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Beauty Blooper: See Spot Dance

Hey everyone! I just want to remind you to keep sending in your beauty bloopers. Help me help your fellow beauty addicts learn from your mistakes and mishaps! Today's blooper involves one anonymous reader's spray tan slip-up.

"I decided to try spray tanning a couple of months ago for a wedding I was attending in the Bahamas. As a first-timer, I diligently watched the video, applied the barrier cream in all the right places and held my breath for 30 seconds like I was instructed. When it was over, I began to towel off until I noticed drippings falling from the shower cap onto my face. I frantically blended them for fear of splotches, and at the same time, I was intermittently wiping off my hands so they wouldn't stain and give away my secret.

"Because I was so concerned with my face, I completely skipped out on rubbing in the self tanner on the backs of my arms, shoulders and back. Four hours later I took a shower and didn't notice a thing.

"In the morning, I hopped on a plane to the wedding where I was excited to show off my new tan. However, just as I was getting jiggy on the dance floor, a bridesmaid came over and gently pointed out that my back was covered in little orange spots. I was so totally mortified that I spent the remainder of my time at the wedding in the bathroom trying to fade the tan spots with lemon juice."

Lesson learned: Be patient and meticulous if you are going to get a spray tan, since there is nothing worse than an obvious, cheetah-print faux glow!

alicia17 alicia17 10 years
I have gone spray tanning two times! At my place there is 3 different levels. I have done level 2 and level 3. I like level 2 the best because it grabs less around hands and feet. Both times though i just look tan and not too orange. Its just important to shave and exfoliate before hand. Also make sure to moisturize like no other! After the spray tan towel off like you just got out of the shower. Do not blend or blot.
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
I think that bridesmaid didn't have to say anything about your back! So you had some orange spots, there's not much you can do about it AT the wedding, and you went from dancing on the floor to stuck in bathroom because of her comment! Sounds a bit catty to me
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
This is my biggest fear about getting a spray tan. Every time I use a self tanner I end up with blotches so I don't even bother anymore.
whiterockgirl whiterockgirl 10 years
I'm a confessed tanorexic and have always had spray tans done by a person not in the booth. I had to end up trying a booth because the shop I used to go to didn't offer the personal spray tan anymore. I didn't like the booth's results at all, the biggest complaint was the uneveness. So my suggestion is if you can get sprayed by a person, do it that way. It costs a bit more but the results are way better.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
There is nothing worse than an white dress with an orange bride
Budderflie Budderflie 10 years
I love spray tans. After a few times you become a pro. I now buy monthly packages. I love only having to go twice a week to look like I spent a month on a beach.
karisaamy karisaamy 10 years
That is my biggest fear with those spray tan machines so I haven't used them.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
awww poor u!
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