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BOUDOIR DIARY

Boudoir: to spray tan or not to spray tan



Back in the day, the look of fake tans was so orange that I did not recommend it. Boy! Have the spray tans have come a long way!
I decided to test it out myself, being a spray tan virgin. I only did the self-tanner thing once with the orange palm result. And was forever traumatized.
So! Thanks to Jenn from schulzbeauty.ca I got to try it out.

FIRST let me give you the tips.

Schulz Beauty recommends:
1) shower and exfoliate really well before your appointment
2) after showering no moisturizers, perfumes, makeup (GASP!)
3) after the spray tan don't get wet/gym/sweat for 6-8 hours ( 8 hours for best results)!
4) after the spray tan no heavy exfoliation
and lots and lots of moisturizing to extend the life of your tan!

More FAQ's here 


I followed it to the T, except the makeup, I wore my naked face but never without  mascara. I figured that would not interfere and I look awake.

So I did my scrubbing and my shaving the night before, figuring too that the shaving of the winter fuzz would exfoliate a lot of it. I was a bit wrong. 
And then the sweating part.  I wear extra strength stuff, still some of my armpit area looked funny but nothing noticeable.

And here is what I recommend:


To go there: in the summer is easy to just plop on a dark summer dress and be loosey goosey but in the winter with the layers and all those skinny jeans it's so hard! I wore my sweat pants. And of course in that area  where her place is located, everybody is so fancy you feel schlumpy. But with a great tan afterward. Bra is truly optional.

Wear: If you are comfortable wearing nothing, be naked. Or wear the tiniest G-string possible and go topless or with pasties. Jenn is cool, and the room is very private. Keep in mind that whatever you wear will leave the tan lines, so wear a bra top that looks like lingerie- like a strapless bra or a demi cup one.

I am sucking it in as much as I can.


Start exfoliating a week before your appointment daily. You can't believe the stuff that doesn't get scrubbed that often. Especially in the middle of winter. One spot I missed my inner arms and around my ankles. Yeah, they look clean, but the dead skin shows like dirty tan skin. So use a sugar or salt scrub a week before, and then keep rubbing stuff off during your showers. And the night before do the last one with the shaving.

Avoid white stuff. What I liked about it, it looks great right after the application,  technically after you shower (min 3 hours) it sets you won't stain, so you can  pretty much have a shoot the same day or the next. But 3-5 days is fine too. As long as you moisturize. Mine was still ok at day 9.

And Ta-Dah! That is right after the magic, and then it develops a deeper tone :) Not orange looking at all! It takes only 15 minutes!


I forgot to suck it in.

This is me and Lily- this is 3 days after the tan, no super white legs and smooth colour all over.


Can't wait until the next one :) Get yours here http://www.schulzbeauty.ca/toronto-spray-tanning/




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Tips: Chic for winter boudoir


When outside it's brrr, we can heat things up with your session! There is something really sexy about a lingerie item with a loose sweater and knee high socks. Or even a touque! Gives you that effortless sexy like: "oh why yes, I hang out at my house with matching lingerie sets and just a sweater because it is chilly" HA! Not like my batman pajamas. It is all an illusion.

We can always pretend is winter season, this tip is for all year round comfortable sexiness.
After you have taken some with the sweater, you can showcase your lingerie. A good place I have found to have a great variety is online store Adore me - besides my trusty Winners - at a great price, who doesn't want to shop online? That is how you found me :)

 


The main tips for cozy winter boudoir:
                - Bring at least one lingerie matching set.
                - A couple of sweaters, one could be off the shoulder and another one a cardigan type
                - Knee high socks
                - Touque or warm hats
                - Plaid shirt
                - Or the regular pajama pants and no top work too! (it's all an illusion :P)


Some inspiration








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