Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pink Gin CocktailTo Give You Spring Feels



Hello lovely readers!

It's been a while. But I'm back with this delicious recipe for a quick and easy cocktail to give you those spring feels in no time. Perfect for sunny Sundays in the garden where you want to embrace the fine weather we're currently experiencing; make the most of the spring air while it lasts!

When I say this cocktail is quick and easy to make, I really mean it... you don't need to do any shaking, there's no fancy ingredients, and it takes approximately one minute before it's ready to go.



INGREDIENTS

  • Ice
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Gin
  • Edlerflower cordial
  • Lemonade (I chose diet but it honestly doesn't matter unless you're watching the calories)


METHOD

Firstly, take a mason jar or your cocktail glass of choice, and chuck a couple of ice cubes in, along with a small handful of frozen blueberries (it's important to put the blueberries in before any liquids if you want the cocktail to be pink).

Then, add two shots of your favourite gin, a shot of elderflower cordial, and then fill with lemonade.

Using a straw, gently mix the ingredients in and you will see it starts to go pink! And voila, it's ready to go. 



 The elderflower cordial gives it a really fresh spring taste, and the blueberries make it pink, perfect for this time of year - it looks and tastes really yummy, and just makes me feel like spring is in the air! If you want to add some extra pizazz, a sprig of thyme in the top will give it a really fresh scent and a bit more of a posh touch!

Now all that's left to do is get a good book, some sunglasses, and a comfy chair/blanket  to chill out on in the garden or park. And obviously if you're lucky enough to have a furry friend, be sure to take them with you too!

Bye for now,

Sarah xx




Sunday, 25 September 2016

10 Reasons I'm Really Excited For Autumn




Hello lovely readers :)

It's no secret that I love Autumn, and given that this weekend is the Autumn Equinox and therefore the official start of Autumn, I wanted to celebrate the things I love the most about Autumn in a post! So without further ado, these are the top ten reasons that I am excited about Autumn!

1. BERRY LIPSTICKS

Berry toned and dark lipsticks are my all time favourite type of lipsticks to wear, and in the Autumn, you can get away with wearing them all the time!!! A berry lip is my staple at this time of year, and in the picture above you can see some of my favourites - Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry, Mac's Diva, Dose of Colors Berry Me 2, and Rimmel Kate Moss 107 which quite frankly is a blogger staple. I love to wear a really simple makeup look with just a warm bronzer as eyeshadow through my crease, matte black winged liner, a slightly bronzed glow to the face, and then one of the above lipsticks. That is literally my everyday autumn makeup; I just swap out the lipstick to keep it interesting!


2. CANDLES

Obviously candles can be burned at any time of year, and I certainly love different scents in different seasons, but Autumnal scents are just my absolute favourite. I also seem to burn candles more in Autumn and Winter - I think this is simply because I spend more time in the house at this time of year. Candles, in my opinion, make a home so much more cosy, so comforting and so inviting. Typical autumnal scents in my house include anything from cinnamon to leaves to fires, basically anything with a lovely warm comforting smell, but my current favourite and the candle pictured above is the Next Sandalwood and Amber three wick candle. This is literally heaven in a copper covered jar. <3



3. SCARVES

Let's face it. Big wooly warm scarves just give everyone life. A scarf is hands down my favourite accessory, and I have too many to count that I've collected over the years. However most of them seem to have a very common theme of some kind of checked pattern in varying autumnal colour schemes. You just can't go wrong with a scarf. My favourites are big ones like the ones pictured (from River Island and Miss Selfridges), because not only do they look incredible and keep you lovely and snug, but if you get too cold they're so big they double up as a nice blanket and keep you really toasty. So practical! I don't even care about looking like a granny, I just like being properly cosy. 



4. CLOTHES

Layering, polo necks, turtle necks, roll necks, high necks, all kinds of necks, long sleeved tops, all are just my favourite! And great big jackets too. I also wear black 99.9% of the time, and in the Spring and Summer it's hard to get away with that, whereas in the Autumn I can fully embrace my love of black clothes and look like I'm going to a funeral everyday. And that will always be acceptable in my eyes! I just pair it with a scarf and accessories to make it a bit more interesting and I'm good to go! However, I also love wearing autumnal colours at this time of year. Olive greens, mustard yellows, deep burgundies, and a nice marl grey are other ways I like to mix up my traditional black. I have a particular burgundy hat (pictured) that I just love!



