TANAHOLICS – This One’s For You…
To tan or not to tan – that is the question. Knowing how unsafe it is to tan [see: bake] in the sun – what to do when wanting to achieve the perfect tan? Well, unless you’ve been blessed with a natural tan, the only safe way is straight out of a bottle, and this is where Brownallyear comes in! Brownallyear is a fabulous organic tanning product that’s designed to give you the perfect brown tan and have you looking like a ‘beach-bronzed-babe’ in no time.
Brownallyear is the brainchild of self-confessed tanning addict Haliee Wheeler. Hailee was inspired to create a chemical-free and sunless tanning solution so she could safely tan herself as often as she liked. Ten years on, Hailee has spray-tanned more than 13,000 people with Brownallyear’s specialist line of products, which thankfully is now available in a DIY at-home retail range.
Now I myself am of the naturally tanned persuasion, so to ensure I could give you a ‘tried and true’ review I had a friend (thanks Janey) give this ‘organic answer to all your tanning woes’ a whirl to see if it’s all it claims to be. We trialled the following products – Instant Tanning Spray, Chocolate Tanning Cream & the Velvet Blending Glove, and here’s our findings…
First up – the The Instant Tanning Spray. The spray bottle produces a fine mist of product that works with your own skin tone to deliver a gorgeous chocolaty tan [note: chocolate tan, not orange!] I have to say this in itself was a delight to behold, as seriously – I find I’m repeatedly asking myself “who is it these self-tanners have seen that have inspired them to create an all over orange-skinned hue?” No naturally tanned person is orange people! This is what, right off the bat, impressed me about the Brownallyear tanning spray – it actually creates a brown tan. The unique formulation combines Caramel from non GMO Cane Sugar, which develops (over four hours) a safe long-lasting gorgeous tan while the inclusion of skin-conditioning aloe vera leaves your skin hydrated and silky smooth. But most importantly – it delivers a beautiful BROWN tan! The tan then lasts for up to 10 days.
Janey used the Velvet Blending Glove to ensure a smooth, even and streak-free application! She simply sprayed the product directly onto the glove and from there, applied it to the skin. The Velvet Blending Glove is definitely key to the process – a must-have to ensure you receive a flawless result!
The other product I had Janey trial was the Chocolate Tanning Cream. This rich chocolaty tanning cream glides on a like a silky smooth moisturiser for an instant golden all-over tan. Again it works in with your own skin tone – from the palest of skins to naturally olive tones, this little gem in a bottle will work for everyone. Using just one pump of the Chocolate Tanning Cream and a pair of rubber gloves, Janey applied her first application and then applied another (after waiting 4 hours to see how the colour developed) to reach her desired colour. You can continue to build your colour to create your desired tan.
So I guess it all comes down to preference – a spray tan or a cream? Janey’s preference was the spray (she changed her mind on this several times) although I’d say both must be equally great as she’s taking the spray AND the cream ‘off my hands’ (apparently payment for being a guinea pig – yeah tough gig Janey). So it’s safe to say I’ll be looking to check Janey into a Tanaholic Addiction Centre fairly soon!
Head on over and check out all that www.brownallyear.com has to offer! Seriously good stuff and an absolute essential for the perfect, but more importantly safe, summer tan!
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye