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GLOW GIRL, JOHANNA

Introducing this month’s Glow Girl, Johanna..

Johanna a.k.a. Beauty on Film in the instagram world, is a force to be reckoned with.

She is not only a professional beauty guru who knows how to spray tan to perfection, but she is a talented photographer who takes beautiful images that make her subjects feel confident and powerful- everything we want to feel as women!

That being said, Johanna was the ultimate Glow Girl we wanted to partner with on our most recent campaign. She “gets” the pureTAN brand in every way, so it was a no-brainer to ask her to shoot for us.

Johanna travelled to Bali and captured some of our favourite images of our tan, and continues to produce content using pureTAN on her models.

    

Between her busy work schedule and having a young family of her own, we managed to stop her in her tracks for a quick few minutes to give you a little personal insight into the girl we’re obsessed with following on instagram!

Here we go..

Nickname: Hanna

Current mood: Tired after a ten hour day in Sydney shooting

How did you start your career: I started as a makeup artist and fell in love with working on photo shoots. I would take photos on my phone ‘behind the scenes’ and a few models encouraged me to pursue photography as they liked the mobile captures that I was taking, So I began experimenting in 2014 and haven’t looked back

Favourite part of your job: Making new friends and shooting in amazing locations.

And living for captures that takes my breath away.

Best kept beauty secret: Slather coconut oil everywhere. I cover my skin in it every night and will often sleep with it in my hair and wash it off in the morning. It’s great for skin tone and fading scars and stretch marks.

Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about you: That I am a mother to two of the sweetest little girls.

3 Things you can’t live without: My girls, Coffee and Paw paw cream

 Favourite holiday destination: I don’t tend to holiday in the same place twice as I like to visit new places, however I had my favourite holiday in Hoi An in Vietnam.

Bali is a second home which is always nice to visit, and I love to explore the Northern NSW coast here in Aus. It’s stunning!

Currently listening to: 90’s RnB after finding a treasure trove of cds in my garage from my teens 🙂 (Boyz II Men, Lauren Hill, Toni Braxton… list goes on)

Whats next for you: More travel and shooting with many new faces

Favourite pureTAN product: The face tan. It gives an amazing natural colour in just one use. I sleep with it on once a week.

 

 

To check out her work, head over to instagram and stalk her profile here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOW ON xx

Mamma Mia! The Musical with PureTAN

Mamma Mia! We’re thrilled to be a part of one of our favourite musical productions ever.

As the official tanning partner for Mamma Mia! the Musical, we’re currently touring Australia with the talented cast and crew to make sure that everyone stays glowing and golden for each performance.

Mamma Mia! is set in the Greek Island- one of our favourite holiday destinations. And one thing we know for sure, is that nothing compares to a rich Mediterranean tan.

So what to do to achieve this colour from the other side of the world you might ask? Simple, Pure Bronze Xtreme!

Our Xtreme tan develops into the deepest, darkest colour in our range within 1-4hrs.

Enough about the tan for now.. let’s talk about the show.

Mamma Mia! is jam packed with the greatest hits by ABBA. It’s a fun and fabulous show, but our favourite part has to be the ending. Not because we want it to finish (actually the complete opposite), but because the music steps up a notch and the cast embrace full-blown ABBA costumes.

We’ve never EVER been to a musical before where the entire audience is up, dancing and singing along having the greatest time ever.

We’re not biased at all. But this has to be the most fun musical we have ever seen and we highly recommend securing yourself tickets.

Mamma Mia! is currently showing in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre until May 6, and will be hitting the following major cities next:

PERTH- May 2018

MELBOURNE- July 2018

ADELAIDE- October 2018

You can purchase tickets here: http://www.mammamiathemusical.com.au/tour-info/

See all of you dancing queens there! Glow xx

HOW TO REMOVE FAKE TAN

It’s the golden question.. how to remove fake tan?

And it’s one thing that new users of fake tan fear.

While you may have applied to perfect even tan, it doesn’t always come off the same way. Tan can tend to stick to particular areas, and wear off on other areas faster. It might not look pretty while it’s wearing off, but it sure is easy to get rid of it you do it the right way!

Exfoliating prior to tan application, and moisturising regularly while you have the tan on, both help immensely with the even-ness of a tan.

But inevitably there will come a time when you need to get rid of the remnants of the tan to prepare your skin for another application.

The easiest way to remove fake tan is by using a great exfoliating body scrub, and an exfoliating mitt, either in the shower or in the bath.

Baths are great as they allow your skin to soak and soften, which in turn makes the removal slightly easier.

But we understand that not everyone has the time to sit and soak, or even has a bath tub at all! So a shower is a great alternative. Once in the shower, ensure your entire body has been covered in water for at least a couple of minutes.

