Bronze Me Up Buttercup

Monday, 30 April 2018

You're lying to yourself if you say you don't like a tan. Who wouldn't want that healthy glow? I wouldn't exactly call myself a tanning pro because of the many tanning mishaps that have occurred in my life but I'm getting alright at it. I've stopped turning green so that can only be a good sign right? For Christmas, I had this beautiful box with all of my tanning essentials in it so I thought it would be a good idea to share these 3 important tanning products for if you're looking for an easy and affordable way to fake tan.

Tanning products can be hella expensive, it's ridiculous. Especially when some of the best cost you less than a tenner. I was so happy to get this St.Moriz set because I absolutely love their tan. They're on a par with Cocoa Brown which is AMAZING because they're so easy to use. Tanning doesn't need to be complicated so having 3 different products for different steps makes the whole thing much better.

First off, the smell of the products is like no other tan I've ever used. It's so lush. Sometimes fake tans can smell really chemical heavy and plastic which just puts me off so having these which smell so nice is so much better. There are 3 main parts to the tanning set: the prep, develop and maintain. Of course the prep body scrub will help prepare and prime your skin for the tan. It's a really nice body scrub that with exfoliate and remove any dead skin so that the tan can sit on a fresh base and look more even. Then there's the tanning moose itself which is such a nice formula. It doesn't dry too quickly so you have time to work it into your skin which avoids streaks and darker patches. I got the colour medium because I like a subtle tan but I know that there are darker shades. The last step is the moisturiser which will help maintain the tan and keep your skin looking glowy. It's oil free which is fab because you don't want it interfering with the tan colour itself and means your skin is moisturised without being greasy.

How I Tan
1. Exfoliate and shave in the shower the night before. This will get rid of dead skin cells and hairs that will make your tan uneven and patchy. 

2. Make sure you moisturise your armpits and knees so that the tan doesn't darken those areas. Also, let the tan sink into your skin for half an hour before you apply the tan.

3. Use a tanning mitt to distribute the tan evenly and because you obvs don't want wotsit fingers.

4. It might be best to tan before bed so that it gives it time to develop through the night. Can you imagine tanning then going out like 20 minutes later and it starts raining! Also, use a special type of tan for your face or leave it and just use a darker foundation. Your face is usually more sensitive than other parts of your body.

5. Moisturise everyday to maintain the tan.

6. I learnt that it's good to have colder showers so that the heat doesn't peel or flake the skin and let the moisture leave pores.

So those are the products I use to attempt to be a glowing goddess. Do you have any other tanning products you swear by? It would be good to test some others.

Liv x


  1. Thats pretty nice for those who wants to get tanned
    Great products

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
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  2. I haven't used St Moriz in quite a while, I might have to pick some up soon and try it out!

    Danielle xx


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