...St Tropez Wash-Off Instant Glow Body Lotion, £12.
So I was very pleased with my pale blush shorts from Zara, until my mother pointed out that from a distance I looked like I had nothing on my lower half, since my legs are very much on the pale side of blush too. So I grabbed some St Tropez Wash-Off Instant Glow, smoothed it on in seconds, making my legs a slightly darker shade than my shorts. It's subtle and pretty foolproof, although I do recommend checking it in daylight as well as indoors to blend in any streaks as they seem to show up more outside. I've always been a fan of wash-off tans for those times when I haven't planned ahead to self-tan (past favourites include Benefit Jiffy Tan, the Guerlain Terracotta one, which I think is discontinued, even Rimmel Sunshimmer in a pinch!) and I've been a fan of St Tropez since way back when. A sadly-missed perk of working on a magazine was press appointments for a spray-tan from St Tropez's fabulous celebrity tanner Sophie. While the Instant Glow doesn't compare to her expert tans, I'm glad of anything to take the edge off my pale pins!