Having taken a holiday to Zante in the middle of September, when I returned it felt like the middle of Winter. Hello darker mornings, hello dark nights. I tried to hold on to my sunkissed glow for as long as possible – read, 1 week. It was then that I called upon the…

St. Moriz Advanced Pro Formula – Velvet Finish Tanning Gel
Like most people, St. Moriz beckoned me into the world of false tan when my Saturday nights were all about going clubbing and looking sassy. After many, many, many mishaps, disasters and embarrassments, it’s only in my 20s that I realise where fake tan has a place in my beauty routine. 
St. Moriz say that the Velvet Finish Tanning Gel is made from salon quality formulations to create a neutrally scented, natural looking tan. With no guide colour (green smears anyone) the formula is ideal for everyone that doesn’t want to ruin their bed sheets or p-jays.
One layer of the Velvet Finish Tanning Gel on my usual, pasty skin.

The tan develops over 4-6 hours, so I leave mine on overnight. I apply the clear, gel formula using a latex glove. Now, I must admit I love the concept, however, the clear gel caused me to be a little lax with application, not really taking the time to see how much I was using and where I was putting the lotion – take it from me, you must take some care with this or you can find yourself in streak city.

The formula still does have that infamous biscuity scent, especially after an hour or two of development time, however, it’s nowhere near the levels of the Dark Lotion and is easily rinsed away. The colour pay off is nice, subtle without being too much which is perfect for pale gals like myself.

 I tend to re-apply the formula every 3 days or so to keep my colour looking fresher as the colour sticks around evenly for that amount of time anyway before it fades gradually with the odd bit of bobbling that requires a good old exfoliate.You can find the formula in Boots for £7.99, I’ll certainly be picking up another bottle. The velvet finish tanning gel is on a par with my all-time favourite gradual tanner from Dove.

Which is your favourite St. Moriz product?

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