15 August 2015

Hey It's Okay: To Be Pale


Recently i tried out the St Tropez in shower gradual tan (more on this here) and i've realised that i don't have the time or motivation to keep up a self tanning routine. I've tried everything from gradual tan to wash off tan and instant tan. Being a snow white clone has it's downsides. Every shade of the palest fake tan looks horrific on me. It either develops too dark, leaves streaks, smells bad or just doesn't look right.
Then i think about the pale - it's tough finding a foundation that matches and provides coverage. There's nothing worse than an orange face and white body (MAC have got me covered though, so it's okay). Pale is great in winter when no one see's your skin but in summer, everyone i know seems to tan instantly, leaving me looking like i've never seen the sun before.
I've been doing this every summer since i can remember, worrying about my pale skin, searching for a tan which looks natural and is less effort than most. So, after much deliberation, i've decided to embrace my natural snow white skin tone and ditch the search for the perfect fake tan. So to make me feel less awkward about my pale in summer situation, i found some photos to share with you, with my pale skin in all it's glory!
pale - butlins2
Here i am with my legs out at Butlins with my best ones.
pale - ibiza
I even went on holiday and still did not tan. Ibiza 2012.
pale - night out xmas
It's always a challenge when i decide black tights are not part of my outfit. Christmas Party December 2014.
pale - work leaving do
Paley McPale-rson. Work Closing Party December 2012
pale - night out
and last but not least, the most recent full length photo of me. Imogen's Leaving Night Out. June 2015.
So there you have it, i'm embracing the pale. It doesn't look like my skin is that pale in some of these photos but trust me, it is.
Have you ever decided to embrace your natural skin colour?
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