Friday, 29 July 2016

Tili Beauty Box Review

Tili Beauty Box Review

Firstly, can I just a HUGE contratulations to QVC Beauty because they may have curated the best beauty box EVER with the Tili Beauty Box. I spotted this box on Paula from The LDN Diaries YouTube channel and instantly knew it would be amazing. Bought to you by QVC Beauty the Tili Beauty Box is QVC's brand new box of beauty goodies to kind of try before you buy. If you want to discover new brands and products without splashing on on full sizes or commiting to a beauty subscription box like Glossybox then this is fantastic. The Tili Beauty box costs £20 and has some pretty amazing brands inside....

Tili Beauty Box Review Nexxus Haircare

I was super excited when I saw NEXXUS Haircare in the Tili beauty box. I am a huge fan of NEXXUS which I picked up in Harvey Nichols when I was away in Edinburgh last year, the full size bottles lasted me ages but I kept forgetting to repurchase.. no need to now though. I included my NEXXUS purchases in my December Favourites last year so head over there to find out more.

Tili Beauty Box Review Alpha H Liquid Gold

Alpha H Liquid Gold with Glycolic Acid is next up and I was probably the most giddy about trying this. You get 50ml of this which is a bloody decent size if you ask me for a sample considering the 100ml is £31. Basically this is highly concentrated overnight exfoliator with 5% glycolic acid, liquorice extract and silk proteins. This litlle wonder product renews skin, reduces pores and give skin that glow.

Tili Beauty Box Review Elemis

Next up it's QVC Favourite; Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water. Again you get 50ml with full size at £24. Elemis is a spa beauty brand that I think is super luxury in formulas so I'm guessing this won't be the run of the mill makeup removing micellar water.... "Cleansing micelles, attracting both water and oil-based grime are enhanced with a complex of natural surfactants derived from Apple amino acids, Rosehip Seed oil and Indian Soapnut to lift impurities from the skin. Infused with organic English Rose water and soothing anti-oxidant rich Chamomile, skin is gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained. Reveal a clear, radiant complexion."

Tili Beauty Box Review ESSIE Ballet Slippers

QVC have also included one of my favourite ever nail polishes in the Tili Beauty Box... ESSIE Ballet Slippers! The perfect pale pink you can't go wrong with this one. I already own this but having a full size back up is never an issue particularly when it's Kate Middletons fave polish. 

Tili Beauty Box Review Vita Liberata

Next up it's the Vita Liberata pHenomenal Light As Air 2-3 week Tan Mousse with a mini mitt. Now this I am looking forward to trying as this is a tan that is supposed to last for 2-3 weeks.. yep you read that right. How this works is completely beyond me but I'll report back. 

Tili Beauty Box Review Bare Mineral Skinlongevity

Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion is another one I am keen to test out, I love Bare Minerals makeup but have never tried any of the skincare. The Vital Power Infusion is a serum essence which is meant to; promote skin's vitality, replenishing it with moisture and reawakening the look of youth. Skin is left feeling empowered, renewed and fortified, with enhanced resilience and a glowingly healthy look. This one contains, California Poppy, Long Life Herb and Lempuyang Ginger.. sounds good to me... we shall see.

Tili Beauty Box Review Becca Backlight priming filter

And last but certainly not least you get the cult beauty blogger fave that is the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter. This stuff is just so pretty, it creates a soft focus look on the skin blurring out imperfections and giving a dewy glow. You can use as a primer or mix in with your base, this one also includes Vitamin E and has no parabens.
Tili Beauty Box Review

So as you can see you get an amazing mix of high end / luxury skincare, haircare and makeup in the Tili Beauty Box to try and as for the price... lets do the maths.. is it a bargain?

Becca - Full Size £32 | Sample £6.40 
Essie - Full Size £8 
Nexxus Shampoo - Full Size £14 | Sample £2.80
Nexxus Conditioner - Full Size £15 | Sample £3
Bare Minerals - Full Size £45 | Sample £13.50
Vita Liberata - Full Size £27 | Sample £5.40 
Alpha H Liquid Gold - Full Size £33.50 | Sample £16.25
Elemis Micellar Water - Full Size £24 | Sample £6 

That's whopping £61.35 of product for only £20! Definitely worth popping over the QVC website now and grabbing it whilst you can here.

