The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - DIARY - Lisa wool­ford

AN­OTHER SATUR­DAY, an­other wed­ding — this time the fore­cast was for freez­ing tem­per­a­tures and pour­ing rain. I needed a sum­mer glow (cough ... spray tan) to lift my spir­its. My li­ly­white legs and arms were not go­ing to cut it for the for­mal re­cep­tion.

I ruled out ap­ply­ing my own, po­ten­tially streaky, tan for the oc­ca­sion and booked in with the girls at Es­sen­tial Beauty Tea Tree Plaza.

The driv­ing rain started that morn­ing and showed no signs of let­ting up. Rain is the nat­u­ral en­emy to spray tan but, van­ity over san­ity, I headed to my ap­point­ment.

There was no wait­ing around, I was taken into the booth and my beauty ther­a­pist set to work spray­ing un­til I was medium brown and glow­ing all over. Her at­ten­tion to de­tail was fab­u­lous – tak­ing spe­cial care with my hands and wrists, wip­ing the in­side of my hands to make sure the palms didn’t turn brown. Es­sen­tial Beauty has a fast-dry­ing and de­vel­op­ing tan – you can ac­tu­ally shower within four hours – per­fect for last-minute func­tions – but the girls ad­vise you wait 8 hours for a longer last­ing and deeper tan. I left hud­dling un­der my um­brella and made it to my car in a brief respite from the showers. And en­joyed five days of sum­mer bliss – well, OK, just a “sun-kissed” glow.

Full body spray tan


Es­sen­tial Beauty, Tea Tree Plaza, North East Rd, Mod­bury 8264 1888

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