Thursday, 16 July 2015

St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Tanning Lotion Review

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After all the  mixed reviews I read on this I wasn’t going to try it at all but after I saw that In Style magazine were offering a sample size with their August issue and Tesco were selling that issue for £2.50 I jumped on the bandwagon!

I’m the first to admit that I love a deep tan, If there is a “dark” version of whatever self-tan I’m buying I’m all over it so I wasn’t expecting much when I tried this. I have to say though; I was pleasantly surprised at the subtle colour payoff this tan gave (and I mean subtle). It was more noticeable than I was originally expecting after all the reviews I had read and I could definitely see a slight glow to my skin that took the edge of my natural casperness paleness.

So far, I've used this two days in a row and have built up a very natural looking colour. There haven’t been any streaks or patches at all. I have to say though the three minutes waiting time is the longest three minutes ever. I've been taking my phone into the bathroom with me (dangerous I know) to put on the windowsill to time myself otherwise I would be out in about one minute flat with my bad sense of timing.

When using this I would say to make sure to rinse the palms of your hands and give them a good rub on your towel to make sure they don’t get stained. When drying off after the three minutes I also rub my elbows to make sure the tan is blended in and if I had done my legs, my heels. I also quite like the smell of this tan, it’s not the normal biscuit scent that follows you round but something that reminds me of holidays.

So, although I wasn’t disappointed by this product I won’t be repurchasing the full size as the colour pay-off is not enough for me. I like my tan dark and I like it to come up quickly! If you want something very natural looking that’s easy to apply and will give you an even glow this could be worth looking at! Similarly, if you are just getting started with fake tan this could be the way to ease yourself in gently! I might try it over my usual tan next to see if it helps it to last longer and keep it even!

Have you tried this tan? What did you think?
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30 comments

  1. I'm currently using this and I intend to write a full review soon, because I am loving it! I have gone from very very veryyyy pale to only pale :p I love it :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. This made giggle Pam! I know what you mean, it definitely takes me from see-through to skin colour! Xx

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  2. I haven't tried the in-shower one but I love the St. Tropez gradual tan!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Ooh I've never tried that but I think my mum has some, I might try and steal it from her! Xx

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  3. I can't decide on this I just feel it doesn't make a difference but I think I haven't given it enough chance! x
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. The difference I see is very very subtle so I know what you mean! I'm going to try it over my normal fake tan next and hopefully it will make it last a few extra days! Xx

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  4. I agree, the colour could be a bit darker! It takes a few days for me to build up the colour I want x


    www.emma-marie.com

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    1. Definitely one you need to persevere with if you want a bit of colour from it! Xx

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  5. Good review, doesn't sound like it's worth repurchasing but I'm no tanning expert, I always stay pale!

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    1. Yeah it's defintely too much of a faff for me, if I can be bothered to tan I want it to slap it on at night and leave it! Xx

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  6. Great post
    would you like to follow each other? I'll follow back after it.

    Www.miharujulie.com

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  7. I'm trying this out right now and I still can't decide how i feel :(
    great review!

    claresloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I know how you feel, it wasn't as bad as some reviews I read said but it's still not repurchase material! Maybe I had really low expectations haha! Xx

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  8. Great review, it's hard to know when a new product is genuinely good or just a gimmick - handy it came as a free sample!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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    1. Thanks Drea! Yeah I agree, sample sizes are great to try out before deciding if you want the full size! Xx

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  9. I haven't tried this one but I really like your review! Great post!

    http://michaelavebrova.blogspot.com/
    Have a nice day!! ♥

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  10. This might be worth it for me as I'm really pale and afraid of looking like an orange if I self-tan!

    http://industrialbarbie.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's definitely a really subtle tan! Xx

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  11. £2.50 is a bargain definitely worth a try I love gradual tans and St tropez tan has to be the best www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Totally agree, I couldn't pass it up! I haven't tried their other tans, maybe I should! Xx

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  12. I was at an event where this was featured, I wasn't entirely sold though. have you tried jergens natural glow?I really like it plus it's not too expensive!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. Nope, I haven't! I'll keep and eye out for it! Xx

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  13. Sounds good, never tried this brand. Nice review <3


    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  14. love st troez but haven't used this. i'll have to look for it!

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    1. It's not dark enough for me, but I think it would be great for beginners or people who just want a hint of colour! Xx

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