Product Type: St Tropez in Beauty
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No More Orange Hands!
St Tropez Applicator Mitt
Member Name: dinosaur9211
St Tropez Applicator Mitt
Advantages: applys tan evenly, no orange hands, easy to clean
Disadvantages: should be easier to keep on your hand
You'd be a sinner if you used hands for fake tanning. Orange hands isn't a good look for anyone, let alone if you're trying to pull of a natural sun-kissed tan! I have used various tanning applicators in the last couple of years including gloves, mitts and sprays. Mitts are my favourite by a mile, especially the St Tropez one.
Normally, I am a bit curious to purchase mitts as a few I've owned before (such as Primarks £2 mitt) have soaked up most of the tan and turn mouldy quite quickly. I found the St Tropez mitt on Amazon not long ago and due to the brand being so amazing I couldn't resist trying it out.
The mitt is pretty basic - but it doesn't need to be anything more because after all its only a tanning mitt! The inside of the glove is a smooth material so it doesn't scratch your hand and the tanning product doesn't seep through onto your hand. You can feel a little moisture but nothing more, it just leaves your hand dry and non-orange. Outside of the glove is a sort of spongey material, it doesn't soak up the tan too much and it allows the tan to sit on the mitt to be easily applied.
The glove is quite a good size, I find that because I've got small hands it does slip about a bit and I sometimes find it awkward to get a good grip - but if you've got normal sized hands you will probably be fine, I just have super tiny child sized hands!
The mitt cost me £4 excluding postage and I am aware that you can buy it from Boots and Superdrug too if you're wanting to buy it from the high street. Most places that stock St Tropez tan will have this too because obviously you need a good applicator to make your tan look gorgeous and not streaky!
When applying your tan with the mitt, you simply need to use circular motions and make sure you rub it in well. If you use a tan which comes out of the bottle darker its much easier to see where you're tan is going well and where it isn't. I like that the mitt allows you to easily rub in the tan without it going streaky or dragging on your skin. I actually might invest in another mitt so I can use both hands to rub in my tan because one makes my arm ache (weakling).
The mitt can be easily washed by using some warm soapy water. You will need to scrub it a little to remove the deep set in tan, but it does all come out. Obviously it stains due to being a tanning product but it should come up pretty clean and not feel like its still got tan on it.
This tanning mitt is the perfect essential to anyone who tans, whether its on a regular basis or not
The downside with this product will have to be that I have small - medium hands and tend to find that if I'm not careful enough the mitt tends to fall off whilst applying the tan, which can cause an inconvenience. To improve I think they could provide three different sizes (small,medium and large) so people will smaller hands don't have trouble with the mitt falling off.
Overall a lovely product! Blends tanning product in well, leaving beautiful even glowing skin and best of all clean hands all for a very good price!
I've rated it down a star because of what I mentioned about my hand slipping around and it being slightly awkward.
Summary: one of the best tanning products ive used
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