Then apply a generous amount of a gently exfoliating scrub to your hand, or for optimum results to a mitt. Scrub in small circular motions on your body, starting from your feet and work your way up your body.

You may need to scrub a little more rigorously on areas that tan tends to stick to such as your toes, knees and elbows.

We have a fab coconut body scrub which is made using organic coconut oil that nourishes and hydrates, and ground coconut shell to exfoliate away the dead skin and tan.

It may take two showers or baths to completely remove all evidence of your tan, and it is better to do it over two sessions than to damage your skin by scrubbing too hard in one go.

If you have any questions or need tanning advice, send us an email and our tanning guru Danielle, and pureTAN founder, will be on call to help.

GLOW

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HOW TO APPLY FAKE TAN DURING WINTER

We get asked regularly “how do I apply fake tan during winter?” so we’re here to give you a few simple tips to follow for the perfect (streak-free) winter tan.

Firstly, we can’t stress enough how important it is to gently exfoliate your skin in the bath or shower before you plan on applying your tan. Use a great exfoliating mitt, along with a body scrub for the ultimate results. This removes all dry and dead skin cells that sit on the surface, and evens out the texture of the skin, ready for tanning.

COCONUT BODY SCRUB $22.95

Now we know it’s cold and you don’t want to sit around waiting for your tan to develop, so we have created the perfect product to get you tanned quickly. Our Rapid Tan is fast absorbing, and contains nourishing ingredients that tan and moisturise your skin in just 1 hour. No waiting around in the cold, waiting for your tan to develop. You’ll be beautifully golden and ready to shower in 60 minutes. It’s the ultimate product for winter tanning!

RAPID TAN $32.95

To apply your tan in a fast, clean and streak-free way you MUST use an application mitt. Squeeze a dollop of tanning lotion onto the mitt, and apply the tan to your skin rubbing in a gentle circular motion. Start with your feet and legs, and work your way up your body.

APPLICATION MITT $11.95

While you wait an hour for your tan to develop, we recommend wearing loose clothing and avoid wearing a bra or anything that could rub on your body. Also stay away from water, sweating, and DO NOT apply any other products to your skin such as deodorant, moisturiser or perfume. These could cause the tan to change colour, or they could make marks in your tan.

Nobody wants an uneven or discoloured tan.

Once your hour wait is up, jump in the shower and thoroughly rinse your body with water. Do not use soap! This will prevent your tan from fading quickly, and also drying your skin out.

Our last tip to help with your winter tan goals, is to moisturise moisturise moisturise! Twice a day is the optimum amount. By hydrating your skin you will add longevity to your tan and it will also add an additional touch of glow to your supple skin.

We hope these tips help get you through the remainder of winter with a beautiful tan. If you have any questions you’d like answered, feel free to email or comment on our posts and our tanning experts will share their advice.

GLOW ON xx

THE BEST PLACES TO ESCAPE WINTER AND STAY TANNED

No matter where you are in Australia at the moment, it’s safe to say that the temperature is dropping and you can’t escape feeling the cold. Here in Melbourne it’s certainly taken an arctic turn!

So what is one to do when the cold sets in? Get a spray tan, and head to the tropics.

With inspiration clogging our feeds daily with amazing destinations, we’ve taken our top 5 places as seen on instagram to share with you.

It’s time to get inspired and book a trip away..

  1. MALDIVES- featured on @seewantshop
    With crystal clear water, private over-water bungalows and beautiful sunshine, the Maldives is on our bucket list for escaping the winter chill. Lisa from See Want Shop recently travelled here, and we couldn’t help but envy her every time one of her posts popped up in our feed

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  2. AMALFI- featured on @sincerelyjules
    Jules is our style icon, but also our tan inspo! She travelled to the Amalfi Coast recently and her photos are… Wow! Beaches packed with umbrellas, pizza, wine and sunshine. How could you go wrong travelling here. Consider this trip booked!

  3. BAHAMAS- featured on @alexisren
    Water like we’ve never seen before, and a golden body like we’ve never seen before. Model Alexis Ren travelled to the Bahamas and proved to us how much we NEED to make our way there and build on our tropical tan! Bright blue water, perfect white sand and sun drenched palm trees. You’ll find us avoiding winter in the bahamas!

  4. SANTORINI- featured on @ohhhcouture
    The scenery in Santorini is truly something else. This is one of our favourite places to relax in a glamorous setting. White traditional villas atop dramatic cliffs with views out to the deep blue ocean and volcanoes, our favourite past time is tanning by the pool in Santorini and watching the incredible sunsets in Oia.

