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