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Beauty: St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse Review

August 16, 2015


Uh oh, I think I've got the fake tan bug. Last month I posted about the St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion which I really rate and gave me a lovely golden glow. Using it has actually given me the confidence to try a more 'one use' fake tan and this is how I found myself with the St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse. I'd heard amazing reviews of this product and it was on offer in Boots.

So let me tell you a little about the product first. This is a mousse which you apply all over the body (there is a colour guide so you can easily see where you have/haven't applied) and can then choose how long you leave it on for, depending on how tanned you want to look. 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for medium and 3 hours for a dark bronze. After the time you go for is up, simply shower it off. The tan will then continue to develop over the next 8 hours. 

I have been using the St Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt to apply the mousse and have found it so incredibly easy. After exfoliating and then moisturising the usual parts (elbows, knees etc) I simply pump the mousse onto my mitt and scrunch it around a bit before gliding over my skin - I make sure to use the same amount of tan on each part of my body (so 2 pumps on the bottom half of each leg) so it's an evenly applied as possible. I then wait a couple of minutes for it to dry, put on some loose clothes and chill out. I haven't been using it on my face as have found a great fake tan specifically for the face which I use alongside this (will post about this find soon).


Bear in mind with this picture that I already had some of the tan on from a previous application 

So the results - I am 100% in love with this tan. It's not streaky and leaves the most gorgeous colour. I leave it for 3 hours and it creates the most gorgeous tan. I usually apply before bed and then when I wake up the tan has continued to develop and is even darker. It's not crazy-dark though and looks so natural. I've had so many comments from people asking if I've been away - even from my doctor who then commented on how natural it looked when I told her it was fake!

For me this the most perfect fake tan and I will be regularly buying a bottle (even at full price!). It costs £33 and you can find it here.

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