aloha, is it me you’re looking for?

When it comes to picking a favourite product, there’s a few things that come into play: brand, scent, packaging, and, of course, how well the product does its job. So, when I had the chance to try this little beauty from one of my favourite brands, I knew it would be special.

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To start with, we have my favourite fruit in the world – pineapple! They’ve taken over the past few summers, alongside watermelons and flamingos, but I’ve always loved a pineapple. They’re an incredibly aesthetically pleasing fruit, and they smell and taste great too. They’re the perfect symbol for summer!

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So without further ado, introducing the aloha, is it me you’re looking for? Pineapple Body Lotion from Anatomicals!
As a brand, Anatomicals are absolutely amazing, from both a marketing perspective and a skincare perspective. Not only are their products fantastic in how they work and smell, but their simple packaging always makes me smile. One of my favourite products is a soothing headache balm called ‘oi! you throbhead’. They are, of course, cruelty free!

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I’ve tried this body lotion out a few times now and have found that it has a lightweight consistency. It’s not at all greasy, but is super hydrating thanks to a mixture of coconut oil and pineapple fruit extracts. You can almost feel it working, sinking into your skin almost instantly with a sweet pineapple fragrance. This little beauty is a perfect summer body treat!

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I’m seeing the Anatomicals brand pop up in more stores every day, and all of them seem to have different products. I first noticed the brand as I was stocking up on face masks in Boots, and their packaging caught my eye (I mean, how could it not?). I’ve now seen them in Boots, Superdrug, ASOS, and even a little shop called Neon Sheep in Lakeside Shopping Centre, which, by the way, is amazing.

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Check out their amazing product range and let me know your favourite!

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SkinnyTan Mousse

Who doesn’t love a golden tan? Having drawn my holiday tan out for as long as possible it’s now time to fake it. I wanted to try something new to my usual go to self tanner as I’ve used the No7 tanning mousse for years and sometimes you fancy a change right?

After a bit of a look about, a few friends asking if I’d used SkinnyTan, plus seeing another friend come into work glowing after trying it out (unfortunately not using the roller!) I knew it was worth a try.

First impressions were all good, I mean you know I don’t buy things unless they have good packaging and this certainly doesn’t disappoint, how striking and cute is the little chevron pattern? After finding the SkinnyTan section in Superdrug, I was surprised by the variety in the range, each identified by a different colour chevron, I didn’t realise how many products they had! Everything your tanning dreams could want from a gradual tanner to an after glow gloss, I cant wait to try some combinations of the range.

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After prepping my skin in the shower with a soft exfoliator, (was a cheap Tesco one that did the job) and ensuring my skin was completely dry, tanning mitt at the ready I don’t know why I was so excited.

Ok so I’m not going to lie the mousse came out a slightly dark black/green colour which really put me off, it looked like I was rubbing almost charcoal or dirt on my skin. I persevered anyway knowing the results my friends had with the product, and I must say other than the colour shocking me I was loving the rest. The fragrance was pleasant, wasn’t strong or overbearing as I know some self tanners can be, and It was fairly mess free too meaning no funny marks (other than when trying to clean the lid I got it over my little finger). The mousse texture made the product easy to rub into my skin too leaving an instant colour so you could easily see where more was needed or simply needed to be rubbed in a bit, leaving you with a streak free tan.

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The SkinnyTan Mousse certainly also impressed me in the bedroom department, you know that awful brown mark that usually gets left in your bed after a night of tanning? Was none to be seen here! My white bedding (I know it was risky) was hardly marked at all!

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I left my tan to develop overnight and I have to say It looked really dark by the morning I was a bit worried!

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Following a quick shower, thankfully the darkness washed away leaving a gorgeous glowing colour. To be honest I was hoping it would have been a bit darker considering how dark it looked while developing though I’ve no doubt you could layer your tan up if you wanted a darker tan. I believe they also do a darker formulation in the mousse so this could always be an option too if you prefer a darker tan.

I can definitely say I loved this product, all be it with the funny black/green colour to start with, I was happily left with a summer glow. I don’t know what it is about having a tan but it gives you more confidence? Your clothes look better, you just feel happier.