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I decided to try the Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer as I am naturally quiet pale, and even on holiday I only tan slightly and as were we off to Bulgaria I though a bit of colour might make me feel a bit better.
The No Streaks Bronzer has a gorgeous smell when you first spray it on. It's easy to spray onto the whole body and gives an even coverage. The tan develops around 12 hours after applying and is a light sun kissed look.
It is easy to apply and dries quickly, but even after your skin feels dry be careful what you put on as in the first hour or so I find it still stains very light clothing. As with most fake tans you still get that distinctive smell on your skin, I find it similar to the smell when you have been swimming when the chlorine sticks to your skin for a while. But this Ambre Solaire bronzer doesn't give off this scent very strongly and it can be easily masked with some body spray etc.
The packaging is a nice compact can with a small nozzle, which could be improved by making it much wider in my opinion, as with the small nozzle it takes much longer to do. And the can will last you around 10-12 applications if you are doing your whole body. Perhaps Ambre Solaire could think about doing a slightly bigger can so you can make it last even longer! You can also buy the bronzer specifically for the face but I am not sure what difference there is, and I tend to use the body one on my face with no problems at all. There is a body spray for a both a light skin tone and a darker skin tone so once you have a light sun kissed look you can deeper the shade with the deeper tan and the coverage is still ok but the more coats you apply the more the formula starts to streak.
You have to be a little careful around your knees, feet and elbows, but this is true of any self tan. Best to apply when you're standing in the shower or bath as the spray can taint some surfaces, but be careful...I have had a few mishaps where I have tanned all over and not realised that some of the spray is landing on my feet even before I have done them and the they go orange!!!
At around £8-12 per can it's reasonably prices and considerably cheaper than some of its rivals. I think its best suited for fair skin just to give you a hint of a tan all year round. Not for those who want a deep tan. Also on a last note, I do a lot of exercise and found that if you are sweating a lot the fake tan can start to rub off or become flaky. My skin was moisturised and it had been 2-3 days since the application so I was dissapointed it was coming off. I could have understood it more if it had just been applied!
I am naturally very pale and tend to burn rather than tan so decided that if I wanted to look tanned over summer I would need to fake it. I chose this brand because it seemed reasonably priced (at about £10) compared to other brands and I thought a spray application would be easier and the result would be more even.
I found this product relatively easy to apply and found I could successfully do my back due to the spray application. However the product didn't dry instantly and even after waiting 15 minutes my skin still felt damp. The product also had that nasty fake tan smell although I guess that can't be helped and it wasn't as over powering as other products I've used. After waiting sometime I put on a pair of shorts and later that evening I found where I had been wearing the shorts the fake tan had stuck to the cotton of the pockets leaving me with 2 white pocket shaped patches on my thighs. This suggests to me that the product hadn't completely dried and may potentially damage clothes.
I also found the colour of the tan to have an orange tinge to it and I also had a few patches and streaks although these became less visible after a second application and were no longer obvious. Overall I found this product quite disappointing and probably wouldn't use it again.
When I first used this tan, they were using a slightly different formula which you had to rub in after spraying it on and this gave a nice colour but was not good for your hands if you didn't own a tanning mitt, and so I was delighted when they came out with the new no need to rub in formula. However, I was quick to be disappointed. Although it has a lovely scent when applying it, I didn't like the fact that it has no colour so that you can see where it is going on and my fears that it would look streaky were confirmed when the tan had developed. I was left with a very uneven tan and it was no where near as dark a shade as I like. If I am going to spend money on a fake tan, I expect to at least look like I have been on a nice holiday. This one left me looking more like I had just sat in the garden for an hour.
Despite my initial disappointment, I gave it another chance just in case it was my application of it that was poor rather than the product. This time, I did manage to apply it more evenly but still, the colour was far too light and it seemed to turn my knees, elbows and feet orange even though I had exfoliated and moisturised those areas.
