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5 TIPS FOR WINTER TANNING

We’ve put together our top 5 tips for winter tanning, to make you feel better.

Yes it’s winter. Yes it’s freezing. Yes we’re all rugged up. But none of these are excuses for not looking and feeling your best.

Adding a touch of bronze throughout winter, makes the drabbest of days feel a whole lot better.

While we watch friends and family travelling throughout Europe on instagram and see their tans get darker, don’t miss out on getting your own glow on at home.

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Here are 5 quick tips to help you stay bronzed and beautiful throughout winter:

  1. Exfoliate regularly using an exfoliating mitt and a beautiful body scrub. We tend to get a build up of dry skin throughout winter, especially in areas such as elbows and knees.
  2. Moisturise your skin with a rich body creme after every shower. Don’t neglect your skin just because you think people won’t see it. Skin hydration is key to anti-aging and also makes a faux glow last longer.
  3. Choose a shade of fake tan that is a shade lighter than what you would use during summer. This helps make the tan look more natural.
  4. Use a lightweight face tan a couple of times a week to keep your face looking fresh and vibrant. This also makes your tan look more natural, by having your face match your body.
  5. Using a gradual tanning moisturiser is an all-round fantastic beauty product for winter. It includes a rich moisturiser and a subtle tan. It can be applied each day in place of your regular moisturiser and helps to build a subtle glow rather than an intense fake tan. It also won’t leave any streaks so you can get dressed immediately after. No waiting for a tan to develop in the freezing cold required!

 

Nicole Lucas, GLOW GIRL

Meet this weeks GLOW GIRL…

Nicole Lucas, Beautiful, Social Media Star & celebrities’ go to fashion Guru

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Our Glow Girl Nicole Lucas is a talented stylist with a very unique sense of style, which is why we set our sights on her to style our recent PureTAN campaign in Bali!

Nicole’s individuality and creative eye for fashion trends has brought her around the world, styling celebs and landing a job as Fashion Editor at Girlfriend Magazine.

Nicole took a break from her busy schedule to have a chat with us and answer a few fun questions we had to get to know her better!

Nickname: Nikki or Lucas.

Current mood: Cold but excited.

How did you start your career: I studied at FBI Fashion College when I was 17 and started interning. My first job was Fashion Assistant at Shop Til You Drop Magazine

Favourite part of your job: Styling and working on shoots.

 Best kept beauty secret: Using sticky tape when putting on winged liner.

 3 Things you can’t live without: My friends, my boyfriend and my family.

 Favourite holiday destination: Ithaki, Greece.

 Currently listening to: Sorry by Rick Ross.

Whats next for you: I’ve just joined Girlfriend Magazine as Fashion Editor, which is exciting! Next for me- more and more styling and working on an exciting project at the moment.

Favourite pureTAN product: Organic Extra Virgin 100% Coconut oil.

Follow Nicole for the latest fashion trends on Instagram @nicolelucasstylist XX

SPRAY TANNING MYTHS

 

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Are you afraid and nervous about getting a tan because of all of the tales and myths associated with tans? Orange face, two toned colour and streaky body?

Well We’re here to set you straight and tell you the truth about Spray Tanning!

Myth #1 You Will Be Orange

This is one of the main reasons why so many people are put off by receiving a spray tan, the fear of looking unnatural, orange and being called an Oompa Loompa!

Your tan will look orange if you do not use the tan correctly and if you do not take the right steps to prepare for the tan. If your skin develops an orange hue, it is not because of the tanning solution it is because of the applier.

You do however need to make sure that you choose the right shade of tan for your skin type. PureTAN’s Spray Tanning Solutions come in a medium bronze shade and a dark bronze shade allowing different skin types to get the right bronze glow.

Myth #2 Spray Tans are Bad For You.

Spray Tans aren’t harmful to you or your body. There is no more chemical residue in Spray Tan products that aren’t in other tanning products; Spray Tans would only be dangerous if you swallow a large amount of tanning spray mist – To avoid this, close your eyes and mouth and cover your nose.

Myth #3 The Tan Is Difficult To Take Off

It is a common perception that Spray Tans can be difficult to take off. If you are using the right tools, your tan can easily be removed. Applying moisturiser every day will help you when the time comes to remove your tan, try PureTan’s Coconut Crème Body Scrub it has a moisturising function as well as an exfoliant. A removal mitt is also a quick and easy solution to remove all tan from your body, PureTAN’s Pro Self-Tan Removal Mitt will help your tan come off with hot water and a scrub in one shower.

