Friday, July 10, 2009


As a general rule, when I find something amazing, that works as described and isn't very expensive, I keep that shit to myself. Because I don't want y'all to be thinner AND prettier than me.

However, today I am feeling generous. Or I might just be whacked out on Xanax, but either way, I'm feeling like sharing and except for that one time where I spent a ton of money on crap that turned out to be totally useless and is now filling up the cabinet under my bathroom sink, except the Bumpit, which was kind of awesome and now my kid has totally stolen it because she's like that, that's not a situation that happens very often. You can probably blame my mother for that because she used to make me share EVERYTHING with my sisters and now she's not the boss of me and I don't have to share so I totally don't except, like now, when I do.

Or will, if I can ever remember what the fuck it was I was going to tell y'all about. Oh, right. I remember now.


So, being a ginger kid, I'm pretty pale all the time. Even though I live in the desert. Actually, ESPECIALLY because I live in the desert. It's too damn hot to go outside, thusly I spend all summer curled up on the couch watching Bravo and pretending it's winter instead of lying about sunning myself into a deliciously bronzed state of skin cancer.

However, next weekend I'm going to Vegas (again. This time with my husband though, so it's not like it's going to be any fun) and am planning on joining some friends for a kind of fancy dinner that I plan (hahahah) on wearing a skirt to. If I can find a skirt that fits. Given that Vegas is the same temperature as Phoenix (which is fucking hot) (lots of parenthetical remarks today. I blame public education for this) I have no intention of wearing nylons. But then again, I don't want to scare the shit out of the astronauts when the sun reflects off my ghost white legs.

So, I thought, why not give self tanner a try. But then I remembered that the LAST time I tried that I looked like a wood grained Oompa Loompa and while that's a look that Karl Lagerfeld can rock, I just haven't got the leathery face for it. So THEN I thought about going to one of those spray tan places, but allegedly the product they use makes you smell like Frito's and also it's like $50 and quite frankly, I'm far stingier than I am vain which means that's not going to happen.

Just when I was about to give up I spotted this stuff.

It's only $7 at WalMart and also it CLAIMS that it "reduces the appearance of cellulite" while giving you "a natural glow" over the course of a week. Smooth tan thighs? I'm SO IN. I tossed it in my basket and happily went home to try it.

The directions? Fairly specific. They want you to use it after a shower and after a shave and you have to rub it in using circles and then wait until it dries before you get dressed. So you don't stain your clothes, I guess.

The first day I felt a little tingle, but didn't see results. The second day, my ankle looked kind of dirty. The third day I forgot to apply it and the fourth day I applied it, but didn't bother to shave my legs.

By the fifth day though? I actually had a little color! Not noticeable "HELLO, Lindsey "Fake n' Bake" Lohan" color, but just enough of a tint that I no longer glowed in the dark. By the eighth day the color of my legs matched the color of my farmers tan arms so that I was uniformly not pale and also not tan. The color isn't oraganey at all, it's kind of a pale nut brown. Very flattering and not at all fakey looking.

Also? My thighs? Somewhat less lumpy looking. NO SHIT. I'm as shocked as you are. I have no intention of running about in short shorts or anything, but they look decidedly better. To me at least. No one else see them, so it's possible that my head meds are giving me delusions of sexiness, but who cares?

I'm TAN, bitches.

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OHN said...

I LOVE this shit. I discovered it a few months ago and when I remember to use it more than 2 days in a row, it actually looks like I have had my Irish, freckled, blue eyed self outside.

And.. it doesn't stink like the "real" self tanning creams do..well you can smell it when you put it on, but it goes away.

Michael bleached, we tan...nobody is ever happy.

Chandra said...

I too love this shit!!! I do tan once every week and a half for 15 minutes but in between I apply this stuff and it works just as you's a nice sunkissed look as I like to call it.

Great recomendation!

Zakary said...

This shit is the bomb, I use it too.

And why does spray tan smell like Fritos?! I never realized that's what it is, but it so is FRITOS!!

Also, send Xanax.

I am Trish Marie said...

I use the one for your face all the time. Mostly because my face is really pale compared to rest of my body. That is because I always put sunscreen on my face, but neglect to everywhere else. Because everyone knows you can only get cancer on your face.

And? Thanks for ruining Fritos for me. I always thought Fritos had a strange smell, and I now I know it is tanning salon I am smelling.

Nadine Hightower said...

I love this stuff!!!!!!

KAErk said...

pics or it didn't happen ;)

C said...

Hey! Mom said you had to share! I'm tellllling!

Although, really I've just decided to embrace my inner Dita von Teese and have decided to blind everyone in a 2 block radius. 70 spf FTW bitches!

Bj in Dallas said...

best stuff out there (and cheap)- just keep rubbing it in, and when you think you're done, rub it in some more.

Z is right, its a Frito smell. Hadn't pinned that one down yet...

have fun in VEGAS, Baby....