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#1 Dimples

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 02:30 PM

Hi Guys,
I am thinking of getting a spray on tan done. I am a very pale skinned person and use fake tan regularly, however I would like an even streak free tan for my wedding and was thinking of the spray tan I have heard about.
Have any of you had this done?
I am scared that it will make me look unnatural... so I would definately have a trial run.
I am in Sydney if anyone knows anyone that is good and that will come to you. I'd rather not do it in a salon.. because I have been told that as soon as you get dresses to leave you risk streaking or rubbing it off in places - like where your underwire is in your bra.
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:20 PM

I had fantasy tan. It was excellent! I had a trial first about a week prior and then a top up the day before.

It made a huge difference to me, and I would recommend it!

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:22 PM

Debbie, I've never actually had it done. But I've heard that some places do a really good job and it's quite reasonable as well. Probably best to have a trial run first just to make sure that you like it and that it doesn't run or rub off on any clothing.

I don't know of anyone that comes to you, but I know of a very reputable salon in Paddington that does it. If you want the name just pm or email me.
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:23 PM

Most salons offer this service now biggrin.gif
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:25 PM

Spray on tans do look good and streak free and everything, but definatley get a trial run and i'd suggest getting the real one done two or three days before the wedding, a girl i know got hers done the day before and the tan rubbed off onto her wedding gown from her chest, it was all over the top of it.

so just be careful when you do get it.

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:42 PM

I am in Sydney (out west) if anyone knows a good one they have used please PM me.
There are a few brands. What one did you use Mrs K? I don't want to use one that will rub off on my dress!!!
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:07 PM

I got a fantasy tan done recently.

I started exfoliating really really well for the week before and slathered my body in moisturisers to make sure it was in the best condition possible, you have to exfoliate before you get it done, but don't apply any moisturiser at that time. Take particular notice of underarms, knees, elbows and feet.

They give you a paper g to stand in and just get you to move around, lift your arms up, turn your legs out so they can get it everywhere. I had a "clear" spray used on my face. Its not really clear but not as dark as the full body one, so therefore doesn't get stuck in your pores as little brown dots.

I moisturised every day really really well, as it tends to dry your skin out, and that prolongs the tan too.
I found that it didn't really wear off as subtely as some other fake tans, it wore off abit patchy and also wore off on my clothes too and I've never had that problem before.

Still for a really even tan to look nice on your wedding day I'd go for it. Because it does get applied really evenly, the colour is nice, but be prepared for it to get on the inside of your dress.
I'd get it done 2 days before, but do a trial of it see how it lasts on your skin.


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Posted 08 March 2004 - 05:46 PM

ive just started going to the solarium... ive never got the spray done before but have heard some good things about it and also bad, so i would definatly get a trial done before hand. i just find the solarium good because i get no tan lines (at the spray you would wear swimmers i guess) and you can control how dark you go, but it is time consuming (3 times a week, 10 mins a go) but give the spray ago.. xx
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 05:47 PM

Hi Debbie,

I've been getting it done every 10 days - I havent had it done for the last two weeks cause of the cooler weather - and my god I am SOOOOOO WHITE!!!.

I can highly recommend it, however make sure you go to someone experienced. I have had three different girls apply it at my salon and only one of them does a fantastic job. Make sure you go to someone reputable and like the other girls suggested have a trial.
Here are some other tips-

* Make sure you loofer well before you go. I find coming home from work having a shower then going to the beutician gets the best results as the dry/old skin is loofered off.
* Wear airy loose old clothing
* Do NOT Moisturise before your visit - it prevents the tan from penetrating
* Leave it a few minutes before you put your clothes on after it has been applied.
* Wear flip flops
* Do not put a bra on after application
* Try to make your appointment last thing in the day and do not shower until the next morning
* If you are getting your face sprayed (I do, but not as dark as the rest of me) make sure you have foundation to match if you wear makeup daily. I didnt even think of this and luckily I had a darker foundation.
* Do not use Dove soap - apparently it discolours the tan (I havent tried it though!)
* Moisture your body daily - this will make the tan last longer.
* If you have a special occassion get the tan sprayed two days prior so it can settle - it looks more natural.
* Ask them to spray you twice for a really intense tan for a special occassion. The girl who does me gives an extra spray at no cost!

I love it - it certainly makes me feel more confident. My salon is in Balmain and the applications cost $35. If you are interested in finding out more email me at kanjv@iprimus.com.au

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:09 PM

I had this done and I would highly reccomend it to anyone. I have no tips to add to. But if you would like to see photos have a look on my website. There are some shots of me at home normal and then with the tan

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:54 AM

hi chick,
i get sprayed regularly as well for work reasons.
yes it will get on your clothes, but these spray tans arn't like the bottled ones, and if you are getting your dress dry cleaned, it will come off and you won't know the difference.
i'm getting married on a saturday and i'll get mine done, on the wednesday. you may not necessarily need the 2 coats, see how you go. personally i do. it just evens it out that much more.
don't go to the solarium hun, honestly i was a solarium junky, ever since they've introduced the spray tan i havn't been back into a solarium ever again.
i'm going to go the one in balmain, that's been mentioned above, as the price is very reasonable.
the only advice i can add though, is be careful about the brands that you use some of the colours of some brands aren't as good as the others.
i go to a salon in parramatta if you don't want to travel to balmain.

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#12 Dimples

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 08:19 AM

Thankyou for the advice, I have used the Solarium before, but it is time consuming and I would prefer just to have the one application.
Janine if you could please PM me with the details of the salon in Parramatta, I would love to try it out.
I must admit though about the whole not being able to wear a bra after application... I am a 12DD and I would rather die than walk around without a bra!! What do you suggest? I have heard of some brides getting sprayed at their homes.. this sounds like a more suitable option because I could get sprayed in my home and them I wouldn't care less about hanging loose. I could just chuck a robe on and go from there to bed.
I could organise a few girlfriends over and we could have a spray tan party?
If it rubs off on your dress, won't that look terrible? I am a bit worried about that and think I may use the Solarium just to avoid that? But a trial is still on the cards.
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:23 AM

Debbie, make your appt as late in the day as possible, last appt the salon has if possible, that's what I did.
My beautician recommended that I wear lose shorts, no undies, as they give you a paper g-string, and no bra, then a loose baggy top.
I'm a D cup too, and I was extremely embarrassed walking from the car to the door and back, I walked with my hand across my chest pretending to scratch my other arm, becuase I was so worried about the "bounce" factor.

Oh and don't apply deodorant before you go in either, it acts as a barrier, and that's why you have to make sure you exfoliate your underarm area really well, as deodorant really dries it out. Exfoliate really well the front crease of your underarm and the back, my beautician said that lots of people forget that bit when they make an effort to only exfoliate directly in the armpit.


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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for the tip Amy... it is so embarressing the things us girls do in the name of beauty isn't it!!
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:15 PM

the staining is really minimal, it won't be noticeable, and more importantly it may not even happen.

give it a go and see what you thinkg, i promise you'll love it.

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