Sunday, 19 June 2016

St Tropez gradual in shower tan review!



St Tropez gradual in shower tan review

I know what you probably think; yet another fake tan review from an Essex girl. However, I am probably as far from Essex in the beauty world than you would think!

I am not ashamed to admit that I have never applied a fake tan myself, and if I have used one then it has been applied at the salon by professionals. I will be honest with you; fake tan has never really been high on my priority list. Throughout the awkward school years my friends would tell tales of how they put fake tan on and have woken up with lines and marks where it hasn’t applied correctly. As a very pale person, I found the idea of having something orange lathered onto my skin a very intimidating aspect! Unlike some of my more tan friends, if the fake tan went wrong on me then you would definitely be able to tell!

A couple of weeks ago I began to get a bit fed up with being told that I must ‘hate the summer because of your pale skin’, so I went out and bought the St Tropez gradual in shower tan. (Actually, I didn’t mean to purchase the in shower formula at all, but I am certainly glad that I did!) St Tropez was a brand of fake tan that I knew was used in salons and I also read that it was good for pale skin so I thought I would give it a go. I am amazed with the outcome! As sad as it sounds, this product has given me a lot of confidence at a time where I think I needed it the most. So for that, this product is going to be an all time favourite of mine!


The idea of the St Tropez gradual in shower tan is that it takes away the waiting and worry of marking bed sheets, by having a quick and easy fake tan application. It also moisturizers the skin at the same time as tanning it, so it’s almost a 2-in-1 for me.


So applying the product is super easy! You shower as normal, wash your hair/shave your legs; basically do whatever you want to do before applying the product. (If you have washed your hair make sure you tie it up before applying the tan though, as water dripping could make it streaky!) Next you turn the shower off and put a generous helping of the tan in your hand. Then you simply apply it to the wet skin by creating a lather in your hands. Once you have applied it everywhere you wash your hands and then wait for 3 minutes. These 3 minutes are seriously the longest time in the world when waiting for it to absorb into the skin. I find it easier to listen to a song on Spotify as they last the right amount of time and give me something to do whilst standing like a muppet in the shower. When the 3 minutes is up you wash it all off and then tap the skin to dry it with a towel. Due to the ‘gradual tan’ nature, the tan develops over the day/night to give a natural glow. This tan really does work well and I haven’t had any issues with ‘streaking’. The best bit is there isn’t a horrible fake tan smell, which lingers for ages!



For me, the tan is perfect as it truly is natural, but I can imagine that for other more advanced tanners that this product probably isn’t dark enough for them after one application. But you can definitely layer up the tan by applying more frequently, or like me when I feel like it!

Overall, I find that this fake tan has really improved my life, and I realize how crazy that sounds! I love that I can apply this tan with no worries of it being streaky or turning orange. It is really subtle and I know I am going to be using this for a very long time! I purchased my tan on Amazon, but I know you can get it in lots of different stores too like Boots and Superdrug although prices can vary!

I hope you liked this post!
Let me know if you have tried out this tan and if you have what do you think of it?

Thanks for reading,
Lots of love,

(All opinions in this post are my own, and I am in no way affiliated or have been sponsored to do this post by the company!)



8 comments:

  1. Ah I'm so glad you liked this product because I really dont! I have tried but I just dont think it give the colour pay off..maybe its just me! Hopefully :)
    AliceRose.co

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    1. Thanks for commenting!
      That's a shame you don't like it! My brothers girlfriend thought the same. I think it's more of a build it up tan than an instant one! You kind of have to use it everyday for atleast a week to get the colour you want!

      Thanks again for commenting 💜

      Francesca x

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  2. Omg I always get told that I hate summer because I'm so pale as well but I don't!! Like yourself I've never tried fake tan but I like the sound of this being natural! x

    Eleanorclaudie.com

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    1. It's so frustrating that people just assume these things! The amount of times I get asked around this time of year that I 'hate summer' does my head in. It's something I am very self conscious about so just decided to do something about it this year.

      This tan is amazing, literally you should try it out. It doesn't give you an obvious fake tan straight away but more one you can build up. I am going to buy some of this to take away with me on holiday!

      Thanks again for commenting lovely!

      Lots of love,
      Francesca, 💜

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  3. I've got the slightly darker versio and I also love it! :)

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    1. Yay!

      This product has had so many mixed reviews from people. Some really love it and some hate it! So glad you like it haha!

      Thanks for the lovely comment,
      Lots of love,
      Francesca, 💜

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  4. I bought this product because I am the laziest self tanner ever. I am not too fond of the smell, but because I am so fair, I can get some pretty decent color off of it. I can definitely see the negative sides to the product if you are a darker skintone than fair. It definitely isn't cheap either! Great review!

    Ashlee Liz
    www.ashleeliz.com

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    1. Hey! Thanks for the lovely comment!
      I completely agree! I got it because I hate the smell and the waiting for a normal fake tanner. The colour pay off is better on fair skin compared to darker I agree!

      Thanks for commenting!
      Lots of love,
      Francesca, 💜

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