I love the sun. The summer is definitely my favourite time of year, besides Christmas - I loooove December 25th. I love going to the beach, having BBQs, having picnics, getting a bronzey glow; the usuals. But, being the fair skinned girl I am, 5 minutes in the sun often results in a nice lobster 'glow' - think pillar box red - thus, faking a tan is often a lot easier than attempting the real thing.
Now, don't get me wrong. with a good SPF and a couple of weeks in the sunshine, I do manage to turn a lovely shade of brown. I just want to take a moment here to appreciate the godsend that is Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Body Mist. We discovered this beauty while in Florida a few years ago and let's just say it's revolutionised the standing-by-the-pool-rubbing-in-copious-amounts-of-thick-white-suncream game. It's essentially just an aerosol. All you need to do is spray your entire body and you're good to go. Amazing.
However, for the majority of the British 'summer', I like to opt for a gradual tanner and use it as and when I please. Garnier's Summer Body is my current favourite (I have the darker one) and at around a fiver I cannot fault it. It sinks in very quickly and builds up a really even colour, even if only used a couple of times.
Bronzer, bronzer. bronzer... Bronzer is something I've been hesitant to use until recently as I wasn't sure that I'd ever find one that didn't make me look like a tangerine. That being said, NYC's Sunny Bronzer is pretty good at not doing such. I mean, I do use it sparingly, and with a light hand, but even still it gives a natural looking glow. In the summer, my face is always a different colour to the rest of my body. As Billy once said to me; 'your face looks like it's been in Scotland, while your body's been in Malaga.' I think that says it all really doesn't it. So thank you NYC, for saving me from ridicule from my friends
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