I went in strong and decided to start with the much loved St.Tropez Self Tanning Mousse. I've never tried any St.Tropez products but have always heard positive reviews, as this was a starter pack with everything i needed i thought it was the perfect way to cross over to the dark side.. (or slightly less pale side in my case!)
Within this St. Tropez Self Tan Starter Kit you will receive;
75ml Tan Enhancing Body Polish
The most important part to fake tanning is to scrub and exfoliate your skin! On this starter pack the directions state to start skin prep 24 hours in advance of fake tanning. You want all the dead skin away and a clean smooth moisturised surface as tan can stick to old dead skin. I actually really liked this scrub, it has the perfect amount of grit, it's not to harsh and leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturised rather then dry and/or oily. Now even though you can use any type of scrub, i probably would buy this one again - i did find it prepped my skin and left no streaks which has happened to me in the past with other tanners.
75ml Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser
This product was really nothing special, it had a lovely smell and it left me hydrated however i found it a little watery and prefer my Body Shop Shea Butter. This moisturiser is designed to help prolong your tan for up to three days longer and also reduce tan build up. However again, i didn't notice any difference from just using normal moisturisers which i have done in the past - so i probably wouldn't buy into this product again. Sorry St.Tropez!
50ml Bronzing Mousse and Tanning Mitte
I have heard so many great things about St.Tropez so was excited to try! I was also a little nervous as I'm so pale and it's quite a massive step for me from gradual tanners. I decided because i didn't want to walk around looking ridiculous (in case it did look like I'd rolled in a bag of doritos!) that i would test it on my legs only. I found this product hard to use if I'm being honest, i pumped a few pumps onto the mitt provided and started to move in circular movements from the tops of my legs to the bottoms. It left darker marks in a few places and it just didn't seem to blend that well in certain areas. I did however, find the bottoms of my legs easier to blend and also my feet - it just seemed to stick around my thigh and butt area. The tan itself starts with a nice smell but then after a few hours of development the horrendous biscuit smell does come into play. One massive positive is that it dries quickly meaning i could put my pyjamas on soon after applying. The colour which developed was really gorgeous, not streaky at all and stayed for 4-5 days before gradually wearing off. Below are my before and after pictures, both un-edited and i attempted to take in the same daylight..
Keep your eyes peeled, my next fake tanning instalment will be a Bondi Sands product!
Have you ever tried any of the St. Tropez products? Which is your favourite?