I had an epic fake tan fail

A mum claims she was transformed from Casper the Friendly Ghost into Princess Fiona from Shrek when her skin turned green after using an out-of-date fake tan.

Kerry McRobb decided to indulge in a pamper evening by applying fake tan to give her naturally pale skin a golden glow.


After using out of date fake tan, one mum has said she thinks she looks like ShrekCredit: Kennedy News
The mum is making light of her fake tan fail


The mum is making light of her fake tan failCredit: Kennedy News

The children’s hospital support worker, who admits she looked like ‘Casper the friendly ghost’ without a tan, dug out an old bottle of St Moriz in shade Darker than Dark.

The 20-year-old slapped on a couple of layers and admits she noticed a green tinge but, desperate for her golden glow, ploughed on regardless.

However, she claims the colour got ‘worse and worse’ as it dried and she soon found herself with green skin.

Pals compared her to Shrek after she sent them photos of herself looking mortified – though Kerry claims she likes to think she looked more like Shrek’s wife Princess Fiona.

She shared the hilarious photos with the caption: “This is my sign to stop fake tanning and get back to sunbeds asap.”

Kerry, from Livingston, West Lothian, said: “I’m very pale without fake tan, I look like Casper – the friendly pale ghost.

“I put the fake tan on as I wanted a golden glow, I used St Moriz Darker than Dark fake tan.

“Before I was pregnant I would put it on every so often when I went out. Not like in school when we had Tan Thursdays – everyone would be stinking of digestive biscuits.”

While slathering herself in the tan, Kerry said she noticed it was a little green, but ploughed on regardless.

Kerry said: “As I was putting it on I noticed it was a little bit green and as it was drying it got worse and worse.

“I put two layers on and left it on overnight.

“I first spotted the khaki green colour on my phone’s camera that night, I was a bit taken aback.

“I shared the pictures with my friends, they found it funny.

“I said I looked like Shrek but I’d like to think I was more Princess Fiona.”

After sending the funny snaps to her friends, Kerry went to sleep and woke up the following morning to have a thorough shower – in which she was thankfully able to scrub off the green tinge.

Kerry said: “I hadn’t fake tanned in over a year because I was pregnant, so it was probably out of date.

“I wasn’t concerned as I knew it would come off, it was very funny.”

St Moriz was contacted for comment.

In related news see how one woman reveals a genius hack to get the perfect fake tan glow so you look sun-kissed, not orange.

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Meanwhile, a teen has shown how to get a flawless, streak-free tan for less than a tenner.

The mum looks totally different without the fake tan fail


The mum looks totally different without the fake tan failCredit: Kennedy News
The mum said her friends found the fake tan fail hilarious


The mum said her friends found the fake tan fail hilariousCredit: Kennedy News


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