Monday, January 25, 2010

Golden girl



Just when you thought you'd seen it all...I take a picture of myself naked:o Well almost:) I decided this week that I just couldn't stand the white skin anymore. Seriously there is something about a tan that just makes you feel better about yourself. It's an illusion I know, but it made me even feel warmer:)




Remember that Friend's episode where Ross gets triple sprayed??
I always think of that:)




My
tan solution of choice is the spray tan. There are definite pros and cons. The pros being an almost instant bronzy glow, no UV skin damage and much less time and energy spent. The negatives...super cold mist sprayed all over your body!!! It only lasts a week and it can look really weird on your hands and feet.





My feet always get super dark and the bottoms are stained. It doesn't bother me in the winter, but in the summer I have to wear little booties. My hands look almost crackled. I haven't figured out how to avoid this. You have to put on a barrier cream and maybe I'm doing it wrong, I'm not sure.





Sorry about the no makeup, but this is the after. You really can't tell a lot from this photo. But for a few days I don't need any foundation and I love that. Have you ever tried spray tanning??






Have a blessed day.












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54 comments:

  1. I had never heard of spray tanning before. I'm probably the only one. You have a healthy-looking glow.

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  2. Hiya Goldie!

    I tried the lotion stuff on my whiter than white self once in high school...and then when I was in college in LA, I had a roommate who constantly used the rub on stuff. I know this because I used to go barefoot in our apartment...and one day discovered that the bottom of my feet were a deep dark bronze! Aaach!!!! My other roommates, who didn't share a bathroom with that gal...thought it was pretty funny.

    Happy new glow!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  3. Ha I love that!! No I have never tried it, I think I'm to scared I might turn out orange LOL!! I would prefer tanning beds, because you are right something about a tan sure does make one feel better!! But after working in Oncology I think the risk is to high!! Maybe I will throw caution to the wind and do it anyways!!

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  4. I ALWAYS think of that Friend's episode which is why I have never tried the spray tan! I have used self tanner on my legs to get that head start in the spring as I can tan pretty well everywhere else but my legs take a long, long time. Loving that golden glow. Have a great week Becky!

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  5. I've never tried it. I'm destined to be a Pale Gail. Yours looks tres wonderful!

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  6. never tried it, but i just might now...i so want a tan and i love being tan...one reason i love going on vacation in march!

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  7. You look good, girl! I've never tried spray tanning, but I've done the lotion thing, with interesting results. I've just resigned my thinking to the fact I'm pale and there's nothing I can do about it, lol!

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  8. Now we live in AZ I don't require it. But we were in ID and I went to tanning beds occasionally. I loved the episode of "Friends" when Ross was nuked with the spray on tan. I still chuckle. You, on the other hand, look MUCH better. I agree that tan makes me feel happier and even thinner. (though you don't need to worry about that as I do.)

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  9. Nope, have not tried it yet, though hubby has!! :0 He was offered a freebe at a local day spa where he was getting me a massage as a gift. I think I'll probably try it out one day though.

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  10. I have doen it a few time but I never really liked it. I love the tanning beds but I can't anymore with all my mole problems.

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  11. Love it! You made me laugh with the Ross remark!I usually gob on the barrier lotion. First I rub it in and then I put a thick layer on my nails and knuckles so when I go in I can still see the layer of lotion. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. I also think the way you turn your hands when getting sprayed plays a factor. Now you have me wanting a spray tan!! You are right there is something that makes you feel happy with a glowing tan.
    Raquel

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  12. YOU are hilarious! I just tried spray tanning too! Look inside your belly button! I still have left over "tan" in there. Enjoy being a bronzed beauty!

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  13. I think the best "glow" is the one you get from pampering yourself:)

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  14. You look great!! Nothing like a tan in the winter to remind us spring and summer are on their way back.

    Enjoy!!

