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Update: ModelCo self tanning

So, following on from my post of Monday, I’m here to tell you what happened when I woke up the next morning, having left my tan to dry beneath my, um, delightful oversized PJs. In short, nothing good. I awoke …

Wed, May 4, 2011, 15:51

   

So, following on from my post of Monday, I’m here to tell you what happened when I woke up the next morning, having left my tan to dry beneath my, um, delightful oversized PJs.

In short, nothing good. I awoke the next morning smelling, let’s face it, a bit biscuity, and had a shower. Usually, when you shower after tan (I’m thinking of the last one I had, in LA Make-Up Academy on Clarendon St), you wake up, have a shower and the water runs orange as the surface layer of tan washes off, leaving you golden and delightful beneath. This time, however, no orange water, meaning any tan I saw on my skin was, well, staying there.

In ModelCo‘s defence, I’m not the most thorough self tanner. I don’t pay attention to things as I should, most likely, and I rub the tan on as if it were moisturiser. I did, this time, buff, which was a turn-up for the books, but it didn’t make a blind bit of difference.

The overall colour was fine – golden, not too dark, not too light – but the lines were very noticeable. Where? On my feet, elbows, wrists . . . the usual culprits. Will I be repeating the experience? No, I will not.

However (golden light at end of tunnel)! The exfoliators really are ace. Mind you, the tan remover does not remove your tan (despite my endless scrubbing). It does, however, make your skin really smooth and it smells amazing. And the instant tan is great because you can rectify your errors. I just wouldn’t (highly) rate the mousse. But how about you? Have you tried it?