Thursday, 8 March 2012

ST Moriz Dark Review!

Now like the majority of girls, I'm a sucker for a sun tan but hate the idea of harming my skin and body from using sunbeds, therefore I stick to my trusty St Moriz mousse. I usually use the standard shade which sometimes I find doesn't really make much difference, so I bought the 'dark' shade for a change at £3.99.

I used my applicator mitt and applied equal amounts to all my body parts, starting with my legs. You need to prep the skin before using this tan! Exfoliate, Exfoliate and Exfoliate some more! I had a small patch on my wrist where I test wax before I use it on a client and the tan clung to the area like crazy. Then once the tan is applied let it dry fully before getting into bed etc. I advise anyone to use the tan before bed then sleep overnight and shower it off in the morning, as when I woke up I was the orangest I've ever seen myself!
Then once I showered I actually liked the result. Excuse the photo of my dodgey leg...

Before - After (Showered)

Now I wouldn't say this tan gives you a deep colour as I was expected but it does give you a nice finish, but if you are looking for a dark ten similar to xen tan or fake bake I would not suggest this as a substitute! For the price though it is good value.

  • Isn't orangey in colour
  • Doesn't streak
  • Easy application
  • Smells awful
  • Needs to be washed off (unless you like the oompah loompah look)
  • Skin needs to be prepped thoroughly before application

Overall I'd give this a 6.5/10. To me I still much prefer the original ST Moriz, but this is good for a change!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Fragrance of the moment - Harajuku Lovers, Love.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I'm finally back after a month away from my blog! A lot has happened believe me. Including tonnes of college work, a breakup/makeup, being ill and shifts at work, but nevertheless I'm finally back and I wont be straying away for so long again!

Now this post was planned to be uploaded around 3 weeks ago (bad I know) but it is finally here and its on the lovely fragrance by Gwen Stefani called Love, from the Harajuku Lovers Collection.

Look how lovely she is! I picked her up at Tk Maxx for £10 for a 30ml bottle! 

And look how lovely the packaging is, I couldn't resist!

Now down to the actual review! This is a very light fragrance that of course is best for day, its supposed to be a sensuous floral scent, which I would agree with but it doesn't last for long at all. There are definitely fruity undertones making this a very sweet girly fragrance (hence the name love). I havent tried any others from the collection but I'd love to as I love this perfume! 
The only thing I wish is that:
 1 -  the bottle was bigger. 
2 - the scent lasted for longer.

Anyway, on a side note I have been thinking about beginning to start filming videos for YouTube, I'm not 100% sure yet as I do lack confidence in that area but so many people on here and in person have said to me I should. I will keep you posted on my final decision but I do think its likely that I shall start! Also, I've started the makeup section of my beauty nvq at college so I will certainly be doing tutorials and tips on here, so watch out for a few tutorials coming up! And I promise, I wont be leaving it so long again before posting!