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  15. Ok, I ALWAYS think of that Friends episode when I think of spray tanning :) I think I've always been a little nervous to do it b/c of that. You look great though and I've heard a lot of people say they like it -- now I may just have to give it a try :)

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  16. Being a native of So. Cal I have never needed to spray tan but as I get older and the wrinkles and sun damage set in this seems to be a more viable option. Thanks for being so brave and sharing ;)

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  17. You are so stinkin cute. During the holidays, I purchased a daily moisturizer with tanner in it for a little winter glow too! I've never done the spray tan booth though... I'd be afraid of being orange. My skin can easily swing that way as I have millions of freckles on my arms! You've never seen someone with more freckles than me on their arms! (I adore freckles though, so it's a good thing)

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  18. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I get a little giddy when I get comments :-) Couldn't agree more about Revelation - as of right now, it's my absolutely favorite album.... Born Again, Revelation, If You Give Love.... so many great songs! Turns dishes time into worship time in my kitchen.... have a great Monday with your tan self :-D

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  19. you are way too cute!

    I haven't spray-tanned....I *did* use a tanning salon before my sis's wedding over 18mo's ago - for about 2 weeks. But I actually have never spray-tanned!

    Your post made me smile ... Happy Monday ~

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  20. You are so cute! I have never tried it, but maybe I should. I am extremely white.

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  21. You are so funny!! I love that you went spray tanning, in winter...so cute!! you don't need makeup anyway! Happy Monday~

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  22. LOL!
    I haven't spray tanned, but I have used the lotion in the past. I learned a secret about that. Use one part regular lotion and one part tan potion... it helps with the 'orange'.

    Looks great on you.
    ~Amy

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  23. I have not tried it, ONLY b/c of that episode!!!! So funny. :) You look great...maybe I'll give that a shot this summer. I try to be so careful about the sun these days....

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  24. I've never tried it. I'm too scared. First of all to get naked in front of someone and second that I will look orange. You look great tho! I just use a little bronzer instead of blush when I wear makeup it seems to make me feel better.

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  25. I'll have to go do it now since you have tried it! I have never done spray tanning before. Love this post...... :)

    Beth

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  26. NO I HAVE NOT...BUT BECKY, I HAVE REACHED THE AGE WHERE I DON'T CARE ABOUT BEING TAN ANYMORE...AND IT IS WONDERFUL! YOU ON THE OTHER HAND LOOK BEAUTIFUL! COME SAY HI :D

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  27. I've never tried spray tanning, but I could use some color right about now!! Wish I looked that good without makeup... :-)

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  28. Hi Becky!

    I's nice to "meet" you -- I am loving your blog. I'll have to come back again when I have a bit more time.

    BTW, you look great with the new tan! :)
    Michelle

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  29. Hey sweets! I have sssooo missed you! Took a much needed break from blogging land for a bit.

    I LLLOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE spray tanning. And I haven't figured out the problems either. You make me want to buy a new bottle and spray away!

    You look terrific!! (in the after shot-lol!)

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  30. no way Man! i am scared to death of that spray 'thing'

    you survived though eh?......nope......can't do it

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  31. You look so cute! I have always wanted to try a spray tan! Maybe I will now!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  32. I've never tried a spray tan. I'm too chicken!

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  33. Nope with all my bumps and bulges their is no telling what it might look like!

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  34. You're simply glowing my dear!!! Take that winter :)

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  35. That episode of Friends is one of my favorites! I agree that having a tan makes you feel good, but I have pretty sensitive skin and haven't been brave enough to try the spray!

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  36. You are so funny! I am mexican so I am tan naturally not that all mexican women are tan. LOL. I do get paler in the winter months though and my booty is white, hehe. But no, I have not considered spray tanning. As I get older I do my best not to layout out or allow too much sun to land on my face at least. Glad you chose to spray tan verses the tanning booth! Many people don't know that booths really are dangerous for you and like the sun it causes your skin to lose elasticity! So just say no to tanning booths and too much sun. Hugs from Conroe, TX And please don't hate me cause I'm tan *wink

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  37. I love a tan. I admit it. It does make me feel good. Younger. Thinner...I have no idea why this is. I really should give the spray tan a try. I live next door to my sister that has her very own tanning bed, but I am too freaked out to use it on a regular basis. Before vacation is one thing, but I worry about the big bad "C" word...and those pesky wrinkles. You may have just inspired me. I have been feeling especially lazy and out of sorts these winter months, maybe that is just what I need! ~mary~

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  38. I've done the spray tan booth before...I have the same problem with my hands and feet looking weird...and usually something weird around my wrists for some reason! The big blast of cold air is the thing that gets me though!!! Yours came out looking very natural!

