't recommend you put on your new white frock straight after applying this, just to be on the safe side!

          The next morning I rushed to the mirror to inspect my handiwork and was thrilled to see a lovely even glow. As I have said, I wasn't as bronzed as I would have liked, but this was my own fault for choosing 'fair'. The tan lasted a good couple of days and I then went out and bought the one for the face, which is just available in one colour it seems and is priced around £12 (not much cheaper considering it's a much smaller bottle but I suppose you don't use much of it at one). This again was easy to apply and gave a lovely glow.

          I would say when using this not to expect to look like the bronzed goddess on the tv adverts when you have finished, I am quite sure that she has used more than just an application of this to get to that colour! However, you should expect to have a lovely, even glow which is streak free and not at all patchy. If even I can achieve this with it then so can you!

          I can't actually find a thing wrong with this product, hence I'm giving it 5 stars!

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          02.05.2011 12:24
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          When it works, it's great. When it fails, it's awful.

          When I was younger I used to go on the sun beds a fair amount; however, as I've got older I've realised the potential dangers of using them. So I decided to start using fake tan. Unfortunately, this often led to some disastrous results, such as obvious streaks on my arms, legs and body. I thought this maybe due to choosing lower brand products from the range of £5 to £8, so I decided to go for a slightly more expensive option.

          My first experience of L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tan was quite impressive. I had good, even coverage and a deep bronze tan that suited my skin tone. I received compliments from friends regarding my skin colour and it gave me more confidence when wearing my party dress.

          However, my second experience with the tan didn't really go to plan. Once the tan had dried on my arms and came out over a few hours, I found that I had several obvious streaks on my arms from the bits I'd missed.

          As you cannot see exactly where you have sprayed the tan it can be hard to locate where you have or have not covered with the tan mist, and you won't know for sure until the colour starts to appear on your body.

          Another downside to this product is that it is really hard to wash off, and it lead me to scrub and scrub until it started to fade. It also has a strong fake tan smell so I advise anyone uses this product to apply it within reason.

          When using L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tan, I think when you get it right it works brilliantly, but when you get it wrong the results can be quite disastrous. Priced at approximately £11, it is a reasonably priced if it works for you, but it may pay to purchase a little more for a product which is more reliable.

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          28.03.2011 09:21
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          L'Oreal self tan mist

          Oh gosh, oh gosh, why do I always do it to myself. The sun comes out a bit and I start thinking that I need a bit of a tan to look better in my summer clothes, I see a television commercial with a beautifully tanned looking model and think oh, I could look just like that and then go and buy the product and end up with disastrous results.

          I did have high hopes for this product as on the advert at least it looked really to use and not a product that you need to rub in in order for it to work. I have used the rub in ones before and they always come out streaky so I was thinking that a mist would just fall nicely over my body.

          L'Oreal call this mist an innovative fake tan which gives skin an airbrushed golden glow finish. This airbrushed result is said to give skin a 100% natural look without streaks.

          Now, I did find this tanner easy to use as compared to the rub in lotions. You basically just hold the can like you would a hairspray can but then you spray it over your body, in all the places that you want to get tanned. That made it quite easy to get the back of your arms etc that are usually hard places to get although you did have to hold the can in a certain way in order to spray it correctly. There is a wide angled diffusion spray which makes the spray come out quite nicely and it does spread over quite a bit of your skin when you spray it on. L'Oreal say that this dry mist contains micro-particles which are smaller than traditional fake tan formulas which makes application easy. What I did love about this mist was that you do not have to rub it in when you apply it, you just spray it on and let it do its own work. This means that you don't get any nasty colour build up on your hands as you don't have to rub it in which is really nice, it's always hard to get fake tan off your hands when you have been rubbing it all over your body. What I did miss with rubbing it in however, was the thought that I had perhaps not got it everywhere. When you rub it in you can really make sure you have covered every inch of your body but with the mist I was not sure I got everything evenly.

          So, onto the results and was I pleased? Well, this did not come out as badly as they usually do on me. It was a bit dark for my liking but then I used a lot of the spray so I think next time I will just use a light amount. I did get some patches and some bits I had missed as I obviously had not spray there very well. It was not as obvious that I had used fake tan as some of the lotions are so overall I think I liked it but probably would just use it again if I needed a little top up before holiday and a bit of colour.

          For a 150ml bottle it's about £11 which yes, is pricey but then all fake tan in my opinion is pricey but this is one of the better ones that I have used.

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          21.01.2011 12:38

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          Would use again

          I bought this after seeing the advert with the beautifully tanned woman spraying herself in every which way direction and coming out looking nicely even and brown. With the product being called 'Pro Self Tan Mist' I imagined it would be like having a spray tan at home but cheaper. Unfortuantely this was not the case. Firstly the can does not spray in every direction as claimed in the advert, as with all spray cans, when turned upside down it decided not to work meaning as usual doing the back of the legs became a contortionist act. After spraying myself evenly at a set distance as the instructions suggested and not rubbing in as again the instructions suggested I waited to dry off. It did dry off very quickly as the advert said meaning I could get dressed quicker than usual. But when the tan started to develop it was blotchy, there were gaps where I had missed with the spray and it had gathered around the knee and elbow area. Overall I wouldnt use again, I will be sticking with the usual cream/foam self tans as you can make sure you cover all areas and have more control over where the tan is actually going.

