After much thought and reading scary, but true, stories about skin cancer, I have given up tanning beds. I believe the last time I was tanning was last March after I read an article in Allure that scared the living shit out of me. I can't find it online to save my life, but it worked that well so you know it was a well written article. Anyway, after reading this from Alexa at Cleveland's a Plum, I realize that I made the right decision to stop tanning. However, I decided that I don't want to be pasty white anymore, and I need to gain some color somehow in a safe way. Ta-dah! Sunless tanner! As far as my heritage goes from, I'm a cross between a good looking Croatian-Hungarian and Polish chick, which means I didn't end up with Hungarian skin -- I'm stuck with Polish skin. Now don't get me wrong, I definitely tan but not as easily as my mom and brother can. Damn them.
The B.F. constantly reminds me how pasty I am. He sometimes shields his eyes as if I'm blinding him when I get out of the shower or am changing outfits. He once told me he broke up with a girl because she was too pale. (I doubt it.) Seriously...I'm not that damn white. I fake a good golden brown with NARS Bronzer on my face and neck. Truly, isn't that all that matters until I put on a bathing suit?
If you are looking for a new sunless tanning lotion, try this one here. I got the recommendation from Kristin, Beauty Addict, after reading through her many trials from this past summer. Kristin -- you better be right with this one!