Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fake Tan Show Down- All time favourite Vs New Kid In Town

Hello laydees.
Oh my January lack in posts has been truly awful!
I wont bore you with the details but its generally third year of uni- my course is 100% coursework so when the deadlines start rolling in unfortunately they become my soul purpose!
I hope you are all well and I am slowly catching up on blogs.

I have never mislead you lot on my fake tan obsession.
I for two thirds of the year (or possibly more) I wear fake tan everyday.
I apply it normally once a week- maybe twice if I have a night out planned but I feel happier and more confident tanned.

I'm not going to lie getting fake tan right has taken me years of practise. I think I have been a fake tan wearer for nearly 5 years and my all time favourite is St Tropez moose.

It was around Christmas time I fell short of my beloved St Tropez and popped to Boots. 
Being party season there was none to be found and I ended up picking up Famous Dave's Instant Dark Tanning Moose. Weirdly I had heard it before a friend on Facebook had mentioned it and never hearing of it before I did google at the time and a review I had read seemed positive- I had no idea it was stocked in Boots.

Firstly would you trust a Dave to fix your car? Do your plumbing?...probably yes. But to put your faith so far as trusting a DAVE to give you  decent tan? Maybe I have a set view on Dave's in general but it seemed a pretty funny name for a fake tan product to me.

On first appearances the bottles are very similar. I do think the St Tropez bottle is a little more easier on the eye.

What drew me to this product is it claims to be Fragrance Free. I mean surely that's the holy grail of fake tan!?
I have heard stories in the past of my girl friend's guys claiming that when they wear fake tan at night it makes them itch and other fragrance relates problems (moans).
Love St Tropez though I do and I know they have made the product less stinky but its still got a pretty distinctive smell.

From experience I can confirm the fragrance is much more acceptable than the St Tropez. It has a very slight fragrance but nothing that would upset your boyfriend...or cat.

Ive used this fake tan for nearly a month now and I have to say I am very pleased with it. It does build up over a period of weeks and requires a scrub in the bath to start over every so often but that is to be expected.

I do find that sometimes this product does take to dry areas (knees, elbows) a little more than the St Tropez did and thats a little irritating- but I haven't had any 
cant-possibly-leave-the-house-I-look-like-Keith-Lemon incidents so far!

Famous Dave's Gold Edition 200ml (fragrance free) Moose Retails at Boots for £28.99
St Tropez Bronzing Moose 240ml Retails at Boots for £30.69

Im not saying Im turning my back on St Tropez- but Ive certainly found a very favourable alternative!

In Other News
I am STILL to do a wave envy review- need to do that soon.
I am currently entering a pact to make sure I go to the next TOWIB event as I feel I really need to get involved!
I finally have a new camera- A Canon 1000D and have been taking nerdy pics like this:
I am also a little obsessed with pin up pics are have been trying to master the victory rolls:

Wishing you all happiness for February!


  1. This name sounds so funny! I don't think I'd ever trust any "Dave" with anything lol! I'm glad you liked it though :) and great pics :P yay for the next towib! xx

  2. My HG fake tan product is definitely St Moritz. I actually rarely wear fake tan, but when I put it on I looove it! I think I suit a tan much better than my usual translucent self, but I can never be bothered applying it! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

  3. "dave" sounds like a builder! although, its memorable! X

  4. Ill be picking up one of these as i am seriously so pale but have been wondering what types are best for fake tan. after reading your review definately gonna be checking it out.

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  5. I have been thinking about using a fake tanner. I have a couple in the house but have been afraid of being orange. Thank you for the review of these products. I will have to check them out!

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  7. I get SO woried when doing fake tan, I always manage to get it all over white towels that appear from nowhere.

    Gonna HAVE to buy this now!

  8. i think good fake tans are getting cheaper & cheaper - do need to spend a fortune anymore! Great post! xx