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  39. No I never have tried a spray tan...but your bronze glow is lookin awfully good right about now!!! And, btw, you have really nice teeth :)

    :) T

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  40. ooo you are soo perdy! but I like you pale too! haha! I have done the spray tan once before, it was awesome for my wedding day but I never went back after that.

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  41. WOW! You are so brave to try that AND a pic of yourself in the towel on here! But, your cute and dont need any makeup! Lucky!!!
    I have never tried that tanning spray, but maybe I should!
    Stephanie

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  42. There are all kinds of tricks to use this....and i don't remember any of them...i am old!!! i know it's good to shower and exfoliate before you tan. i didn't really apply it to the backs of my hands & feet maybe just a little on the top when you make a fist. and i scrubbed my hands and wrists very well as soon as i applied. i'm sure if you google this you'll get all kinds of good ideas

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  43. i have never tried this! i know what you mean though about a little color makes you feel better! thank you for visiting my blog :) susan

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  44. I agree that having a tan makes you feel good!! Love your blog:)

    Have a nice day!!

    Anette - Norway:)
    xx

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  45. it only lasts a week!? It's supposed to last 4 weeks!! Anyways, if you're interested there's an award for you on my blog :)

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  46. how cute you are! I have never spray tanned, but should try it.

    You look beautiful!

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  47. Wow...I love the results...no I have not tried it but it may be something I would like to do now. Thanks for the tip you cute thing you!

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  48. Oooh tanning! FUN! I have never done the spray tan thing, but I have heavily considered it :)

    PS- I love that friends episode, I think friends is one of the most "quotable" shows!

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  49. Never done it...but you look great! I'm paranoid of having an experience like Ross, actually. For real, that's why I won't try it. Lol.

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  50. i've never tried it but i am so ready for the tan i get from being out in my garden....
    how many days til spring?

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  51. My girlfriend does spray tans at her salon. I was her guinnea pig last year when she was learning. I love feeling sun kissed too:)

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  52. Wow Becky, I was sooooo surprised that all of your readers said they haven't spray tanned!!! Shocked actually. Especially because we see all those gorgeous spray tans on all the Hollywood stars and on Dancing with the Stars...I would have thought more of us "average" folks would be doing it too!

    With that said, I too have never spray tanned, but my son's girlfriend does and I didn't even know it because it is so natural. No streaks, no orange, no funny hands or feet. Her secret is called the Versa Spa tan. I guess it is a light mist and not a spray. Also, she knows how to put the barrier cream on just right. She swears not to use Mystic Tan, only Versa Spa!!!

    Even though I tan in about 10 minutes of being outside, I have lot's of areas I don't show anymore and they are white...so I am going to try the versa spa for the first time so I am the same color everywhere!!! I have done self-tanning with Loreal towels...and I love them (except for the smell).

    You are a hoot.....showing us your Naked Body !!! :)

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  53. Oooh, yours turned out better than mine, I got the dark brown feet and elbows. My 12 year old niece had just come to visit and she walked like 2 aisles away from me at Target until I grabbed a pair of ballet flats to cover my awful feet. I do hope it happens to her someday, lol!

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  54. You look beautiful with and without the tan. But I do understand how a tan does make us feel like we look better. More healthy? I have never tried the spray tan. It looks good on you but not so sure it will help me. LOL. I used to tan in the tanning bed. Oh how I wish I had never done that. Not good for you. As for the sun......I have always burned and not tanned and then 15 years ago I was told that I could no longer stay out in the sun. So I do not get much color but I'm at an age where I'm cool with it. :) Thanks for sharing your photos. By the way......you are so photogenic.

    Mary

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