The next Tili Beauty Box is available in October lovelies, have you got one? Are you going to give it a go? 





Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WIN! Style Your Way to Spain with Clickstay

Hey Lovelies! Summer is upon us and if you haven't already booked it and packed it you'll more than likely be thinking about grabbing yourself some summer sun. Holidays to Spain aren't really something I've ever thought of, if I'm honest I've always been for of a far flung beach holiday kinda gal. That was until I got an email from Clickstay about their Holiday Villas in Spain. They have a whopping 2500 Villas in Spain from Ibiza, to Barcelona to Marbella. So whether you fancy bumping into the Towie cast in Marbs, dancing til you drop at Ibiza Rocks or soaking up the sun and Gaudi in Barcelona Clickstay have go you covered. 

Personally I'm all about the Barcelona City Break and Villa Victoria, one of Clickstays Villas it is just so Instaworthy!! A stunning 8 bedroom Villa with its own hot tub and pool just minutes from the main bars, restaurants and beach... Perfection. 

Just think of the OOTD pics you could take in such a stunning backdrop! Talking of OOTD... What would I take? Well a backdrop so beautiful definitely deserves a splurge of a statement bag... The Dolce  & Gabbana Sicily does all the talking. I'd team it with this beautiful Self Portrait Maxi dress, YSL espadrilles and classic Chloe sunglasses. I can imagine it now, sun, sea, sand, sangria and pottering round Barcelona talking in the stunning Gaudi.

Oh I need to be there, wearing that... Like now! I had a good scount round the Clickstay site and they really do have an amazing slection of apartments and Villas available for all budgets. Move over Air B&B! 

But the best bit about all this is that you can heading off to for your own Spanish adventure! Here's your chance to win a stay in Spain with Clickstay and a Net-A-Porter voucher... Here's what you have to do... 

If you're a blogger... Go to the Clickstay Villas Competition Page and write your own Style Your Way To Spain Post. 

If you're a reader you can also win a £500 Clickstay Villas voucher & a Samsonite suitcase... Click HERE

Where would you go? And what would you pack? 





Monday, 25 July 2016

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Review

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil REVIEW

They've been all over social media the last month or so you'll have definitely spotted them.. yes Benefit have relaunched the entire Benefit Brows range with a few funky new additions. The brand new silver packaging with the iconic Benefit pink writing of course is absilutely stunning.. I may even like this more than my fave Benefit Rollerlash packaging. The NEW Benefit EyeBrow range has 13 pieces and something for absolutely ever brow product junkie. 

It includes some good old favourites and few new bits: 
  • Gimme Brow, £18.50: a brow gel with tiny fibers to add volume in 3 shades
  • Goof Proof Pencil £18.50: pencil with spoolie for filling & shaping brows in 6 shades 
  • Precisely Pencil £18.50: pencil with spoolie (like ABH Browwiz) in 6 shades
  • BrowZings £24.50: Brow kit with wax and powder in 6 shades
  • BrowVo! £21.50: Conditioning Brow Primer
  • Ka-Brow £18.50: cream/ gel pomade (like ABH Dipbrow) in 6 shades
  • 3D Brow Tones £18.50: subtle glossy brow enhancer in 2 shades
  • Ready, Set, Brow £18,50: clear brow gel
  • High Brow £17.50: creamy matte brow highlight
  • High Brow Glow £17.50: creamy luminous brow highlight
  • Grooming Tweezer & Brush £15.50
  • Angled Brush & Spoolie £15.50
  • Sharpener £4
This is the complete eye brow collection and it's bloody amazing! A fantastic range of products for every brow drama and a great colour range too.. I am impressed. So what's the Goof Proof Brow Pencil like?

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil REVIEW
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil REVIEW
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil REVIEW
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil REVIEW

I was sent this sample of the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil through a twitter promotion and it arrived today. Of course I instantly played with it and loved it so much I had to get it up on the blog for you straight away and trust me it's rare I like a product so much that my posting schedule goes out of the window. So we have already established I love the packaging on this range but I was really surprised by how much I like the product too. I was not a fan of the They're Real Eyeliner from Benefit and the Goof Proof Pencil is very similar in terms of the packaging but completely different. The brow pencil has a wind up pencil in a kind of diamond shape so that means you can use it side ways for filling in quickly or turn in on the edge to draw individual hairs or outline. The actual product when you first open it needs a couple of swipes on the back of your hand to get it going but after that applies like a dream. Not too dry, not too creamy and not too waxy it is the perfect consistency for a brow pencil. It doesn't drag on the skin and coats the hairs incredibly well without it looking too blocky or clumpy. As for the colour, I was sent the darkest in the range which is No6 which is a dark brown, quite cool toned but definitely not ashy possibly slightly too dark for me I think I need the No5 but with a touch of a lighter powder of the top it actually looks really nice.

