Getting the perfect fake tan isn’t easy and can take a lot of practice.
Along the way, there’s bound to be a few mishaps and mistakes, and one woman recently had a pretty major one.
Lilly Vigus from Rochester, Kent, accidentally turned herself green thanks to a fake tan blunder.
The 18-year-old Equine management student claims she purchased a bottle of St Moriz 1 Hour Fast Tan in the shade Darker Thank Dark as it was the only one left in the shop.
This was her first error, her second was to slather it on and sleep in the product instead of washing it off as the instructions advised.
The next morning she got in the shower to wash off the tan and noticed that the water was running green.
When she got out, she realised that she too was the same colour.
Hilarious footage shows Lilly walk into her flatmate’s bedroom where they are stunned by how she looks, with one shouting: “Lilly, I didn’t think it was that bad”.
Her pals soon started comparing her to Fiona from the Shrek films.
Lilly said: “People were calling me Fiona from Shrek because my ginger hair and green skin all matched with her.
“Because I am ginger my skin is very, very light. If I go out in the sun I just burn instantly. To get around this I fake tan. I don’t normally use a tan this dark but it was the only one left in the shop, so I decided to give it a go.
“I ended up using the whole bottle. After the second layer, I did think it was a bit dark but I decided to keep going.
“I slept in it and the next morning I had a shower and the water just kept running green for ages. Every time I washed for the next few days the water running off me was still green.
She added: “My housemates were just shocked at how dark it had become and they all thought it was so funny.
“I went to breakfast the next morning and everyone just stopped and stared at me when they saw me. I got laughed at a lot.”
A spokesperson for St Moriz commented: “Lilly looks great after using our 1 Hour Fast Tan, we love seeing people’s results and she looks naturally tanned with a healthy glow!
“Self-tanning is a great mood-booster and we love putting a smile on peoples faces by helping them feel more confident!”