The great big UK Tan Line!

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 16 - 2011

I received an interesting press release yesterday that shows the results of a nationwide survey on fake tanning.  It was conducted by YouTravel.com and I thought it was rather fun!

The regions most keen on their fake bake are the north-east and south-east of England, where renowned tanning capitals, Newcastle and Essex, can be found.  A staggering 81% of respondents from the South East claimed to have applied their tans from a bottle this year!

image courtesy of youtravel.com – click here to see full results

Perhaps indicative of just how rubbish I am at fake tanning, my region (the South West) came out with lowest score on the glow-o-meter with just 46% of us bothering to get our glows on.

How did your part of the UK stack up?  And what about you personally, are you a fake tan go-getter?


13 Responses to “The great big UK Tan Line!”

  1. Jessie says:

    Well, I live in the South East and I can’t say I’m surprised by the results! Personally, I’ve never touched fake tan and I never will. I’ve made peace with the fact that I’m deathly pale :)

  2. Charlie says:

    As a fellow SW person, I’m not surprised. I hate fake tans anyway, so I’m one of that percentage that never bother.

  3. Honestly I think you should rejoice in the shade of your own skin, not try to change it to fit someone elses standards.

  4. victoria says:

    I’m from Liverpool and not surprised the NW is one of the highest, so many girls are orange here. I’ve tried it once, the smell was terrible and it came out patchy, I’m happy being pale :)

  5. Lucy @ The Thin Black Line says:

    Yep, there’s nothing that screams ‘tourist’ down south like a big orange tan. But there’s nothing that screams ‘local’ like 25 years of sun worshipping and the consequential handbag-face.

  6. Joselin says:

    Central Birmingham is where I’m from, and I guess that percentage is quite spot on, not a lot of people fake tan but you get some that totally over do it! Personally i dont fake tan that often becasue I am olive skinned anyway but in the winter I tend to do the bits that are on show when I’m going out :)

    xxx

  7. cinseven13 says:

    very interesting! I don’t use fake tan stuff either, but am unfortunately surrounded by orange women who do. They all insist I look sickly, but they don’t see that they look like a bunch of oompa loompas.

    • Jessie says:

      Yeah, I get really offended when some neon orange woman tells ME that I look ill! I know that a lot of people don’t go overboard with the fake tan, but when it’s done badly, it looks REALLY bad.

  8. Viv in the UK says:

    I’m in the SE (though originally from the Midlands), and I’m pale – and like being pale so that I actually try to look even paler when possible!

  9. Lauren says:

    I’m in the SE & I do fake tan, but would like to point out that it’s not a case of everyone who fake tans, uses a whole bottle in one go!
    There seems to be snobbery from pale people who don’t fake tan, thinking that if you do, then you must be some sort of chav?!

    • Viv in the UK says:

      Lauren – I apologise if I came over sounding like that – I just like being pale because I personally look better like that (I have tried sun beds and fake tan in the dim and distant past, and even sun beds didn’t make me tan, so I’ve learnt to love pale).

  10. Jules says:

    I’m so fair my ‘tan’ is most people’s ‘pasty’, so I don’t even bother with the idea of fake-tanning. I know I’ll look circus-peanut-orange no matter how quality the product; I can’t even use a bronzer without looking like I’ve been playing in clay!

Leave a Reply to Jules

RANDOM

Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream (and the poor relation)

I wonder if my body ever gets jealous of my face? I mean… I spend a fortune on trying to make my face look good, …

I'm off to Paris!

Remember when I won a trip to Paris courtesy of Vaseline? Well, I’m jumping on the Eurostar tomorrow and finally taking advantage of my prize… …

OCCO Raiyia No6 Citrus Spice Candle

OCCO is one of those brands that had been on my radar for many, many months but was continually superseded by other products more demanding …

Teal, teal, teal!

From pale to dark, teal is the perfect blue/green combination and it’s everywhere this season.  I thought I’d swatch the cream teal nail polishes in …

A Friday FOTD with Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad

Pow pow purple! Coming from Boots No7, I didn’t expect *quite* so much pigment in these little pans. The No7 Stay Perfect Quad Eyeshadow Palette …

Davidoff – Champion

Ohhhh, I dunno… it’s all a bit macho innit… cheesy 90s machismo. Maybe it’s the bottle, maybe it’s the whole locker room sport scent thing… …

Ginvera Marvel Gel - Special Reader Promo!

** Those of a sensitive disposition may not want to view this post in it’s entirety… just sayin’ Have you all heard of Ginvera’s Green …

Eyeko Posh Polish - NOTD

I swear… I will stop doing “greige” soon… when HELL FREEZES OVER! Bwuhahahhaha! Bored of reviewing Eyeko now…. are you bored of seeing ’em?  Thing …

Posing so hard, bitch needs a wind machine... (oh and some lashes)

…is precisely what I thought when I downloaded these images.  Truth be told, I was trying some different angles because I knew the usual above …

Cargo's Plant Love Collection Debuts at Puresha

Are you an organic kinda gal? If so, you’ll be particularly interested to hear about Cargo’s new Plant Love Collection which will be available in …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads