Hello my lovelies! Today I am bringing you the very first installment of my new series: Tanning Tuesday! In this series, you can expect spotlight posts on different self tanners, preperation products and tips and tricks to achieve a year long glow! :o) I adore false tanners, and have worn them almost every day since I was about 16/17 years old. With that kind of experience I feel fully equipped to let you guys in on all I know about tanning- the safe way, of course!
Today I bring you Xen Tan!
This is the Dark Lotion - a formula adored by several of my favorite celebs; Holly Willoughby, Gok Wan and Mollie from The Saturdays, to name but a few.
The formula when it's right out of the bottle is a dark chocolatey brown, slightly scary looking but very blendable to a gorgeous instant tan finish.
|L-R Straight from the bottle, slightly blended, fully blended.|
I absolutely love the instant colour that this gives. I often apply my tan in the mornings, before I get ready for my day, so instant colour is a must-have! Also, any of you that have used tanning wipes (the horror!) will know all about the streaky mess that blind tanning (ie. with no guide colour) delivers, so this is a must.
|L-R tan applied, no tan applied|
Scent isn't something that bothers me as much as it does with some people, I usually find a perfumed lotion underneath or a few spritzes of perfume can fix this, however the Xen-Tan scent is quite honestly out of this world. It is a sweet, rich - yet not overpowering marzipan scent that I honestly believe anyone would be delighted to have on their skin.
The Xen-Tan tanning mitt is also worth mentioning, most tanning mitts are sponge topped, which can become pretty scratchy and dry over time. However this one is actually made with velour, that soft terry-ish material. I am not going to go on about it too much, as mitts are set to be the topic of another Tanning Tuesday post. For now, all you need to know is that they are super luxe- and reasonable too at just £3.99 here.
So you want to see some before and afters? Please be warned that I like my tan dark, and this lotion is very adjustable if that isn't your personal preferance. However, this is how I like it on an everyday basis!
Also, to kick off 'Tanning Tuesdays', I am posting a supplementary 'reviewtorial' on my YT channel, using Xen Tan. This video includes tips and tricks of mine for application, as well as more info about Xen Tan itself!
Have any of you tried Xen-Tan? I would love to hear your opinions!
Love H xoxo