✓ Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion (£15, Boots - buy here): Vita Liberata is a luxury self-tanning brand which was the first one to create a non-toxic and organic self-tanning product. I'm not a huge fan of gradual self-tanners as it is because I can rarely see any difference but this one is okay. It's non-offensive. A very faint scent (not sure whether I'm a fan of it to be honest), not particularly orange or yellow but as expected - it's a gradual tan so there's not a lot of tanning happening.
✓ Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask (£30, Boots - buy here): I'm not even gonna try to put this nicely, sorry, I was so so excited about the concept of this, so new, so innovative and - what an utter disappoint! It smells funny, it gives me no tan whatsoever, not even a tinge of yellow. Just nothing. Meh!
✓ St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower (£14.50, Boots - buy here): Let's get all the crappy products out of the way - I promise you this is the very last one. St Tropez stinks like Cookies wee on gym socks and it makes me patchy and yellow. Who thought that a fake tan could work in the shower should really think again (and this time a little harder please!)about their life purpose. In shower tan just ain't it.
✓ That's So Pure Sun All in One (find out more here): These are brand new products - I've not come across these before, not even a similar concept. The first one is a progressive SPF in a form of dry oil. This means you spray the product on and it gives you an SPF 20, you wait for a couple of minutes, spray again and the SPF increases to SPF 30, repeat and you're on SPF 50. A brand new products, and a brand new patent (pending). How interesting is that? The other products is an after sun which contains an ingredient called MELANUP+ - this ingredient increases production of melanin in your skin without the exposure to UV rays. Although I haven't had a particular reason to use these in the rainy weather we've been having, I've sprayed a little and the room now smells like holiday in Hawaii. Delicious!
✓ Skinny Tan Body Mousse (£21.99, Superdrug - buy here): Introduced by a couple of Essex girls, this tan is apparently booming in Australia! Recently it has been introduced in Superdrug and has received a lot of attention. Self tanning ingredients aside, it also contains skin care extracts which visibly (they say) smooth out your cellulite. Now, I do have to admit that I didn't need to moisturise as much with this self-tan - it went on exquisitely smooth and it doesn't have an unpleasant smell to it at all. You could definitely tell that it's a good dark fake tan as soon as it's applied. On my skin tone it looks just a tiny bit yellowy however my skin has a strong yellow undertone to start with. Definitely one to try if you're looking to upgrade from the damn St Tropez horrendousness (can you tell I ain't a fan of that?). And the mitt - oh dear, the softest thing that's ever touched my butt - go & get it, way better than the normal ones!!
Have you tried any of the above yet?
What's your experience?