Mum-of-two Jenni Coleman says she was left looking like the “Wicked Witch of the West” after makig an epic fake tan fail.
The 35-year-old from Manchester noticed an odd green tinge as she applied a couple layers of tan before bed one night – but “cracked on” anyway.
It was only when she woke up the next morning that she realised her huge mistake.
The mum said: “When I saw myself the following morning I nearly cried, it wasn’t great, I just couldn’t believe it.”
Instead of sunkissed, Jenni was green from head to toe.
She said the fake tan fail was shared by her friend Jan as a throwback picture from four years ago as a joke that lockdown would be ‘a good time to work on your tan’.
Jenni admitted that she usually buys fake tan from the high street.
She’s ued fake tan for years and makes sure she’s always got some in the cupboard.
Jenni explained: “That day I just grabbed one, maybe from the back [of my stash] and I’d had it a bit by then.”
The tan didn’t turn green straight away – but when it did it was all over her face, ears and body.
Jenni was forced to stay home for the next few days as she desperately tried to scrub it off and even admitted “for a while after that I was a bit paranoid that it would happen again”.
“It was a big shock, I remember thinking ‘how has it even gone like that?” – but then realised it must have been because she used an old bottle.
“My sister Michelle even said to me ‘have you had a nose job since that picture?’ as she thought my nose looked bigger.
“I told her I was just fitting into character as the Wicked Witch of the West.”
She said that people have also compared her to “Grotbags”, and called her “the green gift that keeps on giving” whenever the image emerges again.