I've been wearing it now for 6 hours and it's not budged, without any gel or anything over the top and my brows do have a tendency to wander during the day so that's mighty impressive too. 

Well done Benefit a fabulous new launch and I can't wait to try the other things in the range... runs to Boots! 

Happy Brows! 




P.S The full size Goof Proof you do get a spoolie on the end.. even better.


Friday, 22 July 2016

Cheap Makeup Storage

Cheap makeup storage acrylic storage

Hello Lovelies! Hope you're all soaking up the sunshine and making the most of this fabulous heatwave we are having. Today we are talking Makeup Storage Solutions but not just any makeup storage solutions...super cheap makeup storage solutions. If you've read my blog for a while you'll know I love a bargain buy and I hate paying over the odds for anything. Anything that is going to save me money I am up for so I have been hunting round for a good while to get the right makeup storage at the right price and I am pretty much there. Just to give you some background, I have a White IKEA Desk / Dresser which cost me £65 and was super easy to assemble! My Ikea desk  used to fit nearly all my makeup in it across the 2 drawers with my skincare and haircare ect in baskets on top. Earlier this year however my boyfriend moved in and I had to give up one of my drawers. This mean't the hunt began for budget friendly makeup storage.

Firstly where to store my large collection of Makeup Brushes? I knew I wanted pots to put on top of my desk and I knew I wanted white or copper.  I hunted for ages looking at cups, vases and even jam jars then on a random trip to I IKEA I spotted these. They are actually white metal flowerpots but you'd never know becaue they look they are made just to store my lovely brushes. The IKEA SKURAR Flowerpots are only £3 each and they hold loads of makeup brushes. I have 2 of them fo makeup brushes pots, one for eyemakeup brushes and one for face makeup brushes. How did I ever live without them?

cheap makeup storage acrylic lipstick holder

Next up where to store my growing collection of lipsticks? It was over to Amazon UK to hunt down some cheap acrylic makeup storage for this one. I found this super cheap little acrylic 24 lipstick holder which was only £2.87 including delivery... absolute bargain! The only problem is that is doen't hold my Tom Ford lipsticks are the square's aren't quite big enough and they get stuck but MAC Lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL Lipsticks.. no problem.

Cheap Makeup Storage acrylic drawers

I also wanted a similar acrylic storage to hold my Liquid Lipsticks and Lipglosses. I found these super cute little acrylic drawers for less than £9 and they are great! They are pretty wide but not very deep so if you have a lot of long liquid lipsticks like Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks you may struggle with this one and may need something a bit bigger. Overall I really like the Acrylic makeup storage, easy to see what you've got and to find things plus it just wipes over.

cheap makeup storage NARS tin

I bought a set of Andy Warhol NARS Lipglosses to break up for Christmas presents last year and they came in this super cute tin so this I use for my eye, brow and lip pencils... pretty much free. The Makeup Bag was a present from my BF this Valentine's and it says "I have way too much Makeup.. said no one ever" I love it and it's from The Dottyhouse! It keeps all my liquid and gel liners and cream eyeshadows in it as it keeps them cool and stops them drying out. 

As for my eyeshadow palettes, blushes, highlighters, foundations, concealers, primers and bronzers they are all currently in my remaining drawer but it's getting a little crowded in there now.. so I'm still on the hunt for yet more perfect makeup storage solutions. My Skincare and Haircare are on my window sill in cute little plastic baskets from Tesco. 

So there you have it ... my makeup cheap makeup storage. Well so far anyway as a makeup hoarder like me will always need more! I'd love to see your suggestions for storage lovelies, leave me links in the comments. 





