Thursday, 27 June 2013

Palmers Cocoa Butter gradual tan


After reading a load of fabulous reviews on this product i decided to pick it up. I read over many blogs that it gives you "a nice subtle glow" so couldn't wait to have this for summer.

May i just start by saying this is the fastest gradual tan around and not at all subtle. I rubbed a small amount all over my body before i went to bed to test whether any of it would rub off on the sheets. None rubbed off on my sheets but i woke up orange. Partly my fault as i completely dismissed the "wash your hands after use" sign on the back of the tube, I figured "hey, this is gradual tan! How much harm can not washing it off my hands instantly?". So. Much. My hands were left a patchy dirty orange colour.

When i used the product on my legs it wasn't particularly streaky but a lot of the product got stuck in my pores which made it extremely obvious i was wearing fake tan. It made my legs so orange that you could even see the orange through my black opaque tights... delightful.

However, it was a completely different story when i used it on my upper body. I was left with a subtle golden glow, absolutely no streaks and no product sinking into my pores.

Overall, i'd avoid using this product on legs and i deeply recommend you wash your hands thoroughly after use. This is a great product to use on your upper body as it leaves a really natural tan whilst moisturising at the same time. The product smells a bit like nutella which i quite like but a few of my friends weren't a fan of the smell. Buy for £5.35 (here).
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  1. What a shame it didn't work all over for you! I swear by this tan as it's the only one that doesn't make me orange :) xx

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    1. Lucky you! I really wanted to like it :(

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  2. I'm really not a fan of the smell but other than that, I think this is the best gradual tanner I've tried xxx

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    1. I saw a lot of people mention that online but i really liked the smell!

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  3. I use the natural version. No need for me to tan as I tan easily

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    1. England has NO sunshine so although i tan easily it not possible for me to get a tan :(

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  4. Ohhh it's bad that it doesn't work well on legs as on the upper part ofthe body!
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  5. What a hilarious review! I always find that 'fake' tans make me orange but then again I've never tried them on my upper body.... great tip!
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    1. Haha, thanks Caroline! Orange fake tans are the worst, i'm just confused at how they can call this a "gradual" tan!

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  6. I need to use something like this because I'm pretty pasty naturally.... but mostly my legs are what need it. Hope you try more!

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    1. I'm going to be reviewing an awesome tan next week!

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  7. Hi dear...really interesting product, tomorrow I'll be at the sea side and this is can be perfectly suitable for me...
    I love your blog...what do you think to follow each other? I'll wait for you on my blog
    happy week end
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    1. Hope it works well for you! Tell me how you get on with it!

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  8. I used it once an it made me a tad to orange for my liking , love the honest review.

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    1. As my blogs relatively new i've only been reviewing the products i LOVE so i was worried people would think i just say "this is the most amazing product ever!" for every product, glad you agree with me!

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  9. eep, this doesn't sound too good at all. I don't think orange is the least bit flattering!


    Melissa
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    1. Me neither! As i said in my review, it looks great on my upper body :)


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  10. What an odd difference between the legs and upper body. I have no idea what I would use for self tanner. I thought about Jergens Natural Glow, but I heard mixed reviews on that too.
    xoxo Aimee
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    1. I was surprised how bad it was on the legs!


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  11. Amazing post Dear! ♥

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  12. Palmer's product is an answered prayer. their moisturizing ingredients is so awesome, I can't ask for more.
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    Riza of Pour L'instant

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  13. I had no idea Palmer's did a gradual tan! I've tried the normal cocoa butters before and absolutely love them, so I'd definitely like to try this. Good insightful review! :)

    Emily x

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  14. Thanks for the review and good to know! Hope you didn't have to go in public for a few days!

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    1. I wore tights and just about got away with it hahaha!

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  15. Sounds amazing - I've always wanted to try Palmers!

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    1. I only tried them recently too! Tell me how you get on if you try any of their products!

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  16. i do hate the smell of this product and if you use it two days in a row it does go on your bedsheets buuuut it does give a lovely tan if you exfoliate and moisturise before you use it i think! shame you didn't like it though.

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    1. It does go all over the sheets, such a pain!

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  17. stories like this are why im scared of fake tanners!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    1. Haha! Oh no, i hope i haven't scared you off all- just beware of this!

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  18. amamzing product

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  19. Have you tried the Sephora moisturizing body lotion? Bought it a couple of weeks ago and it's actually really good :) AND it doesn't make you orange at all!

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    1. We don't have sephora over here in the uk but i'm going to NY this summer so will pick it up then- thanks for letting me know about it!

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  20. Your blog is lovely!

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  21. I’ve wanted to try this for a good while now after reading about it in a magazine. It sounds brilliant. I’m just have to give in and get it aren’t I? Haha. Love the blog xxx

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