In 2012, the tanning game as we knew it was taken up a notch (or five!) when two Aussie blokes took a massive risk that paid off…big time.
Bondi Sands, the now number one selling range across Australia and New Zealand, has garnered an army of well-known fans from the likes of Kylie Jenner, Charlotte Crosby and Tammy Hembrow to the trusted beauty editors of New Zealand’s leading magazines.
BD was lucky to chat with Shani Grimmond, an Australian icon (with over three million followers across her platforms!) and the latest ambassador to join the Bondi Sands family…
(Pictured: @shanigrimmond with her favourite GLO product)
Can you tell us about the new GLO range?
It’s actually my favourite one-day tanning product, it's perfect to make your existing tan darker, plus you can apply to the face and the body. The GLO One Day Tan in Matte is my favourite for a dark tan and the GLO One Day Tan in Gloss is my favourite for over the body.
What do you love most about these products?
The fact that they dry so quickly and are water resistant! That means it’s perfect for last minute colour and it won't rub off or transfer on your clothes.
Why did you originally decide to partner with Bondi Sands?
I only work with brands that I genuinely love and use on a regular basis. I was already using the tanning foam on a weekly basis so it only made sense to team up with them. The team is so amazing.
Which of the Bondi Sands range is your favourite product?
Either the Express Tan or the GLO One Day Tan in Matte. They are just so quick and effective.
What’s a typical day like, for you?
I usually head out for breakfast with one of my friends, then I get straight into work. I love creating new videos and experimenting with new beauty products. I also love taking Instagram photos, so that takes up a lot of my time as well.
How do you deal with online hate and what advice do you have for young females who are being bullied online?
I've just learnt to accept that if people don't know you personally, you shouldn't let it get to you. I know it can be hard but you should try and focus on the positives only and the people that bring you up.
What advice do you have for young girls who want to become YouTubers?
Just go for it, don’t wait until you're "ready" because to be honest, no one really feels ready to talk to a camera on your own and put yourself out there in front of hundreds of people! It's super fun!
What’s next for you?
Something VERY special. You will have to wait and see!