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Sunday, 17 September 2017

SUN-day | Skincare ESSENTIALS for YOUR Winter Sun Holiday*


This week, my Twitter timeline has been FULL of people heading off on holiday to some beautiful parts of the world, such as Greece [which is my ultimate fave place in the world ever], Spain, Turkey, Bali and Florida to name but a few... you guys are truly 'avin it large

Unfortunately, due to raaaaaging health issues and a level of debt which is possibly even less manageable than they are [trolololol] I won't be setting foot out of the country this year... but for those of you seeking Autumn / Winter sun, skincare & aftersun care is a MUST. And I've got some 2017 Hero Products from skincare experts Vichy and La Roche Posay to share with you [not literally lol, get yo own] that you should defo consider packing in your suitcase. These bottles, tubes and sprays of expert UV protection ensure the safety and beauty of your skin in the sun [waaaaah, I'm so jealous!] and are suitable for use on all skin types; including sensitive.

I'm talking Vichy's Idéal Soleil 2017 collection and La Roche-Posay's Anthelios range - which are available at larger Boots stores, pharmacies nationwide and at www.boots.com. And for those of you seeking out-of-season sunshine, you're more likely to pick up these products on special offer - great success!


Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection
Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

Suncare

Something I've always struggled with when it comes to staying safe in the sun's rays, is facial sun protection. A lot of the products I've tried have made my oily skin, oilier - and felt like they've simply melted off my face in the heat [yum.] There are countless selfies of me which will never see the light of day due to my face being shinier than Kimmy K's arse in those photos, with the greasiness of the products I've put on it to keep it safe. And then there's the fear of breakouts. Urgh. 

Gals, fear no more - I've gotcha. These two miracle products for use on yo face keep your skin mattified, protected from UVA-UVB damage and don't leave you shining bright like a diamond. They're pretty much what I've been searching for all my adult life.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection
Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection
Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

All New La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Mist*, RRP £14

This is legit the bae of facial suncream, ladies. It's invisible on the skin and applies like a mist - as well as being TOTES makeup friendly; you can wear it under or over makeup, without a trace. Say whaaaaaat?! Perfect for daily use and with a gorgeous, lightweight texture, it boasts high UVA-UVB protection, a hands-free application [so you're not massaging impurities or oils into your face] and has a patented anti-shine formula.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

It actually absorbs up to 100x its own weight of sebum [ie oils and sweat and all other sexiness that oozes out of your face on the beach] to proactively control sources of shine, leaving yo sexy mug clean and matte all day. And it weighs next to nothing, in a totes handy spray bottle. 

Best for: Oily Skin [ie me. In a bottle.]

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

Vichy Tinted Velvety BB Cream SPF50+*, RRP £16.50 for 50ml

Ah, Vichy. One of my all time favourite skincare brands. Their Idéal Soleil 2017 range boasts a patented global anti-UVB and UVA level of protection; in a lightweight, comodegenic-free formula that's dry to the touch. This helps reduce heat rash for those who are prone to a bitta sun-sensitivity [also, me] - providing protection, hydration and skin repairing qualities.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

This velvety tinted BB cream illuminates yo face with a glowy, youthful look; whilst protecting it from sun damage, brown spots and premature aging. No-one wants to look like those leathery-skinned old fellas in their Speedos, do they?! It also contains the much loved, blogger ingredient of-the-moment Hyaluronic Acid, which melts into your skin and plumps it up with moisture - leaving your skin smoother, supple and soft. TOTAL babe.

Aftersun Care

Aftersun care is well important - all that beachy / poolside exposure to sun, chlorine and salt water causes your outer layers of skin to dry out; making it look dry, dull and flaky. And no-one wants to invest in a solid 7 hours of sunbathing, only for it to peel off the next day. That's why this genius aftersun product from Vichy is one you ABSOLUTELY must pack for your next vacay.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

Vichy Idéal Soleil Double Useage After Sun Oil*, RRP £13.00 for 200ml

This stuff right here. Legit what holiday makers' DREAMS are made of. It looks great, it smells great and it's packed full of greatness  - and it's so easy to use. It's basically the most luxurious, nourishing aftersun ever to exist to mankind - and you can use it IN THE SHOWER or on dry skin. Which is pretty much all kinds of amazing. And it leaves even the most parched [yes, I managed to burn my chest in the UK lol] skin feeling soft and less pink within minutes.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

Its proper unique formula hydrates your skin and repairs damage, extending your tan by up to 61%. It smells like a holiday in a bottle - described as mellow summer notes of ocean spray, white flowers amber and musk; which lightly fragrance your skin with a sensual aroma, leaving it comfortable and refreshed. The fact you can use it in the shower, on wet skin [as well as on dry skin] works really well for me; as I always find that having a shower post-sunbathe brings the colour in my skin out. And it saves time, when you're rushing to get ready for your evening meal after a slightly longer dip in the pool than you anticipated!