5. HOT DRINKS

I love a good coffee as much as the next person, but in Autumn I feel like I can really change up my drink. If I want to that is, if I'm honest I tend to stick to my favourite coffee (vent soy vanilla latte from Starbucks), but I like the fact that I have more options in Autumn. 

I am partial to the odd hot chocolate - my absolute favourite is Galaxy, but as I am dairy intolerant I often switch this out for cacao mixed in with heated hazelnut milk topped with marshmallows - delish. 

I will probably upset most bloggers my going against the grain with this one, but I really really hate Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I love the idea of it, but they're disgusting! I don't know how anyone can claim to like them! 

Something slightly weirder that I haven't done for years but now really fancy one as I'm writing this - an oxo cube in hot water. I know it sounds gross, but seriously try it. It's quite salty but it's sooooo warming; I used to work outside on farms and one of these at lunchtime kept me going through Autumn and Winter. It really warms you up right from the core and it delicious. Don't judge me too much before you've tried it :)

6. FIRES

Who doesn't love a nice flickering fire! I love nothing more after a long weekend day walking in the countryside than sitting in front of a log burner or an open fire with all the lights off, a blanket around me, watching the flames licking the logs as I sip on a mug of homemade soup. Which leads me nicely onto...

7. SOUP

Specifically spicy parsnip soup, my absolute favourite and a staple for Autumn! I never get sick of it. It's always better homemade, but you can usually buy it in shops if you don't have the equipment/can't be bothered to make it. Other soups are acceptable too, but nothing satisfies my tastebuds more than spicy parsnip, earthy and warming. The perfect lunch or snack at this time of year.


8. LEAVES

Aren't leaves just one of the most beautiful things? It seems funny that something dead is seen by many as something so picturesque, beautiful and symbolic of Autumn. But there's something so serene about the colours, seeing them fall from the trees and being scattered over the floor. My two favourite places to walk this time of year are Sefton Park and Calderstones Park, both in Liverpool, because they are both absolutely full of trees that are turning with the weather, and you can get some really great landscapes.

9. THE WEATHER

I am one of those strange people that loves cold weather, so I can wear loads of layers and feel fresh on nice Autumn walks. I also absolutely love the rain, both when I'm in it and when I'm inside! When I'm in heavy rain I just love getting drenched, as long as I'm not going anywhere that I'm going to care what I look like, and when I'm inside and it's absolutely pounding down it makes me feel so cosy! I just love sitting in the window wrapped up in a blanket watching the rain. It's so calming, really tranquil and I find it really stress relieving to just sit there and concentrate on nothing for a while in silence. 

10. THE DARK NIGHTS

I also love the change in the time it gets dark - I also really love dark evenings. Again, they just make me feel really cosy, and I love walking round the city at night, I think Liverpool is just beautiful. 

The Pumphouse and The Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you love about Autumn!

Sarah xx



Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Autumnal FOTD + Other Autumn Makeup Favourites

Autumn FOTD with my favourite autumnal lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry

Warning: this post contains a LOT of makeup flatlays!

Autumn is finnnnnallllly here! It's my favourite time of year (tied with the month of December purely because of how much I love Christmas - get prepared for the long stream of those posts!) and I am so excited it's here. I love the colours, I love the leaves falling, I love the clothes (blog post coming soon) and I loveeeeeee the makeup most of all! So I thought I'd share some of my favourite autumn pieces from my makeup collection, hopefully to give some of my readers some inspiration if you're after new autumnal makeup this season.

Hence the million photos of makeup in this post :)

Let's start with the makeup in the above photo, I'm wearing the following:

Eyebrows: Mac Mystery Eyeshadow and Benefit Gimme Brow
Eyes: Mac MSF in Give Me Sun in the crease, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Shade Havana under the lower lash line, Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner and YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
Face: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Y213, Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NW15, Makeup Forever HD Loose Powder, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Shades Fawn and Havana, Mac Gingerly Blush, Mac MSF in Soft & Gentle
Lips: Mac Currant Lip Liner and Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry Lipstick
Glastonberry lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury is literally the definition of Autumn. Easily in my top ten lipsticks of all time. It's the Matte Revolution formula, which is great for me because I'm a lover of mattes for the staying power. However it doesn't feel traditionally matte - it's more like a satin finish in that it isn't drying at all, but it still stays on perfectly throughout the day, doesn't bleed at all. A perfect lip liner match for this is Mac's Currant, which I love using it with to define the outer edge of my lips more, however I have also used this without lip liner and it doesn't impact the staying power or non-bleeding at all. I feel like there's never a time when this doesn't suit me - tanned, pale, daytime, nighttime, I just absolutely love it all the time. Definitely an autumn staple.

