Thursday, 3 September 2015

Baby B Browne Self Tanning Review

Baby B Browne Self Tanning Lotion

Morning Lovelies! Hope you're enjoying the 4 day week, even though the weather has been a bit crap. Good thing that we don't need sunshine for a glowing tan right? I am a big fan of fake tan, well a select few anyway. Nothing gives me a boost in the body confidence area than a good tan and Baby B Browne Self Tanning Lotion* gives a good.. no actually great self tan. 

The test of a good fake tan for me isn't in how it goes on first time, but how well it reapplies. I've been using the Baby B Browne Medium Tan for about 3 weeks now, topping it up every 3/4 days and I am super impressed. Easy and even application which gives a natural matte finish without the slightest hint of orange or shimmer. This one is even great for self tan phobes and beginners as you can see it going on so you know where you've done. It develops over a few hours so I recommend doing this in the morning before a big night out so you've got time to fix any dodgy areas before you go out. To be honest it's so easy I doubt you'll have any bad patches as the formula is designed to react to your own skin pigments plus the aloe vera will leave skin not only soft but the infusion of vanilla extracts creates a deliciously fresh fragrance.

Here's a few "How to Apply Fake Tan" Tips from Baby B Browne

PRE-APPLICATION

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Exfoliating is one of the most important things you can do prior to applying self-tan as a patchy tan is simply due to dry and dead skin. Exfoliate the day before application using exfoliating gloves or mitt.
Hair Removal
Hair removal should be done at least 24 hours in advance to avoid tan collecting in the hair follicles.
Close Your Pores
Before applying self-tan to your face, make sure your pores are closed by splashing your face with cold water. Alternatively, run an ice cube over your face, sounds crazy we know, but this simple trick prevents the tan getting into your pores and clogging up your skin.
Shower At Least 30mins Before
Wait for at least 30 minutes after showering before tanning as some soaps contain alkaline which can affect the PH Balance of your skin – DHA (the active tanning ingredient) is more compatible on slightly acidic skin.

APPLICATION

Apply In a Dry Room
When applying self-tan, ensure skin is completely dry and the room is not humid or steamy to avoid any streaking.
Work Upwards
Using circular motions start at the top of your feet and work upwards. Baby B. Browne products come with a guide colour so you can see exactly where the tan is being applied, reducing the chance of streaks and missed spots.
Apply Sparingly
If you want to achieve a darker tan, two thin coats of Baby B. Browne self-tan will achieve a darker and more flawless colour than one thick coat. Simply apply the first layer, wait until dry and apply a second layer.
Watch Those Tricky Areas
It’s best not to apply the self-tanning products directly to your hands, feet, knees, and elbows as these areas tend to darken the most due to dry skin. Instead spread the self-tan on from nearby areas for a natural result.
Get Buffing
Keep an eye on your tan as it develops. If you have a streak, don a mitt or flannel and gently buff away any build-up of tan for a flawless finish.
Keep It Lose
The number 1 rule of dressing after tanning is to wear dark, loose clothing to avoid streaking your tan. Tight leggings are not advisable after tanning.

POST-APPLICATION

Showering
When showering off your tan for the first time, use a mild moisturising soap. Lather this onto your hands or cloth and lightly rub the cloth over your body to remove the guide colour. Rinse your body with warm water. Ensure the water is not too hot – lukewarm water works best.
Pat Skin Dry
After showering, pat dry your skin using a towel. Never rub it as you will only be rubbing away your tan.
Avoid Fading
Take care to use an alcohol free body wash as this can cause the colour to fade.
Exfoliate & Moisturise Regularly
To prolong your tan and stay glowing for longer, gently exfoliate and moisturise on a regular basis. This is the single most important thing you can do to keep your Baby B. Browne looking fantastic!
Yes, we know, being beautiful is time consuming!


Here's the before and after for my first go with Baby B Browne Self Tan, a natural,glowing and streak free tan. I think the price is pretty great too a huge 250ml in a pump action bottle (we know I love a pump action bottle) for £14.95 and I can honestly say after 4/5 fullbody applications I have hardly made a dent in it. The only negative I have is that I would expect a tanning mitt to come with it but they are easy enough and cheap enough to pick up. 

Overall Verdict 4/5 

A gorgeous colour, long lasting, easy to apply, smells great, leaves skin soft, and a good price. Definitely one I will be repurchasing once its gone.. which will be ages because a little goes a long way. 

Thanks Baby B Browne for sending this to me, and you can shop right here. Oh and if you're a beautician looking for a new spray tan product or want to be a stockist all the info is right here

Happy Tanning! 
 
Love

Lucy 

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