7 common fake tan mishaps Little Honey helps you avoid

If you are reading this you have probably been there before: you’ve invested in your self tan, carefully prepped your skin and painstakingly taken the time to apply your tan. Only to discover the end result is less than desirable!

It’s not you, honest. We’ve all been there! Don’t worry – Little Honey is here to save you, with a flawless instant tan.


Fake tan mishap #1 – The Oompa Loompa effect

Move over Trump, we have a new contender for the tangerine crown! So many fake tans deliver an unnatural orange hue that makes you look more like an Oompa Loompa than a golden goddess. Not much you can do about it once you’ve let that lotion set, except grin and bear it.

The Little Honey difference: Our self tan has an olive base so you can’t go orange. The active tanning agent produces a natural, not too dark a tan, which suits anyone from warmer to paler skin tones. If you would like a deeper colour we recommend applying two coats.


Fake tan mishap #2 – Accidentally become a streaker

With most fake tans, it is almost impossible to avoid leaving the odd streak, mostly due to less than desirable application mitts – annoyingly the streaks are normally in places you don’t notice at first!

The Little Honey difference: We designed the Flawless Blending Glove to eliminate the hassle and make buffing your tan in super easy – with a thumb for extra grip and water proof interior lining you won’t get stained hands either!


Fake tan mishap #3 – Blotchy knees & ankles

The drier skin on elbows, knees and ankles absorbs fake tan much faster than healthy smooth skin on legs and arms – so these areas often end up much darker and blotchier than the rest of your skin – enough to put you off self tanning forever!

The Little Honey difference: Using the Flawless Blending Glove means a smoother application and less grabbing on unwanted areas.  We recommend to apply to larger areas such as forearms or calves then gently use your glove to FLICK over the troubled areas such as knuckles or ankles with whatever is remaining on the glove –  there’s more detail in the Little Honey FAQs on how to get that perfect even all over tan.


Fake tan mishap #4 – Am I tanned yet?

You carefully smooth fake tan over your entire body and can’t see any change. So you do it again. Maybe a third layer will help. Okay, you’ve used the entire bottle and can’t see much difference, but… wait… is that a slight tan? You go to bed and wake up dark, dark, dark brown. You jump in the shower and scrub and scrub, to no effect.

The Little Honey difference: Our self tan contains a bronzer that shows a golden colour immediately so you can see where you have applied. Within 2-4 hours, Little Honey will have fully developed so you can see the full result. Wash off the add another layer if you want deep tawny skin plus our bottles contain at least 6-8 full body self tan applications!


Fake tan mishap #5 – Tan transfer

Your new fake tan looks great. The only problem is that your dress is also brown, and your sheets have a fascinating new pattern of pink streaks.

The Little Honey difference: Our unique formula containing alcohol, Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B5 enables it to dry in 10 seconds so you get little to no transfer!


Fake tan mishap #6 – That sticky spray tan feeling…

A spray tan sounds great – a few minutes naked in front of your beauty therapist and presto, a golden tan! But wait… if you set a plate on your knee to eat, feed your baby, or have an overly amorous boyfriend who really appreciates your new look (all true stories!),  that perfect spray tan is ruined instantly.

The Little Honey difference: The Flawless Bronzing Mist dries in 10 seconds which means it is easily absorbed into the top layer of your skin leaving not a trace of stickiness. So this means little to no transfer! You can literally get dressed and get on with your day.


Fake tan mishap #7 – That fake tan smell

Fake tans can use heavy fragrances to cover up the chemical smell of the self tanning product. Even after showering – or the next day – the smell lingers, blotting out your expensive perfume.

The Little Honey difference: We created a light vanilla honey scent so no fake tan smell here.

“Best bronzing mist I’ve ever used. No sticky feeling and no transfer. Lovely natural tan without the fake tan smell. Put it on in the morning and your tan develops during the day. Pharmacist assistant tried it on me and I’m so glad she did. A great NZ made product.” – Sandra


Do you have a fake tan mishap story that we missed from our list? Or any tan tips you’d like to share? Add it below, we would love to hear!

Shop Little Honey instant tanning kits here, and enjoy easy, fuss free self tan experience…. with the desired result.

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