I’ve a gorgeous post for all you girlies and indeed guys, who want to know the expert ‘in’s and out’s’, of faux tanning! Not only that, I’ve a fabulous competition for you to enter, open to all tan lovers! As I’m not a fan of laying in the sun (as I only freckle!) and I love my skincare, oils and serums too much to undo and add further little lines to my 30 something skin, I love to pop on tan to take ‘the white look away’ as we Irish say. I’m thrilled to have teamed up with Vita Liberata to bring you their TOP TIPS on achieving a ‘Perfect Wedding Tan’! No need for mucky hands, knees and ankles, or worries about sweating and leaving traces of tan on the underarm of your dress! My expert guest post comes from Olivia & Rachel of Vita Liberata – PRO Experts in all things tan plus they’ve given us a beautiful Vita Liberata prize – The Ultimate Bridal Glow Kit – for a lucky bride to WIN at the end of this post!
Hi to all you beautiful brides-to-be! We’re going to give you our BEST TIPS, on perfecting a beautiful tan and what to look for prior to sourcing your tan artist or applying your faux tan DIY style!
Your Wedding Tan will be the most important faux-glow of your life and one of the golden rules for a bride is to look naturally beautiful and never fake as your skin is your most important asset!
Your dress will more than likely be a shade of white, cream or nude, so it is critical that you set it off with skin that is glowing, perfect and naturally bronzed/tanned.
To achieve the perfect wedding day glow, here are our top tips…
♥ Practice Your Wedding Tan Application Before The Big Day!
Practice with your preferred product at least two weeks before the wedding. This will leave you plenty of time for the product to have completely faded before you apply for real two days before the big day! If you have super pale, hard to tan skin, you will get the best result by applying a light product twice in a row. This is true for a spray tan and an at home lotion or mousse.
♥ Choose a Product that Best Suits You for Your Faux Glow!
Your wedding day is not the time to skimp or cut corners and photos will last for the rest of your life, so be sure to choose your professional spray tan artist carefully. Check reviews, go to the salon for a trial! Choose a product that is good for your skin, doesn’t streak, is hydrating and free of toxins! You want an artist who treats you like a Hollywood celebrity and has an eye for detail – attention to detail and takes particular care with such areas as the hands, feet, elbows, knees and neck.
♥ Prepare Your Skin Before Application!
To make sure your skin is in tip top condition, you can prepare by exfoliating with a nourishing skin polish like Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish. This removes dead skin cells without scratching the skin.
If you are applying from home, make sure to follow these simple rules:
- After application using a damp cloth, wipe over drier areas such as wrists, elbows, knees and ankles.
- Do not contact water for at least 6-8 hours (including washing your hands!)
- Avoid activities that will make you perspire and sweat.
- Do not wear tight clothing until you have rinsed off.
- When showering, rinse with water only (don’t exfoliate or use shower gels/soaps) and keep rinsing till the water runs clear
- Use a body moisturiser daily that’s non-oily/non-perfumed!
♥ The Big Finish!
On the day of your wedding, you can add to your glow and give your skin a red carpet finish with a sheer layer of Body Blur on your arms and legs, across your collar bones, and as a highlighter on your cheek bones.
Body Blur is a skin perfector and it uses light reflecting pearls to disguise any blemishes leaving the illusion of longer, slimmer looking, more beautiful limbs. It will catch the light in pictures and be the perfect partner to your beautiful dress. Apply with a tanning mitt, leave to set for a few minutes, and then blot gently with a towel or cloth to make sure there is no transfer.
Take a look at this video for the perfect application:
♥ Now Time to Party!
Now that you have a truly perfect glow, wear your dress with pride and party like never before. This is your big day….own it!
♥ Face Tans for Brides!
The key to bridal makeup is to look fresh faced and glowing. You aren’t going to a night club! Try Vita Liberata Anti Age Self Tan Serum for the perfect dewy glow on face, neck and décolleté, and blend from body to face.
♥ A Few Extra Notes……♥
Vita Liberata offer a fantastic spray tan called ‘Invisi Tan’, the world’s first untinted spray tan! This product is sprayed on to the skin like a normal spray tan however, there is no instant tint so it sprays on clear. Then over 6-8 hours a lovely natural tan develops and will last 4-7 days. This is the perfect spray tan for brides as there is no risk of transfer. It has all the same amazing properties as our normal spray tan, including natural & organic ingredients, no self-tan smell and is super hydrating so it fades like a natural tan.
Lastly, after you the bride have trialled your tan and chosen your tan artist, we would definitely recommend that you all (all the bridal party wearing tan), have your tans done from the same salon/therapist. Someone that you, the bride, now trusts and will deliver the perfect application. This simply means you have one less thing to worry about prior to your big day! Now, get practising and roll on your big day!
Olivia & Rachel – Vita Literata x
♥ Win | The Ultimate Bridal Glow Kit ♥
Vita Liberata are kindly offering all my Brides-to-be and readers, the
Ultimate Bridal Glow Kit
♥ pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse (RRP €46.50) which actress Sofia Vergara actually wore on her wedding day!
♥ Body Blur HD SKin Finish (RRP €37.50) and…
♥ Self Tanning Anti Age Serum (RRP €39.00)
Enter via my Facebook page —>>> Click here
ROI & NI Only!
Competition Closes July 31st – the winner will be contacted and announced thereafter!