A few weeks ago I was headed to Vegas for a girls’ trip, and I was 100% terrified of the pool situation. Not because of the water temperature, not because of the strength of the cocktails that would be inevitably passed around, but because I knew I would be self-conscious about my pale, pasty limbs. I was blessed with my mama’s fair skin, but it takes the effort of a small army to get even an inkling of a tan on my appendages. That is, until I discovered mobile spray tanning.
I’ve got my own preferences for self-tanning, but I can very rarely achieve a deep, noticeable tan without dedicating an hour every night to reapplication. With Kat Phelps’ Glow on the Go system, she comes to your home, sprays you down in a matter of minutes, and then you’re immediately on your way to a Caribbean bronze that would make Rihanna jealous.
I simply lotioned the parts of my body that I didn’t want to be overly dark, and she walked me through the rest of the process step by step. I woke up the next morning, rinsed off the application layer, and that was it! An easy glow that lasted me through my entire trip in Vegas. I felt confident in my bikini, and I love that I didn’t have to fry my skin in the tanning bed.
All of the photos on this post are 100% unedited so you can tell how pale I was to start, and the nice healthy glow Kat was able to help me achieve in the “after” photos below. Her prices are insanely reasonable, and I highly recommend her if you have a big event coming up or just want to feel that special feeling a great tan can give you!
She’s offering Haute in Texas $5 off their spray tans if you mention you heard about her here, and find out more information on the whole process below:
What you need to know before you tan:
Exfoliate skin at least 8 hours before your sunless session to smooth skin for even tanning results. Spend a little extra time on knees, elbows, feet, and hands.
Shave at least 6 hours before your sunless tanning session.
Any waxing should be done 1-2 days prior to your sunless tanning.
If skin is dry apply a light water based lotion lightly and evenly to skin at least 2 hours prior to your sunless tan.
Do not apply oils at any time prior to or after your sunless tan.
Remove make-up prior to your sunless tanning application for best results.
After your sunless tan wear dark loose fitting clothing.
Do not wear wool, nylon, or silk during or after your sunless application and for at least 8 hours as DHA may react with these fabrics and cause staining.
What you need to know after you tan:
For optimal color, wait at least 8 hours after application before you shower.
· For a light, sun-kissed glow – shower after 1 hour. For a golden-bronze tan – leave on for 2 hours. For a deeper, darker result – wait 3 hours or more.
· After showering your skin is left smooth and silky. You will have a light color and the self-tan actives will continue to work, developing and deepening into your chosen tan.
You may see a tea-like color wash off from your first shower, this is normal. What you see washing off is the immediate cosmetic bronzer and what is left behind is a beautiful sunless tan.
Do not apply moisturizer until after your first shower, for this could affect the immediate reaction of the sunless solution on the skin and cause streaking.
Do not exercise until after your first shower.
Moisturize daily, especially after bathing, to maintain your sunless tan. For best results use a water based moisturizer. Don’t use oil based moisturizers, they can cause blotchy areas.
Do not exfoliate skin for at least 48 hours after your sunless tanning application. When you do exfoliate, do so gently and evenly to preserve an even sunless tan.
If sun-bathing remember to wear a sunscreen. Sunless products do not contain sunscreen. Although you look like you have a tan, you will still need a sunscreen to prevent your skin from burning.
About Kat’s Product
St. Tropez Bronzing Mist Express:
The formulation contains fast-acting ingredients that absorb quickly into the skin while intelligent shade technology allows you to select your depth of color.
All spray tans include sticky feet, barrier cream and St. Tropez Express Bronzing mist.
Full Body Spray Tan: $50.00
3 Pack Session: $99.00 ($33.00 a tan)
5 pack Session: $150.00 ($30.00 a tan)
10 pack session: $250.00 (25.00 a tan)
Bring a friend and tans will be $30.00 per person
Monthly: $140/month ($30.00 a tan) * Up to 4 times a month
*Must purchase full amount in order to get discount session price, packages expire 12 months from purchase date.
Spray Tan Parties:
For any occasion!
Great for Girls Day/Night out, Bachelorette parties, Birthday Parties, Weddings, and more!
Host a party of 6 or more confirmed guest and the host tans for FREE.
4-6 guests: $30.00 a tan
7-10 guests: $25.00 a tan
*If your guests fail to turn up and the number drops below 5, the host will have to pay for her spray tan.
Katherine Phelps was a struggling college student and working part time as a server just wasn’t cutting it. She decided to start her own mobile spray tanning business to help pay for school. She had her tanning machine and began by spray tanning her friends and coworkers and then her business blossomed. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and have always been interested in the health and wellness field. She says, “I never dreamed that this is where it would take me, but helping others feel and look beautiful through sunless tanning has been a very uplifting and rewarding experience for me. I love being able to encourage a healthy lifestyle.” Whether you’re a first time sunless tanner or a more experienced tanner, why not go ahead and get that healthy glow with Glow on the Go?
Best way to contact: Call or Text
Thank you so much Kat, Vegas wouldn’t have been as much fun without your help!
P.S. I received complimentary services in order to facilitate this review. Don’t worry though, all opinions are my own!