Works For Me Wednesday- Fake That Tan

  Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer, the lovely hostess of WFMW is on a blogging hiatus so I am left wondering what to do with myself on Wednesday. I decided to do exactly what she is going, throw out some reruns. So I climbed WAY back in the archives when my writing was not nearly as polished and well thought out as it is today (ahem) and give you some oldies, but goodies. I will be back tomorrow with a brand spankin’ new TILT and I hope you will take a break from entering every Bloggy Giveaway on the planet and play along.

It’s summer and we all want to look like we just stepped off a beach in the caribbean. I have tried laying out at the pool, but I think those days went out with my bikini because I tend to spend all my time at the pool chasing after kiddies. So I have to fake it, but we all know tanning beds are bad for your health.


So, how do you get a fake tan without looking like an oompah loompah? First of all, fake tanners have come a long way and no longer make you look all orange and streaky. For the body, it is best to exfoliate first and then apply as evenly as you can. Try to go really light on rough spots like elbows and knees. For the face, I think most go on pretty easily as long as you make sure to blend around the hairline and jaw.

My final tip is to use a little bronzer. You may have to play around a little bit to find one that works for your skin tone, but they are great for a sun-kissed look. You just apply to the cheeks, temples and bridge of the nose. I am amazed at how often people ask me if I had a day in the sun after I put it on.

Now you are bronzed and beautiful and fooling everyone into believing that what you do all day is lay in the sun eating bon-bons (cause isn’t that truly what a SAHM does :))


  1. Rachel says:

    Haha I love the last line!

    Since I am pasty white (actual clinical term for my skin color) I’ve started using the Jergen’s Firming Lotion with the tanner stuff in it. It’s very light and since it’s lotion it’s easy to avoid streaks and dark patches. I’ve noticed it doesn’t get darker on knees and elbows like some tanners do.

    Rachels last blog post..The Importance of a God-Fearing Leader

  2. I too was wondering what to do with a rerun WFMW, so I listed my top 10 rants, in no particular order. Click on over and add a few!

    As for the self-tanners, you’re right—they have improved plenty. My daughter is using an Olay product she swears by, but didn’t need to use too often to get a glow on.

    Me? I stay out of the sun on purpose, so a tan on me would be too weird!

    Jacquelyn@Because I Said So!s last blog post..10 rants from this mum, plus a heartfelt thank you

  3. Now I love me a good bronzer, but I’ve been chasing my kids around all week at the beach, and I’ve acquired a GREAT tan!

    Jackies last blog post..Slip Sliding Away…

  4. Stephanie says:

    Very cool new website. Been very lax in bloggin lately but I am trying to get back on the wagon :)

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