The advent of summer does bring with it certain perils, not least of which is the thought of baring one's pasty white winter body in light summery clothes. This year I decided to be clever and prepare and bought myself a bottle of Dove Summer Glow.
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The bottle promises moisturiser with a hint of self tanning agents gradually builds a light tan. Naively I thought that this was just a matter of applying it like a regular moisturiser and within a week I'd have a Jennifer Aniston-esque natural looking tan.
Somehow I've ended up looking like a cross between an inverse tiger, (orange and white as opposed to orange and black, geddit?) and well, frankly bizarre.
Here's a picture to show you what I mean.
That 'shadow' between my fingers is no shadow... The 'moisturiser/tanning agent' has ended up between my fingers and stained them a bright orange! It really does make me look like I have webbed fingers.
There's also a very definite line up the back of my leg. I have no idea how that happened because I certainly apply it evenly all over.
Before you ask, yes, I did all the things they advise before tanning - exfoliating, moisturising...
I'm now frantically scrubbing myself trying to get rid of my fetching mottled orange appearance.
If anyone has any hints or tips or how to use this damn stuff, I'd be interested to find out what they are. I've had a lot of compliments on how 'healthy' I'm looking, ( I just try to hide my webbed hands and not stand in direct sunlight so as not to highlight my inverse tiger look, ha, ha) so I'd like to know how to use this properly.
If you know how to apply it and want to take the plunge, you can buy it in the UK here. I couldn't seem to find anywhere that sold it in the US.