A couple of weeks ago I went along to the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards Blogger's event at the beautiful Private Members Club Number 29. The event was tan by INAA (I Need An Appointment) -
"The UK's first online hair and beauty booking portal dedicated to making the booking of salon appointments simple and fast - 24/7.
For Consumers we offer a free to use, appointment booking service providing access to an ever increasing range of Salons in your local area that accept online bookings. The portal will show you the full range of special promotions available at those Salons, as well as details about the Salon and what services and products they offer".
Lauren formerly star of the TV show The Only Way is Essex also made an appearance to promote her new beauty range, mainly focusing around her fake-tan line. Not going to lie I was excited to see her in person, and adored the play-suit she was wearing. She looked gorgeous.
However, although fashionably late the post is still relevant -this week it is sunny in Scotland (which for any foreign readers is as rare as the UK doing well in the Eurovision). Ouch! Painfully true though. Us Scots don't see much of the sun, but we do love a tan. Well, some of us do. We would love for it to a natural tan but that is never going to happen on this side of the Atlantic. So we get our tan from a bottle.
Again I'll say some of us do, I don't. I'm the super pale goth girl. The token goth in a circle of friends some might say. I've also been referred to as Morticia on occasion. My vampire complexion and pasty legs are a fright for most people. In your typical night club in Scotland I stick out like a sore thumb, like the living dead amongst bronze goddesses.
Even next to naturally pale people (like Susan on the right) I am pale by comparison. When I was younger I did experiment with fake-tan, but after getting a spray tan for my 5th year prom I never used fake-tan again. It was horrible: I was orange, my dress was green, and my face was not impressed. I don't even have any photo's on facebook it was that bad. I've just had a look for evidence since I thought I could give you all a laugh. It would appear it is too tragic though.
However when I was asked at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards Blogger Event if I would like to try some of Lauren's way fake-tan I was like 'Ok then, convince me'. I felt my pale arm would work as a good canvas to show if the product really is any good.
I opted to try the Instant Wash Off Glow, and I was actually really impressed. I expected to hate it, but the tan actually looked quite natural. Well, natural when you didn't look at the corpse like arm next to it. But the best part is that it doesn't smell like fake tan, not one hint of digestive biscuit.