Hello Lovelies! Every year around this time I face the same dilemma- to show, or not to show my legs. Of course, I love wearing skirts and dresses, but at the same time, I haven't had enough sun exposure to turn my pasty white legs a nice golden brown. Thus, I'm always hesitant to prance around in my summer frocks until I've built up a solid tan. Luckily, I think I've finally found the solution for this between seasons puzzle. An all over body bronzer!
About a month ago I picked up Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting from Ulta (which I mentioned in this post). It comes in 4 different colors, but I think the most popular is "honey glow" which was the only shade available at Ulta. Although this product is a bit pricey ($39.75), I saw it advertised on QVC and really wanted to give it a try.
When I first opened the container, I was a little worried that there wasn't enough product to last very long. However, I have since been proven wrong as I have used it approximately 10 times now, and it doesn't seem like there's much less than the first time I used it! To apply, you simply rub the included powder puff into the powder, then rub it on your arms, legs, etc, as if you were waxing a car. :) If you want to use this after applying lotion, make sure your lotion is totally dry, as this bronzer will streak otherwise. Overall, application is fairly simple, and it doesn't take too much effort to get an nice, even glow. Here is a photo of my pasty white leg left next to my "frosted" right leg. My right leg is not only darker, but also looks naturally tan and has a nice sheen.
One thing I was initially concerned with was whether or not this product would rub off onto my clothes. I have found that it does rub off a little, but only when your put clothing on right after applying it. If you wait a few minutes to let it set, then this doesn't seem to be a problem. Also, when it did rub off on my clothes, it washed out easily, so there is no risk of staining (thank goodness)! Although I'd prefer a natural tan, this product definitely helps keep my arms and legs looking beautifully bronzed until the weather warms up enough to soak up the sun! It's also a much healthier (and cheaper) alternative to tanning beds.
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Do any of you ladies hesitate to show off your legs in the spring as well? Would you be more daring if you had a product like this to give you a temporary tan until summer arrives? I'd love to hear your thoughts!