My St. Tropez Self-Tanning Experience

Hi everyone! If you are fair skinned like me, chances are you have tried or thought about trying some kind of self-tanner. I love being tan in the summer time, but I don’t want to lay out in the sun or in a tanning bed, so I like to use self-tanner. I really like the Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Tanning Lotion, but I decided to try something new! My cousin Shauna recommended the St. Tropez self-tanner, and I have heard a lot of great things about it, so I decided to try it out!


I purchased the small size St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, along with the mitt from my local Ulta. I have heard that the mitt works wonders with streaking problems. I paid around $18 for the mousse and $6 for the mitt.

I gave the bottle a good shake and I applied some to the mitt. I was very surprised at the color…a deep brownish green color. Kind of scary! I started to rub “in circular motions” just like the instructions say to do. I only applied this to my neck area, arms, and legs, and I noticed right away that I looked a lot more tan, and not a bit orange at all.

The smell was pleasant, kind of like a hair product. After having it on for about an hour, I notice that it did kind of get that self-tanner smell to it, but I didn’t mind since I was going to sleep. The smell is really not bad though.

When I woke up in the morning, I took a shower and a little bit of color washed off. After I got dressed, I looked in the mirror and I couldn’t believe how natural my tan looked! It doesn’t look orange at all, and one application is all that I needed. There were a few spots that I missed, but those are easily fixable and it was my fault for being in a hurry. I didn’t have any streaks at all though. I would recommend working slowly and making sure you get every spot, and blend it as well as you can. I am super impressed with this stuff as this is the best self-tanner I have ever tried! The best thing about this mousse is how NATURAL it looks! I now know why there are so many great reviews!

The bottle looks small, but it doesn’t even feel like I have used any of the product, so I think this will last me awhile. I’m glad I finally tried this!

Do you use self tanner?

thanks for reading, have a great day!

xoxo, Amy

5 thoughts on “My St. Tropez Self-Tanning Experience”

  1. I’m so glad you did this review! I’ve been thinking about trying out self tanner and, I got a Vita Liberata sample in my Ipsy bag, but I haven’t tried it yet because I haven’t gotten a chance to get a mitt. I’m definitely going to try the St. Tropez now. Thanks so so much for the review! It was just what I needed!

    1. You’re so welcome! I think you will really like it. I have also been wanting to try the Vita Liberata kind, let me know how you like that one!!

  2. I tried this one a year ago and I loved it, until the color started wearing away, it left me a little bit patchy :-/ I’ll stick to what natural tanning I can get despite wearing SPF.

  3. Yay!!! So glad you like it! I can’t wait to try it again! Casey Holmes on you tube raves about the vita liberata self tanner. Maybe when I’m out of the St. Tropez I will give that one a try 😉

  4. I´m so glad you blogged about this product! I´m pale myself and YES, I´m just trying to decide which one I should try. I have read some good reviews about the St Tropez products, but as they are pricyer than most of others I wasn´t quite sure yet. I guess you helped me to make up my mind! 🙂

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