Wednesday 12 August 2009
My favourite use for it is after you have put on your make up, dab a little bit on your cheekbones for a fabulous glow. I have also used it as a night moisturiser to perk up dull skin, and I think personally it works a treat. When applied it looks a bit like honey... The only think i dislike is its very sticky when applied and i hate the smell!!
Saturday 8 August 2009
The gels have a lovely perfumed smell to them which is alot nicer than the usual plastic smell! I believe these products are great quality and i love the style of the jars - they look pricey looking instead of the usual plastic cheap looking containers. I cant wait to try these products out! It is worth buying good quality products so ensure that your nails look the best and stay strong for longer. I have bought cheap products from China before and they are ok but the gels are cheap and they dont look as good or last long as usual.
Hurricane - Bright coral pink with glitter - my favourite shade!
So firstly, Coral - very messy to apply and difficult to work with. It needed 3 coats to look ok as it looked very streaky with 2 coats. Personally, i would keep this colour for the toes! It looks a bit too orange rather than coral i would of prefered more pinky tones. I'm yet to find the perfect coral nail varnish colour this summer!
secondly, bare - this wasnt as bad to apply compared to coral, but it still needed 2 coats. I was a little disapointed in the colour application when applied on my nails as it streaks slightly and the colour is exactly how lovely it looks in the bottle. Its a lovely nude light peachy pink colour. :)
Friday 7 August 2009
After 3 days:
As you can tell what a difference - theres still another 11 days to go!
What do you think?
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Thursday 6 August 2009
Tuesday 4 August 2009
2. Use a gradual moisturising tanner if your paled skin to look more natural
3. Before you apply self-tanner make sure you’re waxed, shaved and exfoliated, pre-tanning makes the colour last longer.
4. If you use your hands to apply make sure you frequently wash them throughout the application process.
5. Apply two thin layers of self-tanner all over to prevent turning orange or looking unnaturally dark. It is much better to build up the tan gradually than all at once.
6. Exfoliate and Moisturise before applying self-tanner is key. Make sure you concentrate on areas such as the knees and elbows. Blend product in well especially around the hair line.
7. Air Brush tanning means you can contour your body - maximize your cleavage and slim down your legs, arms and stomach to appear thinner looking.
8. Bronze Goddess looks amazing on all skins tones – but not everyone should grab the terracotta. Fair skinned beauties look best in soft taupe and caramel while medium skinned girls should use yellow gold shades. Darker skin tones look best in copper tones.
9. When applying fake tan to the face, don’t slap it on in one layer – instead, start on the apples of the cheeks and hit when the sun would naturally catch your face (same goes when your applying highlights or bronzer powder). Blend in from the cheeks up towards the outer corner of your eyes and blend into your forehead, nose and chin.
10. Give a gorgeous glow to your skin by adding a touch of shimmer to your shoulders and collarbone. You can even add a touch on the tops of your cheek bones for added glamour!
I used the purple latex gloves that came with the tan when applying it (they are alot stronger than the usual white gloves i use that can sometimes split). You need to be quick in applying and rubbing the cream in or it tends to stick to the glove and you get patches and an uneven application. I found that because the product was so dark brown and I had white sheets on my bed I used to put an old towel on top of my sheet to try and prevent stains. However I found that even if the product stained my sheets it easily washed out. I love the colour I go using fake bake the only downside to this product apart from its expensive is im really bad for apply fake tan late at night when im tired and this just takes too long to apply and you need to really rub it in well to avoid going streaky.
The Fake Bake Self –Tanning Lotion:I have also tried in the Fake Bake Collection their body scrub which was excellent and smelt of oranges. However i think with body scrubs even the cheap ones, scrubbing gloves, sand on the beach or DIY scrubs ones are brilliant! I have the Fake Bake Dry Oil Skin Smoothie which is brilliant to apply before the fake bake and i love the colour – however the bottle tends to leak everywhere :( You need to give it a good shake before spraying onto your skin as the oil separates in the bottle.
The most recent out of the Fake Bake collection i have tried is the Fake Bake Instant Self Tanning Spray – Air Brush. Its suppost to give a flawless tan and doesn’t clog the pores. However i find it really difficult to apply – the spray tends to disperse too much of the product and splatters it on so i have to rub it in afterwards. Perhaps its easier to get someone else to spray it on for you? I have only tried this a couple of times maybe i need to give it another go.
The Fake Bake Airbrush Tan is here:
I have seen there is now a Fake Bake Gold – has anyone tried this?
Have you any more tips you’d like to share on how to sleep better?
Over the years i have tried alot of different brands of fake tan, ranging from super expensive to dirt cheap. Some are good, some are OK and others are terrible! I have a huge basket of fake tanning products - you could say i was a little obsessed! I have had some really good experiences of achieving the perfect realistic tan - the best for me being a super spray tan by a celeb spray tanner to all the stars in leeds - called hollywood airbrushing tan at a freshers fayre. I look back at the photos and i look like i have been away on holiday. The tan looks fab and lasted around 10 days too - its the only tan i found not to become patchy after a few days too! The fab thing about spray tans is you can even contour your face and body to appear slimmer and look more toned - guys can even appear to have more muscles and create a perfect 6 pack! Along with the good i have also had some horror stories too!
My first experience of applying fake tan was a complete disaster! I when i was about 13 i was looking through my older sisters fashion magazine - and spotted that it came with a free sample sachet of fake tan. i cant remember the brand but it was an expensive designer beauty brand! So i got excited and thought id give it a go....i slapped the whole sachet on my face and of course my hands not knowing then about gloves, mitts or worrying about lines or turning orange! I left it on over night and well the next morning...it was a case of you've been tangoed! I was orange and whats worse was i had a lovely tide mark around my neck and both hands! I also had orange palms! It wouldnt of been so bad as my school jumper would of hidden the lines on my hands but that particular day i had drama where we had to wear t-shirts! So you can imagine what i looked like! lol I remember the teacher telling me to go and wash off 'all that makeup' thinking it was foundation!
Another time i was getting ready for a big night out with my friends and my friend saw a bottle of spray tan on my floor - i believe it was the peachy smelling garnier ambre solaire one. She said oh ill spray tan you! Anyway the bottle must of been nearly empty as she had only done one side and the bottle had ran out!! We didnt have time to do anything about it and all the shops had shut, so i had to go out with one side tanned, one side pale :(
I remember another time i thought it would be a good idea to apply my fake tan and let it develop whilst i was out. The next day i had marks where my shoes had been.....never tried doing that again!
What are your fake tan horror stories?
Made primarly for babies its going to be very kind to skin. I love it that much i was thinking of buying a smaller size pot to keep in my bag for emergencies! If you havent already tried it i urge you too! It smells of lavender and I have noticed that lavender is one of the ingredients, so I wonder if lavender based products or lavender facial oil is any good?
Sudocrem is available for less than £3 a pot from Boots.com and Superdrug
Have you tried Sudocrem?
Monday 3 August 2009
Oooooh I have recently been having Elemis facials and i absolutely LOVE them. My skin always looks amazing, i feel really relaxed, the massages and treatments are the best ive ever had and the products smell amazing! They are expensive but they are worth every penny. I have got the odd elemis product already but when ive used up a few products im looking to invest in some more elemis :)