The Pros and Cons of St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

The Pros and Cons of St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

Anything that can be done in the shower, saving time, is a winner for me. From shaving my legs and brushing my teeth, to applying my tan, say what?! As soon as I saw St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion that could be applied from the comfort of my shower, I was all over it… After the Boots offer of selling it for a tenner was over, of course. Here are my pros and cons.


  • You can apply it in the shower equalling the ultimate lazy-girl’s tan
  • You can be haphazard, applying in a circular motion everywhere, piece of piss
  • No orange palms – which is helped because I can reach from the shower to the sink to wash as soon as I’ve finished applying


  • Three minutes waiting in the cold, minus warm shower water, waiting for the tan to do its thang 
  • Knowing how long 3 minutes is when you don’t have a clock in the bathroom – I’ve taken to singing Lionel Ritchie’s All Night Long, and found that by accompanying this with a dance routine stops the shivers
  • Smelling a little biscuity but not good enough to eat

I’ve used this twice now and can’t believe how quickly I’m getting through the tube. I’m not sure how many applications its meant to have but I can’t see it being many.

I should also take a moment to talk about the actual tan and the colour it has, or hasn’t given me. To me, I can see a very subtle difference with my arms looking a little more tanned than before. I also think its taken the edge off my translucent pins which is handy. But I’m not sure that others would notice the effects just yet.

If you’re after a hint of subtle tan and don’t mind breaking into song and dance in the shower, this is the tan for you.

Pop it in your basket here, and get your Boots points while you’re at it.

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