Sunday, 17 July 2016

10 things to binge watch on Netflix

Mashable things to binge watch on Netflix

I'm a huge fan of Netflix, we have a somewhat complex relationship. Netflix gives me laughs when I'm sad, calms me with the soothing tones of David Attenborough, enlightens me with documentaries and has me on the edge of my seat with American intrigue. It also gives me palpitations and makes me angry waiting for the next episode of PLL or the new season of OITNB not to mention makes me knackered from being up all night glued to my TV. Netflix is with me always, on my iPhone, on my iPad on my laptop.. It even entertains my 6 year old in times of need. I am a Netflix connoisseur and for this reason I recently bought smart TVs and broke off my relationship with SKY. For a tiny monthly fee Netflix is a world of imagination and thrill down my internet cable or through my WIFI and I'm wondering how I ever lived without it?? 

But I'm not greedy, I'll share my Netflix with you.. Not literally but you know what I mean! Here's my top ten TV programmes to binge watch on Netflix. Be warned though you may lose whole weekends to some of them. 

In No particular order.... 

Pretty Little Liars Netflix

Pretty Little Liars is way more than teen fodder, based on the books by Sara Shepard this gritty TV show follows the lives of 5 girls from Rosewood as they are tortured and isolated by the devious deeds the mysterious A after one of the 5 goes missing. I won't give too much away but you'll obssesed with discovering who A is and what they want with the Liars. With Lucy Hale as Aria, Ashley Benson as Hannah, Troian Bellisario as Spencer, Shay Mitchell as Emily. There's 6 seasons of PPL you can binge watch now with the 7th running as we speak and new episodes available weekly.

House TV Show Hugh Laurie

House isn't your typical medical drama, with new unusual cases every week famous diagnostician House and his team are against the clock to save their patient before it's too late. But it's not the patient's that is the most interesting thing about this US TV Show, it's House himself. Played by Brit actor and comedian Hugh Laurie, he's an egomanic, potentially dangerous, pain addicted genius who it seems wants everyone around him to suffer just like he is. Hugh Laurie is pretty amazing in this and somehow manages to make you love House despite of everything. You can find all 8 seasons on Netflix now and you may just fall in love with Chase too, played by Jesse Spencer (yep Billy Kennedy from Neighbours).

Derek Netflix Ricky Gervais

Derek is my cheer me up programme and I wish our world had more Derek's in it. Written and directed by Ricky Gervais who also plays the title part, this british sitcom follows Derek's life at Broad Hill care home where he works. Similar in style to The Office and filmed like a documentary this heart-warming comedy will make you fall in love with Derek and hopefully take up his mantra that "Kindness is magic". It's definitely not all gushing though, you''ll laugh til you cry at Derek's antics with Dougie (played by Karl Pilkington) and Kev the drunk who isn't a resident but just loiters anyway. Well worth a watch! You may also want to read My Lesson from Kev post too.

Orange is the new black netflix

Orange Is The New Black you will deifnitely have heard of. Now in its 4th Season OITNB exposes the exploits of the female inmates of Lichfield. Drugs, sex, gangs, murders and more this gripping drama has it all but it's far from dark, its surprisingly light and funny... well mostly. Follow Piper as she navigates life inside after admitting to getting caught up in a drug ring 10 years earlier. Far from a hardened criminal will prison change this pretty, well-educated girl? It's not all about Piper though, creator Jenji Kohan gives you some great insights with flashback stories on most of the Lichfield inmates too, you'll be surprised who you end up liking.

Yellowstone Netflix

Yellowstone isn't a typical pick for this kind of a post, but it really is spectactular watching. I remember watching this on the BBC when it was first released in 2009, so I was made up when I spotted it on Netflix. Narrated by Peter Firth, following a whole year in Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountains with 4 episodes one for each season. It's an incredible never before seen look at the amazing wildlife and the constant struggle for survival particularly through the 40 below Yellowstone winter. If you are a fan of Attenborough and beautifully captured wildlife photography then you'll love this.

House of Cards Netflix

House of Cards see's quite simply the best TV husband and wife pairing I have EVER seen. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are quite simply mesmerising in this political drama. The sparring between them as Frank Underwood (Spacey) ascends through congress with the help of his cunning wife Claire (Wright) is some of the best acting I have ever seen. Dark, barefaced, shameless, coniving and calculating the Underwoods will do anything to advance thier political careers trampling anyone who gets in thier way. If you like The West Wing you'll love this.

