First Time Spray Tan? Here’s All You Need To Know…

We all know that feeling a tan gives us, somehow life just feels that little bit better. I’ve been spray tanning for over five years and truly believe that it’s so much more than just a coloured solution being applied to your skin. It’s a mindset game changer and not only improves the appearance of your skin, it makes you feel happier, more confident and slimmer! What’s not to love?

However if you are new to spray tanning,  I completely understand that the thought of getting semi naked  in front of a complete stranger, mastering the “moves” and getting to grips with sticky feet can feel like a daunting experience. But I promise you, the results will be so worth it and I’m here to guide you through everything you need to know…

It all starts with the preparation! This is key and will help you get the very best from your tan, by exfoliating regularly to remove all those dead skin cells prior to your tanning appointment, you will create the perfect base for your tan to be applied.

At your tanning appointment, be completely natural. Remove all jewellery, moisturiser, deodorant and perfume. We will go through a full consultation to ensure the right solution is picked for you and your skin tone. Also, don’t be afraid to tell me your story, is your tan for a special occasion? How well do you tan in the sun naturally? All of this information will help me create a beautiful, bespoke tan just for you.

When it comes to taking your clothes off, it’s completely normal to feel apprehensive, nervous and vulnerable. However, I will do all I can to put you at ease. I will ask you you to step on to self adhesive pads (known as sticky feet) to avoid any tan being transferred to the soles of your feet. I will then apply barrier cream to specific areas to avoid the tan being too heavily absorbed. I’ll take you through step by step each of the moves to ensure that you have a tan you’ll feel proud to wear.

Once your tan has been applied, we will discuss all of the aftercare and I’ll share some tanning tips with you to ensure that you get the very best from your tan for as long as possible.

All that remains for you to do whilst your tan is developing is absolutely nothing! To get the best results, wear loose fitting clothes, keep cool and relax!

If you would like any additional information about spray tanning or would like some tanning tips, feel free to pop a comment below or come and join me over on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, be the beautiful you!

Love,

Nina x

Why I Would Love To Do Strictly…

As soon as Strictly Come Dancing begins, the countdown to Christmas is on! So, this month I wanted to share exactly why I would love to do Strictly!

Now, when I say I would love to do it, I don’t mean I would like to take part in the actual show itself! Firstly, I am not a dancer and secondly I’m not a celebrity, therefore these would be two of the main attributes for the show, that I appear to be missing!

No, when I say I would love to do Strictly, I mean I would love to spray tan for Strictly! Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t because I am a huge fan of any celebrity in particular. For me, this is all about the atmosphere, I bet it’s electric! It’s no secret that tanning is something that I am super passionate about and if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I often talk about how I love the way a spray tan can not only enhance how someone looks, but more importantly how they feel too! I truly believe that a tan is so much more than a solution being applied to the skin, it’s a mindset game changer!

I’m also a great believer in dreams, because without them, what do we have? Sometimes, we just to have to dream big, keep the faith and trust that everything will happen just as it’s meant to. I think Walt Disney sums this up perfectly; “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney himself was living proof of this! Did you know that prior to him becoming a extremely talented animator and amusement park creator, he had had to file for bankruptcy? Oprah Winfrey got fired from her role as a news reporter before she became one of the most famous talk show hosts in the world. J.K Rowling received many rejections for Harry Potter books before her first one was finally published in 1997.

Just for a second, imagine if these three individuals had decided to give up on their dreams? A world without Walt Disney, Oprah and Harry Potter!

My final question; what are your dreams? I’ve told you mine and would love you to leave me a comment below and tell me yours…x

Until next time, let’s go and chase our dreams!

Love,

Nina x

A Day In The Life Of A Business Owner…

Back in 2013 I started my own Hair & Beauty business. It’s been a crazy journey with so much to learn, but four years on and I’m still absolutely loving it! Therefore I wanted to take you behind the scenes and share why running a business is a world far away from lazy days, long lunches and why I wouldn’t swap it for anything…

Morning…

My day often begins around 6.00am when the alarm goes off and after the initial feeling of being way to cosy under the duvet to move, I get up and head straight to the pool for 6.30am and start my morning swim. (I’ll be completely honest, there are days that this is harder than others, like when you have to scrape the ice off the car first or it’s raining) However, this is my chance to switch off from everything for a while and really set myself up for the day.

I get home around 7.45am and depending on what my day has in store, I’ll either be getting ready to head back out the door to work with clients or I will be sitting at my desk planning what I need to get done by the end of the day. One of the many things I enjoy about running my own business is that no day is ever the same.

My first job this morning is catch up on some emails followed by writing a feature for Sienna X to use in their latest newsletter. I absolutely love doing things like this and feel really lucky to have the opportunity. (You can catch up on my latest press features here.)

I’ll then try and break for lunch (this doesn’t always happen) there are many occasions when I get so engrossed in what I’m doing, I’ll look up from my work to find it’s gone 2.00pm!

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Afternoon…

This afternoon I need to do some work on my website, create some social media posts for Facebook and Instagram, place some orders with Wella and Sienna X, create my newsletter and then get my tanning kit ready for tonight… Days like this really light me up and make my heart sing… I love being busy!

Evening…

Tonight I have a tanning party and there is just enough time for me to grab a bite to eat before I need to leave. Tanning parties are always so much fun! What could be better than a night in with your girls, a bottle of Prosecco, a few nibbles and a spray tan? Ooo that reminds me, I need to create the goody bags too! 

It’s now just coming up to 6.45pm and with my tanning kit all packed in the car, I’m all ready to go…

It’s 9.00pm and I’ve just got home. I had a great evening at the party, they were such a lovely group. Time for a glass of wine I think and half an hours relaxation before heading to bed.

Someone asked me recently, “If you were to win the lottery, would you still do what you do?” Without a shadow of a doubt I would! I cannot tell you how much I love what I do. Making busy women like you reading this right now, feel beautiful and giving them back some well deserved “me-time” is one of the best feelings in the world. I may have long days but they are all so worth it and I wouldn’t go back to the 9-5 for anything!

Until next time, go and chase your dreams and love what you do!

Love,

Nina x