Success

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People ask me all the time “how did you get so successful ?” The funny part is I never tried. I was diagnosed with Cancer from tanning beds. After that I started researching. What I was found out just blew me away. If you use Tanning beds just once a month you increase your risk of skin cancer over 50%! Why don’t the average person know this? Why is this a secret? Its called Big business. The tanning industry is a trillion dollar a year conglomerate. Truth is, they don’t want you to know. If you know, it hurts there business. No, they don’t care about your health just there money. So I have made it my mission to educate. You see I’m passionate about it. It’s personal to me. I care about my health, your health and future generations health. I may be one small girl from New Jersey, but hell yes I’m making a difference. So success to me….its not the celebrities I tan or the places I’ve been or the famous friends I have made. These things are fun, and yes I still get a kick out of it.  But to me Success is inspiring others to change.

ECOCERT releases statement regarding Organic DHA

 

Good Morning Everyone,
Today is a great day in the Tanning Industry. A day I have been waiting for. It is with great pleasure, I share with you this statement released by ECOCERT. Please read it over.

 

L’Isle  Jourdain  – July, 2nd 2014

ECOCERT STATEMENT

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION
Ecocert does NOT certify
“organic” DHA (Dihydroxyacetone)

Ecocert has noticed numerous tanning products claiming they contain “organic DHA certified by Ecocert”, which is false and misleading to the consumer.

Indeed, Ecocert has not certified DHA as organic (according  to  the  “Ecocert  Natural and Organic Cosmetic  Standard”) from any manufacturer and has seen no evidence that organic DHA exists.

As such, any representation by a seller of tanning products that they use “Eco Certified (Eco-Cert) organic DHA”, “Organic Ecocert-certified DHA” or other similar wording is false and misleading to the consumer.

Ecocert is currently in the process of informing the concerned tanning industry participants of these incorrect statements in their marketing materials, and is asking all sellers and distributors using such wording to discontinue immediately.

Actually, Ecocert has only validated DHA from certain suppliers for its use in organic products certified in accordance with the Ecocert Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standard. This validation is in no way equivalent to a certification as organic and the DHA will not even count as organic in the calculations applicable to the certified products under the Ecocert standard.

Additionally, parties   with   no   affiliation   with   Ecocert   are   using   the   trademarked   term   “Ecocert”   without authorization. Specific approval from Ecocert for each use of this trademarked term is required and Ecocert reserves the right to pursue legal remedies for trademark violations and reputation parasitism.

Read more about “Ecocert  Natural and  Organic  Cosmetic  Standard”:  http://cosmetics.ecocert.com. For further information or questions on the Ecocert standard, please contact ECOCERT Greenlife at

0033 5 62 07 51 09 or one of its subsidiaries (contact available on our website).

www.ecocert.com www.ecocert.com

If i have told you once, I told you a million different times, KNOW WHATS IN YOUR PRODUCT!!!! If you are using one of the large companies especially Norvell (did you read the article in Tan Today?) If you don’t want to be sued, Stop saying your Organic Immediately !!!!

http://www.tantoday.com/forums/salon-discussion/49398-ecocert-does-not- certify-organic-dha.html 

Those of us who Spend the money, and do things right are rejoicing today! Finally a little recognition … :} All of Ventura Tan Customers and Healthy Tans relax enjoy this beautiful day. The rest of you I suggest you do some damage control. Everyday is a gift Good or Bad  ( lol ) Enjoy it

Christi

Why do you think celebrities look ageless ? The secret…..

Good morning,

What are you all doing on this beautiful Pre summer day? I hope what ever it is it includes sunscreen. Because that is the secret. You will never hear of or see a celebrity leave there home without it.  Yes, every morning. Especially on your face. That is where I had my first cancer removed. I was 35 and they cut my eye open and down my check to remove it. Did you know when you have cancer removed your awake. Did you know that they do it in layers. they keep cutting deeper and deeper until no cancer cells are detected. Did you know they don’t care what scar your left with. The one and only goal is to remove the cancer. Did you know you sit or lay there while they test. Waiting and wondering if they are coming back in for more. Afraid to look in a mirror. Afraid of what you look like. Did you know most will require plastic surgery to reconstruct. Did you know your insurance will not cover this….. So yes, find a foundation with sunscreen or just apply some before leaving the house. The American Cancer Society recommends an SPF of 35. That 3 seconds of your morning can save you from going thru what I am.

