Anyone else remember the days of streaky, messy, orange-inducing self tanners? Maybe I'm dating myself, but back in the '70s, I saved my money and purchased QT, Quick Tanning Lotion. I was so excited to finally have that golden glow I saw in all the magazines and on the legs of the cheerleaders. What I ended up with were orange- and white-striped legs that I was too embarrassed to bare. And don't get me started on the smell. Yikes, it was, in a word, gross. Oh, thank goodness times have changed.
I now have a very close relationship with Sally Hansen and her Airbrush Legs leg makeup. If loving a tanner is wrong, I don't want to be right. This stuff is seriously magical and takes no talent and very little time to apply. You can go from a pasty white girl to a bronzed summertime goddess in seconds flat. It's available at most drug stores, although many West Seattle locations are sold out because I buy multiples since I don't ever want to be without.
I realize we should embrace the new adage, "fair skin is healthy skin", which I agree with all the rest of the year. But for these sunny months of shorts, dresses and skirts, I love the confidence this stuff gives me to go bare legged. The instant bronze is fab, but so is the disappearance of all those pesky little veins and 'imperfections'.
Go buy some, then come to Carmilia's to buy some short shorts to show your gams!