Thursday, 28 April 2011

see the sea



dress: new look

I decided to bare my legs today - for the first time this year! I'm seriously pale, and most of the time I'm fine with that, but my legs are looking awful at the moment so I think it's time to invest in a gradual tanner to give myself a nice light glow. Can anyone recommend one that's good for pale skin? I don't suit a full on St Tropez style tan at all so nothing that will make me orange!

I'm trying to grow my hair and my layers are all at that really awkward length so I've been using Dust It and plenty of backcombing to give it a bit of volume and mess it up a little. It's really frustrating me at the moment so it made me feel a bit better when a few of you said it was looking nice in my last post.

Anyway, I'd better go - I'm picking my friend Martina up to go for a picnic. Hope everyone enjoys their day. :)
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  1. try palmers cocoa butter natural bronze body lotion. i'm really plae skinned too and this is the only gradual tanner ive found that works! :) x

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  2. Aww love you look gorgeous. I'm a fan of the dress, you look super sweet. Tan wise...Xen Tan...cannot recommend it enough. Garnier do a good one if you're looking for something a bit more high street and lets you build it up. Go for the gel though. x

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  3. You look lovely m'dear - the print on that dress is so cute :)
    i'm totally with you on looking for a gradual tanner, I never thought i'd fake tan, but my legs cannot face the world like this! x

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  4. That dress is beautiful, and it fits you really well!

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  5. This dress is gorgeous.. you look so summery, I am SO jealous! And you're hair actually looks lovely, which I thought as soon as I looked at you, even before I read that you're not liking it, so there you go :) xxx

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  6. Dove gradual tanner :]
    or st tropaz gradual for fair skin.

    xxxxxx

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  7. You look gorgeous, the dress really suits you! I'm going to try the dust it as I'm always trying to create the perfect volumised look. Your hair looks fab! xx

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  8. This is really nice Char, I love the pattern and the length xx

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  9. I always love these New Look dresses, do they ship to the US? :)

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  10. Yeah I'm the same with my hair it's driving me mental !!
    I love that dress it's so cute and yes get the leg's out gal (I'm the same very very pale). Hope you had a fab Easter xxx

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  11. Oo gorgeous dress!
    I always use Johnsons holiday skin, you can start of with the fair moisturiser and them build up as much as you want to get a deeper tan, and it smells a lot better than some of the one's I've used. On the down side it takes a while to dry, so best to use if you've got some time to spare.
    xx

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  12. Gorgeous print - looks great on you! <3

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  13. Such a cute dress! I've been sitting around with a cardi on today, I'm freezing :/ eek.
    And I think your hair looks great :) I could do with some layers in mine :P

    Fiona x
    http://sparklerosedesigns.blogspot.com

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  14. Really really pretty dress :) I've used the Johnsons holiday skin lotion before and that was quite good as long as you make sure you rub it in and don't heap loads on, I ended up with orange toes at one point cause I got lazy with rubbing it in :P

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  15. I like your hair a lot! it has so much body. The print on your dress is so cute and playful. I love spring!

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  16. awww cutie. i like your hair like that! xx

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  17. I think that there's a Johnsons one that is meant to be quite good. I'm pale too, and I bought some put never had the self control to keep applying it everday. I love that dress, I remember seeing it in New Look a few times.

    Sarah
    x

    http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a lovely dress! I keep spotting it on eBay but the price always goes too high for me... xx

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  19. Garnier gradual tanning moisturiser is pretty good.
    Love the dress, hope you have fun at the picnic!
    Sophie
    x

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  20. Dove tanned moisturiser is a good gradual tan, i like l'oreal sublime bronzre aswell for something a bit stronger

    xx

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  21. I don't use any fake tan products but I have a sun lotion from Avon that has a little bronzer in I put that on. Nice and subtle x

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  22. Gorgeous! I love backcombing and using dust it when I want volume :) xxx

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  23. Pretty dress, love the print! x

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  24. Your hair looks great :) Ive been using my dust it too, its awesome eh! I actually really liked the st tropez gradual tanner, found it better than johnsons holiday skin or the garnier one I used for years. What's with all this sun in scotland eh?! :p xx

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  25. I saw the dress in New Look but I wasn't sure how it would look on but it looks fab!

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  26. Cute dress :)

    http://crystallized-elements.blogspot.com/

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  27. Lovely dress, Charlene! So cute!

    My advice is to embrace your pale skin! :) I never use any fake tan (mostly because I can't be bothered) and never go to sunbeds (too dangerous - and I'm a wimp!). I know everyone avoids sun lotion like the plague because they believe that it will stop them tanning, but I've found that it really helps to achieve a nice glow :) Even something as low as factor 10 will help.

    You don't see many naturally coloured girls anymore, so decide to be pale and original! :)

    Natalie x

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  28. too cute!

    check out my giveaway
    http://www.cinchedatthewaist.com/2011/05/cinched-giveaway.html

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  29. That dress fits you well. Your lovely on that look. Keep it up!

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  30. The perfect dress for a picnic! Wearing a breezy skirt is a great idea. Did you thrown in an over-sized straw hat?

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