Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tan you dig it?

Before we begin, I would like to refer everyone to my post title and let it be known that should the naming geniuses at OPI, Essie or Sally Hansen need a day off, I could totally fill in. It's a skill mastered by few.

So lets talk about tans.

As a kid, I spent my summers in the pool. All day, every day. In my teenage years, I spent hours not so much in the pool, but laying out by it. And, when I wasn't laying out at home, I was at the beach with a bottle of Hawaiian Tropics. I was a golden goddess. Tan and toned and wrinkle free.

.....That was nice. For a second there I got lost in the memories of 1999-my last summer of goldeny goodness.

Because, in the winter of 2000 I took an office job. And then a couple years later I had kids. I got busy. I got wrinkled. I got pale. And I stayed that way until last weekend.

I should mention that before August 9th, 2012 I had never before heard of a tanning wipe, until I texted Kristi to ask if she was going to spray tan before we headed to the river, and she responded with "Nah, I have some self tanning wipes I'll use". Sensing my confusion, the Cosmetic Gods -in their infinite wisdom- sent me these in my August Birchbox (which I opened, just two hours later!):

Comodynes Self Tanning wipes, for the win!

For those of you not in the know, you simply open the package, take the towelette and give yourself a good wiping down. 2-4 hours later, you are gloriously tan.  I would recommend that even if the towelette feels dry, go over your body a second time, just to make sure your tan goes on evenly. You'll tan a gorgeous, natural-looking color, you won't feel sticky afterwards, and the best part- you won't smell like cheese-its (which tends to happen with spray-tans). So it's that simple. 1)Rip open package 2) Wipe yourself with towelette 3) get a beautiful tan!

I used mine on Friday night, and almost a week later, I still feel like I have a little color left. How is that for awesome??

Have you tried tanning wipes before? Let me know which ones are your fav.

1 comment:

  1. i only use them to wipe my bum. good news is its the same color as the rest of me now.