Prepping and Maintaining Your Spray Tan

The Complete List of Tips for Your Best Spray Tan Ever | She Saw Style
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For the spray tan newbie, the procedure might seem a little awkward or daunting. Never fear, I’m here to share my top tips for your best spray tan ever!

I had my first spray tan two years ago. It was honestly pretty dreadful. I remember feeling obliged to write about it on my blog, and probably made it sound great. Don’t get me wrong – I loved the actual tan itself, but the experience was a letdown. So when Erin reached out and offered a mobile, organic spray tan, I was a little iffy about the whole thing. I went into the process expecting to dislike it as much as the first time. The moment she stepped into my home, I realized that not all spray tans are alike!

Erin set up her tanning tent, put together her equipment, and then the fun began. Let me tell you right now: there is NO PRESSURE to be fully nude while getting a spray tan. Some people wear a bikini, some prefer to just don a thong, and some like zero lines. Erin has seen it all and is a total professional, so just know that the awkwardness will fade away the second you drop your robe and start having conversation with this sweetie. She was in and out of my home within 30 minutes, and since I chose an express tan, I only had to wait about 3 hours before taking a shower to rinse off. There was no smellno stickiness, and the tan turned out FANTASTIC.

I feel it’s necessary to mention the first spray tan I had one more time because let me tell you: it was icky. It smelled horrific, I had to wait ages to shower, and I literally felt like I was walking around wearing honey as a bodysuit. The spray with Pradas Glow by Erin felt nothing like this at all – and I would go so far as to say the products she used smelled great!

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“Kalua” swimsuit c/o Adore Me | “Dannie” sarong c/o Adore Me | similar necklace | earrings | sunglasses | Prom Gown| location c/o Creek’s Edge at Stony Point Apartments | spray tan c/o Pradas Glow by Erin

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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If you want the tips for your best spray tan ever, then read through these infographics below.

The Complete List of Tips for Your Best Spray Tan Ever | She Saw Style
The Complete List of Tips for Your Best Spray Tan Ever | She Saw Style

These tips were shared with me by the spray tan queen, herself: Erin! She’s given me so much excellent advice, and I’ve seen the proof of these tips put to the test. They truly help my spray tan last much longer and look fantastic the whole way through. If you’re looking for some more details, check out this article, written by the owner of Pradas Glow (who happens to be Erin’s cousin)!

If you’re wanting a celebrity-worthy, beautiful, natural glow for summer to avoid those harmful sun rays, this is where you should start! I have begun to count down the days til my next spray tan with Erin, since that extra golden goodness is such a confidence-booster for this pale princess (especially during swimsuit season)!

Related Posts: How to Maximize the Use of Your One Piece Swimsuit // A Full Review of Creek’s Edge at Stony Point Apartments

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    May 20, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Your spray tan looks so natural!! I haven’t gotten one myself in such a long time. Probably last time was for my wedding prep…eeek that’s been forever! Anyway, you look amazing and I love that it just gives your skin a nice glow!

    xo, Laura

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    May 20, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    I have to admit I’m terrified of getting a spray tan but yours looks great! Xx rebecca

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    Sarah Lindner
    May 20, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    I have had some spray tan nightmares – but that was a long, long time ago! Your tan looks super natural, love that they’re mobile!

    xoxo Sarah

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    May 20, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    You look great! I don’t use tanner, but considering using something similar as a toner because I hear tanning lotion helps to make skin appear more even and smoother, which is definitely something I can get with. Thank you for sharing! If I end up getting one I will have to bookmark this post! <3

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    Taylor Aube
    May 20, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    I just got a spray tan last week and I love it! I think I’ll be doing them more often in the summer. You look amazing, I love your red bikini!

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    Jasmine Vargas
    May 20, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    I had such a bad experience with a spray tan. I ended up having an allergic reaction so I haven’t done since. I prefer to do the self-tanners at home. 🙂

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    May 20, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    We’ve never tried the spray tan method but may entertain the idea now that you’ve enlightened us. It’s hard to forget that episode of Friends where Ross has an epic fail but we’re willing to give it a whirl!

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    May 20, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Love how natural your spray tan looks! Glad to hear it was a great experience for you and these tips are awesome babe!

    cute & little

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    May 21, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Your tan looks amazing! I already have tan lines unfortunately (my training gear doesn’t really lend itself to good tan lines, boo!) and will want to look even at my wedding. I wish Erin lived closer to me so I could use her all Summer!!! Will totally tell my friends in your area about her.

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    Lina Melo
    May 21, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Your spray looks sooo natural! Love so much your tips, they will be super helpful. Also, loved the infographic!

