Tanning For Prom & My Wonderful Night

Tanning For Prom & My Wonderful Night

Hello my lovelies, I hope you all have been enjoying my blog posts recently, I have been trying to get new creative content up as often as I can. Today I am going to be talking about my prom experience and how I tanned my skin. I personally love getting all dressed up for an occasion, but I still like to look like me. Therefore, I decided to go fairly natural with the fake tan. For this I decided to use a brand called Skinny Tan; I prepped and bronzed my skin with their products. Here’s how:

Prepping my skin

For this I used the Skinny Tan Exfoliating Mitt along with the Pre-Tan Primer. These both work to exfoliate the skin and remove any dry, dull, dead and ageing skin cells. This allows the tan to glide onto a smooth surface, which reduces the risks of streaks – I found that this step helped so much! I also shaved my legs in order to help the application too. However, both the mitt and the primer (which contains exfoliating beads) was a bit too harsh to use together, so I only used a small amount of the primer as I found that the mitt did most of the work.


Now for the exciting part…getting your tan on! This part was so easy and quick, I was very impressed. The tan I used was the Dark Mouse which yes develops quite dark, but once you wash it off (after 6-8 hours) it looks so natural and golden! I believe that the key to a great fake tan is getting the right mitt, for this I used the Dual Tanning Mitt which is so soft and velvety. It smoothens out the tan so there are no streaks. But BE CAREFUL, if you decide to wash your hands and splash water down your freshly tanned legs then expect for it to go streaky!! This was me the day before my prom, so I quickly jumped in the shower and scrubbed it all off – it came off fine as I had literally just put it on. So bare that in mind people, you need to let it thoroughly dry before you put water on your skin LOL 🙂 .

When I applied the tan I did it the evening before my prom, so that in the morning I could lightly wash it off. It didn’t leave me any streaks or patches, it was even all over, and overall I was VERY  impressed. The colour honestly looks so natural, as I said I used the Dark Mousse which made me look like I had been on holiday – it wasn’t yellow or orange, just a nice brown tan shade! It lasts roughly 5 days and fades naturally too. I am writing this thinking, ‘damn, I’d quite like to be tanned again’, so I will most probably be doing this whole routine again tonight!

My Prom Night

Well it’s safe to say I had a very good night! In the afternoon I got my hair done and I wanted something natural and me, therefore I went for a half up half down with wavy curls. I also got my makeup done which was soo fun! After being in hair and make up (lol that sounds so fancy) I headed back to my house where I changed into my beloved prom dress and took some pictures with my family. Then we went to my friend Lucy’s house (follow her super cute Instagram HERE) where we had more pictures with my friends and then we eventually made it on to our transport which was a cute vintage bus! The whole night was so lovely, although my feet were KILLING in my £25 heels which were from Boohoo so I wasn’t expecting to be catered for comfort. After I said my goodbyes to my fellow year 11 friends, me and some friends headed off to the after party.

It was a strange feeling that night, I found myself looking at people thinking ‘I’m probably never going to see you again’, which is a really scary thought. But at the same time I was so excited to finally get out of seeing the same people every day for the last five years. I felt like a dog that had been let off its leash. I still don’t entirely know how I feel about leaving high school, as I’m not going back next year. I have mixed emotions. I want to leave as I need a new start somewhere else, but also, I don’t want to leave the same routine I have been doing for the past five years. There it feels safe. But I guess it’s just a part of your life where you have to be brave and adventurous. Here’s to five years of high school education and new beginnings!


Thanks for reading!

Tilly x



  1. July 10, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    This is such a lovely post as always Tilly, you look absolutely GORGEOUS!! I’m so pleased you had a lovely time, this had made me even more excited for my prom next year! I was also on the hunt for a natural tan for this Summer so I will definitely be looking into trying out skinny tan xx 🙂

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 10, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much! I bet your excited, its such great fun! Yes you should defo try out Skinny Tan, I mean it’s the only one I have tried but it sure is good!xx

  2. July 10, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    The tan looks amazing and you looked gorgoues! This makes me so excited for prom next year. Glad you had a lovely time x

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 10, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you hun😊

  3. July 10, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Looking absolutely stunning girl!! Love your dress. Really intrigued to try that tan too, I’m a bit hopeless with fake tan though!xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Aw thank you!! It’s so good, you should 😊

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 17, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Aw thank you! x

  4. July 10, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Great post Tilly! I’ve actually never tried fake tan before, but those products look amazing! Also, you looked gorgeous at your prom, such a pretty dress and lovely photos 🙂

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 10, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Aw thank you! And me neither until I tried Skinny Tan and I am loving it!!x

  5. July 11, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    You look gorgeous in your prom dress lovely and so glad you had a fab night (I loved my prom but lets just say I didn’t look anywhere near as stylish as you pahaha…). I never use fake tan but now summer is sort of here I’m becoming very aware of my pasty legs so probably need to try one! Sophie xxx


    • lifeastillyrose
      July 11, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Aw thank u!! Ahh I’m sure you look fine 😆xx

  6. July 13, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    You looked so beautiful on your prom day Tilly! I’m sure your day was amazing! xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 13, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Aww thank you! It was so good 😊

  7. July 19, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    You looked absolutely stunning!! I had my ball at the beginning of this year and it was so strange to be at the event I’d spent the last 5 years hearing about and how I was finally going into my last year of highschool. Graduating is such a scary thought because as you said you lose the routine that’s so comfortable, but I know you’ll do absolutely amazingly out in the world and go onto fab new things and find a new routine ❤️❤️ Love this post soso much xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      July 19, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Aw thank you so much, this comment means a lot, it’s nice to know someone understands how I feel about it all! It’s a scary but exciting time! And I’m sure you’ll do fantastic in the future too!💗

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