Sunday, 15 January 2012

To Fake it or Brave it?

I have to admit I'm a little frightened of fake tan, almost every attempt of self tan that I have undergone has resulted in me resembling an oompa lumpa ( It doesn't help that I'm 4ft11" so I could genuinely be mistaken for one). My skin tone is very pale, especially in the winter which sucks as I tend to look very washed out and someone once said my skin was translucent ha!! Over the years I have purchased a numerous amount of fake tan products ranging from St Tropez and Fake Bake to Dove's Summer Glow Beauty Body Lotion and no matter how I apply it (or get my sister to do it) I end up looking extremley orange and just unnatural. I am so jealous of those with beautifully tanned skin, whether it be real or fake!!

Jessica Alba with a natural tan. Jealous Much?

I had a professional spray tan before I went to Cyprus last August and that too was a disaster! I ended up looking very patchy, so unnatural and it almost had a dirty look to it. I got home and scrubbed it off as soon as possible as I couldn't bare the look of my skin!  Now at the age of 21 I have decided to save my pennies and stop buying fake tan products as they are no good for me, so from now on I am going to brave and embrace my pearly white skin!  ♥.

Nicola Roberts looking beautiful with pale skin
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  1. I always find fake tan so hard! Also it doesn't help that I'm allergic to most of them so end up looked orange and rashy! SUCH a nightmare!
    With the pennies saved you can buy more make up and clothes so it's not all bad!
    Love this post xxxx

    1. It really is such a struggle, that's very true I'm going shopping in a couple of days so I'm going to see if I can stay away from the fake tan haha. Thank you :) xx

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment, now following you! :)

    Lovely blog, I look forward to reading all your posts! :)


  3. I prefer the pale look I think!

  4. Eek, I hate the way spray tans look! Embrace your natural beauty, I think pale is slowly but surely winning people over- it's classic xxx

    1. Thanks for the comment :) I think you're right, natural is the way forward xx

  5. I feel you! I'm really pale myself and now I'm getting older I except it more every year, I'm even getting proud (no idea why) :)
    I'm following you x


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