'Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest'

'Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest' - Christian Dior

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Want allergic reactions and patchy orange skin?

I purchased this Garnier Ambre Solaire 'No Streaks' self tan gel from my local Boots in the 'intense' shade as with previous use of self tanners I always seem to benefit from using the darker sahde opposed to the light one.

Okay so onto the mess which is the product:

What the people at Garnier say:
''A natural looking tan effect that looks as natural as the sun can give you... blah blah blahhh''
Now this is complete and utter, how do I put it.. rubbish.
I did my usual pre-tan routine:
-Pat skin dry
Then I applied the product exactly how it said on the bottle using small amounts, this product doesn't show when you are applying so you have to be extremely careful. It also takes an age to dry and it smells awful, classic fake tan smell. So I waited for this to dry and got into bed hoping that a beautiful bronzed goddess would awaken in the morning. How wrong was I ?!
When I awoke and pulled the duvet covers off my skin was still white as the sheets I lay on and I had a wonderful allergic reaction to it : the skin on my wrist joints looked like it had been burned ( I wish I'd of taken pictures to send to them! ) and I had extremely dry itchy patches everywhere that I had applied the tan. So this was a complete and utter fail for me. When I went into college and told people as a few people asked what the disgusting looking rash on my hands was, I'd say a handful of people told me that they or their friends had had this reaction too.
So I'd say do not use this fake tan unless you want rubbish results and run the risk of getting a nasty reaction. Usually I would say ''this may just be me reacting to the product'' but because quite a few people have told the same story I would steer clear of it!
Has anyone else used this fake tan and had the same problem? Or has anyone had lovely results?
Lots of Love

Monday, 17 May 2010

Update on me and other boring stuff!

Okay I haven't posted in a while now... To be honest I've been quite busy at the moment, I have my AS Level exams looming up on me very soon, so haven't really had much time for anything but revising... I know boring!

On a positive note:

I've been shopping in the last few weeks and I've bagged myself some new MAC products including the Viva Glam GaGa which I have had my eyes on for quite some time as I'm a huge GaGa fan! Also I thought I'd try out the Studio Tech Foundation... I'm still having mixed thoughts about it now and I've hit pan.. I am going to use it all up though as it was fairly pricey (£22.00) and I don't like to waste makeup. I do love love love my MSF Natural in Medium though it gives a lovely finish to the skin hence the name 'skin finish' duhh. I also purchased one of Mac's Powder Blushes in Pinch O'Peach the main reason I bought this was due to SWalkerMakeup's videos on YT and I felt it was a lovely shade on the skin and I have to say I'm very pleased with the results. I will be purchasing more blushes from MAC, I have to say I was a MAC blush virgin before that purchase and I love the consistancy and blendability (is that a word?!) of the product (:

I'm also very exited as it's my 17th Birthday on Saturday the 22nd so I should be driving soon.....clear the roads people! I don't know how to take the whole driving thing.. I'm nervous/exited but I hope I will overcome the fear of crashing and get into it and enjoy it. My DREAM car would be a Grey Mini Convertible.... but I don't thing my budget will even stretch to a Corsa yet haha...... well at least I can keep dreaming..... XD

Sorry this post is lacking in pictures and the content is well, rather dull. But once my exams are out of the way the whole blogging and twitter lark will be up and running properly and I hope I can gain alot more subscribers to both! I may even consider Youtubing as that seems a great meduim to get my little obsession across with!

Lots of Love