Rawrgirls Review... A Xen-Tan Full Body Spray Tan!

Monday 9 April 2012

Okay so this is kind of part 2 of my afternoon at @thesalon in Woolton, Liverpool!

After my hair was done by Sophie, I went in for my Xen-Tan full body spray tan session with Amy. I met Amy last year at a Xen-Tan event in Selfridges, Trafford Centre so I know she's a real expert and the brand is now the only one I use but I'd never had an actual professional treatment so I was really excited!

This was my first time, so we ran through what I could expect from the session and then I was given hilarious 'sticky feet' for the soles of my feet. Amy left the room while I got undressed and stepped into the tent. If you're wondering, all I kept on was my thong (though paper knickers and bra are available if you prefer). I did feel a little exposed at first but you have to remember that professionals like Amy see all kinds of bodies every day, plus she was really chatty so I soon relaxed and we went through the required poses I needed to hold to make sure my body was completely covered by the spray. Overall the treatment took maybe 30 mins, and I was comfortable throughout the spraying process which was really light and as dry as it could be, it just felt like cool air actually! When I checked myself out at the end, I was like, WOW. I'm naturally ridiculously pale right now, but the finish was a perfectly even and fairly dark tan, hurrah! I've been using fake tan for years and though I've perfected my technique, I could never get such a natural finish as this treatment - amazing!

I left the tan on to develop for a good 8 hours that day, then showered in the night to wash off the tinted top layer, revealing a gorgeous golden glow which looked perfect in the unnatural bathroom light. The next day I awoke to an even better tan as the formula had continued to develop even more overnight, so I decided to grab the opportunity to get some photos in my new, and very summery, Wildfox dress which I thought was best suited to show off how good the tan is, and here you go - da daaaaaaa!

I think this is the first time in 2 years that I have got both my legs AND arms out in an outfit photo. I am notoriously paranoid about my arms, and I never bare my shoulders (this dress would normally be worn with a cardi or shrug at the very least!), but the spray tan gave me the confidence to work it, so thanks Amy and Xen-Tan! The results can last up to 10 days, one of the longest lasting results in the tanning world, so it's ideal for starting a holiday off with, or if you have summer events over a couple of weeks, like weddings :)

You can book a Xen-Tan Full Body Spray Tan with Amy either at @thesalon in Woolton, if you live nearby, or for a home visit if you live in the Manchester/Warrington/Liverpool/Wirral etc areas. It costs a really reasonable £20 per person, and you get a loyalty card which gives you a free session after you've had 5 (and I could see this getting addictive!) :) To book, call or text Amy on 07872342447, or email amy@olive-beauty.co.uk for more info!

J - Wearing a bikini in the rain ;)


  1. Love the outfit! SO jealous over your jc's


    Rose x

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