Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oh Good Gawd....I'm An Oompa Loompa

Yup.....those were my first words this morning.

I stumbled out of bed, started my morning routine and when I finally looked in the mirror, with a mouth over-flowing with toothpaste , I actually half shouted, "Oh my god....I'm an oompa loompa!"

I have a particular bronzer I've been using for quite awhile now and it's fantastic.   Apply once every three days and you have a faint....natural.....barely noticeable bronze tint all week long.    I love it.  

Last night however....I grabbed the 'other bottle' because I was running a little low on the good stuff.   I hadn't used this one in about a year, and that was back when I was tanning before a trip (yeah, it's a 'thing' I do)...I thought it looked a little too dark at the time so I stopped using it, but never actually threw it away.  
So.......being the lilly white mostly irish gay boy that I am......apparently when you have no color to begin with, the damn stuff turns your skin ORANGE!

Washing my face helped. 

Shaving also, 'helped'.

I'm still orange.

It reminds me when I was back in highschool and I wanted blonde hair.  One weekend I bought this spray called 'Sun In'.  It promised "natural blonde hair in days" and I drenched myself in the stuff.    I thought it looked great until I went to school under the flourescent lighting and people kept asking why I dyed my hair orange.  

Maybe I'm just an Oompa Loompa at heart.


Lawrence said...

LOL it will fade

Kevin said...

oh honnnaaaayyy...

I think that those of us that are "of a certain age" will have dabbled with Sun-In, Flirt, Touch of Sun and on and on...

I remember applying a "tan without the sun!" product by the pool. I got splashed but didn't really think anything of it.

Later that evening, while getting ready to go out, I had all these streaks on my face and body, like a thin film of dust streaked by tears.

It took the rest of the evening and a loofah to make a noticeable difference.

Geoff said...

LOL.....wait....."certain age??"

I just looked in the mirror, and against my white tshirt.....I look like a hot tranny mess. (and not the good kind!) Can I borrow your lufah kevin?

StevieB said...

I wonder if you smell like chocolate?

Geoff said...

Stevie B...I ALWAYS smell like chocolate lol. (It's my personal brand of Cymbalta)

absolutwillie said...

now, now sweetie - we want photos!

Larry Ohio said...

I never tried a chem tan. Can you recommend one?

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