Firstly, can I just say that I actually wanted to label this post down as ‘lifestyle’ because I’d say it definitely fits in that box? Fake tanning for me is life. Very sad, I know but I am one insanely pale human being and tanning gives me a huge confidence lift that I’m very embarrassed to say I wouldn’t like to give up anytime soon. So when it comes to trying new tanning products that have recently surfaced on the market, I’m all for it.
Let me give you the low down. I tried Skinny Tan probably over 2 years ago now. I was at my mums and my tan was looking a little dull so I fancied a top up. My mum recently bought Skinny Tan and for what I can remember it was something like their current product, the 7-day tanner. It was possibly a slightly pigmented lotion.
I was a bit sceptical because I’m a mouse kinda gal but I was surprisingly impressed. I made sure to try it on my belly as Skinny Tan raves about the finish of their tans and how it improves the likes of cellulite, stretch marks and leaves a smooth, flawless finish. Although back then I would’ve like a bit more colour I was nonetheless, impressed.
Now, with Skinny Tan hugely in the public’s eye, the odd offers appearing after a while reeled me in and I went with two of their bottled mouses for £30. Bargain, eh? I had to give their range a go. I’ve heard nothing but positive things and to be honest, my current go to tanning products are boring me.
The consistency? Mouse-like, of course. It blends well, however, the formula’s guide colour can be a bit deceiving. I’ve been used to mouses that give you quite a strong guide colour so you can almost not only look bronzed very quickly but have a better chance of seeing where you’ve missed and where you might have gone wrong. I mean, there is definitely a guide colour with this tan but it’s quite faint when firstly applying. When it comes to doing the hands and feet I feel the urge to overcompensate as I get a bit paranoid thinking I’m going to have white feet as it can sometimes appear the tan isn’t taking. I’d say that’s the only downside, if there HAD to be one.
After tanning for god knows how many years you kinda feel like you’ve mastered it but some formulas can really trick you and destroy your amazing tanning streak. I’ll be honest, I’m having a love-hate relationship with this tan but it’s my issues, not the products. I’m more impressed than anything it’s just the developing time is deceiving, as previously mentioned. I can go a tiny tinge of orange with this product because I can sometimes feel drawn to layering it on. This is only because the way I tan is normally a routine that takes up a morning so I almost want the tan to be a certain colour before I leave the house and crack on with my errands. Yes, I’m fully aware I have a problem but in my current state it’s not something else I want to take on, therefore I do the pack it on hack and semi-regret it later.
As you might be able to see in the pictures, I did the pack it on jobby this week as I was going out at the weekend, so impatient me wasn’t to be reasoned with. If you trust the product and carefully apply it and trust that it’ll develop, you’ll be blown away.
In all honesty the colour this week maybe a slight tinge of orange but the finish is fab. My body looks pretty flawless in places I’m quite embarrassed about and my legs are mine but better and I just ultimately feel like a goddess.
You’d be silly to not give this a go if tanning is your thing, you’ll see results you’d only dream of. However, if you’ve already given this a go or are thinking about it, do leave a comment below. I’d love to know what everyone else thinks and not only on this particular product but Skinny Tan’s entire line, I’ve very intrigued now!