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Users of Rimmel (or similar) wash-off fake tan, I have a question for you.

(13 Posts)
iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 13:58:56

I'm currently liking Rimmel tan BUT am worried about wearing it on a day that it might rain.... does it not all wash off and run down your legs? Reason I ask is I was wearing it one hot day, when DD was in paddling pool with cousins and I had a funny mishap with the tap & hose when filling the pool....leaving my legs with big long white streaks and running with brown water. Thankfully the only company was kids and SIL so I could nip inside and fix the matter.....but what if I was out and it started raining heavily???? Anyone had this happen to them?

iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 21:15:12

are my legs a lost cause then? am I doomed to covering them up forever more for fear of rain?

Rubiesandrainbows Tue 26-Jul-11 21:19:30

Sorry yes, the rain will wash off your wash-off fake tan. I think thats why so many of us go for the non-wash off option....

Have you thought about biting the bullet with a gradual proper fake tan like Dove Summer glow? Very good colour, really moisterising, doesnt wash off in the rain! smile

iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 21:22:53

Oh dear. That's what I thought. Tried the Johnsons one at the beginning of the summer and I must be allergic as it made my legs itch like crazy. Tried the Dove one last year and didn't really like it. Hmmmm.....what to do now?

Rubiesandrainbows Tue 26-Jul-11 21:28:12

ive aso tried the johnsons one and hated everything about it - found it a very yellow colour. The only reason I say Dove is because i usually use St tropez gradual tan mouse but money is tight this month so I bought the dove one at a fiver, and the colour is identical to the st tropez....

The st tropez one is really good, but more £££

iWILLdothis Wed 27-Jul-11 07:53:28

is the st tropez one also gradual like the Dove one?
I think the reason I didn't get on with it was I wasn't dilligent enough at applying it every day. A few chilly days and I wouldn't apply it cos legs are covered up...then all of a sudden weather good again and I want to go bare legs but can't because legs too white as I hadn't been using it. I like the immediate effect of Rimmel. humph! I'm just too impatient and lazy! smile

ifancyashandy Wed 27-Jul-11 09:00:43

Piz Buin do one that is both instant and gradual. Best of both!

iWILLdothis Wed 27-Jul-11 11:29:00

that sounds does that work???? I'm intrigued!

Rubiesandrainbows Thu 28-Jul-11 20:24:41

iWILL yes the st tropez one is gradual too, and I know its ahrd habit to get into but, its the rainy/cloudy days you need to be applying on, so on the sunny days you are 'leg ready' and also the sunny days can be the days you can skip = everyones a winner smile

I do like the sound of the piz buin one....gonna check that out when I run out of dove! Does it still run down the legs in the rain tho....?

meltedchocolate Thu 28-Jul-11 22:21:04

I have the St Tropez one and the Dove one and the only difference I can see is that the St T one maybe gets darker a day faster but the colour is identical IMO. You can get the Dove one as cheap as £3 if you hunt around so I keep the St Tropez one if I am going out on short notice and need it slightly quicker (never actually happens though)

lostlady Thu 28-Jul-11 22:26:38

Famous Dave's is by far the best, especially if you are fair skinned. They do a gradual one and a fair skin one, excellent.

iWILLdothis Fri 29-Jul-11 12:24:48

thank you, everyone. I will check these out. Didn't know there were other gradual ones on the market, I only knew about dove and johnsons.

EverythingInMiniature Fri 29-Jul-11 12:30:56

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