Wednesday, November 9, 2011
An Accidental Foray into Faux Tanning
I swore I'd never do it. As Jersey Shore reminds us all, faux tanning can take a bad turn into orange and tacky territory much too quickly. I've heard way too many horror stories about unattractive streaks, foul-smelling formulas, and faux tans that washed off almost immediately. I've always been content without a tan and embraced my own natural paleness. And then...
God only knows what possessed me to grab a can of Sephora brand faux tanning mist off the shelf and impulsively spray my leg one night. Chalk it up to boredom and curiosity, I suppose. Initially, nothing happened. My leg looked slightly darker, but it wasn't noticeable by any stretch of the word.
I had forgotten about it until the next afternoon when I finally noticed that one leg was pale while the other was indeed very, very tan. And strangers had noticed it too, if the odd looks I got in the doctor's office waiting room were any indication. To my surprise, the tan actually looked good. Without even meaning to, I had spray-tanned my leg evenly and effectively. Even after a long hot bubble bath, numerous showers, and active attempts to fade the color, it still remained.
In short: the product in this little can is idiot proof, even to the most inexperienced spray tan novice you'll ever meet. It gives flawless, even color that will actually last and look natural. It's worth every penny.
Do you use faux tanning products? Got any great results (or horror!) stories you'd like to share?