"Oh damn I forgot to do my tan before I went" I suddenly remembered, looking down at my snow white legs on the first night of holidays (we'd just arrived on a late flight). "There's no way I'm bringing these to the pool."
"Well do the tan now then" said Himself.
I rooted through the bag of lotions and potions I'd brought with me. "Oh NO!" I wailed, brandishing a bottle of St Moriz fake tan mousse. "I've only got THIS cheap stuff with me" My mind raced to bathroom cabinets at home stuffed with different - pricier - tans.
"What's wrong with it?" he said. "Did you get it to try it? Well you have to try it now don't you?"
So try it I did. But reader I must tell you that I held out absolutely NO hope for it whatsoever.
I was wrong.
Lashing on body lotion, first I shook the bottle up to make it "mousse" properly and started to apply. First impressions were good: this tan has a brown guide colour so you can see exactly where you applied it - lessening the risk of leaving swathes of yourself white as a sheet. It does have a nasty enough chemical smell - but most fake tan stinks anyway so don't let that put you off.
Anyway a night of wines and tapas later and the tan had developed. In the morning I examined it closely. No streaks! Colour really good!
I applied it again a couple of days later and the results were just as good and built upon the first application, making the tan deeper.
This is a tan that beats the pants off most of the dearer tans I've tried. It's easy to apply, it's REALLY cheap and doesn't streak or stink like a stale digestive.
Keep your Xen Tan and your Fake Bake and Flash Bronzer - if you want a cheap tan that works well this is yer only man.
€2.99 from Penneys. Result.