Death In paradise Netflix

Death In Paradise is pretty much Midsomer Murders in the Caribbean. With a British detective sent to fictional St Moritz to run the police department, you'll find yourself becoming a super sleuth as you watch Ben Miller as Det Richard Poole and in later series Kris Marshall as Det Humprey Goodman acclimatise to the Carribean way whilst catching that weeks murderer.

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a historical crime drama masterpiece. Set in the early 20th century after World War I, follow the The Shelby family or Peaky Blinders first take over Birmingham then the South East. Starring the steely blue eyed Cillian Murphy it's dirty drama with gambling, guns, violence and Romani tradition.

That 70's Show Netflix

That 70's Show is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine, where Mila Kunis first met Ashton Kutcher and a show I watched religiously as a teenager. Downtrodden Eric Foreman and his gang of odd ball mates get high, annoy his dad, fall in love and will give you some serious style pointers for the 70's fashion which has been everywhere the last couple of years. If you like Big Bang Theory you should give this a watch for sure... groovy!

Whitechapel Netflix

Whitechapel may be last on the list but it's certainly not least. You'll be on the edge of your seat as you spend 3 episodes per case chasing killers with DI Chandler, DS Miles and Ed Buchan the Ripperologist. It all starts with a copycat Jack The Ripper terrorising Whitechapel, they know how the story ends, history tells them so but can they catch the NEW Ripper before it does? There's some great interplay between new kid on the block Chandler and old dog Miles particularly when Chandler brings Ripper Tour guide Buchan in for help. If you like ITV / BBC Crime Drama's then you will love this and Rupert Penry-Jones who plays DI Chandler is alright to look at too.

So there you have it.. my top picks for you to binge watch on Netflix... what do you recommend?





Sunday, 10 July 2016

Gerard Cosmetics Review: Supreme Lip Creams

Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Cream

Hey Lovelies, so recently I've been trying to test out some new brands.. well not new but new to me and you may have spotted these on my Instagram or Snapchat. I bought the Gerard Cosmetics Lip Creams in Destiny and Blooming Hibiscus from Beauty Bay a week or so ago in a bit of haul of newer beauty, hair and makeup brands. To be honest I wasn't really sure i'd like them, I've seen mixed reviews of Gerard Cosmetics from bloggers and YouTubers over the years and obviously there was the Gerard Cosmetics Scandal (google it if you've not idea what I'm talking about) which kind of put me off the brand. However, as you know if you are a regular reader, I am a sucker for pretty packaging and so finally caved. I bought 2 colours, the pink / mauve colour is Destiny and the coral is Hibiscus Bloom and as expected the packaging is instagram worthy of course. The see though plastic with gold plastic lids with the Gerard Cosmetics logo and a doe foot applicator look great in my little makeup drawers. I also like the black outer packaging as nothing annoys me more than when a brand can't be bothered to make the effort with the outer packaging.. this is very MAC Cosmetics in style. So far so good.....

Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Cream
Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Cream Destiny
Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Cream Hibiscus
Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Cream

In terms of the applicator, the doe foot is quite small and slim, much shorter than say the Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipsticks for example and more like the NYX Lip Creams. I actually really like the size of it as I find it much easier to do the cupids bow with these and its easier to control and get a smooth line without the need for a liner, so points for that. The fragrance is very sweet, it smells like fruity Haribo gummy bears, personally I love this but you may find it a little sickly. As for the taste, not that we will be eating it but it counts, it has a slight sweet taste but it has a typical cream lipstick after taste. Texture wise both the Destiny Supreme Lip Cream and the Blooming Hibiscus Lip Cream have a smooth consistency on the lips and apply evenly. As for colour pay off, I definitely think that Destiny is more pigmented and slightly less shiny than Blooming Hibiscus which I'm assuming is to do with the pigment. What about wear time? Well the Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Creams are half way between a liquid lipstick and a gloss in my opinion, you certainly don't get the staying power of a liquid lip as they don't dry down. If they don't dry down though, you don't get the flakyness of a liquid lip either. They last pretty well, a good few hours of wear before the need reapply (unless you're eating and drinking) but they wear evenly and leave a stain on the lips that lasts a good few hours beyond that. You don't get the colour pay off you get with NYX Lip Creams as they aren't as opaque but I actually really like them. Not heavy, non-drying, doesn't slip, fades naturally and comes in a lovely range of colours although Beauty Bay only stock 6. 

