BEAUTY | Getting My Tan On


Well, kinda getting my tan on. I don't mind being a pale girl but I did want something to give me a bit of colour just to take the edge off! I picked up the No7 Perfectly Bronzed Quick Dry Tinted Lotion in Light/Medium as a last minute thing when I was going bare-legged for a night out and for an emergency buy it's pretty good. It comes out the pump brown but applies clear, you won't see a tan develop until a couple of hours after. Tanning is a bit of a faff for me because of all the exfoliating, moisturising, applying and waiting around but I found this dried super quickly and I was able to get dressed 10 minutes after application. It does have a scent but it's not that totally obvious biscuit smell it's very subtle. As you can see in my fail of a photo the tan isn't very deep but like I said, that's not what I wanted. If you look at previous outfit posts (like here) you'll see how pale I am so you can see a slight difference that just makes me look a little healthier! But if you apply two or three days in a row then obviously the tan will be darker. I found it lasted about three days before it started coming off and I looked like I had some kind of skin disease but I apply 2-3 times a week and it stays put goooood. 

And then just to maintain it I've been using the Nivea Rich and Nourishing Body Moisturiser which is my all time favourite. Seriously, nothing hydrates my skin like it and whilst it does take a little longer than others to sink in the extra couple of minutes are totally worth it because it lasts for days, even when I shower between applications. The almond oil leaves a slight sheen on the skin which looks so lovely with a bit of a tan and just helps it to last longer. 

What's your favourite tanning product?


Josie x
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11 comments:

  1. I've never used tanning product due to the very strong sunlight in Bangkok, Thailand. However, I'm sure you'll def look good with tan skin! xx

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  2. I'll give that No7 a go if I see it here. I'm already dark, but somedays, I feel like going darker:D I've tried something from Estee Lauder before, and it was ok.

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  3. This actually looks really good! I'm super pale too, but I can't be bothered with all the faff of fake tan and mine has never turned out well at all aha. xxx

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  4. This gives a really healthy glow! I like the sound of Nivea Nourishing Body Moisturiser too, they sound like a great combination for us pale yet interesting gals ;-)

    Sophie xo

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  5. This looks great, really natural and healthy :) I used the Dove gradual tanner last year and it was pretty good, the Palmer's one made me look orange though haha xx

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  6. I really love carribean tan products they really have such a nice range and the smell isn't so bad.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

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  7. Ahhh fake tan. I have a love hate relationship with fake tanning products haha, I used to fake tan all the time a few years ago when I went out most weekends, with various products like St Tropez, Fake Bake and St Moritz. I tried everything!! I started embracing the pale a couple of years ago, but bought a St Tropez Gradual Tan for when I needed to bare my legs. I recently picked up a small tube of the St Tropez Instant Tan, as I've got a friend's birthday night out coming up. I've not tried it yet but I'll let you know how I get on haha. The No 7 sounds lovely, I just don't have the motivation to reapply so often to keep it looking bad. I'm with you on Nivea body lotion though - ever since I discovered the in shower one I've not looked back! It's amazing :) xxx

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  8. This looks fab, can definitely see the difference! I used to use the Dove gradual tan moisturiser which I loved but the smell seems to have got so much worse recently, will definitely have to look out for this one :-)x x

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  9. I'm super pale too and like to occasionally be to be a bit more tanned! I've used a few but at the moment I'm using Loreal Sublime tanning lotion which sounds similar to the one you used. I also use that Nivea moisturiser! x

    LovefromLouLou.com

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  10. When I get paid, I'm buying this combo because I trust your judgement! I never trust non-pale girls who give fake tan recs. ;)

    Tara x

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  11. Just had to come back to this post and tell you the St Tropez instant one was amazing!! I applied it with a mitt and it was totally dry within minutes, and gave a nice natural looking glow :) washed off easily the next day too! Will definitely be using for future outings in need of a tan :) xxx

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