All in all, the idea of a fake tan that you don't have to rub in is excellent and you really can reach the more difficult places when applying it. However, I feel that there is much room for improvement when it comes to the developed colour and so called "Streak Free" formula. I think until both these areas are improved I'd much stick to using my good old tanning mitt and fake tans that you can see as they are going on.
I bought this product as a cheaper version of the big branded tans which I usually use as I was on a budget. I must say I love the product! It gives a very natural looking tan, not orange at all. It is supposed to be a build up tan whereby you apply another layer the following day if you want to enhance the colour....this however would use up the whole bottle if you wanted a very dark tan so i'd stick to another brand if that's what you want.
When I was actually applying the tan I hated it!! I don't know if I got a faulty bottle but it was so hard to spray, it sounds weird but it really hurt my fingers and muscle in my forearm because you had to press the button quite hard for any to come out. Also when spraying the tan you can't see any colour, it comes out clear, so you can't see where you need to apply the product. Unlike other tans though it is not messy which makes a change, usually i'm cleaning the bathroom thoroughly after i've used a tan. This left no nasty residue in my shower or clothes / bedsheets. The tan does smell very biscuity until it is washed off the next day so I wouldn't advise this product if you don't like this. Also like with most tans be careful when spraying on your hands and feet and they tend to go more orangy/brown than the rest of the body.
I applied the tan on thursday, it is now sunday, I still have a tanned glow and i'm not patchy at all. That's 4 days of a good tan, I will probably reapply it tonight! I'm quite happy with the effects of the product as many other brands leave me patchy after a few showers, this one doesn't.
The bottle is quite small for the £12 I paid for it, so I think it might be worth paying a little extra and buying a better branded tan such as fakebake as you get a big bottle for only a few more ££.
Ambre Solaire Light Glow No Streaks Bronzer. Where do I start! With the name of the product which lies lies on all counts. No streaks: codswallap. Light natural tan: codswallap. Dry body mist: codswallap. My legs were feeling a little left out of some sun, and we had planned a day out on the beach. Shopping in Tesco, I saw this little joker on the shelf on special offer, with a description on the tin that sounded to tempting to refuse...you know why, because it's deadly venom in a can that will leave you shocked and stunned the next morning, when you look like a David Dickenson lookalike reject with some rare skin disorder. I went for the light, natural tan, instead of the intense version and can onlty think God (if there is one) was on my side: damn, what would the intense do to you, I dread to think. If you like your skin to look like a patchy satsuma, with a slight shimmer, then this is the stuff for you. Natural-looking tan it said on the tin: I'd rather have got the real deal followed by the risk of a douse of skin cancer in the Mojave desert than suffer with the humility of this bull5hit in a can. AVOID AT ALL COSTS, TRUST ME
I have never really been much of a tanning person nor have I ever really felt the need to use a sun bed and therefore I tend to have very pale skin until the sunshine decides if and when to come along. However a few months back I had a party to attend and since my outfit was black my pale skin was sticking out a bit more than normal and I just wasn't pleased with it. My friend is a fake tan-aholic and she recommended that I go and get a spray on tan for the night. With this in mind I headed to boots to look for something that would be easy for me use on myself and I came across the garnier no streaks bronzer body mist.
I loved the fact that this was a spray rather than a lotion or a mousse and I thought it would be easier for me to manage to get into all the difficult areas. The bronzer comes in a shimmering bronze 150ml spray top bottle which looks very attractive with all its information on the front and back. I decided to go for the light version of the spray due to me being rather pale.
The tin advises that this is a very fine body mist that dries instantly and does not need to be rubbed into the skin which will provide an even and natural looking tan. The spray works at any angle making it easy to get to those hard to reach parts such as the back of the body. The spray contains apricot and vitamin E and provides a tan that can be fully visible within 3 hours.
