Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Re-Descovering St.Tropez!

St.Tropez self tan was the first ever self tanner I bought at the ripe old age of fifteen,
I saved up my pocket money and trotted off to my nearest counter and returned home with the largest
bottle of self tanning foam my fifteen year old self could afford.
Right, there and then an obsession was born and I vowed never to be without it.
Well years have most assuredly past and although I have tried many a self tanning product in my time,
St.Tropez is the one brand I can happily slap on without a second though safe in the knowledge that once it has developed I will awaken to a natural olive tan.

With Valentine's Day around the corner (groan) you may have already planned what you will be wearing to woo the opposite sex, a cocktail dress or a flirty play suit perhaps? 
Either way I know when I want to feel and look my best I merrily bronze myself up, bronze being the operative word anyone who seek an orange "glow" needs help, help I'm not qualified to offer.

If you are new to the self tanning world then I do recommend starting with St.Tropez as it is pretty much fool proof due to it being tinted you can see where you have applied avoiding annoying streaks and white patches. For the best tanning results possible I do suggest purchasing a tanning mitt, said mitt will not only prevent stained palms but it will make applying the product so much easier.

To get the best out of any self tanning product you should always exfoliate the skin a day before
and ensure the areas of skin you are going to apply the tanner to is well moisturised, paying close attention to
knees, ankles, elbows and the hair line.
I'm not really all that fussed when it comes to body scrubs or body lotions but I have been trying out St.Tropez's tan maximising body polish and body moisturiser and have to admit that they aren't half bad.
The scrub has a nice, light, gritty texture that will not only prepare the skin for tanning but also pretty great for removing traces of old self tanner and dry skin.
St.Tropez's Body Moisturiser is more akin with a body butter than a body lotion, it has a clean scent
and feels divine on the skin all the while being hydrating.
Both are good enough products but given the price tags I doubt I would repurchase.

You can find the complete St.Tropez* tanning range here - link

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  1. I've only worn St. Tropiz once years ago and can't remember, what's it like as it wears away? Does it go horrible and patchy?

    Sophie xx

  2. Love, love, love St Tropez! It's the only fake tan I'll use that doesn't make my pale skin orange and gives a believable golden glow! x

  3. I love st Tropez it's the tan I always go back to. Xx

  4. St. Tropez gives a great fake tan but I never liked the smell. I love Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Better Than Real. The smell is so nice and it leaves a lovely tan. No orange or sparkle.

  5. Always wanted to try it, think I might have too!
    I normally use the cheapy ones, that's probably why it put me off fake tan!


  6. I've only used St Tropez when I got a spray tan, never actually used it myself but I really want to try it! x

  7. I'm not a massive fake tan person, I think it's cause I can't apply it properly, which is so frustrating!


  8. I adore St. Tropez! It's so expensive but it's wonderful. :)

  9. I don't use fake tan often, but when I do, I always go for St Tropez! xxx

  10. St.Tropez was the first tan I ever bought. I was around 15 too and adored the mousse.

  11. I've used St.Tropez since I was about 15 too. I love it but have found that St.moriz tan is pretty much exactly the same but only stays on for about two days. However, it's a fraction of the price! Can you recommend some beauty products for living at the top of a mountain. My skin is taking a battering and I love your blog!

    Becca x


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