Remember that episode of Friends where Ross goes in for a spray tan but doesn’t turn around when he’s suppose to and gets a double shot in the face and then comes out looking like he ate a truck full of carrots?
Yeah. It’s for reasons like this that I’ve never had a spray tan. Well, that and it’s never truly crossed my mind to get one. I haven’t ever felt the urge to have a golden glow that wasn’t from UV light (albeit real or artificially produced). Until now. Well, that and I could get it for free. Who doesn’t love free?
I planned my inaugural spray tan session around a very important event. That is, not having to leave the house for a week should I come out looking like Ross. I would say Rule number one of trying new things is to never do them before an actual event that you want said thing for. Like, don’t try a new box of dye on your hair just before the Christmas Soiree or get a spray tan the day before a spring wedding so you can show off your legs without scaring people into thinking you’re part vampire. Mainly because new things may go bad. And much like the peanut buttered bread always landing sticky side down, if you try something before an event the chances of it going bad are monumentally greater.
So I went in yesterday because it’s spring break and unlike the rest of the world – i’m not going anywhere!
The experience was a little weird and scary if you think of all that could go wrong but nothing did so it was fab. For the record, it was a booth that sprays you not one of those airbrush jobbies. There is no way you could get me to stand naked while someone airbrushes all of my parts. No. way. (I just always imagine how awkward it must be for those people to have to say, “and now lift your right one.” if you catch my drift.)
So I went in a room all by myself and the machine told me where to stand, when to hold my breath and then counted down in 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. A fine mist sprayed out at me for a few seconds and then I was instructed to turn. Which I did. Unlike Ross.
The result, I think, is fantastic! I literally look like I’ve been in the sun for a few days but not like I’ve been overbaked. There is no carroty orangeness to my skin, just a natural golden colour. Best part? This tan doesn’t cause wrinkles!