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Old 03-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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I spray tan a lot, but don't recommend it before a beach vacay. Chlorine and salt water will definitely wash it right off, it will likely be streaky depending on the moisture level in your skin. I would say, go natural with lots of SPF.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #17
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Have somebody spray you by hand. So much better coverage and the solution is amazing!!!

Moisturizer. Moisturizer. Moisturizer.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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I've had spray tanning done several times in the past but my all time favorite is by bare minerals. QVC sells it. You can apply it before you go and take it with you in case you need touch ups. That's what I always do right before a cruise. It comes with a brush and you can see where you have applied it.i like it because it last several days and only by day 4 or 5 you might need a touch up. With the spray tan it might start coming off within a couple of days and also leave you with those dark spots alon your body. Good luck in finding the spray tan or self tanner that works for you
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #19
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Thanks again for all of the great replies! I ended up trying the Versa spray tanning. So far, it looks very natural and isn't overdone in any way. I guess it takes up to 12 hours to fully show the color, so we'll see how I wake up in the morning. They did tell me the ocean water wouldn't be too great for it, but I won't be in the ocean until we're in Cozumel which will be on Monday, so by that time, it will likely be wearing off anyhow.

I did buy the extender lotion, but after I got home, I noticed it also has the bronzer in it. I'm not sure if I'll use it or not. I saw someone posted about using the lotion afterward, so if you have experience with that, can you let me know if it really helped your tan to last longer?

Thanks again for the great tips! Hope I still look normal in the morning.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #20
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I have never used the extender. But have done the versa tan before all three of our cruises. I just always feel better with a little color on my white legs. I love the way it turns out and color has been great. Yes, it fades. But for the life of your cruise, it will look great. The extender lotion sounds great. Might have it try it in June. Have a fabulous time.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
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I have never used the extender. But have done the versa tan before all three of our cruises. I just always feel better with a little color on my white legs. I love the way it turns out and color has been great. Yes, it fades. But for the life of your cruise, it will look great. The extender lotion sounds great. Might have it try it in June. Have a fabulous time.
How often did you do the Versa tan? The place I went to had a special....if you were a new customer, you could purchase two sprays for $26, so I have one left. I could go again tomorrow, but would that be a good idea? When I looked online, it sounded like they say to repeat it in one to two days, but the gal I asked at the place didn't think it would do anything if I repeated it again tomorrow. I should probably be happy with the one I have. Knowing my luck, I'd for sure look like I spray tanned if I did it one more time that soon. Any advice for that? Thanks!

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #22
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I should correct my previous post. Online it didn't say that you SHOULD repeat it in one to two days. It said that you could. I'd love to do it again if I knew it would look good but don't want to mess it up either. Any tips on this would be GREATLY appreciated. While I should be packing like a crazy woman tomorrow night, I've scheduled a highlight and haircut. Why not do a spray tan too?

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I got a special too the last time I got a tan. Still have that one left. I have never done one right after the other so I'm not sure what it would do. I have always tanned the night before we fly out. And then I always have pretty good color right through the end of our cruise week.
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I should correct my previous post. Online it didn't say that you SHOULD repeat it in one to two days. It said that you could. I'd love to do it again if I knew it would look good but don't want to mess it up either. Any tips on this would be GREATLY appreciated. While I should be packing like a crazy woman tomorrow night, I've scheduled a highlight and haircut. Why not do a spray tan too?

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I'm glad it worked out for you. I have done the mystic as well. It's nice to have a little something.

By the way, was anyone thinking of Ross in that Friends episode?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:13 AM   #25
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I've gotten dozens of spray tans, all by professional airbrushers who come to my home. (I have a 3 yr old so using a mobile service is wonderful, otherwise I'd have to arrange babysitting just to get a spray tan). My tans always come out looking great and not orange. If you come out orange, you went to a poor place!

I will Absolutely be spray tanning before our cruise, no doubt about it! Have fun!
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:13 AM   #26
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I'm glad it worked out for you. I have done the mystic as well. It's nice to have a little something.

By the way, was anyone thinking of Ross in that Friends episode?
Totally thought of Ross! My husband thought about doing it and I couldn't quit laughing! I envisioned him having a Ross experience.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:05 AM   #27
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We leave Friday for a cruise on Saturday. Anyhow, I was just wondering how many of you have spray tanned before your cruise? I've had several cancerous moles removed in my short 42 years of life (and most were in my early 30s), so tanning in the tanning bed just isn't an option for me. I'd like to have a little bit of color though, and spray tanning seems like a pretty harmless thing to do.

I just wondered if you've had it done what your experiences were? Were you orange? Was it obvious you had it done? Or did you love it? I'd love to hear from you because I certainly don't want to show up and have everyone on our cruise know I spray tanned! TIA!

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I always spray tan before I go on any vacation including cruises!! I would recommend you go to someone who does it by hand rather then a booth that way they can control the amount of color. The colors now a days are soooo much better then they use to be.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:08 AM   #28
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Get a professional spray tan

I always get a professional spray tan prior to my cruise. Well worth the $50 plus tip. You get in a tent and the technician hand sprays you with an airbrush type machine. There are rules however that need to be followed and I have attached them. I never look orange or streaky.

http://www.heavenearthsalon.com/site...mendations.pdf
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #29
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A good, thorough exfoliation prior to spray tanning, will go a long way as far as how well and even your finished product looks.

Additionally, I believe you get far superior results from an experienced technician than a machine.

Finally, Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! (Minimizes flaking and it makes it last longer)

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