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Friday, 6 June 2014

suns out, legs out

best instant tans

It’s that time of year again where my legs come out and the tan goes on. I thought it was about time that I rounded up my favourite last minute bronzing tool kit. I love instant tans, but there are an awful lot out there that aren’t all that good. I like ones that are quick, immediate and actually lasts! Today I’ll be giving you the rundown of my favourite leg pick me ups that actually work!

This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle

This instant tanner is a tinted moisturiser come leg tint which is literally magic for the legs. The colour is natural and light and simply adds a touch of colour. You won't look tanned as such, but it does make you legs have a little bit of colour, evens out the skin tone and smoothes the skin. It's subtle and doesn't feel like you're going overboard. Another benefit of this leg perfector is that it doubles as a skin treatment, it contains vitamin c serum which smooths and enhances the legs. A little pricey but this is a real wonder product that does what it says on the tin!

St Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Medium/Dark

A "no streaks” lotion that glides onto the skin to give a natural, golden tan that lasts for up to 24 hours. It doesn’t smudge, fade or run and can be easily removed with soap and warm water.The main selling point for this I feel is that it's fast, instant colour. A lot of the instant self tanners from the drugstore (I’m looking at you Rimmel Sun Shimmer) run at the first sign of moisture and this one stays put. Espeically on nights where your friends just HAVE to spill their entire drink down you! Unlike some instant tans it also doesn't stain my clothing or my sheets. Plus its the ideal lazy girls instant tan!

He-Shi Rapid 1Hour Liquid Tan

Now this one takes a little longer to use than the other two tans in this list. The He-Shi Rapid 1Hour Liquid tan is unlike any tan I’ve used in the past. It’s a really liquid self tanner which I found hard to apply at first but as soon as I got my technique down I realised I could live without it. It gives instant colour but when left for an hour it gives an incredible bronzed glow. The longer you leave it the darker it becomes. This tan would be great before nights out because you can bronze your whole body and it be a good colour ready to wash off before you leave. No fake tan smells or anything! I have the medium/dark shade which is actually VERY dark so be careful when applying as you can over apply and look a little tangoed.


This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle review swatch
This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle  £37
St Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Medium/Dark review swatch
St Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Medium/Dark £10
He-Shi Rapid 1Hour Liquid Tan review swatch
He-Shi Rapid 1Hour Liquid Tan  £22.50


  1. I've always wanted to try the He-shi products - may just give it a go! Great post :)

    Becki x

  2. Great picks x

  3. love the look of the 'this works' one but i doubt i'd ever be able to afford it!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  4. I'm finally sick of being so pale so I think I'm definitely going to try the St Tropez one! The 'this works' one sounds heavenly too but a little out of my price range :(


  5. The 'this works' one looks amazing but I'll have to save up if I want it!

  6. I fake tanned for the first time yesterday and I think I'm addicted. My aim is to be a Geordie.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  7. You have to try St Moriz Mousse - cheap version of St Tropez, available everywhere and is so good!

  8. St. Moriz is my favourite self tanner. It's super cheap and works just as well. Lovely post and great picks x

  9. great post x

  10. I have really bad experience with self-tanners, but this post is actually very helpful. Since I've had such a bad experience with them I never really used them for years and I dreaded how white I stay during the summer, like some feta cheese. This is just a nice reminder that I have options, haha.

    blog | the pastel daisy

  11. I'm dying to try He-Shi products, fake tan scares me though because I'm so pale. It comes down to that fear of the Oompa-Loompa skin haha

    Lilac Ghosts

  12. All of these looks fab! Really want to try the St Tropez fake tan, looks awesome!

    Laura xx

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  14. NO matter how easy brands seem to emphasize how easy their tanning products are to apply, I always end up with a streaky mess. If anyone can suggest a tanner for beginners or have any links to some tanning tips I can try out, please reply and let me know!

    <a href="</a>, x

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  16. I have never tried instant tan before but I have heard a lot of good things about St Tropez. My legs are pale as ghost so I might try the one you suggested because it is not long lasting just to see how it goes :)

  17. love the this-works

  18. The He-Shi tan sounds so good!

  19. St. Tropez sounds really good, I might try it...

    Ana Leote

  20. In need for some tan on my legs now since the weather is finally warming up here in Amsterdam! this post came at the perfect time! thinking about getting the St. tropez one!

  21. The St Tropez tan sounds like my ideal, I always panic it'll look awful on me and need a quick easy fix.
    Lauren x
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  22. Great post! :)
    lets follow each other? :)

  23. This post is perfect for the warmer months.

    Maggie A

  24. I've never been sure of using fake tan but I definitely think I'll try This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, especially if it's pretty subtle :)
    Thank you for sharing this. I probably wouldn't have tried it if I just spotted it on a shop shelf!
    Eilidh xo


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