With Summer just around the corner, all we could think about is acheiveing a gorgeous glow. Spending hours in the sun is just not practical nor safe, but the task of tanning seemed daunting. Being naturally tanned, I just wanted more of a golden tone to my legs...fears aside I jumped in ordering a few essentails online from Beautiful Because.
Before I get started, here is a little bit about Beautiful Because. Beautiful Becuase is a "eco chic beauty store and guide stocking certified organic, natural and non-toxic brands from Australia and beyond, selected for their high-quality ingredients, extraordinary performance, sustainable and cruelty-free policies." Continue Reading
The products available on the Beautiful Because online store simplifys the task of tanning at home.
We kicked off with theEco Tan Winter Skin (avaialble for purchase individually, in packs of 2 and packs of 3).
When I first applied the winter skin, I wasn't sure what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted a gorgeous glow in time for summer. When picking my product I noted that the winter skin by Eco Tan was a gradual tanner which felt far less daunting.
I applied the winter skin, gradual tanner as moisturiser on my legs after showers for one week and I was delighted by the result. I could talk it up as much as I wanted but as they say 'the proof is in the pudding', so I have attached a photo of my legs after using the winter skin gradual tanner (please note that I am, as mentioned, already tanned, but just wanted a golden glow). As you can see, the winter skin, helped to just even out my tan and make it a little more golden. I suspect that if you are fair skinned you will get a more obvious result and the colour will show more.
After trying the Eco Tan Winter Skin, (which I loved), I had gained the confidence to try the invisible tan, which is "an organic self tan and moisturiser that nourishes your skin without any synthetics or toxic ingredients." To be perfectly honest, I rushed this a bit, I was so paranoid that I would end up with streaky, patchy skin, so I only applied it on my legs once again, plus, having never used tanning product before, I just wanted to do a test run. To my surprise, it was was much easier to use than I thought. I am glad I did not overdo it on the first go, but based on y experience I plan to use it on my full body a little closer to summer.
This tan is like a magic formula that goes clear and turns into a tan leaving you with a gorgeous glow and the added bonus of leaving your legs feeling mositurised and smooth. Major plus point is that my WHITE SHEETS, stayed WHITE!!!! I had a horrible fear that in the morning my sheets would look like I dragged them through the dirt, but I was thrilled to find out the tan stayed ON my skin. Whilst researching about tanning products, this was something that was frustrating for most tan users, so this is definately a plesant surprise.
It has always been a challange to achieve a gorgeous glow without the use of toxic products and thats why I was deilghted to find the products which are not only natural, but that work! It is really a win-win!
Our gorgeous glow essentials would not be complete without some bronzers, but which do you choose? A powdered bronzer or a bronzer stick? Which is better and achieves the best results?
Well, first off all it is of course down to personal preference and skin type. Personally I believe if you have oily skin try the powder and the creme if you skin is not overly oily.