As I sit here on my couch, waiting for my golden goddess-like tan to appear, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I don't come out looking ORANGE or striped. I have to admit, I bought a bottle of Banana Boat Light/Medium lotion and used it twice over the past week. So far, it actually looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I think I've figured out a system by now, but I still worry each time I apply it that I'm going to end up looking like a character from Willy Wonka's chocolate factory (minus the green hair).
I've given up on tanning beds after spending a couple years working in the cosmetics industry. Now you may think I'm shallow, but I really don't worry about getting skin cancer as much as I do about turning into a wrinkly "saddle bag." Let's face it, I hate my freckles and freckles are SUN DAMAGE! So this year, my tan will come from a little brown bottle, but hopefully, no one can tell by looking at me. (Please pay no attention to my hands and bare feet.)