Thursday, January 28, 2010

Faux Show-Part I

We have all shopped for fake items. It's true. Don't lie. Some fakes have been good to us: a small leather-like change purse a friend picked up on Canal Street. Some have treated us most ill: the tanning lotion that left us looking like a chimney sweep.

"A fake is a work of art that is deliberately made or altered to appear better, older, or other than what it is." What's so wrong with that? Sure, the older part is less appealing in most cases but the gist is a positive one. There is no good reason not to try a few products and pieces that I swear will add a little something-something that will make you feel ultra-fantastic, without feeling like a sham.

For the best at-home tan buy these three. Don't look back. I am naturally a blonde with a pale complexion to match. I've tried every faux sun-kissed product and these are the ones to use.

For body buy L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Gelee in Medium-Dark. (not lotion). For face and neck: use Neutrogena MicroMist spray No. 3. Spray generously. Don't forget to order some powder-less latex gloves. Every good surgeon needs proper equipment! After you've removed your gloves use any leftover gelee on the backs of your hands moving toward your fingertips.

Stay tuned for a sneak peak at the ultimate guide to faux leather and lashes.


  1. You are so right about the gelee! It is the only color that looks natural. The gloves are a great find - Thanks

  2. I can't wait to try the tanning this weekend! Never would have thought of the gloves!!! Great idea! Can't wait for the blog about lashes! Has always been a disaster when I have tried them on my own! Please be specific about what brand/model to buy! Thx!

  3. Gloves - good call!! i thought i could bypass that step but the embarrasing streaks i had to endure for a week (btw - how to get rid of those?!?) was enough to convince me! tried it with gloves, perfect!