Even though it's not exactly warm outside here in the UK, in fact it's quite the opposite, false tanning is still something a lot of people like to do, it definitely isn't something reserved for the summer months and especially at this time of year when there are lots of parties to consider, it's nice to have a glow and I always feel better with some colour too especially if I'm going to a party.
Today I have something to share with you that will appeal to any false tan user, it's the Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil. My youngest daughter Alicia is a real false tan addict, she wears false tan all year round, and by that I don't mean she is tanned 365 days a year, but she applies false tan for nights out with her friends or other occasions all year round and not just over the summer months.
When I received the Tan & Tone Oil I knew immediately who would be my guinea pig for trying it out and I was right, Alicia wanted to try out the tan as an avid tan applier, she is really good at applying tan and all her friends come to our house so Alicia can apply their tan too.
I also received the Tan Application Mitt with the tanning oil, usually Alicia uses a different kind of mitt to apply her tan but she said she would use the mitt provided to try the tan so it was a fair test of both the mitt and the tan.
About Skinny Tan
Skinny Tan is made with the highest quality naturally derived tanning actives, coconut, guarana, almond oil, sunflower oil and grape seed oil and will not dry or irritate the skin. The tan is paraben free, cruelty free and suitable for vegans.
Alicia's Thoughts On Applying The Tan
The tan comes in a spray bottle and is the perfect size, it has enough product in the bottle for 4 - 6 full body applications but is small enough to pop into a handbag or luggage if you are travelling. The mitt is a luxurious feeling velvet double sided mitt, it is dark brown in colour so the tan won't stain the mitt and leave it looking unsightly. The mitt is machine or hand washable and the best thing of all is it comes with a "best tanning mitt you've tried" or your money back guarantee, which I think is brilliant.
The tan smells lovely and reminds me of holidays, it has a lovely coconut scent and doesn't have that false tan scent that most tans have, it does smell really nice, Alicia smells lovely when she uses the tan. Alicia said the tan was nice and simple to apply, it is only slightly coloured so you can't really see where you're applying it, that doesn't bother Alicia because she tans regularly enough to know how best to apply it but she was a little concerned because she was using a different type of mitt than normal so she worried the tan may streak or look patchy.
The tan applied easily using the mitt, Alicia applied the tan on her face as well as her body and used the mitt to apply the tan to her face too. She said the tan was easy to apply, it rubbed into her skin well and left her skin feeling soft, she could feel the tan on her skin and she said it felt at first like it wasn't going to dry but it did, being an oil Alicia could feel it on her skin for a while until it dried.
Alicia said the mitt is the best mitt of it's kind she has ever used, she said it feels lovely on the skin and her hands were completely dry when applying the tan, non of the tan seeped through the mitt at all.
How The Tan Developed & Alicia's Overall Thoughts
The tan took around 2-3 hours to develop and developed into a lovely shade, not too light and not too dark, just a lovely tan and considering Alicia was worried because she was using a tanning mitt she wasn't used to she was really pleased with the results of her tan, it was streak free, even and not patchy at all, and she was left with a lovely even tan.
Alicia is really pleased with the Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil, she liked the way it applied and how the tan looked when it had developed, Alicia also topped up the tan and found it layered well without streaking or looking patchy and the tan also removed well using a body scrub.
Overall Alicia is really impressed with the Skinny Tan, she loves the double sided mitt and said it is by far the best mitt of it's kind she has ever used, it feels luxurious and not a drop of tan is on her hands after applying the tan, the mitt is also brilliant for applying the tan to the face, Alicia loves the mitt, and something which I found incredible is the mitt comes with the "best tanning mitt you've tried, or your money back" guarantee which I personally think is brilliant, saying that Alicia loves the mitt and said it really is good so I doubt there will be much need for a refund.
Alicia really likes the tan, she likes that it doesn't have that biscuit scent that most tans tend to have and that the scent, although nice and holiday like, doesn't linger. The tan develops well over 2-3 hours leaving a lovely even, non streaky and non patchy tan which is a lovely shade and not orange at all. Alicia said it will be perfect for any festive parties you may be going to, she said it is simple to use, and looks lovely once developed and she would definitely recommend it and she would also definitely recommend the double sided mitt too.
If you have some festive parties to go to or any parties at all and you want to give the Skinny Tan a try, you can find the Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil priced at £24.99 (100ml) and currently on a buy one get one free offer and the Tanning Application Mitt priced at £4.99 on the Skinny Tan website.
Have you tried the Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil? Or the Tanning Application Mitt? Or Both? Let me know in the comments what you think or let me know if you'd like to try them and are thinking of ordering.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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