Anyone who has fake tanned will know how easy it is for the application to go horribly wrong, but you would expect a professional beautician to avoid a catastrophic blunder.
However self-proclaimed ‘dumb blonde’ Kimberley Davis, 36, from Mansfield, Notts, realised that even she could have a fake tan disaster after she was left with the Adidas logo branded onto her leg.
The blonde beauty was shocked when she went to wash off her fake tan after applying it overnight to find the sports logo of patterned leggings she wore to the gym that day imprinted onto her leg – which was two tones darker than the rest of her body.
Beautician Kimberley Davis, 36, was left with a seriously embarrassing fake tan disaster on her leg after failing to read the instructions of her product properly
Kimberley had applied fake tan overnight and then wore these Adidas leggings to the gym (left). But when she washed the fake tan off, she realised the logo was branded onto her skin two shades darker than the rest of her leg (right)
In a sheer panic, Kimberley, rapidly applied more fake tan, which was a Skinny Tan Dark Mousse product.
However, the logo still remained printed in her leg, leaving her no other choice but to wear trousers in sweltering temperatures this week.
Kimberley, who had worn the Adidas leggings to the gym before realising the logo was branded onto her leg, said: ‘I knew that the weather was looking great for the next few days so I decided to buy some extra dark fake tan mousse.
‘I applied it as usual the night before, but ran out of time in the morning to wash it off, so quickly headed to the gym.
Kimberley used Skinny Tan Dark Mousse on her body for the hot weather but it backfired
Kimberley was left with this logo embarrassingly branded onto her skin after a fake tan blunder, forcing her to wear trousers in the hot weather
‘When I got home and went to wash the tan off I saw that the tan was darker in parts, and spelt out ‘Adidas’.
‘I tried as hard as I could to get it off, but it just wouldn’t budge, so now I’m stuck in long trousers in this boiling weather.’
She added: ‘Despite being a beautician, I obviously didn’t read the instructions properly.’
Despite her best efforts in piling on more fake tan, Kimberley admits that it was too late and the damage was already done.
She said: ‘I tried to cover up the logo as best as I could with more tan, but I can still faintly see the outline so I’ll have to stick to trousers.
These were the leggings which did the damage (left). Despite Kimberley trying to use an exfoliating mitt to remove the fake tan (right), the logo has remained on her leg
‘I might wear a dress around town, but the logo is so obvious that it’s likely that people will recognise it.
‘I don’t know what happened, whether it was the fact I was hot and working out that made it darker in those parts, or that the materials didn’t mix together.
‘But for now I’m just going to keep on applying more tan and hope for the best.’
Although her blunder has left her branded as a true sports fanatic, Kimberley’s friends and family have seen the funny side.
She said: ‘I think of myself as a dumb blonde, so my friends and family expected nothing less from me.
‘Everyone who has seen the photo has found it hilarious and can’t believe that I have to walk around like this.
‘Even sharing it on social media I’ve had strangers laughing at what’s happened – I just hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else now.’