I’m a self-confessed connoisseur of the faux glow, and have tried pretty much every formulation out there - with varying degrees of success. It is still the safest tan out there for tanning at any time of year, and with New Zealand skin cancer rates constantly on the rise it’s time to pick a formula that works for you rather than baking under what are some pretty damn dangerous rays. It’s also a great way to put a bit of a pep in your step, and I for one always feel a little more body confident when I’m sporting a little golden glow – any time of year.
One of the latest ways to achieve a summertime glow all year round that I’ve been playing with is Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Mist, which came as part of the Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Kit (RRP$55.00). Created and crafted right here in New Zealand, it’s the brainchild of a woman called Kate Walsh, who lives in Auckland with her little family and first came up with the idea of Little Honey back in 2015. The founder of the self tan brand reportedly set out to create a product that not only looked beautiful, but was easy to use, quick drying and had no unpleasant after smell." I saw a gap in the market for a locally made, luxury tanning product and wanted to give consumers a choice to buy an affordable beauty product that is innovative, on trend and the best quality," says Kate.
The formula is 100 per cent paraben and cruelty free, and is green based – so no tandoori tan issues here. The mitt applicator that comes in the kit along with the bronzing spray solution makes it a dream to apply, and I have found that one coat is all it takes for a perfect between-season colour. If you like your tan darker a couple coats might be a better option for you, but it dries so quickly that even a few applications are a breeze.
The company says that one bottle gives you about twelve full body applications, and at $45.00 is way less than the cost of many a premium professional spray tan. Oh and did I mention that Little Honey is enriched with Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B5, so it works hard to keep your skin soft, smooth and healthy. Bonus!
This beauty comes highly recommended and is available right now at Life and Unichem Pharmacies, Smith and Caughey department stores and select boutique stores nationwide. It is also available online at www.littlehoney.co.nz.