Beach Wedding Beauty: Norvell Spray Tan Review

Norvell Spray Tan

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For my wedding I got an airbrush spray tan from a local salon. The salon uses the Norvell spray tan system and it is by far my favorite spray/self-tanning system. Combining a brilliant, dark, deep, and natural color with a custom application, the end result is a beautiful tan for your beach or summer wedding. I have always loved the color the Norvell system gives me and will continue to use it when I have special events. I enjoy applying a self-tanning lotion myself but for special occasions, I like to have a professional spray tan. I have also tried the Mystic tanning booth and I do not recommend it at all (uneven application, horrible smell, extremely unnatural color, faded quickly, even more expensive, etc).

Even though I did develop a natural tan before my wedding, the darkest tanning color for the system deepened my tan even more. But you may be asking, “What if I have naturally fairer skin?” Choose a lighter shade and the resulting look will still be a natural and healthy glow to your skin. Both my mother and sister, who are more fair than I am and have a reddish-undertone to their skin, got the lighter shades done for the wedding and it turned out great. While traditional self-tanning lotions/mousse leaves streaks if water touches it before the tan has fully developed, my Norvell tan still looked great the next day even though I accidentally spilled water on myself only a hour after application.

If you would like to have these results at home, you can purchase a Norvell system and learn how to apply it (or make a loved one learn, haha). Or you can choose to go to a salon that uses the system (that is reputable, look up reviews) and get a custom application. The salon I went to is Glow Tan and Boutique in Canton, GA. If you live in the metro Atlanta area, I highly suggest you try out this salon. It is a far drive but completely worth it. The current cost of one application is $30 (plus tip if you want) and that is a reasonable price, especially since most salons are charging $35-$55 for either a personal airbrush tan or a tanning booth. If a party of four or more goes at one time (make sure to set up an appointment beforehand), the cost of the spray tan per person drops down to $25. If you are curious in getting a spray tan, regardless of the brand, try it out a few weeks before the wedding to see if you like the color. If you do end up going with the specific brand, I suggest getting the spray tan done two days before the wedding.

I hope all this information is helpful and look out for my next post which will give suggestions for products to bring on your honeymoon!

 

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Beach Wedding Beauty: Kendra Scott Color Bar

I think Kendra Scott’s Color Bar is the greatest idea for bridal jewelry. Not just the jewelry itself, but the excitement involved with choosing the design and gem colors. You have the option of choosing from a great selection of earring, necklace, ring, and bracelet styles, and for my wedding, I chose the Jayna earrings. You can create a Color Bar jewelry item either on the Kendra Scott website or in one of her stores. I went into the Alpharetta location to look at the gems in person then ordered the earrings online (I had an online coupon code). And I absolutely love them!

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You can also create a wonderful memory with your bridesmaids and have a Color Bar Bridal Party at a store. You can sip on some refreshments while all of you create your wedding jewelry together. I would have loved to have done this but it is not the easiest when all of your bridesmaids were living in different states! Even then, all of my girls were able to create their own jewelry for the wedding. I really loved doing this for my wedding. As with their dresses and shoes, I gave them a few guidelines (either the coral gem or any of the neutral colored gems) and let them have the fun of choosing what they wanted to wear.

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Whichever route you decide on in choosing your bridal jewelry, I highly suggest you use Kendra Scott’s Color Bar. Your earrings will have an extra special meaning for your big day. And if you opt for a Color Bar Bridal Party, it will be an experience that you and your girls will never forget!

Wedding photographer: Brenda Upton Photography