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Favorite Find Friday: St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Lotion

Written on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 am , by

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of St. Tropez self-tanning products. This obsession started at a young age when I read about the amazing bronz-ability of their self-tanner in a magazine and begged my mom to buy me a starter kit on eBay (!). Ever since, I’ve been hooked. Their spray tan formula is one of the best, drying in just 60 seconds! (You can find salons that use it here). I often turn to the Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse ($32, ulta.com) for weddings. It’s so easy to apply and the color develops into a rich brown tone, never orange. But lately, I’ve fallen in love with the St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Lotion ($30, ulta.com). Usually, I apply this after I shower to give my naturally pale skin a healthy glow all summer. But I also use it to prolong the results of a spray tan. I usually get sprayed before a beach vacation but after several days of swimming, showering and shaving, my color starts to fade and I don’t want to bother with a full self-tanning routine (I’m on vacation, after all!). So I stash this in my bag and apply it everyday as my body lotion. Not only does it keep my color looking fresh and my skin radiant, it also hydrates for a baby soft feel. Forget the bronze, that’s gold medal level to me!

Fake a Vacation

Written on January 6, 2011 at 9:31 am , by

With a blizzard just behind us in New York and a few more months of grueling winter ahead, I’ve begun to dream of tropical vacations and the feeling warm sun on my (SPF-protected) skin. All the gloomy weather makes this the perfect time to try an innovative self-tanner formula like St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. The foaming product spreads evenly, allowing us mortals to apply tanner with minimal to no streaking, and it dries in about a minute. If I can’t actually go away on a vacation this winter, this tanner is sure to help me fake it!

-By Michelle Ernest, beauty internST_003