My guilty pleasure at the moment is New Look. I’ve been going back to the brand of my yoof and hooking myself up with some ace pieces of clothing at really quite cheap-as-chips prices. They seem to be on the ball, following the latest trends that can be found in Topshop for ten times the price, with collaborations with Giles Deacon hitting the shelves every few months. Their latest collaboration is with beauty favourite Fake Bake. They’ve launched a collection of staple pieces that suit their customer, whilst remaining within their price range.
The collection consists of a body polish, oil free moisturiser, self-tan and instant tan and they all have cute names such as ‘Pasty to Tasty’ and ‘Rough to Buff’. I saw these in Westfield a few weeks ago after I’d been hunting them down for a while and I have to admit I didn’t realise what they were to start with! The packaging and image is so different to Fake Bake that I don’t think you’d realise they were from the brand unless you took the time to read the packaging or you were purposefully looking out for them. As they’re very, very pink they certainly stand out, but because of this they do look a little tacky – but hey, I’m probably not your normal New Look customer and these are definitely aimed at a younger audience than me!
I’ve been sent the body polish and wash-off tan to try and have been buffing my skin to perfection over the last few days. The body polish is a bright pink colour and comes in a generous sized bottle, adorned with silver lettering. Amongst the ‘grown up’ lotions and potions on my shelf it does look a bit Disney Princess, but you know what... I love it! It smells really fruity, slightly of berries (but I don’t have a nose for picking out exact smells) and feels lovely on your skin. It has just the right amount of grainy kernels to polish your skin, exfoliating away your nasty dead skin bits, without scrubbing you raw. It’s not at all greasy like a lot of other polishes, and washes off easily leaving you with glowing skin.
This is perfect for preparing your body for tanning – and obviously why Fake Bake are so successful as they know their stuff! – so I can’t wait to try the fake tan too. At the moment I haven’t had reason to slap on the brown stuff, but when I do I’ll let you know how I get on. But for the time being, grab yourself some Fake Bake polish at the bargain price of £4.99 – yep, less than a fiver!