Hello bloggers! Thanks for stopping by. Yesterday I posted this video comparing the Salon Bronze tanning system with Sun Love tanning. Both are safe methods of getting a tan. Salon Bronze is available at Sally Beauty Supply for $12.99, and Sun Love is available at sunlove.biz for $49.95. After I posted this video, I got a handful of questions pertaining to things that I either forgot to address or needed to expand on. So I wanted to post this blog to answer some of those questions.
However, before I do that, I would like to address some rather harsh criticism I've been getting for featuring Sun Love in this video. Normally, I don't like to even acknowledge negative comments that are just plain judgemental and mean (they don't come about often, but they do happen)... but in this instance, hopefully without adding fuel to the fire, I will respond. It hurts that loyal subscribers would just assume that I was paid by SunLove to do this video. I DO NOT get paid by companies to make videos! I would never promise a positive review! I have taken the time out of my days to make nearly 300 honest videos and the fact that some of you would just assume that I'm "money hungry"- as I was called- is harsh and inaccurate. Also- according to one YouTuber- SunLove made disrespectful comments on Twitter to someone. I'm not saying whoever received these comments is dishonest, but I will say that I did not see these comments first hand, therefore I am NOT taking that into consideration with my review. I judged the PRODUCT. Perhaps some of you would like me to take other factors into consideration, but all I can truly judge is my experience with the company, and my experience with the product. I can't believe everything I hear on the internet, so therefore I review WHAT I KNOW. If you would like to take other factors into consideration when deciding whether or not to purchase a product I review, be my guest! You are more than welcome to do your own homework on an item and decide for yourself whether it's right for you! I am here to provide you with my best assessment of my experience. That is what I will continue to do, and I will continue to keep it honest. To viewers who consistently watch my videos and provide constructive feedback: THANK YOU. I'll get back to the main purpose of this blog now, and address your questions below.
- Do the tanning products have a strange scent?
*Salon Bronze had a slightly more chemical-ish scent, Sun Love's scent was actually a somewhat fresh, ever-so-slightly sweet scent. Neither one is objectionable in my opinion.
- How long did your tan last with each product?
*My tan lasted about a week to ten days with each product. Staying moisturized and not doing a lot of exfoliating will help the tan last. However you should exfoliate BEFORE using the tanner to get rid of dead skin cells. Keep in mind that the tan on your face will probably not last as long. At least for me, I think my twice a day face-washing causes it to wear off sooner.
- Did these products break you out?
*Neither one of these products broke me out. I was even able to use them both immediately after shaving my legs (a time when I don't even want to use scented lotions because I feel like it burns) but these did not irritate the skin on my legs or my face.
- Can you get replacement cans of compressed air for Sun Love?
*You can purchase replacements of the tanning liquid as well as the compressed air on http://www.sunlove.com/biz
- How long does the compressed air last?
*I have not yet run out of my can of compressed air. I've done probably 7 different applications and I still have compressed air. I haven't heard how many applications it typically lasts for- but if anyone knows, feel free to share.
- Why do people need to be tan?
*They don't! It's a personal preference for some, but if you enjoy your skin just how it is, more power to ya!
- Would this work for pale skin?
*I would recommend the Sun Love for pale skin because one "coat" of it will really give you a natural tan that's not too dark. Doing one coat once a week gives me natural color that's not over the top. The Salon Bronze is more likely to go on uneven- which would be even more visible on pale skin. Sun Love gives a really even application, so that's what I recommend.
- Do either of the tanners look orange?
*I felt that both tanners gave natural color overall. They're actually really similar in terms of the shade, but I think Sun Love is a little more natural. Even after you've washed off the bronzer, you're left with a really nice color that doesn't seem orange. The tan gets deeper with future applications, which I think is really neat, considering it's not a gradual tanner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a wonderful day!