Product Type: St Moriz Sun Care
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St.Moriz Self Tanning Lotion
Member Name: mrshez
St.Moriz Self Tanning Lotion
Advantages: Quick And Easy To Apply, Great Results And A Fabulous Price
Disadvantages: None From Me
When you look at the bottle it is an almost exact copy of St Tropez but with just enough differences to make it different enough. The bottle is a tall cylinder shape with St Moritz running down the side just like St Tropez....
The nozzle on the bottle is like a typical nozzle you would expect on a hair mousse and again its just the same as the St Tropez nozzle dispenser, it also has a cleat lid that fits over the dispenser.
The mousse has a guide colour to it which is like a dirty bronze and the purpose of this is to show you where to put the tan and means that you do not miss any bits! There is nothing worse than visible white bits! The guide colour is not the colour that you will go so don't be horrified that you are going to look like a mud wrestler.
I personally do not think that there is a scent to the mousse although my friend disagrees and said that there is a slight scent but its very subtle and disappears when the mousse is applied
How To Use It =======
Obviously its entirely up to you how to use the tan but in a previous life I spent many hours putting tan on clients in the salon and this is they way that I do it.
Working from the feet up to the neck and face. Although I do always leave my arms and hands to last as if you apply to your arms and hands you risked the mousse running as you are applying it to other parts of the body.
Before using the mousse for the first time gently shake the bottle to mix it all up, just a couple of goes will do it, if you shake it too hard you will end up with more froth than mousse. Using disposable gloves spray about at a Satsuma size amount of mousse onto your hand.
Feet And Legs ====
Apply the mousse to your legs in a gentle sweeping motion with upward strokes until your cover the whole leg but leave the knees. Once you have applied to all legs get a small amount of mousse and mix with a little moisturiser and gently sweep over your knees, less is definitely more for the knees area as to much can result in really dark patches on your knees.
For your feet again mix the mousse with moisturiser and sweep upwards taking care around the ankle and then pull the toes from the bottom to the top and this will provide enough coverage to give a natural looking tan.
Upper Body =====
The best way to apply the mousse to the upper body is to use both hands in an downward sweeping motion all the way from your neck down to the top of your thighs and blend it into the mousse that you have already applied.
When applying the mousse to your breasts gently stoke the mousse down and then gently stroke the underneath to cover them.
The best way to do your back is really to get someone to do it for you, I often ask my hubby to do it but as his idea of gently stroking to apply the mousse is like a getting a hard Swedish massage from Helga who is having a bad day and needs to vent her frustration I usually just leave my back as its never on show really (I am not going to think about why I always do my boobs however.......)
You can actually get an applicator to apply to the back, the only one that I have seen is a ST Tropez branded one and it approx £10.00.
Less really is more when it comes to using the tan on your face, Squirt some mousse into your hand with some moisturiser before you apply to the face and this will give you a healthy looking glow rather than a deep tan, if you prefer a darker look then you can always apply again the next day to build up the colour as its much easier to add more than take any away.
Start from the hair line and work down and this way the tan will not get stuck in any of the fine hairs and will create a smoother look to the tan.
I find that it is easier to use my two middle fingers and gently sweep the mouse over the face and down to the neck and blend it into the chest area.
For your ears use double the moisturiser to the mousse and just gently sweep your fingers over, this goes for your eyes also as this helps create a really natural glow.
Arms and Hands =====
Squirt some mousse into your hands and start by gently rubbing the mousse onto your shoulders from the top and then hold your arm up and do underneath the arm pit to blend it all together and then gently stroke the mousse down to just above the wrist, apply a little moisturiser to the inside of the arm and blend with the mousse as you would not normally have a strong colour here with a natural tan.
You can now take off one glove and mix some moisturiser and mousse together again make it more moisturiser and gently brush over the hands from the wrists down and then gently pull each finger covering the top and just the side as you don't want to do underneath the fingers.
You then need to put the glove back on the hand that you have just applied the mousse to and repeat on the other side.
After you have completed applying the mousse I recommend using some talcum powder on certain areas where you perspire as this will stop the tan from becoming streaky, I put a good amount on the crease of my elbows a little further up and down from there as when you bend your arms any moisture will be soaked up by the talc and not make the tan run, I also apply a little behind my knees and as I failed the pencil test quite a while ago! I also apply a little here as well and it really does make a big difference in the appearance of the tan.
Obviously you can apply this tan anytime that you want to as it dries in 60 seconds but I always apply it in the evening before going to bed as I personally would not go out with the guide colour on as its not the most flattering shade unless you are going to a fancy dress party as a mud wrestler or a cave woman!.
I find that sleeping with the tan on allows it to really develop and although small amount may go onto you duvet and pillows it has always washed straight out on mine even at 30c but you can always just put an old pillowcase on for the nights that you are wearing your tan.
I usually wash the tan off in the shower in the morning and all the guide colour comes away easily and leaves you with a streak free colour.
The tan just wears off gradually over approx 4-5 days if you have not reapplied the mousse since the first application if however you wish to remove the tan for any reason I find that the best way to remove is just to have a really warm bath and use a body scrub and this will remove all traces of the tan.
Its quite easy to maintain your tan and also to refresh it and they way that I do it is to use a really gentle body scrub every 2-3 days and moisturise your body at least once a day and this will both refresh and stop the tan from fading and also from drying out your skin.
I think that this is a great product and I am amazed that more people are not aware of it as it really is just as good as the more expensive brands and I am pleased to say that the saying "You get what you pay for" does not apply to this product.
It is very easy to apply and goes on like a dream and although it does dry quick you will have time to blend it in should you make a mistake.
The colour is a lovely subtle tan rather than Oompa Loompa! Colour and if you prefer a darker colour that it easy to achieve by re applying the mousse for a 2-3 nights in a row.
My skin can at times be quite sensitive but I have had no irritation at all with this mousse and its been incredibly comfortable to wear.
The bottle lasts me the same length as the St Tropez one which for me is approx 2 months and I use it on average 3 times a week, although it is worth noting that I do not always cover my whole body every time so the length you get is obviously depending on how much you use but at just £2.99 its really is a fabulous buy.
I always buy mine at my local home bargains and they also do the spray bottle now as well as the mousse
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