Wednesday, 24 July 2013

SUN BELIEVABLE Leighton Denny Tan Review



Hellooo and it eeee my gosh hasn't it been tropical?? England has been transformed into the sort of place you normally have to board a plane and dig your passport out for! And in true 'brits abroad' style my eyes have been continually assaulted by bare bellied chested men, streaky orange legs and  and ravishing red strap marks falling out of maxi dresses... OUCHES!

Mind that said there are some girls (and boys) who can just 'do' summer. The girls that glide around emanating effortlessly beautiful vibes. You know the sort? Gorgeous healthy sunkissed glow,  perfect summer wardrobe and hair that falls into beachy waves??
 Are you that girl? Aaah I want to be you..



Well actually I'm good for the wardrobe and hair but what I really want NEED is that TAN, and true to form we always want what we can't have. 
That Melanin stuff that turns you brown? My parents were seriously lacking in this and what little they did have they saved and gave to my brother (RUDE) so I guess that leaves me in the 'pale is interesting' bracket?

 And yup I'm all for rocking the porcelain but the second the sun is out people can lose their filter of what's acceptable to say to another person and I'm met with gems such as "you need some sun" and "can you not have a few sunbeds"... 

Ummm yeah sure... pass me the tokens... 


Essentially though there are times when I want the 'edge' taken off, plus a tan can hide the multitude of sins I've clearly stored during the winter months!

My fake tan career started aged 14... and they didn't make them then like they do now- no guide colours or mitts, pure blind application with end result being orange tiger stripes... erm one for the archives me thinks! I'm pretty sure I've tried all the false tans out there, I really am.

So when Mr Leighton Denny brought out his Sun Believable range I just had to... would of been rude not to, (HEEEEEEOWGE Leighton fan).

 So today is a review of Tan Me which is the self tanning mousse.

Tan Me comes in two options that I can see, there's the medium which I used and the dark option which gives a deeper intense colour. 

READERS OF A SENSITIVE DISPOSITION MAY WANT TO LOOK AWAY OR VIEW THE NEXT IMAGE WITH SUNNIES ON TO AVOID THE GLARE OF THE PALE.

My goodness they are white aren't they? Scary crazy white!
Tan Me comes complete with application mitt and it's not your usually flimsy sponge affair, this is like a felty, velvety material that seems to buff and blend the product in perfectly.

Can you tell which leg has had the Tan Me treatment???


Above picture is with flash and below is without.

It was 1am when the pictures were taken, I totally procrastinate until the last minute and then have the 'urgh need to do a tan' feeling just as I'm dragging myself up to bed!

Now don't be shy to apply... it develops one colour so providing you cover everywhere you can't go wrong. TOP TIP :) Bend elbows and knees when tanning these areas, ensures no whitey bits or colour accumulation.



So it dried quickly, I waited 10 minutes before putting on my jarmies as I'm bit obsessive about smudging or leaving marks. It was actually touch dry after a couple of minutes. 

I woke up the next day feeling rather gorgeous, like I'd "just been sat in the garden", I wasn't what you would called bronzed but I was certainly sun kissed and glowy... and evenly so. 
No streaks, stripes or patches and even my hands didn't resemble orange monster claws (it has been known)

I could not get a photo that did the tan justice and I'm owing that to the heat wave and constant sunny funshine messing with my iphone camera posh camera photography.

It faded lovely too and the 'after' photo was taken 4 days after application.

A before example.... and the 'after' which was actually 4 days later after fading

I'd definitely recommend TAN ME in Medium for fairer skinned girlies such as me. For those who want a 'just been on holiday to Maldives' sort of colour then definitely opt for the Dark.

I've just started using the SUN KISS ME which is a gradual tan and so far so happy...

So what do we think? Are you a fan of the tan? Real or fakey?

As always I love reading and replying to all your comments.

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Love K 

xxxxxx

Ps... Pictures 2 and 3 were borrowed from the internet, they aren't mine :)

21 comments:

  1. Wow it sounds and looks amazing... your leg swatches are incredible! I think I need to get me some sun in a bottle, you look totally stunning in the photo's as ever... you babe! xxxxxxxxxx

    Gemma | ˟˟ Miss Makeup Magpie ˟˟

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    1. Incredibly white? LOLZ!
      Oh the cringe Gemma. This tan is perfect for us paley girlys though.
      Xxxxx

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  2. Yeah pleased you like it I got the dark because it was the only shade left lol and I wanted the tan accelerator, can't wait to give it ago know maldives glow bring it on xxxx

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    1. It doesn't smell either, it's seriously amazing Lou xxx

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  3. This looks gorgeous on, love a bit of fake tan... except the white marks behind the knee becasue it's so hot!

    Love the swimsuit in that first picture, but seriosuly whose hair looks like that at the beach haha!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. The humidity does nothing for stayinng lady like... We girls don't sweat, we glow :) xxx

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  4. Looks like a real tan! Definitely need to try this! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    1. It's a lovely natural shade and fades well too :) xx

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  5. That colour transformation is amazing, not reddy at all.
    Have you tried XEN TAN it's cool toned which is great

    http://kewteepye.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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    1. I have indeed, I really like the colour, had a bit of bother removing it though, it didn't fade well on me- I'm so pale it's unforgiving :) xxx

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  6. Wow! I definitely need to buy this after my spending ban ends!
    You tan looks so natural, like you've just been on holiday!
    We pretty much have the same fair skin tone, I refuse to get my legs out in public so I've been attempting to tan in my back garden :')

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peachpowxo

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    1. Haha summer is daunting isn't it!xxc

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  7. It looks really lovely but I'm really scared of fake tanning, I've seen so many bad results on other people, haha :) but this was a great review!

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    1. I've had my fair share of tanning disasters too :) xxx

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  8. Thank you for this very informative blog. You have made sense of this topic by writing unique, original content. It’s easy to read, engaging and smart. Blogs of this caliber are few and far between.

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  9. I feel your pain, Im constantly being told that I look sick or people asking if I feel ok because my skin is whiter than Casper! This tan looks amazing though, I can't believe how natural it looks!
    http://crimesofablonde.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. I know people get well cheeky! :) xxx

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  10. This sounds pretty awesome. Was never really too sure about this one before, as I’d heard of it but was a bit... meh before, but will be grabbing it now you recommended it, definitely going to try it out. x
    Heroine In Heels

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    1. Personally I love it and it works well for me :) xxx

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  11. I really appreciate this blog and I will sure promote this blog to others in my circle.
    Girls night out beauty

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