I really had mixed thoughts about this product because the first day I used it I didn't think it was working at all. Three hours after application I was a little toasty but it was barely noticeable. Little did I know the real results wouldn't show up until the morning!
If you look closely you can see the line around my ankle where I didn't really use the towelette and a bit of stripe on the side of my leg. It wasn't horrible and the color was actually really natural looking like I had just spent a day in the sun. I think my thighs turned out the best they were very even in color and had no streaks. For my calves they weren't too bad either except for the stripe and obvious ankle lines. I was afraid to put it on the skin around my ankles because I didn't want it to turn out too dark so I avoided that area but apparently not all that carefully lol
As for the product itself it smells nice not like other self tanners I've used and while the scent does change after having it on for a few hours it is not unbearable. They say one towelette is good enough for you whole body but I think you will get more even coverage by using two. One for you legs and another for you upper body. On the second time around I did also use this on my arms and they turned out really subtle I think because I had already used the towelette all over my legs and there wasn't much product left on it by the time I go to them.
My advice is to use these in sections say your doing your legs start with your thighs and do the tops for each leg and then move onto the back, I found doing it that way ensures you have the same amount of product going in those areas so you get even coverage. Also it is important to use this in a circular motion and not in swipes. Trust me you will have better results that way.
Now before I used these I did exfoliate and moisturize on both occasions and I think that really helped. I should have paid more attention to my feet tho for sure. I didn't use anything fancy I just mixed some white sugar with some massage oil I have and used it in the shower all over my legs and arms.
I have been thinking about repurchasing this product but I don't know that I actually will because it is quite a process to make sure this turns out good. I think now that I know what I did wrong in my first application I would also have a better chance of getting it right on the first try. If you are really pale like me you might want to let wait until the next day to judge your results because for me the full color was really not showing up after 3 hours and it got much darker by the morning.
These retail for $14.99 for a pack of 8 towelettes and can be purchased from Birchbox right now I'm not sure were else you could get them from. Overall I don't think they are a bad product but they sure do take a lot of patience to make sure you get good coverage. I think if I do end up using these again I will wait longer between applications so I don't turn out quite so dark.
What do you think of my Comodynes Fake Tan, does it look natural or like an oopma loompa?