25 July 2014

Fake Tan Friday - Laurens Way rapid self tan 60 minutes

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If you're a fan of fake tans you will have noticed Laurens way has been gaining in popularity over other tans in the past few years. While more and more of us are reaching for the tan our expectations are increasing.no longer will we put up with the orange patchy tans of yesteryear. As a massive tan fan herself Lauren Goodger knows what a tan user wants from a tan and has set about creating a range of different tanning products that tackle these issues.

The latest issue Lauren's way are tackling is the amount of time it takes to fake tan. One of the things that is most annoying for tan users is the amount of time needed to prep for a tan and wait for it to develop. If you have a spontaneous night out you risk either looking patchy and orange or looking pasty.

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Well now with the new Rapid tan getting a sunkissed look is quicker than ever before. With a light tan only take an hour to develop!

Laurens Way say:
Love having a tan but hate the developing time? Then our all new Solution 60 self-tan rapid range is the one for you.

This express self-tan bronzing mousse develops into a gorgeous golden glow from just 60 minutes, allowing you to choose your shade. Apply with a mitt then leave the tan on for 60 minutes before showering for a light tan, 2-3 hours for a medium/dark tan.
Solution 60 bronzing mousse is a velvety soft, self-tan formula which is easy to apply and can be used on both the face and body to provide a silky smooth glow.

This tan is avalaible in both a mousse and a spray. I love tanning with a mousse as its so easy to apply with a mitt without any running or streaking. One of the things that also makes it easier is the colour guide which shows you exactly where the tan has been applied. So you can be sure you wont be getting a patchy tan with white bits where you missed a spot.

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If this wasn't good enough they have also tackled the age old problem of smelling odd after tanning. This tan is infused with citrus and fruit extract to give a fresh aroma. Although there was still a slight whiff of biscuits.

When you first wash it off you may feel a bit disappointed as it does look a little pale. What a rapid tan actually does is reduce the time you need to leave the formula on for. However once the formula is washed off the full colour will still be developing on the skin so your full tan will not be fully developed till 8 hours later. So dont be shocked if you start to look darker as the day goes on. So if you are going out I recommend tanning in the morning or the night before and then washing off and your full tan will be ready for when you want to dance the night away.

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The tan gives a natural sunkissed look which lasts a good five days before fading. It gives such a professional finish you look like you have been away for a few days. I really do like the quickness of the development time as it makes it so much easier to tan. I'd love to try a Lauren's way lotion formula as I now much prefer the finish of a lotion.

Have you tried any of Lauren's way tans? What do you make of celebrity tans? Have you tried any other celeb tans? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x


23 July 2014

Make up Revolution - The one foundation

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After being really impressed with the make up revolution products I have tried previously I thought it was about time I checked out their foundation range. Their foundation has had some rave reviews so I couldn't wait to try it out.

It comes in a pretty and professional looking little bottle that is reminiscent of a small Mac Face and body.
The bottle is rather small but considering it's only £4.00 its a real value for money! It has a droplet applicator which I really like. However the formula is quite runny so you do have to be careful that only the desired amount comes out as it does have the habit of running everywhere with the gentlest of squeezes.

Shaking before use is a must with this as it really is on the runny side. So you want to make sure the foundations ingredients are well mixed as this also thickens the formula slightly. It is quite sheer but can easily be built up for medium coverage. Its really blendable and even if built up it is really lightweight!

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One of the things that impressed me the most about this foundation is the range of shades and tones available! The foundation is currently available in 16 shades which for a highstreet make up range is amazing. The shades range from white to a dark brown shade so you stand a really good chance of finding your shade. Or for the price if a normal highstreet foundation, you could by two and mix your own custom made shade. Also I was really impressed with the tones as it can be quiet hard to find a cool toned foundation but this range even has those.

This will be Your ONE Foundation. ONE shade for everyone Using Revolutionary fusion technology The ONE Foundation adapts to your skin tone and texture to give a flawless finish. Due to its liquid formula, it is easily build-able and applied The ONE Foundation gives full coverage resulting in a matte finish. Available in 16 shades to suit every skin tones.

The one foundation really left my skin with a beautiful finish not cling to any dry patches like many matte foundations and leaving my skin feeling soft and not caked in make up which I find to be an issue with cheaper foundations All in all I'm in love. For the price I'm blown away and if you are a fan of highstreet foundations then this is a must try.

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Have you tried Make up Revolution yet? Which of their products do you have your eye on? Which highstreet foundation would you recommend? Let me know all your thoughts by commennting below.

Lots of love,
Laura x


21 July 2014

Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara

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I love Soap and glorys skincare and body products. I haven't really tried their make up range and I have heard amazing things about this mascara. I was really excited to give it a go. I love thick and full lashes! Mega volume is a major selling point for me, and with this being its main claim. It was only a matter of time before I tried it.

