I mentioned in my buying beauty products online post about my love of Influenster and their VoxBox campaigns where you can test products in exchange for posting a review. I was selected for the Bondi Sands Pure collection VoxBox campaign and was sent the three products in the range to try. Just to disclaim, it’s not part of the campaign that I write a blog post, and I’m not being paid for this, but I did receive the products for free as part of the campaign. That being said, I always review products honestly and I liked this range overall, so I thought I’d share my thoughts.
Infused with hyaluronic acid for long lasting hydration, the key selling point for me was the added vitamins C and E to to nourish skin and protect from pollution, UV rays and blue light, making this the ultimate fake tan for a day in town with the girls or a city break. It is cruelty free, vegan and suitable for sensitive skin so I was really excited to give this a go. For packaging, it’s a water but a squeeze bottle, so not the easiest to get out of the bottle without it going everywhere and as it’s transparent, it’s hard to wipe up. This does lather when it hits the skin but it’s easily controlled – a long way from the green mousse we used in our teenage years. The issue with the transparency is you can’t see how much is going on, or if you miss any parts. I did this while watching TV and ended up with a few streaks. It was a really rich colour, my skin felt soft and it lasted a long while. My skin could breathe too which made it really comfortable to wear. I put this on about 5pm, and it did slightly transfer to my sheets overnight, but it wasn’t too bad. Overall, I liked the colour, how it felt and the ingredients, I think the bottle would benefit from a pump and with practice, the application would probably be much easier.
This is the product I was most excited about. I always found face fake tan tricky to apply and it clogged my skin. This product has all the good stuff of the others above, so I was excited to give this one a go. The pump is tricky to work, I actually thought it was broken and while it looks good, it’s a bit too much frill and a standard spray would’ve been better. Once you get it working, the spray is really fine so it’s easy to get a good, even coverage. A few sprays and then I just ran the mitt over my face to even out. Considering I wash my face more than my body, this lasted almost as long as my body colour so I didn’t re-apply this and just topped up with bronzer. I would quite happily purchase this, if the spray could be fixed.
This was the product I was least excited to try, sleep masks in general just make me switch off. I think because when I was younger I assumed you went to sleep with a full on face mask and had to lie like a mummy all night, even though I know what’s the not the case, they still make me screw up my face. I was a little bit nervous because the face mist was pretty dark, so I thought this would be a stronger colour. Actually, I couldn’t have been more wrong and I liked this more than the mist (mostly because the packaging was easier). It’s just like a moisturiser but is hydrating, and leaves your skin glowing. I have somewhat sensitive skin and it didn’t clog my pores or make me break out. The colour was even and it lasted well.
This was my first experience with Bondi Sands and I’m really impressed with the colour, how nourishing it felt on my skin and the longevity. I like the packaging is fully recyclable and it’s cruelty free, and Vegan. I’m more of a gradual tan within a moisturiser type gal than an all-in tan. I noticed they do a Gradual Tanning Milk which sounds so up my street, It’s in my Wishlist for my next online shopping splurge.