Self tanning can make the best us feel nervous. Applying a flawless fake tan is an art form. The sooner it is recognised as one, the better! I like my tan to look as natural as possible while still giving my skin a healthy glow. I have learned from past bloopers to go a little more light handed on the self tanning lotions and that a body scrub and a little bit of moisturiser can go along way.
Self tanning has come along way in the last few years. Ah the 00s, I cringe thinking back to my teenage disco years applying instant tanning lotion. That as expected ended up streaky and blotchy from a drink been spilled or trying to dodge and jump pass puddles; but even then we still continued to apply tan because well, it makes us look slimmer, gives us a healthy glow and can make us feel more confident, and who wouldn’t want that?
When you find your signature tan it becomes like your comfort blanket. For me that brand is Iconic Bronze. It is no wonder it has quickly become the best selling tan of the Summer in Penneys. It has perfected its golden glow for my Irish, vitamin E deprived skin. When I heard my favourite brand were launching not one but two new products, I knew I needed to get my pale little white hands on them asap!
Say hello to the NEW luxury tanning mousse by Iconic Bronze
I was a little nervous at first because I held the tanning lotion at such high regard. Would it live up to my expectation? I slipped my hand into the luxurious velvet tanning mitt, and decided to put this tan to the test over the Christmas period. Firstly I noticed was how easy and quick it was to apply. I loved that there was no mess. Once pumped out a golf ball size amount it keeps its form. It’s not dripping off the mit or sliding across my skin. The unique mousse texture makes it easy to apply the tan fast and evenly. It has a light tanning effect straight away, this makes application easier to see where you are applying it to achieve the best result. One of the main reason I love the Iconic Bronze range is that it smells so good! It carries the same floral scent as the their tanning lotion.
With top notes of Fig, Mandarin and orange Blossom, heart notes of Fig leaf, Jasmine and Frangipani with base notes of Amber cedar and musk.
It dries into your skin within a few moments allowing you to get dressed and go about your day as normal. It develops in 2 – 6 hours.
Airbrush Body Bling
Now that we are tanned goddess; lets airbrush our skin!!
This is a complete game changer. This is the secret that will bring your tan to life. It gives your skin an instant colour with a smooth, sexy shimmering golden glow. This is perfect to apply over your tan for that airbrush finish or it can be used as a last minute tint. It is your all in one shimmer and coverage. I like to think of it as a tinted highlighter. Spray this to accentuate your pins, collar bones and arms to give your skin that dewy golden finish. It is quick drying and stain free. I love that it helps to reduce the appearance of pores and imperfections while leaving your skin with a coveted HD photo finish that will last you all night long.
Once you have tried this product it will instantly become a regular in your bronzing routine.
I am keeping my fingers crossed Iconic Bronze will launch a gradual tanner for the summer months. They are incredible for keeping your tan topped up whilst also moisturised. What do you guys think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope everyone has a beautifully bronzed weekend.
Iconic Bronze is available in selected Penneys stores nationwide.
Luxury Tanning Mousse €15
Airbrush Body Bling €12