Thursday, December 30, 2010

Number 19

The day before my 30th birthday I decided to get a spray tan to give me more of a summer glow for the holidays, without realising that it was on my list of 30 before 30. So I managed to cross another item off before the deadline! I have to say that the whole event was probably as bad as I imagined, but no worse than I had imagined. If that makes sense.

I chose to keep my knickers on, mostly to cover my stomach, more than my private bits... The woman doing the spray tan was OK about the whole thing, but it's not everyday I stand (almost) naked and spread eagled in front of a stranger while she sprays tan onto me. Not my favourite thing to do.

I was supposed to sleep with the tan on and wash it of in the morning, but at about 12.30 am I went downstairs to go to bed and saw myself in the mirror and was a little horrified. I was dark, dark brown and looked ridiculous. The woman at the spray tan place told me I should expect this, but as it was my first spray tan I was still a little worried and decided not to risk it and so I washed it off that night before bed.

I was pretty happy with how the tan turned out, but next time I would be more careful with my hands because they were orange and horrible. I would definitely do it again, but at $40 a pop, it's not something I can afford every week... Why can't I be rich and famous. Sigh.

Oh god, this is hilarious, look how brown I am!

Arghhh, I'm scared, should I was it off???

The underwear line where spray tan meets natural colour. OMFG!

The next day, looking natural enough, except for those orange hands...


  1. I go to a place that you stand in a booth and it sprays you from all directions, and they give you this thick lotion to put on your hands and feet to avoid the orange. You look great though, even with the orange hands!

  2. Hey - I actually think you look great! It doesn't look fake at all - except when you show that shot of your hands. Try nail polish remover on a cotton ball on your hands to get some of the orange off.

  3. I've heard that lemon juice helps as well ... The tan is very nice and natural!

  4. You look great!!

    ***Happy New Year***

  5. Spare a thought for my spray-tannist!

    I get it aaaall off and insist there is not a shred of me that isn't doused in that finest of brown mists (pinkage and all)!

    After our first interlude she did mention "Geeez, I feel like I shoulda bought you a drink first..."


    Happy New Year beautiful girl xx

  6. Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-) It's been a while since I caught up on your blog! The tan suits you and looks great. Here's hoping 2011 will be a fabulous year for you and that your 30's will be full of many happy memories.

  7. hi! i'm a newbie dropping by! love the tan, btw!!!


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