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St Tropez Self Tan Express Face Sheet Mask

Meet the first ever self-tanning sheet mask. Of course, my friends at St Tropez innovated this one of a kind tanning tool. Now you don’t have to fuss with using your self-tanner on your face. This sheet mask is infused with their same self-tanning product, so you know it’s good.

St. Tropez’ instructions for this mask are very easy. Clean your face, put on and smooth out mask, leave it on for up to 15 minutes, remove and massage in. It is actually that easy to use.

The mask is white, so you can’t actually see the tanner on the mask while you are applying it, but you can smell that self-tanner scent faintly. The package does give instructions for how long to leave it on for. I chose the Medium darkness option of 10 minutes to be safe.

My 10 minutes flew by and when I removed the mask, I didn’t notice any difference. Sure, my face was dewy and moist. It was also covered in the mask gel, so I would actually say it was wet. I resisted the urge to rinse it. Then I waited. St. Tropez says the colour will develop over the next 8 hours, so I will see you in 8 hours….

So, it’s been longer than 8 hours, but I needed some recovery time, before writing. I doubted the St Tropez mask, but that was a mistake. After 8 hours my face was dark! It probably wasn’t as dark as I thought, but it was dark enough that I didn’t want to go to work. Dark enough that I was too embarrassed to take a picture! Dark enough that I googled “how to fix a bad self tan” and actually did the things others recommended. So I would recommend starting light! You can always add more self tanner, but it’s really tough to get rid of it. Your face is the one place you can’t hide a fake tan.

Another tip, when you remove the mask, blend in the leftover gel really good. I don’t think the package emphasizes that enough. I had tan lines around the outside of the mask. Be sure to blend it into your hairline and way down your neck.

Despite the fact that I had a bit of a mishap, I would definitely recommend this mask to anyone who is tanning. It’s one of the easiest products that I’ve ever used and gave me the biggest results. Just know what you are getting in to!!!

St. Tropez Everyday Tinted Body Lotion

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of St. Tropez. I’m not loyal to many brands, but St. Tropez is the only one that I trust my tan to in the off-season. It wasn’t surprising to me then to find another winner in the St. Tropez line with this Everyday Tinted Body Lotion.

I usually avoid tinted moisturizers because I think they are a bit of a waste of time. I would rather invest my time and money in actual tanners. This time, I thought about it differently. I got my regular St. Tropez tan. Once I noticed my tan starting to fade, I opened my container of the Tinted Body Lotion.

It’s easier to think of this like a moisturizer than a tanner. It smells like a moisturizer, it applies like a moisturizer and it feels like a moisturizer on your skin. The only difference is that after you apply this moisturizer, you need to remember to wash your hands. It dries quickly on the skin and after a few hours you can see the golden glow on your skin. The colour lasts for a few days and helps to rejuvenate your tan.

This product is perfect for that transition period between tans. It was great on parts where my tan faded faster or that are too pale. It’s a great product to keep in your arsenal over the winter when your skin feels a bit too pale.

St. Tropez Tanning Oils

St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil

Oils are all the rage in beauty right now, so it was high time that we talked about the innovative oils from St. Tropez. Now your oil can moisturize and give you a bronze glow too thanks to the St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil and the Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil.

The oil is a great way to get a bronze glow without all of the commitment. You can also add some extra shimmer and shine to an existing tan (fake or real). If you have ever used a self-tanner then the luxe dry oil won’t be a surprise. You apply the oil in the exact same way using an applicator mitt on clean skin. It dries faster than most mousse tanners, so you can get dressed in just a few seconds.

You will get a glow with some golden shimmer right away. It lasts for about 10 days, but you can always reapply to extend your tan or darken it.

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For your face, St. Tropez has kindly developed a similar, but lighter version of their oil. Using the mini applicator mitt, you apply this oil to your clean face. Be sure to wait a few minutes before applying any makeup or anything over top. You may not notice the colour on your face right away, but don’t rush to any conclusions. The facial oil is more subtle. It takes time to slowly tan the skin. We recommend waiting until the next day to reapply if you want something a darker.

Like the dry oil, once you have reached a golden hue that you are happy with, this oil tan will last for about 10 days.

I love the ease of this product. Because it’s lighter oil, it is really easy to apply without worrying about streaks. It’s also nice to know that it doesn’t go on too dark. I don’t want to be left with a dark tan that looks bad. This St. Tropez oil allows me to choose how dark my tan is.

St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

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It’s about that time of winter when I miss my beautiful summer tan. My pasty white skin is starting to make me sad. I opened my drawer to get out the St. Tropez Self Tan Express that I’ve been saving for this very moment.

