Best and Worst Tans of 2018

Over 2018, I wouldn’t be surprised if 75% of my blog posts were tan related, so, it’s only right that I kick off 2019 with yet another tan related post. Right? I went through a lot of tan last year, with Bellamianta, Iconic Bronze, Bondi Sands, and Vita Liberata being the stand out brands. With a price range of €12 to €50, check out which landed in my best and worst tans of 2018.

Best of 2018

Bellamianta Ultra Dark Mousse

I’d go as far as saying this is my favourite tan of 2018. Although it doesn’t turn out ULTRA dark on me, it’s still a gorgeous, dark shade. One thing I can say for sure is that I’ve never had tan wear off like this one. Even compared to other Bellamianta products I’ve tried, the wear off for this one is AMAZING. Tans usually go nasty on me after a few days in the usual places. Hands, feet, underarms, I’m a sweaty Betty at the end of the day so it is what it is! But I tried out the Bellamianta Ultra Dark during the fabulous heatwave we had and I was literally blown away at the wear off. The colour stayed dark for about five days. Usually, depending on the tan, I’d be topping it up or starting again on day three. So it’s safe to say, I’m obsessed! For my review, check out ‘Bellamianta Ultra Dark – The Full Dirty Details’.

Two layers of Bellamianta Dark

Iconic Bronze Dark

Iconic Bronze has been my go-to, constant tan for probably over a year now. I wear tan 24/7, so for any regular kind of day, I prefer using a cheaper tan than Bellamianta, because I’m not rolling in money at the end of the day. For around €12, Iconic Bronze ticks all the boxes. The wear off isn’t the best I’ve ever seen, but it’s definitely not the worst either. It gets a bit dodgy looking around your hands and feet after, probably three days. I’m one of those people that tan regularly so the wear off doesn’t bother me too much. I’d recommend that Extra Dark if you can get your hands on it! For my full review of Iconic Bronze Extra Dark, click here.

Worst of 2018

Bondi Sands Dark Mousse

I actually loved this tan for ages, but the transfer alone means it made it to my worst of 2018. I’m sure Bondi Sands will be devasted when they hear! Once this tan is developing, whatever you touch will be covered in tan. I usually let me tan develop overnight, and every time my PJs are covered in a red-ish brown tint. It’ll destroy your bedcovers, your clothes, and everything you even breath near. But, once it’s rinsed off it’s a fab tan. It’s just not worth the hassle every time!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Lotion

This feels like a throwback and a half as I first started using this in January of 2018, but it had to make the list. Each product works differently for everyone, but for me, it’s a big no. Particularly for €50, it should be AMAZING. It’s just not. You’d be better off buying a cute pair of shoes in Zara than spending €50 on Vita Liberata, to be honest. It took three layers and plenty of patience to be left with a dodgy, scaly tan three days later. For before and after pics, as well as the full review check out ‘Vita Liberata 2-3 Week Tan – Is It Worth €50?

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