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Skinny Tan Express Mousse Review | Getting a golden tan in 1 hour

Skinny tan express mousse before and after reviewHey everyone! I know its been forever since I last wrote a blog post! I could feed you with a million excuses (I mainly blame university) but everyone loses their motivation sometimes. Although I may not have been writing posts on the regular I have however been really active on my Instagram! So go follow me there if you arnt already 🙂

So today I’m sharing with you my review of the new Skinny Tan Express Mousse! A little while ago I was kindly invited to my first ever blogging event from Skinny tan! However I was so gutted that I couldn’t attend! It wasn’t all sad faces though, as the lovely Rosie from Skinny tan generously offered to send me their new Express Mousse to try out and review!

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I was so delighted when I opened it and saw they’d also sent a tanning mitt along with it, and it is THE softest. mitt. ever.

So I’m relatively new to the tanning world, I started using self tan back in October when my housemate recommended it to me, I always thought I would make a mess and bugger it up! The one I was using before gave me a nice glow but didn’t make me as tanned as I would like.

So with this Express Mousse the directions state:
– 1 Hour: By leaving the mousse on for an hour, you will see a light medium tan develop on your skin that will give you a subtle glow.

– 3 Hours: For a more sun-kissed tan, leave the Express Mousse to develop for 3 hours

– Overnight: For a rich, deep tan that will last for 14 days, leave the Express Mousse on overnight

Skinny tan express mousse before and after review
Skinny tan express mousse before and after 1 hour review
After 1 Hour

I tried this tan a little before the pictures above so the ‘before’ picture still has a little bit of the tan on from the first time I used it! I’m normally more pale than that.
So the above pictures are from the second time I used this Express Mousse and show the difference on my legs after 1 hour. I didn’t edit these photos at all so you could see it in its true way. As you can see my legs were a few shades darker after just one hour! I left this on while I went out for a meal and throughout the meal It got darker and darker until I was a beautiful golden brown It was amazing! I love the confidence being tanned gives you!

Pictures of my arm show Before, 1 Hour after, and a few hours after.

The first thing you notice about this mousse is the smell! It smells like coconut which I don’t normally like but it smells lovely, just like being on holiday! I struggled at first with getting it neat because I’m so rubbish at fake tanning, however I realised it was because I wasn’t putting enough on the mitt. Once I was putting plenty on and really using circular motions to put it on, I had zero streaks. Did I also mention this is vegan?
I think the main thing with self tan is the preparation, you need to make sure you exfoliate beforehand, shave, and moisturise any areas of dry skin such as elbows. Preparation is key.

Skinny tan express mousse before and after review

Using this tan I’ve had so many compliments and even my housemate used it and loved it! This is now a firm favourite of mine and I am obsessed with using it! I last used this 3 weeks ago and I still have a subtle tan, how amazing is that? I would definitely recommend this to everyone as it is so easy to use, non streaky, and allows you to get tanned in an instant as well as the ability to leave it on to get the shade you want.

How to get a golden tan in 1 hour. Skinny tan express mousse review

Thanks again to Skinny Tan for kindly sending me this to review!

Have you used any of Skinny Tan’s products before? What tips do you have for self tanning?

Clare xx

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  1. June 10, 2017 / 11:19 am

    This tan looks gorgeous! I usually hate the smell of fake tan which really puts me off using it but if it smells of coconut that sounds heavenly! The fact you only have to leave it on for an hour to get that good of a tan too is amazing. I think I might need this in my life.

    Ellie x


  2. July 14, 2017 / 10:51 am

    This looks like such a great tan, the colour is lovely! I hate the smell of normal false tans too so this sounds fab!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  3. Covet Luxe
    July 15, 2017 / 8:40 am

    This looks lovely! I’m so scared to self-tan, did it once and it went terrible aha. This looks easy to use so I’m defo checking them out! xx

    Lily | http://www.covetluxe.co.uk

  4. August 3, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Thanks for this review, it was really helpful! I’ll definitely give this product a go. I’ve never found a product that works for me.

    Eve x


  5. October 12, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about Skinny Tan, but I’m still yet to try any of their range as I’m a bit of a nervous self-tanner.. 🤷🏼‍♀️ This sounds super easy though, and even the colour after one hour was gorgeous! 🙊

  6. October 12, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I’ve never fake tanned but if I ever did I’d pick this up as it looks so natural and lovely!! And I absolutely love coconut. I like the fact its a mousse aswell rather than a liquid as I think i’d get the coverage of it so wrong if I used a liquid and end up looking like some sort of cow… When I eventually decide to ditch the bleached hair I definitely want to dabble in going for more of a bronzed look so this is going in my bookmarks, great review girl!
    Alice Xx

    • clarewade@hotmail.com
      October 12, 2017 / 12:47 pm

      Aww thanks for your comment lovely!! It really is my favourite tan it’s so pretty and so easy to use!! Xx

  7. October 12, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I loved the way it colors afterwards . It leaves the skin naturally looking. The only experience I had with self tanning products left my skin orange and smelly. But this one I love it. I may try it for a change 🙂 great review!

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