OUR CENTRAL LONDON SPRAY TAN SALON POP UP IS OPEN IN FENWICK BOND STREET WITH THE AMAZING MADAME LA LA SPRAY TAN
Introducing Madame LA LA tanning studio in partnership with The Walnut Club professional spray tanners at Fenwick of Bond Street.
The luxury spray tanning studio will offer a variety of spray tanning services alongside the retail range.
Diamond Dust £95 (exclusive), Malibu Beach £50, Hollywood Hills £45
To book your tan please click here or visit us in store.
When I think of fake tan I think of a fear of stripey legs, carrot hands and stained bed sheets. The vision my mind conjures isn’t the glow of a long summer spent in the sun. But, that all changed one day at Fenwicks when I dutifully fulfilled my role as Beauty Editor and tried out Madame LA LA’s new Diamond Dust Spray Tan.
Inspired by Kim Kardashian who was rumoured to have sprayed herself with St Tropez and diamond dust before her nuptials to Kanye, tanning company Madame La La have created a Hollywood-worthy fake tan for mere mortals. In partnership with The Walnut Club, it’s essentially a luxury spray tan that’s finished with a sprinkling of fine diamond dust, which washes off after 24-hours. As someone whose skin tone is only a shade away from translucent, I went in convinced that this treatment wasn’t for me. But, 20 minutes later I was hooked.
How Does It Work?There’s no sugarcoating it – the process starts with you getting nearly naked in a brightly lit room in a department store on Bond Street. You’re gifted a paper thong to wear, but otherwise, it’s birthday suit and lights on all the way. Not ideal. My therapist did her best to make me feel comfortable about by turning the heating up to high, but I won’t lie it was traumatic. Like any spray tan, every corner and crevice of your body gets hosed in a tango-coloured shower. Then, before you’ve had a chance to dry, a fine layer of diamond dust is sprayed on. Before you get dressed you have to dry out, which quite literally means standing stark naked with your arms splayed until you’re touch-dry.
How’d It Look?At first glance, I was dazzled. The diamond dust isn’t subtle, it’s the very definition of bling. But, it’s also very flattering as it catches and reflects the light. It really did make me look a million dollars. As the days went by the diamond dust washed off but the nut-brown tan lasted for a full 10-days. Between the sparkling glow and the sun-drenched hue, I didn’t have to wear make-up for days as my skin was radiant.
What’s The Aftercare Like?Be warned: your clothes will sparkle. For the first 24-hours your skin glistens with the luminesce of diamonds, but it also washes off pretty quickly. However, the tan doesn’t. After 10 days and a little exfoliating it eventually wore off, but until that point, it gave a warm healthy full-body glow.
Is It Worth It?At £95 this isn’t a bargain basement fake tan, but surprisingly it lived up to its price tag. One can’t knock the brilliance of real ultra-fine diamond dust when applied with The Walnut Club’s enviably realistic spray tan as it made The Debrief girls remark that I looked like I’d just come back from a two-week vacation.
Is There An At-Home Alternative?You can get your hands on at-home tans that give a rich toffee glow like The Walnut Clubs. But, you’d have to be a fake tan wizard to apply it as flawlessly. If it’s the diamond glow you’re after Frank Body’s Shimmer Scrub has a similar effect at a fraction of the price.
The Walnut Club x Madame LA LA at Fenwicks Bond Street Tanning Studio, £95
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Our unique hand made tough scrub is made with crushed Walnut shells making it making it incredibly efficient when it comes to exfoliating dead skin cells in preparing for your spray tan whilst also irradiating signs of an older spray tan!
Walnuts are a powerhouses of omega-3 fatty acids that helps lock-in moisture and nutrients in the skin. Vitamin E is also found in walnuts, this vitamins is widely known as a powerful antioxidant that makes the skin smooth and glowing. Use in conjunction with TWC’s exfoliating gloves and you’ll be hot to trot for your next faux glow with us!
Oh, one more thing, by using our unique exfoliating product it means you’ll be doing the world a favour by avoiding microbeads which are highly damaging for the environment and your delicate skin!
THE WALNUT CLUB IS TEAMING UP WITH ONE OF LONDON'S COOLEST BRANDS 'MADAME LA LA' TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE 'DIAMOND DUST SPRAY TAN'. (AS SEEN ON KIM KARDASHIAN!)
Introducing the new diamond dust spray tan set to be loved by A-Listers
A new spray tan which combines real diamond dust with coconut water is set to become the must-have celebrity beauty craze this summer. The extravagant and sweet-smelling treatment from Hollywood-based company Madame LA LA madamelala.com will cost tan-lovers £95.00 and hasn't even hit beauty salons yet.
The tanning brand, inspired by Malibu beach, already counts high profile fans including Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Vanessa Hudgens, all of whom will be offered the fruity new experience later this month. Mere mortals will have to wait until May when Fenwick of Bond Street will start to take bookings via the brilliantly named The Walnut Club thewalnutclub.co.uk
Founded by American-Brit Nicole Dash Jones, LA LA's new treatment also contains Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Vitamin E so that stars can anti-age while getting their glow on. "The tan leaves a gorgeous subtle sparkle but as an added bonus it smells amazing too," said a spokeswoman, "Tans of the past got a bad reputation for ageing the skin but this one leaves you glowing and looking a million dollars while helping to combat ageing."
Designed to radiate a pearlised luminosity, the ultra-fine diamond dust tan leaves a subtle glimmer on the skin lasting 24 hours only, while the LA glow lasts for up to 10 days afterwards.
For those not flush enough for the full diamond tan, the brand also offers a Hollywood Hills Spray Tan for £45.00. Instagram sensation Kim Kardashian famously had a diamond-dust spray tan before her wedding to Kanye West in 2014. The social media star, 36, wore a backless dress by Givenchy and her tan, by British brand St Tropez, cost an eye-watering £200. Kim is known for her love of spray tan and is often seen bronzing up on her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Madame LA LA is the first beauty brand to launch a self tan which harnesses the benefits of trendy coconut water. As a drink, coconut water has been a celebrity hit for years now, with Madonna and Matthew McConaughey both rumoured to be an investors in the popular VitaCoco drinks company.
by Elisa Roche