With Autumn here and Winter soon setting in it is difficult to contemplate bearing your pale sun starved legs to the world. As soon as it gets a bit chilly the 80 denier tights are flying off the shelves and we find ourselves co-ordinating our outfits with coloured, lace, sheer, patterned or woolly tights in an effort to trap in some much needed heat.
Winter is a beautiful season and there is nothing nicer than snuggling up in a handsome winter coat and getting out the rest of your winter wardrobe, but let’s face facts. Some outfits look better without tights. It is frustrating when you find the most perfect Christmas party dress, only to realise it definitely can’t be worn with tights and there is no possible way you can get your pasty legs out after they have been in hibernation for so long.
This is where the gloriously wonderful fake tan comes into play. For those of us who don’t want the weekly commitment and rigmarole of keeping your fake tan up on a weekly basis then Fake Bake’s Faux Glow is perfect. This is a one-day only quick drying spray tan. It is non streak, glides on perfectly because of its ingenious 360 degree nozzle, it doesn’t make you smell like roast chicken crisps and you don’t have to stand naked for 20 minutes before you can sit down. It’s fantastic for those with uneven irregular looking skin tones, so for those who have had patchy fake tan disasters this will be great for you. It is also great for those who haven’t experimented with tanning products before as they have the security of knowing that if it goes wrong then they can wash it off.
Rimmel have a similar version (sunshimmer £5.99), which is again a wash on wash of formula. The trouble with the Rimmel version is that if the skin came into contact with even small amounts of liquid, it would start to rinse off. A nightmare in the rain or if you are in a hot sweaty club where drinks get spilled. Faux Glow has much better staying power, similar to really good strong waterproof mascara that you have to spend a bit of time removing. There isn’t even that much of a price difference between the two, with Faux Glow coming in at £10.99 you won’t begrudge the extra few pounds for a huge difference in quality.
However, there is one thing that Fake Bake can’t do and that is to get rid of your goose bumps. So man up ladies! The cold will do you good.