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Ok, so I may just have to consider my self a self tanning encyclopedia, or maybe a self tanner freak? Either way, I have been self tanning quite a few years now and I have tried just about every self tanner they have on the market. I have tried awesome ones, decent ones, and some extremely horrible self tanners. St Tropez, although one of the more popular ones out there, is actually the most recent self tanner I have tried. So, let's do a quick review.
I opted for the starter kit which are three sample size products. The original St Tropez Self Tanner itself has a price tag of $38. I did not want to spend that much on a product that I wasn't sure what the outcome would be.
The starter kit comes with a travel size exfoliater, bronzing mousse, and prep and maintain lotion. Yes, I incorporated all 3 exactly like it stated in the instructions.
Exfoliater- of course I shaved first, then used a standard loofah to exfoliate. I love the smell of this exfoliater and I found I did not need a lot of product to get the job done. A+
Prep and Maintain Lotion- now the instructions were too after using the exfoliater, apply the Prep and Maintain lotion and you should do this the day BEFORE you apply your self tanner. Which is what I did but after my first use, I don't see any problem in just applying a few hours before applying self tanner so that it can all be done in one day. The scent of this lotion is ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING. Honestly, I would just straight buy the lotion no doubt. A++
Self Tanner- now I was a little imitimidated by the size of this product. But let me tell you, the little travel size that comes with this starter kit will last you a good 4 to 5 times. It does have a light color guard so you can see where the product is going, which I like. The color pay off I was slightly thrown off. It was a bit lighter then I was expecting but not in a bad way if that makes any sense. It was just enough color to make a difference. No streaks, just a perfect mousse that goes on smooth and moisturizing. If you were looking for a darker tan, you could definitely build it up. It takes about 4 to 8 hours to build your color and the color guard washes off with no problem.
UPDATE*** I somehow lost my before and after pictures of using this self tanner. BUT, it's been almost a week which means that it's that time again. So, I will update in a new post my before and after pictures so you can have a look!
Conclusion: Is this a good self tanner? Absolutley! Is it the best I have tried? No. It is however, very versatile so I would say out of all the self tanners I have tried, this one I believe would be a winner for most skin types and shades. With that said, I do recommend this self tanner for anyone interested in finding one of the best and most sold out there.
I would also like to throw out there that I have also picked up a new, and rather popular as of the late, self tanner! So, please let me know in the comments if you are interested in a review!
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