28, 08, 2016
Ginger, check. Freckles, check. Pale skin, check! All of these factors mean that I rarely tan, I tend to just go a shade of red as I like to compare to a gleaming lobster under the oven lights, so if I want a tan I have to fake it. I won’t use sunbeds as I don’t like the risks of using them, and I avoid self tanners because I’m always worried I will end up with streaks or my skin will end up matching my hair so spray tans are my go to choice.
I have had three spray tans in my life; the first was when I went on holiday and the girl I travelled with is tanned the second she sees sunshine so I didn’t want to look even more pale than usual. The second was when I was a bridesmaid in Newcastle and I didn’t want to be the sore thumb that stuck out in pictures, and my final one was when I was asked to review the KissedByMii spray tan.
Enriched with marine mineral extracts the entire KissedByMii range, including the at home products, uses the nourishing benefits of coral seaweed and coastal flowers to replenish the skin’s natural minerals, leaving you with this lovely soft sensation and helps the tan develop well. I met their lovely spray tanner Shelley who made me feel really comfortable and explained what was going to happen, anyone worried about getting your kit off for a tan I would recommend her as she would put you at ease in a second. You can check for your local salons or mobile beauty therapists stocking KissedByMii here.
I didn’t feel sticky after, and I couldn’t really smell the tan either. There’s nothing worse than that weird biscuit smell that usually comes with a tan. Shelley asked me what colour I would like but I told her to pick as she was the expert and it was perfect for me. People told me I had a lovely healthy glow, and a manager that I’d seen not two days before asked one of the girls at my work if I’d been on holiday.
As well as offering a spray tan service, they also have at home products. Lotions, Mousses, Graduals and Temporary, but alongside this they do the Get Your Glow On home care kit for your spray tan. It includes an exfoliator, a tanning lotion so you can extend your tan as you come to the end of the life span of your spray, and a moisturiser and is only £20. I would definitely suggest buying this alongside your tan as it gives you an extended length of tan, and I would also recommend the Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating Wipes which help create an even canvas before tanning and 4 days after tanning you can use them to help the colour fade evenly, they are a god send.
Whether you are a tanning novice like myself, or a skilled home tanner, I would definitely recommend you trying KissedByMii. They also have an amazing make up collection and a dedicated brow department that you should definitely have a browse through too.