As we are officially in my favourite time of the year; Autumn/Winter, it will become much harder here in the United Kingdom to tan naturally. That being said, I know that there are other options such as fake tanning and sunbeds, however, I am strongly against sunbeds and I could go on and on about how dangerous they are! But that's for another post...

One thing's for sure, with all of these fake tans to choose from, you will be looking radiant and glowing this Autumn/Winter! Whether you go for the slow, gradual options, or the quick and instant options, you will be covered when it comes to tanning. Quite literally.


Before any tanning application, please read my tips on how to get the most out of your tan here!




A bronzing gel which uses the ingredients Caramel and Aloe Vera, this gel was incredibly soft to apply but rather 'runny'. As the texture was very fine, I would advise you to be quick with its application!

I liked the scent of the bronzing gel as it had a clean scent as opposed to a standard 'biscuit' smell, and I found that as it is gradual, it only needed two applications for the colour to develop into the colour that I preferred.

I also love that it is suitable for all skin types, and wasn't sticky when it developed upon my skin!

You can purchase Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel here.




Espa's Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser contains Rosewood and Ylang Ylang which left the moisturiser smelling delightful, and was a dream to apply! The consistency and texture of the moisturiser were just right, and I found it easy to rub in.

I found that the tan left my skin with a radiant, natural, brown colour to it and it took three applications for me to feel satisfied with the colour. It also gained me many compliments!

I also want to mention how chic and slick the packaging of the Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser is too!

You can purchase Espa - Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser here.




As this is a gradual tan, of course, you have to allow for the tan to develop and for any changes to take place. I found that it took up to 5 hours for any colour to come through, and when the tan developed, it turned into a gorgeous, healthy, natural looking glow!

The application of the Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam was a little tricky as I found it hard to gauge where I had actually applied the tan due it's foamy texture.

I enjoyed the colour of Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam, but would advise you to plan ahead and use this tan if you are wanting something that will slowly develop!

You can purchase Bondi Sands - For Men Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam here.



I have made no secret of my love for Madame LALA, and have previously reviewed their Gradual Tan before.

Their Self Tan Mousse is one that has gained me the most compliments out of these tans, and I find the tan to be incredibly natural looking whilst giving off a fresh, healthy and radiant glow!

The application of the Self Tan Mousse was quick and fuss-free which developed instantly with it's first base, and then began to slowly develop deeper over the next couple of hours.

You can purchase Madame LALA - Self Tan Mousse here.




Do you have a favourite fake tan? Have you tried any of these mentioned? If so, which one? Do you have a preference when it comes to the type of tan you use, gel/mousse/foam? Will you be trying any of these out? Let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button!