I have used this spray a few times now and I always have the same problem which is coverage. The first time I applied the tan I found it difficult to see exactly which places I had done considering the tan doesn't show up for 3 hours there is no signs of it with it drying so quickly. This resulted in me having a few patches on my arms and legs where the back hadn't met the front properly during application. The other times I have used this have been the same where I always end up with patches around the back.
I must say once the colour is visible it is very nice indeed. The colour is very natural and there would be no ways of telling the tan was fake if the missed out pieces were not visible. It is a shame that there is no variation to see where that tan has been and the tan needs to go as the end result is brilliant. I will continue to use this product and hopefully with a bit of practice I might get the hang of it a bit better in the future.
As with most false tans the smell off this isn't very nice at all but I guess it's just one of them things when it comes to tans. My friend has used many brands in the past and confirms that she is yet to find a nice smelling one. Overall this is tricky to apply but the colour is great and looks lovely and natural so I would definitely recommend. No streaks bronzer can be purchased for about £11.00 but be sure to shop around as places like boots tend to have offers on.
I naturally tan quite well, so I have never really needed fake tan, although in the winter it might come in handy. The main reason though, that I have never before used a fake tan product, is the fear of it being streaky. I have friends that use fake tan regularly, and you can from a mile off because it is so streaky. However, last summer I went on a cycling holiday, and I developed the most awful tan lines, and I thought that the only thing for it was to try and colour in the white bits with fake tan - I couldn't possibly make myself look any worse than I already did!
I had a look at all the different ranges of fake tan products, and the ambre solaire no streaks bronzer was the one that caught my attention. The fact that its main claim was that it didn't cause streaks was the most attractive thing, the packaging was attractive, I liked the fact that it seemed to be a natural product, with apricot extract, and it seemed to be a subtle tanning effect, rather than something that would turn you into an orange. So I purchased it for around £8, which I thought was quite expensive, but if it worked well I was happy with the price.
I was initially quite impressed with the product. It was very easy to apply, especially to awkward bits like the back of my legs. I had to stand on an old towel to avoid turning the bathroom orange, and I had to reapply the tan a number of times, but after about the fourth go I really was starting to look a little more tanned where before I had been white. And apart from the odd bit it wasn't streaky. It doesn't smell that great, quite chemically and not at all like apricots, but the main disadvantage that I found was that it wasn't long before it started coming off. It cam off a little on my clothes, and within a week it was definitely rubbing off. I didn't think that was what fake tan was supposed to do, especially at £8 a bottle.
I think if you wanted to go to an event and look a bit more bronzed all over this is actually quite a good product, it is easy to apply and doesn't streak, but be careful with your clothes, and for long lasting effects I don't think I would recommend it.
Well, to start, my mum originally gave me this product last year! And after using it once i got a HORRIBLE result and never used it again. I read the instructions and sprayed the tan all over me. I then woke up the morning after looking like a streaky, patchy jaffa cake! Arggh it was just horrible. However instead of just throwing it away, i chucked it in a box in my wardrobe.... and thank god i did :p read on!
So i found the spray tan a few weeks ago after having a big clear out and thought "hmmm, probably past its sell by date now but mite as well give it one last chance before i chuck it for good". And don't get me wrong, after my last experience with it i wasnt really looking forward to using it again!
So i read the instructions again and........oh my god. I read "hold the can 30cm away from the skin and spray in even circular motions". THIRTY CENTIMETRES AWAY FROM THE SKIN - no wonder! Before, i had it about 2 inches away!
Argghhh my bad >.< so anyway, i applied the product CORRECTLY, woke up the next day and voila! Natural looking golden brown skin, not too dark, but definitly noticeable :)
Yes, it does have that yucky "fake tan smell" when its been on your skin for a few days, but its not as overpowering as Fake Bake ones i dont think.
Overall, a good tan!
Lesson learnt, ALWAYS read the label. And PLEASE exfoliate, it makes all the difference. If you dont, you will look like a streaky, patchy jaffa cake even if you apply it correctly.
