September 13, 2012

St. Tropez - go forth and be pale no more!

As a pale person I have spent much time and energy trying to achieve a beautiful sunkissed glow without actually going out in the sun. Sadly many self-tanners have a tendency to look streaky or kind of orange on me so overall it's been easier said then done! And let's face it, even when you have a good product, it's hard to apply self tanning products evenly on your own back or even the backs of your legs for that matter!

Strangely, even with these obstacles it has never even occurred to me to have someone else spray tan me - it looks kind of horrifying on Toddlers and Tiaras to be honest - so I never thought it was something I would do.
Until St. Tropez Celebrity Tanning Expert, Sophie Evans came to town for TIFF that is - she helped me discover what a seriously painless process it really is!

If you've never done it before basically you just take off your clothes, stand in a tent-type thing and get sprayed with an air-compressor device. Just as I thought, what is great about having someone else do it is they can easily get places and angles that are hard for you to do yourself or that you might not see while you're twisting and turning!

Sophie made it seem effortless, had my legs done in just a few minutes and knew exactly the right amount to use to take me from pasty to glowing without looking fake! The experience did bring home to me the need to really exfoliate well before - I thought I had but when my knees became darker then the rest of my legs I realized that I had missed a spot! What's really nice about it was it didn't require any drying time - I let my legs air off for a couple of minutes and was then able to dress and be on my way. My legs did feel a bit clammy for a couple of hours but I didn't have any colour transfer on my clothes.

There are also lots of products to help you prepare for and maintain your healthy new glow including:

St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Body Polish - 240ml - $25 - formulated for gentle action and will help to lightly remove tired skin cells, leaving the skin ready for perfect tanning.

St. Tropez Skin Illuminator in Gold or Rose - 50ml - $28.50 - gives skin a gorgeous sheen on the arms, legs, cheekbones or wherever else you want to use it!

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Spray - 200ml - $44 - a transparent mist that cleverly combines skin care benefits with a gorgeous touch of bronze in a superfine misting spray that makes getting a gradual tan easy in a couple of sprays! With an innovative fragrance technology that helps to take away the tell-tale tanning aroma and leaves behind a subtle and refreshing scent.

You can find St. Tropez products at Sephora and and you can score St. Tropez Skin Finishing Treatments at Dove Spa as well as other select salons and spas across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

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