Being a newbie to 'proper' fake tan (I always use the gradual ones) I was super excited when Xen Tan sent me a bottle of their 'deep bronze luxe' lotion a few weeks ago, along with a Xen Tan tanning mitt.
Up until tonight I had been extremely nervous, and i'll admit it... a bit scared of using it. But I did, and i am absolutely shocked and appalled and generally absolutely disgusted...
Let me explain:
After showering etc tonight, I donned the little brown mitt, took a deep breath, and squeezed a small blob of the lotion onto it... I started applying it in circular motions to my leg and err.... WHAT THE...?!?!?! The mitt started shedding clumps of brown fluff, all over my leg. I immediately freaked out, took the mitt off, and attempted to blend the lotion and remove the fluff with my hands. Lets just say it wasn't happening! With tears in my eyes (not really, i may have exaggerated there, but i was completely gutted!!) I ran to the bathroom and started scrubbing my leg with soap and an exfoliating glove...
Don't get me wrong, i may try the lotion again tomorrow with just my hands, but im extremely sceptical... For a 'high end' tanning brand whose lotions retail at around £25, I would have expected them to make a mitt as good as the lotion, seeing as they 'highly recommend' that you purchase and use the mitt alongside the lotion.
I'm really shocked about this to be honest, I was expecting a high quality, easy to use mitt.. and an even higher quality tan.. Tonight I got neither :(
Has anyone else had these problems? How do you apply your Xen Tan?