Myth #4 Spray Tans Don’t Last

I’m sure many of you might think that Spray Tans are a waste of money because you have heard that they ‘don’t last long.’ The longevity of your tan is dependent on your skin care. Proper exfoliation before your tan will allow the tan formulation to stick to your skin cells. Regular use of moisturizer after your tan can expand the life of your tan too – try using PureTan’s Coconut Body Crème to moisturise and hydrate the skin.

Of course, you can expand your tan for even longer with gradual Tan lotion. PureTan’s Gradual Tan is the perfect product to apply on your skin to keep a nice subtle glow of your existing Spray Tan, with it’s moisturising function it will double your tans lifespan.

Myth #5 Moisturise Before You Tan

Whatever you do, do not moisturise before you receive your spray tan. The moisturiser acts as a barrier between your skin and the tanning formula that will prevent the tan from sticking to your skin cells. All you need to do before your tan is exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate!

Happy Tanning

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FIRST DATE SPRAY TAN

Preparing for your first date can be a daunting experience. You want to look perfect and make a lasting impression, and understandably having the perfect tan is very important. A spray tan is the answer to ensuring you’re glowing and feeling confident. Have you heard the funny saying “Thursday- the day I tan and go from a 5 to a strong 8”?

A spray tan can’t be left to the last minute. You need to plan ahead and book in at your nearest salon at least two days before your date. 1. it gives the tan time to settle in and look natural 2. it ensures any fake tan smell will be totally gone 3. it allows time to access whether you need a top-up.

Choosing the right colour tan for your skin tone is one of the most important things when it comes to spray tans. If you’re not sure, trust in your spray tan professional who will be bronzing you. Remember, they do this all day every day and they DO know best. Ou
r best piece of advice would be; don’t go too dark. Stick with a colour that is a couple of shades darker than you’re natural colour. This way, you will look natural and will avoid looking orange.

If you’re feeling like you could go a little darker than you’ve been sprayed, we recommend using our gradual tan each day to build up more of a glow, and on the night of your date add a touch of instant bronzer to key areas that you’ll be showing off such as your legs, arms or décolletage.

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Our staple spray tan solutions are available in Dark and Light/Medium, however we’ve developed a beautiful Rapid Tan which is now available at salons around Australia.

Rapid Tan was created with the modern women in mind who is busy juggling a work/life balance. It develops in just 1 hour, however the longer you leave it on to develop, the darker your tan will be. You’re in total control of the depth of your tan.

To book in a pureTAN spray tan at a salon near you, check out our we site: https://puretan.com.au/stockists/

Or if you’d like to become a stockist or make a recommendation of salons suitable for pureTAN, get in touch HERE.

Glow on xx

WINTER SURVIVAL

HOW TO MAINTAIN A NATURAL GLOW THROUGH THE COOLER MONTHS WITH PURETAN

As the sun sets on summer and winter creeps in, it’s time to bid farewell to that beach tan.

From wind to heating, harsh winter elements leave skin dry and dull. But with the use of pureTAN’s range of premium tanning and skincare products, you can maintain a radiant glow year round.

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To create a natural looking tan throughout winter, pureTAN has developed three products that work to develop a subtle glow; Everyday Gradual Tan, Face Tan and Light/Medium Tanning Foam. Each product will revive your skin and have you looking like you just stepped off the plane from Santorini.

Enriched with the highly nourishing and anti-ageing properties of 100% Pure Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, the gradual tanning moisturiser adds a touch of tan each day until you reach your desired level of bronze. Both the Gradual Tan and Face Tan include an SPF 15 to assist with skin protection and anti-ageing.

The pureTAN Face Tan is ultra light and prevents a winter washed-out face. It contains a gentle, fast drying tan and can be worn alone or under makeup. It is non greasy and won’t clog your pores. But don’t forget to match your makeup to your new tan.

Developed for busy people who demand a rich tan now, the pureBronze Instant Tanning Foam is available in 2 shades, Dark and Light/Medium. For a more natural looking tan during winter, pureTAN recommend the use of the Light/Medium which is a moisturiser based formulation including soothing aloe vera and green tea. The non-streaky formulation conditions your skin as you tan. The ultimate winter skin life saver!

Each product will guarantee that you look and feel great year round. Survive this winter with pureTAN.

All products are available now at www.puretan.com.au, MYER, Priceline, Big W and selected salons & pharmacies nationwide. Click HERE for locations.

