Bad VersaSpa tan
Bad VersaSpa tan
I went to a MagicTan training the other day, and James (of MagicTan Australia) set up a VersaSpa in the main convention room. At the breaks he invited whoever was willing to have a Versa Spa tan.
Now, my days of perfect body have long gone, and the VersaSpa booth was only separated by a flimsy screen from the rest of the room. Still, I was very tempted. I waited till everybody else had their go until I made my decision to have one.
Since it was a very long time since I had a spray tan in a booth, I was a bit rusty about the procedure, especially since James cranked it up to deliver the full package: first- the primer, then the tan and last ? the moisturizing cycle. A lot of positions to remember!
Being mindful of my own advice about the intensity of spray tan on a pale, European skin I asked for the lightest shade. ?Nah?- said James. ?Live it up, have a medium one?. Stupidly, I agreed.
James set the machine up and left me to my own devices. I quickly disrobed, and although I usually spray tan in the nude I was very conscious about good sized gaps in the screens, so I left my bikini bottoms on. Still, I did not feel very confident and relaxed, so I hurried through my preparations. Very, very big mistake!
I forgot to put barrier cream on my toe nails and on my ankles and also left palms of my hands bare. Well, you can imagine what happened ? I had two days of scrubbing before I could look at myself without cringing.
One thing I can definitely tell you
- the new VersaSpa spray tanning solution is VERY durable. I wish it was not so on my palms and around my orange ankles, but the tan lasted FOREVER. Since I spray tanned in my bikini bottoms I got a real feeling how long it lasted. Two weeks after I still had a light shadow and that is without any tan maintenance at all. Not even moisturizing. Amazing stuff.
I will post a photo for you to see just how dark it was on me. Straight after this photo I ran to the bathroom and wiped my face. It was a good thing I did it too, because it was STILL too dark.
The tan was also a bit patchy, but that was due to the fact that I put on my clothes immediately after the session when the tan was still damp. I did not dare to stand there almost totally naked while people were coming in and out of a room.
I believe that tanning in a VersaSpa under the right circumstances is a very pleasurable experience. I like the fact that you can breathe no problem in the booth. There are no fumes whatsoever and the voice instructions are a godsent when you are having all
the treatments. It makes it very easy. The solution is a great color, although if I had a choice I would DEFINITELY ask for a no bronzer one. There was a lot of bronzer in the solution that I was sprayed with, that is why I look so scary on the photo.
The conclusion is - DO NOT HURRY THROUGH THE PREPARATONS if you are having a VersaSpa tan. If you do you will have 2 weeks of regretting it :-)