I have been a loyal user of Garnier's Ambre Solaire No-Streaks Bronzer for over 3 year now. As a fair skinned redhead I usually use the light shade and this product never lets me down!
I first used this back in June 2007 for my high school prom and I was shocked by the non streaky, smooth all over tan that I was rewarded with. I must admit I was very pessimistic about this product at first and I was anticipating a tan disaster!
At the prom all of my friends were comparing my tan with their salon applied st tropez ones and they were in awe of the professional looking results delivered by this little spray, at a fraction of the cost!
Since then I have been religiously using this spray to just give my skin a little bit of colour for that special occasion.
You simply spritz it on, massage it into your skin a little and leave it overnight and the results will see will astound you. No hassle, no messy sheets and stained clothes, and most importantly no streaks!
I have converted my fake tan loving sister who previously always used fake bake to this spray and she also swears by it.
However, one point to note is always to make sure that you scrub your nails after applying, as if you apply without gloves like me, often it can stain the skin surrounding your nails as I found out the hard way.
If you are looking for a non streaky sunkissed look on a budget, definitely give this product a go and I am sure you won't be disappointed.
I am an extremely pale person who used to go on the sunbeds an awful lot. I decided to stop going on the sunbeds as my skin was ageing faster than my actual age. I had seen many adverts on the tv about the no streaks bronzer and decided to give it a go.
I was extremely silly and decided to spray a tester from the shop on my hand and at first nothing happened but then three hours later I had a really dark patch on my hand that looked so stupid and would not wash off.
Once sprayed all over my body, it took three hours to develop and was a nice light tan with no streaks. It wasnt dark enough first time round so i reapplyed the next day. I was very impressed with how dark it went but must be applied evenley as you could end up with some darker patches like me. After 2-3 times applying I felt that was enough for my type of skin and by adding more it seemed to go a bit orange which I could not wash off and has taken a few days for it to go.
Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer:
This is the dry body mist spray that is made by Garnier so you know straight away that this is going to be a good product. The good thing about this product is that it dries almost straight away so you are not worrying that it is going to smudge or anything! I have never really fancied having a spray tan so I bought this as an alternative and to be honest, I don't think I would actually buy anything else now.
This comes in 2 different shades- fair to light and medium to dark skin tone. This tan is a naturally derived tanning ingredient as well as an apricot extract which makes it smell great. Although, I still think this smells quite fake- like most tans! This dries instantly so you do not have to rub it in, it is a natural looking tan and you can use this from different angles. This takes 3 hours to kick in and at that time it looks golden and beautiful. It even gets those hard to reach places- like your bum and thighs!
This comes in a 150ml aerosol which is a golden orange colour- hence the product! It is identical to the picture above and there is quite a bit of information on the front and back of the can! The layout on the back is brilliant because it has frequently asked questions which can be really helpful to beginners!
You have to stand on a towel when you spray this because when I first used this I didn't and I ended up with bright orange feet! Not good! You should spray this 40cm away from your skin because that ay you end up with a natural and even looking tan. This wears off in around 3 days, to have an all round long lasting tan you can re-apply but I do recommend exfoliating as this can look awful if you don't. This is the whole body version but they do do a specific version for your face and neck which is also really good.
The reason why I like this is the fact that it is so easy to use and it makes you look wonderful. It can only make you orange if you put too much on, so don't do that!
This is available in Boots and other shops for around £8.00. Obviously, if you buy this from Boots you can get advantage card points!
I am pale... it sucks. I also never tan, I burn....this also sucks. I have now come to terms that I will never be a lovely bronzed colour when I return from holiday, I shall be lobster pink and peeling instead.
Normally being pale is not so much of an issue for me. I'm not really that fussed but I recently had to attend an Indian wedding where the dress code was white and gold and although I loved my outfit it made me look very pale and washed out so I decided to plump for some fake tan.
