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Woman Turns Green After Epic Fake Tan Fail

Woman Turns Green After Epic Fake Tan Fail

A woman has showed off the hilarious results of her home fake tanning session that left her a bright green colour.

Jenni Coleman, 35, said people thought she was a dead ringer for the Wicked Witch of the West after she revealed what had happened to friends.

Jenni from Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, thinks the unfortunate incident occurred after potentially grabbing an out of date fake tan bottle from the back of her stash in her cupboard.

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Mum-of-two Jenni, 35, had slapped on a couple of layers of fake tan while enjoying a glass of wine one evening and despite noticing a slight green tint to the liquid but 'cracked on' anyway.

The following morning, after leaving it overnight to set, she almost sobbed when she caught sight of herself in the bathroom mirror and realised she was bright green from head to toe.

Jenni said: "I was just putting it on one Friday night and thought it looked like it had a little bit of a green tint to it but didn't think anything of it.

The out of date tan left Jenni bright green (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
The out of date tan left Jenni bright green (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
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"The kids were like 'it does look a bit green mum' but I thought it would be alright."

Startled carer Jenni, who lives with daughters Leah Coleman, 17, and 14-year-old Emily Coleman was forced to stay at home and repeatedly shower using exfoliant in a desperate bid to banish the neon glow.

"When I saw myself the following morning I nearly cried, it wasn't great, I just couldn't believe it.

"It wasn't patchy - I didn't think it was ever going to come off.

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"I took a few days to properly come off, I hid away at home that weekend trying to scrub it off, it put me off tanning for a bit."

She continued that people told her at the time of the incident she "looked like Grotbags and the Wicked Witch of the West." LOL.

Jenni has successfully tanned many times in the past (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
Jenni has successfully tanned many times in the past (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)

"I actually look like a witch [in that picture] it's like I was taken over in the night," Jenni explained.

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"That day I just grabbed one, maybe from the back [of my stash] and I'd had it a bit by then, which is why it went like that.

"I went to bed and when I woke up the following morning it was like that, I couldn't believe it.

"The tan was on my face, ears, hands and all over my body, the green made my eyes look really white.

"I took the picture to send to my sister and for a while after that I was a bit paranoid that it would happen again.

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"It didn't turn green straight away, if it had I would have washed it off straight away.

The incident put her off tanning for a while (Credit: Kenndy News & Media)
The incident put her off tanning for a while (Credit: Kenndy News & Media)

"It was a big shock, I remember thinking 'how has it even gone like that?"

The incident - which happened a few years ago - has been living on, as a photo of Jenni is doing the rounds on social media and is regularly shared by pals for a laugh.

Jenni said: "People have commented on the photo a lot over the years, they say I'm 'the green gift that keeps on giving' and won't let it lie."

Perhaps now we're on lockdown Jenni, this is the perfect time to work on your tanning skills? If you go green again, nobody will need know...

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News & Media

Topics: Beauty, Life

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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