Mac Mineralise Skin Finishes in Soft & Gentle (left) and Give Me Sun (right)

Two of my Autumn face staples include the above Mineralise Skin Finishes from Mac. A good highlighter is a year round staple in my opinion, particularly with bomb highlight being a serious makeup trend right now. Soft & Gentle is my favourite highlighter of all time, perfect for all year round, and therefore an Autumn staple too. One reason I love it so much, apart from the amazing glow it gives you, is the fact that I can still wear it when my skin is super pale, which it gets around this time of year. Give Me Sun is perfect for this time of year because as I'm getting a bit paler, I need a bit of warmth in my skin, and this product blends out so perfectly it just makes it looks so natural. I also absolutely love using it as a transition shade in my crease all year round for that added warmth!

Makeup Geek Bedrock (top right) and Bitten (bottom) Eyeshadows, and Havoc (top left) Duochrome Eyeshadow

 Eyeshadows are an important feature in my Autumn makeup. I absolutely love a berry lip, but sometimes for work or if I just fancy a change, I switch it up and do something a bit more interesting with my eyes and wear a nude lip. So a diversity of autumn-themed eyeshadows is a key part of my collection at this time of year. The above three shades are three of my staples, because they're so versatile in so many looks, either on their own or as a combination. Makeup geek shadows are definitely my favourite brand as it is, with such good quality shadows, really pigmented and easy to blend out, and in such a variety of shades and finishes.

Havoc, on the top left in the picture above, is the perfect autumn shade if you want something warm-toned and a bit more eye catching all over the lid. It's a warm brown undertone with teal/green reflects, which at times makes it this beautiful olive green colour when it catches the light - perfect for autumn. 

Bedrock, on the top right, is perfect if you want something a bit cooler toned without being too cool toned. Although it's a matte grey, it has a slight brown undertone which keeps it quite neutral. It's amazing on it's own in the crease, as a transition shade, under the lower lash line, to enhance a smokey eye, it's just brilliant for any cool-toned occasion. 

Bitten, at the bottom - do I even need an explanation for this? It's literally the most perfect Autumn shade. It's a deep maroon red in their matte formula, and it's perfect. You can really build the depth up with this colour, and it's beautiful for a smokey eye paired with almost anything. It's beautiful blended into the crease with a black smokey eye, or blended into the crease with something paler on the lid for a more daytime autumn look. I just love it!


Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow, Mac Gingerly Blush and Rimmel Kate Moss 107 Lipstick
The above photo contains products that are perfect for an everyday autumnal look when you're in a rush and need to get out the door ASAP! You can use your finger to apply Mac's Woodwinked all over the lid and then blend out the edges with a fluffy brush, pop some Gingerly on your cheeks as a sort of hybrid blush-cum-give-your-face-some-shape, and then a quick application of the most beautiful drugstore lipstick ever - Rimmel's Kate Moss 107, a beautiful berry shade. The combination of these is fantastic if you need to do your makeup in a rush but you're feeling something a bit different!


Mac Soar Lip Liner, Sephora Cream Lip Stain in shade 13, Makeup Geek Eyeshadows shades Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, Bedrock, Bitten (R-L)
The above photo contains makeup for a more sophisticated, pretty autumnal look. For the eye look I use Shimma Shimma on the lid, Peach Smoothie as a transition shade to warm up the look a bit, a touch of bedrock in the crease to deepen it up a bit, and the Bitten in the outer corner to add a bit of colour and make it a bit smokier. If you wanted to transform this from a day to night look it's perfect with a bit of Bedrock under the lower lash line and some winged liner. The lip colour is one of my all time favourite combos; it's deeper than you would think on me (realllllllly pale skin) so is perfect for this time of year. I think it would suit more tanned skin tones too, just would be a bit more neutral.


Makeup Geek Bitten Eyeshadow, Mac Diva Lipstick, Essie Stylenomics Nail Polish
Above are a few more staples that are perfect for this time of year. Bitten has already been talked about above. Mac's Diva Lipstick is a great alternative to Glastonberry if you want something a bit less purple and a bit more red. It's a beautiful shade, again easily one of my top ten lipsticks of all time. I love something a bit deeper I the autumn, and Diva fits the boat perfectly. If you want to see what this lipstick is like on, there are plenty of pics of me wearing this on my Instagram. Essie's Stylenomics Nail Polish is a lovely dark green that is almost black, really great for a night out or an evening do at this time of year. Not everyone's cup of tea but one of my faves for sure!

