Saturday, July 07, 2007

the fake bake

My daughter calls it a "fake bake" - using a tanning cream to get brown instead of laying out. I did it for the first time when pregnant with Matthew and I was orange. I won't say the brand I use, but some of you know what I used to sell :)

Now I use all Loreal "Go Bronze" products. They work VERY well. I like to use the medium or deep because it is faster, but you do have to keep up with it every other day or you look splochy & dry. I HIGHLY recommend these products.

Since my mom got skin cancer 17 years ago, I never did the tanning thing again. I do lay out in the sun at a pool, but I wear sunscreen after a 1/2 hour or so. THis works just fine for me.

I just figure I can't subject the world to my white (and fat) legs. Tan is better, believe me- no matter what your size. Also, I'm pretty sure its slimming :)
Happy summer!

Monday, July 02, 2007

How's your hair?

I think I figured out why I haven't blogged in forever.
I dont know what to say.
I love to express myself. I'm used to doing that one on one. But what do you say when ANYONE could be listening? There's a lot of uneasiness.
I was gonna talk about my hair. It's a big deal to me. It is my best feature and I am a closet hair-sytlist. I used to imagine cutting people's hair when I was sitting in church. I'd arrange this one like this, comb that one's hair that way. Dye this, cut that... I still hate wearing the same hairstyle day after day with my own hair.Needless to say I'm INTO hair. I notice it. I dont notice teeth or skin or clothes but I notice hair. I probably have an opinion and I dont even know it. Test me. Ask me what I think you should do with your hair. I probably have a thought I could just blert out. I have the same thoughts for my own. Usually I just go ahead and cut/dye/fix my own. But I always think of new stuff I wanna do with mine.I am not happy with mine right now. the cut leaves me few choices and I dont like them. I also have it cut so complicated right now I'm not sure I can fix it myself and I dont want to go back and have it done. I've been cutting my hair since I was 13 and rarely go to a hairstylist until the last 2 years. I've been burnt too many times. And when it is your best feature, you are slow to trust. If my hair doesn't look good, it's not like I can fall back on a great figure or something. it just HAS to look good. see?
but see? some of you (of the 3 who read my blog) have got to be bored stiff with this line of writing. I guess i have the need to entertain and share and I doubt I can do it here.
so... I'll keep trying. more often I promise.