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The Best Indoor Tanning Lotion

The Best Indoor Tanning Lotion

These days everyone is tanning. We put it on before a night out or an important day and we always look to top up our tan wherever possible. A complete tan makes us look better than normal, giving an even and flawless skin tone that makes us look better in our clothes.

There’s a load of ways to get that golden glow these days but for the best results you want to find your nearest indoor tanning studio. These have sunbeds with specialised UV lighting that tans your skin. The longer you spend under there the darker your skin will go.

There are a lot of negative connotations associated with indoor tanning and the dangers it can cause. There are now government controls put on sunbeds and how long you can use them for. When used in the right doses and not overused you can see some great results so make sure you know what you’re doing.

Indoor tanning is the way to get a great tan to improve your look and confidence. Tanning lotions have been created to help enhance this process.

Tanning Lotions

Tanning lotions have been created to help the UV light work on your skin to cause tanning. They work by promoting the melanin levels in the skin which is responsible for the colour pigment. More melanin allows you to bring out the rich dark colouring of the skin and give you that bronzed look.

There are a number of different types of tanning lotion to choose from and finding the right one for you is essential to get the best results. Let’s take a closer look at the main choices:

● Tingle Lotions

Tingle lotions are called such because of the tingling they cause on the skin, though this varies from person to person. These tingle lotions are designed to increase blood flow to the skin which encourages the production of melanin. It can cause a red flushing of the skin.

● Bronzer

Bronzers are used to help promote the colouring of the skin. Bronzers increase your colour, and can do so almost immediately. The level of bronzer in the lotion is typically displayed on the bottle in terms of 10x or 30x. The higher the number, the more bronzer the lotion contains. But be careful, it can stain.

● Maximiser and Intensifiers

These lotions are designed for people who already have a base tan but want to keep going. They allow you to achieve a deeper and darker brown level that can be achieved with indoor tanning.

● Cooling Lotions

These lotions are designed to give a refreshing sensation while you tan. They work to cool the skin and reduce any excess heat or stickiness, perfect for regular tanners.

Each of these tanning lotions has been designed to help improve your tanning experience and your tan. The lotion you choose will depend on your exact requirements but each of these has a number of features that could prove very useful.

Choosing the best indoor tanning lotion can be tricky because there’s a lot of choice. Check out our full list of the best tanning bed lotions

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Mother’s Day With Boohoo

My mum is pretty special to me, not only is she a wonderful woman who bought me up, she’s helped me through some hard times, been there when I was struggling after uni to find a job and what I wanted to do. She helped me through an unpaid internship, and even helped my northern boyfriend to move down south and find a job, she’s pretty amazing.

18 Months ago mumma had a stroke, it was a pretty tough time, and of course even harder for mum. Now she’s starting to fully recover she’s starting to enjoy doing things she loves again, and can go out and socialise again. This year Boohoo got in touch to see if I wanted to do something to show just how special my mum was to me, and if I wanted to do something instead of giving the usual traditional gifts of flowers or chocolates for Mother’s Day this year, and wanted to treat her to something that will make her look and feel fantastic, a new dress.


Boohoo isn’t really a brand me or mum have ordered from before, but their website is full of beautiful clothes, and I was sure there would be something that would make my mum feel as fantastic as she is. We both had the option to pick anything we liked from the site, as long as they were both from the same category. And as we both love a good excuse for a fancy new frock, both picked a new dress to show off.

For mums dress I ordered her this Bella Butterfly Skater Dress in a size 14. She usually wears a size 12, but wanted a 14 incase the dress came up a little small due to the cut of the dress. Luckily the 14 fit her perfectly, and I think suits her really well. The dress has a cute butterfly pattern, and came with a brown belt on the empire line. The dress is sleeveless, so mum teamed it up with a short sleeved cardigan and leggings and boots.  



For my dress I ordered the Plus Paige Checked Shift Dress in a size 24. I did originally order it in my usual size 20, however it came up really small on me so I reordered a size 24. For me it still feels a little tight, especially around my stomach. Typically I don’t tend to pick shift style dresses, I’d usually go for a skater style like my mum, but I found Boohoo’s plus size dress offerings a little limited for the styles I tend to go for. Like mum I wore mine with a pair of leggings and boots, and I think this dress would look pretty cute with a cardigan or leather jacket.


It was great to give the gift of style to my mum this year, not that she needed any extra help being fabulous! It’s always nice to have an excuse to wear a new dress, and mums really pleased that she found a dress that she feels great in. Thanks to Boohoo for dressing me and my mum for the occasion, I think she’s found a new love for their dresses!

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Beanies Instant Coffee

Beanies Instant Coffee

I’m usually much more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker, unless its a flavoured coffee. I’m a big fan of Costa and Starbucks’s flavoured lattes, especially when they’ve got their Christmas ranges out this time of year. Only problem with them is when you think about the amount of milk, and flavoured syrup that goes into them, you’re looking at a drink quite high in calories. So when I discovered Beanies Instant Coffee*, a flavoured instant coffee that’s also only 2 calories a cup and 100% sugar free – I had to try it.
Cinder Toffee Flavour Instant Coffee

