TELL ME! What’s the BEST fake tan and why?!
For those of you who know me personally, you know exactly who/what the real love of my life is! Yes, it’s fake tan.
My addiction started back in year nine of high school, when it was cool to pull out two chunks of hair from your pony tail and slick them down your face with gel. Have I set the scene? Are we all on the same page? For those of you who are reading this with a blank expression, or rolling your eyes, you just don’t get it and you probably never will!
As a junior player I experimented with creams that developed overnight, but never again. I then moved into the instant products. They not only gave me an instant hit of colour/happiness, but the power to correct any mistakes immediately, which is a must! However, without blowing my own trumpet (too hard!) I would say I have recently hit the pinnacle of my ‘tanning career’- a DO IT YOURSELF SPRAY GUN! Yes, you heard me, and no, you’re not dreaming. You can find these on ebay and other web sites for very reasonable prices (approx. $90 – $400). Remember, you get what you pay for. Cheaper is definitely not always better! Ladies, this is an investment into our future.
In terms of products, I have photographed my faves above: Tan in A Can, by Model Co. (spray not mousse). This is probably my favourite DIY product as it’s easy to use and gives a beautiful, deep chocolate brown. The larger bottle of Summer Tan is also fabulous. This comes in spray cans, mousse and bottles for commercial use (spray guns). My tip – the mousse: just wash your hands quick-smart! Like the Tan in A Can, they both have a green/purple base, which gives you a ‘real’ looking fake tan, without the Oompa Loompa tinge. St Tropez is also another great mousse and smells great.
TIP OF THE CENTURY: Save up those pretty pennies and purchase a HVLP 550 spray tan machine (available at: www.spraytanning.com.au). You will not only save $$$ but you can be as brown as you want, whenever you want! Ohhh, life couldn’t be better! 😉