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    Default girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    My brother came back from Spain and had a sik dark orange tan.

    Is fake tanning just as good? Or is there some parts of body missing tan? How long does it last? Is it expensive? (I'm based in London) Any other things u think that are worth mentioning?

    Cheers
    Edit: it was almost in this shade but more darker.
    Last edited by klimax; 19th November 2013 at 07:36 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    As this isn't about female fragrance it's being moved to the Men's Grooming section.

    Edit - maybe a tanning salon will be the best place to ask for advice on this, klimax.
    Last edited by lpp; 19th November 2013 at 06:22 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by klimax View Post
    My brother came back from Spain and had a sik orange tan.



    Cheers
    I am not an expert tanner so I have no answers, just questions: What is "sik" tan? Is that something new in Spain? Do we have that available in the US? Is it in UK too? Here there are places called Mystic Tan (I never used them, I just heard they exist) where people pay to get sprayed with a self-tanner. Is "sik" a European version of Mystic Tan?

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    I am not an expert tanner so I have no answers, just questions: What is "sik" tan? Is that something new in Spain? Do we have that available in the US? Is it in UK too? Here there are places called Mystic Tan (I never used them, I just heard they exist) where people pay to get sprayed with a self-tanner. Is "sik" a European version of Mystic Tan?
    Lol sik means cool. My brother came back dark orange. Is there a product like that?
    Last edited by klimax; 19th November 2013 at 07:22 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Lol have you tried troll shoe polish?
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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by klimax View Post
    Edit: it was almost in this shade but more darker.
    I found this:

    But it didn't come with directions. Is it the color what you want? Something in more of a candied yam tone maybe?

    There is some expert advice being offered here: http://www.selftanningqueen.com/
    Last edited by socalwoman; 19th November 2013 at 08:31 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    I found this:

    But it didn't come with directions. Is it the color what you want? Something in more of a candied yam tone maybe?

    There is some expert advice being offered here: http://www.selftanningqueen.com/
    Reem site... My brother came exactly looking like this only my brother has abs, (as do I) and abs look way better tanned.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Post pics of you and your brother please!!!

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    Post pics of you and your brother please!!!
    No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    Post pics of you and your brother please!!!
    lawl

    Quote Originally Posted by klimax View Post
    No thanks.
    lawl again

    Only post pics if you and your brother look like the top person in the picture.

    for swap/sale:





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    I find St Tropez Diamond Tan suits me best. Selfridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Thanks Mr Rogers, I literally have tears from laughing!

    A candied yam tan and a six pack is not for me. I’d take Colin Firth over ‘The Situation’ any day.

    I’ll try to be little helpful, my girlfriends that do the fake bake swear by a thorough exfoliation beforehand otherwise you will end up with a patchy coverage and build the colour up gradually. Or accept that's what genetics blessed you with and go buy some more perfume.
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    Klimax, can you get to Europe easily. You need to get yourself to a spa with Valmont, Thalgo and Cinq a mondes for proper exfoliation and use one of the soft moisturising self tanners.

    And always sunblock sunblock sunblock in the sun. We all need Vitamin D from natural sources....but most leading dermatologists agree late afternoon is the best time. The lizard and crocodile skin look is incredibly disturbing.
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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    I saw lots of women in Italy wearing expensive clothes, expensive bags and also wearing ridiculous looking orange tans - the sort that cannot be achieved while tanning in real sunlight.

    Assuming they weren't skimping of their fake tan stuff, then no, fake tanning isn't just as good as the real thing - visually at least, though plenty of Doctors warn against real tanning.
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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Seems very odd and silly to me that tanning business.


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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Anyone heard of Eco Tan, Lavera, and Santorini Sun? Safest tanning products?? The darker the shade the more potent the chemical(s)..... But still looking...


    http://www.santorinisun.com/sunlesstanning.htm

    http://www.nourishedlife.com.au/organic-fake-tan/
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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    I've heard that the spray tans have a weird, strong odor. Plus they are expensive and don't last very long.There are some good foam tans in a can. Try googling for the best ones.

    People like Madonna have made pale chic. I am pale and just try to moisturize. Go for a healthy glow.
    Last edited by kumquat; 31st January 2014 at 05:27 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Getting this instead
    Sienna X
    http://sienna-x.co.uk/


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    Nice to see this one still running
    Makes me think of being out in Liverpool at night. Most of the girls (and some of the boys) have that orange tan thing going on.
    Someone made me laugh when he described them as The Terracotta Army.

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    ^^ lol

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    my sienna x is coming next day delivery. its labelled professional spray tan. i also bought dove summer glow. damn it smells heavenly, better than all my perfume collection lmao...

    ...such as gucci pur hommme ii, armani attitude extreme, d&g pour homme, guerlin something, and many many others which i gave all away lol....

    p.s. this should be moved to cosmetics and beauty because tanning is to do with both sexes, not just men.

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    O.K. - we'll move it for you!

    p.s. evil is live spelled backwards.....

    btw - I saw a woman earlier today and her apricot coloured coat pretty much matched her face.
    It probably won't catch on.
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    Oompa Loompas rocking green Marlowe Thomas flips. It's an acquired taste.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    O.K. - we'll move it for you!

    p.s. evil is live spelled backwards.....

    btw - I saw a woman earlier today and her apricot coloured coat pretty much matched her face.
    It probably won't catch on.
    Evol is pronounced the same as evil.

    My Sienna C tan arrived. Will be using them and report back.
    Last edited by klimax; 15th March 2014 at 08:22 PM.

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Did your tanning products work well for you Klimax?

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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Oompa Loompas rocking green Marlowe Thomas flips. It's an acquired taste.
    ROTFL! That is hilarious. I am sure one must actively cultivate this taste.
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    Default Re: girls, what do I need to know about tanning?

    I'd get a spray tan as professionals get a better overall coverage than I ever could

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