Real sun. Fake bake. Do it yourselfer’s that make you orange. What do you prefer?!
I know we just had a QOD not long ago about whether you sunbath or fake bake, but this is more about the self tanners of the world! How many of you have tried them? And they turned out ok?!!
Anyone who has seen me has made fun of me for how white I am. I’ve got blonde hair and fair skin so a deep dark tan and I don’t really go together. How I wish we did, but we don’t. I’ve been teased for as long as I can remember about being so white. In fact, my FIL STILL teases me about it! I’m almost 30, he’s known me for over 10 years and he still insists on giving me hell. (Which I find odd since he’s the one that has dealt with skin cancer.)
The last couple of years has found me buying all types of self tanners. I’ve tried a lot of them. Tan towels were first. They were ok, but caused streaks if the towel got too dry and they were always too dark around my ankles. Next was the lotion that gives you results in like 4 hours. WHOA! Too dark in one spot, not enough in another, to fakey looking. Then it was Aveeno’s dial up self tanner. The one were you pick your level of darkness. That was ok, I thought, until one day at work one of the ladies said I looked a little orange. OMG!!!!!! Wanted to crawl in a hole, but I’m sooooo glad she told me. She’s also the type of person that will tell you if you stink or have bad breath. I love her!
Next I tried the gradual tanners, spray on and lotions. The spray on was a disaster! I ended up with orange on the bottom of my feet! The lotions were better, but I’ve never gotten over the smell! I feel like I stink for days even after showering! It stains your clothes, your undergarments, and your sheets. Yuck! My husband just rolls his eyes and opens all the windows when he sees me get the bottle out.
Nikki is one that has used self tanners and she always seems to get good results so I usually ask her what she’s been using if I want to try something new. She suggested one from B&B. I checked it out (e.i. I smelled it!) and thought, oh that doesn’t smell very good! After a week of debate, I went back and bought a tube. I did the exfoliating ritual and the light lotion around the joints and the whole nine yards! I thought, this better work. Surprisingly, the smell wasn’t bad at all, it dried fairly quickly, and when I got up in the morning, I wasn’t streaky, didn’t stink and had a faint glow. YIPPY!
Who am I kidding?! I’ll never have a deep dark natural looking tan from a bottle or otherwise!