So, 2020’s summer is turning out to be one long ‘staycation’ – which I’d be fine with if I could get a spray tan and at least pretend I’ve been abroad… Alas, tanning salons are closed so, I can’t do that either!
FYI: I wouldn’t normally tan, I just want to make up for the fact that both my holidays have been cancelled by looking like they haven’t…
I’m going to be honest with you, although I’ve used sunbeds before – every time I’ve tried them (three times maximum), I’ve been scared poopless in case I get trapped in them, or they explode with me inside. I’m also scared of spray tans too because of Ross from Friends’ incident…
Also – DIY ones need mittens as they can turn our hands and wrists into Tan Mom or Donald Trump… I ain’t about that life either! I’ve always said I’d rather look like Casper the Friendly Ghost than D T.
Instead, I’ve had to resort to at home gradual tan to get that Staycation look… Say ‘hello’ to: St. Tropez Gradual Tanning Lotion With Watermelon Infusion. I used this once and already look like I’d been hit with Instagram’s Valencia filter.
Oh, and it smells divine too. Who doesn’t like the smell of watermelon!? That, for me, is what summer smells & tastes like…
So, if you want to look and smell like summer, look no further than this gradual tanning lotion!
I love how buildable it is. Although, I have already reached my desired tan shade after just one use!
What do I love about this gradual tan?
- It won’t leave you looking orange. Instead, you’ll be left with a healthy, natural sunkissed glow.
- I am not a fan of using tanning gloves (not that I ever have) so this is a winner! It won’t streak around or inbetween your fingers.
- I am also not a fan of fake tan that transfers onto clothes and bed linen. St. Tropez’s Gradual Tan Moisturiser doesn’t transfer at all!
PRO TIP: I would exfoliate before applying just to avoid streaks.
How I applied the gradual tan
To be honest though, I didn’t exfoliate before applying and still couldn’t notice any streaks… Having said that: I do use a body scrub in the bath regularly…
I did read online though that some reviewers noticed streaks after using it, especially on wrists and elbows – so as a precaution and to avoid this please exfoliate before use.
You really can’t go wrong with this product! If you’re going to moisturise your whole body, why not choose a tinted moisturiser that gradually tans your skin at the same time? It’s summer after all!
Have you tried this? Let me know your thoughts. Also, I’d be happy to take any questions from those who are wanting to try it but have queries.