Shine Style Squad: VersaSpa at Shine Sunless Tanning in St. Louis

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Skirt after adorable skirt has entered my life and with my NYFW suitcase nearly packed, I can only assume the universe really wants me to show my legs on my next trip to the tents. Unfortunately, I haven't been very active this Summer - at least not in the way that leaves with you a bronzed bod. I'm also extra paranoid about aging as I approach my 30s, and have been taking better care of my skin than I did when I was younger. So when Shine Sunless Tanning Spa invited me to try VersaSpa, I did a little dance and started dreaming of my new Jason Wu and Lauren Moffat. Shine offers a premium, spa-like sunless tanning experience at a great price. (Seriously though, you should make today your time to Shine and stop by one of their three St. Louis-area locations. After this post, you'll want to!)

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The first thing I did was check in with the attendant Megan who was kind and helpful and passionate about the project. I didn't have to wait, but I wouldn't have minded because the lobby area was chic and well-stocked with water and magazines. As a St. Louis lifestyle blogger, I've visited a few not-so-chic salons. This is an exception.

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Megan was a sweetheart even though I looked like a homeless person after my shower and exfoliation session at home. She walked me through the products available that would help me boost my tan. She also explained VersaSpa - what to do, what to expect, what not to do. I purchased a booster pack and was ready for my first trial!

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Looking good so far? You can get the same experience for just $5 now through Wednesday August 28!

As if you're not already convinced, a note from Shine:
“Shine offers a premium, spa-like sunless tanning experience at a great
price, making it easy to indulge whenever the time is right. Make today
your time to Shine and stop by one of our three St. Louis-area locations."

The rooms are cozy, with just the things you need. Pardon my polka dot panties. The spray was relaxing - it wasn't overwhelming or too cold, although that's what I'd expected. A little voice from above told me to get into position for the next spray a few times, and I attempted to recreate the poses Megan had suggested.

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Afterward, I washed my hands and was surprised and how quick and easy the whole process was. On the way out, I was impressed once again by Shine's chic ambiance in this little nook. Overall, my experience was much more enjoyable than a regular tan, and I left without any new wrinkles.

Would I go back? Yes! And you should go too. Now through Wednesday, August 28 (Only TWO days, guys!), Shine is offering $5 tans. That's an incredible price!

You can find a location here, and there are three in the St. Louis Metro Area (Two in West County, One in Brentwood where I had the experience described here). 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shine as a part of the Style Squad
program. The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and
not indicative of the opinions or positions of Shine.