Tanning Disaster

In the next couple of weeks I have several wedding related events and I am hoping to mask my white pasty skin with a beautiful tan. Well, I should of known - I have a terrible history when I attempt to bronze my skin and I don't know why I thought this time would be any different...

In my attempt to avoid the tanning bed to save my skin and to avoid the professional spray tan to save my wallet I pulled out the tanning lotion. I've tried this numerous times over the last couples of years and thought I'd give it another go.

First of all, you should never try applying tanning lotion at 5:30 am. I was half awake at that time and obviously did not apply very evenly. The bottle said that I would receive a golden tan after applying daily for a week so I didn't think I would even notice anything after one day. Well this afternoon, while at work, I noticed streaks on my arms and realized my elbow was orange! I couldn't even imagine what my legs looked like but luckily I was wearing pants.

Should I dare try to apply again and even it out?? I haven't decided yet. I still hope to reach my golden tan but maybe I should just accept the fact that I'm pale....


  1. Sorry, but I laughed out loud!
    I saw on TV that rubbing a whitening tootpaste on the bad spots should help even it out. Try again but this time,when you are awake!

  2. Lauren! You crack me up! I don't know if you already know this, but here's what I know. You need to exfoliate first-- shave! Then, apply a regular lotion first, and then a thin layer of the tanning lotion, rubbing it in incessantly! Especially on knees and elbows. When you feel like you couldn't possibly rub it in any more, do a few more minutes. :) This method has always worked for me. Love you!

  3. HAHA oh little Newp!! This is hilarious! Here's a remedy I read on another blog: lemon juice mixed with baking soda while using a loofa to scrub the areas that are over-tanned should work. Also, I put vaseline around my elbows and knees before I put any tanning cream on. I can't wait to see how it looks this weekend! I'm sure you will look fine! If not, maybe wear a jacket??


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