Monday, 21 January 2013

Feeling Pale & Miserable

Although the snow looks so pretty and wonderful, it can leave us feeling very cold, dry and morbid. I decided at the weekend that I was going to try and add some warmth to my complexion without needing to use makeup as it isn't very practical when going out in the snow and ending up with melting snow flakes on your face, I wanted a colour that would stay on without needing to worry about my make up coming off. Like most people the skin on my face is always quite a few shades lighter than the rest of my body so when I am not wearing make up I can tend to look a bit poorly.
I wanted something that was a hint of colour but nothing to false or drastic. I picked up the St Tropez gradual tanning gift set on Boxing Day that was half price and hadn't yet used either of the products so I decided to give the face tanner a go.First impressions were good as it was exactly how it was described on the label and was a white lotion formula, the scent was the typical St Tropez tan smell which is quite strong but as a fragrance lover Its not something I mind. However for someone with sensitive skin it may be a little bit to much to use a highly fragranced moisturiser on the facial area. But it is safe to say I didn't have any irritation and after doing my usual skin care regime it felt quite nice when applying and definitely made me skin much more soft and glowing even without the development of the colour. The first time I applied it was at night time and I woke up with an ever so slightly warmer complexion that looked healthier than my usual morning look, i was really pleased with it and have since applied it two more time and it has gradually built up a colour that's natural and I am very happy with it (reason why I thought it deserved a blog post)
Due to washing my face twice a day and carrying out exfoliation I think i will need to apply the face tanner 2-3 times a week in order to maintain this shade.

For anyone looking for a face tanner this one is highly recommended  I used the product which is medium/dark but there is another formulation for people with a fair skin tone which is the light/medium formulation. You can pick this up reduced from currently for £11.27
Thanks for reading this blog post and I hope it is helpful to those of you who are feeling a little bit pasty and pale throught these dark winter months


  1. I've been feeling the same, I feel so pale in the winter! Might have to apply a sneaky bit on tan soon :) St Tropez is such a good tanner! xx

  2. I've even so pasty I don't like it :(

    This product sounds good.

    Kimberley x


  3. I'm really pale (thanks anaemia) but I am WAY too scared to fake tan my legs, let alone my face. Every time I try and fake tan it is streaky, I've done everything websites/magazines etc say bought all the equipment, so I just gave up lol!

    jade // jadebythesea

  4. I've always wanted to try some St. Tropez products and having pale skin this product really appeals to me! Nice post :) x

  5. This was really helpful! I've been after a gradual face tan for a while, I'm so lazy with fake tanning though it's something I need to work on! Lovely blog :)
    Chloe xx

  6. St Tropez is definitely the best fake tan, but I don't tend to wear it much!


  7. Your blog is so cute!


  8. Oooh, I got some of this in a goody bag, but haven't tried it yet - you've inspired me to put some on!!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  9. I am always pale.... although interesting :) hahaha I love the idea of looking darker but I think if I put it on I would look strange as everyone is used to seeing me pale
    Your blog looks pretty and it would be great if we could follow each other xx Let me know by following me and commenting at

  10. Great Blog :)


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  12. great blog:)

  13. Hi just found your blog! I really want to try he St.Tropez fake tan!! I just haven't got round to buying it, definitely will have to purchase as the weather warms up. This face tan looks really efficient because some normal fake tan for all over, can go quite crusty and patchy on the face! Not nice.
    Anyways, really good & informative post :)

    If you have a minute, check out my blog? If you like it maybe we could follow each other? Lucy x

  14. Love this product!! Love that i have found your blog because i did a post today mentioning my love for St Tropez gradual tan!

    Laura xx

  15. Nice post!! I like your blog! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