For years as a fair-skinned girl and travel enthusiast, I absolutely worshipped the sun – if I wasn’t on vacation, you would find me laying in a tanning bed daily as a hobby (no, I’m not exaggerating). I look back at photos of my high school and college days and absolutely shudder. I realize now that looking fake and baked is never a good look. Although at the time, I'm sure I thought I looked awesome. It wasn’t until two years ago that I found a change in my tanning regime – If I’m in the sun for longer than an hour, I get an instant sun burn which quickly turns into a heat rash. I now never UV tan and you definitely won’t catch me laying on the beach, smothering Baby Oil on my body. Needless to say, I still miss the “tan” look. I was reluctant to try a self-tanner because I HATE applying them. They always stain my clothes and bed sheets and I end up looking like an orange. Thank goodness I’ve found one that finally works for me!
St. Tropez self-tanning products have introduced me to the beautiful tan I’ve been looking for, without the harsh side effects to my skin, and expensive costs. Bonus: unlike other self-tanners I have tried, St. Tropez products don’t have that gross after-smell. I am currently using the Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Face lotion, which can be applied daily to build your tan – and you can stop when you get the colour you like. (It’s safe to say I also threw away my bronzer which in the sun made me look like Edward from Twilight!) For a night on the town or big event (it’s wedding season!!) I use the One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion. It’s easy to apply and rubs on smoothly without streaking – just be sure to wash your hands after applying. You get an instant natural glow which literally lasts “one night only” until you wash it off the next day.
Last but definitely not least, I recently experimented with St. Tropez’s Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse and it is my absolute favourite from the line. I apply the mousse with the Applicator Mitt for a streak-free easy and even application. The look is FLAWLESS and lasts up to one week if you maintain it with the Prep & Maintain Tan Enhancing Moisturiser. I love it when my friends and coworkers ask if I just got back from a weekend vacation - thank you St. Tropez!!