Monday, 1 July 2013

Xen tan dark lotion


I love tanning, all of my body tans really well... apart from my legs. They are whiter than white when the rest of my body is golden; great! The only way i can avoid this is by using fake tan- easy, right? WRONG. Finding the right fake tan is a long and tiring process. Most of the tans i've tried have had something wrong with them whether it be that they make a certain part of my body look awful whilst the other look great (cough Palmers "gradual" tan cough) or streaky. I've been wanting to try Xen tan for a while so when i got sent a bottle i was delighted.

The product has a strong marzipan scent which personally I love but could be a problem for others. The product dried after 2 minutes and developed over 2 hours to create the natural tanned look that can be seen below:


Before

After

I used one pump for the bottom half of my leg and another for the top half, making this 2 pumps per leg. The bottle comes with a large amount of product so will last me a while. I found the product to be really hydrating and make my skin feel really soft.

I would advise you invest in a tanning mitt, i used (this) one, as the product stains your skin if you apply a dollop to a certain part of your body.

Make sure that you exfoliate before to make sure no tan gets stuck around/on the dry skin making it obvious you're wearing fake tan.

Xen tan dark lotion* retails for £23.95 (here). Tan land is my new favourite place to buy fake tan from, they sell high quality fake tan at a lower price than the RRP AND they have free delivery. Win win!
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  1. Υοu аre sо cool!
    I don't believe I have read something like that before. So nice to discover another person with genuine thoughts on this issue. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

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  2. I have never tried any self tanning products but this one looks incredible!! I love the healthy and glowing effect that it gives.

    Liz
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  3. That looks really nice! :D

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  4. I've never tried/heard of this but I'm glad you found one that works for you! Your legs look amazing! xx

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  5. Hello pretty! I stumbled upon your blog and I found it really really cool especially your looks and this spray tan, they are totally amazing! I'm a big fan <3

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  6. Ah! This doesn't look 'fake' at all. I might be sold haha.

    xo,
    Lela - http://www.lelalondon.com

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    1. When it fades it isn't patchy at all- win!

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  7. Its a nice colour and if it doesnt go patchy then your onto something there. why is it that legs take ages to tan?!

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    1. It sucks, right?!? My face tans SO quickly! Then there's my legs...

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  8. Wow it worked so well! Awesome product! Cute blog :) I followed on bloglovin :)

    xoxo
    AJ
    www.TheAJMinutecom

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  9. another interesting product, thanks for sharing hun xx

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  10. Okay, wow! The results are amazing. I used to tan so well and now it just doesn't happen anymore...it's very sad. I might need to buy this!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  11. It worked so very well, wow!
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  12. That tan looks so good!

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  13. i have a bottle of this i need to try, but i have to say, he-shi's is excellent too! xx

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  14. Great product!

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  15. great blog! I don't tan :p, bit this turned out great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Jemimah! They're killer to walk in though!

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  17. Wow I think this product is great! A very natural tan :)

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    1. I'm going to buy 3 more bottles from tanland tonight to last me the summer!

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    1. It is and you should! Don't forget to use a mitt!

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  20. ooh it looks good. but im scared of products like this lol

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    1. You shouldn't be! Tanning products in general are scary but this is great!

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  21. Do you know what I have the same problem with my legs.. well, I never tan naturally anyway, but when it comes to actually putting tan on my legs, they always end up whiter than the rest of my body and looking streaky :/ this tan looks great though!! Wow, what a difference. Great review!

    Emily x

    http://emiliciastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should try it! It works wonders for people like us haha!

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  23. WOW that made quite a difference! I love when the tanners are hydrating.
    I have never tried applying a fake tan with a mitt...but I think I should. It is definitely a good way to not get stains in random places!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

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    1. It did! From snow white to snow... brown?!

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  24. Wow this looks like a great product!!

    -Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  25. i hope this wont sounds weird but your skin look amazing! What product do you use?

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    1. No it isn't weird!

      To shave i just use any old gilette razor, to moisturise i use soap and glory's righteous butter and to tan i use Xen tan :)

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  26. its really hard to find ones that look natural! this def does the trick

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  27. So fabulous! Looking good!

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  28. that tan look really good think i'll have to invest in it :)
    xx

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  29. Great review! I really love Xen Tan! Their products are brilliant, and there are so many different products to choose from xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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