I am obsessed with being tanned. When someone tells me, “You look tanned!”, it is my favourite compliment. Around mid-winter, when my summer bronze has faded and I start to feel my palest, it really makes me sad, so I’ve taken it upon myself to try tons of different tanning creams in order to boost my winter blues.
I was so excited to see one single bottle (I need to find another!) of St. Tropez at Winners a few weeks ago. I’ve always wanted to try this, but it’s got a pretty big price tag on it, and I’m usually determined to find a dupe for things. The St. Tropez Self Tan Tan Booster was $19/Cdn at Winners, typically $50+ from Shoppers or Sephora, so I was really excited to finally test it out.
Mistake #1 was not applying it one small area at a time. My first time applying, I placed large dots all over my arms and chest, and by the time I got to the first dot to rub it in, the cream had stained my skin with a brown blob. In order to apply with your hands, you need to do one small section at a time.
Mistake #2 was using my hands. The first time I actually did a pretty good job at blending it out, but the second time was a disaster. I had the worst “fake tan hands” in the game, and there was a large streak on both arms where the tan hadn’t blended and exposed my pale skin.
For my birthday, my pal Ken picked me up a St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt and I tried it out last night. I am looking all kinds of tanned today, and not one streak to be found!! I applied a large blob of the cream to the mitt and it rubbed into my skin nicely, and actually dried faster. My only concern of using the mitt is that a lot of it sunk into the mitt and wasted the cream, but my tan is perfectly even, so this is the price you have to pay.
I definitely recommend picking up the St. Tropez Self Tan Tan Booster, especially if you can find one at Winners! But make sure you also pick up an Applicator Mitt as well, or you’ll be a streaky mess!
I’m just winging it. My life, my eyeliner, everything!