Monday, November 11, 2013

Getting My Tan On

On Wednesday night I was offered a Groupon for a custom airbrush spray tan. I thought why not! I've never been spray tanned and since my high school/college days of tanning beds I don't go to those salons. I was pretty nervous because I've seen and heard a lot of horror stories about spray tans. I knew this was going to be a little different because instead of going into a booth and being sprayed by a machine, this was going to be an actual person free hand, airbrushing me. I didn't want to look like this...
I took to the internet to get as many tips as possible. I called the salon and asked them tons of questions because I wasn't screwing this up! I even sent tons of texts to friends to ask them all kinds of questions. So the night before I got ready by exfoliating my skin. I wasn't too nervous but the next day when I got to the salon I started to freak out. Friday, I was sitting there waiting for her to finish the person before me and that's when the panic began. I realized in that moment that some girl I had never met in my life was going to see me naked and hose me down! I texted my friends and it was basically this:

Me: The spray tan girl is super pretty and she's going to see me naked!
Friend: She sees people naked all day long. She isn't going to care.
Me: I think I know how dudes now feel when they know a super pretty girl is going to see them naked. AWKWARD and NERVOUS.
Friend: You are crazy.

I get spray tanned and the girl was very friendly. I had told her this was the first time I had been spray tanned so I think she tried to help me not feel nervous. I didn't think that it looked too dark but then after a few hours it was like I got crazy dark. The spray tan girl warned me though that it was the bronzer and that it would wash off in the first shower I took. So needless to say I think I got darker....
Right?! Yeah crazy dark. BUT it doesn't look orange or too dark. It worked out really well with my skin tone and for that I'm grateful. The smell was another one of my concerns but it actually didn't smell too bad and the smell before I could shower wasn't strong. Right now I don't know how long it's really going to last or how it's going to fade off over time but we shall see. So far I'm really liking it but it's only day one so ask me in  a few days what I really think. I know they offered me a second tan so we shall see.

Until then I'm thinking my first spray tan was a success!


Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Looks good!!

I got a spray tan back in school a few times, but it was a spray tan booth... a person didn't do it for me. Before we got in the booth, we had to watch an instructional video lol

Miranda said...

I'm glad you had a good experience!! :)

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Holy shit that's dark!

I'm glad you had such a good first experience though!

Deidre said...

oh wow! That friends episode is one of the best (I think I may say that about all the friends episodes). I'm glad you're happy with it!