Last year, the wonderful Amanda Bowling opened Blush & Glow, the only sunless tanning studio in Augusta, Georgia and let me tell you, she did not disappoint. Since it’s opening, I have not and will not get another sunless tan anywhere else, ever again. Literally, ever again. I drive from Athens to Augusta every time I need a glow and it’s worth every single minute of the trip. I can’t wait until Zachary and I are back in Augusta so I can visit the studio every day. I am going to glow so hard. Okay, obviously exaggerating. Would never get a spray a day but you know, her four spray’s a month membership is looking reallll nice.
One of the most, if not the most important thing about The Blush & Glow Studio is that Amanda, the owner of the studio, completed months of research to make sure that the product she was offering was the very best and safest she could possibly find. Safety was at the top of her priority list. Blush & Glow’s solutions are hydrating and blended with anti aging moisturizers, are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, oil free, gluten free, alcohol free, paraben free, vegan, FDA approved and PETA approved. These solutions will not break out your skin or dry out your skin. They contain all natural anti-aging ingredients that help to moisturize the skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles. The ingredients will also work to reduce the inflammation and redness caused by acne, sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. They were specially designed to alleviate dry skin, allowing the sunless tan to set and fade evenly. The sunless tan’s offered at Blush & Glow are absolutely safe and perfect for everyone no matter their size, sex, shape or skin tone! This includes pregnant women! TOTALLY SAFE!
I hope that the above pictures have given you some idea of what this studio looks like but I want to give a little more detail, here. From the minute you walk in the studio door to the second you walk out (and really, even after you leave because that tan will have you looking like you just flew in from Hawaii), it’s nothing but tranquil, tropical-chic feels! Palm leaves, greenery, pink rugs, pink walls and black and gold accents. I am pretty sure it’s actually the cutest sunless tan studio, ever. The private sunless tanning rooms are cute, organized and spotless as are the lobby, massage room and restroom. There are bins for your belongings, there are hair ties (because we all forget sometimes), there are wipes, hair caps, individually wrapped disposable thongs, and perfect little “bottom of your feet” sticky things that you stand on and remove after your tan. Amanda couldn’t have made it any more comfortable and convenient for her clients!
Speaking of “comfortable”… Let me kick the elephant in the room, right out, right now. I know SO many people who skip out on sunless tanning if it isn’t given by a machine, in a private booth, strictly because they do not feel comfortable enough to stand practically naked in front of someone they don’t really know. I get it. I truly do. I used to be the same way… Until I met Amanda, and until I saw the difference between a personalized, perfectly applied sunless tan and a machine operated, relatively inconsistent no matter how much barrier cream you apply you still get orange feet and splotchy hands, tan. The difference is incredible. When Amanda sprays me, I don’t spot, even when the tan is wearing off! Yes, you read that right! NO spotting at all, the entire duration of my tan! Plus, I have never had any of the orange streaks on my fingers and my feet have never been the color or a carrot! All good things, guys! She gets my tan so even it’s unreal. Please believe me, the tan you will receive from any staff member at Blush and Glow is worth every bit of your initial fear of having an actual human spray you! Feel free to wear a bathing suit, bra, undies, whatever works for you! I am sure they have seen it all and they completely understand that you being comfortable is of utmost importance. For me, from the very beginning, Amanda has been reassuring, so sweet and so easy going. I feel so comfortable around her! It’s not awkward at all! Based on Amanda’s and the studio’s reviews, it’s safe to say, everyone else has the same opinion as I do.
So now that you know about the studio itself, you’re probably thinking, “sounds amazing but also sounds like it’s going to be way out of my budget”. NOPE! The Blush & Glow Studio offers so many affordable services and three types of sunless tan! OPTIONS, YA’LL! They’re important!
The Original Glow ($40) – This tan is ideal for clients who will be coming in for an evening appointment because with this tan, you should wait 10-12 hours before you shower off. This gives enough time for your tan to FULLY develop, giving you the best results! For those 10 – 12 hours, you don’t want to sweat, apply any kind of moisturizer and you don’t want to get any water/liquid on your skin. Once you have reached the 10-12 hours of your glow setting, you can shower to reveal your beautiful and natural glow!
