Sunday, 28 January 2018

BEAUTY: Staks Spray Tan Review

The days are getting longer and the evenings lighter slowly but surely, we know deep down Summer is just around the corner. The cold damp winter days have really started to take a toll on our skin leaving it dry and pasty (Not a good look on anyone unfortunately). 

All hope is not lost, there are safe solutions to getting your summer glow. 

Staks Sprays are a UK based company offering wholesale supply and spray tanning qualifications. 

I have been qualify in spray tanning for 4 years, it most defiantly is an art to getting a sheer perfect finish but the main factor is the quality of the tan itself. 


Staks sprays have just launched a new tan called LAEX Tan, it is available in 500ml bottles and in 4 tan strengths. 6%, 8%, 10% And 12%. 

Choosing your strength is purely based on your natural skin tone, i am a medium tone and tan well so in the winter i would opt for an 8% and n the summer a 12%. If you burn easily i would use 6% in the winter and 8% in the summer, this will ensure it looks natural.

Why is their new tan so special I hear you ask?
Well it’s a clear liquid spray Tan, You heard me no tan guide!

I for this review spray tanned myself, and I can assure you it was no easy task. I’m pretty sure I wiped some tan on my face (this was confirmed the next morning). 
 I chose to tan at night as I actually get 5 minutes to myself and it gives the tan the longest time to develop. 

I have never worked with a clear tan before so I was dubious about how it would turn out. 
Always make sure you exfoliate and moisturise before you tan (and shave) at least 12/24 hours before the tan is applied. This will ensure you have an even tan and don’t forget to pay particular attention to your knees and elbows. 

It was easy to apply and had a pleasant fragrance, I allowed a good 5 minutes for it to dry (over precautions) even though it was touch dry fairly quickly. I then went about my evening in loose fitting pyjamas (and no bra to be safe). I wore shorts to bed ( I get ridiculously got at night and am my own personal radiator) and in the morning the bed sheets were spotless. I didn’t shower till after the morning school run allowing it to develop for over 8 hours, after my shower I then had time to study the colour and application of the tan. 

I was hugely impressed considering I tanned myself (a first for me) the tan was even and only had buildup on one of my feet. It was a nice warm glow and didn’t have that awful orange tint to it. 



The tan itself lasted a good 7/8 days before noticeably fading, and it didn’t leave residue on my clothing or bedding. 



I am really please with how it turned out.

It’s a nice easy tan to use and looks natural, I chose to use 8% as it’s a good stop gap for my skin colour in the winter months. I have noticeable scars on my legs and the tan evened out my skin tone and made the scaring less visible, i had quite a few compliments from friends after showing off my legs (totally flaunting my tanned legs... totally guilty and also not sorry HA). 

You can find all about Staks Sprays here, as well as info on how to purchase. https://www.stakssprays.co.uk/

Staks Spray tan can be purchased online by anyone 

Please note it is recommended that this tan is used with a spray tan machine, if you choose to use it with another for of application i.e a tan mitt the results may vary and may not be an even Finnish.
 

*i was sent the product for review, however all views and opinions are my own. 

25 comments:

  1. I’ve never tried a spray tan before! It would be so interesting to see how well they work!
    Love, Cally
    www.lovecally.com

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  2. I have never had a spray tan before as I have olive skin but I like how it gave you a nice even golden glow. You look like you had a holiday with that tan it is lovely!

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  3. You did a really good job on yourself! You did make me chuckle about being able to tell on your face the next morning though!

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  4. I have to admit i don't tan a lot as I always turn out streaky but a spray tan sounds interesting and one I might have to give a whirl!

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  5. I've never heard of clear tan either, I haven't self tanned or used a spray before as I worry about it coming out on bedding/ clothing etc x

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  6. I've never used fake tan, so the idea of using one is always a bit nerve racking. This one sounds like a great one though although I'd need to make sure I applied it everywhere!

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  7. I get fake tan done in the summer. This one looks very good

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  8. 7-8 days without any fade is a really good result - mine lasts a few days x

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  9. What a lovely tan. I must admit I've never been into fake tan as I worry about going orange as I'm so Pale

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  10. That's a lovely natural colour. I could do with some of that as I'm looking rather pasty at the moment!

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  11. I have never had a spray tan I'm so pale that I think I would just look silly with one but that's not to say that I wouldn't try it x

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  12. The spray tan colour looks really good and the tone is so even. Because I have tanned skin, I don't need to use this, but will recommend to my friends.

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  13. I've never had to tan due to my complexion but this sounds like a nice one I can recommend to some friends. Great post!

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  14. Looks like a lovely tan, haven't heard of it before either!

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  15. I have always been worried about spray tanning as I didn't want to turn out the dreaded orange... however this is a lovely warm and natural looking tan so I would really like to give it a go. It could turn me from pasty white to golden and lovely!

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  16. ooh it made a great tan. I had one once and looked so orange everyone laughed at me. I need to try it again.

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  17. I've never used a spray tan in my life. I am as white as it gets so I am always worry I will look super fake :-(

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  18. I actually thought the other day how I should go and get a spray tan before we go away :) I love the instant glow and the fact you ave no mess at home. Yours turned out so well x

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  19. I'm a self-confessed fake tan and spray tan queen. You can't beat having a golden glow can you! The Staks spray sounds great, especially if it hasn't stained your sheets over night. I just wish I knew how to spray tan myself now haha.

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  20. I am so so pale and I don't mind that I don't tan but by this time of year I'm practically blue. I've never used fake tan - this is tempting.

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  21. What a lovely tan! Natural tan sometimes gets you burnt. This is just the right kind of tan I would want.

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  22. I don't often use fake tan as it always comes out badly on me but this looks easy to use so I might give it a go.

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  23. I love to have my skin tanned but I never used a spray tan before. I usually am tanned throughout the year naturally because I travel quite a lot to sunny destinations.

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  24. Wow that is quite a good result and very fast! Would you have to wait til this has faded before reapplying?

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  25. Looks like a great tan spray product. I don't use tan products but sometimes they are good to give a glow to the skin.

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