The packaging is quite plain but chic none the less with Thick and Fast written in bright pink against the black high shine plastic tube.

Soap and Glory say:
This super volume mascara creates amazingly, longer, fuller, fabulous lashes. Featuring SUPERFILL™ False Lash Fillers, SHINE AMPLIFIERS, NOFLAKE24 technology and super-fine no-clumps natural wax film formers. *While we don’t feel it’s ladylike to brag, we’re feeling particularly bullish about our mascara. (And hope after trying it you’ll agree that it’s absolutely marvelous.)

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The brush is a big bristle brush which  tapers to a smaller end which is perfect for getting into the corner lashes. The only issue I have with the brush is it takes on too much product but this can be easily solved by wipeing off excess formula before applying.

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I was expecting the formula to be too heavy to hold any curl but this doesn't seem to be an issue, holding my curl for the day. It did take a little while to dry so maybe not for those in a rush as you will get black smudges all over your brow bone. Yet once it has dried you wont get any smudging at all which is great for us girls with watery eyes.

The formula is really glossy and jet black! I often get flakes with my mascara from applying so many coats but as Soap and glory claim this isn't at all an issue. Nether is clumps yet I am not sold on this mascara I found it did separate every lash and give them a good coating.  but from further away looked rather grouped together  which  made me look like I had thick but sparser lashes! Its not a look I hate but not what I was expecting. The mascara did however really deliver on length and really opens up the eye.

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I did like this mascara and will continue to use it as a day mascara as I love the natural full on fluttery look However the look is far too natural for my ideal mascara!

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think? What do you look for in a mascara? Which mascara are you using?

Lots of Love,
Laura x








18 July 2014

Fake tan Friday - Karora tinted self tan mist

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As a tan addict I love finding new tans to try! I was recently contacted and asked if I'd like to try Karora tan mist! After being much more adventurous in the types of tans, I'm using lately I was really excited to have a go at a at home Spray or mist.

I got the darker version as on a night out or at the weekend I would normally go for a deeper tan. Also with lots of my friends coming back from exotic holidays I feel pasty with even a medium tan. Normally when I want a darker tan. I build it up by continuous use of lighter tans at home. Which is hard work to keep it even and non- patchy, plus annoying! Or I'll get a spray tan from a salon but that can work out really expensive.

The brand Karora, is from Ireland and has become a staple in high end salons and spas. One of the reasons being its products are filled with an amazing range of ingredients.and unlike a lot of other fake tans are free from skin drying chemicals.

Karora Say :
We promise to bring you fresh and flirtatious products always infused with the unexpected using super natural skincaring botanicals and formulas free from nasties. 

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The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the product looks luxurious and of really high quality. With the product feeling quite weighty and even the spray nozzle itself being well made and sturdy. No sign of leakage even after being used repeatedly.

The tan couldn't be easier to apply simply spray the mist on your mitt, and apply to the skin. The colour guide makes it really easy to see where you have already applied the formula. It was easy to blend and didn't leave me with any patches or streaks which can ruin even the most natural shade.
The mist  dried really quickly and instantly and felt really moisturising on the skin. The scent is lovely and doesn't have the fake tan scent at all. The scent is citrusy and fresh smelling but it isn't at all overpowering which I really like.

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The shade is beautiful, leaving skin with a natural deep tan and a healthy sheen. One of my favorite things about this tan was how soft and supple it left my skin even days after first being applied.  I put this down to all the high quality moisturising ingredients such as aloe, acai berry, argan and coconut oil. It fades naturally with out any weird patches forming.

BRONZED BOMBSHELL - dark
Deep dark bronze glow with skin conditioners for long lasting colour
Flash the flesh with some spot light stealing colour. A guiding golden tint gives instant glow gratification and develops into a dark Brazilian bronze glow that fades incredibly evenly. Botanical extracts lock in moisture guaranteeing complexion perfection and long lasting colour that fades incredibly evenly.

We make the art of dark easy with this tinted mist that creates an instant rich bronzed effect while our custom colour develops into a deeper darker natural looking tan.
Flash the flesh with this long lasting tan that’s got a perfect fade and is packed with skin beautifying botanicals and aromatic fragrances.


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Being a darker shade easy and even application is one of the most important factors. As any mistakes are magnified, I can safely say this is one of the best tans around for an even olive toned tan! I really enjoyed using this and would without doubt buy this as I love the shade and how my skin feels.

Have you tried Karora? Which darker toned tans do you love? Which tan would you recommend for a dark tan?

Lots of Love,
Laura x