For those of you that read my blog last week you will know I posted a glowing review on Laurens Way Glam Tan. It is the best tan I have used to date so naturally anything else was going to have some stiff competition.
This week I am reviewing another Ex Towie lady’s range and I am very thankful to the staff at Amazing Tan for sending me a sample of Maria Fowlers Tanning Mousse. I had very high hopes for this after seeing some pictures of Maria on twitter looking gorgeous modelling the tan herself.
I was sent a sample of the mousse in the shade Americano’ which I believe is the darkest shade. I applied my tan with a mitt and I have to say the application process was great. The mousse was not to frothy and felt really smooth when applied and definitely lived up to its claims of being velvety smooth.The tan dried to a medium brown and I was left wondering if this was going to develop to a darker shade over night.
When I woke in the morning the tan had developed slightly but it was definitely not as dark as the Laurens Way Darker Than Dark Glam Tan which was not necessarily a bad thing however it certainly wasn’t a Caribbean tan as claimed on the bottle. I did notice that I had some slightly patchy areas on my hands but that could have been down to my application and nothing that couldn’t be resolved with a bit of body scrub.
When I arrived at work that morning I had lots of positive comments about how natural my tan looked. I definitely think that this tan is something that would work with lighter skin tones also. So far so good!
Upon returning home on Friday evening I was due to go out and whilst getting changed into my skirt I noticed I had several streaks down the backs of my legs. I applied a little more tan to these areas to blend it in.
Unfortunately when I woke up on saturday morning the streaks had not subsided and I was left with very streaky patchy legs. The top half of my body seemed to be ok so it was nothing that I couldn’t cover up but I was really disappointed as I wanted to love this so much!
In terms of longevity this was a bit of a strange one… I found that I had some areas that the tan quickly disappeared from such as my armpits and elbows. I was left with really white patches under my armpits however at the same time I’ve had a pretty difficult job trying to remove this and had to exfoliate a lot leaving me pretty sore.
So was it amazing?
In a word No… However everyone deserves a second chance so I’m not completely writing this one off yet it just won’t be my first choice next time Fake Tan Thursday comes around!
Many celebrities have tried to make it in the tanning market and TOWIE star Lauren Goodgers range named ‘Lauren Way’ seems to be one of the most popular on twitter so I thought it was only fair I gave it a go too. I’m quite a pro when it comes to tanning even declaring Thursday evenings as ‘Fake Tan Thursdays’. I have tried many different brands a long the way experiencing the dodgy hands, tangoed feet and dry elbows that come with some of them.
Lauren has quite a few product in the range but the one I chose to try was the new ‘Glam Tan’ which claims to be the closest thing to a professional spray tan in a bottle. I was feeling brave and chose the shade darker than dark.
Details from the Laurens Way Website:
THE NEW LW DARKER THAN DARK GLAM TAN is a long-lasting self-tan spray formula that can be used on both the face and body. The spray bottle allows for easy and even application, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a spray tan from the comfort of your own home.
THE DARKER THAN DARK formula provides a gorgeous, deeply bronzed colour in just one application and the colour guide allows you to see exactly where you are applying it.
LW DARKER THAN DARK GLAM TAN feels luxurious and velvety soft on the skin. It dries quickly so there’s no waiting around before going out. This colour is fabulous for olive skin tones and experienced tanners and a must have for every glamorous girl this season.
I’m just going to put it out there! This stuff is amazing but should I really have expected anything less? After all Essex is the Capital of tanning. The application process was a dream just a few sprays on to the mitt and your good to go.What I loved about this was that there wasn’t too much product dispensed on the mitt. I sometimes find with a mousse or a lotion that there’s too much going on and I end up with too much product on my feet or ankles. I also really liked that it was easy to see where you had applied the tan and you could build up the colour really easily. It definitely lived up to its streak free formula.
When applied this tan does look pretty dark but there was none of the green tinge you sometimes see with some tanning products. When I woke up in the morning I was not disappointed-I even had perfectly tanned feet.
Right-Tan when applied Left-Tan line in the morning
Its now Monday and my tan is still looking fresh and it has faded really evenly.This morning I have exfoliated as recommended on the Laurens Way website and will be glowing all the way until this weeks ‘Fake Tan Thursday’
Way to go Laurens Way!
This week I will be trialling another TOWIE stars tan. I have been lucky enough to be sent some ‘Amazing Tan’ by Maria Fowler. You can catch the review early next week!