Let me start off by telling you how awful I am at applying self tan, I usually end up with patches of orange all over my body with horrendous patchy hands. I gave up a while ago and decided to just apply my beloved Dove ‘summer glow’ gradual tanner whenever I wanted a bit of colour.
That was until one sunny day while I was sitting in the garden desperately trying to get some sort of colour from the sun, reading the latest Look magazine. There was an interview with Michelle Keegan talking about the tan that she uses, and since she’s always so gorgeous and brown I decided to give it a go. I purchased my bottle from Boots where its reduced at the moment to £7.79 from £11.69.
Prior to application I moisturised my whole body with my Soap and Glory ‘The righteous butter’ to ensure that I didn’t have any dry patches and let it sink in. After about 15 minutes I finally applied the dry body mist all over my body, including my face, and let it dry for a few minutes. It felt instantly dry and I didn’t feel sticky at all so I put my pjs straight on and went to bed. The next morning I woke up to bronzed, slightly orange tinted skin but after showering I was left with a gorgeous natural looking even tan. Even my back was perfectly tanned and I really struggled to reach it. I also applied it the next night and was left with an even nicer, deeper colour. I’m now just going to apply it once a week or so to top it up.
The only thing That I would say is that it can stain the bottoms of your feet (even if you wipe them after application) and its such a fine mist that it can be so easy to apply too much! I would definitely reccomend giving this self tanner a go if your a beginner or are looking to try out something new.
I use the medium shade as I am naturally very pale and thought the dark would be too extreme.
Have any of you tried it yet?
Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.
My favourite this week is my DIY egg white face mask.
If you have oily, acne prone or old skin, this mask is for you. It tightens and smooths out the skin whilst leaving it incredibly soft. I’ve been using it once or twice a week for the past few weeks and have noticed a major improvement to my overall complexion. I also tried it on my mam to see if it would work for her, and it did. It left her skin both looking feeling younger.
All you need to do is whisk an egg white, apply it to your face and leave for 10-20 minutes until it is dry. Then wash off and voila, gorgeous skin!
Do any of you have any home made masks you love? Or have you tried this one?
It’s vital to sort out your wardrobe every so often to ensure that you aren’t hanging on to clothes you wont wear again; and to make way for new pieces too! I’m going to share with you my 5 top tips for clearing out your wardrobe.
1. Clear out your wardrobe a section at a time.
Emptying your wardrobe into a huge pile can be extremely overwhelming, so instead do it in smaller sections such as pants first then t-shirts.
2. Donate anything that doesn’t fit.
Don’t hold on to items you don’t fit in to in the hope that you one day will – its not worth it. Get rid of those ill fitting clothes and make way for some gorgeous new pieces!
3. Donate any items you haven’t worn in the past year.
Chances are if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in the past year, you wont wear it again.
4. Get rid of anything damaged.
It’s hard to part with your favourite top, but if its stained or covered in holes it’s not worth holding on to. Throw out any items too damaged to wear in public.
5. Get rid of anything that doesn’t suit your body shape
Not all trends suit every body shape, so throw away anything that isn’t flattering. Alternatively, you could modify the clothes to suit your shape in many ways such changing the length.
I hope that I’ve helped you out.
Do any of you have any tips on clearing out your wardrobe?
Avon never fails to impress me; their affordable products are always amazing quality. This nail varnish is no different, it dries within thirty seconds (which is perfect if you’re as impatient as me) and leaves your nails with a glossy, streak free finish. It also lasts at least a week before chipping, which is always a plus. Mine is in the shade ‘Ballerina’ however I think I may purchase another one of the six gorgeous shades they sell.
Retails at £6.00
Everyone wants soft, shiny hair, however this can be quite difficult to achieve due to horrible weather and using heated appliances on a regular basis. Like most of us, I’ve tried various home remedies and spent a fortune on products that don’t even work attempting to banish frizz and achieve healthy hair. Little did I know that the one ingredient I would need was sitting in my cupboard all along.
Olive oil is a brilliant treatment for dry, unruly hair of any length. It’s also really simple to do which is always a plus!
Here’s how you do it:
1) Apply the olive oil to the lengths and ends of dry hair until you feel it is saturated enough.
2) Use the oil left on your hands and massage it into the roots of your hair. This will be enough if you have quite thin hair, however if your hair is thicker you can add slightly more.
3) Put your hair up in a bun or clip it back so it is out of your face and leave for at least 30 minutes, I find it works best after about an hour.
4) Rinse out the olive oil and wash and condition your hair as normal, you will notice how much softer and easier to comb through it is.
5) Style your hair as normal.
Using this mask once a week will help to maintain healthy hair and improve its strength. You could also heat the oil up, apply it as normal and then cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for 30 minutes for extra nourishment if your hair is in really bad shape.
I’ve been using this treatment for months and can honestly say that it has worked wonders on my hair.
I’ve always suffered from split ends and contrary to popular belief, nothing can get rid of them but a good haircut.
This product does not seal up split ends; however it makes hair extremely smooth and sleek which seems to disguise the dry, split ends and make your hair look extremely shiny. The mask makes hair a lot healthier, which in the long run will prevent new split ends from forming. It also smells divine, which is always a plus!
I apply this product twice a week in the shower after shampooing my hair, leave it in for five minutes, then rinse it out. It really is that simple to have gorgeous looking hair! The product is also on sale at http://www.boots.com at the minute, costing only £2.03 instead of £4.07 so now would be a perfect opportunity to try it for yourself!