Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that I was fretting very much about my impending spray tan for various reasons –
1. I’m scared of fake tan
2. I’m don’t like standing nude or semi-nude in front of other people
3. To get the girls out, or not?
Hmmm. With much trepidation, I went to my local Selfridges for a Xen-Tan spray tan. One bit of comfort I had is that I have tried the Xen-Tan Product before and I do think its excellent.
So I get there and am greeted by a lady, and taken the spray room right away.
I am handed a few things:
1. Sticky pads for the feet to protect them
2. Paper g-string
So whilst I was on my own, I took of the make up on my face, kept my own pants on (I’m not g-stringing it) and as for boobies….
I kept my bra on. Sorry. First spray tan ever, I wasn’t quite prepared to have the chi-chis out.
I then stood in a booth/pop up cube thing and my girl came back in, applying barrier cream to the knees and elbows to prevent staining.
I got the choice of colours, light/medium or dark. I chose dark coz I was feeling saucy!
So the spray tan process it was, was easy peasy lemon squeezy and rather good – dare I say it – FUN!
The mist was cold, but not nipple busting cold, the tan smelt like Vanilla (as Xen Tan does), it was quite a big blast (so you have to hold your breath sometimes) but covered an area quickly.
Whilst we were going through, the lady told me which positions to stand in – nothing embarassing, but reminded me of how bad I am at following steps – left arm? right arm? that’s your left arm. Oh.
Whole body was done in 10-13 minutes. Easy. Did my face too and she added an extra layer on top.
Once it was done I was handed a dryer with hot air to dry off a bit – my skin was a little sticky but it wasn’t too bad an I was instantly about 4-5 shades darker!
I still got the biscuity malt smell as the tan started to develop- I don’t think there is a fake tan on earth that doesn’t do that and it caused much complication for Mr C who kept following me around, going Hob Nob, Hob Nob.
The colour is great – its a nice brown and this tan has lasted nicely so far, the biscuit smell has faded and I’m still a nice brown.
Look, I’m still not a hardcore tanner, but if I do want a tan in the future, I would 100% do a spray tan again! It was just extremely quick, and I didn’t have to worry about streaks and things. Thumbs up!
Xen Tan Spray tans are £20 from Selfridges you can also look here for nearest salons.