Confession – While I have come to love and accept my pale skin (for the most part), there is something fun and flirty about getting a little bronze glow during those hot Summer months. Since I’ve always strayed away from tanning beds and baking out in the sun for health reasons, the closest to a natural bronze glow that I could get was from an spray tan. I’ve splurged before a few big events in the past, but to be completely honest the tan looked good for about a day or two and then completely faded out.
ENTER -> The Airbrush Tan.
Last week I teamed up with Breeana from Alchemy Beauty – a full service mobile salon in Denver – to try out her mobile airbrush tanning service before a wedding event hosted by The Knot that I was headed to later in the week. First of all, Breeana is the SWEETEST! Stripping down in front of anyone can be nerve-wracking, but she is such a pro and made me feel completely at ease as she explained the process to me.
The best part (in my opinion) about her service is that it’s MOBILE. You got it – she comes to you! This means there is no need to worry about getting caught in the rain right after your tan, or smudging it up because you’re trying to put your clothes back on. See below for a photo of Breeana and the mobile tanning tent below. The fan at the back of the tent sucks up all of the excess solution, so you don’t have to worry about the bronzer getting on your furniture or carpet too.
When Breeana arrived, I was in my robe that I could easily slip on and off. I had showered earlier that morning and shaved, but didn’t put on any lotion, makeup, etc so that my skin was clean and could soak up as much of the bronzer as possible. See below for the “before” picture.
Once I slipped out of my robe and into the mobile tent, Breeana instructed me to stand in several different poses so that she could spray each area of my body to look it’s best. Afterward, she asked my opinion and if I wanted to go any darker. When I felt like I was just the right shade, she made sure to dry the solution so that I was completely dry before stepping out of the tent. (**Disclaimer – This is HUGE! Every other time I’ve gone to get a tan, I have been rushed out of the salon with the tan still very wet – getting smudged as I put my clothes back on.)
One other thing that was a big deal for me was that Alchemy Beauty uses ORGANIC tanning solution. Since you’re breathing in the tanning spray and your skin is also soaking it up, choosing an organic option keeps you safe from ingesting any chemicals.
So how did the tan turn out?! I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to share more photos with you of the results! FYI – It’s Sunday night (6 full days after my tan) and I still have a nice glow. One tip that Breeana shared is to use lotion that is water-based to moisturize. This has really helped preserve my tan for as long as possible!
Here is a sneak peek of my lovely glow – tune in to Wednesday’s post about The Knot Rocks Denver event for the final look!
Have you ever gotten an airbrush tan? What did you think? Comment below!