Hello, and a huge warm welcome to my blog! My name’s Charlotte Jayne Jackson and I’m currently based in Shropshire, England. The main focus of my blog is fashion, food and adventures so if that sounds great to you stick around, take a look, and enjoy! ~ x
Something I have absolutely being LOVINGLY recently has been this tanning foam in ‘dark’ by Bondi Sands, so I wanted to pop on here and talk about it.
As a someone with red hair who has extremely pale skin, it’s always been a challenge finding a fake tanner that works for me.
I used to always use gradual tanner (in a moisturiser) that would always end up being patchy and transferable the moment I stepped foot in water…
So last year I started using self tanning foam as it stays on for a week or more and doesn’t transfer! The problem was, because of my light colouring I used to buy ‘light/medium’ in Bondi Sands or ‘medium’ in St. Moriz and even though they did make me look like I had some colour, I still didn’t look tanned.
Sooo, I’ve started using the Bondi Sands dark shade and… OMG I LOVE it. It’s perfect, it’s amazing, it’s everything it’s supposed to be!
These two photos below were taken of me yesterday (the day after applying the foam) in Liverpool and you can really see the results ~
I don’t have any streaking or patchiness and the colour tone is *perfect*!
Ultra dark would definitely have been too dark for my colouring but I think this one does the job great 👍
When I applied I also made sure to exfoliate, shower and moisturise any rough skin before applying the foam to help prevent build-up. I also left the product on for 6 hours before washing it off 🙂
…There’s been a heatwave in England for a few days now and it’s been so lovely having wonderful weather for a change! Although air-conditioning is a foreign concept to British people so the 30 degree heat has been a little bit of a struggle at times haha 🙂
Since the weather has been so brilliant me and my boyfriend decided to go for a little picnic and a walk around Attingham Park (near Shrewsbury) so we could relax in the shade and enjoy the weather!
We packed sandwiches and lots of sun cream and headed out for the day.
Sadly I did end up getting blisters on the backs of my feet from the walk we went on 😦 but, honestly, I don’t care because the weather was so worth it!!
The park is actually a deer park so I definitely recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Shropshire ❤
We ate a lot of good picnic food and lay watching the clouds – a perfect day 🙂
I hope wherever you are reading this from that you have great weather too and are making the most of the summer x
I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂
They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!
They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~
And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤
You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?
What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂
I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha