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on 1/3/2018 10:48:00 AM
More reviews by MarieG67
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
Story TimeI tried the VersaSpa system in the late Fall before a trip to the Caribbean because:
I lack pigment. I look like a wrinkly old vampire with spider veins…have you heard of the vampire Nosferatu? Imagine him but as a female and packing an extra 20 lbs.
On my porcelain skinned face…I’ve been blessed with spider veins…they’re lovely…they make me look like I’ve been swilling bathtub gin my whole life, meanwhile, I’ve never could handle my booze so I’ve never been a drinker. I wanted a tan.
My thighs…oh those lovely thighs…when I put a swimsuit on, they look like Pillsbury dough coming out of a freshly cracked can. Those lovely bread dough thighs, with the nice blue veins streaking down my legs (not varicose - just normal veins)…jeepers I love having translucent skin. I wanted a tan. I have child bearing, wonderfully wide white hips rippled with stretch marks and arms like a truck stop world champion arm wrestler. I wanted a tan. To round off all of this, I have no boobs. Seriously God? You’ve put the bread dough in all the wrong places! No offence, God. Needless to say, I was losing my mind about putting on a swimsuit in public. I already bought the "chicken cutlets" to put in my swimsuit to even out my proportions. TIP: Never dive with those suckers in your suit…both of them ended up down at my belly. That was fun. I know, I know, love the skin your in and blah blah blah. Well I don’t. If I did I wouldn’t have paid the money for a freaken’ spray tan! I'm 50 years old, I've been trying to find a good fake tan for a long time girls!Versa Spray Tan Experience1. I exfoliated - like flipping crazy for three days before tanning.2. I watched the videos online - how to use a Versa Spray Tan. 3. I read the reviews. 4. I went for my tan the night before my flight. (MISTAKE)5. I followed the directions and asked for a “light” coloured tan because anything dark would look ridiculous on me. The system was really cool! I loved the booth, although it was a bit chilly for my liking. They should have turned up the heat. Standing there naked in a cold room having cool mist sprayed on ya...I can think of better ways of doing this. It had that fake tan smell, but the initial colour was OK...kind of greyish...but OK. END RESULTS1. I woke up orange, not just orange but streaky orange. Streaks? Seriously? I paid for streaks? The bedsheets were also orange even though I worse loose jams. Sorry airport hotel...hope they weren't ruined. 2. Even though I had applied the Versa Spa cream liberally to my hands and feet - they were dark orange...really dark. 3. I took a loofah to my entire body and scrubbed as much off as possible. I think some colour remained and it wasn’t as orange in colour probably because it was beat red from scrubbing my skin so hard. 4. I will never go back to Versa Spa. I could have had the same result at home with a cheap tanning lotion from Walmart.Have I learned my lesson regarding self tanners? Noooooooo! When you look like Pillsbury Dough - you never give up. I'm heading back to the Caribbean in two weeks. I've just bought Vita Liberata Luxury Tan, Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse. I'll let you know how that goes. This stuff cost more than my spray tan and I have to do all the work. Send positive vibes my way girls! Sincerely, Grandma Marie
9 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 7/5/2016 12:48:00 PM
More reviews by MichelleC1026
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have love hate relationship with Versaspa on account of the smell. It takes a few showers for me to not smell the spray on my skin anymore. Living in Las Vegas, sweat is inevitable, so when I am in the heat, all I smell is the spray. No amount of deodorant or perfume tackles it either. I tried mystic tan once and there was no smell. They even put a scent in the spray to mask it but I couldn't even smell that. I have used versaspa for years and they've improved their formula a great deal. Since I do tan, I Spray twice a month to even out skin tone and tan lines, plus, my Salon has a deal if you're a member for $10 sprays on Sundays. It does last about ten days at its darkest if you don't loofah or use any harsh scrubs. I recommend it to anyone needing color, it's especially helpful when you're building your base, but be prepared for the smell of your skin to change, I wish they'd do something about that.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 6/19/2016 7:49:00 PM
More reviews by Jeneric2016
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have tried multiple different brands of self tanners. However, this has been by far the best. No smells, dries fast, leaves a nice brown tan, no streaks. My first experience was in a tanning booth, but I couldn't afford $29 every time I needed to go to the salon. So I bought the self tanning spray and I got the exact same result. I highly reccomend this product and it is worth every penny!
on 3/24/2016 11:33:00 PM
More reviews by Jchristine
BEST SPRAY TAN MACHINE ON THE MARKET! Color comes out consistently natural every time. Results look much better than the airbrush tanning. And the voice walk through makes the spray tan so easy to follow, no need to worry about messing up. Definitely reccommend for anyone that wants a flawless tan, perfect for special occasions and important events!!!
on 4/13/2014 8:00:00 PM
More reviews by sandybanks2
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I was a big fan of Versa spa last year but towards the end of the summer they changed the solution and now I am not sure I will continue. before the tan was even ane had no smell but now the tan seems uneven and the smell is almost unbearable. it changes when I want to tan because I need to have 4 hours away from where anyone would smell me ( I can barely stand to smell myself) then shower. They had the perfect product and blew it!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/1/2013 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by blairXwitch
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This was my first time doing spray tanning, and I am so disappointed! I did it on Thursday afternoon, and it looked OK last night (24 hrs later), but today (48 hrs later) here I am, about to go out, and looking all dirty.Luckily, I paid only $15, as a first time customer. Had I paid the regular $35 + tax, I would have been a very unhappy camper.I am light skinned, and wanted to go with level 2 clear. I knew all the steps and preparation process and everything, as I had spent hours reading about it and watching YouTube videos, so I cannot blame my inexperience for the poor result.Going in, I was notified that they don't do the clear, so I had to do the version with the bronzer anyway. OK, no biggie, I thought. The process was very simple, and when everything was over, on my way I went. In the car, I noticed the bronzer was looking awfully patchy and I looked plain dirty, but I was expecting that, which is why I wanted the clear version to begin with. But again, I figured it would all be good once I showered.I made an effort and didn't shower for 24 hours, to prolong the tan. Boy did I stink like self-tanner!Then 24 hrs later, I showered, and I have to say, the color was nice, even, slightly orange, but all self tanners look orange on me so I'm used to it. I did have a portion on my lower leg that hadn't been touched by the tanning nozzles, but OK, let's say it may have been my fault, bad position or something. Or maybe the nozzles were not calibrated properly?Anyway. So I looked nice last night.Today (another 24 hrs later) I took another shower and applied my moisturizer, and now, looking at my arms...yuck, they ain't looking pretty! I'm just happy I'll be going out at night, and my cracking tan will not be (too) noticeable. I still smell like self tanner. Portions of my body are still nice and brown, others not so much. I don't have much hope for good looks tomorrow, and I can see this tan fading unevenly and making me look skin-diseased for a while, until I manage to rub it all off.So yeah...I won't be doing Versa Spa again. I may try Mystic HD, if I find a good deal, just in case I get the same results.I absolutely cannot see how this tan would last 5-7 days, and look even. Or maybe I went to a would-be Versa Spa, because as we know, for every real deal there are a few fakes out there.
on 5/21/2013 2:35:00 AM
More reviews by stumbellina
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Holy Grail!! More effective than any makeup EVER for giving a lovely flattering glow. In fact, I don't even need foundation!While natural outdoor tans always feel the best, I refrain simply because I don't want to get old faster than necessary! And indoor tanning is even worse for you. And lets face it, drugstore selftanners simply suck. Finally, tried VersaSpa. GENIUS! Get the LIGHT, CLEAR solution. (important!!) -I suggest a deep moisturizing treatment a couple of days prior, with something like pure jojoba oil. Next day EXFOLIATE hardcore. And I mean SCRUB! Loofah hands, a dry skin brush, and alphahydroxyacid based exfoliant work best, and put some elbow grease into it. It should take a good 10 mins and leave you physically tired. But make sure all soapy residue comes off, and make sure the product doesn't leave any sort of waxy film. -Then, try not put any sort of lotion on afterwords. You want the skin to be pure, but I actually find it best to not shower *right* beforehand, but rather a good 12-24 hours. DHA seems to work best when you've got some natural oils/salts on your skin. The prep gel is definitely worth it (i read the scientific papers explaining the mechanism, as creating a proper vehicle for delivery and development, and it works.) The daily extender is crap. It smells weird and actually seems to degrade the tan even faster, so skip that.-Also DHA development is also affected by temperature, as well as pH! Just take note of that.- I never noticed any difference at SuntanCity when I did the post-moisturizing treatment. But, having just tried a new salon which also offers the prep treatment, then tan, then moisturizing treatment-- I found I get the best results ever. Still, use the prep gel beforehand. -Also, if you find that it smells bad, like typical DHA or is orange-- GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! Either you're getting the medium or dark versions, or they're refilling the containers with cheaper solution. TRUE versaspa has NO DHA stink.