I'm white. Not even white with a nice tint or something, but straight up snow white. The palest of the palest. And I don't like it. Ok..... so its been winter, the tan from Summer has all faded etc etc I'm supposed to be white right? but normally I hit the Sunbeds. Yes I know its wrong, I know its dangerous, but twice a week just kept me looking human enough. However this Winter came and I finally sorted my head out with regards to using a Sunbed and put a stop to it. Gareth and my mum both hate me using them, so for months now Ive been embracing my paleness. Basically Ive hated it. So I decided a few weeks ago I was going to fake it and never go back to baking it.
I've never fake tanned before. The most Ive used is a bit of Rimmel Sun Shimmer so I was a bit scared of what Brand to use etc, thinking would I end up looking an orange streaky mess, worried about how to apply it basically I was getting a little worked up over the thought of it all ha! I decided though to stop being so mard and to just give it a try, hell if I come out a streaky orange mess... I'll just hibernate, I thought to myself.
The brand I decided to go with, is the much raved about St Moriz. I was sent a bottle of Sienna X from the gorgeous Cosmetic Candy, but after trying it on my legs I wasn't too happy with it so I passed it on to my friend. Ive read hundreds of good reviews on St Moriz its cheap and I figured that if it turns out a mess, I haven't wasted a fortune on something like St. Tropez just to find out I'm basically no good at applying fake tan.
I purchased the Mist after reading Milly's glowing review on it, where she compared it to St Tropez. I paid £2.95 for it.
So how did I get on?
First all I did all the usual things associated with fake tanning, make sure I had bathed, exfoliated and give my self a damn good moisturising. Application was so so easy, can't believe Ive never had the balls to try fake tanning before. I decided to use my bare hands instead of a tanning mitt and just washed my hands after each section, so I did an arm etc then washed, then the other arm and so on. It sounds like a long routine but it really isn't... it took me say 10-15 minutes to do my whole body. St Moriz is a dream to work with. Its been compared to St Tropez countless of times, but without the hefty price tag. The best thing for me is that it is an instant tan so you can see where you are applying it. When you first apply it, it comes out a light brown colour then over the next few hours it deepens to a much more natural golden tan. This needs to be remembered upon application, as you don't want to be putting more and more on thinking you're not dark enough, only to find out after a few hours that you look like you've changed race as its gone darker.
This product really is value for money. Considering its so cheap, it not one of those shady fake tans that look completely fake, more orange than brown. All week long my friends have been commenting and have gone out themselves and bought a bottle.
I'll include a pic of my arm just so you can see the colour.
Pretty natural looking eh? I will definitely be re-purchasing, this will be a staple product of mine from now on.
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