Easy Tanning- St. Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion

I am someone who hates putting tan! I just want to be tanned with zero effort and zero streaks! This tan – the St. Tropez In the shower Tan is perfect for no fuss easy tanning.

I would definitely recommend the medium colour. I feel like the light version is very light and doesn’t build enough for me to feel tanned!

So to use this tan, I firstly do my normal shower routine. Then I clip my hair up and get ready to start tanning. I put this tan all over me when you’re wet, don’t dry yourself beforehand and then I set a timer  for 3ish minutes! It doesn’t need to be rubbed in properly  just on your skin. Then all I do is rinse off in the shower and then dry off!

And that is it! I know some people will think this is more work which it is in the shower but there is no tan smell, you can put your clothes on straight away and the more you use it the darker you’re tan gets and it moisturisers your skin. So your killing two birds with one stone really!

The first coat definitely isn’t very dark but this tan is very buildable and gives you a really nice colour. Its what I wore to a wedding recently and it was perfect. I put on two coats!

What I love the most about this tan is that there’s never any streaks and its very natural!

Have you ever used this tan? Let me know!

The Review St.Tropez Tanning Mouse

excuse the origins face mask!

For Christmas I was gifted the St.Tropez travel three step system. I also went out and bought the full size, three step system in the Boots Sale. Hello half price St.Tropez! (bargain)

So this gave me the perfect excuse to try it out. I have tried the St.Tropez everyday body lotion before and I lurve it. So I couldn’t wait to try the three step system. 

So off I trotted to the bathroom and gave these products a go. First of all you need to exfoliate your body. For this the system includes a Body polish. It is quite a grainy scrub with no real smell. But its does what it’s meant too and my skin was silky smooth. I do however think you can do this step much cheaper with some exfoliating gloves and body wash. A personal favourite is soap and glorys.  So I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t overly wowed either. 

Then I applied some body moisturiser. And yes I love it. It is hydrating and smells rather lovely without being fruity scented. I cant describe it but again I think you can purchase cheaper moisturiser’s that do the same thing. I leave this soak in for an hour or two. 

Now as you can see I haven’t been too impressed don’t get me wrong they are lovely products but they are also extremely expensive and I am a bit of a budget girl. 

After waiting two hours maybe less, maybe more. I headed back to the bathroom to apply the tan. I have been using the mouse formulation just because it’s open I also have the gel but I haven’t tried that out yet. I section my body in to parts left arm, right arm, left leg etc. And for each of these sections I use one to two pumps. I personally don’t like to look too tanned at first so I apply a light-ish layer. I use a tanning mitt to apply and use buffing motion (basically rub it all in until you see no streaks) 

I apply this at night and try not to wash it off until the more sometimes I leave it longer if I can. 

The results of this tan where amazing, my bed sheets did not thank me. Hint – Got to bed in a full body suit. But back to the colour I wasn’t orange and I wasn’t pale. I had a gorgeous glow and natural tan. I absolutely love this tan and don’t know how I functioned without it. Although it is expensive. It is soooo worth it.  And it will last if your only using a few pumps. 

So that’s my St.Tropez story. I do plan on repurchasing this but without the body polish or moisturiser. 

Have you ever tried St.Tropez?

Lauren xox

The Sunday Post #10 Tanning Routine

For this week’s Sunday Post, I thought I would tell you all about my tanning Sunday ritual. I tend to reapply my tan on Sunday because it’s the only day I am lounging about the house and warm enough to *gasp* take my clothes off and tan my body. The joys! Now as it is winter, tanning kinda takes a back seat. I only tan once a week now where as in the Summer it could be three times a week. I wish I could live in a warm, sunny country and be naturally very tanned unfortunately I live in Ireland and highest temperatures are usually 20C. 

But back to the point, this is how I achieve my fake Summer glow. I start off in the bath or shower, gentle exfoliating with my essential exfoliating gloves. I picked mine up in Primark.  Once my skin is silky smooth, I dry myself off and apply Garneir Summer Glow in Medium Dark.Once that is soaked in I give half an hour. I then apply the cheap as chips tanner St.Moriz. I have started to apply this with my hand instead of a tanning gloves which I personally think is easier but a tanning glove works just as well if your scared of orange hands. I segment my body into part such as left arm, right arm, tummy, left leg, right leg. After each segment I wash my hands. I leave my arms until last and carefully wash my hands so I don’t get any splash marks up my arms. If I am honest a tanning glove would be easier but my hands are just more convenient. 
I let this soak in before I put my dressing gown on. 

Then I go to bed a bit sticky and smelly like biscuits, but I wake up with tanned holiday skin so who’s complaining. In the morning I apply some more Garneir Summer Glow in Medium Dark to hydrate my skin. I apply this everyday as my moisturiser of choice. 

So ladies, who else is getting their tan on today?