The Budget Fake Tan You Need In Your Life (yes that's right need...)
It's not often that I whip up quick posts like this, but today I felt compelled to write about my new fake tan that I am quite simply in awe of. Usually when it comes to reviews, I take my sweet time, or I plan the photos for a little while. However, today it's Saturday and I'm currently typing this out whilst I drink a coffee which I've made too strong by accident ( I think that even Lorelei Gilmore wouldn't drink this) and I was like, I need to write about this tan. So here we are.
I've been fake tanning for the best part of ten years, so that means that over the past ten years, at least once a week, I tan myself up, to look like I've just returned from a three week holiday and wake up the next morning feeling all bronzed. However, fake tan can be a cruel mistress, and no matter how long you've been tanning, you still can make mistakes. Fake tan doesn't care if you've done this a million times before, and I guess that's perhaps why people stay away from it.
However, if you aren't easily scared like me (well I lie, I AM easily scared, watching the film Signs as a 12 year old lead me to not sleep for weeks) but what I mean is, you're not easily put off by fake tan. I mean I have had some fake tan disasters in my time, there was the time that I tanned my legs and ankles very badly, which lead to some chavs shouting 'ORANGE LEGS' as I walked down the street- that wasn't very pleasant. Or the time when I managed to fake tan my whole hand but forgot my left thumb, or the whole period of 2009 where I wore horrendously dark orange tan and thought I looked the bees knees.
I feel like there isn't a perfect fake tan out there, every one has it's flaws and well my main checklist for a good fake tan are as follows; 1. has to be dark 2. smells quite nice 3. is quick and easy to apply ( I have no time to stand around in little clothing when the heating has gone off at 11pm) 4. doesn't make your white sheets look like you've had a 'Bridesmaids' incident 5. doesn't fade after one day and 6. doesn't fade patchy.
Okay I think that's it. It's also a bonus if a fake tan doesn't cost a fortune, I may aswell pay for a holiday otherwise.
I was recently sent a bottle of the Sunkissed Bronze Professional Moisturising Medium Dark Tan, which is a bit of a mouthful, let's be honest. Anyways, I'd never tried the brand before but was intrigued after seeing the press releases, which claimed it didn't colour transfer on to sheets, clothes, or the floor, I was in.
I wasn't holding out much hope when I first used it and was surprised when a white liquid came out, it was like just spraying moisturiser onto my body. This has a pro and con, the pro is ; that it's so easy to apply and dries so quickly, you will feel like you don't have tan on. The con is: that there's no guide colour, meaning it's quite easy to miss where you've tanned, meaning you could leave yourself with a white thumb like I've done before.
I put on just one layer, as tbh I was really tired and wanted to get into bed, however when I woke up, I'd forgotten I'd even put a tan on cause I didn't feel sticky at all, and I am pleased to report that my bed sheets looked perfectly white still and guess what, I was left with a dark tan.
I know, it all seems to good to be true right?
Well there is a couple of flaws sadly, 1. the smell isn't amazing, it's not the worst I've used but you can smell fake tan on yourself the next day, which I'm not too bothered about, but it's not all coconuts and roses and 2. it has gone a little patchy on my chest buttttt everything else is a big YES from me:
It's cheap (currently only £6 from Superdrug), it's dark, it's easy to apply, it doesn't ruin your bedsheets, and it stays dark for a good few days.
I have to say, I am very impressed. I hadn't heard much about Sunkissed before, but I think I have a new favourite fake tan, yes really.
Of course it's still early days in our relationship, but I am liking how things are going so far (I'll be taking it to meet my parents next) and I'm so impressed I wanted to write this post, so if you like a good fake tan, then I'd try this.
I've tried this twice now and I am seriously so impressed. I feel like my tan this past week has looked the most natural that it has in ages, I genuinely feel like I've just come back off holiday. So a big thumbs up from me Sunkissed.
There's pics of me in tomorrow's post that shows me wearing the tan, I didn't want to photo repeat haha. So if you want to see it on, wait for tomorrow's post :)
So yeah, there we go, enough rambling about fake tan from me, I need to tidy the house as one of my friends from school is coming over for a takeaway tonight which will be nice, but I do need to make the house look presentable. Have a good Saturday whatever you are up to (hopefully it's more interesting than mine ; cleaning and wafflling about fake tan)
Have a good day, see you tomorrow for a new post :)
P.S not that I need to add a disclaimer, but this tan was sent to me by the brand to try, however this whole post of gushing comes directly from me. Not sponsored or anything in the slightest, I just appreciate a good fake tan and hope you will too!
Okay officially over and out now.