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios CollectionSunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

It's so, so important to look after your skin in the sun's rays - skin cancer is a very real, yet easily avoidable danger; when you dress your skin and body appropriately for the climate. So if you don't like the greasy, oily feeling of your bog-standard suncream on your face - or the somewhat tacky feeling of generic aftersun products, don't just go without. Go to Boots instead, and load up on expert skincare brands like these guys. 100% worth the investment.

Sunbathing essentials from Vichy Idéal Soleil 2017 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Collection

Have you been away this year, or do you have any holidays booked over the next few weeks that you're looking forward to? Where are your favourite Winter Sun hotspots?
*This blog post contains PR samples, but all opinions, bitterness towards those able to take holidays and rambling on is totes my own.
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

#UnpopularOpinion | 20 Reasons Why Autumn is Sh*t


I'm a miserable old bag, but admittedly; I cry laughing at my own jokes more often than I'd care to admit and I find my own dark, dry sense of humour proper funny. For example, when everyone was doing the 100 days of Happiness hashtag on Instagram a few years back, I decided to do my own version - 100 days Raging instead [on my personal Insta, my imperfect angry images didn't fit the aesthetic of my blog Insta] as a sarcastic and dry parody of my life. 

I laugh till I cry at my own expense, seem to keep getting stuck up sh*t creek without a paddle [or even a boat] and definitely don't take myself too seriously; my dignity has long left me and shame hovers over me like a big, hysterical cloud. But I'm okay with it.

At the moment, in my miserable cynicism, I'm seeing loads of 'Reasons I'm Looking Forward to Autumn' posts. And I'm not. At all. So naturally I thought I'd be a knobhead online and write a post on all the reasons I'm REALLY FRIGGING NOT looking forward to it. And here it is. '20 Reasons Why Autumn is a Bell Piece'.


1. It's sh*tting cold.

2. The impending rise of the electric bill. 
I swear, Scottish Power just lurk in the shadows all Summer... and as soon as Autumn hits then BAM! - they're out to bum me with surprise tariffs and what feels like penalty charges for daring to turn my heaters on.

3. Rain.
What a d*ck.

4. Snow.
Slippery, horrible b*stard. Yes I don't like Autumn, but the impending Winter is even more of a wanker for bringing this upon us.

5. The very real risk of having a firework thrown at you.
Yes, I do live in a pretty shady area - but the number of rockets that have nearly been sent to Uranus [my anus] whilst walking down the sinister big hill behind where I live is too many to count. As I write this post, I just heard some kind of firecracker go off and some kids screaming. It's the most wonderful time of the year.

6. The slip, trip and fall risk.
I sound like an old lady / compensation advert here, but as someone who has been seriously injured in an accident that wasn't my fault, this treacherous time of year makes it dangerous underfoot and in my pants; in terms of how much I sh*t myself, worrying about falling.

7. The impending feelings of expense / doom.
Christmas is not a fun time of year when you're as much of a tramp's arse as I am.

8. The impending New Year .
...and realising how sh*t this one has been and how I've done  literally nothing except scroll Twitter and get fatter.

9. It's not Summer.

10. I don't like PSLs.
Hell, I don't even like the abbreviation.


11. Candles.
I don't burn candles often, as I got in trouble with the letting agency  for having done in the past and them staining the walls with their black plumes of smoke. Yeah, cheers Yankee Candle. Plus there's the fact that I'd have to remortgage the flat I can't even afford to rent to buy some of the expensive b*stard candles everyone's burning freely in their homes. Hell, even the Primark ones are out of budget right now.

12. Darkness.
Everything looks about a million times creepier.

13. The very real risk of flipping the channel over to reveal ET.
I hate that creepy b*stard, and the film is pretty much always on at this time of year. It's like ET Roulette flipping the channels; he's gonna be there, but on which one? Usually ITV, I've learned.

