Monday, January 08, 2007

Of No Consequence

I wish tanning was good for you.
I am a WHITE girl, so it's not like I get all chocolatey dark brown or anything. But as I was looking at my pastey white self today, I thought how much better I would look with a tan. It would be different if I had lovely milky white skin like Nicole, or something. But I do not. And pregnancy is no friend to my skin.
I had no experience with the 'tanning bed' until I was in my late 20's. While skeptical at first, I soon became enamored with the flush, darker biege color it imparted, and the yummy tropical fresh baked coconut smell which lingered. Like a 20 minute vacation. Then I realized that wrinkles were part of the package. No more tanning for me.

But sadly, I looked at the lovely 'brown-sugar' tanned, fake-but-delightfully-honey-colored-professionally-blown-out hair of Kelly Ripa this morning and I felt a little longing...
*sigh*

4 comments:

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

What about the professionally sprayed on "sweet tan" or whatever it's called? Maybe it's an alternative?

YoJo said...

And it looks like Kelly actually has PORES - woo hoo! You're not alone, ghostgirl - don't worry. ;)

Alyson said...

MMMMMMaaaahvelous took my comment, but I was thinking the same thing while watching Regis and kelly that morning.

Darcy Schack said...

I remember a time when the rub on lotions and stuff turned people a sort of nuclear orange color, they looked like they grew up living on tatooine. A color that could never naturally exist in nature I am sure. I hear that the tanning creams, sprays, etc have got tons better over the years and it is hard to tell the difference now between the creams and the sun.