Friday, August 21, 2015

St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion: Fake Tan Made Easy?


When it comes to tanning, I haven’t had the best luck in the world. Countless tanning attempts gone wrong is what it took for me to say “no more”! I reached the conclusion I was meant to be a pale Brazilian and that fake tanning just wasn't for me. That was before I came across the relatively new St Tropez Shower Gradual Tan. 

To be quite honest, I refused to get my hopes up and sort of told myself this probably wouldn't work either. Me, the queen of streaky fake tans, orange bed sheets, oompa loompa lookalike. Admittedly, I bought this as it was on sale at Boots and I wanted to try something a few weeks before I go on holiday. I didn't want to turn up to a Cypriot beach looking like I hadn't seen the sun in 10 months (I actually haven’t so no kidding there) so I decided to give this a try.


The process itself it’s quite simple:
1. Take your shower as you would normally.
2. Turn the water off and whilst skin is still wet, apply this generously all over.Wash your hands.
3. Wait 3 minutes.
4. Rinse it off with warm water only.
5. Finally, gently dry yourself.

Following the first application, you will most likely not see any difference. But by the end of my 3rd, a tan was finally starting to form; I guess I should have paid closer attention to the word “Gradual”! With exactly 4 applications, my tan lasted about a week and a half, which is pretty good and exactly what I wanted for the upcoming holiday.

Unlike other tanning lotions I've used before, this does not transfer to clothing/sheets, nor does it leave that awful smell on your skin after it has dried. It is not streaky and despite the annoying waiting part, the process is quite simple and foolproof.

Having said that, what I didn't like is how much product you have to use in each application. I found that more and more was needed to cover all of my body as it just didn't spread nicely and evenly. As I said, I used this 4 times and half of the bottle is gone, am I doing something wrong here?


Pros:
 No streaking.
  No weird smell.
 Gradual aka natural looking tan.
 Does not transfer.
 Lasting power is good.
 Simple application.
 Moisturises skin.

Cons:
 A little does not go a long way.
 Does not spread nicely and evenly.
 Slow to develop a tan.
  Not cost effective.

If you are looking for a fast overnight tan, this is not the product for you. But if mess free, slowly but surely, and a natural looking tan is what you are after, give this a try as you may just love it! You can find it at Boots for £14.99 and I would love to know if you have tried this and your thoughts on it!

Thank you for reading beauties and have a nice weekend ahead!

xoxo

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61 comments

  1. I love your bikini:) and this cream seems perfect!
    You have a fantastic blog, I'm following you now
    Happy weekend
    xoxo
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  2. Very interesting product! Have a nice weekend Pan :-)

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  3. Great review Pam! I actually haven't used this since I did my own, it's just not dark for me and I hate those three minutes waiting! Will definitely try it over my usual tan though to see if it makes it last longer!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  4. I was so intrigued by this as to whether or not it actually worked and I am willing to persevere over time and build it up, it sounds great! My main worry is usually transfer onto things and going patchy because of it! xxx

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  5. Great review! Love the bikini + sunglasses!!

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  6. Sounds good, I haven't self-tanned in a while but sure I will want to when Autumn/Winter comes along!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  7. Glad this one worked out for you. I'm sure you'll look great on your holiday. :)

    Mich x
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  8. I will forward this post to a friend who likes gradual tanning products! I think this one seems to be good because of the pros you wrote and that you didn't want to go to Cyprus without a natural tan, of course, but the cons are also to be remembered... as I said, my friend likes self-tanners, so I will recommend it to her! Hope you have a very nice weekend, dear Pam!
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  9. Great post! I have a very similar situation with my tan, I just can't get it fast. This sounds awesome!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  10. for all its worth I'm glad that you got your tan :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  11. Nice post!


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  12. That bikini looks awesome, so bright and beautiful! btw, the cream sounds really nice! ^^

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  13. Hi Pam! Cute bikini by the way:) I don´t need to use any self tanners, I´m brown biscuit already.
    But great review!

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  14. I've got a sample at home and have yet to try it. But I have a feeling I will find it annoying to wait in the shower and I also don't like that it requires so much product to work. x

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  15. perfect :)
    happy weekend :)

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  16. I'vent still use it . But I think I have to try
    kiss

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  17. Love the bathing suit,it looks lovely!

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  18. Awesome review, I've never been a big fan of tanning personally i think it's a waste of hard earned cash it's hard to find one that actually works well.
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  19. I'm always scared of trying new tanning products incase I end up orange haha. I do like the garnier gradual tanner though, it seems to build up nicely!

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  20. I like seeing the pros and cons! great post!
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  21. ainda bem que gostas-te do meu post, temos algo em comum ehehhe ;DD
    adorei este teu post ;) o produto deve ser mt bom, as fotos parecem do tumblr mm top ;)
    xoxo Sandra Color-s

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  22. Amei o bikini e os oculos!
    Nunca tinha ouvido falar desse produto!!
    Beijinhos,

    Girly World

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  23. I've never tried fake tanning, This sounds like an intresting product
    btw lovely pictures

    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  24. I wished tanning looked good on us asian skin. Glad this worked with you ^_^ <3

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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  25. Your bikini top looks super pretty! I've heard so many positive comments about St Tropez but it's great to read your pros and cons for this! xx

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  26. This is a new kind of application for me :)))
    Love your review with pros and cons!
    Have a lovely weekend ahead!

    xoxo
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  27. I've heard such mixed things about this and don't think it's the right product for me at all (I want to be dark and I want to be dark IMMEDIATELY haha) - but glad it worked so well for you! :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  28. The product sounds promising, gradually but surely :) thanks for introducing this product <3

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  29. Nice review! Its a good brand :) And I love your bikini <3
    xxx

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  30. I didn't know this product, but I'd heard good things about the brand :) Love your bikini and sunglasses!

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  31. Great review!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  32. Parece ser um ótimo produto! Não tenho grandes problemas no que toca a ganhar bronze, mas quando tiver já sei eheh
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  33. I did really want to try this but I have heard that you have to use loads and I don't want to spend all my money on a tanner!

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  34. A sério que funciona? Eu uma vez experimentei um da Nivea e manchou-me a roupa toda, teve que ir fora, imagina!
    xoxo
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  35. I've actually never used tanning lotion, I tend to get too tan for my taste! Although it probably would be really nice to even out my tan, I have terrible lines on my legs from wearing shorts all the time!

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  36. this really looks like the perfect tan lotion
    great post, my dear,
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  37. It sounds like a great product!! I can't wait to see you rocking your tan in the beach in some future posts! :)
    xx

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  38. I love your swimsuit :)
    Anyways, i love your honest review

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  39. Interesting post^^

    New post
    If you follow my blog, I follow your blog too, write about it~

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  40. btw the Bikini is gorgeous :) thanks for the honest Review :)

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  41. Parece ser mesmo um bom produto ! Ainda bem que decidiste fazer uma review !
    xoxo,

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  42. This is something for my sis :P I remember when we were kids and she wrote to SantaClaus she wants cream to darken her skin, so she would look like her favuorite actress from Cinderella :P

    xx

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  43. Great review, I am always too scared of fake tanning as I bet on me it would go totally wrong xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  44. Sounds awesome! I love that it is applied when skin is a bit more wet. It seems like it would prevent a lot of streaking!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  45. Such a nice product! I'll check it out! Thanks for sharing and have a nice week!
    xx
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  46. I hear it really good for top up a tan. Probably best used post holiday.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  47. I've never actually used fake tan, but I've heard a lot of good things about St Tropez!

    Musings & More

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  48. Sounds good! I wouldn't ever use a fake tan, but I'm always interested in learning more about different products

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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  49. I'll take in count your review cos allways thinks as you about this lotions...thanks for sharing

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  50. Super útil, sempre uso!

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  51. Coucou,

    Oh, so nice ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.com/

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  52. Eu sou muito branquinha mas já nem me preocupo com ficar muito morena. Fico como der :p
    Adorei o bikini :)
    xoxo, Ana

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