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If you aren’t aware, I’m a natural redhead. You know what this means? I’ve been pale my entire life. I’m not just saying that I was fair, I’m saying that you could probably see my blood pumping through my veins I was so pale. A few weeks ago, I bought a spray tan machine off of Amazon for a few reasons.
The main reason being that I love the look of a spray tan, but I hate going to get one. I worked in a tanning salon when I was in my early twenties (I know, kinda funny, right?), and I knew things that I probably shouldn’t have known about the tanning booth. Either way, it was weird.
Another reason is that they can be so freaking expensive. I never wanted to sign a contract for spray tans at my local tanning salon, and if you just wanted them for special occasions, it was still super expensive, and it was just a machine doing it, no humans were involved.
The actual process of choosing a machine
I’m pretty sure that the last human spray tan I had was when I was a sophomore in high school which is not recent by any means. I got the idea to start looking for machines literally out of nowhere. Here I was at 10pm looking up a spray tan machine on Amazon.
Pro Tip: Amazon reviews are there for a reason, read them.
After reading about 1000 reviews on Amazon, I ended up pick the Oasis Spray Tan Machine Kit that came with spray tan solutions, as well as an actual tent for spraying, and even things to put on your feet to protect the bottom from any residue.
It seemed the most straight forward out of all of the machines. Considering that me and my partner have never used a spray tan machine before, this seemed like the most logical option. It also seemed like the best deal as well. I was able to get everything I needed to get started for just under $220 bucks.
The first spray
I’m kind of mad at myself that I didn’t take photos of the first time using it! Shockingly enough, it actually went okay! My first time using this machine was the day before the Fourth of July, I know, I was brave.
The end result was actually great! It seemed like I had been somewhere and had it professionally done. I waited the full 8 hours for the tan to develop, and I used the Norvel Venetian Solution that came with the package, and it gave a really natural tan.
One error that we made the first time was spraying way too close! There was quite a bit of running and dripping, and it was kind of a panic moment! We were able to use a sunless tanning mitt that I already had to rub out the bad spots, and it ended up looking great!
My final thoughts on my spray tan machine
I’m not going to lie, I have become fully obsessed with my Oasis Spray Tan Machine! It is just incredibly easy to use, and is perfect for beginners. I have used it about four times now, and my partner has used it three times and he loves it too! The solution that came with the package is still going strong, and we haven’t had to purchase anything else.
One thing to note is that the solutions that come with the Oasis Spray Tan Machine are quite rich in color. Even though I am quite pale, I like a deeper tan, so it doesn’t bother me at all. If you’re looking for a lighter tan, then I think you would need to order another solution, but they are actually quite affordable!