OK, ladies and gents, I'm looking for advice.
I am, as you can see from the photos on my below post, about as pale as a human can be. In the summer, I'm pale, but this time of year, I'm almost gothic. In so many ways, I love the way my skin looks - and I love that the religious application of SPF 45 during the summer months and SPF 30 September through April keeps my skin looking very smooth and relatively unlined.
But I have to wear a very sunny, very bright colored, very satin dress for a wedding in April - and I'm feeling, well, pasty.
Exhibit A (note: Could they put this dress on any darker a model? Now they've gone and tripled my doubts):
I'm not a fan of the way my arms look in things without sleeves or the way my legs look without a pair of tights or fishnets or something covering them - and I'm even less a fan when I don't even have a nice sprinkling of freckles and a slightly less pale than winter snow complexion to show off in said garment. So, I've been looking at some options and I need opinions and/or advice from anyone that might have information that could be helpful as I try to decide how to fix it so that I feel cute and lovely in the wedding attire I'm being asked to wear.
First, I've seen lots about body lotions - from Jergen's and other companies - that are applied at home and that take just a week or two to give you a "healthy glow." Has anyone tried these? Do they work the way they say they do? Are they splotchy? Do I have to apply it EVERYDAY (I'm kind of a commitment-phobe when it comes to this stuff)?
Next, I've been thinking of a spray tan. Apparently, it's not just a spray on bronzer; they use some kind of sugar compound sprayed on your body to turn the very outer layer of your skin a "golden-brown." Has anyone tried this or do you know anyone who has? Did they come out looking orange? Do you think, if I'm golden brown I'm going to look freakish because I'm usually so damned fair?
I know this likely sounds vein, but it's really not. I'm incredibly self-concious and I would like to look and feel comfortable as I help one of my best friends to have her most unforgettable day!
And another thing - where in hell am I going to put my pump? Yikes! I'm going to have to refer back to an entry I know Kerri made a looonnnnggg time ago!