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.