tea tan and michigan

i was stumblin' the other day
...an awesome way to make work go by
i stumbled upon this site that had instructions for tea tanning.
"best tan recipe EVER" via born to be blonde
check it out:

Required time: About 30-40 minutes Skill level: Goof-proof
Ingredients: 4 black tea bags 2 cups boiling water Sponge or spray bottle
Optional: Body lotion Pure cocoa powder-meaning if the tea tan doesn't work, try this method too!

Instructions: When water has boiled, add the tea bags to steep. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, or until tea is dark and cool enough to touch.
In the meantime, take a shower to ensure your skin is oil- and sweat-free-USE A SCRUB TO EXFOLIATE!. Afterwards, make sure skin is completely dry.
Stand on something you don’t mind getting dirty. If using a sponge, drench it in the tea and wipe all over your body. If using a spray bottle, fill it with tea and spray evenly. Let skin air-dry and apply another coat for a deeper shade.
Tea will stain clothes if wet, so make sure you’re all dry before dressing. The “tan” should last 3-4 days.

im pale.
even though i have visited the tanning beds in the past, i decided this year that i will no longer be doing so. i decided to give this tea tanning a try.
im glad i did, it didn't turn out too shabby for my first attempt!
i actually love it most importantly because...
you know how tanning lotions have that awful smell?
this doesn't. nada.
a few suggestions:
*exfoliate-it opens up your pores, which you want since your staining your skin...
*use the spray bottle-it goes on more evenly
*wear gloves!!

if you try this let me know what you think!

in other news...today after work im going to the mitt: aka michigan.
[enter excited cheer here]
no, im not from michigan, but kenny is.
im ready to embrace the 12 hr through-the-night road trip from VA to MI
but its worth it. for serious.
i love kenny's family, and haven't seen them since last june
it's been waaaay to long!
anyone else have exciting plans for the Easter weekend?

grand rapids, here we come!



  1. i wonder if it would work in a bathtub for less mess?

  2. Would probably stain the tub!

  3. This blog is very good & informative.I have gain so much information from this blog.I like your blog.Thanks for the post.I am waiting for your new post.

  4. Cocoa method didnt work for me. Ill try this though

  5. Very very useful informations i've got here...thanks a lot.
    Airbrush Tan NYC

  6. Can you use this on your face?

  7. Do u have to rub it in if using a spray bottle or just allow to dry??


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