Friday, 23 August 2013

New fake tan mousse pt 2

If you've read the blog post before this one then you'll find out about how good the tan was after it was rinsed off here :)

I applied the tan at 10:20 this morning then hopped in the shower at 12:30. I didn't use body wash, literally just rinsed the tan off then patted myself dry.
There is a slight fake tan smell still but the colour looks natural and isn't patchy or streaky!
The bottle says it carries on developing even after you've washed it off and it lasts between 5-7 days.
Compared to my usual tans, this one is pretty light so if you prefer a darker tan I'd recommend leaving it on for 3-4 hours but overall it's worth buying and I'd give it a firm 8/10!

New fake tan mousse!

This week I decided to tan before I go on holiday (I'm only going to ireland so I wouldn't be the palest one there anyway!) It's called cocoa brown by marissa carter.

I have just finished applying it and I already know I'm definitely going to be buying it again.
It was in one of my magazines last month (glamour or cosmopolitan, I can't remember which one :( ) and I found it in primark for £6 which isn't too steep considering I've used fake bake and St tropez which are both pretty expensive.
You have to leave it on between 1-3 hours depending on how dark you want your tan then just rinse it off.

This morning I had a shower, shaved my legs, exfoliated and moisturised before I applied it with a tan mitt. You can buy the mitts from primark too if you can't be bothered to look anywhere else, they're only a few pound :)
The tan went on really easily and I hardly had to rub it in, plus it smelt really fruity.
It's been developing for half an hour now and it's started smelling like other fake tans but not half as strong which is a bonus.
I'm going to rinse it off in about an hour and see how it looks then.
I shall keep you posted on the results!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Baby bump cake :)

I have decided to blog about the cutest cake I've ever made. It was made in April but I'm still chuffed about how it turned out, even though it took about 12 hours!

Me and my boyfriend, Danny (and with a little help from his mom with the icing), we made this cake for his sister in law who was leaving work to have her baby, cute or what?!

Although challenging, it was so much fun experimenting with different spherical items to try and get the rounded tummy right. Was stressful in some parts too!

In the end we visited and they had literally everything we needed for the cake and also the perfect mould for a pregnant stomach. 

We only used a simple sponge mixture but anything more complicated would've sent me into meltdown mode. It was tense taking the cake out the tin without it falling apart but the outcome couldn't have been any better :)

We covered the belly (and boobs, which were made from putting sponge mix into a couple of ramekins) with buttercream then carefully rolled out fondant icing and draped it over the cake. I also added a few extra touches with a protruding belly button and baby foot :)

After cutting away the excess fondant and decorating the cake, we finished with a blue ribbon and the cake was finished at last! 

We had a lot of comments about how professional the cakes looked and being amateur cake bakers/decoraters, we were pretty proud with the result

Hope you all like it :) x