I decided to go for a spray tanning solution as opposed to a cream or mousse as I just wanted to be able to apply it quickly and not worry about streaks and the like.
The Garnier Ambre Solaire spray was recommended to me by a friend so I purchased the Light spray from my locacl Boots store. It was priced at £10 which I thought was ridiculous but I didn't have time to shop around and didn't want to buy something cheaper and end up looking like I'd been tangoed.
Directions state to spray in long even motions over the area you want to be tanned. Keep the can approx 40cm away from skin. I only did my legs and arms with 2 coats over 2 days. If you want a deeper, darker colour keep applying until you have the shade you desire.
There is no need to rub in and the mist drys instantly, the spray can be used at multiple angles so you can do most of the spraying yourself although it can still be difficult to reach everywhere.
I was pleased with the results but I wouldn't say that all the claims are completely accurate.
'Natural looking tan' - I found the colour to have a slightly orange hue to it which was not particularly noticeable if you have only applied it once or twice but if you wanted to go any darker would be in danger of looking very fake.
'No streaks/Dries Instantly' - I did find that the mist didn't dry 'instantly' but it didn't take very long either. This resulted in some of the liquid running and leaving a couple of streaks but, again, this was not glaringly obvious. The streaking could, of course, have been caused by my inept ability at self tanning but I do feel I followed the directions as closely as possible.
I have naturally tanned skin, but for some reason my legs are considerably paler than the rest of me. With prom just around the corner, I needed to tan up my legs and this had been recommended on the programme "How To Look Good Naked" by Gok Wan's testers.
This comes in an long and thin brown aerosol bottle which sprays a fine mist. It claims to give a streak-free, natural looking tan. You can buy 2 different kinds - one for lighter skin and one for darker skin. I got the one for darker skin. It costs around £11 per bottle for just a 125ml bottle, so it's pretty pricey.
More of Gok Wan's advice came in use when it came to apply. On the same programme he suggested using a body scrub on the area you plan on tanning and then apply moisturizer. This is supposed to help achieve an even, streak-free tan. After I did all this, I waited for the moisturizer to absorb fully and then sprayed my legs with product from the recommended 40cm away. It's a bit awkward to do areas like the back of the legs, especially from that distance, so I had another person help.
The colour takes 3 hours to fully develop, so if you want a darker shade you wait and then spray it on again. I did this two times before reaching my preferred shade which looked pretty natural, although it did have a very slight orange tint to it. But I doubt anyone else would have notice, luckily.
I'd definitely recommend this product to anyone. It does as it says and it's very easy to use because it dries quickly and you don't need to rub it in. It's also isn't too greasy like some other brands. The price tag means you probably won't want to use it on a regular basis, but it's perfect just before a special occasion or before a holiday.
The Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Spray is my secret weapon in my bathroom cabinet. It isn't always possible, practical or cost effective to nip down to the beauty salon to get a professionally done golden glow, and its on those occasions that i turn to Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer.
Trust me I have tried loads of brands including many of the more expensive ones like lancome that left me oompla loompa orange. The No Streaks Bronzer is a easy to use spray that comes in 2 colours light for the paler skinned and original for normal to dark skins. Now while i am pale skinned with plenty of freckles i use the Original formula as it gives me a nice golden glow and last for a few days.
The spray is very easy to use and allows you to even get to those hard to reach areas due to the angled head. This product is for the body Ambre Solaire also does a spray mist specially formulated for the face too.
Most spray tans tend to have a particlalry bad smell and while you still have a minor spray tan smell in this one it is not too bad, the spray has natural extracts of apricot and vitamin e which i think helps with the smell.