 The below photo contains my Michael Kors Watch which is a perfect accessory all year round, but I love the gold accent with any outfit at this time of year, especially when paired with gold earrings and a bronzed makeup look! Also in the below photo is Essie's Bordeaux nail polish, which is a stunning deep wine shade that I just love this time of year! Also in the below are Glastonberry and Diva again.

I hope this post, albeit long, has inspired someone to go a tad more autumnal with their makeup this year! Autumnal makeup is my favourite kind, so let me know what your favourite pieces are this time of year in the comments and I will be sure to give them a go!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah xx

 




Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Why Chocolate Really Is A Girl's Best Friend





Some people will claim it's diamonds, others will says handbags and shoes... But for me, every single time, it has to be chocolate. If you really want to nail down the specifics, my preference is Galaxy. 

When I'm feeling really crappy, particularly if I'm a bit hormonal and needing a little something extra to keep me happy, this is what I reach for every time. On the occasional really bad day, usually when hormones aren't feeling too great either, my emotions seem to multiply by 1000, and I have very up and down emotions at the best of times. On this day, the only thing that will console me, other than the shoulder and arms of my extremely lovely boyfriend, Neil, is a big brown bar of my favourite comfort food.

Of course, I never actually go to buy it myself. Don't be preposterous, I'm in floods of tears, of course I can't go and get it. My amazingly kind boyfriend/slave will patiently stroke my hair/back while he waits for the "Neillllll..?"

He doesn't even have to ask what it is I want it's happened so many times :) but my love of Galaxy makes it easy in our household because Neil is much more of a Dairy Milk type of guy (ugh, I know). 

But that brown loveliness that makes the most satisfying sound as you break off a piece, along with more cuddles from Neil, will always make me feel better on my off days. It melts so wonderfully in your mouth that it takes your mind off everything else going on in the world.

Now for the sciency part - apparently there actually is some science into why chocolate makes you feel better! According to this Science Focus article and a lot of other sources, chocolate contains tryptophan, an amino acid that is used by the brain to make serotonin, which makes you feel happy. Chocolate apparently also contains phenylethylalanine (phew that's a mouthful), which combines with dopamine naturally found in the brain to form an anti-depressant! So basically chocolate is a natural wonder drug. I'm not going to argue with that :)

Little bit of a more personal post this one, but I hope you enjoyed nonetheless! Let me know in the comments what your favourite chocolate is. Or if you're one of those really weird people that doesn't like chocolate at all!

Sarah xx

*disclaimer: This post is absolutely not sponsored by Galaxy, or affiliated with the brand in any way, I just really really love it haha. Photos taken by me.






Sunday, 10 July 2016

REVIEW: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils


Hello lovely readers! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, wherever you are in the world!

This weekend's review from me is on the YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, which for those of you who don't speak French means 'Voluminous False Lash Effect Mascara'. It retails at £25.00, which for a mascara is definitely on the pricey, very high-end side, so you would definitely expect it to be mind-glowingly good.

This was recently gifted to me by my boyfriend's sister as a late birthday present, and it's an item that has been on my wishlist for a long time now, so I was ecstatic to receive it as I'm sure you can imagine! It's a product that I've never tried before and always wanted to, because I've heard such good things about it. And it certainly did not disappoint!


Obviously reviews are about how good the actual product is, but it wouldn't be right for me to not highlight how absolutely incredible the packaging is. When you are spending that much on a mascara, I personally think every aspect of the product should feel completely luxurious, and packaging for me plays an important part of this. Aesthetically, the YSL Mascara is extremely pleasing to the eye, and it especially speaks to me due to the gold and rose gold theme of the packaging! With a gold lid and rose gold bottom, and then a slightly contrasting logo, this product is something that I would happily keep out on show at all times purely for decoration purposes.

Now for the contents - this product really blew me away. I like high-end mascaras as it is - my normal go-to is Benefit They're Real or Benefit Roller Lash, which at £19.00 are slightly cheaper than the YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, but are really great mascaras. However, I must say that this mascara has taken my lash game to a whole new level, and I definitely am loving it.

