3 Tanning Myths You Should Ignore

If you are new to spray tanning you may have heard some things that have made you think twice before booking an appointment. So, this month I wanted to share some of the most popular tanning myths I hear about and let you know the real facts…

Spray Tans Make You Look Orange…

I’m glad to say that tanning has come so far in recent years and gone are the days where “Orange” was the only shade available. With Sienna X you can be guaranteed of a natural, flawless looking tan every-time. There are only two reasons a tan can look orange and that is because the wrong shade has been applied for your skin tone or the solution been applied incorrectly.

Moisturise Your Skin On The Day Of Your Tan…

Please don’t ever do this. Moisturiser will create a barrier between your skin and the solution being applied. You should exfoliate your skin prior to having a tan to remove any dead skin cells, this will leave you with the perfect base for your self tan or spray tan to be applied. Ensure you are also free make-up, deodorant and perfume free.

Spray Tans Only Last For A Few Days…

How well your spray tan lasts is down to a few key factors. One is how well you have prepped your skin prior to your tanning appointment and the other is how well you look after it. By moisturising daily with an oil free moisturiser such as Radiance Body Balm you will be doing all you can to increase the longevity of your spray tan. Many of my clients get around 8-10 days out of their tans so correct preparation and aftercare advice absolutely key.

As a Master Sienna X Therapist, I prefer to create a bespoke tan for every client that they will not only be proud to wear, but they will feel the most beautiful version of themselves. For me, it’s about creating a natural, flawless looking glow every time!


Nina x

5 Hair Products I Love… And Think You Will Too!

With so many hair products to choose from, how do you know where to start? If you are anything like me, you want it all! Care, shine, style and hold. So, If you are short of time and want products that do what they promise, here are my top 5 products that I love and use day in, day out…

To take care of your colour at home, I personally recommend Wella Brilliance Colour Shampoo. This definitely helps keep my colour brighter for longer and leaves my hair full of shine. It’s available for both Fine/Normal and Thick/Coarse Hair with conditioners to match.

I cannot recommend Moroccan Oil enough. It’s a clever little product and can be used as a conditioner, styling and finishing product all in one. Not only does it smell out of this world, it also detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

To add some texture I really love Label M Texturising Volume Spray. It combines the benefits of a Dry Shampoo and Hairspray all in one. It’s great for both long and short hair and creates volume and texture just where you need it. You can even layer the product to create a bolder, stronger style and create a backcombed look with ease, perfect for day or evening!

This is brand new, Wella’s Mistify Me Hairspray. This fine mist dries in record time, has a fresh scent and won’t leave your hair feeling overloaded. This will give you a firm hold for up to 24 hours and at the end of the day, can be brushed out with ease.

For even more shine, try Wella’s Glam Mist. This is just purely for shine, so without any hold. Think of it as perfume for your hair too, because it smells absolutely AMAZING! The other thing I love about Glam Mist is it doesn’t make your hair look or feel greasy like some other shine sprays can.

If you would like anymore information on any of the above products, feel free to leave me a comment below. Alternatively you can pop over to my Facebook page, where I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Nina x

Picture Credit: Wella, Moroccan Oil & Label M

3 Things You’ll Want To Try This Month

My Wish For You

January can feel like such a long month and often a little flat. The evenings are dark and the hustle and bustle of the festive season is over. However, over the last few years, I have learnt to actually embrace the month of January. It’s a fresh start, a clean slate. 365 days lie ahead to create whatever you dream of! There are three things that I do at the start of each year…

  • The first thing is take some time to reflect on the previous year. I think we are always so keen to look forward to see where we are going or where we want to be, that we can often forget how far we’ve come in a year. A lot can change and good or bad, there’ll always be experiences that I’ve learnt from.
  • I then create my vision board for the year. If you are reading this thinking; “What on earth is a vision board?” I’ll explain. A vision board is a selection of pictures that you collect from magazines, Pinterest or wherever else you want to. The pictures resonate with something you’d like to do or something you’d like to feel. Maybe somewhere you would like to visit or something you would like to buy. One rule for your vision board though is dream big! If you’ve ever read the book “The Secret” you’ll know that Law of Attraction, (LoA) is a really powerful thing. By creating my vision board I have attracted many different experiences into my life. For example, working with Sienna X live at Olympia, being featured in magazines, a new iPad Pro, holidays and lots more. Once my vision board is created, I hang it on my office wall so that I connect with it everyday.

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  • The final thing I do is create my dream jar. This contains all my wishes and goals for the year. I write them all down on a piece of paper, fold them up and place them inside the jar. Each day I’ll pick one out and read it out loud. I then close my eyes and visualise that wish or goal coming true.

This all may sound a little bit woo woo, but it works, I promise! So my question to you is, what do you want to do in 2018? Why not create your own vision board or dream jar and see what dreams you can make come true… I would love to know your wishes for 2018, so why not share it with me in the comments section below.

Whatever the year ahead has in store for us, I hope it’s full of all we dream of!

Love, Nina x