I couldn't have been more excited when I heard about the Phenomenal tones 2-3 week fake tan by Vita Liberata, in fact I went on and on and on about it so much in real life and on Twitter, and the blog that they sent me one to review! I wonder if this tactic would work for a BMW X5?
I was excited about this as j'adore fake tan. It is the best invention beauty wise for me as I am pale skinned, tan very poorly and love looking brown and healthy. I do get fed up with how generally fake tan fades, gets patchy and has to be reapplied once a week. But this product means that I only have to apply it once a fortnight which is just a revelation!
The tan in action, this is WITH flash, see what it did to the girl in front
Not that I feel smug how brown I am in comparison or anything ;P
Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 week tan is perfect for very sensitive skins. Simply choose the tone you prefer, apply to skin and avoid showering for approximately 2-24 hours. If you want the colour to be more intense and to last longer, simply reapply! You can buy the tan in light, medium and dark just like the shades of their spray tan already come in (I use this for my gorgeous beauty retreat clients) so I was familiar with the depth of shade, I wouldn't personally use dark as this is for a more olive toned skin person, or someone who has the urge to look like an oompa loompa if they are very pale (you laugh but I have been asked on many an occasion to tan someone to a shade I personally find radioactive).
The mousse is easier to apply than their rich silken mousse and is the easiest mousse I have ever applied, bearing in mind I find mousse the easiest type of self tan home product to use and this is about as easy as it comes. I used the Vita Liberata mitt, I can't remember if they sent me one or not but I have about 15 as I stocked up when I bought my spray tan solution as they are the best mitt's ever and give the best finish, they are different to the usual Soltan or Superdrug ones I used to use as it is much softer so it glides along the skin easier.
To extend the life of your colour apply multiple layers of Phenomenal Tones, i.e.:
1 application = approx 5 days
2 applications = approx 7 days
3 applications = approx 10 days
Now I simply used 2 applications 24 hours apart I did the first coat one evening, washed it off the next morning, went to work, then the gym, had another shower, came home and applied coat 2, went to bed and then rinsed it off the next morning.
2 Coats lasted me 13 days
You have to be careful when using this tan as any mistakes will last for ages so please follow the info below:
Using a tanning mitt apply as you would a tinted mousse, blending colour as you apply. Avoid the heel of the hand, and wipe knuckles, knees and ankles immediately. Any unwanted application should be removed immediately as the colour will take to the skin in only a few minutes. Do not moisturise prior to application, except for areas of exceptionally dry skin. You can shower or moisturise one hour after application. Do not apply with bare hands as colour will take to the palms of the hands and Phenomenal Tones can last 10 days or more.
This tan is really natural and looked like a holiday day, I got a LOT of compliments and the fade off was easy, it simply got lighter and lighter without any flakes, scaly bits, lizardy skin or patches. I am however a good girl who moisturises with an oil free moisturiser daily, exfoliates gently every couple of days and shaves gently. If you do this you will prolong any tan.
You can buy this tan here http://www.vitaliberata.co.uk/store/?q=0&cid=7 where it costs £37.50 - at just over a tenner more than most normal brands fake tan I would hazard a guess at it costing you £3 more per full body tan than a regular bottle.
I think this tan is brilliant and really do recommend it, I think the brand is great and really innovative and I'm not just saying that as the tan was sent to me as I spent plenty of money on Vita Liberata products myself as 3 litres of spray tan are not cheap!