14. My washing takes sh*tting AGES to dry.

15. Having to switch my Insta aesthetic up and change blog props.
I like my pink theme. It's so much hassle transitioning to red. Well, it's not really but yeno. WERK.


16. Everyone being happy and loving Christmas
...When to me, Christmas is just a barrage of financial stress and hardship I'd much rather bin off in favour of duvet days and bourbon biscuits. And a massive trigger for my anxiety.

17. The struggle of getting out of bed being even more real.
It's hard enough when it's warm and the sun's streaming through my cheap-arse blinds; let alone when it's pitch black and Scottish Power make it near enough impossible to turn the heaters on without a surprise bumming.

18. Coats.
I HATE wearing coats. As soon as Winter's over, I aggressively bin them. So I'm also sans coat atm, which means more expense.

19. Jumpers and shapeless clothing.
I look like a sack of sh*t.

20. The lack of sun and Vitamin D.
This means my flaky nails get even worse and my brittle arse bones continue to live their deficient lives and get weaker. Jeez, I'm a fossil.


And with that, I'm gonna drop the mic; as I'm aware that everyone else on my Twitter timeline seems to proper love Autumn and I'll probably get lynched for writing this. And despite moaning on like the cantankerous old bag I am, I can't actually stop Autumn from coming [or afford to move to a different climate to avoid it.] But in my sarcastic mind, I've actually lolled all the way through writing this post - and I hope at least some of you will be with me on the points I've raised!

Do you like Autumn / Winter? In which case, have I proper offended you? Soz if so. Or are you more of a Summer gal, like me? Let me know in the comments below. And I still love yas all, even if we do have differing opinions on which seasons of the year are the best. 

Different opinions are great - they're healthy and raising conversation / healthy debate with others on them is fab. What isn't fab is being a cockweed to others about them on social media and refusing to accept anyone else's opinion but your own. Which I'd never do. 

Raise them PSLs high gals [just nowhere near me!] and let's embrace our differences. And then possibly embrace me too, cos I get no action these days and I'm miserable about that as well.

PSL out.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Dating Disasters : Finding Love & Lols*


From falling [publicly] on my arse several times, accidentally flashing strangers, pulling using a digital horse as my wingman, 4am toast appreciation sessions and my card getting declined for a solitary tin of Smart Price tuna - my life as an adult has been filled with comedy gold. Or severe emotional trauma, whichever way you decide to look at it. 

Several of these hilarious yet insanely embarrassing / hilar moments have, of course, been centred around dating and those of the opposite sex. As a heterosexual [gay4Gweni, tho] knobhead of a human, I've shown myself up in countless social situations and romantic interactions over the years. Some of which I thought I'd share with you guys today, for a laugh.

I think it's important to remember that the path to meeting new people isn't always smooth, fruitful or even necessarily worth it, if they turn out to be a total cockweed; but it IS a lot of fun and 100% worth putting yourself out there for, if you're ready / looking. You never know who you'll meet, or what fun is ahead.

Dating Disasters - Finding Love and Lols

1. Drunk Texts
Oh my life, the drunk text era was the WORST / funniest now, when I think back to it. I never sent like pure feelings or professions of love during this smashed part of my life [well, that much anyway] - I'm talking life ruining pointless sh*te. Like most of it was illegible to other humans and made them question their own lives - like how had they let this mad b*stard [me] even get hold of their number?!

For example, I once was dating this really pretty boy and I text him at about 4am telling him I was taking part in an egg and spoon race at the moment [I definitely wasn't] and would he support me? Turns out he wouldn't, he thought I was sh*tting MENTAL and cut all ties ahahahahah.

Leading on from Drunk Texting, we have

2. That Time I Text My Entire Contacts List, from A-B
This, potentially, was a lifesaving [though tw*ttish] move by myself - as I have no idea who the message I had written was intended for and I'm hoping it never reached them, as I totally passed out [drunkenly] halfway through writing it. 

In my second year of uni, when the Drunk Text Life was very much real, I accidentally texted everyone from A-B in my Contacts list telling them that I loved them. A simple message, 'i love you' ... sent to the Alarm Code, Blockbuster [lol RIP], my boss and my friend's boyfriend; to name just a few of the embarrassing recipients. To this day, I have no idea who the original message was meant for.

