Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Um, My Face is Up Here..(& a quick sunless tanner review)

"I want to scream and shout, and let it all out.
We sayin' oh wee oh wee oh wee oh."
- Will.i.am ft. Britney Spears, Scream and Shout
(I seem to have songs that make me want to dance, as my theme, lately).

For some reason, Blogger thinks it is appropriate to make the thumbnail of this picture:

...a picture of my chest. Well, Blogger, no. No, it isn't appropriate. It may have scared some people and for that I apologise. I definitely didn't intend for it to scare anyone (or for the thumbnail to show up that way). It's just one of my favourite photos from a photoshoot I did a few months ago. As you can see though, I've changed the picture.

For anyone wondering how I got my "tan" it's from one spray of Sally Hansen Airbrush Sunless Body Tanner (which I can't find in stores anywhere now. I can only find Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, which is not the same) and from two days of applying Balea Sunless Tanning Lotion.

I love Sally Hansen's Airbrush Sunless Body Tanner. It's easy to apply, smells good and actually stays on for a couple days. It does leave some streaks however.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is completely different. It's more like foundation in a bottle. It's great if you want to use a quick cover up but do not wear it if you're planning to hit the beach/swimming pool. It will come off as soon as you get in the water.

Picture taken from:
From Runways to Realways

Balea is a gradual tanner, but it does the trick. It also leaves a few streaks and it's hard to tell where you've applied it. During the summer, you can find it at Shoppers Drug Mart for about $8. Considering the price, you can't go wrong. You just have to have patience and make sure you apply it carefully and everyday, until you get the colour you desire.

For anyone who is going to get hit by the big snowstorm tonight, stay warm! We're expecting 15-20cm of snow here in Toronto by tomorrow morning. It's not that bad, but it'll make commuting tomorrow morning a bit of a pain. Bundle up, everyone!


  1. I liked the thumbnail of your chest better.

  2. Hope the snow storm is not that bad. Good review. Following you. Hope you can visit me too.

  3. Thanks for following me back. I have an iphone 5.

  4. Beautiful photo!!
    I have only tried Neutrogena tanner. It worked pretty well but I'm definitely interested in trying a different brand. Thanks for sharing your review. I'm looking forward to getting some color this summer!
    I hope if you have to travel tomorrow, you have a safe commute!
    Lots of love xo

    1. Thank you for the compliment!

      It was a wet commute today, but safe! Much appreciated. :)

  5. yay! i've been looking for a good one for my best friend's wedding...do i dare?

    1. A lot of stores let you test them before you buy them. You can always test a few on your arms to see how the colour blends/reacts with your skin. If you like the colour, you can go back and buy it. :)

  6. Great review! I'm as pale as a ghost and was thinking about getting a tanner. I didn't know where to start. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Just the mention of storm makes me shiver already, being used to the sun in the tropics. I probably wouldn't need tanners as I am already naturally tan (or brown lol!) Hey thanks for the follow. Following you back Alex! :-)

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