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    Default Who fake tans themselves at home?

    I have NEVER done it never had a fake tab at all actually I usually just use a body bronzer cream but I have a function coming up and I am wearing a strapless black and white dress and the bronzer will rub off on the white part of the dress and make a huge mess
    So I am thinking I need something that will set and not rub off but I am a complete novice and have no idea where to start
    Any tips/ suggestions please

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    TAN not TAB ARRRGGHHH auto correct strikes again

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    If im going out to a wedding or whatever I usually get a spray tan. You just need to be careful because some will turn your orange. You need to find a tanning lady/salon who uses a spray that has a base colour of purple or green, I believe. My friend sprays me in her shower at her home and hers has a green base colour. So when she sprays it on it does have a slightly greenish tinge (depending how much oxygen has gotten to the bottle) but when I wash it off, its a nice brown colour.
    Her brand is Bonza Bronze.
    ALOT of people use techno tan BUT this can make you very very orange. - it makes me look like an oompa loompa, if I have to go anywhere different that my friend I always ask what they use and if they use techno tan, I politely decline

    I would suggest finding somewhere and testing it before you have to go somewhere nice, just randomly during the week so that in case you don't like the colour you can hide in your home lol, or you can buy a wash from a chemist to get it off.
    Different peoples skin reacts differently to products so you just have to find one that's suits you.

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    I was looking more for a product I could buy at the chemist to use myself

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    lol ok.
    Um St Tropez makes a nice foam one.
    I only really use it on my legs though because I find if I try and do it anywhere else I cant get it even, can you get your partner to help?

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    I use VaniT tanning products. They sell professional tan solution to salins but also do a range of at home tanning products. I have a mousse and a gradual tanner

    You can get from their website or salon stockist.

    I used to work in the industry so know alot about tanning products. You want to use ones with more natural ingredients.

    Any fake tan can turn u orange ( ive seen plenty of Bonza Bronz orange tans) its from too much DHA ( the ingredient that stains ur skin) being applied for your skin type. So applying too much product or using one with a too high level of dha ( they vary) you should only aim to go about 3 shades darker max than ur natural skin tone.

    Ive used Naked Tan too that was quite good but my fave is def the Liquid sun / vani-t.

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    Oh yeah and the st tropez mousse has a good rep and is quite low in dha so less room for error but does contain alcohol which can b quite drying so try and look for an alcohol free one with nourishing natural ingredients like essential oils, vitamin E etc x

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    I used to use the St Tropez mousse when I was organised enough to remember an event 2 days beforehand. It never turned me orange, but I used to do two layers as I find it quite light (I'm a bit olive already).

    I have also used ecotan (I think its called) which was pretty good too.

    Most of the time now I leave it too late though, and use ChiChi Solarium in a bottle which is just a bronzer that washes off with water. I don't think I've had it transfer onto my clothes but I'd check first if youre wearing white. It has the loveliest colour IMO.

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    Hi there, I use LeTan in a can- well, actually, it is the mousse one. You shake it up and the foam comes out. It creates and instant tan, but it does improve as the hours go on. I have super white skin and I use the dark shade- the lighter one does nothing much. I apply it to my neck, under arms, face, legs, everywhere. I sometimes get hubby to do my back. The main thing is to do it at least 1 day before your big event to let it settle. I maintain it with the dark Dove tanning lotion. I used to use the LeTan in a can spray, but it was too messy and switched to the mousse. Always wash hands with warm water and soap afterwards.
    Last edited by littleriv; 18-09-2013 at 13:38. Reason: I can't spell 'mousse':)

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    St tropez mousse, Elle bache cream were the two I wore all the time before I got my own spray tan machine.

    Elle bache is good because its really easy and applies really evenly.


 

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