Beauty | New Found Love – Instant Tans

Tanning is something you have to have patience for and I for one do not have a lot of that. I’m a very pale girl and it is not easy for me to naturally tan so something out of a bottle is always my safest bet – I honestly prefer a fake tan to a real one as well. So what do you do for a lazy girl like me who likes to have some gorgeously tanned pins? Well, there’s only one answer to that I think and this is Instant Tans. I have no idea why I’ve never thought of this before / tried them before, but here we are for my latest ‘New Found Love’ post. Instant tan came into my life last year when I found a bottle of St Tropez Instant tan in a copy of a Magazine thatI’d bought. Not being one for tans back then I chucked it into the back of my Alex Drawers to forget about it until just last week. There’s something about being called a Milk Bottle at work that can really persuade you to get the tanning bug back, I tell you now. Everyday since then I have used this and have now used up the 50ml bottle, been out to purchase a couple more and can probably say I am now a little obsessed! St Tropez Instant tan (100ml) is around £10 depending on where you go, but it is definitely worth it (I actually think that’s really reasonable for St Tropez) and a full bottle will last me about 3-4 weeks depending on how much of my body I tan daily. I usually only tan my legs from my thighs down as my shoulders tend to naturally brown a tiny bit and this Instant tan is so natural looking. I also picked up a tube of Rimmel’s Sun Shimmer Instant Tan in light (which I think is about £6.99) and I honestly love this tan too! As you can see from my photo above they both give such a great result and look pretty similar. I think for colour though, I prefer the St Tropez for a natural glow and the Rimmell one is a favourite for shimmering flawless legs! They’re definitely my new favourites for Summer and I love the fact that it easily washes off in your next shower too. Have you ever tried Instant Tans? Will you be picking up some of these soon?




  1. July 6, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    A milk bottle! Bless you! I have tried both of these and actually like them both. They are very similar, but I find the St Tropez is a little deeper in colour, opposed to the Rimmel equivalent which has a more orange undertone.

  2. July 6, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    wow they both look great! The Rimmel tan is so impressive considering its a high street brand I would have thought that St Tropez would have a really different effect.

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  3. July 7, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    I swore by that Rimmel tan when I first started tanning, and St Tropez is always a good choice! I would also recommend Cocoa Brown for a slightly cheaper alternative, and St Moriz for a MUCH cheaper one!

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