As with all fake tans the product recommends you apply it to pre exfoliated skin to ensure a more even tan. Be careful when applying around particularly dry areas like elbows and knees. The spray should be held at around 30 cm from the skin and should be used evenly in regular motions, there is no need to rub the product in as it should dry instantly. The tan should develop into a natural even golden tan within about 3 hours, although i normally apply it just before bed and by morning have a healthy glow and sun kissed look.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough it has saved me on many occasions and is a great top up tan on holiday as well, particulalry if you are as white as i am and in need of a sun kissed glow on the odd occasion. You can purchase it in most good chemists and supermarkets, i tend to buy them from Boots where they retail at about £10.99 for 125ml although watch out for special offers they often do 2 for 1s or other offers. It is definitely worth the money and lasts for several applications.
As I have mentioned in previous reviews I am very much an English rose, so yes sometimes I do fake it. Having a nice healthy (not orange) tan can give a girl added confidence, and generally just make you feel happier about yourself. So probably around once a month, at the mo (more often in summer. I do my own fake tan.
I used to get them done in salons but having had so many bad experiences - ORANGE tango woman the day of my brothers wedding from StTropez! Then I found a great beatician who brought her spray booth to my house, that was great as she put on just enough to give me a good tan, but unfortunately she is curretnly off on maternity leave.
So I have had to go it alone!
Wooaaaahhh scary stuff I know. So I went through a phase of trying many different brands. I tried the tan as you go versions with fake tan in namely - Johnsons, Dove and Nivea. But they neither moisturised nor gave me a good tan!
Then i tried a number of other fake tans - fake bake and the st tropez moisturiser version but neither of them really did it for me. The colour just wasn't right with these versions and the preparation and application was just one big faf.
So with a degree of apprehension I tried a spray version. I started off trying the L'oreal sublime bronze. But I found that this really did not give a very good look and I tended to end up with bad streak marks. Then I tried the predeccessor to this ambre solaire tan that needed to be rubbed in, which I have to say did igve a good colour. But by far the winner, has to be this product. It costs in the region of £10.99, but I normally tend to buyit when it is on special offer - bogof etc.
It gave me a good colour that does not look at all orange or fake, it does not streak and the can EVEN sprays upside down to enable you to get to those hard to reach places.
SO what is the secret to a good fake tan
- 1. Have a shower, not to hot.
- 2. do an all over body scrub, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles, around the toes / fingers.
-3. Then when you are all clean and scrubbed. Dry yourself thoroughly.
DO NOT APPLY MOISTURISER
-4. Using a light unscented moisturiser apply a small amount to - knees, ankles, hands inc fingers, toes, ankles
This is to avoid to much of the fake tan from sticking in these areas and giving you random dark areas or streaks!
-5. Tie your hair up out of the way and remove any jewellery, watches etc
-6. Now your ready to start with the spray
-7. I tend to stand in the bathroon in front of the mirror so I can see what I am doing, make sure you cover the floor. Oh and try not to stand on the area where you have sprayed or you get feet like an oompa loompa underneath! Oh yes I have done that before!
-8. So start spraying about 4-6 inches away from your skin, i start on my hands giving a slight spray and ensure that fingers are bent. Then methodically spray yourself all over, ensuring that you cover everywhere. don;t over spray it tho or you will end up with drips.
-9. I tend to start the tanning a few days before I need it, that way you can build it up gradually and not over do it.
-10. So once you have sprayed everywhere you want to tan, wait 5 mins or so, before re-dressing. There is no need to blend or buff or anything which is the beauty of this particular product.
-11. ideally you want to do this before you go to bed, so that it can develop while you are sleeping. Then shower in the morning and go over any areas that you may have missed or an all over reapply to develop the colour.
i have to say it did take me a few applications to get the perfect finish, but it is well worth it and saves a fortune on tanning booths not to mention the saving on your skin in the future.
Self tanning spray with extract of natural apricot / Ambre Solaire no-streaks bronzer self tanning spray works at any angle so you can get to those hard to reach places, like the backs of your legs / With its ultra-fine spray, it is easy to apply, without the risk of streaks /