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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    I am a natural red head (albeit dark red hair not obviously ginger) Im very freckly and very rarely tan.
    I dont wear fake tan as I hate the smell but for the wedding day I wouldnt mind like a sunkissed glow,
    When the kdis have gone back to school I will have two weeks before the big day- so realistically I can only use the sunbeds when theyre back.
    How many sessions do you think I will need and how long for per session just o get a nice kissed look? Or should I just go down the route of fake tan?
    It makes me nervous to attempt it incase it goes dreadfully wrong and I cant wash it off. lol

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I don't tan and I've never been on a sunbed so I'm not much help, however have you tried something like D0v3 holiday glow? My mum uses it and used it for a couple of weeks in the run up to the wedding. It builds a nice gradual tan and like it says on the tin, gives you a nice "glow".

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    And also exciting news my headpiece (inspired by Sarahs labyrinth headress from the ball scene) will arrive tomorrow. SOOOOOOOOOO excited to get it. pics on profile.

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    I used I think it was Johnsons moisturising glow- i wound up so streaky it was awful. Seriously I am terrible at all these beauty treatments.

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    • StaceyH989
      CommentAuthorStaceyH989
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    Hi Stephanie, I agree with Flossie, I used the d0v3 glow gradual before my graduation and it worked brilliantly. Any moisturiser based self tanner will reduce streaks.

    Your headpiece is absolutely stunning :)
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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I'm using sunbeds for my wedding and was advised that If you use a tan accelerator cream and start with 3 mins every 48hr for a week and then 6 mins every 48 hrs for the following week I should have a nice tan by the time of the wedding.
    I'm blonde but very very fair, I dont normaly tan, I burn!
    But so far it seems to be working!

    I wouldnt risk a self tan or fake tan anywhere near a white dress!

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    Thank you Stacey,
    im going to buy a bottle now and see how it develops. I dont want to look streaky/orange on the day. :-)

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    I didn't bother with fake tan or the sunbed. I also avoided the self ones as well as didn't want to run the risk of looking streaky. In all honesty I think it's much more natural just being you on the day rather. Also some of the tan lotions can rub off onto your dress so for me it was a big no no.

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
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      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    i would definitely use sunbeds just for a couple of weeks. youll probably only need 3 sessions, got for 6 minutes first, then 7, then 8 and you will definitely have a nice noticeable tan. I cant deal with spray tans incase they go streaky or my pits go white if i sweat so a sunbed is a much easier option lol xx

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    My thoughts were the same as Lindsey's... I didn't want to change myself too much for the wedding day, I wanted to still be "me" and wanted my OH to recognise who was walking down the aisle towards him!!! Also wanted to be able to look at wedding pics knowing I was "me" :-)

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    Oh definitely Flossie I agree- I dont want to be an oompa loompa just like ive had a couple of days in the English sun. :-)
    Its kind of slimming as well having a bit of colour so thats a winner fr me.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Good luck with trialing and erroring! I always feel slimmer with a tan too.

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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
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    I shall be hitting the sun beds for a about a month before the wedding, but only twice a week for about 6 minutes at a time. I just wan to lose the milk bottle loon lol

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


 
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