Thursday, June 30, 2011

tantalizing tan

Dress- Topshop (remixed like this); Heels- Pierre Dumas; Bracelet- The Bay; Tan- Spray-on :)

Because sometimes a freckly red head gal just wants a bit of colour...ya hear? Yes ok, I got more than a bit of colour, in fact when I first looked in the mirror I thought to myself "good grief, I'm a mix between an oompa loompa and a sun worshipping goddess!"

Since I was as pale as the underbelly of a fish yesterday (another of my Mum's infamous sayings), it's clear I didn't develop this tan overnight.  Nope I finally bit the bullet and got a sunless tan.  Instead of standing in a spray tanning booth attempting the awkward positions, I had an EXTREMELY tanned (as in "is she still Caucasian"?) girl airbrush my tan with a tanning "gun" to ensure smooth coverage.  I did however forget my bathing suit top (remember when I forgot my sneakers for the gym?) and since I didn't want to stain my bra, I reluctantly accepted her offer of nipple covers.  Which was all fine and dandy until they started slipping and eventually one fell off completely, creating an unbalanced symmetry in the colour of my chest....but you don't want to hear about that!
Here is my natural skin colour (and folks, no matter how long I spend in the sun it doesn't get any darker than this, just more freckled and burnt!) and voila my 10 minutes and $40 later instant tan!

I love how the tan makes my teeth pop, my muscles glisten (muscles in progress that is) and my hair shine.  Plus I don't have an ounce of makeup on and I feel great!

There's a few uneven patches that will hopefully fix themselves after I take the 24 hr later shower.

I kept the outfit simple with my favourite LBD and some silver accessories to highlight the darker skin tone (don't mind the green object by my left food, it's my cats' beloved toy mouse).

Is orange skin the new black? ;) I'll let you know how it looks after a few days and a couple of showers but even with the flaws I feel so much more confident and ready to hit the beach! You know what they say "fake it till you make it"- well I'm never going to tan naturally so bring on the faking!


  1. I don't think your spray tan looks all that bad - and it's far better than a tanning bed! I'm sure after a few days you will look less orange.

    Chic on the Cheap

  2. I love your tan! Those are some Amazing shoes too! You look great

  3. I definitely don't think it looks bad at all! You look great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  4. Your spray tan doesn't look bad at all.

  5. Wow, you look great! We all love tanned skin but staying out in the sun to get it is unhealthy. This is a great alternative.

    And thanks for the laugh about your twin peaks. :)

  6. I think it looks good on you! Okay, maybe a BIT orange, but that stuff usually does fade pretty quickly I believe. Oh, and I love your dress. I know it's just a simple LBD, but I don't really own one that I like the shape of. So I'll just take yours, okay, thanks.

  7. Your spray tan looks great. I am totally with you on the having to get fake tans because I am not going to ever have the real thing.

  8. You look fantastic! How long are spray tans supposed to last?

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  9. Ahhh so cute!!! Loving the spray on tan. You look great. How long does it last?


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