I woke up this morning, wayyyyyy too early for a Sunday at 7:00 a.m., and checked my iPhone for all the doings overnight, as I always do. I know, I’m a social media addict. I’m cool with it. Anyway, there was an email from ULTA announcing the arrival of the silver shatter polish from OPI from the Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides collection. Immediately, ULTA got put on my day’s to-do list.
I headed over there and they were already SOLD OUT. Boooo. So I picked up this instead:
That’s right…110 spf sunblock. I just read something about skin cancer yesterday, and the article I read said that those who live at high elevations (hello, we’re mile high here!) have a higher incidence of melanoma. I realized that on Wednesday I got a burn on a cloudy, freezing day. And now the sun is back with a vengeance. I sprayed it on immediately after leaving the store.
However, I also picked up this:
When it’s sunblock time, it’s self-tanner time! I’ve never used this particular product before, as I’ve done the gradual self-tanning lotion thing the last couple of years. I’ve used the Jergens brand, which was pretty good:
My favorite ever was one from Bath & Body Works, which smelled just like their honeysuckle scent.
Unfortunately, they didn’t keep that one around. They seem to change their self-tanner product line every single year. I would buy that one again, if they still had it.
But I’ve decided to go harder core this time. The gradual self-tanner works, but it takes so long. It is SO gradual that if I forget to apply it three or four days in a row, nothing ever really develops. And currently I look like I’ve spent the winter under a rock, so I need it.
I don’t want to look like this:
…so I got the medium tan one, instead of the dark tan. I’m a pale girl; I have no need for dark, dark tan.
I’m scared, though. I don’t want to look like this, either:
Now I’m worried about streaking, being orange, long dry times and dark ankles and knees. I hate this part of summer.
Anyone have any tips or hints for me before I start? Or words of comfort?