To give you a bit of context, my eyes are quite small in relation to my face (or at least I think so) my lashes are short and very thin, and also quite pale, so the following are things that I look for in a mascara as a must-have feature:

  • Lengthening - I prefer a longer lash as mine are so short; I feel like this makes my eyes look a lot bigger and more of a focus on my face rather than being lost.
  • Volumising - because my lashes are so thin, this is a must-have to enhance the look of my lashes and again draw attention to my eyes.
  • Separating - Because my lashes are short and pale, I want to make it look like I have as many lashes as possible, so the more separation a mascara gives me the better, because it will define each individual lash, rather than pushing them together and making me look like I have hardly any lashes!
  • Non-clumping - I hate mascaras that clump. But really, I don't know anyone that would like this!
  • Very black - because my lashes are so pale, I want something that will make them as black as possible to again draw attention to my eyes and make them look bigger. Especially because a lot of the time I would just throw mascara on on it's own, so it needs to be black enough to make my eyes stand out more on my face.


I instantly liked the brush - I prefer a non-plastic brush as they hurt my eyes and I feel like sometimes they can really pull at my lashes, so I was pleased to see that this mascara has a nice brush. It is quite dense which is great for adding volume to the lashes, and the bristles are fairly short which I found gives excellent coverage of the actual product during application. Having short bristles also means that you can really get the tiny little lashes in the corner of your eye, which further enhances the eye more than other mascaras I have used. 


I'm not suite sure why, but I decided to smell this mascara as I opened it, and was really surprised - it has a really nice scent to it! Almost vanilla and floral, really really nice. I can't say I've ever had a mascara that has a scent to it, but I think that just adds to the luxuriousness of the product.

During application, I noticed that this mascara was not hugely wet like some mascaras, but not a very dry formula either, it is almost the perfect in between! This just meant it was really easy to apply, and even with one coat it looked incredible, however I did apply a second one. I am pleased that I only had to apply two coats to get to the look I achieved in the picture at the beginning of this post - with my Benefit mascaras I have to absolutely pile it on which can sometimes lead to clumping if I'm not careful.

I really loved the look of this mascara on because it fulfilled all of my needs stated above - it's super black, really lengthening and volumising, yet not clumpy at all. It really separated my lashes as well which made them frame my eye in a much nicer way, and as mentioned above I really liked the fact that I could use the smaller bristles to reach the lashes towards my inner corner, something which I can never normally do. It made my eyes look amazing - it really framed them and enhanced them, making them look a lot bigger and also making me look more awake which is definitely something I find a difficult task these days!

Something I struggle with when using cheaper mascaras is that they can smudge under my eyes and make me look extremely tired, or wear off during the day. I didn't have that problem at all with this mascara - I wore it for more than 12 HOURS! And it absolutely did not budge at all. I even had a two-hour nap and when I woke up it was still as perfect as if I had only just applied it!

In conclusion, this mascara is absolutely amazing and I don't want to ever use anything else! I wouldn't necessarily use it every day because of the price, and I don't think I would waste it if I were going to put a pair of falsies on the top, however I can see me getting a lot of use out of this mascara. This mascara would be absolutely perfect for people who want a longer, thicker, false lash effect but don't want to wear falsies. I would 100% recommend this mascara, even though it is fairly pricey, in my opinion it is worth the money. This is hands down the best mascara I have EVER used! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post; let me know in the comments what your favourite mascara is.

Until next time,

Sarah xx







Friday, 8 July 2016

REVIEW: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation and HD Loose Powder


Hello lovely readers! I hope you are enjoying your day, wherever you are in the world! :)

If you have followed my YouTube videos for a while, you'll know how much I love Nars Foundations. All Day Luminous Weightless is one of my absolute staples - amazingly lightweight but incredible coverage, amazing staying power, amazing colour range, silky to touch, makes me look nice. The Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is if anything even more of my favourite because of the finish it gives to the skin and because of the fab coverage. Mars foundations are also really easy to mix, which is great for gals like me that are always in varying stages of fake tan! 

However, of late, I have noticed that my Mont Blanc shade of the All Day Weightless Luminous had started to change consistency a bit, and separate. Definitely warning signs that it needs to go in the bin! So I said my farewell (I still have other shades so I wasn't too upset) and then had to make what I am sure you will agree is a rather large decision - fake tan so that I can wear my darker shades, go and buy a replacement Mont Blanc, or the dreaded... buy a different foundation?!?!?!