The Full Body Express Glow ($50) – Don’t have the time or just don’t want to wait 10 – 12 hours for your tan to develop? Amanda’s got you, girl! The Full Body Express Glow is for (straight from The Blush and Glow Studio website) “babes-on-the-go”. I like the sound of that. “It provides you with the exact same beautiful color as our other solutions but with the convenience of showering in 1- 3 hours. This premium color can have you ready to glow-on-the-go in just 90 minutes for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium tan and 3 hours for a dark tan”! Quick, easy, done!
Blushtan Super Express Glow ($60) – The most premium service offered!! From the website, “This exclusive solution contains caffeine + hyaluronic acid. These natural anti-aging ingredients help to moisturize your skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles. This glow will also reduce inflammation and redness caused by acne, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. Your consultant will mix a custom color that sets in only 2-4 hours and fully develops in 24 hours”. With this tan, depending on your solution and skin tone (ASK AMANDA), you can shower anywhere from 2 – 4 hours after being sprayed. It get’s darker the longer you leave it on, obviously. After showering, this particular tan will continue to develop over 24 hours until reaching the perfect glow!
MEMBERSHIPS & SPECIALS:
The Blush Babe Membership (1) – Per month, you can get 1 glow a week. That’s FOUR glow’s in a month! This membership is $115 (for the Express Glow – you save $85) and $125 (for the Super Express Glow – you save $115).
The Blush Babe Membership (2) – Two glow’s in a month! This membership is $80 (for the express glow – you save $15) and $85 (for the super express glow – you save $35).
Babe’s Night Out & Tanning Parties – For a minimum of 5 people (4 guests and a host), each guest will get $10 off the tan of their choice and the host will tan FREE! Group Parties are by reservation only so make sure you contact the studio in advance!
NURSES, TEACHERS & MILITARY BABES get 50% off one full body service! Must show ID and have an appointment! What a deal, ya’ll!
Tuesday is also #bringyourBFF day! You and your best-babe can get 50% OFF any full-body express tan EVERY TUESDAY when you come in together! Make sure, when booking online, to book separate appointments for and your bff. Must make an appointment!
You are able to come in the studio (recommended two weeks in advance) to try your custom color ahead of time, ensuring the PERFECT glow on your wedding day!
ALL OF THIS INFO IS AVAILABLE AND MORE IN DEPTH, HERE!
I have recieved all three tan options. I get the Original Glow when I have the 10 – 12 hours to wait, The Full Body Express Glow when I am on the run and the Blushtan Super Express Glow when I want to look my absolute best, quickly. I feel that the Original Glow and Full Body Express Glow are the same tan, just with different developing times. The Blushtan Super Express Glow gives me the same look but with with a little extra “umph”. Immediately after receiving any of these tans but specifically with this one, my skin feels ten times softer than it did when I went in. This tan covers my blemishes, scars, cellulite, wrinkles and practically any imperfection I think I have. Looking younger isn’t something I typically have to worry about (hello 23 year old who looks like she’s 14), but for people who are, or for people who just want to cover something they aren’t fond of, this tan is so ideal because it does just that. This is the tan my entire bridal party will get getting for my wedding. I can’t wait to see everyone rocking this glow!
All in all, each of these tans are straight up QUALITY. I have never been disappointed. They have always turned out to be the perfect smooth bronze for me, no matter what. No orange, NO bad spray tan smell – because the solutions are fragrance free, no uncomfortable or awkward moments in the studio, no high prices! It doesn’t get any better.
I may sound like a broken record at this point but I truly can not say enough about this studio. Service, quality, pricing.. It’s exactly what Augusta needed and it can’t be beat. That’s all!
To visit the Blush & Glow Studio website, you can click on any of the link’s in this post OR go to www.theblushandglowstudio.com
If you go by, (YOU NEED TO), tell Amanda that Chloe sent you! (insert wink face) #noemojisontheblog
XOXO – Chloe