Gradual Tan $17.95

Gradual Tan $17.95

Face Tan $19.95

Face Tan $19.95

Instant Tanning Foam $34.95

Instant Tanning Foam $34.95

RED CARPET READY LIKE A STAR

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You don’t have to attend a Red Carpet event for you to look like a celebrity!

Owner of PureTAN Danielle shares her Self Tanning and Spray Tanning tips that will help us look like stars just like PureTAN’s celebrity clients, Carrie Bickmore Tania Zaetta, Tegan Martin, Sherri-Lee Biggs and the Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Chyka, Lydia and Janet.

When talking about the best time to receive a tan, Danielle says that the perfect time to apply self –tan or receive a spray tan is 1-2 days before your event.

“If you receive a tan on the day of your event, it may lead to last minute disasters or an unsuitable shade of bronze with no time to fix the error,“ she said.

Danielle advises that you need to allow time for your tan to fully develop so you can have the perfect golden hue.

“Applying or receiving your tan 1-2 days before ensures that your colour looks rich and fresh and allows time for any touch ups you may need.”

“Adding an extra touch of bronzer to your skin will allow your bronzed skin to glow even more and light up the room, ” she said.

And there you have it ladies, all the pre tanning tips you need that will have you looking like a red carpet celebrity!

Happy Tanning
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No time? Rapid 1 hour Tan

Rapid 1 Hour Tan

Does your decision not to fake tan ever haunt you?

Blaming your tight time schedule as a reason not to tan because it takes too long is a complaint we hear way too often, and luckily for you, PureTAN has the solution.

We have what you need to look like a bronzed goddess in just one hour!

Gone are the days you need to wait three hours sitting in an awkward position, wearing baggy clothes trying not to sweat or get wet waiting for our skin to glow.

Our 1 Hour Rapid Tan makes it possible for you to quickly tan before an event, go on a last minute girls night or even to the gym looking like you’ve just stepped off the plane from the Amalfi Coast without the hassle of waiting around that comes with your ordinary tanning lotions.

Applying the same rules you would with other fake tan lotions, make sure your skin has been shaved and exfoliated.

Skip the moisturising step, as our 1 Hour Rapid Tan is already enriched with moisturiser and apply the tan evenly in circular motions starting on larger surface areas like your arms and legs. Then, concentrate on blending the product onto your knees, elbows, heels and knuckles that are usually the driest part of our bodies.

Wash your hands immediately and wait for the formula to dry for 10-15 minutes before dressing.

After only ONE hour from application, shower and dress!

You can find our 1 Hour Rapid Tan is available online and in stores for $32.95

Happy Tanning
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RACING SEASON TANNING GUIDE

We’re in the full throws of the Autumn racing season which means it’s time to prepare your outfits, and how you’re going to pair your beauty with each look.

It’s no secret that a tan not only goes with everything, it has the magical ability to make your outfits look that little bit more amazing. Having a tan makes colours pop, and gives you a boost of confidence.

But don’t become a victim of a bad race day tan. You’ll be standing in broad day light so every streak and every blotch will be noticed. As well as the infamous “carrot” look.

Here is a guide to preparing the perfect tan for the Autumn racing season:

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  1. Exfoliate! Remove all dry and dead skin cells by gently scrubbing your skin in the shower or bath, with a loofa and an exfoliating body scrub. This will avoid any blotches as tan tends to stick to dry patches of skin.
  2. Hydrate: Keep your skin hydrated by regular moisturising and drinking plenty of water. But DO NOT moisturise clean skin before applying the tan. Moisturise regularly after you’ve washed your developed tan off.
  3. Tan ahead of time: We recommend applying your tan a couple of days before the races so that you have time for the colour to settle, any smell to disappear, and enough time to apply another coat if you haven’t achieved your preferred darkness yet.
  4. Don’t do these: apply deodorant or perfume before you’ve washed the tan off (you could end up with green arm pits), exercise while the tan is developing (your tan make get sweat marks) OR wear tight clothes until after you’ve had a shower (you could end up with terrible marks).
  5. Find the right colour for you: Now this is absolute key to not turning orange or looking streaky. If you’re fair skinned either use our light/medium tanning foam or our gradual tanning moisturiser. These will give you a nice subtle and natural glow and you won’t look like someone off Geordie Shore. This will also allow the opportunity to apply another coat if you would like to go a little darker.
    For darker skin tones, use the dark tanning lotion or rapid 1 hour tan. The rapid tan can develop in 1 hour, or can be left for 3 hours if you’re after a deeper colour.
  6. Use an application mitt: These will change your tanning life forever. Promise! They allow for super easy application, and ensure no streaks. Rub the tan on in a circular motion and I guarantee you’ll be tanned to perfection.
  7. Adjust your makeup: To keep your tan looking natural, you MUST change your makeup to suit your new skin tone. Find a lovely foundation that blends and make sure you apply it all the way under the chin, to the start of your neck.
  8. Finish with a touch of shimmer: On the day of the races, add a touch of body bronzer to your legs and décolletage to make sure you’re radiating glamour.

