Friday, September 2, 2011

Pale is interesting..right?

I have to admit I am not an ardent self tanner, as 1) I never really get my legs out. 2) I am quite pale and I would look odd with bronzed bits and 3) It’s just too much like hard work. But sometimes occasion calls for it, for instance a wedding where I decided to wear a dress and didn’t want to make the rest of the guests snow blind from seeing my illuminous white legs.

I have used L’oreal Sublime Bronzer Gel before and although I really like the colour it gave me, the smell and sticky legs always put me off. So I was quiet excited when I saw the new improved L’oreal Sublime Bronzer Spray and its claim of no smell or stickness, also I kind of like the idea of a bit of spray painting. Yes the big funny nozzle on the side appealed to my love of gadgets, it looked cool.

As my skin doesn’t take a tan well I find I have to layer it up over a few nights to get the desired effect. So there I stood in my bathroom, spray in hand about 5 days before the wedding. I did have fun spray painting and it only took a few mins. True to their word there was no stinky tanner smell, even the next day. My legs were dry within minutes (its says on the can that if they feel wet you are spraying too near) and didn’t even have that tacky feeling you are sometimes left with. Also it didn’t go everywhere as I imagined it might. All in all application was quick and easy.

Now we get to the not so great part. It took a few applications for me to see the tan develop, and even then it was a bit patchy. Now this could be down to my application skills (but I used to be quite a good spray painter in my time) and as I said before I don’t take a tan well. It did take the shocking white off my legs but that was about it, in the cold light of day (outside the church on the day) I realised that I still looked quiet pale. Actually I ended up lashing on a bit of Sally Hansen Airbrush legs when we got to the hotel (did you know it says to spray it into your hand and not directly on to your leg..opps). Think in future I might just stay with my “pale is interesting” theory.

Has anyone else tried L’oreal Sublime Bronzer Spray? Did you fair any better?

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