Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bye Bye Pale Skin


Sun’s out and so is our skin. Shorts, dresses, bikini – it all sounds wonderful but if you are pale as a chicken (*raises hand*) you’ll know it all suddenly doesn’t seem that exciting. Being fair complexioned must be one of my least favorite features about myself and honesty lying down on the sun for hours does not appeal to me. Having said that, luckily I’ve discovered a couple of fab products to help me fake that sun kissed look we all know and adore.  Say hello to my ultimate summertime confidence boosters, which never fail to help me look as if I just came back from the Caribbean. Bare legs season, we are finally staring to get along!

Being a completely self-tanning newbie when I got my hands on the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturizer (here) last year I had no idea what to expect or how to use it. In the morning, however, I was loving every bit of my newly lost fake tan virginity. The lotion had given me the most beautiful bronzed-goddess type of look and my body had honestly never looked better. Basically, the idea behind this product is that if applied regularly it helps you gradually achieve and maintain gorgeous bronzed glow all over your body. This gem also doubles as a moisturizing lotion and with the help of the Vitamin E it keeps the skin soft, smooth and well hydrated. Brilliant. The color that the tanner gives to the skin is spot on – not too orange, not too ashy; it’s just the perfect blend and I love how natural it looks. You could build it up or down depending on your preference but either way – you are going to love your beautiful healthy looking complexion. The application of this gem is quite the child’s play – make sure you’ve exfoliated your skin before and then using a tanning mitt or your hands (wash them well right after you’re done) just rub in the lotion wherever you fancy. Done. You are getting no patches, no streaks and no unevenness – I am definitely giving this beauty the RosyChicc stamp of approval! One thing I have to mention though is the scent – it does smell strong of cookies and chocolate, which isn’t ideal for my sensitive nose but luckily it doesn’t linger for ages so it’s fine by me.

Three finished bottles down the road and a good amount of confidence boosting, next under the spotlight we have the oh-so-incredible Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (here). Makeup for your legs anyone? Yes please! This spray-in-and-go product has definitely stolen my heart with the first application. You just shake it well, spray some amount on your palms and then gently apply it evenly all over your legs. The results? Beautifully tanned and natural-looking skin, which makes you look ten times thinner and a hundred times healthier. I absolutely adore the subtle glow that this beauty gives me - it’s lovely. The fact that it also gets rid of the pink-y undertones of my legs and replaces them with stunning chocolate bronze color is enough to call this spray a total winner. However, if this is not enough to convince you that you need to get involved with Airbrush Legs fear not - the list of awesomeness continues. This miracle worker not only instantly enhances the color of the skin but it also covers imperfections. Bye bye freckles, hyperpigmentation and veins – it is literally like full coverage foundation for your body and I am absolutely smitten. The great thing about Airbrushed Legs is that it doesn’t stain your clothes and it is water resistant as well. Brilliant isn’t it! After all this faux tan talk I am off to slap some of it on and rock my new flowy dress eek.

Have you tried these products before? Do you adore them as much as I do? Which are your favorite self-tanning products?

Lots of love,
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14 comments

  1. I am also super pale and have actually never tried any self tanning products, but I may try them now, especially for my legs!! :)

    -Abby xx
    www.absterdam.blogspot.com

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  2. No surprise, I'm also super duper pale :/ My legs never get super tanned even if I'm laying on the sun for a month. I just bought that Sally Hansen spray and got a medium color, but it works and it's really nice :)
    beautyofalemon.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm sooo afraid of using fake tan and it's pretty high maintenance. Might give it a second try, I remember loving fake tan two years ago :) But I never really understood how can somebody use a fake tan at the seaside? It doesn't wash out once you're in your swimsuit and in the sea? :)
    Sara | Passing Fancy

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  4. I wish I liked the airbrush legs more from Sally Hansen, but I didn't really get a long with it that well! It had a weird smell to it--maybe I had a bad bottle? I also didn't care too much for the application since it was a little messy, even when I would spray it into my palm over a glove. I love gradual tanning lotions though and have never tried that one from Palmer's before, so I definitely will have to pick that up on my next trip to Ulta!

    www.kfclovesyou.com

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  5. Great choices! I am already tan, but I have an olive undertone which I would love to switch out for gold.

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

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  6. LOVE that airbrush spray, I buy it religiously, Have you tried the new liquid version? I just got it and have only tried it once so I'm unsure. It's definitely much easier to use.

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  7. The sally hansen airbrush legs sounds just brilliant- i've heard so many great things about it!x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  8. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is just WOW - i love it

    x

    Abbie-Says

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  9. I love the sound of the airbrushed legs one, I need to try that out! x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. I love both of these products, im such a tannaholic and st moriz is cheap and does the job for me!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  11. You have now convinced me to get these products! I have had so much trouble trying to find something to add colour to my pale skin without going patchy or orange!

    Bella x

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  12. Both of these products sound amazing! I've been wanting to try the Sally Hansen one for a while now

    The Sunday Chapter xxx

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  13. I LOOOOVE palmer's natural bronze body lotion! Works SO well. On my second bottle. One bottle lasts me a whole summer! Also beware, wash your hands cause you don't want brown stain wrists LOL

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