Todays review is coming from Michelle Martin who i work with, she is the Executive Producer for Bad Pony Media and Braw TV click here to find out more about the work we do.
Vita Liberata is a tanning mousse with a difference. Before you take my word for that I should explain that I am a pale Glaswegian and tanning – even ones for fair skin – hasn’t always worked out so well for me. I was a little scared to try a product that promised a 2-3 week tan. I had visions of being stuck for the better part of the month looking like a patchy Oompa Loompa but the shiny packaging tempted me into giving it a try.
The product promised to be ‘quick drying’ and haven’t we all heard that one before? One thing I’ve always hated about tanning is floating about naked for an hour trying not to touch anything or sit down. So ‘quick drying’ sounded good but I was cynical.
So using the tanning mitt provided, I opened the cap and prepared myself for the messy, fiddly application that was sure to follow...only it didn’t. The mousse went on perfectly even. I was even prepared for the quick run to the bathroom to get the blotches off my hands and anywhere else they weren’t supposed to be but that didn’t happen either. The whole application took around 4 minutes. No mess, no spill and no uneven patches.
So I figured maybe it was telling the truth about being quick drying. After about 5 minutes I decided to test that out and get dressed. No rub off.
My next concern was that I have quite temperamental skin which doesn’t take kindly to some products. In fact, the month previously I had a bad reaction to a brand name sun screen which left me with a breakout for weeks. So I was wary about putting something new on my skin. Thankfully it didn’t break even my skin out.
After sitting a little while, my flatmate asked if I’d tanned and said it was changing colour – which I was slightly alarmed about because of my irrational Oompa Loompa fear. It was a bit darker than when I had last checked but – like most high end tanning products - it evened out just fine the next day once I’d had a shower. So no Oompa Loompa! Yay!
OK, so it had passed the even coverage test, the quick drying test, the no mess test, the sensitive skin test and even the dreaded Oompa Loompa test but I was determined to put it through its paces with this long lasting claim. The instructions tell me 1 application should last at least a week and if I apply it twice in 24 hours it will last as long as 3 weeks. I only used 1 application.
Now, as I walk miles each week in all weather even torrential rain and I work out every day surely there was no way this tan could keep up with that? Well, it did. I even decorated without it sweating off. Any fade was gradual and more importantly ‘even’ but I had one last test for Vita Liberata. After 6 days into the promised 7, could it still pass the Friday night party test? Well, needless to say after copious amounts of alcohol it reached that part in the night were it seems like an awfully good idea to removed bits of clothing when dared to by an attractive woman. But would my 6 day old application of Vita Liberata still pass the strip test at the end of a long Friday night? It certainly did, I even got lots of compliments because it helps to accentuate your abs (but that’s our wee secret).
Thank you to Michelle for this review i had great time reading so i know my readers will too. TheVita Liberata pHenomena Tan can be purchased from Debenhams or online for £37.50
Have you tried Vita Liberata?
What do you think?
Leave a comment!