“I’ve Got a Run in my Pantyhose, Oh Wait! I’m Not Wearing Pantyhose”, but rather Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

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There is me, trying to do my best Julia Roberts impression from the only romantic comedy I have ever liked, “Pretty Woman.” Oh how I love thee Julia. I even  have got my wild and crazy wavy red hair out. We are going to talk about how I tamed that sucker in the next post…oh how I digress.

Have you seen this before?

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Of course you have! It’s been around in the drugstore for ages. Well it used to only come in a spray can but recently they have started making it in a cream.

My good teacher friend Lindsey, shout out Lindsey!, asked if I could do a self tanner post. I told her I would love too, but when your legs permanently look like this,

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even after spending hours in the sun for 4th of July, most self tanners make me look orange or dirty. That is why I decided to buy the Airbrush Legs, it gives you temporary color and coverage. It also washes off after one time in the shower so I knew, worst case scenario, I wouldn’t look like an Oompa Loompa for too long. So here is how the Sally Experiment went…

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I poured a little more than a quarter size amount in my palm like this. It sort of covered my leg with a dark (well at least for me) tan color. It didn’t cover my whole leg evenly so I repeated two more times.

Just to compare I covered one leg with Sally Hansen, and one leg with one of my new faves, the Jergens BB Body.

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Result, the leg on the left is Sally Hansen, totally gave me color. After settling for about 5 minutes, it looked pretty natural as well. The right (popped) leg is Jergens. Doesn’t give me one lick of color, but smooths out my complexion.

I decided to mix the two after about 30 seconds of contemplation. I have seen one of my favorite bloggers, Estee from Essie Button, mix the Sally with her favorite lotion. My arm became the guinea pig on this experiment.

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The arm on the right has both products on. I say it makes my skin look pretty darn good.

Overall Impression/Review.
My shade in Sally Hansen is Light. It almost was a touch darker than I would like, but when I mixed with the Jergens it gave me an almost perfect result. I am also ridiculously pale, so I don’t know how to advise what color you should get if you want to try this stuff out. If you are my shade, paler, or maybe up to 1 shade darker, you should go with light. Everyone else could probably pull of medium? I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $10 USD. It costs WAY more at CVS or Walgreens.

I would rate this a  B+/A-. This stuff lasts, but it is definitely not water resistant as it claims. It is also a bit time consuming to apply. I liked the end result and will for sure apply for special events/when I’m photographed in the future. Maybe the spray paint version is faster. It does have a fragrance, very herbal, but I don’t mind it. I’m just glad this experiment didn’t turn into,

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Stay tuned and stay original everyone!

Lots of love,
Alli

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