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See Lilo's right wrist, the ring where she must have had her slogan band aka gel bracelet when she was having her spray tan done? We all know Lilo is a fan of the old spray tan. Like her I have the white as milk skin that never tans in the sun. It burns and then freckles appear. If I'm lucky some of the freckles will migrate and join up with other freckles til I have a patch of skin that might, at the right angle look tanned.
Have I mentioned how good I look in a swimsuit? Oh so good so much white so many wobbles. This is another reason I'd totally fit in in Saudi Arabia. I'd really get my money's worth out of the abaya. Anyway, seeing Lilo and her wrist reminded me of my single days.
Back at law school when I had a part time job and I lived with my parents. I had money to flutter away on all sorts of (mostly appearance related) things. For quite some time I was quite the chicken tikka spray tan addict. Yep, I looked like a beacon. Orange and flashy. In fact lighthouses had me on speed-dial. If there was a power failure they'd use me to guide the ships in at night. I loved my St Tropez tan. I would go to bed covered in the muddy goo, smelling distinctly like soy sauce. God knows what I was thinking, because looking back at photos tonight has had me in stitches.
You know how people say "I've learnt to embrace my" *insert fault*? Well, while I do not embrace my post baby bulge that I can't budge I don't really mind my snow white skin. It's taken me 20 odd years but I think I kinda like it now and I don't think I'll ever need to worry about the Lilo wrist or even worse the orange knuckles again. And anyway who wants to pay to smell like soy sauce when they have a toddler who'll gladly tip half a bottle on for free?
What are your thoughts on the spray tan- yay or nay?