Friday, April 6, 2018

The Perfect Summer Tan + Link Up

Aglow Airbrush Tanning #airbrushtanning
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Notice anything different about me in these photos?  I'm tan!  You guys, I have not been tan in almost five years, which if you have been following this blog for a while, then you know!  Between pregnancy, babies, and a couple of skin scares, lets just say that the sun has not been my friend.  Although I've tried a few sunless tanners in the past, I'm really too lazy to use them regularly, so I never achieve my desired color.  So when AGLOW, a local airbrush tanning studio,  reached out to me to try their airbrush tan, I had to give it a try.  Lets just say, I'm obsessed!  Not only was the tanning process easy, but I had the perfect color within minutes.  What I love even more, is that AGLOW's products are all natural, and free of any gluten, nuts, soy, alcohol, oil, and parabens.

The morning before my airbrush tan, I made sure to exfoliate in the shower, and that's all I had to do for prep.  The entire airbrush process only lasted 15 minutes (in and out the door), and before I left the studio, I already had the perfect glow.  You want to wear loose clothing after (preferably in dark colors) while your tan develops.  Then you go about your day.  You can't shower or sweat for 8 hours after your tan, so you want to make sure that you don't have any big plans within that time, as you will feel a little greasy.  However, if you can't wait the 8 hours, AGLOW offers an accelerated rapid tan, where you're able to shower in just 2 to 3 hours after!

The part I was most impressed with, is how long my tan lasted.  It was the third day when my tan began to fade, but the process was slow and gradual.  I still had tan lines after a week, and when I saw  my sister almost two weeks after, she commented on how great my color looked!  AGLOW gave me some great tips for making my tan last, some which included using a sharp razor when shaving, no exfoliating, making sure to moisturize right out of the shower (dry skin can make the tan flake off), and using their tan extender a couple of times during the week.
I have a feeling that I'll be a regular at AGLOW this summer, and if you live in the Boston area make sure to check them out.  They have locations in Bedford and Acton.  Also, mention my name when you book an appointment, and get 20% off your first airbrush tan!

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The feature blogger is Ashley from Le Stylo Rouge.  I'm absolutely loving this look, and the pattern mixing!  Make sure to stop by Ashley's blog and say hello!


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25 comments

  1. I love your tope - it's a stunner! I have a dress that's similar. Thanks for the tanning advise x

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  2. Fake tan is the best way to do it for sure! And this is a lovely glow you have, it's so nice with the white pieces! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have had a lovely week so far, and have a nice weekend ahead of you! We have a fun one, with a BBQ and a party to look forward to :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. Rachael, you look amazing! I have been tan in about 20 years! Ha. I just stay pale and deal with it. I have no patience for any of it. I am loving your outfit. The top is gorgeous and the all white is so chic. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  4. I've been searching for a new self tanner for awhile now, so I'm going to look into this one. You look great! I always love being tan...I always feel so much better! :) Happy weekend!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  5. I love an all white look! Love this top, so beautiful. I am getting my first airbrush tan next weekend before I go away, I can't wait. Yours looks amazing!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  6. You look amazing and your top is so pretty.
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  7. Your tan looks so natural! I'm glad you are doing it safely! Looks like it's coming right in time for the warmer weather, too!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  8. I could def. use a tan! A tan looks so nice with an all white outfit. That top is so, so cute!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Your tan looks fabulous, especially with your all-white look! I am also cohosting a linkup today—would love to see you there!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  10. Okay can I just say I love the fact we're finally talking about the summer tan?! The weather in this country has been crazy lately!!!

    Sending love from Napa!

    Paulina | SHENSKA

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  11. You look fabulous, I've been naughty and been going on the sunbed, which I know is not so popular these days, but I really need a base before I go on holiday. Thanks for sharing I will be looking into this tan product. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  12. Your color looks so natural too! I’ve always been too afraid to try an air brush tan, but they give the best sunless results! You look great girl!

    Brooke
    Pumpsandpushups.com

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  13. Your tan looks amazing, sista!

    And thank you so much for the feature!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. That s a good color! Very natural. Sounds like a plan, I have never done that before.

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  15. Such a stunning all white look! Love that top!

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  16. that tan looks fantastic on you! I love all the white theme, beautiful earrings xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

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  17. I'm one of those who gets a tan even if I'm just walking across the backyard :) but loving my darker skin the way I do, I am totally on board with your new "look", Rachael, love it!!! xoxo

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  18. I love a good spray tan. You really have a really natural looking one. Can't wait to get one!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  19. This is a brilliant post! I never got a summer glow this year, which I don't mind but great post for those who want to keep it!
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  20. The all-white look is so fabulous and elegant on you dear! Love the matching boots and earrings. This is so perfect for spring!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  21. You are looking fabulous! I am loving the all white! I normally have to avoid it because I am pasty white, but I will have to look into airbrush tans in my area! The results are gorgeous on you!

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