Milk bottle, was one of many nicknames I’ve had over the years while growing up. I’m your typical Irish stereotype, pale and freckly. Over the years, I’ve had moments where I’ve embraced the pale look and I’ve had moments where I dreamed of becoming a tanned Greek goddess. So, I hit the shops looking for the perfect tan in a bottle.
I’ve always been apprehensive when applying tan. Tan and I have a love/hate relationship because I always associate it to the days when I was thirteen and applied it to my legs only. Memories of orange legs and a white *shivers* face, still haunt me to this day. So I decided to forgo the tan for a couple of years and decided pale was less hassle, but as the summer months of 2014 approached, I longed for the Greek goddess glow.
Investing a little of my spare time, I researched the best tan for the pale gals, asked my friends and even reading a few blogs on how to prepare the skin and make the tan look as natural as possible.
These are the products worked for me :
1. Rimmel Instant Tan
I’m not a major fan of developing tans, you can’t really trust what colour is actually going to come up and not only that I’m not keen on walking around for awhile trying not to touch anything (girl problems). With me convenience is key so instant tan works well for moi. I like Rimmel’s Instant tan for two reasons
- It’s easy to apply.
- It doesn’t cost me and arm and a leg
I like to think when it come’s to skincare products that you should buy the best product for your skin not the cheapest but it’s always a plus when you don’t break the bank 🙂 I usually pick this product up in Penney’s (Primark) or you’ll most likely find it in your local chemist.
It retails for about €6/7 depending on where you go!
2. Vichy Dermablend
Not exactly a tan but a great cover up but it works really well with tan especially when covering up scars, acne and stretch marks. I really really liked this during the summer because even when I wasn’t using it on my body I could use it on my face. I wouldn’t use it everyday as it is a pretty full coverage more of a night time foundation . It’s quite drying on the skin too so don’t forget to moisturise and exfoliate!
You can find this product in Boots for €22.99