Sorry my posts have been far and few between lately. I have been so busy with life in general, especially with my new modeling jobs and the Miss Charleston USA pageant coming up this weekend!
I've been waking up earlier than normal to get a run in before I shower in the mornings. By the time I work, have class, go back to the gym for whatever class happens to be that evening, get home, call my Mother, cook dinner, and do other needed tasks, there has been no time left for blogging! Brandon is not a happy camper because I have not been able to go out to eat at our weekly restaurants, plus he has not gotten his preferred dose of Megan lately, either. Sorry!
But I found a little time today to say hello to all of you, so I definitely wanted to take advantage!
I got my first spray tan yesterday. I want to look sun kissed for my pageant, of course. She finished and I said, "Is this it? This is how dark I will be?" I didn't see a huge change in my skin color.
She explained that the color I saw was the bronzers that will wash off the next day, not the actual tan itself. The DHA in the tanning solution takes up to 48 hours to develop into the proteins in your skin. (That is what gets you tan.)
But I assumed that the bronzers were a good guide as to the intensity my tan would have.
(Keep in mind that the stage lights drown your coloring out a bit)
I was definitely tanner, but I knew I'd still look a little pale on stage. So she said, "Okay, just for you, I'll do an extra treatment called "extra dark."
The name of said treatment was a little frightening. She then proceeded to tell me that she uses this mixture on body builders. EEEK!
She told me that this tan has extra bronzers in it, so I will immediately look a bit scary, but it would wash off the next morning in my shower.
Was she ever right! Seeing myself so .... so....bronzed was terrifying. I seriously looked the way that Snooki WISHES she looked.
I knew that it would wash off, revealing a natural tan, but that didn't change the fact that I had to walk half a mile down a busy Charleston street to get to my car. I had forgotten my sunglasses in my car, so my face would be completely exposed to all of the pedestrians ...and I knew I would scare them ...badly.
|random image I found on google images... similar to how I felt that I looked!|
I am still thanking the good Lord in Heaven that I happened to stick my umbrella in my bag yesterday. So I pulled it out and hit underneath it's shade on my walk back to the car.
So I'm sure you are all wondering what I look like now.
The bronzers washed off this morning in my shower and revealed an even tan. It looks very natural, not orange at all, and I'm very pleased!
What a relief.
Today, I got my hair done!
I've been gradually getting a little darker each time I leave my stylist. I want to get closer to my natural color, and less all over, bright blonde.
It was a success! A little bit like Jen Aniston meets Cameron Diaz. Hard to explain. I will post a picture asap.
Sorry this is a rather boring post, ladies. I will get back to normal posts next week ...count on it!