Tanning!

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  1. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    So for those of us who want to come back home from Mexico a very dark color instead of a very red color.... we tan before we go!
    Did anyone start tanning yet?
    How often a week do you tan?
    Any lotion recommendations?

    I started tanning in January. I've only been like 6 times since... but starting tomorrow I will start going every other day, and possibly every single day as it gets closer.
    I use Pink Diamonds tanning lotion. It has a slight tingle. Some days I barely feel it, while other days I'm roasting it seems! I need to order more on amazon(its wayyyyy cheaper on there). I'm running low though and don't think I have enough time to wait to order more.
     
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    I started tanning about a 2 weeks ago (we leave on the 16th). What kind of bed are you using? I loooovvveeee Black by Designer skin lotion, but it's like 130 a bottle (can get it for 30 on ebay though!!)

    Right now I am using some indoor lotion with bronzing from the Sally's Beauty Supply. It works alright. I like to alternate between using that for a few days and doing once with a sample packet of Black or Luminary. Queen Bee by Designer rocks too!!

    Tingle lotions kick my ass though. They do work. But the warm ness and the redness after freak me out. Haha. I'm only going like twice a week but it is working so far. I hate how expensive lotions are!!
     
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    Yep, just started tanning too. I just bought a lotion called "Believe in Me". My sister uses the "Worship Me". Seems to be working fine. I usually go for a few minutes and work my way up. I just hate laying in there, I get too hot!:icon_eek: LOL
     
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    Started tanning about 1-2 months ago.
    Autralian Gold works fine to me.
     
  5. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I was using Toffee by Hollywood Tans but I dont think they make it anymore.
     
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    I usually just pass out and burn on the beach first day...sleeping with a/c on full and no blankets seem to help...but i have been practicing my drinking to avoid the passing out part:angrymad:
     
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    This is EXACTLY what I did the first year I went to Cancun. I NEVER want to do this again :lighting1:
     
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    Hollywood Tans for us, started this past Saturday!! woo hoo
     
  10. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    I realized that as long as i tan about 10 times before i go, i wont get red while im there at all! I use SPF 30 in Cancun and 15 oil free on my face. last year I got sooooo dark! And I'm hardly Italian! lol. I'm Czech..... and most of us are pigmentally challenged! LOL.

    I'm using a mixture right now. I used to use "toffee" by hollywood tans. It smelt amazinggg!!! Then I switched to Cocoa Butter by Hollywood Tans. Now I use Pink Diamonds. PD has a tingle.... kinda like the icy-hot feeling..... more like hot-hot.... lol. However, I'm used to the tingle now so I'm thinking about trying Black Diamond. Pink Diamond(PD) is a T2 tingle. Black Diamond is T10. lol. I think I'm going to cry the first time I use it! ROFL!

    I hear Black 20x is AMAZING! There's no tingle at all. But it has silicone and all kinds of stuff in it. The lady told me it would even get me dark after ONE tan! I was like Me? are you sure about that? lol. I'm like milk! haha. Still have my tan lines a little bit from last years trip to Cancun. But at the salon Black is $107 USD. Online I found it for like $31. She said it leaves your skin feeling amazing! Better than a baby's bottom!

    Today was tan 2 as of recently. First tan was yesterday. I did tan about 5 times in January though. :D I plan on tanning ALMOST every day for the next 20 days! Then I'm "chucking up the deuces" and heading to the airport to Cancun! :D
     
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    im in serious need of a tan right now....im sooo pale that i can probably blind people :(


    14more days!!!!!
     
  12. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    yeah right you are always tan! BTW I'm calling you right now!
     
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    My husband and I both always tan before we go so the sun doesn't burn us up while we are there. Sunscreen is still a must, but not as much of a concern.

    Going in mid-May, so tanning will begin next week after the Dermatologist appointment for screening. LOL!!! Don't want her knowing how much sun I will be exposed to...
     
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    I am running into the same boat! I have my Dr's appt this month, and I really doubt that I am going to tell them where I am going and that I plan on tanning first!! Sshhhhh!!! Don't tell on me!! LOL
     
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    This is Jack, and I have a lot of German blood. I tan well, but I almost always have a nice red tint, no matter what I do. I do tan before we leave, or just being outside running, etc....gets me ready, but I still burn some. By the 4-5 day if I stay on top of it and don't get to drunk and forget to keep the SPF on, I will get pretty dark, but I can burn at any time.

    GCPSgirl has a quarter cherokee indian in her. We leave in about 80 days, and she tans on a really nice expensive bed. She has tanned twice and already looks very tan. She will probably tan once a week or so until we go. She gets very dark after 3-4 days down south, and rarely burns.
     
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    On week 2 of tanning!!! 18 days and counting!! Still on a hunt for a bathing suit though!!! Damn-I can't decide!
     
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    I am currently Whitey McWhitington. I do like the idea about ordering lotion from Amazon. I hadn't tried that. I will go on today and do so. We leave on May 20 so I will probably start tanning in another week. I can only get there a few times a week so I need plenty of time to build up.
     
  18. HammieJ

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    ughhhh i am soo jealous!! I am not so lucky! :(

    heres a tip. leave the bathing suits at home. They song thong bottoms in the gift shop. Thats all you need at GP :D


    hahaha i used to use that line! my lotion says its in my city but since i didnt pay extra for weekend shipping ill get it monday.

    As far as tanning in mexico.... i wear coppertone spf 30 - blue bottle on my body and coppertone oil free spf 15 (white bottle) on my face. I went through almost THREE bottles in 13 days last year. Thankfully i didnt burn. I just got darker! Darker than Ive ever been ever! Now that i just started tanning, i'm getting dark quick. I think i will forever have the mexican rays in my skin now! :D
     
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    HA!! I am the same exact way! I will probably go tanning before the trip, and then do the spray tan the day before we leave just to top the color off a bit!
     
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    I have some Native American blood, which counteracts the English/Scottish/Irish blood so if I tan before I leave, I will be able to get away with the sunscreen from my moisturizer on my face and SPF 8 on the rest of me. And I only need that to avoid wrinkles :D