Hi girls! Another monday, another week. Today is the first day of September which is by far my favorite time of the year mostly because it's my birthday on the 21st but also because it's that perfect transition month between summer and fall. Most of the times the weather is still quite good, the leaves start falling, the chunky sweater are starting to replace the t-shirts in your closet, you start wearing burgundy nail polish,...you get the whole idea! September is also the month where everyone is showing off their beautiful summer tan and if, like me, you worked the whole summer and didn't get a chance to sun bath...fake tan is the one! Don't get me wrong, I'm not waiting for summer to apply fake tan. I like to see myself tanned - from medium to dark - all year round. There's no better feeling than starting your week looking tan. Is that weird to say? Have I become a fake tanholic ? I have been fake tanning for a solid 3 years and I have tried a lot of products and the fake tan world keeps on growing, they're still loads of brands I want to try. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect, darkest, most olive toned and moisturizing fake tan. I'm sharing with you today my routine of the moment and it will probably change in about two months because I love to try out new fake tan products.
I'm very picky about the fake tan for my face, hands and all the other dry parts of my body - a dry fake tanned elbow, that's not hot - I always try to pick moisturizing fake tan with a medium tan so I can build up the color and not get my hands orange - yes I did happen before #faketanfail.
Xen-Tan products are a little bit on the expensive side of the fake tan world but they're so worth it in my opinion. A bottle will last you a lifetime, the fake tan smells like marzipan and it's super moisturizing. The bad part is that it does take time to dry.
Products I use for my face/hands : - Xen-Tan Absolute Dark Lotion (here) / Xen-Tan Face Tanner (here)
As much as I'm sticking to my face/hands fake tan routine, body wise I'm much more versatile. Lately I have been obsessed with the He-Shi 1 Rapid Hour Dark Lotion. It gives the most gorgeous dark natural looking tan EVER. The texture is really runny so it's a bit annoying to apply but it dries super quickly and the results are so impressive! The He-Shi Express Liquid Tan Medium is just as amazing but with a more medium tan, which is great for colder months. When I'm going out, I still like to use my St Moriz Dark Lotion because it's inexpensive and gives such a dark tan. The smell is gross and I don't want to know what's in that 3 £ bottle but it's good to use from time to time!
Products I use for my body: He-Shi 1 Rapid Hour Dark Lotion (here) / He-Shi Express Liquid Tan Medium (here) / St Moriz Dark Lotion (here)
Have you ever tried these brands? Are you a fake tanholic too?