In 2010 Sonya's life as she knew it was turned upside down after her husband walked out, leaving her alone to raise her two daughters.
It was when Sonya's sister received a devastating melanoma diagnosis that created a desire and determination in Sonya to create a new life and become uplifting support for her sister.
After a two-week volunteer stint in East Timor, caring for people with literally nothing but a shining outlook on life, Sonya felt a new appreciation for her own life and returned to her home on the Gold Coast, determined to make a positive change and support her sister, whose cancerous growth had been cut from her arm, leaving a horrible scar.
Still wanting to get a tan without the risk of harmful UV rays, they sought the next best thing. Sonya and her sister began getting regular spray tans but soon became concerned about the ingredients they were constantly covering themselves with. Sonya began to research the ingredients used by many different brands, regardless of their claims. She says it only took her a few minutes to decide not to use their products anymore. After all, our skin is our largest organ, and much of what we put on it is absorbed into our bloodstream.