Jun 21, 2010

To Tan or Not To Tan?

I was in a wedding this past May. All of you who know me, know that I am almost see through I am so white.  I avoid the sun at all cost, and when I am in it, I am usually coated in 30+ sunscreen.  So, knowing that I had to wear a strapless dress, that was bright shamrock green, I was NERVOUS!!!

I began researching different tanning methods.  Self tanner...No, Tanning Beds...No, Airbrushed Tan...Maybe, Mystic Spray Tan...Maybe, and last but not least, the Instant Spray Self-Tanners...Maybe.

I tried the spray yourself tanner and let me tell you, it was hilarious!  I was so orange and streaky.  It was not going to work.  Then I looked in to the professional Air Brushed Tan.  Man, is that EXPENSIVE!!! Maybe it would be ok, if I was not on such a strict budget, sooooo on to the next choice please...

That only left me the Mystic Tan.  I found one place local to my home and called for an appointment.  They were able to take me right away.  I went the Wednesday before the wedding. Yes, I know, I should have done a trial run before hand, but I was out of time!  I figured that if I went Wednesday, I would have plenty of time to scrub it off, need be. 

I was so surprised, it was not too bad at all. I got to the place, paid my $40 (that was for 3 sessions), and the nice girl (not a creepy guy) walked me through it.  I stepped in the booth, applied my lotion to the necessary places, took a deep breath, stood like a scare crow and pressed the button.  15 seconds sure is a long time when you are holding your breath! I repeated for the back side, got out, blotted and was on my way.
The after photo is 3 days after getting the tan

I was very surprised at how natural my tan was.  In no way did I feel like I looked orange (except in a few areas...my toes and hands).  I had SO many compliments (and a few jokes) on my new tan.  I guess people are just not used to seeing me with color.  I will DEFINITELY be using Mystic Tan again.  It was reasonable, and worked great. Check it out!

This is the day after getting the tan

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Photo Credit:
Mystic Tan Image: www.glowtanning.com/equipment.htm
Tanning Bed
L'Oreal Paris- Spray
Air brush Tan


Paige said...

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day to say hello. Hope you have a great week!

Jenn said...

To Tan or not to Tan.. that is the question. I love the natural color it gave you and was very impressed with this fake tan.


KDC Events said...

Thanks Jenn! I was impressed too =) Going for my second one next week!

Join the Gossip said...

Oooh good to know! I thought that it was really expensive for Mystic, but that's not bad! I want to see what you look like after all of the sessions =) Your tan looks really natural!

I don't do self tanners. One bad experience as a high school freshman was enough for me!

KDC Events said...

Ok Leeann! I will let you know the next time I go =)

Miss Janice said...

I've used Mystic Tan many times and other than a few places looking 'off' I thought it was a pretty good way to get some color. Love your green dress and I think you look awesome!

KDC Events said...

Thanks Miss Janice!!

Holly said...

I have tried self tanners...they are OK. I have been airbrushed tanned...it was streaky...I did the Mystic last year for my high school reunion (I have no color...I wear 70 spf). It was a pleasant experience and would do it again for sure.

Jess said...

I found a home self tanner that I <3 called Syven Nyne ( can't remember the exact spelling). Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!

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