Natural bronze in a bottle? Bronz Natural din comert?

A sudden urge to get darker skin hits most of us and I don’t know what happens or how it happens but I do know it starts somewhere around May, April. I think it’s a strange phenomenon because I don’t care about it the rest of the year, only when summer is close. The bad thing is that my skin is really white and even though I spend three months on holiday, frequenting the beach almost daily, I never get to have the bronze I want. Perhaps last year I was close but that’s because I was always on the beach. Some people are lucky enough to get it in a week or so, but what should the rest of us, the white walkers do?

O dorinta brusca de a avea pielea mai inchisa parca ne loveste pe majoritatea dintre noi. Nu stiu de ce si cum se intampla dar stiu ca primele semne apar undeva in jur de mai, aprilie. E un fenomen ciudat pentru ca in restul anului nu ma preocupa deloc acest gand, doar atunci cand se apropie vara. Problema este ca eu am pielea foarte alba si desi petrec anual cate trei luni la mare, frecventand plaja aproape in fiecare zi, niciodata nu reusesc sa ajung la culoarea dorita. Am impresia, daca nu ma insel, ca anul trecut eram undeva pe aproape, insa asta pentru ca am stat numai pe plaja. Alte persoane sunt destul de norocoase si ajung la bronzul dorit intr-o saptamana doua, ba chiar si mai putin in unele cazuri, dar cu noi restul, cum ramane?


Cosmetic industry would be the answer, but with so many products out there, how many do you have to try until you find the right one? Over the past few years I got to experiment from the cheapest to the most expensive ones, each time leaving me disappointed. If the colour was good, it was ruining the clothes, if it wasn’t ruining the clothes leaving stains, it had a horrible spotted orange effect on my skin. This year I said that I won’t try anything new, I will stay the same on the beach, leaving me no choice but to be happy with what I would eventually get.

Industria cosmeticala ar fi raspunsul logic, insa cu atatea produse disponibile pe piata, cam cate ar trebui sa incerci pana il gasesti pe cel potrivit? De-a lungul anilor am ajuns sa experimentez de la cele mai ieftine la cele mai scumpe si asta doar ca sa raman la fel de dezamagita de fiecare data. Daca spre exemplu culoarea era buna si placuta estetic, pata hainele iar daca nu pata hainele imi facea pielea de culoarea portocalei. Am decis ca anul acesta nu am sa mai incerc deloc, am sa stau la plaja si am sa ma multumesc cu rezultatul final.


Of course, I couldn’t resist and I bought one more. I have to specify that I wasn’t looking for an actual bronzer but for something more like an enhancer. I don’t know if I read about this or I just saw an add on Instagram for a much more expensive one, but the idea sounded pretty interesting so of course I had to give it a try.

Dar bineinteles ca nu am putut sa rezist si am mai facut o ultima incercare. Ar trebui totusi sa va spun ca nu eram in cautarea unui bronzer neaparat, imi doream ceva care sa poata amplifica bronzul existent. Nu mai tin minte daca am citit despre asta undeva sau am vazut reclama pe Instagram la un produs similar la super pret, dar cert este ca suna foarte interesant si bineinteles ca am decis sa incerc si eu.

L’oreal Sublime Bronze was the answer all this time and believe it or not it’s actually affordable. You can find it anywhere, online or in drugstores. It is indeed a self-tanning lotion but it specifies on the back that works best if you already have a natural bronze. This face and body silky lotion hydrates the skin leaving it soft and glowing and it must be applied daily until you achieve the desired colour. After that, all you have to do is apply it 2 or 3 times a week to maintain it. What is very important is that you have to distribute it evenly on your skin, avoiding the eyebrows and the hairline, and make sure there is no surplus left, make sure that the skin absorbed everything before you finish. (wash you hands properly as well)

In tot acest timp, raspunsul era L’oreal Sublime Bronze, un produs accesibil ce poate fi gasit cam peste tot, aparent. Este intr-adevar o lotiune auto-bronzanta dar din indicatii reiese ca functioneaza cel mai bine atunci cand ai deja putin bronz natural. Aceasta lotiune de fata si corp nu numai ca bronzeaza pielea, insa o si hidrateaza oferind o senzatie de catifelare pe termen lung. Trebuie aplicata in fiecare zi pana ajungi la culoarea dorita iar apoi pentru intretinere undeva la doua, trei aplicari sapatamanale, dupa caz. Este foarte important de mentionat ca trebuie intinsa foarte bine pe piele, evitand zona sprancenelor si radacinile parului si bineinteles, sa va asigurati ca niciodata sa nu raman vreun surplus. ( spalat pe maini dupa fiecare aplicare )

They say the bronze appears in 2 hours after application but it wasn’t my case, which is why turned out to be a hilarious story. I applied it between 5 and 6 pm, went to bed at 11 with still no visible difference and I woke up at 7 with a dark, literally glowing skin. I honestly don’t think that there would be a big difference if I wasn’t going to the beach because my legs tan pretty slow and I was still close to plain white when I tried the L’oreal Lotion. I apply it 2 times a week to maintain the colour as it says on the back and it works. The price, as I forgot to mention is 30 Nis here (8 usd) but it’s totally worth it.

Scrie ca bronzul apare la doua ore dupa aplicare dar bineinteles ca nu a fost si cazul meu. M-am dat cu ea pe la 6 seara, m-am bagat in pat pe la 11 fara sa vad vreo diferenta si m-am trezit la 7 dimineata ca dupa o sedinta la solar. Pielea bronzata sau nu, chiar nu cred ca ar fi o diferenta asa de mare si spun asta pentru ca ma bronzez foarte greu pe picioare iar la prima aplicare nu eram departe de a fi la fel de alba ca varul. (sau cel putin asa vedeam eu lucrurile ) Intretinerea intr-adevar necesita 2 aplicari saptamanale cum scrie pe flacon iar pentru cat de usor este de folosit, chiar isi merita pretul. ( in Romania este intre 30 si 50 de lei )


L’oreal has a couple more different Sublime Bronze products but I haven’t tried them yet, only this one. What I can say is that I might go ahead and try the elixir as well, I’m curious to see what that can do if this is already really good. If I do, don’t worry, I will post about it.

L’oreal-ul are mai multe produse diferite din gama Sublime Bronze dar nu am apucat sa il incerc decat pe acesta. As putea spune in schimb ca as fi tentata sa incerc elixirul. Chiar sunt curioasa ce ar putea face cand deja sunt super multumita de asta. Daca ajunge pe mainile mele, fara griji, aflati si voi 🙂

What is your favourite self-tanning lotion? Have you tried this one already? Let me know in the comments down below. 🙂

Care este lotiunea ta auto-bronzanta preferata? Ai incercat deja produsul asta? Imi poti spune in comentarii 🙂

Love,

J.A.