Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Glow + A VersaSpa Giveaway

I had my very first experience spray tanning the other day and I have to admit, I was super nervous about it. I had no idea what to expect and I had this terrible feeling that I was going to mess it up! I had heard so many things about spray tanning in the past, think...Umpa-Lumpa... Ross's spray tan shenanigans on Friends...and don't forget Paris Hilton in the early 2000's (she was a little too tangerine for me), but I knew that spray tanning had come a long way since those days so I tried to reassure myself that it was going be okay and I might even really like it. So after rescheduling my appointment a couple of times I finally talked myself into giving it a try.

I used to tan in a tanning bed quite a bit back in the day. Back in High School almost every girl I knew had a tanning package or a new bottle of tanning lotion in her purse! Blame that on the days of Britney Spears and her perfect tan abs. As I've gotten older I'd thought about giving spray tanning a try. I can still get a little bit of color and I won't get the terrible effects of the UV exposure of the tanning bed.

Here are a few tips to remember before spray tanning. Make sure you shower and do a thorough all over exfoliation right before you go. The better you exfoliate your skin the better the spray tan will take and also it will apply much more evenly. Also, remember to shave a day before you tan. Don't shave right before you go because you will open up the pores on your legs and once you get your spray tan over it, it will make a freckled or spotted effect. Wear dark, lose fitting clothing to your tanning session. Some of the color might rub off onto your clothing afterwards and dark clothes won't show if this happens. Don't worry if this happens though, because it will wash out. 

So, off to Celsius Tannery I went for my VersaSpa spray tanning session. I was immediately relieved when I saw my friend Hailey at the counter. I explained to her how nervous I was and she walked me through the whole process. She was so sweet to show me each position I would need to stand in and to close my eyes and hold my breathe when the spray comes near my face. She also told me to apply the barrier lotion on my toes and hands to protect me from getting weird coloring in those areas. I chose a lighter shade/color of spray tan because I was so unsure of how it would all go. I actually really liked the color, it was the perfect tint for my skin and enough to give me the glow I wanted.  

Some things to remember after you tan are to make sure you use the wipes to clean the excess spray from the webs of your hands and toes. After you tan, rub a little bit at your wrist and hand line to blend where you had put the barrier lotion with where the spray tan starts. This makes your tan look more even at your hands and wrists once it sets. Don't shower for at least 8 hrs after your tan so you give it time to set in. And lastly, remember to stay moisturized in the days following your tan. Keeping your skin soft and moisturized will help your tan last longer and also allow it to fade more evenly. A typical spray tan should last for 4-5 days.

I'm glad I gave it a try! It's so nice to have a little bit of all over color and that summer glow I wanted without putting my skin through the harsh UV rays of the summer sun or the tanning bed. 

Now I'm going to give you a chance to WIN a VersaSpa Spray Tan of your own. Enter below and Happy Tanning!!!

Shirt {TJMaxx} Jeans {Maurices similar } Hat {Target} Shoes {Old Navy} Necklace {Adorn by Jewelry Girl inside Threshing Bee Boutique} Ring {old} Gold Hoops {Maurices}

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This post was sponsored by Hello An Engagement Agency and VersaSpa. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Your tan looks great! The perfect sun kissed glow! Love that hat, too!

  2. Your tan looks great! I love this top! The color is so pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

  3. Beautiful look, Love the pink flowy top, the style of the hat, and of course those white jeans, Looks great!
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess

  4. As always you look stunning!! Love seeing all your blog post and outfits you pick out!!

  5. you look so great! love the hot pink!

    Sandy a la Mode


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