Model Legs in Minutes! Soap & Glory Glow Getter.

A while back, a make-up artist sprayed some tan-in-a-can onto my legs, and they looked instantly longer and leaner. Which can never be a bad thing, surely? Said tanner was actually Soap and Glory’s ‘Glow Getter’, which is a wash-off powder spray, and the make-up artist made it look so easy to apply that I couldn’t resist having a go myself.

This weekend I’ve developed quite a nice (albeit faint) colour on my upper half, but my legs have rebelled and remained pale- to be quite honest, I may as well have sunbathed with my legs encased in lead.  So it was a perfect time to try out the Glow Getter – I wanted to recreate that airbrushed, expensive colour that is usually only achieved with amazing lighting, a ton of Mac foundation and a £200-per-hour retoucher. The aim was for perfect model legs in a matter of minutes.

I began my spray-tanning inside, stupidly, which meant that I had to spend the subsequent hour sponging clean my wallpaper. But after that little hiccup, I moved the operation onto the roof terrace and the whole thing went a lot more smoothly. The Glow Getter was applied to bare skin (perhaps with some remnants of sun-tan lotion still lingering about) and rubbed in with the palm of my hand. You can see how I got along by watching my little video. The whole process really was as easy as it looks – I suppose because the tan is wash-off, it’s much less scary than actual fake-tan.

The resulting colour was a lovely warm bronze, quite subtle and not at all orange (hopefully you’ll be able to see that from the video), which worked really nicely with my ‘very slightly sunkissed’ skin-tone. A great product for this transitional fashion period, when we’re getting rid of those tights and taking the plunge with bare legs!

Two little warnings: 1) the colour does fix well to the skin, but if you rub hard at it, it’ll come off! So remember that if you want to wear white shorts/own a white sofa/have a friend with expensive white leather seats in their car. 2) Glow Getter was harder to blend in over dry areas such as ankles and tops of feet – I reckon that a dod of body lotion an hour or so before application wouldn’t go amiss.

Soap & Glory Glow Getter, £10

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  1. May 23, 2010 / 11:04 pm

    I love this kind of product beacuse they’re so comfortable ;)

    • admin
      May 24, 2010 / 9:43 am

      Thanks Olivia!

  2. Charlie
    May 24, 2010 / 10:33 am

    I absolutely swear by this stuff! It’s fab.

  3. Zoe
    May 24, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Ruth I’m absolutely loving your blog! I have to check in every day to see what you’ve got to recommend. I’m definitely going to try this fake tan and I loved the Topshop crayon colour. And that concealer before and after picture is unbelievable! I truly think this is the best beauty site there is.
    Keep the recommendations coming! x

    • admin
      May 24, 2010 / 6:02 pm

      What a fan! Maybe you should guest star one day… ;-)

  4. Laura
    May 24, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    That video is awesome – who doesn’t like tanning to jaunty lift music?!

    • admin
      May 24, 2010 / 7:34 pm

      I know! I chose it for it’s sheer kill-yourself badness. Kind of wish I had moved the sunloungers from the background though…. BIKINI videos coming up – I MUST BE MAD!

  5. Charlie
    May 25, 2010 / 6:34 pm

    Zoe, I check everyday too, I’m so addicted. I’m truly in love with your blog Ruth and I discovered the other day that you were in Cosmopolitan, how strange is that. I had no idea who you were back then but when I saw you on this blog I remembered the Cosmo shoot. That was ages ago too. Shows what a good memory I have….or what a great impression you make!!! I digress…this blog is fab. I have it bookmarked on firefox so I can click it everyday like I click facebook everyday, part of the routine now :)

    • admin
      May 25, 2010 / 9:01 pm

      Ah, Charlie, you are very observant indeed! And I haven’t forgotten about your Moan-to-a-Model… or your other questions! In fact, one will be answered VERY soon!

  6. November 22, 2010 / 2:10 pm


    I think it’s very important to get some good advice before you get your fake tan applied.

    If you are applying your tan yourself, read the label and take advice from the manufacturer. Prepare your skin properly. If you are going to a salon, call them up before-hand and get some information.

    There are quite a few forums discussing this, including the spray tan forum. – and they are excellent free places to get tips and advice from other users.

    Professional in the fake tan industry

  7. April 22, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    great review! I’ll be sure to get this one!!
    thanks for sharing

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