(Closed) Spray on tan??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve done it before.  You might want to do a trial run this month to see how you like it.  Just ask for a light setting, because you don’t want it to look fake.  It won’t rub off onto your dress.  It might discolor the clothing you wear RIGHT after the tan, though, so don’t wear white undergarments and wear something you don’t care much for.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have been wondering the same thing… I think I want to try it 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Post about how it turns out – I’m curious about this too. I figure I’ll have a little bit of color by September, but I’m the sunscreen goddess, so it won’t be much!

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My best friend got a spray tan the day before her wedding and it stained her dress. I think I would try and do it 5-7 days before the wedding.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You definitely need to do it at the very least a few days before or it’ll stain your dress (I have several pageant dresses that are ruined for this very reason).

I’d recommend 3 days before so that you still have color but it doesn’t rub off. I’d suggest using either a salt scrub or a loofa when you shower the day before your wedding so you get rid of any extra color.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow thanks for the advice.. I was going to wait until the day or two before LOL

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Actually, I would respectfully disagree and say don’t wait 4-5 days – when I have a spray tan it starts looking patchy after 2 days.  It depends on your skin, how well exfoliated it is, etc.  I agree you should definitely have a few spray tans beforehand and see how it wears off on you as everyone is different.

I am white as a sheet – like Anne Hathaway white.  Whenever I go for a spray tan I shock the beauty therapists with how white my skin is!  I never, ever get a natural tan, I just burn and freckle.  If you have that kind of pinky-white skin like me, you have to be careful which brand tan you use as some of them go orange and look very fake.  Trust me, I have learnt this the hard way.  The best one I’ve found is ‘Tuscan Tan’ – it has a pink base, so looks natural, and is waterproof.  Find a good salon and take all their advice about when to exfoliate etc.  Having some trial runs is the best way to figure out how long before the wedding you should get it done.

My top tips for spray tanning are: find a good brand and a good therapist, shave then exfoliate with sugar and shower gel beforehand, go with completely dry bare skin with no deodorant or moisturiser, take off all your clothes and get them to spray you completely naked, and wear dark coloured sweats on the way home.  Do not put your bra and undies back on or you’ll get a line!  Also, be warned that you’ll smell awful and the tan will go really dark from the bronzers.  Get it done in the afternoon and don’t shower til the next morning.

Have fun!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m very pale – I’m a red head and just freckle and burn in the sun light. But I’m proud of my vampire complexion and wont be going down the fake tan route – I like being pale and my only worry is my not particularity nice legs  – but with stockings and heels I’ll be fine!!!!!

 

be pale be proud!

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