Are You Being Kind To Yourself?

August Blog Post

I meet women every single day, who before stepping into my tanning tent, say sorry! “Sorry I’ve gained a few extra pounds since I last saw you, sorry about my big boobs, sorry about my stretch marks and my cellulite” 

I completely understand that getting semi naked in front of someone, let alone if it’s the first time we have met, a complete stranger. It can feel like a daunting and vulnerable experience. I remember my first ever spray tan, feeling exactly like many of you do. I was nervous, embarrassed and felt completely out of my comfort zone. I’m sure many of you reading this can resonate with this.

But let me ask you a question, the things you say to yourself about your body, would you say that to your best friend? Would you look your best friend in the eye and mention her big boobs, would you mention her stretch marks or cellulite? For the point of this blog post and because you can’t physically answer me as I type this, I’m going to assume the answer to that question is no. Of course you wouldn’t! We live in a world where we build women up, right? So if the answer is no, why do you feel it’s ok to talk to yourself like that?

Why don’t we build ourselves up? Instead of looking in the mirror thinking about all “the bits” we don’t like, why don’t we think about all the bits we do like? Is it because we are British and can’t take compliments well? Who knows, but hand on heart ladies, all I see when I tan you, is where I can create my magic! For me, there is no better feeling than seeing someone step out of my tent, looking down at their tan line and say wow, that’s amazing! I feel amazing! I love giving you that confidence to wear your new skirt, or helping you feel beach ready!

You are not being judged in any way, you will be made to feel at ease and as comfortable as possible. But most of all I want you to feel the most beautiful version of yourself and own it!

Maybe the next time you aren’t being kind to yourself, replace it with something, no matter how small that you like or even love about yourself!

Until next time, throw kindness around like it’s confetti, but start with yourself first!

Love,

Nina x

Do You Have A Question About Tanning?

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Tanning can feel like a daunting experience, whether that’s booking a professional spray tan or tanning yourself at home. Therefore, this month I wanted to share with you some of the most frequently asked questions I get and give you the facts so that you can feel the most beautiful version of yourself…

Q: I have fair skin and have never tanned before, what would be a good product for me to try at home to see if I like it?

A: I would always recommend using the Sienna X Gradual Self Tan first of all. It’s like a moisturiser, so has no guide colour to it, but it’s a really great product to use as you can gradually build up the colour to your desired shade. The Sienna X Sleep Drops are also a really nice way to add a little colour to your face too! You would just apply 1-2 drops to your night cream or serum and then rub all over the face and blend into the neck area.

Q: I’m really worried that if I have a spray tan, I’ll be Orange! Can you give me any advice?

A: Spray tanning often gets a bad reputation for looking Orange and smelling of biscuits! Sienna X formulations are packed full of natural ingredients to ensure you not only look beautiful in a natural glow, but you smell good too. During a consultation, you should be asked about your skin, how well you tan naturally in the sun and what your tan is for. This then helps your therapist advise you on the perfect solution for you. Spray tans are only ever orange, if the wrong shade is applied, or if the application has been done incorrectly.

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Q: What can I use at home to avoid those tell-tale signs of tanning?

A: I would always recommend Sienna X Secret Tan Primer. This helps to stop the tan being too heavily absorbed into dryer areas such as, elbows, knees, hands and feet. You would just apply and then be able to use your favourite Sienna X self tanning product over the top.

Q: Can I still get a spray tan whilst I’m pregnant?

A: I would always recommend after the first trimester (12 weeks) hormones have settled down and a spray tan would be perfectly fine to have done. It is the safest form of tanning you can have.

Q: Are Sienna X products vegan friendly?

A: Yes. All of the products within the range are all vegan friendly, cruelty free and paraben free too. If you are an extreme vegan, the only product that wouldn’t be suitable for you is the moisturiser; Radiance Body Balm as this contains a small percentage of Lanolin.

Q: Can I have a spray tan before going on holiday?

A: Absolutely you can! There’s no better feeling that glowing with confidence from the start of your holiday. You would still need to apply your SPF as the spray tan solution doesn’t contain it, but it does allow you to build up a natural tan over the top.

I hope you have found this helpful. If you have any other questions about spray tanning or self tanning, please feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment below or alternatively, you can pop over to my Facebook page.

Until next time, glow with confidence…

Love,

Nina x

How To Glow with Confidence This Spring…

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After the cold Winter months, our skin can sometimes feel a little dry and lack lustre. Which is why there is no better time to revive it. If you are new to spray tanning, you might not be aware of the benefits it has to offer, so this month, I thought I’d share how to glow with confidence this Spring…

  • A spray tan can beautifully enhance the appearance of your skin. It can also help to camouflage small scars, stretch marks and blemishes.
  • We all want to feel as healthy as possible and a spray tan gives you that feeling from the moment it’s applied. We all crave Vitamin D during the winter months, so by having regular treatments, you could have a tan all year round.

  • Sienna X spray tan solutions are packed full of natural ingredients too, including Aloe Vera, Calendula, Shea Butter and Kiwi Fruit Extract. All of these have amazing anti-ageing and moisturising properties.
  • Spray tans can actually boost your happiness, leaving you feeling fitter, healthier and more toned.

I am a firm believer that a spray tan isn’t just a solution being applied directly to your skin, I think it’s a mindset game changer. I also think we all deserve to feel beautiful and glow with confidence and I am so passionate about making my clients feel this way.

For more information about spray tanning, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me via my Facebook page.

Love,

Nina x