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Loving Tan Review.

I’ve been a fake tanner for as long as I can remember. I have vivid memories from my early high school years when tanning products were certainly not what they are today, and combined with my sloppy application (I put that down to inexperience and laziness) would lead to often streaky and frequently orange legs! (For some reason, a younger self chose to only tan her legs; leaving the rest of her body a snowy shade of white).

I’ve been using Loving Tan for about 6 months now and am still so surprised when I meet girls who have not heard of this product! It was an appointment at the beautician that inspired this blog post. Whilst waxing my eyebrows, my beautician and I were discussed tanning products and when I mentioned Loving Tan, she exclaimed, “Yes! I LOVE Loving Tan but not many people seem to know about it.”

And then I thought; that has got to change!

Loving Tan has fast replaced all tanning products in my bathroom cupboard. It is an Australian product and self-proclaimed breakthrough in the industry. Put simply, it is a tanning product “made by tan lovers for tan lovers”.

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Loving Tan is available in a 2 hour (medium & dark) and 8 hour (medium, dark & ultra dark) mousse formula and retails for $34.95 – $39.95 AUD. Available in Australia and Internationally, you can purchase your tan here. They even offer free shipping for orders over $50, which is an amazing bonus!

For this review, I have used the 2 hour Express Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in ‘dark’.

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The tanning product has an instant bronzer in it making the application process very simple as you can visibly see where you are placing the product and where you’ve missed. Directly after application, I do find this product to be quite pink on my skin, which at first was a little daunting but this is not the colour it remains so don’t be alarmed. The tan has a pleasantly nice smell, and definitely does not have that ‘fake tan’ smell like other products I’ve used in the past. It is also very quick drying and doesn’t feel too sticky on the skin.

I use a fake tan mitt to apply the product and this helps to work the product into the skin and also avoids any mishaps with fake tanned hands (we’ve all been there!). Loving Tan have also released a back applicator, and must be one of the first to do so as I have not seen a product like it on the market. I absolutely loved the idea of the back applicator as my boyfriend hates tanning my back for me and it’s difficult to do myself, but I must be honest; I hated this product. I find the sponge applicator too small, which makes it difficult to spread across the back area. I also found it difficult to use in terms of getting the motions right.

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*The above pictures depicting my legs before, straight after application, and after shower have not been edited or retouched. They were taken in the same place, however different times of the day have resulted in different natural lighting settings.

I’m quite pale, as is visible in the before photo above and I find this tan to be very natural on the skin. Thanks to the dual active self tanner ingredients, this tanning mousse ensures a natural looking tan without the streaks or orange undertones. The ‘after’ image above was taken after showering after allowing the tan to develop for the recommended 2 hours. As expected, if you leave the tan on longer you will achieve a much darker shade. The tan is long lasting provided you look after your tan. To do so, moisturise daily and this will ensure your tan fades off evenly.

I cannot recommend this product enough! For any self tan lovers out there, I assure you that you will be loving your tan with Loving Tan.

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Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions on everything featured on this blog post are my own and not influenced by any third party. This feature has not been sponsored nor have I received any payment for this post. All images featured on this blog post have been taken by myself. 



Top Tips for Wearing an All Black Outfit.

I’ve made it no secret that Meika & Me is likely the number one fan of an all black outfit. My boyfriend often jokingly questions whether I’m off to a funeral when I appear sporting an all black ensemble.

It is classic, chic, slimming and flattering on all skin tones, which makes it absolutely no surprise that most women love to wear all black. But what makes an all black outfit interesting? What determines it looking depressed and morbid or fabulously chic?

I’ve come up with my 5 top tips to wearing all black errthing:

Play around with Texture & Fabrics

This is my number one tip for turning an all black outfit from blagh to beautiful. If you’re wearing cotton with cotton, there is nothing to break up the outfit, give it definition or brighten up the look. Instead, mix a cotton tee with leather trousers, black denim with a silk cami or add a lush knitted scarf or sweater. This tip is about mixing textured fabrics to create lift and a point of difference.

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Play around with Structure

I love playing around with structured pieces, especially when paired with a nice pair of black heels. Structured tops, jackets, skirts and pants all work by offering shape to a look, which enhances the look by creating different proportions.

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Play around with Accessories

This tip is by far the easiest to do! If you’re a little afraid of an all black outfit, or you’re feeling a little ‘widowesqe’, then play with accessories! It’s as simple as adding a statement bag (something like this would look gorgeous!), or a bold bright necklace. It could even be as simple as adding a hat or scarf in a grey or neutral tone. Accessories help to add a little fun to an outfit and will allow you to express your individual personality.

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Play around with Layers & Lengths

I’m the first to admit that layering can be difficult to do. No, that’s not correct. Layering is simple to do, but hard to master! If done incorrectly, it can leave you looking a little frumpy and tussled. This tip involves playing around with lengths and layers in a way that will break up outfit ensemble and give height and shape to your body. For example, pair some high waisted denim jeans with a slightly cropped knit and then add a long duster coat and pointed boots or heels, which will work to create an elongated figure. Another tip could be layering a slightly longer button-up shirt underneath a thinner knit jumper.

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Play around with Shades

Another easy but very effective tip! Add definition and light to your all black outfit by playing with shades. This is a little bit of a cheat because what are shades of black? Greys. Still, it’s effective and looks classic. Mix different shades of black and grey into your ensemble through actual clothing items or accessories, the choice is yours.

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Do you have an tips for wearing an all black outfit? I’d love to hear them!

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