Looking through their range of instant coffee there was so many that appealed to me, but I decided to try out Cinder Toffee, Very Vanilla, and Winter Warmer, which sounded perfect for this time of the year. I usually love a vanilla latte at Starbucks so I thought I’d give the Very Vanilla one a go first to see if it would satisfy my cravings, and it really did. It’s the perfect sweet vanilla tasting coffee without being too sickly. I love my coffee with a dash of milk, and this actually tasted nicer than one of my Starbucks lattes. The Cinder Toffee flavour smelt absolutely amazing once I opened it, and I was worried that it wouldn’t taste as good as it smelt, but this certainly didn’t disappoint. But I think out of all three, Winter Warmer has to be my favourite. To me it just smells of Christmas, all warming and cinamony, perfect for all the cold evenings we’re having.
Beanies Coffee Winter Warmer Flavour Instant Coffee

I really love Beanies Instant Coffee’s and I know once I’ve got my way through these I’ll be looking for
a few more. I’m thinking about trying the Gingerbread or Irish Cream one’s next. They even have a range of roast coffee’s with even more flavours to pick from! I think I’m on my way to becoming a coffee convert.
Beanies Coffee Winter Very Vanilla
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Lifestyle: Recent Post

Kobo Aura One EReader Review

Once upon a time you would always find me with a nose in a book forever reading. Then as I got older I fell out of love with reading a bit, particularly when I went to university when I had to read a lot of journals for my dissertation, reading for pleasure just wasn’t enjoyable anymore. Recently I’ve been trying to get back into reading again, particularly as I have a bookcase full of books that are just sitting waiting to be read, so I set myself a goal to read a book in September. Not only did I read one book, but I actually managed to read two, and something that helped was the Kobo Aura One.


The Kobo Aura One is a revolutionary waterproof ereader, designed to help you enjoy a good book and relax. I’m terrible at staying up all night watching Netflix or looking at phone, and I’m sure as a result of this, I have problems sleeping. I’m not very good at taking time out to relax, so while I had the Kobo Aura One for a two week trial I made sure I spent my evenings reading rather than staying up all night looking at pictures of cats on the internet.


The first thing I noticed about the Kobo Aura One is how nice it is to hold. I know that might sound a little strange, but it was really comfortable to hold so you know you’ll be comfortable sat reading away. It was also really easy to use, once you’ve unlocked the screen you’re greeted with a dashboard which shows you the books you’re reading, as well as a selection of related, and recommended books. What I liked is how it told me how far through a book I was, and how much time was left in the book, I just like to know these kind of things so this really pleased me! It would also give you awards as you went along reading, which for someone like me would definitely encourage me to read more! I used the Kobo Aura One with the default settings as these worked for me, but you could adjust the settings with over 50 font sizes and 11 font types. You’ve also got the option to bookmark certain pages that you want to go back to, and you can even share quotes and comments from the book onto your Facebook timeline which was pretty nifty.

What was nice to know as well was just how much storage the Kobo Aura One had available, 8GB to be exact, that’s around 6,000 books! I remember when I used to go on family holidays many moons ago and I used to pack a whole suitcase of books to get me through the holiday, imagine now only having to take away this small eReader instead! It’s also got a battery life of one month, and I used this quite a lot over the two week trial and the battery had only just made it past the half way point.



One of the great features of the Kobo Aura One is that it includes an enhanced front-light technology, meaning you can stay up and read without the blue light of a screen affecting your sleep quality. You could set the light settings to your own preference, or what I liked to do is set a bedtime hour and the device would start to fade itself. This was great for reading just before I went to bed, as the light would dim on the Kobo Aura One it would help to make feel sleepy, helping me to drift off to sleep.


I’m terrible that once I’ve finished a book, I don’t know what to read next. I can scroll through Amazon’s recommended lists for hours, but I can never settle on the next thing to read. The Kobo Aura One has a recommended for you feature, where it can recommend books to you based on other books you’ve read. There’s also the option for you to connect your Kobo Aura One with local public libraries and search through to borrow or buy new books.


I really enjoyed my two week trial of the Kobo Aura One eReader, especially as it got me back into reading again. I got through two books in two weeks, when that’s probably all I’ve read for the last year! It retails for £189.99 which is slightly more on the pricey scale of eReaders, but I can say after using it for 2 weeks I thought it was worth that price. It has many great features, and is even waterproof so you could escape and read in the bath for ultimate relaxation. I’d certainly recommend this if you were looking to buy a new eReader, I’ve even stuck mine on my Christmas wishlist to hint to the boyfriend!

* I was sent the Kobo Aura One for a 2 week trial, views are all my own

The Best Indoor Tanning Lotion

The Best Indoor Tanning Lotion

These days everyone is tanning. We put it on before a night out or an important day and we always look to top up our tan wherever possible. A complete tan makes us look better than normal, giving an even and flawless skin tone that makes us look better in our clothes....

read more

Mother’s Day With Boohoo

My mum is pretty special to me, not only is she a wonderful woman who bought me up, she's helped me through some hard times, been there when I was struggling after uni to find a job and what I wanted to do. She helped me through an unpaid internship, and even helped...

read more

Kobo Aura One EReader Review

Once upon a time you would always find me with a nose in a book forever reading. Then as I got older I fell out of love with reading a bit, particularly when I went to university when I had to read a lot of journals for my dissertation, reading for pleasure just...

read more
Beanies Instant Coffee

Beanies Instant Coffee

I'm usually much more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker, unless its a flavoured coffee. I'm a big fan of Costa and Starbucks's flavoured lattes, especially when they've got their Christmas ranges out this time of year. Only problem with them is when you think...

read more