OK. Fake tan. It's my thing. Some people have hobbies like swimming or table tennis. I have fake tan. Some people will spend their last twenty quid for the month on essentials, like food. I'd rather spend it on fake tan. And yep, if I was to go on Mastermind, fake tan would totes be my specialist subject. I mean, it's a problem. And because I'm so obsessed by every minute detail of it all, it can be pretty tricky finding a fake tan that lives up to all of my expectations; i.e.:
1. A nice golden shade with a reddish undertone. Not yellow. Fluoro light bulbs in the gym and yellow based fake tans are not a great combo, as I have recently discovered.
2. A relatively non-sticky formula. There's no denying it, once you've got your tan on, you can just feel it, sitting there. So something that isn't too heavy and icky feeling gets massive brownie points.
3. Scent. If you want to be, ahem, brown, you're gonna have to put up with the scent of DHA. Otherwise known as the ever so fragrant biscuit smell. So I'm just after as subtle a scent as possible. Maybe a light Rich Tea vibe rather than the full on Digestive pong.
4. At least a week's worth of wear and a nice even fade. None of that patchy malarky.
So over the next weeks/months (heck this could even be a lifetime commitment), I'll be trying out and reviewing a whole host of different tans; the cheap ones, expensive ones, new ones, old ones, cult ones, lesser known ones... I mean, I already have a list the size of my arm going on here.
This post is just to let you all know what will be coming up and, of course, to see if it is something you'd be interested in!? So please do let me know what you think, and if there's any particular fake tans you've heard of that are meant to be amazing. I'll add them to the list.
To get things going I've purchased brand new bottles of the Rodial Brazillian Tan in Dark, FakeBake Flawless Self Tan Liquid and Famous Dave's Medium to Dark Spray Tan; and the first review (complete with tell-tale before and after photos) will be coming up in a week's time. Which fake tan would you like to see first?