Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beauty Review Fail :: Dove Summer Glow

I have always been pale (with lots of freckles). I embraced it, and preferred to be pale than tanned.

Recently I decided I might try to give the more tanned look a try. I used Sugar Baby Radiance Bronze Cream, but it's just too hard to apply everyday, and gets all over my clothes etc.

I decided to go with a gradual tanner. I love Dove products, and chose their 'Summer Glow' moisturising gradual tanner.


After 10 days of using it every day the verdict is this product does not work.

I'm really disappointed. I love Dove products, and I looked up a few reviews which said they noticed a huge change in colour within 2 days. Not me. There's not even the slightest hint of change.

Another problem is how hard it is to get it out of the bottle. I have to use both hands to squeeze out product, even when I first used it.

Value/Quality: This cost me $9 NZD at the supermarket. It's quite a big bottle, but I don't think it would last much more than a month using it everyday.
Packaging: Simple, clean, smooth packaging as Dove always is. Not amazing, but nice.
Results: I have no change in colour, it moisturises well though.

Overall:



Maybe gradual tans don't work on me. As I said, other people have found this gradual tanner effective, so you may too. If anyone has had a good experience with this product, or another gradual tanner please let me know.

Otherwise a light coverage fake tan that's easy to use/hassle free?

On another note, today at work I'm wearing false eyelashes for the first time. They're the NYX ones I bought in Hawaii with the sparkly strip. There are some nice looking ones at a pharmacy I want to try. Not sure of the brand, but they look very full and natural and are only $12 NZD! I may need to try these at some point.

5 comments:

  1. Bummer it didn't work for you! The best one I have used is Jergens Natual Glow. I have golden tones in my skin though, so I'm not sure how it would work for you. It didn't streak or make me orange though, and I always get a ton of compliments when I use it:-) xoxo

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  2. @Bon Bon Thanks! I will have to have a look at that one. I'm very pale, but I thought I would have noticed at least a slight difference!

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  3. as a fellow pale-beyond-belief blogger, i can appreciate this post! i will def not use it :) <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  4. I used something similar to that last year and I found it was only the shimmers that made me "tanner" but it didn't work either.

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  5. It's good to know I'm not the only one! Was beginning to think with all those 'great' reviews it was getting that there was something wrong with me! haha

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