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St Tropez In-Shower Self Tan

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 27-Mar-16 17:13:00

Last year, this breezed onto the market. I went off to buy some the day before I went on holiday but didn't realise it was only available in Boots.

I bought a St Tropez cream. It was the only tan I got last year (rained)

So, is it worth a punt?
Is it messy?
Is it even and easy to apply

TIA flowers

Ifonlyiweretaller Sun 27-Mar-16 17:34:02

I found it a total waste of money personally. I ended up very patchy, and it was a pain (and chilly) to stand in the shower waiting for it to take. Never again...

twobambinos Sun 27-Mar-16 18:26:23

Same as if only

Doobigetta Sun 27-Mar-16 18:30:46

I found it went on ok, but it didn't give me all that much colour- a little hint rather than beach-ready. And standing around for three minutes isn't the most fun. But it does have the major advantage of not staining clothes or bedding, or leaving the smell on you all day, and ISTR (haven't used it for a while) that the colour does build up reasonably if you use it a few days in a row.

cardoon Sun 27-Mar-16 18:57:18

Rubbish waste of money - but it did lead me to Cocoa Brown from Superdrug which was great

hawleybits Sun 27-Mar-16 19:15:39

Agree, Cocoa Brown has been an absolute revelation. Applied with a sponge, dries in seconds, has only a hint of the signature smell and produces a very convincing tan after only one hour. Better than any other by a country mile smile

JamNan Sun 27-Mar-16 19:34:30

You have to do a thorough exfoliation before using any of these tanning products. For £14.50 surely it's cheaper to go to a local spray salon and get it done properly for £20- £25.

I had very good results using a self tan called Saint Moritz mousse applied with a sponge mitt. A bit messy and you have to wait for it to dry and be very careful about wearing any clothing/shoes so it does not rub the tan off while it develops but the result was good.

guiltynetter Sun 27-Mar-16 19:38:40

I was really disappointed in it. it sounds perfect but it hardly left any colour on my (very white) legs and what was there was streaky.

WicksEnd Sun 27-Mar-16 20:14:51

Agree with all of the above. I've just chucked it away actually as I know I'll not bother with it again.

applecatchers36 Sun 27-Mar-16 20:21:23

Same experience as all PP not much fun to stand around in shower getting cold, the colour is very weak so hardly worth doing, and too expensive for what it is..

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 27-Mar-16 20:33:52

It's shit.

FlindersKeepers Sun 27-Mar-16 20:56:25

It dyed the bottom of my feet shock my shower has no power though.

Rollergirlskates Sun 27-Mar-16 21:06:43

I quite like it. Very little smell, doesn't leave you feeling sticky, no streaks.
It only gives a light tan, although it builds up after a few days. I just like a light tan though, but it wouldn't be good for anyone who wants a dark tan IMO

Beachlovingirl Sun 27-Mar-16 21:07:00

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StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 27-Mar-16 21:11:08

I'm blonde and fair skinned.

It's rubbish because cut takes z lot of product to coat the body and standing in a cold empty shower for 3 minutes is a pain in the arse!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 27-Mar-16 21:45:35

Ah, so a majority no then.

Actually, following what JamNan said, I'm planning a trip to a Beauty Salon for my birthday <<wibble>> I've never been anywhere except hairdressers and the most adventurous thing I've had done was a perm (20 years ago) and sunbed sessions (in the 1990s)

One of the things I've planned is an all over tan (spray not sunbed) , eyelash tint and .......ooh don't know.

There's a salon about 5 minutes walk from me so handy if I need patch testing and if I need to run home in a baggy tracksuit to stop streaky marks.

Meanwhile, I'll dust off my St Tropez mousse and get buffing smile

BeaLola Mon 28-Mar-16 09:40:24

Found it strange standing in shower waiting, found it streaked despite how well applied - not a fan

Ellarose85 Mon 28-Mar-16 23:49:08

Would be perfect if it gave a tad more colour. Didn't work on my legs at all either which was odd.

It does give me a nice colour on my arms and face though so I use it in winter.

Gwenhwyfar Tue 29-Mar-16 01:15:25

Can someone tell me about salon spray tanning? How natural does it look? What do you do at the salon etc?

Ellarose85 Tue 29-Mar-16 06:41:05

I found a spray tan to be really dark for the first day or so but fades to a lovely colour.

You basically strip off and stand in a pop up tent and are sprayed!

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