If you know me then you’ll know fake tan is kindaaaaa my thing… I’d like to consider myself an expert now. If you wanna here about my relationship with fake tan over the years give >this< post a cheeky lil’ read first.
I’ve recently discovered this little gem of a self tanner and I am in lurrrve with this product! Initially I was a little sceptical due to its cheap price (£4.99!!) but after using this tanner it’s safe to say I wont be going back to any of my other (much loved) brands such as Bondi Sands or St.Tropez any time soon. I alwaysssssss use a mouse, I just find it so much easier (and safer) to apply in order to avoid streaks and patches… I can tell you from experience that this is not a good look. The mouse glidessss onto your skin and surprisingly (again, due to price) smells really nice. It dries suuuuuper quick and in comparison to the Bondi Sands tan is a hell of a lot cleaner (gals if you’ve used this tan then I’m sure you’ll understand the struggle of having white bedsheets).
BEFORE APPLYING > AFTER DEVELOPING FOR 8 HOURS > FINAL TAN RESULT
I love the natural bronzed colour it leaves you with (defo not the horrifying(!!) mahogany colour you’re left with after it’s finished developing lol). BUT my fave thing about this tan is that it is soooooooo easy to exfoliate off. I find that a lot of tans really cling to your skin and can leave you with that classic tiger bread look, but you don’t get that with this tan which is one of the reasons it’s my new fave.
Gals, if you’re looking for a great tan at an even greater price then I’d give this lil’ Superdrug gem a try.
Over the last few months I’ve discovered a real love for pinky-toned eyeshadows, I’m constantly on the look out for more and I when I spotted this lil’ beauty I couldn’t resist not adding it to the collection…
This eyeshadow consists of everything you could ever dream an eyeshadow to be(!!) First of all, its weird cream/powder hybrid texture means that it’s suuuuuuuuper quick and easy to apply – which is great if (like me) you’re in a rush to get ready most mornings but wanna make it look like you’ve at least made a lil’ bit of effort with your makeup. The powder aspect of it means that it’s megaaaaaaaa long lasting and doesn’t smudge or melt off ya eyes during the day like a lot of eyeshadows do.
Last but certainly not least…The most important factor when picking an eyeshadow – The glitter factor. This is by far my fave thing about this collection of (and all) eyeshadows, they’re all ultra glittery pigments meaning that your eyes can sparkle to your hearts content… What more could a girl want?
So the other day Mum and I were strollin’ through TK Max when I stumbled upon this beauty… A dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette… For £6.99…That’s right, you heard me… £6.99!!!! I’ve been eyeing up the Naked 3 for soooooo long now and even more so recently as I’m (heartbreakingly) coming to the end of my Naked 2. Admittedly, I’ve been avoiding making the purchase due to not wanting to part with the cash for it but when I saw this I couldn’t walk away from it, it seemed too much a perfect opportunity to leave behind. It is by Bella Pierre Cosmetics and is the XII Go Natural Palette.
Although there is an obvious lack of pinky tones in comparison to the Naked 3, you cannot argue there isn’t a strong resemblance between the colour palette. This palette is a touch darker and slightly more golden than the Naked 3, but for £6.99 beggars can’t be choosers eh? Unlike the Naked palettes where each shade is strongly pigmented, the first few shades aren’t so. This could be down to the fact that they’re matte shades and perhaps need more building because O-M-G(!!!!) the rest of the glittery shades are STUNNING. The pigmenting in them is a solid 10/10 and the colours are beautiful! I wore a combination of the colours yesterday for V-Day and they stayed on all day which is awesomeeeeeee. I 10/10 recommend you this palette, it’s brill and if you’ve been eyeing up the Naked 3 like me but not willing to pay up, defo look into getting one of these bad boys.
When it comes to looking after my skin the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has been my number one since day one. I remember Mum introducing it to me back in high school when the dreaded spots started to kick in and its been my holy grail of skin care ever since.
I got a Liz Earle gift set for christmas and have been absolutely loving my skin care routine at the moment so I thought I would share it with you…
Firstly, I use my Cleanse & Polish to free my face from all my makeup and any gerneal yucky-ness that I may of picked up on my face throughout the day. What I love about this cleanser is that it really does take off every last bit of your makeup, waterproof mascara? Not a problem! Stubborn liquid lipsticks? You guessed it… Not a problem! After I’ve massaged it into my face I take my muslin cloth and wipe (polish) all of the cleanser away and am left with refreshed, clean and glowing skin.
If I’m feeling fancy and have some spare time in the evening I’ll then apply the Intense Nourishing Treatment Mask. You leave this on for around 10-15 minutes and then wipe off with your muslin cloth. As I’ve got quite dry skin I always feel as though my face feels so much healthier and softer after I’ve used this, I love it.
Last but not least, the Instant Boost Skin Tonic. This is my ultimate favourite part of my skin care routine purely because it smells soooooooo nice. You just pour a little bit onto a cotton pad and wipe over your face to give yourself that “radiant looking skin” as promised on the bottle.
Unfortunately for me I am a member of the “Moon Tan Clan” and while some people are able to rock their pale skin I don’t feel like I am one of those so I turn to my trusty friend fake tan.
My relationship with fake tan however hasn’t always been a steady one, starting off back in year 10 when Mum said she would try out some fake tan on my face and let me go to school all orange and blotchy it’s safe to say I didn’t get off to the best start. Three years later however I feel like I have had a lot more positive experiences with fake tan and can finally say I have found some brilliant products that definitely don’t turn you into a tangerine! Again, thanks for that mum.
The Rimmel ‘Sun Shimmer Instant Tan’ is my go to product if I’m in a rush and need to do some last minute tanning. I go for the ‘Medium Matte’ shade as it gives off the perfect, subtle sun-kissed look. The one thing I don’t like about this tan is that it can be quite hard to apply, once its on the skin you have to blend it straight away otherwise it leaves a patch where it has been sitting on your skin for too long. The upside to this however being that you can go about your day without the fear of it rubbing off like some other instant tans do.
My latest discovery and new favourite fake tan is the Bondi Sands ‘Self Tanning Foam’ in the light/medium shade. I first heard of it on Instagram, so many people were raving about this “Australian tan” that I couldn’t resist trying it out for myself. Not only is this foam ridiculously easy to apply it actually smells nice too! On the bottle it is advertised as “Salon quality formula” with a “coconut scent” and let me tell you it is precisely that and priced at £14.95 you really can’t go wrong! if you’re going for a pricier and well known tan I would recommend St.Tropez!