Is anyone else’s skin thirsty for some vitamin D????
This April-May cloudy-rainy-raw weather is a total downer! I need SUN! And in absence of those ultraviolet rays, I need PRODUCT!
Lucky for me, I have St. Tropez to help bridge the gap to our first beach weekend! This mousse is fantabulous! It smells pretty good, too. There are other formulas, but I like this one best. The color is instantaneous and will deepen as the hours pass. If you want a sexy glow, apply it every other day for a week. You’ll look like a bronzed goddess (or god, it works great for everyone). It’s pricey (around $35) but it’s a big bottle and will last you for quite a while (mine has been at least a month and a half).
One hint…use gloves! Latex ones that actually fit your hand, unless you’re allergic… Powder free is best. I like my hands tan so once I finish slathering the mousse all over my body, I take one glove off and squirt a bit onto the top of my bare hand and rub it in with the gloved hand. Once the other glove comes off, I squirt a bit of tanner onto my second bare hand and then rub it in with the top of my other hand. Nothing ever gets rubbed into the palm! Ever! Always glove up, especially if you’re a fan of the french manicure, which I AM! These gloves are great and only about $9.
Now, before you start this whole process, you need to prep. Exfoliate all the dead cells from your skin, making it smooth, polished and ready to absorb all that delicious color! St. Ives makes a yummy apricot scrub and at a little over $5, it won’t break the bank.
A couple of final tips…be sure to moisturize the insides and outsides of your elbows and knees, cuticles, heels and ankles. These areas get extra dry and you don’t want the color to settle in those places.