-Make them explain it to you and how to do the positions. My first time the girl showed me sort of a thriller-video 'claw' hand position, which works well. Make sure your side-sprays are spread out, and you squat deep into it to get the inner thigh. And when you face the back, flex your wrist up so it doesn't get on your hands. -Also--important--really slather the DHA barrier cream on. First rub it in, between fingers, cuticles, blend into wrist bones. Then, all another layer of barrier cream, thick enough that it leaves a visibly white generous layer coating. Same thing with feet and toes. After the whole spraying process, wipe off the excess barrier cream. Then as soon as you exit the booth, before you leave the salon, stop in the bathroom and wash your hands with soap.Stand on a towel, with your toes a couple inches in front of the line, not on or behind. Hold your breath.Wait as long as you possibly can to shower, like at least 24 hours. Easy on the soap and dont scrub. I have still yet to figure out the best moisturizing aftercare treatment. Supposedly mineral oil is a huge don't, but i never use that rubbish anyways. I'm torn between pure aloe vera gel,and something heavier like shea butter. Oh, and really shop around for deals online, because they're always there if you look hard enough on websites and facebook pages. I would NEVER pay full price for one.There are always specials going on around town, and I never need to use it more than twice a month anyways, so monthly memberships aren't worth it.
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on 4/24/2013 1:00:00 PM
More reviews by stevemarie
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I tried Versa Spa for a month because I wanted to find an alternative to tanning in the tanning bed. Unfortunately after a month I have decided to go back to tanning. The color was great, but it seemed to fade after a few days. I was also paying twice as much for this memebership as I was for my old membership and getting results that only lasted 2-3 days wasn't cutting it. It also made me smell pretty bad for a day or so, even after I showered. I followed all the rules and even bought the tan extender but it didn't seem to last. Don't know if it was just me or what. Wouldn't buy another membership of this again. Maybe if it was half the price I would.
on 4/6/2013 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by Ndeva600
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
I've recently stopped going to tanning beds to maintain a tan during the winter. Hoping to find another alternative to tanning beds and self-tanners I tried the VersaSpa. I am Spanish and have an olive skin tone... I decided to go with a level 1 clear and it turned out amazing! The specialist recommended level 2 but having done VersaSpa many years ago and doing level 2, I remember feeling that orange color that everybody hates. The barrier cream will be your savior if you don't want extremely orangy looking hands or feet. Apply generously!!! Rub it in all the crevices and then let it soak in, and apply again! I read other reviews that recommended doing so and it turned out great. Another tip, I actually applied the barrier cream to my ears and liked the look much better then when I hadn't. I asked the specialist what the difference was with the clear or bronzing and he mentioned that the bronzing will give you color right away and continue doing so until you shower. The only con I have is the smell it leaves on your body. I literally can't stand it. Other then that, I would totally recommend it !
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/24/2012 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by tarapickholtz
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I buy unlimited spray tans each month and have the option of Versa Spa or Mystic HD. Price-wise, it ends up being a much better deal since I go pretty often! I thought both were great, but my husband told me he thought the Versa looked more natural on me. I started with the light, which still showed up more than the dark airbrush spray self tanners you would buy at the store (i.e. L'Oreal, Neutrogena). It's so quick and easy! The machine also does a great job of spraying on very evenly. I haven't had any issues with that at all. I don't think any self tanners smell great (unless they have a very low DHA amount), but it isn't too bad at all. I actually just mist myself with some body spray afterwards and it seems to help blend it in. As far as any staining, I once wore a white bra to bed the same day as going (and didn't shower until morning to give it enough time) and I did have the tiniest amount of color that got on it. Other than that, I haven't had any other staining. Fades off pretty evenly. I also don't have to do any special exfoliating... just normal moisturizing at least once per day and then I use the barrier cream they offer around my hands and feet. Easy! I have enjoyed going and using the Versa Spa and plan to continue to keep going. I have yet to try the dark/deep color since I get good color with medium (I'm naturally fair).
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
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