Beauty: Tanning for summer.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

At the moment the sunshine is a bit hit and miss. One day it will be glorious (Usually on a weekday while I
am at work) next the sky is full of ugly looking grey clouds and there’s not a ray in sight. Sort it out UK, It’s meant to be the summer!  Due to the lack of opportunities to sunbathe so far this year (don’t worry I will makeup for it on my Holiday in September) I have been reaching for the bottle in order to get a bronzed glow.

There are a couple of different tanning products I would like to share with you. As mentioned in my June favourites post, I have been enjoying the Vita Liberata self tan – which since that post went live, it has had a bit of press coverage because apparently it’s the tan Kim K likes to use! So there you go! There are a range of different types available from the brand & even though the one I have is the fast developing one I like to use it overnight for hint of 'I've just been on holiday' tan. 

If you want a hint of colour & don't have much time to spare you could try the Laurens Way Rapid Tan* which comes in both mousse and spray form. You only need to leave it to develop for 60 minutes and you are left with a light sunkissed glow. It does dry fairly quickly on application so you will need to work fast to ensure you don't miss any spots! I would say if you are someone who likes a really dark tan, this fast developing tan may not be for you. It gives a nice glow - You'll be asked if you've been out in the sun for sure however, for something a bit deeper I would opt for Laurens Way Glam Tan. The colour payoff is a bit better.

Another option if you are in a rush & don’t really want to alter your routine would be to try a moisturiser with tan in it. You can just moisturise as normal after showering and then over a few days build up to a lovely tan. My current favourite has to be the Palmers Cocoa Butter naturalbronze, which doesn't have that horrible biscuit scent that other tanners have. After one application I look sunkissed & I don’t need to re apply for maybe 2 days – I stick to a regular moisturiser between then. At less than £6 it’s the cheapest of the bunch, it won’t take long to save your boots points to get a bottle.

So what tanning products have you been reaching for this summer? Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones and have a real tan?!

Much love, 


  1. My favourite is the Garnier summer glow :)
    Daniella x

  2. I'm always a bit scared of fake tan but I love the sound of Laurens Way Rapid Tan!

  3. Ooo I am not joking - I need bronzer or self-tan right now!! Here in South Africa we're right in the middle of winter and my usual beach brown legs are pale as ever! Hate it! Definitely going to try find these products, thanks for sharing!

    You've got a new follower x

  4. Nice post,dear!Really like it:)

    Keep in touch xx


  5. came across your Blog from zoella I would just like to say that your blog is amazing..I love the design and the pictures.. Just amazing

    If you have a minute please come over to my Blog leave a comment if you would.... it would mean a lot

    have a lovely day.. Keep up the good work

    Jade :D

  6. Fake tans always go wrong on me, they either look streaky or too dark. These tans look so much better and easier to apply. Might have to venture out and try them. :) xo

  7. Still lovin' my Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream! I really want to try the He-Shi and Lauren's Way products though...only thing that's stopping me is the multiple different fake tan products already sat in my drawer un-used *sigh* x

    Sarah @ xx

  8. Thank you for a great review, for anyone interested in the Laurens Way Rapid Tan you can leave the product on for 2-3 hours to acheieve a darker colour and still not have to go to bed wearing it :-) If interested in purchasing please feel free to visit Thanks Leanne x

  9. This is not new. I have been doing this for years!!


Thanks for taking the time to read my post.