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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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St Tropez Gradual Tan, fake tan

Cocoa Brown Fake Tan

Now the sun has come out, I've realised how damn pasty I am. I never went on a sun holiday lasted year to my poor skin is lacking some serious vitamin D. It's not quite warm enough to sunbathe just yet so instead I turn to the master of fakery - fake tan. 

I love a bit of fake tan but I'm really paranoid that I will end up orange so I'm always very cautious of the fake tans I use. As you can see pictured above there are two I go for which are the Cocoa Brown tan and St Tropez Gradual Tan. 

I think the St Tropez bottle is from last year so it may look a little different in shops now but you can definitely still get it. I love this fake tan! It's one I have used for years, I usually hate "gradual" tanners because it takes so long to build up a nice colour but this one I whack on a tanning mitt and smother it over my body. I would definitely advise on using a tanning mitt with the St Tropez Gradual Tan because the colour does take to the skin quite well and it just saves you from having orange hands. Also I think you get a much better looking tan with a mitt, less streaks! Another major selling point is that it works amazingly as a moisturiser as well, my skin always feels so soft after using this gradual tan. 

Moving onto Cocoa Brown Tan, this tan I picked up last year on a whim. What I really like about this tan is that you can leave it on for 3 hours for a dark tan or just for 1 hours for a light sun kissed glow. I like the colour, of the Cocoa Brown tan, it really does have a deeper colour than just your standard orange tan. I also really like the scent of this one too and the price point is actually pretty low.  Again, always use a mitt. 

Sometimes, I layer both products together. So I'll use the Cocoa Brown tan all over my body for a couple of hours, wash it off and then add the St Tropez one over the top it make for a quite a nice shade but it's fairly noticeable that you've been tanning. 

What are your favoruite fake tans?
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10 comments

  1. I've heard pretty good things about the cocoa brown tan - I rarely venture into the world of tanning as I'm ghostly pale!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I'm pretty pale too, but I like that these tans you can build up a little more subtly! St Tropez more so than Cocoa Brown Tan. Thanks for the comment!xx

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  2. I've never dabbled in the world of fake tan before, but I've heard good things from my friends about both of these!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah I think gradual tanners are probably best to try out first because you can start off really subtle and build it up if necessary! Thanks for the comment!xx

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  3. I've never used a self-tanner before, I'm not really a fan of how messy they can be. These look like great products for it though! Great post!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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    1. This is why I used a fake tan mitt! It's never about getting orange hands! Haha! thanks for the comment!xx

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  4. In my opinion St Tropez is the best fake tan product. I also like the gradual build ones but if you are showing off some flesh and want to be tanned that day I always go the St Tropez!

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. I'm definitely a massive fan of St Tropez! Thanks for the comment my dear!xx

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  5. Cocoa Brown looks interesting. I tried the St Tropez gradual tan a few years ago but just wasn't a fan. Thinking of giving the Xen Tan a go this year.
    Http://www.tamlovestea.co.uk

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    1. I've heard great things about Xen Tan actually, may try it out too! Thanks for reading!!xx

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