Gettin' your glow on with The Tan Bar

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Shoes, the gown and all tans brown, that’s what brides are down for.

With all of the tans available on the market these days, how on earth are you supposed to decide which one is best for you? Well for one, a tan trial is a must, and two - if you’re not out to look like either an oompa loompa or ready to hit the Gold Coast clubbing scene, you should probably hit up The Tan Bar.

After an epic fail initially on my own tanning trial down south, when The Tan Bar approached me to trial their new range of solutions I just had to jump at the chance and do the groundwork for you. The philosophy is simple - No double coats, just natural, healthy and glowing tans that work with your skin tone, and that’s what I’m all about. Plus, they’re bound to be partner approved!

There are four available tans in the Moroccan Tan range that are likely to suit almost all of us glow-getters. With a mixture of purple and green bases, and varied developing times it is well worth trialing a couple to ensure you’re nailing the look you’re after.

 

Moroccan Accelerated ** CW Fav

Developing Time: 30 minutes to four hours, I left it on for six though for a slightly darker finish.

Base: Purple and green, so it’s fab for nearly all skin tones

The Result: Total, utter perfection. Even before washing I would have been quite happy with the colour. It didn’t leave me with that ‘tan smell’ at all, and there was next to none as I washed it off before bed.

 

Moroccan Original

Developing Time: Eight Hours

Base: Green

The Result: The lightest of the three tans with a ‘standard’ developing time, the original gave my skin a nice glow. It would be perfect for a bride who just wanted a beautiful golden sheen without being too many shades darker.

 

Moroccan Dusk ** CW Fav

Developing Time: Eight Hours

Base: Purple

The Result: A beautiful, medium hue tan. I felt like it just glowed a bit more than original with this one. There was hardly any transfer on my sheets compared to normal tans I’ve had in the past, and the smell wasn’t offensive at all.

 

Moroccan Nights

Developing Time: Eight Hours

Base: Purple

The Result: The darkest of the lot, I did find it clung more to my eczema patches (something to keep in mind if you share the struggle) but it did wear off perfectly. The transfer was more like a regular tan, and it did smell a bit more of the same too.

  Moroccan Accelerated

Moroccan Accelerated

  Moroccan Dusk

Moroccan Dusk

  Moroccan Nights

Moroccan Nights

 

Tanning tips for the perfect bridal glow

Ensure you are regularly exfoliating and moisturizing your skin in the lead up to getting your tan. Pay close attention to areas like your elbows, knees and ankles where the skin can be a bit tougher. There is no need to moisturize once you shower before your tan.

If you’re waxing before your big day, ensure you do this a couple of days prior, or you’re going to end up with multi coloured private parts from doing it after!

Ditch the bra and wear loose clothing after your tan has been applied. A strapless top can be a great option if your dress is also strapless to ensure your chest, shoulders and neck stay in perfectly bronzed form. Jandals are a great option too. Don’t get wet, and try to avoid sweating in between getting your tan and washing off the bronzer. This will help it stay even.

When you wash off your tan it will continue to develop over the next 24 hours so do monitor this. Some people can even prefer the way their tan looks on the second day.

To get the most out of your tan, ensure you moisturise twice daily and use a gentle body wash in the shower. Dab yourself with your towel as opposed to rubbing.

When it comes time to remove the remaining residue, I love to use a sugar scrub which provides a gentle exfoliant and will also keep your skin nourished.

 

In glowing, tanned confidence,

 
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