If you ask me, who wouldn't want to glow all year around?! Marla Sacchetta, owner of And So It Glows, brings the best glow to you with her mobile spray tanning service. Using top of the line Norvell products for spray tans, the product is paraben free, gluten free, and 100% vegan. This week we wanted to spotlight Marla, her amazing business, and how you can keep your skin glowing all year long!
How did you get into the spray tanning business?
One of my best friends brought the idea to me and we started the business together initially, and now I am branched off to do my own thing.
Do you have any tips to achieving the perfect spray tan?
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Be sure to shower and exfoliate before your session and do not wear anything except dark, loose clothing to the session. No make-up, perfume, deodorant or lotions. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize after your first shower which should be 24 hours after your spray session (if you can last that long).
How do you balance being a wife, mother, and business owner? And so successful in all three!
Well... that is nice to say... The best advice I can give anyone is to keep your sense of humor and to perfect time management!!! It's all about the balance. In today's world we are all so busy, even kids. It's important to stop and take time for yourself. If I am not the best version of myself both mentally and physically, I am not good for anyone else. Having a great support system is key too. Without the help of family and my babysitter I couldn't do what I do. Be present... whatever you are doing at that time, if it's doing something with your kids, or thinking of a new business initiative, etc. Be present and stay focused and on task. Set attainable goals! And just get your S#%$ DONE! lol.
What are your goals for And So It Glows?
Pitbull calls himself "Mr. Worldwide," I am going to be "Mrs. Worldwide" in the mobile sunless tanning industry, LOL. Seriously, my goals for this year are to be sure when people think of sunless tanning they think of And So It Glows. I want to always have a stellar reputation of being a reliable, dependable, and top-notch company. I plan to bring more staff on my team so that we can reach people efficiently, providing more flexibility for my clients. I am always brainstorming of where or who And So It Glows can partner with. Long term, I see us having a presence in NJ and DE as well as PA. I will start selling retail products in the Fall and I would love to someday have a "Tan Van;" I think it would be great to have for parties and events. How fun would it be for the Tan Van to roll up and inside you can get your sunless tan, hang out with your friends, and have some food and drinks??? I mean, come on!!! Last, I love that I can use this business as a platform to educate people of all ages on the benefits of getting a sunless tan. Although we all enjoy a little Vitamin D, which isn't a bad thing, we all need to be aware of the harmful effects of UV rays both naturally and from tanning beds! Sorry, it's the truth.
What is your personal favorite custom color option?
Venetian Plus all day long!!! It's gorg and makes you feel like you just came back from an exotic trip. It's beautiful on any skin type too. Not to mention I go into the tent looking like my normal self and come out looking like Sofia Vergara. At least in my own mind I do!
Aside from house calls and private parties, where can people find And So It Glows traveling to next?!
For the latest and greatest places, check out my site at www.andsoitglows.com. I will be a social media expert before it's all over too; Patricia has a challenge ahead of her with trying to coach me along with this stuff. I will be doing a party at Scout and Molly's in the Glen Eagle Shopping Center on Tuesday, February 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 5 till 8pm! Come see me and get your GLOW on!
Is there any fun fact about yourself you'd like to share?
So I randomly met Mel Gibson when he was filming the movie Signs at Smith and Wollensky's in the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philly. I had a business meeting there and my team went to the bar for a few drinks after and he walked into the bar and sat right next to me. I was so star struck, but I easily am anyway, that after I shook his hand I told him I had to go into the restroom to call my parents to tell them who I was with. He was super nice and he commented that he liked my name and I said to him, "don't you think it's the kind of name that should be on a billboard or under a star on the Walk of Fame?" LOL. He has a horseshoe shaped kidney, by the way.