Beauty Buzz: “Ask Andi” about faux tans

Dear Andi,

I know I shouldn’t be tanning in the sun, but self-tanners scare me. What is the best way to get a summer glow without ending up streaky or orange?

Dear Self-Tanner Banner,

A favorite among celebrities, airbrushing is the latest way to achieve a flawless faux-tan that is both streak and stink free. For about the same price as going to a salon, local mom Katrina Osborne of Got2Glo (479-879-6212) can give you a custom glow in the privacy of your own home. The first time I tried it, I was a little nervous about stripping down in front of someone I hardly knew, but Katrina is so friendly and focused on her work that I got over it fast and it was well worth any embarrassment I initially felt.

It was like an instant diet and made me feel pretty, which sounds silly but was desperately needed as a haggard mom of a toddler. A single tan is $30, but custom packages are available for maintaining your tan throughout the season. Just think of the money you can save on wrinkle creams and trips to the dermatologist later by staying out of the sun now. If you’re looking for a new Mom’s Night Out activity, host a Tanning Party with Got2Glo, where you and your busy mommy friends can get together for food and drinks and actually leave looking thinner than when you got there!

Andi Douglas is a local mom of two and the ruling make-up queen at nwaMotherlode. E-mail your questions to her at and the answer may be featured in her weekly column.