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Fake me up and call me Healthy!

As the popularity of fake tan continues to grow, there are still many people out there who are either fully against it, or curious, but terrified of using it…in case they end up with the most feared word in the fake tan dictionary…streaks!

I use fake tan weekly, and have done for the last 6 years. I have tried pretty much all of the spray tans, instant tans and gradual tans out there! And like most women, I do not have perfect skin, I suffer from dry patches, oily patches, the occasional break out and other issues that we all have to contend with. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a gorgeous, year round tan!

As the popularity of fake tan continues to grow, there are still many people out there who are either fully against it, or curious, but terrified of using it...in case they end up with the most feared word in the fake tan dictionary...streaks!  I use fake tan weekly, and have done for the last 6 years. I have tried pretty much all of the spray tans, instant tans and gradual tans out there! And like most women, I do not have perfect skin, I suffer from dry patches, oily patches, the occasional break out and other issues that we all have to contend with. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a gorgeous, year round tan!  And I am constantly asked...How do you get it to look so natural? How do you get it even all over? How do you blend it with your make up? To which my answer is always...It’s really very simple.   Fake tan conjures up a lot of negative opinions. The word ‘fake’ for a start is not one which is welcomed by everyone. But if faking it means I can have a healthy, natural looking tan, without any worry of future skin problems, then lather me down and call me a fake!   There are loads of tips and techniques to get a perfect fake tan. These vary depending on the type of tan you are using. Over the next few weeks, I will review various tans and discuss all of the vital elements - smell, consistency, how to apply, time it takes to dry, time it takes to develop, the end result and how long it lasts.   Getting the right shade is also important, but don’t be afraid to try out a few until you find the one that suits you the most. Remember, it is not permanent! If you are not happy, scrub off and try again.   So if you have never tried fake tan before and want to find out what you are missing then I can most certainly help you! If you have tried it, but not had much luck...then don’t give up on us! Or if you are already a fan of the tan, allow me to test drive the products first, to ensure your pennys are spent on the right product for you!

And I am constantly asked…How do you get it to look so natural? How do you get it even all over? How do you blend it with your make up? To which my answer is always…It’s really very simple.

Fake tan conjures up a lot of negative opinions. The word ‘fake’ for a start is not one which is welcomed by everyone. But if faking it means I can have a healthy, natural looking tan, without any worry of future skin problems, then lather me down and call me a fake!

There are loads of tips and techniques to get a perfect fake tan. These vary depending on the type of tan you are using. Over the next few weeks, I will review various tans and discuss all of the vital elements – smell, consistency, how to apply, time it takes to dry, time it takes to develop, the end result and how long it lasts.

Fake-Tan-Products

Getting the right shade is also important, but don’t be afraid to try out a few until you find the one that suits you the most. Remember, it is not permanent! If you are not happy, scrub off and try again.

So if you have never tried fake tan before and want to find out what you are missing then I can most certainly help you! If you have tried it, but not had much luck…then don’t give up on us! Or if you are already a fan of the tan, allow me to test drive the products first, to ensure your pennys are spent on the right product for you!

Killer Collars

Collar accessories have been one of the trends I have loved this year. They are perfect for any occasion,  easily attached and can make a plain ensemble look very classy in seconds! Here at Nor Lisa we have selected our favourite killer collars which will put you on the map.

Wallis.co.uk  Embellished Collar Necklace   Was £18.50 Now £12.95

Wallis.co.uk
Embellished Collar Necklace
Was £18.50 Now £12.95

If you love your grey tones then you’ll love this stunning grey Fabric collar carefully embellished with black diamond glass rhinestones and dark coloured metal beads. This Collar would look fabulous with a grey knitted slouchy dress and some black sheer tights with a pair of black ankle boots for that casual look with that little touch of glamour.

Asos.com  ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar  £18.00

Asos.com
ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar
£18.00

If you like to be edgy while still looking feminine, then look no further than this textured Peter pan collar embellished with some lovely blue gemstones and chrome studs, finished off with some fine silver embroidery for that handmade look. I would wear this delightful piece with a short black tunic dress and a pair of tanned tights along with some show stopping electric blue heels to match the gemstones in the collar.

Topshop.com  Acrylic Stone Collar  Price: £25.00

Topshop.com
Acrylic Stone Collar
Price: £25.00

 I love this black Perspex collar because it has a very futuristic look to it and is a very modern take on the traditional collar. The detail on the collar is beautiful, the stones are very elegant and have been placed perfectly onto the collar giving the overall look a very modern and classy feel combined. I would wear this collar with a black knee length leather look dress with some killer stiletto heels for that striking look.

Asos.com  ASOS Stud Collar  £15.00

Asos.com
ASOS Stud Collar
£15.00

        I love some spikes to set off an ensemble, so I’m loving this Black collar with its eye-catching chunky gold studs .This collar would look super trendy with a khaki green jumper dress with some black wet look leggings finished off with some very edgy biker boots for that rock chick look. Be sure to rock yourself to the top this winter!

Nor Lisa Faux fur collar

Nor Lisa Faux Fur Collar

Check out this high fashion faux fur collar from the Nor Lisa A/W 2012 Collection as seen on the catwalk. These gorgeous collars come in a variety of colours and look great with almost anything especially if you want to look beautiful, this winter  treat yourself to one of these faux fur collars, made to order by designer Nor Lisa.