There's no denying that brighter mornings, milder weather and longer days are making me get in the mood for Spring and Summer. I'm wearing more florals and leaving my big winter jackets behind. I wanted a bit of a glow on my skin for wearing short sleeve tops and to disguise my white-blue legs. I've got a few fake tans stashed in my dressing room but I didn't want a harsh, hard to maintain colour, I wanted a gradual tan that wouldn't take up too much of my time and also wouldn't dry out my skin. Palmer's is a skincare brand that I've used for over 10 years so when their gradual tanning moisturiser was on offer in Superdrug and I had high hopes that my Spring wish would be granted.
The first time I used it I was a little slap dash thinking that it would be like most other gradual fake tan lotions and that there wouldn't be much colour pay off until at least the 2nd or 3rd application. Boy, was I wrong. I went from very pale to quite a dark, golden, glow over night. This would have been amazing had I washed my hands properly after applying it and spent a bit longer focusing on getting an even application. I quickly learnt from my lesson and dug out a fake tan mitt. Since then I've been applying this moisturising lotion 2-3 times a week, before bed. The pump packaging keeps the mess to a minimum and means application can be quite quick, no standing about getting chilly!
Fake tans and gradual lotions are well known for their questionable, biscuity smell. Palmer's cocoa butter products have quite a nice scent and even my other half commented that I don't smell too much like a digestive biscuit. In the bottle you can still get the fake tan whiff but on my skin you don't notice it. Another bonus about this lotion is the moisturising power of Palmer's. My skin has been feeling lovely and soft. Overall, it's a good value lotion that's given me a glow, a bit of confidence and lots of lovely compliments. Definitely worth £5.59 and even more the £3.69 whilst on offer.