If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know I'm a little tan obsessed. I'm what you'd call a tanorexix, I hate being pale and luckily in the summer I tan well naturally but in the winter I like to keep the bronzed glow up so I turn to fake tan. I've used so many fake tans over the years but one that I'd always wanted to try was Xen-Tan. Raved about by so many of my favourite bloggers, and known for having some of the darkest fake tans around, I knew Xen- Tan would be right up my street. So one day I had a little impulse splurge and bought Xen-Tan's Dark Lotion from Feel Unique. I'd always been convinced that Xen-Tan was really expensive but you get 236 ml for £17.99 where as my other fake tan St.Tropez you were getting 120 ml for £20.00 so a big difference in value there.
Xen-Tan boasts that their Dark Lotion gives you a natural olive tan that can last up to ten days. When I read this, I was like 'alight then we will see how long this lasts.' The majority of fake tans I've used tend to last five days before going patchy and fading, I was interested to see how Xen-Tan's dark lotion fared to the claims. But before all of that let's talk application.... The bottle has a pump dispenser which means applying is made so much easier, you can measure out how much you want for each limb so for example 2 pumps for a full leg, 1 pump for your arm and then layer till you reach your desired shade. Having the 'darker the better' motto I applied about two/three layers and was happy with the result. The lotion is easy to apply, it has a guide colour so you see where you've missed and it smells so much better than other fake tan I've used. It smells of marzipan which I'll admit I'm not a fan of to eat but the smell is a lot nicer than the usual potent fake tan smell. Also the next day I didn't reek of biscuits, I smelt normal which was brilliant as I always feel a little conscious that when at uni people can smell my fake tan! I applied this with a mitt as I always do to avoid orange hands and I mixed a half pump in with some gradual tanner for my face and hands. I then popped on my fake tanning onesie and left the dark lotion to develop in my sleep, in my opinion the longer you let it develop.. the better.
On the left we have me on day 1 of wearing Xen Tan's Dark Lotion and on the right we have me looking like a tit but on day 6 of wearing Xen Tan and I think I'm still looking pretty tanned!
So once I'd had a shower, I was seriously impressed with the colour, it was a natural colour that looked like the colour I go when I tan naturally. I was impressed with my face though, as tanners don't usually work on my face that well but woah.. I looked like I was from a different ethnic descent! I know from now on to only put a teeny tiny bit on my face! But what I've most been impressed with is the longevity of Xen Tan's Dark Lotion, one week on, I've not got any patchy areas and I still feel tanned which is impressive in my eyes especially as I tend to have two showers a day. Seriously impressed with Xen Tan's Dark Lotion as I seriously think it may take the crown of my new favourite fake tan. Over all I'm really impressed with Xen Tan's Dark Lotion, it layers really well and gives you a natural colour that does last a week. But keep in mind I do moisturise twice a day so this may of helped the longevity of my tan. Though the only thing is now I'm craving more Xen Tan products... after a weekend spent watching the first and second season of Geordie Shore, I'm channelling my inner geordie and wanting Xen Tan's darkest fake tan Absolute Luxe...
Have you ever used Xen Tan? What did you think? I'd recommend getting Xen Tan from Feel Unique as that's the cheapest I've seen it and the delivery is free and my products came within a couple of days, you can find more information about Xen Tan on their official website here..
I hope you've all had a good weekend, like I mentioned above mine has been real productive as I've spent most of it watching Geordie Shore, I've watched so much of it that now whenever I think it's in a Geordie accent! Think that's a sign to wean myself off it! Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening..
*I bought this product with my own money.