As I am sure you can guess from the name of the post (bit of a giveaway in the pic above as well) I decided to take the plunge and try a new brand of foundation that I hadn't tried before. That ruled out Nars, Mac, and a few other high end brands. I don't really like drugstore foundations all that much, foundation is definitely one of the things I will fork out on, so I knew I was looking for a high end brand. 

I've heard loads about the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, so I did some research online and it sounded amazing, so I wanted to go for that. However, when I got to my local Debenhams in Liverpool One, I discovered that they don't have a Too Faced stand! Which I was really surprised by! So I caught sight of the newly opened Makeup Forever stand, which I didn't even know had come to the UK, and my disappointment was replaced for excitement at the prospect of trying the Ultra HD Foundation. I also purchased the HD Powder as I was on the market for a loose powder anyway so thought I may as well try it!

I am shade Y215 in the MUFE Ultra HD Foundation for anyone wondering, you can see it on my skin in the picture below :)

Described as 'medium to buildable' coverage, I would say that is a pretty accurate representation of the Ultra HD Foundation. The incredibly lightweight formula blends into my skin perfectly with my beauty blender; it applies seamlessly, leaving a beautiful finish. I would say it's more of a satin finish; it's not really dewy but also not quite matte either. The overall appearance of the foundation on the skin is perfect for me - it almost looks as if I'm not wearing any, yet it has amazing coverage. It just looks like skin. I am not partial to a caked face, so this for me is a must have in a foundation.

I set it using the Makeup Forever HD Loose Powder (pictured above - also one of the best products I've ever tried), however I left a patch on my cheek un-powdered and although the powdered parts of my face lasted the longest (and didn't crease!), my un-powdered cheek still lasted about 7.5 hours before I even noticed a difference!

The Ultra HD Foundation is £29.00 in Debenhams, and the HD Loose Powder was £22.00, which I personally think is reasonable for such high quality products. I am really pleased with them and will definitely repurchase - I would like a few darker shades to mix with for when I am self tanning!

Overall, I'm really happy with my purchases, and think they are both fantastic products.

I hope you enjoyed this rather lengthy post, and I will be back with more reviews soon so keep your eyes peeled on my social media :)

Thanks for reading!

Sarah xx




Tuesday, 28 June 2016

REVIEW: St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula 5 in 1 Tanning Mousse Medium


Hello you lovely people :)

Let me just start by saying the St Tropez Advanced Pro Formula 5 in 1 Tanning Mousse is hands down the most amazing smelling fake tan I've ever tried! I get really put off fake tan thanks to that horrendous lingering smell with most brands. However this one apparently has some incredible 'fragrance technology' - and let me tell you it really is incredible! I can't even pinpoint the smell, but it just makes me feel like I'm on some sunny beach somewhere really hot! 

In terms of the quality of the product, this is also really good - I use my St Tropez tanning mitt to apply it, and it applies extremely smoothly (I always make sure I am shaved, exfoliated and moisturised before applying), dries quickly and doesn't transfer. I have also double baked in this and it came out a really dark beautiful colour, and still managed to look natural.


The only downside to this fake tan is that when it fades it can look a bit patchy, like all other fake tan I've ever tried, but it lasts the longest out of any I've ever tried either - I can easily get 4-5 days out of it before I start looking patchy. And I remedy this simply by exfoliating it off and starting again :) if you're interested, my current favourite body scrub is The Body Shop Pinita Colada Body Scrub.

I use the shade Medium, which comes out really nicely on me. Considering I am extremely fair skinned, I thought that this fake tan would look horrendous on me and too dark, but it blends so nicely that it looks really natural. It's not too orange, which is obviously a good thing when it comes to fake tan! However it is not ashy either, so although it doesn't look muddy, because it is fairly warm toned it can lean towards orange in certain lights, but personally I think it looks really natural. It also matches my Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in the shade Santa Fe perfectly so when I have a full face of makeup on it still makes my body look really naturally tanned!

I rate this product really highly and couldn't recommend it more - I got mine from Boots for £5.99, which is incredible considering the quality of the product. I certainly will be purchasing it again - I can't think of a fake tan I've tried for the same price that is as good or better than this - I am blown away by the quality of the product. I would say this product would be really good for a beginner of fake tan as well, purely because of how easy it is to apply and how nicely it blends! It's easy to apply this streak free!

So concludes my review of the St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula 5 in 1 Tanning Mousse in the shade Medium; I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think about this Tanning Mousse in the comments below.

Sarah xx
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