Everyday Good or Bad is A gift……Remember that

Christi

http://http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/basal-cell-carcinoma/the-five-warning-signs-images

Update

Hello everyone,

The last I left you I was off to surgery. Well that did not happen yet. You see with Cancer everything can change in the blink of an eye. So after many, many, many, Doctor Appointments and test, I have finally been given the all clear for surgery. I will spare you all the boring details and emotional Drama, and just say the last few months have sucked. Anyway July 14th it is. But until then I will resume writing my blog. Starting first thing tomorrow morning LOL

Everyday is A Gift…..Cherish them

Christi

The Ugly Cancer Bug Returns

Its no joke, just ask me.

Its no joke, just ask me.

Good Morning Everyone,

I have been silent the last few weeks. My apologies. While visiting the dentist for  a normal visit I was told there was a brown spot on the top of my mouth. To someone with Cancer, this is horrible frightening news. And the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of Doctors and test. The good news is, it seems to just be contained in one area! And they will remove it next Monday. God willing it will all work out. Why am I sharing all this? Because I could have prevented it. I only had to stay out of Tanning beds/booths. It makes me so angry at myself. I thought it wouldn’t, couldn’t happen to me! I was invinsible. NOT!  And everyone Please hear me it was so not worth it!!!!! I wish I could go back and change my choice of tanning. But I can’t . Hopefully, I can get you to make better, informed choices. That is why I’m sharing. I will take pictures next week and share them. Maybe just maybe I can make a difference . I know you wanna be Tan and it looks Healthy and sexy. Believe me I get it. Go get a spray Tan. A good spray Tan is undetectable and looks beautiful .

Everyday good or bad is a gift, appreciate it !

Christi

 

A question :

I have gotten a healthy tans spray tan before and did not have a problem, but I have been getting a red bumpy rash behind my knees lately when I use XXXXXXX tanning products. I was wondering if you have ever heard of someone developing an allergy to DHA or something else in the tanning ingredients? I have a trip to go on in April and I wanted to get a tan but I can’t be broken out in a rash!
Thank you!
-Lauren
Hi Lauren,
 First off….   Thanks for the question.  If you are Experiencing a reaction I would bet it is not the DHA. For DHA is found naturally in your body. So the odds to have a reaction is over one in 5 million . With that said it is probably some thing else in the product you are using.
So try a different over the counter product or stop in to your closest Healthy Tans. Tell them Christi used your question in her blog and said to give you $10 off 🙂
Everyday good or bad is a Gift, use it wisely
Christi

Melanoma patient’s last wish includes warning about tanning beds

 

Good Morning,

It is with a heavy heart, that I share this story. But so important.

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Melanoma patient’s last wish includes warning about tanning beds | KING5.com Seattle

Washington, Oregon and Idaho are all considering bills that would make it illegal for minors to use tanning beds. Meet a young woman who regrets the day she first walked into a tanning salon and why she’s making a special appeal now.

Ashley Trenner used to think a bronze glow made her look younger. That’s why she was so determined to keep it year round.

“I used to say that I don’t care if I die from tanning as long as I die tan,” said Ashley. “I used to say that. I don’t think that way anymore.”

When we first met Ashley back in 2011, she was already on her third clinical trial, battling melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer. She was traveling to and from Portland every week, desperately hoping that this time she’d finally beat it for good.

Last May 16, a major milestone:  Ashley celebrated the big 40 with her parents Bob and Karen and a crowd of friends.

“I think there were about a hundred people there,” said Ashley’s mother Karen. “They just had a grand time as we did celebrating her 40th year, thinking that she may not make 41st.”

Nine months later, the tumors are too numerous to count.

“Head to about right here – that’s where most all of my pain is. All the tumors are in pretty much that area,” said Ashley.

It’s the end of a journey.

“So as far as treatment right now, done,” said Ashley.

Ashley has called a truce with cancer, but not with tanning beds. She wants to warn everyone who will listen.

“I paid. I paid money to be in the position I am now,” she said. “It wasn’t just like I wanted to be tan. I was literally paying someone to get this terrible disease that’s killing me. That is killing me. Terminal.”

Even the standard “one day at a time” no longer applies in Ashley’s household.

“Half a day at a time. When we met with the doctor before we brought her home, which was three weeks ago, he says she has weeks to live,” said Ashley’s mother.

Ashley’s now hooked up to pain medication and confined to bed. Tumors have paralyzed the right side of her face. But she’s hasn’t given up on style.

“Wonderful people that come do my nails and toes,” said Ashley.

In typical Ashley fashion, she insists it’s not over until it’s over. Besides, she still has her will to finish. She says it’s hard, but not for the reason you might think.

