Friday, 25 May 2012


St Moritz Dark Mousse

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st mortiz: body care / home bargains / tesco (approx £2.99)

I've been using the St Mortiz fake tan for years now, its cheap and cheerful and does the job. I use the Primark tanning mitts that are about a £1 to apply this with, and normally do it in front of a mirror so I can see where Im applying the tan. I find it applies really well and glides on smoothly but it does dry quite fast so you do need to move quickly. It is tinted upon application so you can see where you are applying it, but it can leave you looking muddy. So its best to leave it overnight to develop and then wash it off in the morning rather than before you go out. Once washed off it leaves a wonderful golden tan! I normally apply my tan in the evening so I tend to sleep in a onesie so I don't stain my sheets then wash off in my morning shower!

My skin is very olive toned so I find the dark tan suits me so much more than the regular version. I think it actually has a subtle greeny-olive tone to it that just looks betterthan the regular. I'd say this is an dark fake tan, not as in oopma loompa orange, but I presume if you're buying a fake tan labelled dark you're expecting a dark or "orange" fake tan. However it's tan without being too orange if you get me! If you're a tanning virgin or a bit scared that you're going to get the Essex look then maybe try the regular one!

It can be pretty patchy after a few days if you don't exfoliate before hand, just remember that if you want to get the best out of a fake tan you really need to do the prep beforehand. On me it lasts on me for about 5-7 days before I scrub everything off and reapply. I never apply it over already tanned skin so I can't comment on how that works!

Overall, it's my favourite cheap fake tan! It's easy to get hold of as most discount stores sell it and I know you can buy it in Tesco (with the prices bumped up a bit!).

17 comments:

  1. I think for the price you can't go wrong! Fake tan is fake tan. xx

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  2. The price of this is so good! Might try it out, looks really nice and natural on you too xx

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  3. I love St. Moriz! I use the dark one on my body and the lighter one on my face.. using the dark on my face makes me look dirty! Probably because I'm as white as a ghost naturally haha x

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  4. Great post - great recommendation! I use this one all the time. I noticed that Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog recommended the St Moritz cream as it's easier to manage the application and it's more moisturising so I'm going to try it when my current bottle of mousse is gone! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend x

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  5. this is also my ultimate fake tan and I also think the darker ones gives a much better colour. I put it on overnight last night and literally have the best most even tan this morning! xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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  6. Best cheap tan ever! x

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  7. This is only fake tan I use. I have both the medium and dark one, depending on how tan I want to be. Best bargain tan I've ever used xo

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  8. Nice!
    I follow you on bloglovin, follow me back?
    PS: Do you already participated on my giveaway of elf?? xx

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  9. I just bought this in medium (I'm pretty fair) and I've never tried it so I'm glad I saw this before I tried applying it!xxx

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  10. I've been using the Medium one as I'm very pale and I love it! I get my boyfriend to do it though haha x

    themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I like the fact its tinted so you can actually see where you are applying, and the fact it dries fast is an added bonus for me as some tans take a while, even the XEN tan which was rather pricey and had rave reviews I found took a while to dry which mean waking up with patches where the product had moved if not left to dry or applied evenly. For such a good price I need to pick this us as its such little cost even if it doesn't work out.

    Becky

    Beckys Makeup

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  12. I'm currently on the hunt for a fake tan for my ghostly legs - love the price of this one! I'm a bit worried about it being patchy, as I'm a tan virgin, but I think I'll man up and just give it a try! x

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  13. Oh I really want to try it, thanks for the Primark tanning mits tip ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  14. I have this in my cupboard at home, although considering i feel quite pale recently i might buy the normal one especially as i havent ever used fake tan before. I dont wanna turn out looking like mud :P Thanks for the review :)

    Lauren xx

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  15. The only place I've ever seen this was in TKmaxx where it was like £8! I nearly bought it but I have so many fake tans already xx

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  16. I always go for this fake tan. It's just like Fake Bake but cheep & cheerful!

    xox

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  17. I brought this a couple of months back now and I still cant apply it probably! haha, I need to start learning ;)

    http://mylittlenotebook95.blogspot.co.uk/

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