(Closed) Fake bake, self tanners, sun – or natural?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What kind of tanning did you/will you do?
    tanning beds : (36 votes)
    27 %
    lotion/spray on tanners : (20 votes)
    15 %
    suntanning : (23 votes)
    17 %
    My skin is fine the way it is :) : (41 votes)
    30 %
    airbrush tanning : (15 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think you look too pale!  You’re fine.  The fact that the dress is a lighter color should make you look darker.  I am such a fan of airbrush tanning!  If you do anything, I suggest that.  Its not the same as a spray tan, where you go to a salon, go in the booth, the spray comes out and you have to rub it in.  Airbrush is someone who sprays the tan on you, they’re usually trained so you know its applied correctly.  Sometimes they can customize the color you’re looking for.  Its not too expensive either, in most places.  And, you won’t have to worry about premature aging or skin damage πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think you look pale at all! I look the same. i used to fake bake, but got skin cancer, so now its all natural for me! πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Oh good lord I’m like 4 shades whiter than you and I’m not doing anything! πŸ™‚ I think looking like yourself is a GOOD thing! No need to fake bake or spray or anything imo.

    Post # 8
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    jennifer_espos – that airbrush tanning sounds awesome! I will keep my eye out for that. 

    miss-spunkin – I think you look fine how you are.  But if you decide to try a tanning method before the wedding, have a test run a few months before, just to make sure you like the results!

    Post # 9
    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    embrace the pale!! Whoever thinks only tan people look good in white is trippin. I am way paler than you and I am just going with it. Whatever your natural skin tone is, it will look great on your wedding day. No need to go all Pam Anderson on us.

    Post # 10
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I started tanning just like once a month now my wedding is in August. I will stop using the fake bake in May/june I just wanted an even tan so I wouldnt show tan lines…i dont want to be to dark either…

    Post # 11
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    *EDIT* I wrote this making the assumption that you DID want to be tan.  If you are naturally a person who is fair skinned, you may look odd being tan on your wedding day (same with no dying hair different colors, girls who lose a TON of weight, etc – looking different isn’t always good)

    I’m in a similar situation… I decided to give the “Versa Spa” (it’s like the new version of a Mystic Tan) a try this past weekend.  The first day, I looked like an Oompa Loompa… but on the third day, I actually looked REALLY good.  Enough of the tan had worn off and I had a less orange, more golden color to me.  I totally should have taken pictures! 

    So if I were you, I would say try out the gradual tan lotions, which also work awesome and don’t streak (I just get tired of lathering up every day on schedule) and also try doing the Versa or a Mystic and playing around with how many days afterward you hit you perfect color (which is what I am opting for).

    It’s kind of like not getting a facial doen the day before/of the wedding – you want to do it ahead of time to let it set in and look natural.

    Post # 12
    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wanted to do a spray tan.. just very very light to even out skin tone, but I am terrified that it will rub off on my dress!  Any tips?

    Post # 15
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think you look beautiful!  There’s nothing wrong with pale skin.  It’s way better than looking like an old leather handbag.

    I am going au naturale for my wedding.  I have a pretty medium skin tone, though.  Even in the winter, I’m not pale.

    Post # 16
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh my gosh, it is awesome!  I just mentioned it on someone elses post a couple days ago.  I love it!  And you totally don’t look orange.  Another thing that was cool… the girl that did it for me last, was about to make darker lines along my cleavage to exentuate it (well, lets face it, really she just made it look as though I actually had cleavage) AND, she made it look like I had killer abs… I soooo don’t have killer abs!

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