There’s some sort of law of attraction in which all of your favourite products run out at once, subsequently costing you the best part of a mortgage deposit to replace it. This last week, I have ran out of so much, and although I have alternatives, I want the original. There aren’t that many products in my stash that make me feel uneasy if I’m running low, but I definitely have a few Holy Grail products that I have several back ups of. Weirdly, a lot of my Holy Grail products seem to be false tan, and as I tan at least twice a week, I do get through a considerable amount. I thought that now I’ve added two brand new products to my tanning routine, I’d share with you my Vita Liberata tanning essentials; one oldie and two newbies.
A good tanning product for me is a mousse or lotion that I can apply with a mitt, that dries quickly, doesn’t smell and one that has golden base that doesn’t leave me looking like an extra from Willy Wonka. In all of the tans that I have tried, and I have tried A LOT, I keep going back to the same two brands, and one of those is of course Vita Liberata. When I first tried the pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan, I tried the light tan, which did absolutely nothing for me once it had been rinsed off. Thinking it was maybe my own pH balance which didn’t work with the tan, I was gutted as it’s not a cheap tan to purchase. Persevering, I tried the medium, and to my delight found that it did work and it works so well with my skin. For me, with the 2-3 Week Tan, I apply a light coat, leave to develop and then apply a further 2 coats for maximum colour and longevity. A perfect, non streaky golden tan develops, which fades like an actual sun tan without leaving patches of unsightly orange. Not only that, but it smells like tropical flowers, and dries in record time so I don’t have to dance around naked in my room until I’m ready to get dressed. The pHenO2 technology gives ultra hydration to skin which really helps with prolonging the length of tan.
Although it’s not pictured, when I tan, I also use the Vita Liberate Night Moisture Mask to give my face the same glow as my body. However, I also liked to top it with the Vita Liberata Trystals for an even deeper tan overnight. Problem is, I have white bedding and now my pillows are stained. Sad times. Too heavy to wear in the day, the Moisture Mask needs to worn overnight for not only a good tan, but an intense hydration of the face. Thankfully, a new product has been brought out and not only can it be worn during the day, but it can be mixed with moisturiser for a gradual tan. The Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum has been doing wonders for my skin recently. Aside from building up a really natural, gradual tan, I’ve found that my skin looks pretty smooth to the naked eye, and my fine lines seem to look a little more plumped up.
I keep saying I am going to write up a post about oils, and I really need to do it soon, because I am obsessed with them. Face, body, hair, there isn’t an oil that I use that I don’t think is fantastic. The new Vita Liberata Marula Dry Oil is no exception and it’s doing wonders for skin, as well as tanning me, and keeping me protected from the suns harmful rays. The Marula oil is perfect for a post shower application when a full tan isn’t necessary. The oil locks in moisture to the skin, leaving it feel incredibly soft and smooth whilst tinting the skin with a natural and subtle colour. As it’s a gradual tanning product, it can be built up over a period of days, or used to get the most out of an existing tan. I prefer to apply this with a mitt, rather than with my hands just to get a more even colour, although it can be used without.
After all this talk of tanning, I think I’m going to spend the evening exfoliating and preparing my skin ready for a full body tan session tomorrow. Sounds like a perfect night in to me.