I’m not big on spray tans. I’ve had too many Oompa Loompa moments to trust the spray tan system. However, when the option to test out the AVIVA City Tan Collection at Darlinghurst’s new The Nail Lab, the spray tan seemed too good to be true.
There’s no need to avoid clothes, showers or perfume for eight hours. There’s no horrible smell. And there’s a way for the tan to gel to your own melanin, resulting in a natural finish. Sounds perfect, right?
They say: “With Miami a favourite of Mel B and Vogue Williams, you can choose from three sunless tanning formulas: HOLLYWOOD, MIAMI and VEGAS, and take yourself on a US odyssey without leaving the salon! This new line-up of professional sunless tanning products allows you to shower after 30 minutes (most sunless tanning solutions require waiting 8 hours before showering). Depending on your preferred depth of colour, try 30 minutes for a nice natural tan in the City of your choice, 60 minutes for a medium tan, or 90+ minutes for a darker tan.”
Monika at The Nail Lab welcomed me and had a chat about what tan would suit me best. Do I tan or burn in the sun? Slight tan. The best shade for me was a 3/4 Miami – 1/4 Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »