Talk about being a bit late to get on the hype! Yes, I know it's shameful, but after this product being out for nearly a year or so, I have finally got my hands on it- I did try to purchase the St Tropez In Shower Tan last year, but whenever I was actually ready to make the transition from my moisturising tans to this, it was always sold out. However, this year, I'm ready to try out this different type of tan (well, I already have tried it otherwise I wouldn't be giving you my first impressions on it) and for all of you who didn't get round to trying it last year, like me, I'm going to now tell you a bit about it...
Product Name: St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan.
Where to Purchase: You can find this tan, and many of the other St Tropez tans in most drugstores and supermarkets. But, you can only get this product online like me from Amazon.
Price: I got this tan for about £11 but in all honesty the price of it can range anywhere from £10 to £16 from what I have seen in the past in stores and online.
Application: I will give this tan it's due though, when it comes to ease of application. Originally, I did think that this tan would be sort of difficult to apply, but how wrong I was- all you have to do is rinse your body in the shower, turn the water off and apply the tan in circular motions, wait for 3 minutes and then throughly wash off. The consistency of this product makes it easy to pop on all areas of your quickly, and the only downside of this tans application is the fact that you have to stand freezing cold for 3 minutes while you wait for it to take action; although this time does pass quite quickly in my personal experience.
It's alright telling you all the ins and outs of how to apply this tan, and where to find it, but now it's time to get to the nitty gritty information on whether this product actually works....
Am I actually tanned? Sort of. This is a bad answer, I know, but whilst I do definitely see a glimmer of tan compared to my once milk-bottle skin, the tan is no where near as dark as I first imagined it would be. Of course though, this is a gradual tan (emphasis on the gradual), so I do suppose with a few more applications of this product my tan will start to build and build, and eventually get to a level that I would be happy with. Also, the light shade of tan could just be down to my shoddy application- it's definitely possible that I could have just not put enough tan on in my haste to get back under the warm water of my shower again. Either way though, I am more tanned than I was originally, so I do suppose that that is a good start!
Would I recommend this product? It depends. Another bad answer (I'm sorry), but it really does depend on what you personally want out of a tanning product. If you want a quick, streak and stain free light tan, then this is the perfect product for you. However, if you want to be sunkissed and beach ready in a matter of minutes, then this sadly isn't for you and you would probably be better off venturing further afield into the St Tropez range of tans. I would personally probably recommend this tan to people like myself, who just want to get a little bit of a tan on their very pale skin now that it's coming to that point in the year when we can start wearing clothes that show a little bit more skin, as it were, but probably not to many others.
Anyway, I do hope you enjoyed this little review/first impressions, especially if you are on the fence as to whether purchase this product or not. If you have got this product, do let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below. Also, if you have purchased any other tanning products that you love, please let me know about them below too!
Thank you for reading,
P.S. You can purchase the tan mentioned in this post HERE
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