We hope these easy steps to a perfect race day tan help you prepare for a fun day out.

Come and visit us at the MYER Fashion on the Field at the Championships Stakes Day, Royal Randwick Racecourse this weekend and next. We’re proud to be a sponsor of such a fantastic event each season.

 

 

PROLONG YOUR TAN

How to make your tan last as long as possible..

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Okay, you’ve done the hard part – standing stark naked in front of a stranger while they spray brown liquid all over your body….now you have to make sure you maintain the tan and make sure it lasts.

I know I know, I said the hard part was over, but luckily for you our PureTAN products have just what you need to make your job a lot easier in making your skin glow and look sun kissed for longer.

HOW TO GLOW ON

Moisturise

After your shower it is important to moisturise, our Coconut Body Crème contains organic coconut oil that hydrates and moisturises the skin which helps the tan to last

Remember, the more you moisturise once you have received the tan, the longer the tan will last.

Hydrate

Drink, Drink, Drink!

Drink as much water as possible! It’s not only great for your skin but scientists believe that keeping hydrated can help extend the life of your skin cells, so drink away and your tan will stay!

Cheat

Maintain your glow by topping up your spray tan with our Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. It not only moisurises the skin which makes the tan last longer, it provides a subtle bronze tint to your skin that will extend your tan.

Avoid

Having long hot showers.

Oil based make up remover

Exfoliating your skin

Rubbing your skin dry – pat your skin with a towel

For wholesale and stockist enquiries, or to find your nearest salon check out our website.

GLOW ON
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PURE BEAUTIES 2016

The most exciting news of the year has arrived! We’re thrilled to unveil our brand new Pure Beauty campaign featuring the spectacularly beautiful Brooke Hogan, Madison Edwards and Sarah Czarnuch.

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Bikinis and kaftans packed, we travelled to one of our favourite holiday destinations, balmy Bali, to spend a few days relaxing poolside with the girls (and cocktails in hand!) at the stunning Karma Kandara resort, and shoot our favourite campaign yet!

From the sparkling turquoise blue pool to the white sandy beach below the cliffs, this luxe resort played the ultimate back drop.

Photographer Bonnie Cee captured the bronzed beauties effortlessly in their element, while makeup artist Bonnie Gillies perfected the girls tan with our range of products.

Bonnie G spray tanned the girls the night before the shoot in our dark spray tanning solution and added an extra layer of bronze the day of the shoot using our Instant Wash Off Bronzer. Finally, an ample lathering of our organic coconut oil on their bodies added an extra sheen and enhanced the tan for the shots.

Stylist Nicole Lucas not only brought a whole lot of LOL’s to the trip, but pulled the looks together for the shoot with a splash of her personality shining through in the colours and accessories. Nicole styled the girls in Jets Swimwear, Kopper and Zink, and Suboo.

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After a day in the scorching sun with an incredible team, we finished it off with a refreshing group jump into the pool.

Our villas, each with their own private pool, were a relaxing sanctuary to unwind after the shoot. But the following day we were ready for a new adventure…

The girls all jumped in a car and we headed to Seminyak for a serious girl-time session.

First up we did a little shopping at the markets (hello crochet bikini’s!), followed by hour long massages at BodyWorks. Then it was time to get down to business.. a swim and cocktails at Ku De Ta, then onto Motel Mexico for taco’s, too many margarita’s to remember and a few sneaky tequila shots. And last but not least, we headed to La Favela for a serious boogie on the dance floor.

Needless to say, we all felt a little dusty the following day but the incredibly fun night was worth it. And what better place to recover than at Karma Kandara?

Now we’re back and ready to make 2016 our year, and we’re kicking things off with the first instalment of our killer new campaign. We hope you love it as much as we do, and we can’t wait to show you more over the coming months.

And don’t forget, we’re on the hunt for our next pure beauties so if you want to be a part of our next shoot, ensure you tag your tanned pictures with #purebeauty @puretan.

Glow xx

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A HUGE thank you to our sponsors Karma Kandara, Jets Swimwear & Kopper and Zink.

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