Keep On Tanning!

What a summer we've had this year so far - how long can it last? A little bit of rain is forecast as temperatures drop slightly in the next week or so (so the weather folks tell me!), so if you want to keep that tan you've achieved, maybe time to top it up with a little bit of fake. It's incredible to have a natural tan in Scotland, agreed? But if you need a bit more of a tan, then there are plenty of offers on 5pm Spa and Beauty. I'm also … [Read more...]

Are you pool ready? Summer beauty buys!

Love Island. Pool party. Loads of shimmer and shine. We're in. But not Dr Alex's sunburn, okay? He really should know better. Here's our pick of some of the best summer beauty available this year. Don't get mugged off! THE BODY Keep your body hydrated, moisturised, add a bit of shimmer, keep it cool, and keep it safe in the sun! 1. Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defense sun lotion (SPF15 and SPF30, £14.99, Superdrug) has great UV protecting power, and … [Read more...]

Cocoa Brown by Marisa Carter Fresh Start Self Tan Eraser

As long as we're being careful in the sun, it might be an idea to ditch the fake tan this week and see what natural tan you can get. But that fake stuff can be stubborn, right? So, invest in this new Cocoa Brown Fresh Start Self  Tan Eraser. Brilliant for fake tan faux pas, this removes traces of old tan in just five minutes. It also leaves the skin feeling fresh, ready for the next tan application if you must! A few days after your self-tan … [Read more...]

Tanning Deals

Snow. Right, that's enough of that, I think. What is going on with this neverending winter?! So, let's NOT talk snow, and talk tanning instead. Okay, you might not be showing off your limbs, still wrapped up in winter clothes, but surely having a bit of a tan will make you feel better at least. I was browsing Instagram  recently and noticed St Tropez's new PURITY Bronzing Water Mousse (£31, Boots). Looks great, but I'm no good when it comes … [Read more...]

Love Island’s Olivia is the new face of Cocoa Brown By Marissa Carter tan

Olivia  Buckland has been announced as the new ambassador for fake tan brand Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter. As Love Island is over for another year - with another Olivia making headlines - 2016's Olivia, who is engaged to her Love Island beau, Alex, is taking some of the ITV2 show spotlight back again.. With over 1.5 million social media followers, we all loved Olivia in 2016, right? And she looks stunning in these exclusive … [Read more...]

Fake tan news!

Fake tan is here to stay, that's a fact. I'm not a fan, but if there was one beauty trend I would say will most likely never end, it is this. I learned long ago that, pale-skinned and Scottish, even when I did get a hint of a tan, I was never going to have that beautiful olive skin I wished for. I spent years, quite frankly, orange, when fake tans were at their most primitive. I tried everything, and then I stopped. But fake tan didn't! The … [Read more...]

The Bronzie Tanning Mitt

It's another gimmicky beauty product today, but this one I do quite like. It sort of reminds me of my Granny drying me after a bath as a kid, so it makes me very nostalgic - maybe that's why I like it. The Bronzie 'Got Your Back' tanning mitt is a revelation in tanning mitts and is actually a pretty simple idea- aren't they all?! Bronzie, the company, started out with an actual Bronzie - that's a onesie to wear after tanning. Who … [Read more...]

New Gradual Tanner and BB Body from St Tropez and Ambre Solaire

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not very good with fake tan. I actually don't really like having a tan. Am I allowed to say that in 2016?! It seems that we're all obsessed with a golden glow, and looking 'sunkissed' and as a beauty writer and editor, yes, I talk about fake tan a lot. I can't exactly ignore the zeitgeist. However, my days of trialling every tan under the sun are well and truly behind me. I have no desire ever to … [Read more...]

St Tropez Tan Finder App

St Tropez have launched a 'tan finder' app which aims to help you choose the right tan for you- and you get 10% off your purchase when using it. It's actually really simple to use, you just click through a few screens, and it recommends a product. It's fun for avid fans, and first-time tanners, and helps you understand the huge choice of tans that St Tropez has on offer. Fake tanning is such a huge thing these days (and according to Euromonitor … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Self Tanning Milky-Lotion

Clarins have brought out a new self tan for summer, their Self Tanning Milky-Lotion. It contains all sorts of lovely ingredients to provide you with a golden glow, with skincare benefits. The self-tan market is huge these days, and a self-tan can no longer be just that. This new tan has a smooth, milky texture and goes on quite easily. It also offers 24-hour hydration, which is what we all want in the summer, right? That happens thanks to … [Read more...]