7 January 2016

Tanning: I NEED all three okay!?


I'd love to be one of those girls that suits being pale, all red lips and winged eyeliner. But I'm not. So this winter weather is a giant pain in the arse, I NEED A TAN ALWAYS OKAY? St Tropez has always been my favourite from the Gradual In Shower Tan to the Darkest Bronzing Spray but the past few months I've gone all courageous and brave and ventured out into other realms of bronzed godessness (that's clearly not a word in the dictionary but whatevs). Here are my fave three self tanners and why I need all of them!


The Everyday One 
St Tropez Gradual Tan Medium/Dark £14.50 - a long time favourite of mine, I also like the in shower tan, however you must be mad if you think I'm going to stand stark naked and wet and wait for three whole minutes in the winter before rinsing it off. I think not. Sooo the ol' trustworthy Gradual Tan is ma fave. I use this for an everyday glow, so during the week if I get time I apply this before bed. I apply this with a tan mitt as I do with every tan as you just do not want streaky/dark hands. It just adds a little colour back into my skin without someone asking 'going out are we?' when I show up to work like a wotsit. It's infused with Aloe Vera so leaves your skin lovely and soft without that fake tan smell!

The Perfect Night Out One
Xen Tan Dark Lotion £29.00 - The clue is in the name, but also in the price. This is not one for everyday use. It's my favourite for events and nights out. Lotion Tans are by far my favourite as I feel that they just go on so much smoother and without effort. It contains Rich Nut Oils so leaves your skin so soft and omg the scent. Described as Cherry and Almonds, it's divine. Tanned and smelling like a cherry bakewell. I put this on either the night before or two nights before I'm going out and the next morning I have a lovely dark tan that is streak free and lasts a good few days before going a bit funny.

The Fast Natural Glow One 
Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse £7.99 - This is new to my tanning collection and at first I wasn't really too impressed as I like my tan dark, and I bought this thinking it would be similar to the likes of the St Tropez Mousse. However now I've given this tan its own little category, it sits nicely in between the two above as what I can only describe as a fast gradual tan. Does that make sense? Some of you may disagree with me as you might like a nice light tan all the time, but if your like me who wants to look like just been in Jamaica for a month when you go out then it doesn't quite rival Xen Tan. I like this one for say a Friday Date Night (specific huh) when I don't want to be looking like I've had a spray tan for quiet drinks in Knutsford, I can imagine liking this for day events in the summer. I follow the instructions and you can leave this on for between 1-3 hours depending on how dark you want it. I leave it three and for me that's just a nice bit of colour, nothing too major. I have yet to leave this one overnight to see if it's gets any darker. It's a nice colour with no orange undertones though!

What are your favourite fake tans?

x

10 comments:

  1. I'm not big into fake tanning but have tried Cocoa Brown in the past which I loved. It looked natural and I really liked that the products didn't have that awful fake tan scent x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yea it's great to find fake tans that don't have the usual smell! x

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  2. I totally relate with you on this. I am naturally super pale + absolutely hate it! I haven't tried the tans you've mentioned before, I usually pick the cheap option and use St. Moriz which does always do the trick. I'd love to give Xen a go!

    - Erin | www.erincharlotte.co.uk ♡

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    1. I have used St.Moriz and it's so good for the price!! I highly recommend Xen Tan though! x

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  3. Ooooh interesting! I love Cocoa Brown but I haven't tried the other two. My favorite is Million Dollar Tan! adaatude.com

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    1. I haven't tried that one yet but I am always curious as to try new ones! Thank you ! x

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  4. i really should tan on a more regular basis. my skin is just insanely pale. xen tan has been my favorite but i always wanted to try st. tropez. will pick it up.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never fake tanned before, although that's because my skintone is more on the medium side but these products sound great. You have a great style of writing too, the humour really comes across :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Aw thank you so much! One of the lucky ones then! These products are great though x

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