s+r – St. Tropez Self Tan

St. Tropez Tanning Essentials - Self Tan Bronzing Lotion FaceSt. Tropez Tanning Essentials - Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Every year I say that I’m not going to tan and just wear sunblock throughout the summer; which is so healthy! That never works. I always get a full on tan on vacation and that tan usually lasts me months. This year is different since I will be home with our first newborn baby soon [next month]! So I decided to try out St.Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion Face for $30.

I’ve heard amazing things about St. Tropez and was excited to give it a try. I only wanted to use it on my face because my whole body would be way too much work for myself. Self tanning takes a lot of work and dedication! It was tough for me with just my face and neck!

Everyone highly suggests the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse for $42 and it gets great reviews. There’s a lot of tutorials and reviews online and on youtube. I should have got the mousse too. The one I got, the Bronzing Lotion Face, got bad reviews saying there was no difference and didn’t last long. But I did get the Bronzing Lotion Face to work well for me.

After dinner, I took a shower and exfoliated my face. I put nothing on my face at all. I put on gloves and put on a generous amount of the product on my face, hairline, ears, neck, and a little of my chest. This product is brown so I was able to see it on my pale self. It did look a little streaky, but everyone said the St. Tropez products do not look streaky when all finished so I trusted that. I let it set for a while, let it dry, and then went to sleep with it all night. The next morning, I gently washed my face with a soft face wash because this product is notorious for washing off. I gently put my products on my face, for example, I padded my toner on my face rather than swiping with a cotton pad. And viola I had a nice, non orange, natural looking tan! It worked!!

I think the reason why it worked for me is because I kept the product on for so long. That’s the only way I would do it. You’re going to bed, who cares how weird you look!

The downfall is that this product only lasted few days and then faded. So it is a lot of maintenance!! I wonder if I’ll be able to keep this up once a week. That seems like a lot of work!! I do face masks twice a week and a hair mask once a week, but these are a lot easier than self tanning because if you’re not extra careful self tanners can get messy. When I went to sleep with the product, even though the self tan was all dry, I still didn’t put the covers near my chest and I tried not to sleep on my face.

I suggest these St. Tropez self tanning products because the smell isn’t potent [but it does have a little smell], it’s obviously very healthy for you instead of the actual sun [wear more sunscreen!], but most importantly it gives you a nice looking tan.


I did the same procedure last night [shower, exfoliate, let the self tan set and dry before going to sleep with it, kept it on for 12 hours, was gentle on my face this morning] and woke up this morning to no tan. I guess it works sometimes?! Er……

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