A quick one today to share an amazing fake tan product that I absolutely swear by: St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil. This hot weather is great and all (not complaining, not complaining, even though my top lip is permanently moist… sorry, but it is) but with all the ‘legs out’ action that’s happening, you can forget that your pins may not have seen the sun for quite some time and in my case, they’re probably visible from space they’re so white. So… enter stage left, the fake tan solution.
Let’s face it, it is easy to get it wrong and we’ve all been there. Streaks, patches, weird smell, orange sheets… fake tan, it’s not for nothing that it’s not got a good rep. BUT, wait until I tell you about this one – a friend recommended it to me last year and oh my god, this is no ordinary fake tan, no sir.
It does not streak.
You do not end up with patches.
Your sheets do not change colour in the night.
And nobody backs away from you with their hand strategically placed under their nose as they suddenly remember they have an appointment to be somewhere else, anywhere else.
This stuff is awesomeness in a bottle.
It’s not cheap awesomeness, but you get what you pay for – normally RRP is £25 for 100ml but it’s currently on sale at Boots for £16.66, so snap it up now: buy here.
My advice is this: shave/wax as necessary, get a body scrub going or go at yourself (so to speak) with a mitt/dry body brush to prep your skin, then ideally pop on some plastic gloves (not essential) or use an application mitt. You’ll need to give the bottle a good shake before you apply but then basically you pour some into your hands and rub it all over yourself and leave to dry (once it’s touch dry you can get dressed).
You need to leave it 4-8 hours before getting wet, so I’d recommend either doing it before you go to bed or else (if you’re at home for the day) do it after your shower in the morning and then leave on all day and wash off before you go to bed. It’s actually not particularly noticeable when you have it on (i.e. before you wash it off) so you won’t walk around looking like you’re coated in mud or anything. But note, if you’re planning on wearing it out and about in this hot weather, it doesn’t contain SPF so you won’t be protected against the sun.
Wash your hands carefully after you’ve applied, so as to avoid that weird fake-tan-hands thing around the wrists – but no need to scrub, just a regular hand-wash with soap will do.
When you eventually wash it off, you’ll be left with a gorgeous natural glow that honestly looks totally authentic to your skin. It’s so so good and it’s suitable for all skin-tones.
This isn’t an ad and I haven’t been paid to recommend this product, but I just wanted to share it as I really think it’s great. If you give it a go, do let me know how you get on with it and hopefully you’d love it as much as I do!