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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.

 

 

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.

TRAVEL WITH YOUR TAN

It’s almost time for summer holidays which has us thinking about one thing. How to travel with a tan and maintain it throughout the entire trip.

Here are our travel tan tips:Slide1

Tip One: Prepare your skin!

As we always say, preparation is the most important stage of tanning. And most things in life!

In the lead up to your trip, ensure that you exfoliate every evening and moisturise your skin after every shower. This will remove any dead skin cells and hydrate your skin so that once you’re ready to apply your tan, it will be smooth and even.

Tip Two: The Night Before

Apply pureTAN Dark Tanning Lotion using an application mitt the night before your trip. 

Applying the tan the evening before you depart will give you the optimum amount of time with a great tan during your holiday. Plus your skin will be fresh and radiant from all the recent exfoliating and moisturising.

Tip Three: Stay Hydrated

Travel is not ideal for our skin. Hours in planes and air-conditioned cars and hotels cause intensely dry skin so it is incredibly important to moisturise as often as possible.

The more moisturised your skin is, the healthier you will be and the longer your tan will last.

And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Tip Four: During Your Holiday 

Even though you’re on holidays, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin. You must continue to gently exfoliate every few days, as well as moisturise after every shower. And if you think this requires lugging around too many beauty products, we have the solution- our Pure Moisture Travel Pack with a mini coconut trio including organic coconut oil, body creme and body scrub. And it comes in a super cute cosmetic bag that is perfect for the beach!

Two other important things are:

  • Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with a great SPF.
  • Maintain your glow with a gradual tan.

Our Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser combats these two things at once with an SPF 15, organic coconut oil for rich moisture, and a subtle tan that will keep you bronzed and radiant throughout your holiday.

Now it’s time to pack your bags and enjoy your summer holiday!

Safe Travels,

Glow xx

SPRAY TANNING TIPS

You can thank us later!

We’ve put together a list of the best tips you’ll ever receive for the perfect spray tan. These useful tips will not only guarantee you will leave the salon looking like a bronzed goddess, but will ensure you maintain the flawless glow for up to ten days.

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24-48 hours before spray tan
Get your bikini wax, any other body waxing and shaving out of the way. This will allow the pores to close back up before you get your tan.

Get your mani/pedi before the session otherwise the acetone the nail salons use will remove the tan on your hands leaving them a different colour to your body.

Prepare your skin by exfoliating thoroughly and moisturize!!

The day of
Shower and exfoliate your body again to remove any dead skin as well as any residual moisturizer, deodorant or perfumes. Using an exfoliating mitt and a body scrub, concentrate on your hands, knees and elbows. We recommend our coconut body scrub and pro mitt for exfoliating.

Do not wear any makeup, body lotions, perfumes or deodorants as they react with the tanning properties and could make your skin turn green.

Remove all jewellery

Wear loose dark clothing and a pare of flip slops

Once you’ve been sprayed
Wait a few minutes before getting dressed to allow the tan to absorb into the skin. This will help avoid any bad markings.

Avoid water and sweat for up to 8 hours. This means no shower, no gym, no housework (dream!) and staying out of the rain.

Refrain from using any deodorants or perfumes until your tan has fully developed and you’ve showered. This is the difficult part, as your skin begins to smell, but the wait is worth it!

After it has developed
Have a shower and rinse yourself thoroughly until the water runs clear. Avoid using any harsh soaps as they could strip your tan.

Apply a super nourishing moisturizer such as our coconut body crème which not only smells like coconut heaven, it contains organic coconut oil which is intensely moisturizing and quickly absorbs into the skin. The more you moisturize, the longer the tan will last.

Maintaining the glow
Continue to moisturize your skin after every shower. This is crucial. We recommend maintinaing the tan with our Gradual Tanning Moisturiser which contains organic coconut oil and SPF 15. It’s the perfect replacement for your regular moisturizer and makes your tan last much longer with its subtle daily tanner.

Avoid long hot baths and swimming in chlorinated water.

Pat yourself dry after showers rather than rubbing with a towel.

Shave the least amount of times possible as each shave removes a layer of tan.

After 7 days, gently exfoliate your skin each day so that your tan begins to fade evenly. We’ve all seen those people who look patchy and I’m sure you want to avoid that!

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

GLOW xx

VOILA! Instant Bronze

With the warm weather setting upon us and summer in our sights, it’s time to put the winter wardrobe away for another year and bare a little more skin for Spring.

For most of us, we’re excited about summer and have waited patiently for it’s return. BUT, revealing winter skin can be a terrifying thought for anyone who isn’t genetically blessed with the perfect olive complexion.

Well, we have the down-low on a secret bronzing weapon that is going to give you an instant glow. It’s our PureBronze Instant Wash off Bronzer.

With a simple self application (after exfoliating of course!), the body bronzer is long wearing, transfer resistant, and spreads evenly to give an instant radiant summer glow to any skin type.

Using only the best ingredients and enriched with Moisturisers, your skin will feel soft and supple yet never feel greasy.

This is the ultimate product for anyone who hasn’t had time to apply and develop fake tan and needs a quick fix before heading out for date night. It is also great for adding highlights to an existing tan by applying to legs, shoulders and décolletage.

PureBronze Instant Wash Off Bronzer adds an instant shimmering radiance to the skin and easily washes off with soap and water.

This is a favourite product of top makeup artists, who use our Bronzer on models and celebrities for photoshoots and events. Get the look of some of our favourite girls Gisele, Gigi Hadid, Doutzen Kroes and Alexis Ren in an instant!

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Bonnie Gillies, GLOW GIRL.

Meet this weeks GLOW GIRL

Bonnie Gillies, Oz Beauty Expert

Bonnie Gillies

Our first GLOW GIRL off the ranks is makeup artist and beauty blogger Bonnie Gillies. We got a hold of the busy lady about town for a quick 5 minute interview. Take a peep into the life of Oz Beauty Expert and find out what her favourite pureTAN products are.

Bonnie will also be on our expert panel at the Australian Beauty Expo in Sydney on August 23rd so come by and say hello!

Ready, set, glow…

Nickname: Bon, BonBon, Bonza, B Dawg

Current mood: Happy….. It’s Friday!!!

How did you start your career: I studied to be a make-up artist here in Sydney, then headed overseas to work as soon as I finished. I worked in Asia and the UK as a make-up artist for Elizabeth Arden before I moved into film and fashion while living in London.

Favourite part of your job: Having creative freedom, and meeting new and interesting people all the time. By having ww.ozbeautyexpert.com and working in fashion as a make-up artist I get to work across a really broad area of the beauty world.

Best kept beauty secret: Exfoliate! honestly it’s the only thing that will keep your face any body really glowing. Do it properly at least once a week.

3 Things you can’t live without: lip balm, my hair straightener and fake tan.

Favourite holiday destination: New York, but currently needing a tropical island getaway really badly….. Winter sucks!

Currently listening to: Amy Winehouse

Whats next for you: I’m off to New York for fashion week soon, I’ll be shooting for Oz Beauty Expert and heading to some really great shows. Exciting!

Favourite pureTAN product: Can I have 2? I love the coconut body creme for nourishing my skin, and the Rapid Tan for my quick tanning fix.

 

$32.95

Rapid One Hour Tan $32.95

$27.95

Coconut Body Creme $27.95

To get to know Bonnie even better, checkout her website www.ozbeautyexpert.com or follow her on instagram @ozbeautyexpert

GLOW x

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