3. Dog Poo
Yes, it's not exactly a romantic or thrilling prospect is it... but one of the most romantic moments of my adult life actually involves canine crap. One of my best friends & I met these two lads on a night out, and we went back to one of theirs for a party with them / their mates. We were lying on the trampoline in the backyard, gazing at the stars, when suddenly the lad my mate was into goes:


'OH F*CKING HELL, I thought I could smell something... I'VE PURE STOOD IN DOG SH*T, MATE! It's f*cking EVERYWHERE!!!'

It turns out the grass around the trampoline was laced with a million dog poos, which was a total mood killer. But then, my guy sacrificed his white, indie as hell pumps to the dog turd arena in order to carry me inside safely; so I didn't have to tread in it. Romance isn't dead, people.

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This post has been sponsored by a handful of dating sites scattered across the UK [such as this Dorset dating site and this Derbyshire dating site] there to help people of all ages, needs and locations find love... or whatever it is you're after. Cos no matter what your age; provided it's legal, consensual and safe, no strings / adult dating is an option sought by many - you'd be surprised by how many single / older ladies and gents fancy a quickie outside of Tinder.

For any of my older readers who fancy getting involved with some over 50s dating [cos why not?!] ... or perhaps any of you guys looking to get your Mum / Dad / Grannies back out there, why not check out resources such as over 50s dating Cheshire or over 50s dating Oxfordshire; depending on where you're based. I wish you love, luck and a lack of dog poo in your dating journey!!

Where did you meet your significant other? Which apps / dating websites do you use to seek love [if any]? Any funny stories to share of your own? 
*Sponsored post - your gal's gotta fend off the baliffs somehow, kids xox
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Friday, 8 September 2017

So...? | NEW Unleash YOUR Style Fashion Mists* + #GIVEAWAY


It's not going to come as a shock to any of you that I've pretty much always got a bottle of So...? fragrance close by. I've only just got out of hospital... but during my time in there, I had like all the nurses coming in for a spritz of my collection; they were always in my room admiring my bottles and borrowing my magazines. I spent so bloody long in there, that it became like one big girly sleepover, where we checked my arse for bedsores and instead of plaiting each other's hair, checked my blood pressure instead. Anyway, let's not get onto my arse again.

I ranted, raved, wept and professed my love about So...?'s new range of stylish scents in this post a little while ago; if you remember... mostly rambling on about how much I adore these fashionable new fragrances, their on-point new branding and about how each of these distinct scents allow you to express and complement your unique fashion / style  via scintillating the senses. Well my So...? baes are back at it again - they've just released three super affordable, super pretty Body Mist counterparts to the bestselling So...? Collection perfumes mentioned here - and they're everything.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

They look great, they smell fantastic... plus, unlike their perfume counterparts, these high-end looking body mists come in plastic bottles with pump dispensers. Which is pretty bloody handy - you can [literally] throw one in your gym bag, handbag, clutch bag for nights out or overnight bag to take to bae's without worrying it's going to smash on you in the process. 

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

These brand new body mists boast the same, beautiful fragrances we've enjoyed all Summer - in a less potentially-smashy bottle, but with just as long-lasting of a formula - in time for Fashion Month. London Fashion Week kicks off on the 15th September this year, and I can't wait to get some style & beauty inspo from the catwalk; matching the mood of my fave fragrances to the new season's latest looks.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

In case you haven't had a chance to experience these stunning scents for yourself yet, here's a little summary of what to expect from the range - which should give you a rough idea on which of the So...? Collection best fits your style and scent preferences. Imma kick off the rundown with my personal favourite which is So...? Dark Romance.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

So...? Dark Romance Fragrance Mist*, 100ml
[also available in 30ml Eau De Parfum, RRP £6.99 at Superdrug / Boots]

I frigging love Dark Romance. It's a sensual, aromatic scent which is quite heavy; but with a sweet floral twist. Described as rich, mysterious and sassy [all words which describe me apart from obviously RICH hahahahaha] this amazing fragrance channels the romantic gothica fashion trend we've enjoyed throughout the year; best seen in black lace, chokers and bodysuit form.

