“Ah deadly,” I thought on Saturday, with the sun shining down and a short-sleeved top waiting to be worn, “I’ll just slap a wee dram of this Tantastic Leg Gel on them for a hint of wash-off colour.” Yes, I do usually think like a whiskey advertorial.
You’ll know I’m not a fan of faking it: it’s the smell, it’s the pain-in-the-arse factor and it’s the hassle. It’s also the tangoed result. So I like lovely commitment-free tints and anything I can wipe or dust on, and wash off later. Much like this, I thought, haphazardly slathering it on for a small shot of colour.
Shoulda read the instructions!
While this does deliver instant bronze, it also has another element to it – it bloody develops. Not, of course, realising this for several hours, I took myself off to the Fashion Bloggers Brunch (excellent fun, thanks AnnMarie!), and when I got home, I realised I was a bit whiffy. Ok, hot day, but this was the dreaded biscuit stench.
So, while it actually develops really well and delivers a lovely glow that I am absolutely certain would be only delightful on legs, on my woefully underprepped arms, it’s transmogrified into a bit of a mess – but it’s purely my own fault. I took no real care applying it, even though it has a strong guide colour, and now I have bits that are golden, bits that are bright shiny white and bits that are a dalmation-esque mix of both.
Lovely. This is one I’ll be using again, I’m pretty sure – but on the correct anatomical region, and with lots and lots of care and pre-moisturisation. €15′ll bag you a tube, and you can buy from tantastic.net or in department stores and pharmacies nationwide.