Post # 1
My B-party is next weekend in Vegas (yay!)
I’m planning on getting a mystic spray tan next week. I’ve had them before but a LONG time ago… can you guys help with some questions?
I know you have to let it soak in for a few hours (I’ll probably have it done in the evening and shower in the morning) but should i shower before hand?
Should I shave beforehand or after?
Can get a mani-pedi before hand? or will the lotion screw it all up?
Anything I’m leaving out?
Thanks In Advance
Post # 3
I haven’t done it forever, but here is what I remember…no need to shower right before, but you should be fairly clean, well shaven, exfoliated & some lotion…wait at least 4 hours to shower…My cuticles get died, too, so I like to do the mani/pedi after…if you have rough feet make sure they are really lotioned up, or wear the booties they sometimes provide, or wipe them down first…for my wedding, I am thinking of doing the hand sprayed tan, of course costs more, but probably worth it for the BIG day.
Post # 4
haha, dyed, not died <tired> pls ignore all typos
Post # 5
Usually they have a cream that you put on your hands and feet…remember to do your elbows and knuckles, and if you put a glob on each finger and toe nail, you should be spared from dying your cuticles.
Post # 6
I do Mystic all the time. The best advice someone gave me months ago is to tan in a regular tanning bed first. I know it sounds crazy (and I rarely get in the regular beds) but it opens up your pores and honestly it just makes you a little more on the brown rather than orange. Even if it’s just for 5-6 minutes. (I put on a white tanning lotion first)
Also -I agree with Bree that the cream that you put on your hands and feet is really important – just make sure to cake it on!
After the session, I usually put just a drop back on my hands and use it as lotion (but just a teeny bit)
Good luck! I just did it tonight and plan to do it once more before the wedding next Saturday 🙂 Have so much fun at your Bachelorette party!!!
Post # 7
One of the best products out there for fair-skinned brides who turn orange easily with self tanner is called "Fake Bake Aerosol" – it is WONDERFUL! You use it at home, it has aerosol so it sprays on without rubbing (few at-home aerosols do!), and it has a great bronze color. Don’t get in a tanning bed – that will do nothing but give you skin cancer! Exfoliate, shave, and put a light layer of lotion on your elbows, feet, heels, and knees. Then spray a light coating all over your body, and dry with a hairdryer. It sounds crazy, but it works!!! Don’t get a pedicure after you get a spray tan, they will exfoliate the tanner off of your ankles – making you splotchy!
Post # 8
I’ve heard good things about mystic tan, but recently discovered what I think is a better alternative. They are tanning wipes made by a company called comdynes. I found them on drugstore.com and the reviews were really positive. I think the upside of these is that you can take some with you for touch-ups as needed. Fake tans always turn blotchy at the end – after shaving, etc. A quick wipe-down fixes the problem areas. They’re kinda pricey, but cheaper than spray tans (and expensive spa airbrush treatments).
Have a great time at your bachelorette party!