Its aroma reminds me of black lace, that sexy LBD you've been saving for the Christmas Party Season, vampy lips and plum stiletto nails - making it the perfect accessory for Autumn / Winter 2017. Although a lighter version of the Eau de Parfum bottle, I still find this mist to have great staying power. It's great to freshen up with in between sprays of the Dark Romance perfume, to keep yourself smelling hella hawt.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

So...? Dark Romance is that fit it's actually been shortlisted for a 2017 Pure Beauty Award ... which is no surprise, really - this is the one fragrance which totes drove my nurse besties wild in hospital, the one I get the most comments on and the scent my sexy blogger baes love as much as I do. So if you've smelt it and dealt loved it, you can give it a thumbs up by voting for it here.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

I am... So...? Fragrance Mist*, 100ml
[also available in 30ml Eau De Parfum, RRP £6.99 at Superdrug Boots]

I really enjoy this bold, zingy fragrance - it's one I often reach for as a daytime scent, to wear with floral prints; or to make a sharp statement with jeans, a blazer and a bold necklace. I am... So...? is a fresh, vibrant and unique scent; perfect for on-the-go fragrance refreshes.

Its fruity vibes are inspired by creativity, fashion and your personal sense of individuality - the mist's name itself is a little like a question waiting for an answer. I am So...? - and as [the underrated yet also massively disappeared star of yesterday] Natasha Bedingfield once sang, the rest is still unwritten. Plus I guess it's important to add, that regardless of how you choose to answer that question, you're still going to smell fit.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

So...? Sheer Illusion Fragrance Mist*, 100ml
[also available in 30ml Eau De Parfum, RRP £6.99 at Superdrug Boots]

This is a pretty, delicate scent which reminds me of date night [if my life was romantic enough to include any of that], satin prints, chiffon, sequins and versatile glamour. The bottle is stunning isn't it - adding a swish of sophistication to any dressing table. 

Ideal to mix with sheer, lacy fabrics [think shirts and embellished collars] this AW17, Sheer Illusion is a luxurious, rich scent of mandarin and bergamot, which opens up into a floral heart of jasmine sat upon a creamy sandalwood base. I love spritzing my bedding with this mist.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

So, now you've heard a little more about what's on offer... here's the fun partone lucky reader will win all three of these FAB new fashion fragrances from So...? - and it couldn't be easier to be in with a chance. Head to Twitter, find my pinned tweet, follow me & So...? and retweet it. Boom - if you're over 18 and live in the UK, that's all you need to do to enter

More detailed T&Cs are listed below - good luck gang! While I'm here, I'm going to say PLS no quote tweets - they do my tree in and there's only one entry per person anyway, so they don't count. Giveaway ends on the 15th September 2017 - so you can enjoy London Fashion Week with your new fashion fragrance mists like an absolute queen.

So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway
So...? The Collection Fashion Fragrance Mists Review and Giveaway

Have you smelt any of these beaut new fragrances yet? What's your favourite So...? scent? Good luck - this is a truly fab prize you'll get stacks of use out of; through AW17 and beyond!
Terms & Conditions
COMPETITION: LoveLaughsLipstick X SO...?
1. No purchase necessary
2. The Contest is open to candidates aged 18 of age and over who are legal residents of the UK excluding employees of Incos Ltd (the “Sponsor”) their affiliates, licensees, agents and members of their respective immediate families and anyone professionally associated with the administration of this promotion.
3. CONTEST PERIOD. All eligible entries have to be submitted between the 8th of September 11:00 GMT 2017 and the 15th of September 23:59 GMT 2017. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will not be counted and will be cancelled. Quote  tweets will NOT be counted.
4. Incos Ltd. or its distributors do not accept any responsibility for late or lost, ineligible or incomplete entries
5. WINNERS: One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by myself [@love_lippy] via Direct Message on Twitter; within 48 hours of the contest closing.
6. PRIZE DETAILS: The winner will receive All three (3) So...? Collection Fragrance Mists.
7. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred although Incos Limited reserve the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances to the same value or higher. There will be no cash alternative.
8. CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT: The Sponsor reserves the right to amend or cancel this Contest at any time.
9. SOCIAL MEDIA: The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. By participating in this contest, you agree to a complete release of liability of Twitter, who is not affiliated with this promotion. You understand that you are providing your information to the Contest Sponsor and not to Twitter.
10. Entrants and parents and/or legal guardians of Entrants under the age of 18 years old will be deemed to have accepted the official Terms and Conditions (the “Rules”) and to agree to be bound by them.
11. The Promoter is Incos, Congress House, Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN, UK
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

#TanThursdays | Technic's Tan Out of Ten Self Tan Mousse*


Happy Fake Tan Thursday, gang! Whether you prefer to get yo bronze on of a Thursday or a Friday night [or across several nights, I'm a firm advocate that life feels better with a tan, so you do what you gotta do to get it!] I've found the product you need to try this year [like, asap] from my baes at Technic. This being their new brand Tan Out of Ten and their fabulous Fast Developing Self Tan Mousse* which has been released as part of the collection. 

