There are some things in life that I’m just no good at … walking in heels, applying false lashes and fake tanning. However, I hate having pasty milk bottle legs so a solution was needed. Whilst Summer has been and gone, there is still the odd hot day and a chance to get the old pins out. So whilst I am just totally rubbish at applying fake tan, I do still try catch some rays when I can. Tannymaxx sent me their Gold 999.9 to try out and it’s a tan accelerator, so no messy tiger stripes for me.
I liked the sound of a product that would work with my skin’s natural tanning process, although I did wonder how well it would work now we’re heading into Autumn. The second I saw sunshine the other day and realised that it was actually warm for once, I covered my legs in the Tannymaxx Gold and went and sat in the garden. Now I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t that optimistic, but it did actually work. Ok, so I wasn’t a bronzed goddess but my legs definitely had more colour in them.
I do wish I’d had this at the start of Summer as my legs would have been golden and without me trying to get to grips with tanning lotions. They also sent me one of their fake tans (wasn’t meant for me admittedly and it does say Superblack on it which scared this pasty little Bun), and I am half tempted to see just what that would be like on me.
Now that the weather is getting colder (my heating has been on since mid August), lots of us start looking for last minute breaks to sunnier climes. There are still plenty of places where it’s nice and hot so Tannymaxx Gold is well worth packing in your suitcase. By using the amino acid Tyrosine, the accelerator works with the skin to quickly become browner. It also protects from UV so your skin is exposed to less UV light which can only be a good thing. However, this product does NOT contain any SPF so you still need to wear some sunscreen.
I really do wish I could master applying fake tan and maybe one day I will, but this is a workable alternative for me. Sadly I doubt there’s going to be many more sunny days here in the UK, but at least I know what to use next Summer. There’ll be no Winter sun holidays for me (I’m spending Christmas in the middle of nowhere in Scotland), but if you are lucky enough to be jetting off, throw this in your bag. You’ll thank me when your limbs are nicely bronzed and you’ve avoided the tell take fake tan marks.
* This is a sponsored post and I have been paid to review this product. All opinions are my own.