Monday, August 30, 2010

Luminess Air Brush Tanning

I will be the first to tell you that I love a good tan. Back in the day I was a fake and bake girl! That was the only way I could get a good base tan all over. My legs are resistant to tans any other way... (possibly because I always wear pants?)

Then as I turned 50, I noticed that there were a few more deep wrinkles that I had not been able to reverse. Now, at 53 I am still trying to turn back time... Ah, vanity, thy name is Cindy...

Wrinkles, however, should be the very least of my concerns. My younger cousin passed away this spring from Melanoma. It's a nasty cancer (not that any are good), but one that could have possibly been prevented with sunscreens and cover ups. This cancer seems to run in our family as I have other family members who have had to have this nasty thing removed from various parts of their body.

So, for my very life, I must stop soaking in the rays. Be it outside on in the tanning beds. But how would I then have a tan?? Clearly, sunless tanning would be the way to go. In the past, I've tried the drug store products, department store lines, as well as once even forking out the money for a spray tan at my local tanning salon... Some worked, some not so much.. some affordable, some not so much!! ALL provided me with a dirty foot look, no matter how careful I was.

Last week I was presented with an opportunity to try the Luminess Tan system. Let me tell you this... I AM IN LOVE!!

What is Luminess? I'm so glad you asked! It is an airbrush application (NOT to be confused with spray tanning or misting) which is so easy to use. The tanning solution smell is not unpleasant. Actually, my husband had a migraine the night we tried it and was real sensitive to smells; yet he even commented that it did not smell. The tanning solution has a bronzer in it to help you see where you are spraying. (and it looks good, too!) If you accidentally overspray an area, just blot it with a dry paper towel.

I tried it on my daughter. We did have a few operator errors but totally not the fault of Luminess. Might I suggest you actually WATCH the dvd first! She, like me, can make Casper the friendly ghost look like he spent a week in Hawaii. We opted to just do her legs in case we messed up. After spraying her legs, they now have a nice tan color. It's not orange! VERY natural looking. One area I am really a stickler about is feet. Hers look awesome. There is no signature sunless tan dirty feet look.

Once I was satisfied that her tan turned out ok (hey, don't judge me! She knew what she was in for!) I tried it. I LOVE IT. It looks very natural and was very easy to use. I even used it on my face with great results. (remember, Vanity, thy name is Cindy? yeah)

For those who like the tanned look, I highly recommend this as an alternative to laying out in the sun, tanning beds and tanning salons in general. The price is very reasonable (how much do you pay for spray tan at a salon over and over again?) This will pay for itself quickly! I promise you won't be sorry. Go to their site and sign up for it. Use your sunscreen and cover up!

Tell 'em Cindy sent ya! :)

Disclaimer: I received the Luminess Air Brush Tanning to review. I was not compensated monetarily for the review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own!