     

  5. THAILAND- featured on @sjanaelise
    Our founders Danielle and Michael got married in Thailand and it’s not hard to see why. A relatively short international flight from Australia will land you on the tropical beaches of Thailand. Best thing? It’s hot all year round! And did we mention thai cuisine is our favourite? Bronzed babe Sjana has got us dreaming of going back to visit soon..

And want to know what our favourite travel companion is? We can’t go anywhere without our SPF Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. This is a must for protecting your skin, hydrating your skin, and adding an extra glowing boost!

Available here: https://puretan.com.au/shop/gradual-tanning/gradual-tan-spf15-200ml/ 

GLOW ON xx

 

BASE FOR YOUR FACE- Tanning your face with Puretan

A base tan for your face…

A question we get asked a lot is whether it’s OK to use tan on your face. Which it absolutely is! However the problem is, that we wash and cleanse our face so often that the tan wears off our face faster than it does our body.

This causes your face to be several shades lighter than your body, which is not what you want. Especially if you’re going makeup free.

We’ve developed the perfect face tan which can replace your daily face moisturizer or sunscreen as it is hydrating, fast absorbing and has an SPF 15 included. The tan in our Face Tan is subtle so that you can build it up each day until you reach your desired colour.

The light weight, fast absorbing formulation allows you to put makeup straight over the top without it looking greasy.

Our Face Tan also just won Instyle Magazines Best Beauty Buy awards, so you know you’re onto a winner!

If you have blemishes, pigmentation or freckles on your face, our Face Tan is a great way to hide the imperfections and balance out your skintone.

With ingredients such as organic coconut oil and aloe vera, our Face Tan is also rich in antioxidants which help repair the skin and also assist with antiaging.

A tip to remember with your makeup when wearing fake tan, is that you may need to change your colour. Go a shade darker than you regularly would to avoid an obvious makeup line.

Get your Puretan base for your face here: https://puretan.com.au/shop/retail-tanning/face-tanning/face-tan-spf15-50ml/

GLOW ON xx

HOW TO SAVE MY SUMMER TAN

We’re 6 weeks away from Winter, which means your summer tan is surely fading. Your worst nightmare right? Ours too..

Thankfully, we’ve got great tips and the best products to keep your skin glowing year round.

Whether you’re a low maintenance tanner who likes a subtle glow, or you’re serious tanner who loves a deep tan 12 months of the year, we have you covered.

We’ll start with those of you who still have a bit of your summer tan lingering. At the moment, you only need a subtle boost to your tan to bring you back to that good good glow. We recommend replacing your regular body moisturiser with our Gradual Tanning Daily Moisturiser. It includes a tiny bit of tan so that not only are you hydrating your skin, but each day you’re building up your tan until you reach a level you’re happy with. Then you can alternate days using your regular moisturiser, with our Gradual Tan.

If you’re already feeling a bit too pale for your liking and that you need a tan, and fast, you can’t go past our 1 Hour Rapid Tan. Not only is this treasured product a beautiful rich tan, but as the name suggests it develops in just 1 hour! Seriously.. have a shower, exfoliate and wash your hair. Jump out, dry your skin and then apply your tan. By the time you dry your hair and decide on your outfit for the day/night, the tan will be fully developed and it will be time to pop your hair into a shower cap and jump into the shower to rinse your body. It’s perfect for the cooler months. No waiting around in the cold for your tan to dry. This tan develops before you’ve even had the chance to think about anything else.

Now lastly, for the less dramatic tanners. For those of you who like a subtle, natural glow and have fair skin. Our light/medium tanning foam is the perfect shade for you. It adds a touch of golden tan to your skin with our fast drying foam formula. And it’s so natural looking that no-one will suspect that you’re wearing fake tan. Apply with a mitt for an even all-over tan.

We can’t wait to see you all glowing your way through winter xx

PERTH BEAUTY BREAKFAST

How lucky we were to spend time with some of Perth’s finest beauties, beachfront on a hot summers day.

If you haven’t been to Perth, add it to your bucket list. The beaches are incredible and the babes are beautiful.

Because Perth is literally the most isolated major city in the world, sometimes we forget that it is an option for a holiday destination, and head overseas instead.

But not this time.. we’d been seeing stunning pictures of our west coast popping up in our instagram feed and decided we NEED to visit. So we packed our bags full of tan and coconutty goodness, and headed west to catch up with a group of gorgeous Perth influencers.

We hosted the girls at Odyssea restaurant in City Beach. It’s located directly on the beach with spectacular, uninterrupted views of the bright turquoise Indian Ocean. And the food was fresh and delicious. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in WA.

We spent all morning chatting about all things tanned and girly, and couldn’t have chosen a more perfect morning. The sun was shining, and the girls welcomed us to WA with warm open arms. Seriously.. gorgeous, down-to-earth, friendly girls.

