Every now and again, I like to delve into the world of fake tan. As you know, usually I am pretty faithful to St Tropez, but I have been a little fickle lately.
I suppose in the colder winter months, most of our beauty routines change somewhat. I don't usually change my tan at all, I love to have a bit of colour on my skin, but I thought I'd try out a more subtle winter kind of tan.
Clarins Liquid Bronze seemed like a good choice, it's a nice high end brand, known for their good skincare products. Apparently it's an award winning product...
Unfortunately I tried it for a few days and just really could not get on with it at all.
I applied it with a cotton pad just before bed each night, and although it was very moisturising which is a nice positive, I just wasn't wowed by it at all.
One of the good things about it, is that it doesn't have that horrible fake tan smell. I wouldn't go as far as saying it smells particularly nice, it just doesn't really smell of much.
After the first use, I couldn't really see much difference in my skin colour at all. After the next few nights, I developed a subtle, yellow toned kind of colour, not really very nice at all. I also found that it stuck to the dry parts of my skin and became patchy. It didn't last for very long either, it's worth mentioning that it comes out very watery, and it's white so you can't be sure of which areas you have covered. Not great.
I suppose it could be good if you nice if you are naturally very pale and just looking for an extremely subtle tint, but for me, this product has a huge thumbs down. I definitely won't be buying it, and I wouldn't recommend it, not for £18. Can't win them all, huh? I'll be crawling back to my good old St Tropez with my tail between my legs now!
What are you guys up to this weekend? For me, today involves yoga, and then later on, I have very kindly been invited to sample the Easter tea menu at the Gallery Mess restaurant in Chelsea. I do love a nice high tea, I swear sometimes I'm an 80 year old trapped inside a 20 somethings' body!!