What Are Your Spray Tan Experiences?


Has anyone ever had any experiences with spray tanning? I am in a wedding coming up soon in June and have been sick a lot lately and won't be able to hit up the tanning bed (but I'm also super pasty white!!) and was wondering what people have experienced with spray tans. Do they look all orange and do they leave streaks at all? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
Jun 01, 2010 @ 11:26 am

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My sis-in-law

My sister-in-law had a spray tan right before her wedding. She had a major pattern tan because she was training triathlon at the time and had swimsuit stripes. The spray tan evened it up to the point where you could only see the difference with effort. It was an incredibly natural look and I would never have thought it was fake - in fact I complimented her on the evenness of her tan and she laughingly told me how she got it! She is Caucasian and has a medium skin tone. You are definitely fairer than she is.

I have never personally done this, but heard repeatedly that a stand-up at a professional spray salon delivers a much better and even result than the DIY option. In any case, it's much healthier than hitting the tanning bed! The best part is, if you're dissatisfied you can ask for a fix. The tan lasts several weeks I think, so you can get it ahead of time so you have an opportunity to assess the result.

Just don't do the "Ross" (remember that Friends episode? Hilarious!).
Jun 01, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

Dove Spa

I'm also getting married this summer and wanted a nice tan look without the UVA rays. I did a lot of research of good places in Toronto and Dove Spa was the winner.

I'd HIGHLY recommend going to the location at Yonge & St.Clair. They use the St.Tropez method, which I'm told is the best because it's applied by hand with an airbrush. I tested it out in April and it was perfect for my pasty white skin (had two coats applied). Normally it's $50 per visit, but they have a promo on right now until the end of June for $20. If left me with a natural colour and no one thought I looked overly tanned or fake or orange (myself agreed). It lasted for 4-5 days, but was perfect on day #2 or #3 I'd say. I'd recommend going to test it out before your wedding to make sure it's what you were wanting.
Jun 01, 2010 @ 02:01 pm

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing the promotion at Dove Spa Missmoneypenny! I've never got a spray tan before and totally will be trying that out!
Jun 01, 2010 @ 02:20 pm

My opinion

I'm a very pale person (and like it :D) and I haven't tried very many fake tanning products.. But my advice to you is to not go over the top.

I know women who have gotten airbrushed for their wedding, and while they do look beautiful and flawless, it's not who you really are! In the pictures, it didn't even look like her :(

BUT I have known girls who have gotten some really really nice, natural looking fake tans (sounds like what missmoneypenny mentioned), I guess you just have to find the right salon/product.

My opinion is to not change yourself too much for your wedding. You want to look like you, because natural beauty is always the best. :)

Jun 02, 2010 @ 12:48 pm


Thanks for the tips guys!! Sadly I live in Alberta so I won't get to hit up the promo that was mentioned but I will keep my eyes peeled for something similar.

Mamaluv I laughed so hard when you mentioned the "Ross" because that's exactly what I have been thinking about this whole time!...wouldn't that be just my luck :)
Jun 03, 2010 @ 01:32 pm

Tan Towels

I used to always use drugstore self tanners such as Jerkins and neutrogina. However recently I went to Sephora to see what they had. I picked out there self tanning wipes called "Tan towel" They are just wipes with self tanner on them, you rub them all over your face and body and appear tanner within only about 2 hours. They're great!
Jun 20, 2010 @ 01:16 am

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