Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Secret Santa.

I just realised that I hadn't shared with you my presents that I received from the Secret Santa that Gemma - MissMakeUpMagpie and Laura - TeaseFlutterPout put together before Christmas. Just a quick well done and thank you to those gorgeous girls for putting it together :) they did really well. So basically we were paired up with different beauty bloggers and had a budget of £20 to spend on them for Christmas. It was quite fun and I'll definitely do it again this year if everyone gets in involved. 




Whoever got mine must have done some research on me as I love my fake tan! hehe. Mine included the St.Tropez starter kit, which includes
Tan enchancing body polish 75ml 
Tan enhancing body moisturiser 75ml
Self tan bronzing mousse 50ml 
Tan applicator mit.

I've tried the St.Tropez bronzing lotion before and I really liked it, but it did take super long to soak into my skin and i ended up with it all over my bedding. Which is never good is it? What I love about St.Tropez is that you don't have that awful fake tan smell! It's has a much nicer scent than any other fake tans that I've used before, which means I can get away with letting it progress throughout the day at work! Yay.

I've never tried the body polish or body moisturiser until I received this gift. So I was quite excited to see how it turned out. Which to apply first? Right haha you're ment to prepare your skin 24 hours before tanning, which means you applying the body polish all over the body and then doing the same with the moisturiser. Leave that on for a day then shower/bath to make sure skin is clean. Then it's time to apply the bronzing mousse! If you suffer with dry skin etc. be sure to apply some moisturiser before hand to your elbows, knees, ankles, hands and any other dry areas. When applying my tan I squirt a couple of pumps onto the applicato mit and then rub into the skin in circular motions. I try to leave my tan on for a full day or at least 12 hours or so, to get the best out of the tan. This does state on the back to leave on 4-8 hours (doesn't hurt to leave it on a littel longer) most tans say 24 hours or so. To make the most out of your tan be sure to moisturise daily, exfoliate and re-apply the tan a couple of times a week. My tan turned out lovely and looked super natural :) I'm looking forward to summer now I'm fed up of the cold weather. Is anyone else?

I also recieved a little bag of boots own brand moisturisers. 'Royal Jelly' with extracts of pure honey. Let me just start by saying these smell gorgeous! In the little gold bag contained a mositurisng face cream 30ml, hand and nail cream 30ml and a body lotion 30ml. Just the right size to pop in your bag to use on a daily basis or if you're staying over at a friends. 

I still don't know who got me mine, but I would just like to say a big thank you for my presents :) I've really enjoyed using them the last couple of weeks. 
 
What's your favourite fake tan you've tried so far?
Do you know of any that don't have that god awful scent?


Chanelle Jade
x

25 comments:

  1. Wow these products seem to be quite amazing !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aww that's a really nice idea! I'd love to get involved this year :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it's really sweet isn't it? :)
      hope everyone takes part again this year xx

      Delete
  3. I love the idea of blogger secret santa!
    Also I love this review, it is so good and in depth, perfect for me who only uses spray on, instant tan!
    Always wanted to give St Tropez a go but worried I wont be good at applying it. Ill definitely try your routine of keeping it on and washing it off the next day!

    Hope you are well my beauty xxxx | PixiRella

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks beaut!
      the main key is to keep it on for a day and then shower, then everyday after make sure you moisturise your skin :) I'm good though thanks hunny, hope all is well with you xx

      Delete
  4. Looks like you got some really thoughtful bits! I have this tan and love it :) it's always my go to tan & how nice is the colour?!xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's nice to use a tan that doesn't smell like manky biscuits haha! x

      Delete
  5. These look fab, I've never used st.tropez but I do love the smell :) Secret Santa for bloggers sounds fab too xxx

    www.abeautifuldelight.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes! everyone needs to get involved this year x

      Delete
  6. I wish I got involved in a blogger secret santa, it sounds like it'd be really fun!
    Lucky girl, you definitely got some good gifts. Who wouldn't be happy with a St. Tropez set?

    Rachael from beautypea.com xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. exactly! :D
      the tan turns out so nice on the skin although it's a bit of a nightmare to get off ha x

      Delete
  7. oh lovely gifts. I used to be such a st tropez fan! I really would love to fake tan but so much effort LOL x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. why is it the older we get the less we care about how we look? I need to have a serious word with myself ha! there's no wonder I'm single! x

      Delete
  8. Really need to try St Tropez out but at the moment I'm loving the Clarins tanners :)
    alicekatex ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooo I haven't tried that one before :) I must try it the next time I see it x

      Delete
  9. Hi dear, you have a fabulous blog and what a great post, I hope we can follow each other, if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back. xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. You got some lovely thoughtful bits, can't go wrong with a St.Tropez tan :)
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This Secret Santa for bloggers seems like such a good idea! I haven't used fake tan in what seems like forever but I've always wanted to give St Tropez a go! Love your blog xx

    kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm always in need of a good tan, but it's the effort it takes to apply haha! xx

      Delete
  13. I used to love St Tropez, used to live in it when I was 18 but I can never be bothered anymore haha. St Tropez was my favourite though because there wasn't a horrid sent and looked really natural. Love Secret Santa gifts! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have many weeks like that don't worry ;)
      I use to love my FakeBake, saying that I haven't tried that in years x

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to comment/read my blog. Each follow and comment means so much to me :)
I do try to reply to most of the comments left under my blog posts, but sometimes it is hard to comment on every single one. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog & I hope that you will be back to read more <3

If you would like to speak to me or ask me anything then please send me a tweet :)
- @chanellejadebb

Thank you for your time x