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It's always a little nerve-wracking trying out a new fake tan for the first time, will it be streaky? Too dark? Too light? Who bloody knows.
And if you're going to sleep for it to develop overnight then count us out. Are you going to sweat it off from the creases of your arms? How will it go around your nails, will you dribble? You really are going into the unknown.
If you're brave enough to take the plunge and cover yourself in biscuit-scented lotion you better hope to high heaven you have a decent remover stashed away in your beauty box - just in case.
Clearly this bronzed beauty didn't get the memo when she had an epic fake tan fail that went viral on social media.
Fake tan-lover, Olivia Shires, told PRETTY52 about her experience that nightmares are made of.
After seeing her cousin use the St Moriz Ultra Dark Tan, 18-year-old Olivia decided to pick up a bottle for herself to feature in the weekly 'fake tan Thursday' session, to make sure she was glowing for the weekend.
And something clearly went disastrously wrong for her because it's like nothing we've ever seen before.
On the other hand, it's called 'Ultra Dark' - what in the world did she expect? At least her teeth look pearly white - every cloud has a silver lining and all that.
The domestic assistant explained: "I love going really dark with my tan. I always do fake tan Thursdays so I'm brown for the weekend."
She added: "My cousin used it and she looked really nice and naturally tanned."
However, things took a turn for the worst when Olivia's tan carried on developing. And developing. And developing.
The teen from Dewsbury in Wakefield, continued: "But I guess I just went a bit overboard, as the hours went by I got darker and darker."
A bit overboard?
It took Olivia two days of scrubbing for her tan to reach a colour more suited to her own natural skin tone. Exfoliating mitt central.
We can't imagine that was too pleasant either, both on Olivia's skin and for her presumably bright white bath.
Do we have any advice you ask? Put the bottle back in the cupboard, lock it up and throw away the key, for your own safety.
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