I have been trying out a new tan over the past few weeks so I thought I would let you all know how I was getting on. If you follow me on Snapchat (samanthalovesxo), then you would have seen me speak about it every now and again and my application tutorial.
I bought the Tantastic Fast Drying Self Tan in the dark Liquid from Cara Pharmacy online. I normally opt for mousses as I had never tried anything else, but a lot of people rave about liquid and lotions so I wanted to give it a try. The packaging is gorgeous and the product doesn’t have a strong smell – which is amazing as a lot of tan’s have a very strong smell.
In terms of application, it was so easy to spread. I use the Glove your Body Mitt to apply my tan and have done for years now. You don’t need too much of the product as it spreads well and also there is a good guide colour so that you can see exactly what part of the body you are applying it to. It dries quickly, as stated on the bottle and I usually put it on right before bed and then shower off the excess in the morning.
It is not as dark as I thought it would be once washed off, but it is a gorgeous natural shade. I have gotten so many compliments when wearing the tan on nights out with a lot of people thinking it was my natural colour which for me is the biggest compliment of all when wearing tan.
As it starts to come off the skin, it does tend to come off a little unevenly which is a pain but it isn’t too bad. I would say that it lasts about three days (including the next day when you wash off the excess). So a benefit is that the tan doesn’t stick to your skin ,you can be ready for a new layer of tan without a crazy amount of exfoliation within a few days. A negative is that I wouldn’t wear this tan if I was away for longer than a few days, for example a sun holiday!
Overall though I really like this tan and will be continuing to use it. At the moment you can buy it from Cara Pharmacy for €11.50 (click here to buy).
I have included some before and after pictures below and also pictures of my day 2 tan!