Katie H asked, "Since I'm a fellow white girl (aka 2 minutes of sunlight and I am burnt), do you use tanner on your face or just on your bod?"
Both! As Katie mentioned, I am white and have been pale my entire life. And not just white, but ghastly white. I'm a naturally very fair-skinned person with naturally blonde hair. Most real blondes cannot tan, which would be the case with me. I use self-tanner all over and even more so on my face since it gets washed more frequently than the rest of me.
I have a Mystic Tanning membership, so I am able to get unlimited spray tans monthly. I also have an arsenal of self-tanning products, but the truth is I'm normally too lazy to put them on. Typically, I head to the salon, get sprayed and I'm done with it. Since my face fades quicker, I use the Mystic or Versa sunless spray and spray my face in between trips to the salon.
|These are a little pricey, but contain the same solution as what you get at the salons, so they are worth it IMHO. My salon runs specials so I only buy them when I can get them discounted. I usually end up paying around $15 for each can.|
When all else fails, slather that bronzer on. I could go on for days about sunless tanning, but I'll save that for its own post. I've got a lot more questions to get through.
Sarmin asks, "Would you ever go brunette?"
Hell to the no. I wish I could, but I look dis-gust with brown hair. And I know this because I had a brown wig for my 26th Jersey Shore birthday party. As my mother said when she saw the pic, "Ew, tell me that's not real." I'll never have brown hair, I can promise you that. It was fun getting my JWoww on for a night, but I must say blondes really do have more fun! Muahahaha
Jess (Pretty Physicist) asked, "What is one thing you won't skimp on cost-wise and one thing you will always skimp on?"
The one area I will not skimp on is my hair cut. Until I found my fab-o hair guy 5 years ago, I cried almost every single time I got my hair cut. Hair cuts were traumatizing for me and I'm not exaggerating. There was a time in college I burst into tears in the chair, went home and locked myself in my room for hours and wouldn't answer my phone. Sounds dramatic, but my hair is very important to me as I'm sure it is to you, which is why I don't skimp when it comes to who is cutting it regardless of price.
I won't tell you exactly how much my cut (no color) cost me, but I'll tell you with tip it's more than double digits. Since finding my guy, I trust him completely and have never left the salon unhappy. He's seriously worth every penny to me, so this is my one splurge. Every girl needs one.
Ironically, the one thing I'll always skimp on is shampoo and conditioner, which ties into the next question so I'll explain more below.
Jess (The Kentucky Priss) asked, "Name something expensive you've splurged on that ultimately wish you had not."
This was a good one! I don't make big purchases with out some serious thought and major research, so I was having a hard time thinking of one. Then it dawned on me. One time I got conned into buying this bottle of Keratase shampoo for $40 because the lady at the salon SWORE to me it would work wonders on my oily hair. One thing to say to her: "You LIIIAAAR!"
My $5 Dove Intensive Repair and TRESemme Color Protection work perfectly, and the one thing I get complimented most on is my hair. No weave here girls, but you judge for yourself what you think of my "cheap" shampoo and conditioner results:
This concludes Part 1 of getting to know me and yes, I started off a little tame. The juicier questions are Monday, so stay tuned and have a fantastic Halloweenie weekend. I can't wait to see every one's costumes next week! TGIF times 10 and boo!