I treated myself to a spray tan to shake off the lingering feeling of winter. It was a long COVID winter and I am so glad for sunshine and warmer temps. But my skin tone still screamed winter hibernation! I have been seeing Rose, the owner of Bronzed Beauty for a couple of years now and she is truly a master of her craft. If you’ve never had a spray tan, come along with me! If you’ve had a machine spray tan and never gotten one done by a real live human with an airbrush gun, you’re missing out! Take Rose’s quiz to determine the best spray tan cocktail for you! I filmed my spray tan journey and got some valuable tan-extending tips from Rose.
Here are a few tips to prepare for a spray tan:
PREP YOUR SKIN
1. For best results, exfoliate before your session and focus on the driest areas — elbows, knees, hands, feet and the backs of your ankles. Try to avoid waxing or other spa treatments the day of your spray tan.
2. The day of your spray tan, don’t use moisturizers unless they are specifically formulated for sunless tanning (i.e., oil‑free).
WHAT TO WEAR
3. Avoid wearing perfumes, deodorant or makeup that can create a barrier for absorption. Also, avoid wearing tight clothing and shoes such as boots, socks or tights, which may rub off some of the spray tan and cause uneven results.
4. Wear dark, loose-fitting clothes. If possible, wear nail polish. Even if your nail polish is clear coat, it will help protect your nails from discoloration.
Watch along as I go get a spray tan and hear directly from Rose on what to do after your tan to take the best care of your skin and extend the life of your tan.
I love taking advantage of end of season sales, the prices are great and unless you’re really into of the season couture, does it really matter? This time around I picked up two pair of boots from Nordstrom Rack that will be great for my spring transition looks. Boot and dresses are a must for a spring transition wardrobe and the following are the two pair I purchased which are both are versatile and fun.
Charles By Charles David | Snakeskin Print Bootie
This particular style is sold out on Nordstrom Rack’s website, but they’re available at Saks Off 5th!
The next pair are a light brown suede tall boot that work great with jeans, legging and dresses. Although they’re also sold out at Nordstrom rack, they are still available on Nordstrom’s website!