Lauren’s Way Self Tanning Bronzing Lotion

I do feel like this is a big statement to make but… I may have found my favourite fake tan. Ever. I say that as I have never finished a fake tan, especially with such commitment. TOWIE tan’s are known to be dark and possibly a little orange but I am pleased to report that you get the dark without the orange if you use Lauren’s Way Self Tanning  Bronzing Lotion.

I was a little scared at first  as I assumed it would be a little orange, when applying it the consistency is much runnier that any other tan I have used. I use a mitt, apply it to the area in long sweeps before buffing it in using circular motions. It’s quick, easy and goes on with no streaks however be sure to use only a little on your hands. The colour is very dark when you apply it, I mean shockingly dark (see Katie Price, she does have a crazy amount on)! Therefore make sure you apply the tan just before going to bed and wash it off in the morning. It dries quickly so you will be able to put pj’s on soon after but be careful as you may a little colour left on bed sheets (a hot wash will sort it out).

The picture above is me with just one layer and having washed it off in the morning, sorry it’s a rubbish photo but you get to see the colour quite well. I don’t have a before picture as I try to stay fake tanned as much as possible but I am very pale, naturally about a Mac NW/NC20 possibly slightly paler in the winter.

It has no alcohol or parabens which is always a plus, has a slight fake tan smell in the morning but just be sure to wash it off before leaving the house. It lasts about 5/7 day’s on me but some times I do apply it a few days in a row if I want to be very dark. I’ve used the Medium as well as the Darker Than Dark colours and I wouldn’t say there is that much between them, this tan isn’t for you if you want just a light glow.

As always keep it well moisturised and exfoliate prior to application.

At under £16 I think it is quite a reasonable prize which should last about 3 months, even with regular application.

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  1. 15th January 2013 / 8:27 pm

    This looks incredibly dark.
    It really suits you, but I feel I'd only be able to get away with it on a night out! life of a pale person 🙁


    • 18th January 2013 / 9:49 pm

      I'm really pale too but personally like it as my everyday tan, I don't apply more to go out though it's a good shade for both I think XX

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:51 pm

      I didn't even know you could get it as a spray tan, may have to look for somewhere that does it!

  2. 15th January 2013 / 8:44 pm

    You have really opened my eyes, I LOVE tanning products, but like you I was a bit worried it would be quite orange, but it looks really lovely on you! Definitely convinced me to try it, such a reasonable price too!

    I'll be reviewing the new Xen Tan Moroccan Tan soon, if you'd like to check it out 🙂

    Love Lauren xx

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:50 pm

      I think I have a sample size of the Xen Tan Moroccan tan somewhere too but hear some people say it wasn't great, let me know what you think XX

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:49 pm

      I think a dark colour would look fine as long as it's a natural looking dark but maybe start with a lighter colour XX

  3. 15th January 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Wow, super dark! And a really good price.

  4. 15th January 2013 / 9:50 pm

    hmm i saw this at the beauty show and was tempted but because I dont use fake tans much I didnt want to get it and waste it. So I like to see reviews first, but this looks really good! I might just now…

  5. 16th January 2013 / 12:31 am

    I'm SO pale but i love this tan, i use the dark version because for me the darker the better haha sometimes i'm super tanned, sometimes i'm porcelain, it's nice to have a choice haha

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Me too! I like to change it up (but usually tanned! haha ) XX

  6. 16th January 2013 / 12:08 pm

    I have to be honest, I know I should not judge but I was never a fan of Lauren on TOWIE and therefore I resented giving her money …but after all the rave reviews about this tan I caved in. I'm glad I did as it's probably the best I've used!

    Jen xx

    • 18th January 2013 / 9:47 pm

      I completely agree! X

  7. 16th January 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Love the look of this, the tan looks lovely on you!

    Sarah xx

  8. 16th January 2013 / 3:08 pm

    It looks great on you! I think it might be a bit too dark for me though! xx


    • 18th January 2013 / 9:47 pm

      Just apply a little less, I do apply quite a bit, depends on the look you are going for XX

  9. 16th January 2013 / 4:37 pm

    This look amazing! I am always in the market for a new fake tan and this one is now on my list to try! 🙂 ♥

  10. 17th January 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Always been intrigued with this tan and I have tot say it looks fab !
    Love love love


    • 18th January 2013 / 9:46 pm

      I haven't tried the glam tan either, let me know!

  11. 19th January 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Wow I am going to give this tan a go after reading your blog! I was a bit put off thinking it would leave me tangoed, but it looks such a lovely colour! Thanks for the info <3 You have a new follower in me =)

    H x

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