(Closed) Pale and Planning

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: To tan or not to tan?
    Tan! (Sun or booth) : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Tan! (Fake bake) : (13 votes)
    10 %
    Flaunt yo white booty! : (106 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
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    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m the same as you. My friends and family call me snow white. I love my pale skin but it does come with alot of frustration too. Like you, I blush easy and when I’m nervous or anxious I’ll get an all over flush over my chest, arms, neck and face. I can’t hide when I’m nervous or embarrassed about something, my skin shows my feelings lol. I plan on tanning. Not quite sure which way I’ll do it, but in August I don’t know if it will look right to be so damn pale in a pure white dress. I’ll go a few shades bronzed though, nothing drastic just a healthy glow. Were also doing first looks to minimize my skins reactions. If I’m coming down the aisle for the first time seeing him, it wont make for great pictures. Doing a first look before hand will keep me from looking so red in our ceremony pictures, and I’m a naturally anxious person so it will just calm my nerves.

    Post # 4
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    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am also fair skinned and I have freckles. I picked the color of my dress based on my skin tone. I do not plan to fake bake or bake at all. My SO loves how pale I am and I wouldnt do fake bake or tan normally so I am not going to for the wedding. I think make up will be my safe grace. I wish I had more suggestions. I think you should be the best version of yourself. If your Fiance loves your pale skin I think you should stick to that. If it is going to make you anxious than I think maybe the PPs suggestion above may be beneficial.

    Post # 5
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I do the whole chest-blush thing when I get nervous or upset, too. But I think if I tan any, it will be minimal. Being tan just isn’t “me.” 

    But I suppose if I get to my final alterations and find I’m the same color as my ivory dress, I might sing a little different tune. 😀

    Post # 7
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    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @june_mantis:  Because I have freckles, my face is darker than my chest. I sometimes will put some on my chest and neck just to blend out my complexion. I have a powdered foundation that I use from MAC. I find it really evens out my skin. It is like $26 but I literally use it almost everyday and I go through a compact of it about every 10-12 months.

    Post # 9
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @june_mantis:  I’m the same way. I taught myself to blush less… I was terribly shy but basically had to suck it up to get anywhere career-wise. I do a lot of public speaking now so I’ve learned to deal w. it. I guess that doesn’t help you, but blushing is natural and normal. I still blush every now and then but it bothers me less when I do. I go a special shade of bright red 🙂 Ugh.

    There must be some sunscreen out there that you like. I use Clinique City Block SPF 25 every single day. It’s basically a base/primer that is really light. I mix it with tinted moisturizer during the day and works great. It doesn’t feel like sunscreen.

    Post # 10
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m very pale too, but I’m not planning on making any changes to my lifestyle just for one day. I also really don’t like the idea of fake tans – I’ve yet to see one that didn’t look awful.

    I’m sure I’ll look interesting though, because I spend a lot of time outdoors, so my face is tanned, and my arms are tanned up to just below my shoulders, so I’ll probably be glow-in-the-dark white across my chest and back, then my arms and face will be darker. Myeah, it’s just one day. I doubt anyone’s going to get upset about a tan line.

    Post # 12
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    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @june_mantis:  I really like it. My skin is really sensitive too.

    Post # 13
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    8487 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m so pale that I used to get teased about being a vampire (true story.) I’ve never had the desire to be tan though. I say if being pale is the norm for you, then flaunt it on your wedding day! I also blush like crazy, all you have to do is look at me and I’ll turn 10 fabulous shades of tomato.

    Post # 14
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Fiance loves my “lily-white” skin. And I’m getting married in Spring so I’ll be extra pale. I’ve never tanned before and I think people would be mighty shocked if I did now. I’m the girl who wore a cardgan in summer to protect myself from a tan.  

    Post # 15
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d stay pale. Nothing will make you more anxious on your wedding day than feeling like you don’t look like yourself. If you’re pale, then you’re pale. Own it!

    I’d look into finding the right sunscreen. I hate wearing it too, but some sunscreens are so much better than others.

    Post # 16
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m pale too, and I went tanning for 2 weeks before the wedding, not so much for the wedding but for the honeymoon- I’d have fried going to St. Lucia as pale as I was!  And it turned out fine- I don’t look freakishly dark in any of my pictures, I just have a nice, healthy glow.  I was nervous I wouldn’t look like myself, but I think it was a good choice for me.

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