This weekend holds visits with friends, some BBQ's and hopefully a round of golf (if the weather cooperates). It was so hot here this week, I was in heaven. Even without a/c in the house, I love summer and I love the heat. We were just getting to the point where we were thinking of putting the window a/c in the bedroom (2 days of a 40C+ humidex will do that), but today it cooled down immensely (I'm sure that the massive thunder storm I got caught in last night coming home from the gym contributed to the cut in humidity).
That being said, this weekend is going to be a fair bit cooler, which doesn't help in my quest for a tan. You see, I'm a pale girl but I do eventually get a nice summer glow if I work on it. It just takes a while. This summer would take an exceptionally long while since we don't have any beach vacation plans (3 of the last four years we have gone to Hawaii....sigh....this year a new car is calling our name, and oh, that little spring vacation we already took to Europe!). Although I always wear sun screen I am being more conscious of sun damage as well.
Enter self-tanner. I wasn't quite sure where to start, but my friend recommended Lavera.
A bit more expensive than drugstore options (but available at Target in the US!), this is paraben-free and completely natural. Since self-tanners haven't been studied over time (who knows if they're any better or worse than UV rays??) I felt a bit better about getting a natural product. So today when the weather cooled down I bought a tube and applied my first "coat" (it's just like painting isn't it??). I'll try to update on the results, which will hopefully be smooth, non-streaky, and natural. I'll keep you updated :)
Happy weekend everyone!