So, after a really shitty couple of months (which have seen me looking like the ghost of Xmas past, drinking lots of wine and listening to songs to make me cry - thanks for that thread last week btw ) DH is taking me away tomorrow on a spa weekend. We're leaving straight after school drop-off. Whoohoo!!
So I've just had a bath, then a shower (I know, I know, and after reading that thread on being more eco-friendly too ), shaved all my bits, and go to get my fake take and... it's gone!!
Quick text to DD reveals she took it ages ago and forgot to bring it back!
I've been rifling through the bathroom cabinets and have found and older one with a little bit left which I thought might possibly do one very light coating. But it stinks! As in, not like the normal fake tan smell, but a chemical/off nasty smell. And it looks a bit green on the lower half of the one leg I've put it on.
WIBU to risk it and just go for it, and hope that I don't end up either burning myself or looking grotbags for the weekend (the wine drinking and chocolate eating haven't been easy on the hips )
WWYD? Has anyone used off fake tan and it all worked out ok???
Noooo don't risk being green and irritated! I'm particularly self conscious, but it would ruin my relaxing weekend if I was wondering whether everyone else thought I looked like shrek.
Does the spa have a beauty salon attached as lot's do? I'd cope with being pale for the weekend, but treat myself to a spray tan before going home. Then turn up the heating and sit around in a bikini for a few days after getting home and force my DH to admire my enviable glow.
Or those devil sunbeds won't do any harm as a one off - a couple of minutes of the UV in the winter can do wonders for mood etc. anyway. Just so long as it's not habitual use, or you're not super pale. I do perhaps 2 sunbed sessions a year (literally for 2-3 minutes at a time, I'm pretty pale) when it's getting dark early and freezing cold. I'm pretty sure I don't get any browner but I feel like I am and get a confidence boost. Dr couldn't see any problem with this and couldn't really understand why I was checking it was OK - I know it's not for everyone though.
I am booked in for 2 treatments tomorrow afternoon (bliss) then we are going swimming, and I could not subject the other bathers to my translucent glow! I am practically see through - apart from the freckles
I can't go out today for a spray tan either, as I need to wait in for a delivery.
I could wait for DD to get in from work with my non-smelly fake bake, but I'm all bathed and ready. This was my plan for the day! (I could throttle DD right now)