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When it comes to fake tan, Ireland as a nation definitely has a reputation for loving the stuff. 

Whether it's a full body bronze spray tan for a night out, or a quick splash on tanning water for a golden complexion, rarely are Irish women without a faux glow. 

You can't really beat a properly applied spray tan – and today just so happens to be National Spray Tan Day (yes, it IS a thing). 


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We are a nation of tan aficionados. Mintel research has shown that Ireland is the second biggest per capita market for fake tan, behind Sweden, and ahead of the UK.

If you want to get bronzed and gleaming, Bellamianta are actually offering 15% off spray tans in affiliated salons across the country – so give your a ring and get your discount. 

'As soon as you see good weather everyone wants to be bronzed,' says Linda Stinson, Co-Founder of Tyrone-based, Mayo-manufactured Bellamianta Luxury Tan.


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'We haven’t seen any real sun for months and people start to expose their skin.'

'The end of February and March is when we see the pickup.'

Honestly, with a week including both sun an snow behind us, we're ready to look tan. 


The Met Gala is one of fashion's biggest nights out, with the guest list hand curated by Anna Wintour herself. 

The celebs come out in force, adhering to the theme of the evening and oozing amped up glamour. 

There are always style hits and misses, but this year it was a beauty fluff-up that had everyone talking. 

Selena Gomez stepped onto the Met Gala red carpet in a stunning layered Coach gown, complete with lace accents. 

However, it was her orange, sticky-looking tan that caught the internet's attention.  

Selena looked a little bit too tangoed for her spray tan to be un-clockable, but hey, we've all bee on the receiving end of a liberally laden tanning mitt, haven't we?

Here's what Twitter had to say, and it wasn't pretty: