Blast From The Past: L’Oreal Paris Nutrisummer, My First Gradual Tanner

By Lynnie | April 7 2010 | 12 Comments

Following on from yesterday’s chat about cosmetics past their POA, I have a little confession to make.

Unless we’re talking about moist eye make-up products like mascara or skincare with super potent active ingredients, I’m one of the sniff it ‘n’ see brigade.

So when I happened across an old neglected tube of L’Oréal Paris Nutrisummer gradual tan, €9.99, during a bathroom tidy up recently, I did what any responsible (ehem) would do. I squirted a bit out to make sure it hadn’t seperated or changed colour or consistency or gone wicked stinky or anything… and then I slathered myself in the stuff.

Never let it be said that I don’t live dangerously.

Happily, my reckless behaviour was rewarded with exactly the kind of results Nutrisummer gave me when it was my branty new for my first tentative foray into gradual tanning: an even, golden brown tan that developed in mere hours and was noticeable from first application. It doesn’t stink and wears off evenly, and I can’t for the life of me remember why I stopped using it.

Think I’ll invest in a new tube. When this one runs out, like…

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12 Replies to "Blast From The Past: L’Oreal Paris Nutrisummer, My First Gradual Tanner"

  • baby in a corner says:

    i liked the results of this but the smell used to give me a headache!

  • Aoife says:

    That was so brave of you!! :) I was cleaning out my press after being away for 6 months and filled a black sack of stuff due to smell / look! (That’s not to say they were only there 6 months by the way!!!) Who knew St. Tropez goes a greeny colour after…a good while!! Needless to say I didn’t take a chance and put it on!!

    I think my next venture in fake tan (they usually don’t work very well on me) is St. Tropez Wash off. See how it goes! That or the L’oreal Sublime spray!

  • Deirdre says:

    Yes, I got a lovely colour from this but the smell made me gag. But I still used it all the time!

  • Sandra Neto says:

    Hi there…

    Yes I too don’t through away skincare and alikes if they aren’t rotten!!! And surprinsingly I do think that some stuff works better when they passed their time. And that isn’t the first time that happens to me. I am crazy? :)

  • Lynnie says:

    I actually don’t find the smell offensive at all, a bit artificial maybe, but then anything other than that fake tan soggy biscuit stench is pretty much a-ok with me ;)

    Sandra – I was just thinking that this morning! I have a tube of Lancôme Virtuôse mascara that I found far too water-y when I bought it originally, but now that it’s been open for about 2 months and dried up slightly it’s actually perfect!

  • sweetie1 says:

    This is my favourite gradual tanner!! It’s one I usually stock up on when on special – the last few bottles just cost me a fiver each. It wears off really well (hate Dove for wearing off patchy) and goes on lovely. Prefer it to St Tropez everyday – also hate their pump bottle.

  • makeupdolly says:

    Anybody tried the tan organic offering yet?

  • kerry says:

    ooh i might try this, i havent been that impressed with my dove summer glow(?) one, it does indeed go patchy if your not careful. do you use this on your face, too?

  • Deirdre says:

    I’ve used this on my face and it’s fine, just be careful with application. Lynnie – I think my issue with fake tan smell is that my skin seems to react and make it extra stinky – I have yet to find one that doesn’t make soggy biscuit whiff on me, sigh.

  • gloss says:

    Fake Bake tan definitely has to be used up within a few months of opening as it has organic ingredients so it all turns green. However, I find I use it up over 8 weeks during the summer. It’s a problem if you open it at the start of winter and then don’t use it very often.

  • Aoife says:

    I really love this product and have found it great, especially as I’m fair skin I need to be careful. However, I’m finding it really difficult in picking up a new bottle of it, I’ve bought it in various pharmacies but nowhere to be seen at the moment, heading to Italy in 2 weeks and really want to start building up a bit of a colour! Any suggestions welcome. Living in Dundrum direction so anywhere that side. Thanks

  • Lisa says:

    i to love this was just on hols and as we all know the real tan fades very quick so i was topping up with nutri summer, i could not find it any where. then i went to boots and there is a special offer two for 13 euro, boots seem to be the only place that stock it.

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