Make Your Tan Last Longer

I'm quite pale so usually before a night out or anything that involves showing my stumps legs I'll hit the bottle (of tan). I've been using the L'oreal Sublime Bronze for years now and as much as I like the colour it gives me it has two downfalls. 1. It stinks. 2. It's quite expensive, it's usually on some sort of offer in supermarkets/superdrug but at full price it costs around £12 which isn't as pricey as some brands but it still adds up quickly if you use it a lot, especially as it's a gel texture and you can often misjudge how much you actually need and end up wasting product.

The answer to this should have hit me years ago but it didn't. Instead a friend suggested it and I facepalmed.

Yes. Mixing a strong tanner with a gradual tanner. AND it saves on pre tanning moisturiser! I think I overlooked this as they're completly different textures, and to be honest when you do mix the two together the finishing product does come out looking a bit rude....

Childish humour aside I actually find this method better as you can apply twice for a darker shade - sort of like a gradual tanner but without having to wait a week to get a result. I did take a picture of part of my legs to demonstrate but I have a bit of a complex about my moles so couldn't bring myself to show them to the world just yet.
So that's it really, not a hugely exciting post but I thought I'd state the obvious for anyone else out there like me who has been missing this trick! I also made a little video about self tanners a few weeks ago which can be found here.
Hope everyone's had a good weekend, I'm feeling a little worse for wear after a night on the razzle last night so I'm about to settle down to some Karl Pilkington adventures with a Papa John's pizza. I'm sure it will go down a treat after the cheese and bean toasties I had earlier - I literally cannot stop gorging on savories when hungover.

15 comments :

  1. Ooooh I've been using Dove this summer but OD'd and got a bit orange, this seems almost fool proof, I will have to give it a go. I too suffer from the curse of the pale skin... Xxxx

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  2. I'd never thought of mixing too, but it's actually a great idea! I have the Dove one too which I find pretty good! xx

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  3. Hahaha 'it looks a bit rude' - oh you do make me chuckle!
    That's a really good idea though, especially when, like you say, some tanning products are quite expensive. I'm a big fan of St Moritz at the mo, which costs about £2.50 a bottle, so I've not really had to worry about wasting the stuff, but I'll bare this in mind if I decide to splash out on something a bit fancier. xxx

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  4. This is a genius idea!!! I usually use St Tropez mousse, as I normally realise the true extent of my paleness at the last minute the night before and I find it really quick and easy to use... But this is a brilliant idea.

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  5. I never would have thought of this! Great idea that I must try out soon!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. I have NEVER put any fake tan on. I am a total disaster and would end up with patches, not good.

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  7. Such a good idea, will need to try it soon! x

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  8. This seems really obvious now but I've never even thought about doing this! Must try it soon and bloody hell cheese and bean toasties sound delish.. why have I never tried them before?! x

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  9. Great idea to mix the two :)
    going to try this! Xx

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  11. Good idea. I'm in love with Palmers Natural Bronze moisturizer/gradual tanner - really raving about it at the minute!

    The doll on fashion

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  12. That is such a good idea! Just watched your video too - I'm really pale and never really thought about tanning just to get a glow...thanks, it was really useful :) xxx

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  13. Oh, this would be more effective during the summer! If you find this useful, then you should continue doing it. However, you can get more advice from skin experts. If you want that natural glow, you can easily get it these days considering the skin tanning technologies we have nowadays.

    -Chase Mcumber

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