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          03.09.2010 00:51
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          Not worth the effort

          Loreal claims that this after using this product you will never use another brand of spray tan ever again. After using this product, I highly doubt Loreals claims.

          The product is supposed to provide an even all over golden tan. Golden, yes. Even, not by a longshot. The first time I applied this tan, I thought it was easy, just spray it all over and thats it, no need to rub in, just make sure you spray all areas. However, when the tan developed it was extremely patchy. In the areas where it had applied evenly, the colour was lovely and golden. Not too dark and yes it did look fairly natural.
          The next time I applied the tan I took my time and tried hard to make sure I held the can equidistant from myself everytime I sprayed. However again by the time the tan developed it was extrememly patchy.

          Loreal also claims that there is no fake tan smell associated with this product. I found this to be true, the tan had quite a pleasant smell compared with other products.

          This tan also retails at around £10, which is quite a lot to pay when you can get better products for half the price.

          If you want a tan which is quick to apply, dries almost instantly and has a nice golden colour then this could be for you, just be aware that you may have to practise before you perfect the art of this spray tan!

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          29.06.2010 12:34
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          It is not a good product for the amount it costs.

          I bought this item from viewing it on the TV and also from a magazine article, it had such great hype about it and that it was the best thing since sliced bread!! However, I was very wrongly mistaken... at first it appears to be like it is going to give you an even tan all over, by the new nozzle it has on the can, however after waiting for the tan to come out over night, it has got to be the worst fake tan I have ever used!!I have used many before, so I know it wasn't me spraying it uneven, it just came out so patchy all over my body and this is obviously not a good thing! Therefore if I can provide any advise, it would be not to purchase this item any time soon, as it is definitely does not do what it says on the tin. This item is not worth the amount that they charge for, it as I know some people, like me, tend to think I will pay the extra for this as it has such great publicity, but please people, DO NOT get sucked into

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            06.06.2010 15:01

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            The most awful self tanning product I have ever tried. Please save your moneyWould give it minus stars if I could Absolute theft of all out money Shame on you l'oreal

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            25.05.2010 19:10
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            With alot of practice applying this product, it could be a winner in the end

            I am a sucker for TV ads, and the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze advert showing a girl effortlessly spraying her legs as she walked out the door with a gorgeous glowing tan, really sucked me in, even though I knew deep down that this was far too good to be true! So off I went to Boots, gasped as I read the £13.99 price tag, then realised it was on special offer for £9.33 which is still insanely expensive, but I had alot of advantage card points saved up, so I tell myself I essentially got it for free.

            The one real good point about this fake tan is that it is really fairly effortless in the sense that you do not have to spend ages getting all hot and flustered rubbing in fake tan, and then ending up with bright orange hands. You simply stand on a towel (although I didn't and the bathroom tiles didn't end up orange) and spray... it dries within seconds which is great as you can get dressed right away, but, with it being so fast drying, it is pretty hard to tell where has been sprayed!!

            The results that this tan produced are easily better than any of the rub-in tans that I have used, but are all the same nowhere near perfect - this does take practice!! My first attempt my feet clearly got a blasting, as the next day they were bright orange. My second attempt the inside of my shins evaded the tanning mist, and were bright white compared with the rest of my legs... so there is some skill involved in getting an even coverage. I find that the first day my legs are always patchy, but after the second application that evening or the next day, I get a fairly acceptable even tan that doesn't make me cringe to get my legs out on display.

            I bought the tanning mist for fair skin, and honestly, day one of application produces a fairly natural shade of tan, but is of course patchy, whereas the second application in my opinion creates a tan that is a tiny bit too orange to be natural for my skintone. So you really have to decide whether its more important to not be patchy, or to not be orangey. As I only use it on my legs I don't mind too much that it is a touch darker than would be natural for me, so I go for as many applications as it takes to leave it even and patch free!

            With regards to the 'no self-tan smell' claim on the back of the bottle, that is a big fat lie. While this doesn't smell as baaaaad as many other self tans.... as the tan develops there is nonetheless a very definite biscuity self-tan odour to it - so I wouldn't ever apply this if I was going out - best kept to evening applications in my opinion, so you can shower off the smell in the morning!

            Overall, this is an OK product. It doesn't make me choke as I spray it, it is fairly effortless to apply (although it does take some practice!), and it probably could produce a natural looking tan once you get the technique right. I have used my can 4 or 5 times so far and there is still some left, which is a relief considering how expensive it is! I think this product has potential but it really will take some practice to get it right. I would have personally preferred it to produce a dirty-tan rather than the orange-tan that all self-tans produce. If it was cheaper I would probably buy this product fairly regularly, as I think once I master the application I will be quite pleased with the results. However, at its usual price of £13.99... I'm not sure. I will be keeping my eyes open for this product on special offer!!

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            L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self-Tanning Dry Mist Spray For Body / Medium Skin; for a sublime natural looking tan without the self-tan smell / The ultra-wide micro-diffusion spray allows the product to dry instantly, for a radiant result with no need to rub in / Now you can enjoy a natural, golden-looking tan all year round, without the self-tan smell!