Thursday, 16 July 2015

St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan

So fake tan has been one of those products that I want to love and use but... it terrifies the life out of me. I am terrified of turning into this streaky orange Oompa Loompa v's Dale Winton and for that reason have always shied away from trying anything, no matter how much it has promised to not streak, give an even tan and have a light coverage. I am pale skinned, tan but I am never that beautiful bronze shade you see on those adverts. So when I read a few reviews about the new St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan, I wanted to try it.

The St.Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion comes in a squeezy tube which has a ombre blue colour pattern, the tube itself is easy to keep hold, especially with wet hands. The lotion inside is a cream colour and as it is enriched with Sweet Almond Oil, not only does it leave your skin feels hydrated and moisturised after you use the product, it smells delightful too.

St.Tropez claim that this new product is perfect for the first time tanners out there, people like me essentially. It is described as being a product which takes just 3 minutes of your time as part of your daily shower regime and is a convenient way to build a sunkissed, gradual glow, that provides up to 24 hour moisturisation. So to use, you shower as normal to ensure your skin is fully cleansed and then with the shower off, generously apply in circular motions to wet skin (so don't dry off) to create an even coverage. When I use this, rather than use my hands, I have used a tanning mitt as I find them much easier to use and I don't want stained hands. Once applied, you wait for three minutes and in that time you could apply a hair mask or clean your teeth and then once those three minutes have passed, you get back into the shower and wash off the lotion. Then dry your skin using a patting motion rather than rubbing before getting dressed and continuing your routine as usual


St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan

So whilst you are not technically tanning in the shower, well unless you stand in there for those three minutes the water is off, it is a really easy product to use and really easy to apply, more so than I was expecting it to be I have to say. As you do apply it, it does lather slightly and this I found helpful when ensuring I had covered everywhere without leaving anything out.

So what about the results? Well, I have to admit I am a total novice when it comes to fake tan but so far I have enjoyed every minute of using this product. It is easy to use, it hasn't stained my hands, towel or clothes, it doesn't smell like soggy biscuits which is a phrase ive noticed used with a lot of fake tans. Infact it has a really lovely scent to it due to one of the main ingredients being Sweet Almond Oil. I have had no streaks on any part of my body, the only the place I haven't used this is on my face. So, below is a series of pictures taken over the seven days of using it and...

St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan

Well as you can see, there is a lot of change in the shade of my skin from day 1 which is the first photo, day 3 which is in the middle and then day 7! Needless to say I am quite chuffed with the shade and if all fake tan could promise me this shade it would become my new obsession.

The St.Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion comes in a 200ml bottle and retails for around £14.50, so it's not the cheapest tanning product on the market but I do love the concept and how easy it is to use, so for the time being it is a product I will continue to use until I run out, then who knows, I might feel brave enough to try something new.

35 comments:

  1. This looks lovely I want to try it

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  2. Wow you've got a really great tan after just 7 days !!!!! I'm also really afraid of using tanning products for fear of ending up like an oompa loompa but it looks like this product has done the job. Will be looking out for this when I next go shopping :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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    1. I am really impressed with it, not at all streaky and really easy to use x

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  3. This looks amazing. Great tan after just 7 days? Wow.
    http://fashionandstylepolice.com

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    1. Yeah, I am really impressed and the tube lasted 7 days which is really good for 50mls x

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  4. I bought a tube of this recently but haven't dared to use it yet as am also a little afraid of fake tan. Your results look great and really natural so will be brave and start it tomorrow! x

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    1. I am terrified of fake tan, even though it isn't permanent x

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  5. haha I loved the Oompa Loompa v's Dale Winton comment!! Great tan!!

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  6. I like the look of this - the tan looks really natural and it sounds so easy.

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  7. I tend to stay away from tanning products, but an in the shower one does sound interesting. I might ave a look into it, thanks!

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  8. The tan looks great and not streaky. They are a great brand and it's always worth paying for the best

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  9. Looks good, I got the sample of this in the magazine need to give it ago!

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. That's how I got my first tube and now I have three ha x

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  10. Lovely that you've found a fake tan product that works for you. :-) Thanks for dropping by from the 30+bloggers, on my blog :-) #CommentLuv

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  11. Oooooh those photos are very impressive.
    I'm like you, so scared to try tan lol. This looks interesting.
    The one tan I tried and liked was cocoa brown, but you do run the risk of it being streaky but its good if you fancy trying a different one :)
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks

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  12. I am at a wedding this weekend and should have tried this as my legs are so pasty!

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  13. You might just have sold this to me! I am so pale and also scared of self tans

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  14. I packed this with all my holiday stuff, I don't like the idea to look like Casper the first time on the beach. despite being quite dark in the face, my legs are sooo pale!

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  15. This does look like a lovely natural shade and sounds super easy to use, I'm also scared of fake tan but I'm quite tempted to pick this up and give it a try now!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. It really appears to give a natural tan, think I may have to try this xx

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  17. Does it help blend in tan lines? I've not tried fake tan but I always feel like I should Im so pale!

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  18. Oh wow you can really see the difference in your pictures what a lovely glow it has given you! x

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  19. This sounds promising and it give you a lovely tan. Might try it next :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  20. Think I have very similar skin to you, and the results from this look good, am impressed!

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  21. ideal just before you go on holiday

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  22. I'm not usually one for fake tan, always scared it will go horribly wrong! Love that it's gradual!

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  23. Sounds like my kind of fake tan product, Rachel, I am totally useless at applying regular ones without staining sheets and ending up looking like an orange so next time I will need a lovely fake tan, I will give this a go for sure!xx

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  24. Great review lovely and thank you for posting the photos of your tan - I didn't realise it would be as dramatic a change (but in a good way!). xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  25. I've heard real mixed reviews about this product, glad to see it's worked for you though! xx

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  26. This sounds like a great product. We try to avoid the sun but this seems like a great way to have the colour without the risk.

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