Our interest in running an actual marathon? That’s debatable. But Nordstrom's Anniversary sale is a totally different story. It’s a shopping event that feels more like an epic marathon, spanning a full four weeks. And right now, one of our favorite summer must-haves is on sale for over $33 off. Yep, we’re talking about the jumbo size of the St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse. (BTW, early access to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale began July 12 for Nordy Club Icons, July 14 for Nordy Club Ambassadors, July 16 for Nordy Club Influencers and July 28 for everyone else. If you're not already a Nordy Club cardmember, you can sign up now to automatically become the Influencer level.)
If you’ve ever applied (or, ya know, attempted to apply) self-tanner, you know it must be three things: streak-free, odor-free and not at all orange (seriously, there are no exceptions on the latter). St. Tropez’s classic mousse ticks all those boxes. It also goes on foamy and mousse-like, without turning into a messy liquid as soon as it touches your skin, and it also dries super quickly, so there’s minimal room for error. Plus, it doesn’t have that telltale self-tanner smell; instead, it’s infused with a sweet floral scent that you’ll actually want to slather all over your body.
While it can be applied with your hands, we suggest springing for St. Tropez’s handy Double Sided Applicator Mitt ($8) to keep your palms from winding up five shades darker than the rest of your body.
St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse counts Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid and Alicia Vikander as fans, plus countless beauty editors and other self-tan pros (including the hundreds of happy customers who left five-star reviews on Ulta). And the fact this self-tanner is over 40 percent off for the jumbo size means we’ll be stocked up for the season and sparing our skin the UV damage that comes from baking in the actual sun. After a long winter spent indoors, our pasty skin is looking forward to doing some healthy bronzing.