Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Golden Brown...

This is my favourite false tan that I have used so far.

It’s Xen-Tan Dark Tanning Lotion. (Pronounced as Zen Tan)

I’ve been using this for about a year or two now.

It gives such an amazing natural dark looking tan.
This fake tan has olive undertones and gives a streakless application so you don’t have to worry about looking like a traffic cone or an orange zebra. A lot of fake tans have a not so nice biscuit type smell, whereas Xen-Tan smells like cherry almonds, it’s lovely.

My tanning routine:
When I’m in the shower or bath I exfoliate, I use exfoliating gloves (you can also use an exfoliating scrub- such as St Ive’s apricot scrub), once I’m out the shower I get dry and then I moisturise my whole body (I use Palmer’s Coco Butter) I wait until it’s soaked in, then I put on a pair of tanning gloves (I use St Tropez tanning gloves, you can also use a tanning mitt, a make up sponge or your hands, if you use your hands remember to wash the palm of your hands with warm water and soap ASAP after application) I then start to apply the fake tan all over- working up the body using circular motions, you can also apply it to your face but you don’t need to apply much, avoid contact with eyes. I work quite fast with Xen Tan as it dries quickly, it gives an instant colour that helps you to find any bit’s you have missed. I apply this in the evening before I go to bed, it doesn’t stain sheets, bonus! But I do recommend you wear dark colours afterwards (maybe get an old pair of pyjama’s and use them as your after tan clothes) It will take 3hours for the tan to fully develop, so avoid showering/swimming in this time. When you have your first shower/bath after application, residue will wash away, but you will be left with your natural looking tan and you can wear any colour you like after this (I just get a bath/shower the day after application).

This tan lasts up to a week maybe longer, I apply this tanning lotion once a week, usually the night before a night out on the town. If you want an even darker looking tan just repeat the application.

I bought it from

and it cost me £18.95 for a 236ml bottle.
FREE delivery too!

I 100% recommend this product!

I’m looking forward to trying out other Xen-tan products in the near future! :)

Xen Tan

Hope you all like it just as much as i do!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Foundation Review

I absolutley love this foundation at the moment!

I think it's fabulous!

It's Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation.

It's a liquid foundation, which has SPF10 in it.
(There is also Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation, for those who like a more lightweight foundation.)

I've only been using it for about 2 months now.

I heard so many good reviews about it off so many people, so while i was out shopping i took myself into Boot's and had a browse at the Estee Lauder Counter, the woman who helped me was really nice and i asked if she could help me find the right shade of foundation. My perfect match is Pale Almond 2C1 and my shade darker which i use for evening wear is pebble 3C1. This foundation comes in alot of lovely shades.

This foundation is Non-Acnegenic and oil free, as i suffer with acne myself and have combination/oily skin, alot of foundations can cause my skin to have more breakouts than usual or feel quite oily after wearing them, whereas this doesn't.

I apply this product by using a foundation brush, the bottle doesn't have a pump so you need to pour whatever amount you need onto either the back of your hand or onto a palette. The coverage is amazing! It hides every blemish & scar, it makes your face look really flawless but at the same time it's lightweight so it doesn't feel caked on. It lasts up to 12 hours, maybe more, i've never had to retouch this foundation ever, even when i've been in hot/sweaty/busy clubs, it doesn't smudge or come off, it doesn't fade, the colour doesn't change!

Seriously i couldn't recommend this foundation ENOUGH!
I think it's amazing.

It cost me £24.50 for a 30ml bottle, but it's definatly worth it.

Go treat yourself! :)

Estee Lauder