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    May 21, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Great post! You look amazing. My first spray tan experience was very similar to yours and thats why ive been afraid to try it again lol

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    Kiara Carniewski
    May 21, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    I have never had a spray tan before! I have definitely used at at-home products before, but I haven’t loved the results. I might give spray tanning a go to see how it works! Thanks for sharing these tips.

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    May 21, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    I’ve only had one spray tan before but I loved it! I love the glow knowing that I didn’t have to lay out for hours…though I do love the sun haha. So glad you had a better experience this time! Erin sounds like a spray tan wizard! You have that fresh summer sparkle to you!

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    Taylor Mobley
    May 21, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    I love spray tans to start off the summer before I get a real tan! They have gotten a lot more natural and I really like that.

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    Katie Buller
    May 21, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    This is such a useful guide for this time of year! I love applying spray tan when I feel really pale!

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    May 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Your tan looks so natural! I got one last year before I went to Hawaii and didn’t realize that I would sweat it off when we went hiking lol! Will definitely save this to refer back to in the future!

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    Laura S
    May 21, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Such a great post! This is so helpful as we come into Summer!

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    Carrington Barfield
    May 21, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Your tan looks great girl!! These are great tips too. I’m always applying self-tanner or getting a spray-tan and it’s good to know all the things I can do to help it stay longer!

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    May 21, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    I’ve heard some pretty bad spray tan stories but you look amazing! Your tan looks so natural! I really like that you incoporated the infographics chart. It’s easy to follow and super helpful.

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    Kait Elizabeth
    May 21, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Your tan is so good and I love that suit on you! I had the same experience with my first and last spray tan. I may have to try again! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

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    May 21, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Thanks for sharing these tips! I’ve never gotten a spray tan but I’m considering getting one for my wedding in a few months!

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    Kait | Slumber & Scones
    May 21, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    This looks great! I don’t tan naturally at all, so a spray tan is definitely intriguing!

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    May 22, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    I am the WORST at remembering to do any prep for a spray tan! I need to take your advice this spring!

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    Jamaria Johnson
    May 22, 2019 at 12:53 AM

    Super cute pics! Love the red bikini! xo

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    May 22, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Your spray tan looks so good doll! You look so ready for summer.

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    May 22, 2019 at 2:57 AM

    I must admit that the whole spray tan process seemed a bit daunting and wasn’t something I’ve been brave enough to try, but your tan looks super natural. I had no idea you could schedule an in-home service. Game changer! Thank you for the prep tips!

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    May 22, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    I love getting spray tans! So many good tips here too babe! That suit looks amazing on you!

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    Anna English
    May 22, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    I love a good spray-tan! These tips are great.

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    May 22, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Growing up Asian American, my family did NOT encourage looking tan at all! A lot of Asian communities prefer really pale skin for whatever reason. I have never done the spray tanning thing but I really do think I look better tan, despite what my mom says haha! I think I may go for a spray tan too – it looks amazing on you and not overdone (which is a fear I have – think Snooki level tan).

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    May 22, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Firstly, look at your fit body! Kudos. I have never needed a tan, I am lucky enough to be naturally brown … haha … These sounds like great tips and love your graphic there. So cute and professional.


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    May 22, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    I am all about a good self tanner! I prefer that to actually tanning outside!

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    Tara Fuller
    May 22, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    your tan looks awesome! i cannot stand when girls over do it – it either comes out orange or even starts to look green. moderation is key!

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    May 22, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Your tan looks beautiful!! I’ve never had one, but this has me wanting one!! Love your cute swimmie, too 🙂

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    Azanique S Rawl
    May 23, 2019 at 7:39 AM

    I love your swimsuit babe! You look beautiful 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

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    Laura Leigh
    May 23, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    These are such great tips and the Pinterest images you created are amazing gal! You outdid yourself for sure!

    xo Laura Leigh

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    May 25, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Your Bikini is so cute! I don’t use much of spray tans but will share with my friends!

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    Denise Kokinis
    May 27, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    I love these tips for a spray tan! I recently switched from using those booths to having someone spray by hand and what a gamechanger that is! I love all these tips you shared about the before and after maintenance, I always need to remember these.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    Sara Kelley
    May 28, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Stephanie, you look amazing! I know you’ve spoken of body confidence issues but you really do look stunning. I’ve never done a spray tan before because I was always worried I would mess it up. I appreciate all of these tips – I had never even heard of the baby powder one before. Maybe I’ll try to do a spray tan this summer. I’ll have to revisit this blog post to make sure I follow everything correctly!


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