We loaded everyone up with goodie bags filled with our range of tanning and skincare products before we said our goodbyes. And now we can’t wait to see the girls rocking our tan!

You can follow some of our favourite Perth influencers on instagram too:

@rachelmayayris
@mia.theodoropoulos
@perth.fashion.blogger
@gradywulff
@emmaferguson_
@shedoesstyle
@stylistivannafontana
@theboyfriendshirt
@erinmariepash
@savvycreationsau
@aniquebaldock

Until next time Perth.. Glow xx

SPRAY TAN ADVICE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY DATE

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about your tan so that you’re beautifully bronzed for date night.

Not only do spray tans make clothing look better, they also make you feel better. The added glow gives you confidence and makes you feel sexy. That’s why, we recommend getting a spray tan for Valentine’s Day.

With only 4 sleeps until your special day, it’s time to plan your spray tan.

Firstly, call your nearest salon ASAP and book yourself in. We recommend having your spray done on Sunday, so that by Tuesday (V Day) it’s all settled. By allowing yourself a day or two before your date, you’re allowing yourself time for the tan to settle into the skin and develop to your desired level of tan, but also allowing any tan “smell” to disappear and time to top up your tan if you feel you need to go darker.

Secondly, start preparing your skin for your spray tan NOW! Jump in the shower or bath, and exfoliate! By gently exfoliating your skin before getting a spray tan, you smooth out the skin and remove any dead skin cells. This will ensure your tan is streak-free and patchless, as fake tan tends to stick to dry skin which gives the blotchy look that we all want to avoid.

After you’ve showered or bathed, moisturise your skin with a nourishing moisturiser such as our coconut body creme. By keeping your skin hydrated, you prevent further dry/dead skin cells from accumulating on the skins surface. It is also important to moisturise regularly after you’ve had your spray tan too.

It’s all very simple following this advice, but the tricky part comes when it’s time to get your spray tan. Here are 5 quick tips that you MUST know when going to get your spray tan:

  1. Wear loose clothing
  2. shower, shave and exfoliate before you go
  3. do NOT apply deodorant, makeup, perfume or moisturiser. Leave your skin dry and clean
  4. remove all of your jewellery
  5. do not wear shoes and socks. Wear thongs if possible

To book in for a pureTAN spray tan for Valentine’s Day, find your nearest salon or mobile spray tanner here: https://puretan.com.au/stockists/

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Glow xx

 

pureTAN 2017 CAMPAIGN

Welcome to the pureTAN 2017 Campaign!

We’re so incredibly excited to share our 2017 campaign and a little behind-the-scenes action.

Firstly, let us introduce you to our faces of the campaign; Renae Ayris and Marsi Fernandez.

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Talk about a dream team.. The girls were an absolute pleasure to work with and complimented each other better than we ever imagined. They made the shoot fun, and let’s just say WOW! Wait until you see all of the campaign images to come..

With an amazing creative team and stunning models in tow, we packed our bags and headed to paradise a.k.a. Noosa in North Queensland.

Noosa was the perfect location for this years campaign. Both the Seahaven Noosa Resort and it’s sparkling blue pools, as well as the pristine local beaches, created a tropical summer backdrop that dreams are made of. If you haven’t been to Noosa, add it to your bucket list!

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Our talented photographer Neil Dixon nailed every.single.shot! He scouted the perfect locations in the area, he knew the girls best angles, and his skills behind the lens are incredible.

Cue our beauty squad.. makeup master Ania Milczarczyk perfected the golden-glow look with loads of bronzer & illuminator paired back with bright-pop lips.  While hair stylist Raymond Charles created the perfect ultra-glam voluminous waves followed by super sleek wet hair.

Raymond perfecting the glam wave on Marsi

Raymond perfecting the glam wave on Marsi

Makeup artist Ania topping up Renae's tan with our Instant Tanning Foam

Makeup artist Ania topping up Renae’s tan with our Instant Tanning Foam

Our founder Danielle sprayed the girls with our dark professional solution the night before the shoot, and topped up their tans throughout the day for an ultra deep glow with our Instant Dark Tanning Foam. Our dark tanning foam is fast drying and streak free, so it’s perfect when you need a quick last minute tan!

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Throughout the campaign, you’ll see Renae and Marsi decked out in the sexiest swimsuits for 2017 from Jets Swimwear, Sunseeker and Bondi Venus. Trust us, you’re going to want these cozzies in your wardrobe!

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Keep an eye on our instagram from more campaign shots, and come back to the GLOW blog for more behind the scenes and interviews with the girls.

GLOW on xx

 

Follow our team on instagram:

@puretan

@marsifernandez_m

@renaeayris

@neildixonphoto

@raymondcharles

@aniamilczarczyk

 

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