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post #1 of 15
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Anybody ever done the mystic tan spray on tanning booth before?

I have a wedding to go to next week and I figure even if I'm lookin chunky, no reason to be chunky AND pale! LOL!
Does it look orange if you don't have much of a base tan? I haven't had the opportunity to tan yet this summer because of work and the fact that the weather here has been kinda crappy in the past couple days.
Maybe I should do a tanning bed a few times and then do the mystic tan? Do you wear a bathing suit or do you have to nude up?

I'd rather be pale than look like a cheet-oh!
post #2 of 15
We do a fantasy tan at the salon where I work, and honestly, it just looks weird and fake.
post #3 of 15
For the past month, I have been using Jergen's Natural Glow. It is a moisturizer, that gives you a bit of color and comes in two formulas: Fair Skin and Darker Skin. It has eliminated the dry skin on my legs and elbows and my legs have a golden sheen. I also use it on my face.

Unlike sunless tanning products, it gives an even tone, with no streaks or orange patches. According to a blurb in last week's People, stores can't keep it in stock. Good thing, I bought mine, before the rush.
post #4 of 15
Never used the spray on stuff. I have always been a tanning bed babe since they first started becoming popular. It is my 20 minutes of heaven when I go that I don't have to worry about anything at all I do go and get my moles checked at least once a year for anything weird or you know what.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by blondiecat
Never used the spray on stuff. I have always been a tanning bed babe since they first started becoming popular. It is my 20 minutes of heaven when I go that I don't have to worry about anything at all I do go and get my moles checked at least once a year for anything weird or you know what.
Blondiecat, I am with you! I know it is not good for the skin, but I LOVE to fake and bake ! It is so relaxing to lay there and imagine that I am on a White Sand Beach somewhere, drinking a nice big Frothy Margarita!!!
post #6 of 15
I've used those sunless tanners before and they turn you orange and streak. I fake and bake or lay out. It takes longer but hey it works
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by eburgess
I've used those sunless tanners before and they turn you orange and streak. I fake and bake or lay out. It takes longer but hey it works

I second that
post #8 of 15
I tan in the sun!

I don't like any of those fake tanners or tanning beds.
post #9 of 15
I must say if I were you I would try the tanning beds, it would be safer then ending up orange !

Then again, tanning beds aren't that great for your skin either. Yeah you'd looked like a bronze goddess for a few weeks, but what about in a few years ..wrinkle city!

I try to tan as little as possible, it scares me !
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Luvmysphynx
Blondiecat, I am with you! I know it is not good for the skin, but I LOVE to fake and bake ! It is so relaxing to lay there and imagine that I am on a White Sand Beach somewhere, drinking a nice big Frothy Margarita!!!

mmmmmmmmmmm Margarita I'll take two they are small
post #11 of 15
As I am too fair and can't lay out or risk sunstroke in the process, I've tried different self tanners to maintain some degree of colour, and I found an EXCELLENT one that you can use year round. It's a keeper!

Lancome Soleil Flash Bronzer (Light or Dark depending on skin tone)

It's a bit pricier than average, but definitely doesn't turn you orange! It's a very natural look, and you can repeat the application more often for a deeper colour. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is fair and doesn't want to fake and bake.
post #12 of 15
A friend of mine had one done and was told to shower after 2 hours. She didn't and by the end of the night she went orange

It was funny though, i looked like a ghost beside her!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by JaneMary

Then again, tanning beds aren't that great for your skin either. Yeah you'd looked like a bronze goddess for a few weeks, but what about in a few years ..wrinkle city!

I try to tan as little as possible, it scares me !
I want NO part of any of that. Being fair-skinned and living in the skin-cancer capital of the world, pass my SPF45 sunscreen and find me a shady spot. I like fine leather on my feet NOT my face!
post #14 of 15
I've never done the tanning booth thing, or too old (and now better) to lay out. However I wear shorts and sports bra when out in the yard weeding and have the most tannest (SP?) back and shoulders of anyone. However my chest and stomach are as white as a ghost (unless I have lots of dirt on me).
post #15 of 15
I'm a sunless tanning fanatic. I would recommend going to a place where they airbrush you rather than a booth tan. The booth is not incredibly accurate and it is hard to get your hands and feet right if you haven't had practice.. and trust me if your hand/feet aren't right it looks like crap. The air brush techs for the most part are usually practiced a bit and should know how to spray you to make it look the best it possibly can.

Oh and the Jergens natural glow is a sunless tanning product, it has the same active ingredient (DHA) that sunless tanners have, although it is diluted in lotion which you can do yourself. I have countless bottles of this or that sunless tanner mixed with this or that lotion and although it takes longer to get color, it is a lot easier to get even and natural looking results that way.
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