Oh how we love looking like Casper's living twin sister! Pale skin, blonde hair, the works, guys. Being tan is much more culturally acceptable than being pale, and some of us are gifted in that area. We all know those girls who get a great tan just by looking at the sun and for those of us who aren't so gifted, we try our damnedest to achieve that look with... self tanner.
Not all self tanner is created equal. Some are mouse textured, some are lotion textured, some smell like coconut, some smell like the beach, some make you look like a brown goddess while some make you look like an oompaloompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The spray machines, you either love them or you hate them. It takes mad skill to able to stand there and get sprayed with bone chilling colored water just to be a bronzed goddess for a week.
Streaking isn't what it sounds like. Nothing else makes your tan look less legit than streak marks. Discolored hands, ankles, knuckles, knees, all remnants of a tan gone awry.
Forget about reaching your own back. Finding the special someone to tan your back for you is about as hard as actually tanning your back yourself. Explaining the intricately detailed process of self tanning to a newbie is difficult but not unheard of. Patience and multiple tries are key.
Now that summer is here, we will all try with all our might to find a self tanner that changes the game. Countless dollars will be spent and many a night scrubbing and polishing will be had in search of bronziness. So go forth and tan on friends!