Just so you know, Tiara is now totally obsessed with the beach, which means I will be in a bathing suit all summer. I am so not happy about this. I think I have gotten away with barely exposing myself the past few summers because she wasn’t swimming, but now that has all changed and I am forced to put on a bathing suit several times a week. UGH… I know I put pictures of myself in a bathing suit on a post this week, but not because I thought I looked great but only because I had to show the whole story. (This blog is really pushing me outside my comfort zone, but I think that is good.) Anyway, I tried switching to a one piece but that was even worse than looking at my poochy stomach so I went back to the bikini.
After last weekend I decided I had to find a way to make my pure white legs and stomach match my tan arms and chest. I put tons of sunscreen on my arms and chest everyday before my walk but it doesn’t matter, I still get color. Last weekend I didn’t put any sunscreen on my legs or stomach, only my upper body and guess what? Still no color on my lower half. I mean why does this happen? I was complaining to my friend about this just last week and she said it happens to her too, so I know I am not the only uneven mom on the beach. Nevertheless, I decided I needed to address the issue as I don’t want to go through the whole summer two tone.
What to do, What to do? Get a SPRAY TAN! I have never had a spray tan before, but many of my friends have and they love it. I couldn’t picture myself going to one of those places where you stand in a small room and put on a cap and eye goggles and spray hits you from all angles ( have heard about it from the teenagers). First, I would have to find someone to watch Tiara, then I would have to learn the system, then I would have to pay. Way too much effort and money for me. I then remembered that Victoria does amazing spray tans out of her home.
I met Victoria years ago when our girls were in preschool together. Victoria is absolutely gorgeous with perfect white teeth, a perfect tan, a perfect body and super blond hair, but when she speaks you can instantly see she is one of the sweetest, nicest people you will ever meet. She is so nice, it isn’t even annoying that she is so beautiful. In addition, she has 6 kids and is a super momma. I called her up and asked about the spray tan and she said I could come right over. Just so you know, I adore Victoria but have never been to her house or socialized with her, but she is just so easy and accommodating, she invited me right over. Time is of the essence, I immediately took to bribing Tiara with cookies to get her into the car. Only took 7 minutes. We drove right over and were greeted by 2 of her little angels at the door. Victoria showed us to her master bathroom where she popped up this black tent. She then put down a fresh black towel for me to stand on and it was ready.
Luckily I am not modest by any means, so I quickly stripped down to my underwear after I got Tiara to sit on the ground next to the tent with her crayons and iPod. As soon as I stood in the tent, I looked over at Tiara and she was following my lead by taking off her top and bra. Oh no. Out I jumped and stopped her before the sports bra was totally off.
I got back in and within minutes I had to get back out to chase Tiara down the hall. Not a pretty site, in my underwear and not so perky boobs, with parts of me spray tanned and the other parts white. Her poor children had to witness my nakedness but didn’t even bat an eye at the crazy naked lady dragging a kid down the hall. Tiara had gotten into one of her kids rooms and Victoria said she could stay in there and it was totally fine, but I knew better. Tiara really knows how to trash a place. Because she went on strike in the room, I had to pull her out by her feet. No biggie, very normal for us. Back to the tent.
Once she started spraying again, we kept having to take breaks to get Tiara back to the room, but it never phased Victoria and she totally worked around the whole thing and wasn’t stressed at all. You could tell, she can really handle a lot. Of course I wore the wrong thing to her house, a blue and white skirt and a light colored tank so she offered me a black dress, so the spray tan wouldn’t ruin my clothes. While finding the dress for me, Tiara got into her closet and started pulling out shirts and put on a cute purple top. Of course, Victoria didn’t care and told Tiara to wear it home,. See what I mean, how sweet is that?
So, after we kinda trashed her bedroom, she made my upper and lower body match, and gave me a cute dress to wear home, she refused to take my money. Really? Well, as you can imagine I am sure anyone with 6 kids could use extra money so I wanted to repay her somehow. Hence the post for today.
So if you live or work in the Newport/Costa Mesa area, are a really nice lady (no rude people or men please, trying to make her life easier, not worse), and are able to strip down in another women’s bathroom and stand in a tent while she makes you look fabulous for ONLY $20 cash, yes, can you believe it, than call Victoria for your spray tan.
Victoria (949) 973-6297
TIP: Just went to the bathroom and saw that my new tan line had lace imprints and was higher cut than my bikini. Guess I screwed that up. You are officially on notice to wear non-lacy underwear with a cut similar to your bathing suit. Hey, brilliant idea, guess you could just wear your bathing suit. Duh…Guess Victoria will be seeing me back soon, as I can see this spray tan thing may be addicting.
Thank you Victoria!!!!!