Are you ready? Spring Racing is here (hooray!), and if you’re like us, you’ll already be trying to get your hands on a ticket, plan your dress, shoes, fascinator, makeup, hair… argh so much to consider! But don’t forget to complete your look this Spring Racing season with a gorgeous glow. Because, let’s face it, a tan is one of the most necessary parts of the overall look.
With so many things to organise, we’ve done the hard yards for you and put together a checklist to help you prep for your day at the track! No matter what day you’re going to, this list applies so read carefully.
ONE: Choose your day http://www.racing.com/spring
TWO: Work out where you’re going to get THAT dress from! We fell in LOVE with Thurley’s new collection, but spending $700 on a dress just wasn’t an option so we checked out Trove Boutique – they are the most gorgeous girls with the most amazing collection of dresses for rent!
THREE: That hair. Wash it the day before to give it a bit of natural oil and therefore a bit of volume. If you’re hitting up the Melbourne races, you can’t go wrong with The Blowout Bar on Toorak Rd.
FOUR: The skin. We are told over and over again to drink water, about 1-2L per day at least. But how often do we actually do this? Hardly ever. Well in the lead up to the races, let’s start drinking that water ladies! It is exceptionally good for your skin and can make a huge difference to your complexion.
FIVE: Getting THAT glow. Here at After Tan Co, we are career fake tanners so we do know what works for us, or we think we do!
- Trial different products and different modes of application a few weeks prior. With each application don’t forget the golden rules of exfoliating before you tan and after you’ve had your first shower – we love Prep Body’s new rice based scrub.
- Make sure you MOISTURISE like you’ve never moisturised before!
- Don’t ruin your tan or your clothes post application, get amongst After Tan Co Bamboo Maxi Dress. It’s super light weight, and has built in padding for coverage – so you don’t need to battle with a bra.
SIX: Having your face last for the entire day can be a serious issue. As our dear friend Napoleon Perdis says, ‘Not to prime is a crime!’ – so make sure you invest in a great primer, you won’t regret it. It also helps if you have a reliable foundation (with an SPF factor can be super beneficial – a hangover can be made worse only by sunburn) and a lightweight powder for application throughout the day.
SEVEN: Get your mani pedi a day or two BEFORE you tan. Don’t let those chemicals take away your terrific tan. We absolutely love an SNS mani – no harsh chemicals and a solid and natural set that will last up to 3 weeks!
So now we leave you ready from head to toe. The hair, makeup, skin and tan, dress, fascinator, mani, pedi – you will be looking a million bucks. Now, to all you that you are looking the goods, time to back a winner!