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Summer Beauty Must Haves: Part 2

by S1m

If it’s one thing I do well, it’s tan! Spending an hour in the sun will see my skin beautifully bronzed and my tan be the envy of a lot of my friends. It cannot be helped… my wondrous ‘Totty Tan’ – yes, it has even been given a name as I look like I have been on holiday, when in actual fact I have been sat in my garden!

Though, for the past couple of weeks I have had help from a great brand that has recently been brought to my attention.

Milk_shake generally offer hair care products, which I will be putting to the test in future posts – but the Sun & More range offer tanning products that help anyone achieve a gorgeous sun kissed tan… and retain it!

I was sent the Milk_shake Sun & More SPF 15 Suncream, Sensual After Sun Hydrating Milk Lotion and Absolute Bronze Tan Deepening Gel to put through its paces. With a tan like this without venturing outside of the UK, in fact outside of the North of England… yes, we do actually see the sun up here on occasion – clearly these products work… so let me tell you a little more about them!


Sun & More SFF 15 Suncream – offering medium protection (I never tend to use over SPF 15 anyway) this suncream is non greasy and easy to apply. Definitely for adult skin and those who are dedicated sun worshippers like myself. Definitely a light ’emulsion’ and absorbs into the skin quickly to give a moisturised look. I never felt as if I was burning using the suncream, I did use two applications throughout a day’s worth of tanning in the garden and did not notice any areas that had burnt as opposed to tanned.


After my tanning was over it was inside to coat my glistening skin with the Sun & More Sensual After Sun Hydrating Milk Lotion. In a very handy, pump action bottle that seems to be lasting a good while, it really was heavenly to rub this over my skin. Not simply for the fact it is a great lotion that really soothes your skin after a day in the sun, but also for the fact it smells like Opal Fruits (or whatever the kids call them these days!). I kid you not, it smells so divine, I could quite happily have gnawed at my own arms and legs! It has definitely aided in a longer lasting tan and has left my skin very smooth. I’m quite happy to use this all year round!


By far my favourite product from the range is the Sun & More Absolute Bronze Tan Deepening Gel – a very rich, dark brown hard gel that has a smell I just cannot place – almond oil like, very summery and almost tropical. This is definitely what you need to use in order to enhance your tan and make sure it retains its lovely, golden colour. Used after tanning, I found I had to dig my nail in the gel to get a good scoop out of the tub and rub on my skin. My tan immediately glistened and my skin felt velvety soft. I do not use it every day, but certainly a couple of times a week and my tan is now deep and well established. I shall definitely be packing this in my suitcase when I go abroad! It can be used in the days before tanning to prepare your skin for sun worshipping and afterwards for prolonging your tan. Hopefully I shall be entering Winter without the need for cover up ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love this range and if you are a tan-aholic then you too need it in your beauty bag this summer!

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Heather July 6, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Ahhh so this explains the fab tan you’ve been rocking this week!

S1m July 6, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Yes, yes it does!! I love the range – feel free to use them anytime you want to enhance your tan chick ๐Ÿ˜‰

Liz Burton July 7, 2014 - 1:01 pm

That tan deepening gel looks and sounds amazing!

I need to spend some serious time on my tan.

S1m July 7, 2014 - 1:23 pm

It is lush and definitely prolongs the tan, it gives you a wonderful, deep colour!
You have to enjoy this weather while it lasts ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Katy Hill July 7, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Ooh – I’m SO all about sun protection and it’s great to find a brand you love, that suits your skin! Lovely post and pics x

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:53 am

Thank you!! Yes, the brand is very good and I’ve not noticed any burning or peeling so definitely works on my skin, highly impressed and smell lush ๐Ÿ™‚

Nikki Thomas July 7, 2014 - 6:54 pm

That gel looks and sounds amazing. Sadly tanning is not my strong point as I am rally fair but I am always on the look out for good sun creams so I will look out for this brand

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:54 am

You will not be disappointed! Would definitely recommend the After Sun lotion for people who struggle with tanning – makes your skin gloriously smooth and moisturises perfectly!

Emma July 7, 2014 - 7:41 pm

I’m not a big sun person either, but the brand looks cool, do they do factor 50?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Cass@frugalfamily July 7, 2014 - 9:51 pm

I’m so jealous of your tan!

I’m more of a smother myself in factor 50 and still burn and peel type of girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:52 am

I am more tanned than my hairdresser who has just come back from a week in Spain! If you burn, definitely wise to slather it on – the after sun lotion would be perfect to help with the peeling though and you would smell like an Opal Fruit ๐Ÿ™‚

Becky July 8, 2014 - 7:29 am

oh it sounds great I tan easily too may try that deepening gel

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:51 am

The gel is awesome, will be interesting to see how long my tan lasts – need to keep topping it up ๐Ÿ™‚

Mari July 8, 2014 - 10:11 am

Love the sound of the tan deepening gel, I can’t get out much as my hayfever flares up and makes me miserable. Gel could be the way forward for me

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

It makes you look very bronzed! It isn’t a tanning product, it just helps with your tan but is amazing and makes your skin feel so soft!

Mummy Barrow July 8, 2014 - 11:22 am

Where can I buy it?
How much is it?

I need this before Friday!!!

S1m July 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

Getting the direct link and info for you now ๐Ÿ™‚

Beth July 8, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Oooh, it’s times like these I wish I was a sun worshipper! Perhaps, I should give them all a go!

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