I'd started to see mentions of this miracle product all over my social feeds without even realising that Technic Cosmetics were the geniuses behind it... from the get go, this product was receiving a sh*tload of very rightfully deserved attention and positive write-ups. And obv, as a fake tan obsesso trying to save money and stay on the right side of the 'From 1-10, how David Dickinson am I?' fake tan scale, I had to try it.

Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review
Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review

Tan Out of Ten takes the shape of five [so far] products - all of which promise to bless us with fast-drying, non-streaky formulas that'll leave us looking like we've just come back from the Maldives, when in reality, it's actually just been the local Morrison's. Their formulas contain added coconut oil and Vitamin E to moisturise the skin; with a gentle coconut & papaya scent instead of that dreaded Eau de Biscuit fragrance which wafts me right back to my school days. 

Available so far we have their : 

- Fast Developing Self Tan Mousse
- Self Tan Lotion, Medium
- Self Tan Lotion, Dark
- Matte Instant Tan
- Shimmer Instant Tan

... all of which you can learn more about over on the Tan Out of Ten Instagram account [with some cracking before and after shots.] I was very lucky to be sent the Fast Developing Self Tan Mousse to try from the babes at Team Technic and [pls excuse my French here, but] sh*t the bed, it's brilliant!

Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review
Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review

I love the packaging, the use of rose gold in the bottle's design [hands up basic AF blogger over here!] and the inclusion of their #TanThursdays hashtag. But most of all, I just LOVE IT. It applies so evenly - there isn't a single streak in sight, which is unusual when applying a product with an instant stain / colour-guide. And which means you can be seen by other humans in the time your tan develops / not go outside looking like you've been rolling through dog turds in the grass by the corner shop.

Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review

The results from this mousse are easy, consistent, INSTANT and natural looking from the moment it melts into your skin. You'll be instantly left with a subtle looking glow once applied, which rapidly develops within a matter of hours for the tan of your DREAMS. The longer you leave it on for, the darker you'll go - so you're also very much the master of your own personal tanning destiny. 

Oh, and the icing on the cake for me - this mousse legit smells GORGEOUS; like the least-like-fake-tan smelling fake tan I've ever tried. It's sweet, summery, fruity and fresh; without leaving your skin pure oily, tacky or greasy. 

And the results kinda speak for themselves.

Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review

You can pick up Tan Out of Ten at the following places [find the full list of stockists here] but bloody hell it's selling out fast. Amazon seems to be the best place online to pick it up - my Fast Developing Self Tan Mousse can be found here for £12.94 and if you search the site, the other products can be shopped too [at the time of writing this post!]

Stockists : 

- Beauty Base [another one of my MUST SEE bargain beauty sites, whom I worked with in this post. They stock loads of my favourite brands, including Technic, Milani & LA Girl Pro]
- Boohoo
- BodyCare
- Argos
- Dorothy Perkins
- Fragrance Direct
- Prettylittlething.com
- Love Thy Makeup [where I usually make my Technic haul dreams a reality]
Just My Look [again, another BABEIN' online treasure trove packed full of amazing brands who I worked with in this post]
- Co-Op
- Peacocks

Technic Cosmetics Tan Out Of Ten NEW Fake Tanning Mousse Review

If there's one fake tan you need on your radar on an as soon as possible basis, it's this one. I couldn't be any more impressed by it - the bronzed glow it left me with lasted for AGES and faded gradually and naturally too - none of that mad streaky elbows / grim brown residue situation going on here. 

No matter what your skill level in the fake tan dept, it's pretty hard to go wrong with this one - and as it gives you the power over your tan and how dark you take it, even if you are a little apprehensive, you know you can wash it off after just four hours without fear of overdoing it. Love love LOVE - Technic are 100% one of those budget brands TOTALLY slaying 2017 and one to watch. For sure. I've got another post coming soon with some of their new releases in metallic lip paints and eyeshadow palettes to rival ABH .. so make sure you stay tuned and give their website a stalk.

Have you tried any of the Tan Out of Ten products yet? What's your ultimate fake tanning tip for newbies?
*This post contains a PR Sample I was gifted for the purpose of review, but a] all opinions are totes my own and b] it's actually fricking INCREDIBLE and that is no word of a lie.
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