Overall verdict, I'm happy and will definitely be trying more products from Gerard Cosmetics. I've got my eye on a couple of colours in the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks which seem more heavy duty (Beauty Bay stock 15 shades) and I hear really good things about the SLAY All Day Setting Sprays too. For £8 you can't go wrong with the Gerard Cosmetics Supreme Lip Creams for easy to wear, comfortable pops of colour on the lips. 

Happy Blooming




P.s for my US readers you can shop these at Gerard Cosmetics


Friday, 8 July 2016

Fake Tanning on A Budget

Budget Self Tanning

So we are well into July and most of us are hoping for some sunny summer weekends or are planning a summer holiday. If not you might have a wedding, party or summer event coming up and you may be looking for a fool proof fake tan that doesn't break the bank. Well never you fear my lovelies I've got you covered with today's post on fake tanning on a budget. Now I still love the Skinny Tan and the Baby B Browne Fake Tan and still highly recommend them both but sometimes you unexpectedly run out of Fake Tan or you just don't fancy spending £20. In those cases I turn to this little can of Fake Tannning Mousse which is so easy to use and gives a golden glow that looks far from cheap or orange.  The St Moritz Fast Self Tanning Foam is pretty much a dupe for the St Tropez Bronzing Mousse and works in exactly the same way. So you give the can a good old shake, pop on your self tanning mitt, spray the foam onto the mitt (don't spray onto the skin if you're not quick enough rubbing it in you'll get a patchy application) and rub into the area you want to bronze in circular motions. The mousse isn't an instant tan like the Rimmel Sun Shimmer but it is instantly coloured so you can see where you've applied it. Now here's the great part.. you can choose how dark you want it with just the one can. So rather than buying one for when you want a light tan and one for when you want a dark tan, or a different one for your legs and face for example you can do it all with one can. With the St Moritz Fast Self Tanning Mousse the longer you leave it on, the darker it develops.

St Moritz Fake Tan Mousse

So for a light tan just leave it on for 1 hour and lightly rinse off in the shower (no soaps or scrubbing), for a light to medium tan leave it 2 hours, a medium tan 3 hours and a dark tan 4 hours or even overnight. I tend to leave it on overnight and to be honest I don't think even that gives you a dark tan even on my fair skin. It does however build beautifully to a darker tan, so if you make sure to exfoliate before reapplying you can get JLo's golden glow in no time. Now the one thing I hate about cheaper tanning products is the smell. They often have a really chemically scent which is pretty unpleasant to say the least, luckily this one is pretty much unscented.... winner.

Velvotan Tanning Mitt

So now we've got you sorted with your Budget Fake Tan Mousse, told you how to use it and how long to leave it on for, you need something to apply it with. That something, in my humble opinion should always be a Tanning Mitt and for £1 you really can't beat the Velvotan tanning Mitts. OK yes I've used more flexible, softer ones but for a quid these are pretty fantastic. Plus look at the cute flamingoes on the packaging and you get a free mini face tanning mitt too... what more could you want? Well actually one more thing.. an exfoliating glove. If you want to maintain your bronzed goddess look then an exfoliating glove will be your best friend. "But won't that scrub off my tan?" you say.. well yes and no. By using an exfoliating glove in the shower or bath in between tans you're removing the dead surface skin cells and dry skin, these are the 2 things which make fake tans patchy. By getting rid of the dead cells you've got a clear and clean surface ready for toppping up. If you don't exfoliate inbetween fake tan applications you'll end up with tan sat ontop of dead cells which will go patchy, flaky and stick to your knees, elbows and ankles. Not a good look my lovelies.

So to round things up for you, here's my top tips for fake tanning:

  1. Never Shave just before applying tan, it opens the pores which your tan will sit in causing a spotty application
  2. Always exfoliate between applications, much easier with a 99p exfoliating glove
  3. Always use a mitt to avoid getting fake tan on your palms
  4. Always moisturise your knees, ankles and elbows to stop the tan clinging to dry skin
  5. Never apply tan directly to your hands and feet, use the excess from tanning another area and really buff it in
  6. Always use circular motions to avoid streaking
Hope you guys found this post useful and don't forget if you make a mistake it's only fake tan, it'll wash off.

Happy Tanning




P.S I bought my St Moritz (£2.99), Velvotan Mitt (£1) and exfoliating gloves (99p) from B&M and they are all available in most budget high street shops like Wilkos. 
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