This new St. Tropez tanning mousse gives you a fast and easy tan at home in anywhere from one to three hours. The premise is that you spread it on, using your applicator mitt, then wait. A simple warm shower afterwards to rinse off the mousse is all you need. It should leave you with a gorgeous tan. It takes anywhere from one hour for a healthy glow to three hours for a dark tan.

Since it’s the middle of winter, I thought it might be weird to just show up at work with a dark tan the next day. I opted for the light healthy glow.

I applied the mousse exactly the same way that you would apply any home self-tanner. If you’ve never done it before, please don’t be scared! I know when you think. You are probably picturing those scary orange ladies who have gone mad at the tanning salon, but it’s not like that at all. Using the mitt and the mousse is so easy. You just moisturize and spread it on. It’s easy to get an even application. You really don’t need to worry about streaks. As long as you are sensible about it, you aren’t going to smear yourself all over with mousse. It’s so easy! Then you let it dry for a few seconds and get dressed!

Spend the next hour (or three) going about your day as usual. Go grocery shopping, watch some Netflix, read a book, or whatever other activity you feel like doing. I wouldn’t recommend doing anything that would make you sweaty or going clothes shopping, but otherwise you can live your life like normal.

Be sure to be near a shower within three hours though. You just have to hop in the shower and rinse it off within that time frame. I was pre-warned that even though it might not look very dark, the formula keeps working on your skin after you rinse it off. DON’T leave it on longer thinking it will give you an even better tan!

Like I said, I chose to rinse after one hour. My skin afterwards wasn’t dark and tanned. It was just enough to get rid of that winter white. It made me feel healthy looking again. If I did it again, I might go a bit longer to get a tan instead of just a glow. It goes to show though that anyone can get the perfect colour for themselves at home.

I was already a huge fan of St. Tropez, but now I can be excited to tell everyone not just how great it is, but also how easy!

St. Tropez Summer Tan Most Wanted

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Everyone is looking towards summer and for some of us, myself included, that means the return of a gorgeous tan. I know some prefer to be pearly white, but my skin never looks better than with a golden glow. I am starting this summer with a tan, and that means asking for some help from tanning pros at St. Tropez. To help us get ready for summer, we asked St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert Sophie Evans for her 5 essentials for the perfect summer tan. Here is what she recommending investing in:

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse – This lightweight, easy to apply, velvety mousse delivers an even, all over tan. It is great for all skin types, dries in an instant and lasts for about 5-7 days. Aloe Vera helps keep the colour going strong, leaving a naturally glamorous result. It looks great from the initial application and won’t leave a sticky feeling.
(50 ml/$22.50, 120 ml/$40.00, 240 ml/$51.50, available select Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora stores as well as select salons and spas nationwide.)

St. Tropez Applicator Mitt – For a velvety smooth application of self tan, the Applicator Mitt is a definite must have. The water-resistant barrier ensures fingers remain unstained as you glide on self tan to your skin. Simply load up your mitt with self tan and apply with a light flat hand and sweeping strokes. 
($8, available select Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora stores as well as select salons and spas nationwide.)

St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil – This innovative self-tanning solution gives a seriously hydrated, long lasting tan that looks great from the get go with its subtle colour and gold mica skin finishing particles. You will want to showcase this tan the moment it hits your skin. After your self tan, apply to all exposed limbs for a perfectly hydrated golden sheen, fitting for a night out!
($60/100ml, available now at select Sephora stores, will be available at select Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart stores as well as select salons and spas nationwide in June.)

Prep & Maintain Tan Enhancing Polish – Smooth skin is the first step to achieving a flawless tan and is crucial for prolonging an even colour for longer. Unlike other scrubs, which may contain ingredients that will remove self-tan, St.Tropez’s formulation has been specially created to make sure that it works to help a tan – not destroy it. It relies on the clever technology of spherical beads that won’t scratch or damage the skin but simply remove tired skin cells – ensuring smooth and silky results. To maintain your tan in between applications and ensure all around evenness, exfoliate every few days.
(200ml/$24, available at select salons and spas nationwide.)

Prep & Maintain Tan Enhancing Moisturiser – Packed with a luxurious blend of ingredients, the Tan Enhancing Moisturiser not only softens and smoothes skin but also extends the length of a tan and reduces fading and patchiness. Prior to tanning, use the moisturiser as a barrier cream on elbows, knees, whole of the foot, back of the heel, whole of the hand and back of the wrist as dry areas are prone to get darker if not protected.
(200ml/$24, available at select salons and spas nationwide.)

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