So my sister swore to me last week that after the crazy bronzer washed off in the shower that I'd look AMAZING and followed it up with, "You can do ANYTHING with a great spray tan!" I stared at my 1960s-70s baked darkness with an eyebrow raised. I didn't believe her. All I knew is I had to be in York, PA in two days for a conference and I'd refused to go if this hadn't toned down by Wednesday morning.
Freaking out about the color, this being my first ever spray tan of course, I went to my PSMM friends - a closed group on FB - and hit the panic button. The ensuing dialogue had me cracking up for days. But as you can see from the before (usual pale Chrissie) to the after (the Sophia Loren look) to the post shower (acceptable) to the several showers later (smokin) -- it's great. Best of all, I never had more colleagues - men and women -come up to me and tell me I looked fabulous/hot/great than I did while in York. Was it all due to the spray tan? Maybe. Maybe it was also my attitude and better mental place. It was a super conference but I have to admit, BA was right: You really feel like you can conquer the world with a great spray tan! (Images of Mary Lou Retton inspiring young girls comes to my mind right now).
Pale Chrissie (Beer Fest last weekend)
Immediately following the spray tan (frightening)
After the first shower (tame)
A couple days later with colleagues (smokin)
Am I converted? Will I be a spray tan addict now? No. I can definitely see myself getting two more sprays this summer and one right before the start of conference season in September but cost aside, 95% of the time I embrace my paleness.