If you're like me and you didn't get the chance to escape winter with a vacation on a sunny beach then you're probably looking a little pasty under all those layers (no judgments). And if you live in a warm place with a sunny beach, then I am very jealous.
This month I had the opportunity to work with SunnaTan and SunnaSmile! These two amazing Canadian companies will help get you out of those winter blues and get you a healthy, happy, glowing start to 2017.
Let's start with Sunna Tan. What is it? Pretty much my new obsession. Essentially, Sunna Tan is a HEALTHY spray tan. When I hear the words "spray tan" I think back to when I stepped into a machine (at a place whose name I won't disclose) that was supposed to fix my tan lines but just made me break out and look orange. Because of this experience, I was a little hesitant to try another spray tan but SunnaTan was a million times better!
First of all, they use clean ingredients, it's vegan, and their products don't contain parabens, sulfates, alcohol, gluten or fragrance. (Read this blog post to know why that's important). It's also not a machine that spray tans you it's an actual person which made me feel a lot better. They ask you what colour you want to achieve so your tan is completely customized. We went with the medium colour for me which I loved but it was pretty dark for winter. I think it would be great for summer and pre-vacation. Next time I'll try light-medium. I love that they take extra care to prep your hands, elbows, nails, and feet so that they don't look weird.
My skin can be pretty sensitive so I was really surprised that I didn't break out. I was also surprised to see that it made my skin look SO much better than it usually does. You couldn't see my acne, scarring, or imperfections and it actually made my breakouts calm down. And real talk, it made me look skinnier. So now you know why I'm obsessed. WHY GO TO THE GYM WHEN YOU CAN GET A SPRAY TAN?! (Sort of joking) Their line of after care products (in the photos) are created to extend your tan and make your skin look and feel good for longer. I would honestly use them even if I didn't get a tan...
(Look at how tan I am in this photo!!!)
To perfectly compliment my tan I got my teeth whitened by SunnaSmile. I'm so happy that there's an affordable and safe teeth whitening option out there! And it's pretty cool how it works! The gel they use absorbs LED light which makes the peroxide molecules photochemically excited which means whiter teeth faster!
I got my whitening done in-studio which means it only takes 15 minutes to break down years of stains. I went 3 shades lighter so from about an M1.5 to an M1. I don't drink a lot of heavy staining things (coffee and red wine) but for those who do or just have more discoloured teeth you can go up to 8 shades lighter in one studio session!
There's also an option to whiten your teeth at home while sitting on the couch watching Netflix! (In the photo below) The home whitening kit is a less powerful version of the studio session so you have to do it for 20 minutes a day for 5 days to get maximum whitening! I use it to maintain the pearly whites I got at my first session!
I had so much fun working with SunnaTan and SunnaSmile I hope you get the chance to try them and get a healthy and happy glow to start 2017!
You can get both of these treatments and all the products at The Vanity Vault in Calgary. Click here to book your appointment.
Have you had a spray tan or teeth whitening before? Let me know about your experience in the comments below!