I can’t believe that Christmas is in less than a week!! We did some holiday shopping while we were on our honeymoon, but there are always last-minute gifts that just have to be bought. Today I wanted to share some photos from our honeymoon in Phuket, Thailand and tell you about Lex Sunless Tanning!
First, let’s start off with self tanning. I am self tanning’s #1 fan! Ask any of my friends. I had done VersaSpa in high school, and then moved on to the Jergen’s gradual tanner, and then ended up with self tanning mousse from St. Tropez or St. Moritz. When Lexi, the owner and boss babe of LEX Sunless Tan, reached out to do a collaboration I was so excited! She is an old friend from high school and it’s so awesome to see her growing her business! Well, when I told her that I had never had someone personally tan me, she calmed my nerves immediately. She sent over what I should do before the tan, and what I should do after and the instructions were crystal clear.
The overall experience felt like I got the luxury treatment! She can come to you or you can go to her studio, which is what I did, and she talks with you about the color and wait time you want for your tan to develop. I had no idea you could pick your color and development time so that was extremely interesting to me. Lexi gave me things to put on the bottom of my feet so that they wouldn’t soak up the excess tanner, and then used a brush to blend the color on my hands, elbows, knees and everywhere else that the color could get stuck. She then dusted me with drying powder that smelled incredible and I was good to go! After showering, my tan was literally flawless for 7 days. 7 DAYS LADIES! When I use my self tanning mousse it looks good for maybe 4 days max. I couldn’t believe how well the color lasted and how natural it looked!
I sent over a few questions to Lexi that I have had and that friends have asked me!
1. What are some of the most common reasons why spray tans don’t work for some people? i.e. streaky, splotchy, uneven
Lexi – I think that they do work for everyone, but most have a misconception about spray tans. Spray tans are not just to darken skin tone but to even out skin tones, reduce the the look of cellulite, brighten skin, and give you an all over glow.
2. What other services do you provide? (contouring, etc.)
Lexi – I do everything from classic airbrush spray tans to full body contouring, and even body building competition tans.
3. Are there different colors for your spray tans?
Lexi – Every spray tans is customized to the client, based on skin tone and the look you are wanting to achieve. You can get color anywhere from deep dark bronze to a light glow. I also offer rapid tans that develop in 2 to 4 hours for convenience.
4. What is the difference between having a person spray tan you vs. a machine like VersaSpa?
When you get a Versa or mystic tan you are getting the same color + same amount of solution thats is being sprayed in a general direction hoping that you get a full body tan. When you get a customized airbrush spray tan, you are having a color customized exactly to you with precise detail making sure every inch of your body is an even color. Additionally, I provide all of the extras to make it a premium service. Sticky feet, ph balance prep spray, drying powder, ect.
5. What is your #1 tip post spray tan?
Lexi – Prep and aftercare is so important! You are always provided with all of the before and after care and list of recommended products to ensure best results. It is important to follow these guidelines for a long lasting tan!
I can’t recommend Lexi enough, and she’s currently doing gift cards just in time for Christmas! DM her on Instagram to get the details, but it’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list! There’s nothing like a great tan to pick you up!
Now onto the honeymoon! My husband *still loveeee saying that* surprised me with my dream honeymoon! The location was supposed to be a surprise, but I asked too many questions and found out the country we were going to about a month before the wedding. Oops! Thailand has been a dream vacation for me for as long as I can remember. Phuket in particular too! When we landed in Bangkok for a layover, Den told me where were going and I was so excited! It was 100% worth 2 days of travel because it was perfect. The beaches, the islands, the people, everything was so amazing! I wanted the beach and Den wanted a cultural experience and we definitely got both.
We stayed at the most amazing resort called Paresa in Phuket! In our private villa we had our own private infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea and the best room and staff helping us. We visited James Bond Island, went on a private tour in an authentic long tail boat to a few different islands, snorkeled at Coral Island, stopped at the Bon Bon Island beaches, had a private picnic on a secluded beach, shopped in the Thai markets at Kata Beach and went to an amazing elephant sanctuary called the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Our last night there Den even surprised me with an in-villa private dinner followed by a firework show just for us! All in all, it was the perfect honeymoon filled with spicy food, learning a few phrases in Thai, eating more fruit than I’ve ever had in my life, and the best time with my new husband!
I hope you enjoyed a little peek at our amazing honeymoon, and I really hope you give Lexi, from LEX Sunless Tan, a shout next time you’re looking to get an amazing sunless tan!