Well, I had my first organic spray tan yesterday and I must say, it was wonderful!
I have to admit that I am not a spray tan person. I love the sun. I tolerate the tanning bed. But I hate the feeling of “ick.” To me, spray tanning is “ick.”
I know the statistics and I know the risks associated with regular tanning, but I am a slave to that golden look.
So when My Daily Thread editor gave me the RAW Organic Sunless Tanning assignment, I must admit that I was skeptical. I mean, come on, how could something made from “all natural” ingredients still look and feel good?
Needless to say, I had my doubts.
And then I spoke with the owner, Tiffany. Her own personal story of surviving melanoma skin cancer really struck a chord with me. After all, she’s around my age. She grew up in the sun, like I did. She was also skeptical about sunless tanners, until she had no other option.
So she did what anyone in her situation would do: she hunted down the best sunless tanning solution she could find. And she made it better.
The all natural component of the RAW base is key, according to Tiffany. While spray tans are better for you than the sun or the tanning bed, what is really seeping into your body through the skin? Chemicals. Yuck.
The solution’s organic ingredients include, rosemary, aloe vera and a bark extract that helps tighten cellulite and reduce wrinkles.
Sign me up!
So yesterday when I met Tiffany down at her tanning studio in Inman Park, I was already pretty pumped about the product.
The cool art gallery vibe of the studio and the one-on-one personalized attention to your tan didn’t hurt my excitement either.
After all the build up, it would have been devastating to hate the way I looked after my spray down (which took all of about 7 minutes!). But I LOVED it!
The color is fabulous! I’m a light tan color, I don’t look like I just stepped off a cruise, I don’t look like an oompa loompa, I just look sun-kissed. Perfect.
But the best part about RAW might be the price. Even with all of the celebrity-like attention you receive, Tiffany has made her prices compete with those of a typical tanning bed. How about $70 per month for UNLIMITED tans??!! AND you’re the color you want to be right away, no going four or five times until you see results!
Plus, Tiffany will even come to you if you want. I thinking “Tanning Party.” Who’s with me??!!!