“I want to be fair to everybody,” she said.

Also typical Ashley. And don’t get her wrong. She’s grateful too. If not for cancer, she might not have mended her relationship with her parents.

“Through that blossomed a beautiful relationship that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Anything,” said Ashley. “So yes it took cancer to get us to where we are, but I wouldn’t change that.”

“So a sad time but a special time. It’s kind of a bittersweet time for us and our family,” said Ashley’s dad, Bob.

As for Ashley, she only has one last wish.

“If there’s one person’s life that I can affect, then that’s a beautiful gift that I could give to somebody ‘cause I don’t want them to end up like me at all,” said Ashley. “It’s just not worth it. I can’t express that enough. It’s just not worth it.”

Ashley was first diagnosed with melanoma more than seven years ago at age 33. She started tanning as a teen.

Ashley lost her Battle with cancer. Please listen and honor her, stay out of those tanning beds/booths. It can happen to you!

Everyday good or bad is a Gift !

Christi

Celebrities & Tanning

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  • The Beautiful Ladies Of the hit series Banchee on Cinemax.  Ivana Milicevic (right) and Lilly Simmons(left) I am in the middle 🙂 If your not watching this hit show your missing out. Here is a sneak peek at the Trailer http://youtu.be/1aYDopySWJQ

I want to tell every teenager, Celebrities do not use Tanning Beds. And when in the sun they slather on sun block ! They know that the sun and tanning beds will age them. Who wants wrinkles ? Who wants saggy old skin? It is proven that tanning is directly linked to these things. Not to mention the danger of getting SKIN CANCER. Which is on the rise by 70% . The only Answer to Sexy Tan Skin is a good Airbrushed Tan. Celebrities are well aware of the facts, and have been getting airbrushed for years. That is why their skin stays so beautiful. I realize your young and invincible and don’t think it can happen to you. But it can, and it will. If you admire and look up to celebrities follow in there foot steps. Protect yourself in the sun, and please stay out of tanning beds/booths.

Everyday is a Gift…Good or Bad. Use it wisely

Christi

Sexy Men Tan Too

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Good Morning Everyone,

On my travels this week I met a gentleman who asked ” what do you do for a living?” This question always requires a long explanation. First I answer I airbrush tan people. Then they look at me like WHAT?  I have to explain the whole process. Always when I’m done they reply “so you paint naked people?” Maybe I should just start with that when they ask LOL. My point to all of this was his reply ” so its a girly thing?” No, I tan a lot of men. Again I get that look and really? Yes, really. In typical old school man attitude he asked “Like gay guys?” No sir like all guys. His reply was well I don’t think real manly men would do that. Well I hope you read my blog like I invited you to. Above is a photo of Mr. Victor Martinez (if you don’t know, he was MR. UNIVERSE) I dare you to find a more manly man. And sir he is airbrushed Tanned. Very beautifully I may add. Many Men of all shapes sizes, get airbrushed tanned. Not just celebrities or bodybuilders or actors. Everyday men. Men just like you. I am truly sorry that you feel the way you do. I hope maybe i’ve changed your mind just a little. My offer stands if your ever around one of my salons stop in for a freebie. I love converting people over to a healthier Tan 🙂  Because yes Airbrush Tanning is for men To !

Everyday Good or Bad is a Gift, Enjoy it

Christi

 

Celebrities DO NOT use Tanning Beds

  • Good Morning Everyone,
    IMG_0693The Beautiful Ladies Of the hit series Banchee on Cinemax.  Ivana Milicevic (right) and Lilly Simmons(left) I am in the middle 🙂 If your not watching this hit show your missing out. Here is a sneak peek at the Trailer http://youtu.be/1aYDopySWJQ

I want to tell every teenager, Celebrities do not use Tanning Beds. And when in the sun they slather on sun block ! They know that the sun and tanning beds will age them. Who wants wrinkles ? Who wants saggy old skin? It is proven that tanning is directly linked to these things. Not to mention the danger of getting SKIN CANCER. Which is on the rise by 70% . The only Answer to Sexy Tan Skin is a good Airbrushed Tan. Celebrities are well aware of the facts, and have been getting airbrushed for years. That is why their skin stays so beautiful. I realize your young and invincible and don’t think it can happen to you. But it can, and it will. If you admire and look up to celebrities follow in there foot steps. Protect yourself in the sun, and please stay out of tanning beds/booths.

Everyday is a Gift…Good or Bad. Use it wisely

Christi