Firstly apologies for the lack of posts this week - I have got a new job starting in London so have been house hunting and away this week. Whilst I was in London I had time to visit Leticia Haute Coiffure Salon to try the highly rated Vita Liberata Spray Tan - and with the typical 'British Summer' rain we have been having recently I was in need of a (fake) tan! Vita Liberata has actually been around for years but it's only recently I have heard people raving about it and hearing it has a celebrity following such as Sienna Miller, Kelly Brook, cast of Made in Chelsea and they are the official tanners of The X Factor!
Vita Liberata Tan is thought as a self tan that is as close to a natural tan as you can get - free from nasty chemicals, parabens, alcohol and perfume. It is packed with botantical extracts that make it kind and nourishing to the skin, 80% organic, not tested on animals and best of all... odourless! There's nothing worse than applying your tan at night then wake up the next day smelling of biscuits! And....I haven't finished yet but apparently the colour can last up to 3 weeks and has a natural fade so you don't go patchy. Sounds too good to be true right?
The spray tans come in 3 different shades: Hawaii (light), Ecuador (medium) and Brazil (dark). I would have gone for medium normally but the lady suggested I have two coats of Hawaii (light) to make it look more natural. When I arrived at the salon I was greeted by the salon owner and his very friendly salon dog and offered coffee with chocolates and biscuits. I was taken down stairs to the tanning room and asked to remove all my jewelry and clothes and pop on a pair of paper knickers. A barrier cream was applied to my hands, elbows and knees to ensure there was no build-up of tan in obvious places, but I did somehow end up with obvious tanned palms?!
Two coats of the light tan was applied to my full body and face which took less than 10 minutes, then I waited another 10 minutes for the tan to dry before I got dressed. I must admit that prior to tanning I didn't do my usual routine of scrubbing and moisturising beforehand and also I didn't wear baggy clothing afterwards - but this didn't make the tan streak at all. I left the tan on overnight to develop and woke up the next day to a natural, non- orange, even looking tan - apart from my wrists! I did notice this tan still had a slight 'biscuit' fake tan smell, not as strong as others but I found it took a while to clean off in the shower.
Nearly a week later the tan is still looking natural and no patches - I have been scrubbing my hands like mad to get rid of the obvious line around my wrists but apart from that I am happy with the results! I have the Vita Liberata products to use at home so I shall definitely post before and after pics of me using the home system soon. Have you ever tried Vita Liberata tan? What did you think?
Leticia Haute Coiffure
59 Chiltern Street, London, W1