Tanning Routines and Favourites

Its summer now in Australia which means tanning season, and as I just burn instead of actually tanning, I like to fake tan. (Which is not only quicker and better for your skin). This is my routine for each time I tan, and some tips to help your tan last longer and look better.IMG_7302.JPG

The first thing I do is exfoliate, this will remove any dead skin, leaving your skin a soft better base for your tan and help eliminate  splotchy patches. Make sure you also shave before you tan as it will make your skin smooth and if you shave after you tan it will remove it.

It is important to moisturise all the time, this helps the tan last longer. Make sure to put moisturiser on your elbows, ankles, and hands and areas that may be more dry right before tanning to prevent the self tanner from sticking to these parts and turning much darker than the rest.

I like to use a mit to apply the tan, I find it helps with an even application and much easier to apply. The mit also makes sure you don’t have to scrub of fake tan from your hands after. I usually put on my fake tan on before I go to bed so it has plenty of time to develop, just make sure you wear loose clothes, and give it at least 30 minutes to dry before going to bed or putting on clothes.

I like to use the mousse self tanner as it is easily rubs in and drys just quick enough for you to make sure it’s even. One of my favourites it the Le tan Instant foaming mousse, this was the first ones I ever used, and I still use it to this day. This one has a good colour and doesn’t streak, but it does have quite a strong  scent.

I have also tried some other brands such as Rimmel, Models Prefer, and Model Co, which all worked well, but don’t come close to my favourite tan.

Which brings me to my favourite , the Australis Rapid tan, this is what I am currently using. This gives a good dark colour in one coat, it doesn’t smell, its super easy to rub in and doesn’t streak and has a color guard- which is like the perfect fake tan!IMG_7058.JPG


November Favourites

These products are the things I have been loving this month.

Facial scrub- this Nivea face scrub is made from white clay and has little beads in it which help exfoliate the skin. It leaves my skin smooth but it also doesn’t sting or irritate my eyes or face as many other face scrubs do. It works well on my sensitive skin so it is a win in my book.img_6989New fake tan- the only reason I tried a new one was because the store was out of my tan and it was the next option, however I have fallen for it. The first time I used it I hated it, it was a green colour that turned pink and hard to wash off, it also took a long time to rub in. But I also only need one coat, and I also realised that I don’t have to complete rub it in and it will still be streak free, and it develops quickly. So its a dark streak free tan  at a good price- is there anything else you could need?Processed with VSCO with m3 presetMarble place mat- I have been obsessed with marble lately, which led me to purchase these marble place mats. They were both  $4 from BigW and Kmart. I got a round one and rectangle one which adds more decoration to my room and I have also used them for a background of some photos.Processed with VSCO with t1 presetBenefit highlighter- I actually got this quite some time ago, but I applied wrong the first time and made up my mind that I didn’t like it, however, I gave it another go and loved it. It was super pigment and gave me an awesome glow, and now its one of my favourites. img_6999Matte lip cream- I recently purchased the Australis matte lip cream (mainly because it was $5 and I’m all about a bargain) but I love it. It lasts all day, the colour I got is a great nude, its moisturising and pigmented; everything you need in a matte lip cream.img_7009