Friday, 15 August 2014

Velvotan "The Original Tanning Mitt" (Self tanning accessories)*

 So Summer is here and pasty, ghostly white girls like myself are in dire need of some fake tan. However there's always the hassle of applying the stuff! Luckily Velvotan are the brand who have saved the day from beauty tanning disaster. This affordable brand has created a line of self tanning accessories to aid you in applying your fake tan...on every part of your body! You can easily find a mitt to use but Velvotan have gone that step or even steps further to ensure that your entire body is evenly coated in your favourite fake tan for summer!

 Here is one of the most adorable products I have ever seen. It's a mini mitt to use to fake tan your face! This cute little mitt allows you to tan your face evenly so you don't have that Casper the ghost look on your face and your body beautifully tanned! I think this is a great mitt as I've never seen someone utilise this idea. The top is fabric and the bottom is a thin foam sponge so that you get a soft touch when applying your tan. As you can see, it easily slips onto your finger ready to be used.

 This next one is probably the tanning accessory you've all seen and used before. This body mitt is essentially a bigger version of the face mitt. The Daddy of mitts! This has the same properties and qualities as the face mitt but larger. Left my fake tan evenly coated and wasn't scratchy.

 This is the body polishing sponge helps to prepare your skin to remove all the dry skin and patches that may leave you with an uneven distribution of tan. No one likes a patchy tan! It sort of works like an exfoliator to scrub away any dead skin cells in order to get a natural looking tan. They advise you to use this daily in the shower and I have to say, I adore this! I love exfoliating products and anything that leaves my skin feeling smooth-this definitely does the job!!

This is the last product/accessory but an interesting one! This is the back applicator! Again, I thought this was genius, something I would have never thought of. It looks similar (dare I say it) to a back scratcher but with foam pads on the end for you to apply your tan. It folds in the centre so you are able to shape the product in a way which makes applying fake tan the easiest for you.

Overall, i think all of these products are innovative, creative and effective in making fake tan application the most efficient and easiest thing to do!

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Recent Purchases #4

So I recently have been splurging on a few beauty essentials for my upcoming holiday which meant a few trips to Boots and Superdrug. Here's what I've been buying!

First is the Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise Face Suncare Cream in SPF 50+ (That's a lot to type out!) A lot of people have mentioned that there are increasingly more sun creams and sun protection for your face. Up until now, I've never used a sun cream specifically for my face. A lot of beauty bloggers have raved about expensive brands and say "invest in skincare". But for those of you like me who don't have much money to spend and the sight of £25 for a sun cream makes your eyes water, here is an alternative. Currently this is half price at Boots and cost me just under £5! It comes in a range of SPF but for my fair skin I chose the highest. I tried this out for a full day under my makeup and it was perfect! No burns!

Next is a repurchase x1000. I've bought Collection's Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer so many times I've lost count! However, Superdrug sent me on a wild goose chase for the lightest shade as everywhere I went stocked only shades 2,3 and 4. I needed shade 1! So after searching in every Superdrug and Tesco for the lightest shade I decided to go to Boots for it where it sat patiently waiting for me to pick it up! It's only £4.19 and it's the best highstreet concealer!

Thirdly is the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I've always gone for even cheaper face powders such as Collection, MUA and NYC but this powder was on offer at Superdrug for only 2.99! so I grabbed it while I have the chance! I have it in 003 Peach Glow.

Finally a product I have heard a lot about. It's the Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in the shade Pink Pout. This is supposedly a dupe for MAC's Angel which is a blue toned pink but you MAC lovers will have to decide for yourselves on that one! The colour is gorgeous and the packaging is so sleek and sophisticated. I'm in love with pink lipsticks an especially matte ones so I'm excited to give this a try!

What are your most recent purchases?
Let me know :)