St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Review

St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Review


St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Review


A fake tan that you use in the shower, yup. And is it the greatest product in the world, that the beauty world hyped it up to be? HELLLL NOOOOOOOOOO.

I had such high hopes for the St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan. I got so excited that as soon as my colleague told me about it I sniffed it out in Boots like a hog on a truffle hunt. I happily parted with 10 British Pounds for the luxury of being able to make my pasty legs a beautiful bronzed glow with ease in my shower. I did a few starjumps as soon as I got home to get a bit sweaty to warrant a second shower that day, and then jumped in.

I washed as usual using my nip+fab shower gel and the standard mesh poof, then slathered the St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan on my milk bottle body. I waited. I counted. I got excited. After 3 minutes I then washed the St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan off.... To reveal....

...Not only the exact same Pantone shade of skin (which is approximately Pantone shade 11-0105 TCX, by the way) but I also had some horrid murky brown patches on my hands. Despite washing my hands pretty bloody thoroughly throughout this ball ache of a process. Which just seemed to be even more of a ball ache considering this was meant to be the easiest way for someone to tan nowadays.

I've kept using it and still, not a lot of colour is showing. I'm still the same skin tone as a chicken leg fresh from the freezer. But with the odd patch of orange/yellow/brown in random spots around my body. The latest one was a big yellowish blob by my shoulder which looked like some kind of bruise. This stuff really does like to be awkward. 

Now I'm wondering if I'm using it wrong. But how else could it possibly be applied? Answers  to this would appreciated, because I'm half way down the tube and half way to looking like I'm going to have to resort to some opaque black tights for the foreseeable future of 'summer'. For once I'm happy to see rain clouds on days which are meant to be 'suns out guns out'.


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6 Comments:

  1. I was excited for this too, but as soon as I read the instructions and the bit about waiting 3 minutes (I might be a bit too impatient) I thought it was probably too much hassle. Now I know to definitely give it a miss!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  2. Oh no - I had such high hopes for it as well! I got the free sample with InStyle this month, and so I'm going to give it a go on my legs, but I'm not going to hold my breath after this review!

    Uncia and Tigris

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  3. I've got this live on my blog right now and have had no issues whatsoever and after a week I like the colour my skin has gone x

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  4. Cocoabrown is the answer....1 hour tan mouse....hint from mother there x

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  5. Ahh this is annoying but, honestly, it did seem too good to be true! I think I'll stick with the standard way to fake tan - such a shame because I love the concept

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  6. I found it didn't work for me either!!! such a shame! I was milk bottle white still too. I'm sticking to my trusted Laurens way tan :(
    Aimie x

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