Rawrgirls Review . . .Skinny Tan 7-Day Tanner!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Ahhhhhh, the search for a fake tan that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin has been a long and arduous one. I have recently found two rather excellent gradual tanners but the search for a full strength self tanner still continued, until now . . . 

Introducing Skinny Tan! When I got the call to try a sample I thought 'Why not? What's the worst that can happen? I'll suffer 3 days of itchy legs and that's nothing new!'. Skinny Tan sent me the Tan & Tone Kit (£36.99) which contains the Pre Tan Primer and 7 Day Tanner, plus they threw in two tanning mitts for good measure :)

Skinny Tan is billed as the world's first natural tanner that visibly contours your body and reduces the appearance of cellulite. A salon quality self tanner that develops into a golden brown colour that lasts for up to 7 days. Unlike other tanners, Skinny Tan uses only the highest quality naturally derived active ingredients to create a natural tan that won't dry or irritate your skin.

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner blog review
Skinny Tan products c/o Skinny Tan

The Pre Tan Primer is a good, solid performing body scrub, no complaints there, but the real star of the show is the 7 Day Tanner itself. Using the large mitt, I applied it (quite haphazardly I might add) to every inch of my body. It goes on like a good old fashioned muddy, dark brown fake tan, which dries to a completely horrifying streaky mess, but I persevered and allowed it it develop overnight as advised. Now here's the best bit. NO SMELL. No freaking biscuit smell! I was even triumphantly holding my arm up to my man demanding he sniffed it, and even he had to agree - nothing, even in the morning! So I jumped up and showered the brown coating off to reveal the most perfect golden tan underneath! No smell, no irritation (oh the relief!) and a beautiful, even colour! 

Now I don't know about the whole toning cellulite claim (don't hate me, but I just don't have much of it to inspect!) but my skin did feel soft and smooth afterwards. One of the things I love about tanning is that you instantly feel thinner! Anyway, I was instantly hooked so two nights later I reapplied to get a deeper colour. My tan lasted for a further five days and faded pretty evenly. A girl could get used to this!

My first Skinny Tan experience may have been a sample but I will definitely be repurchasing, I'm very impressed and I can finally have a good fake tan all summer without the hard work and anxiety! Hurrah!

J - Skinny love.


  1. It almost sounds too good to be true: even, streak free and no smell... HAVE to try it! Happy Friday ladies! :o) Xx

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  2. This sound amazing! I've recently been on the look out for a tan that won't turn my pasty skin orange, think I might have to give this baby I try. Thank you! :) xx

    Katy | www.littlemisskaty.co.uk

  3. I'm a bit obsessed with tanning right now and this sounds fab! x

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  4. Sounds like a pretty interesting idea for a self tanner but if it works so well might have to give it a try! xx

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  5. I'm not a big fan of self tanner but this is a great post!! Would you like to follow each other?
    a beautiful maison

  6. I was just complaining how pale I look today! Sorted! ;)

  7. oooh I've hated away from tan fir the sane reason and I hate the smell but this sounds perfect :)

  8. Thank you so much for this review! Looks like an awesome product. However, I won't be trying this out because since I grew up in Thailand, I try to stay as pale as possible lol.


  9. Oh wow, they sound amazing! Actually too good to be true! I would definitely love to try them out!


  10. Great find! I can never use fake tan properly, it always turns into a nightmare! xxx

  11. But I do hate you for not having much of it to inspect ;)

    Sounds interesting! I'm thinking of getting a mild self tan to make my skin look a little browner after my holiday!

    Corinne x

  12. wow! can't believe you found a tanning product that doesn't have that smell to it...and it works! i'd definitely be up for trying something like this.


  13. I've never really tried fake tan (albeit a flirtation with Garnier summerbody that left me streaky, shows you what a novice I am!) but this sounds like a real revelation! If I'm brave enough I certainly want to give it a good go, am really impressed! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  14. This sounds pretty amazing! I only ever do my legs when I have them out in the summer to stop them looking too pale & grey, so I have to be careful about anything that goes too dark though. Also, I totally hate you for not having cellulite to test it on - cow! ;)

  15. never tried fake tans, but this one looks pretty good :)
    I love your blog, nice work



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