Well, not tanning, exactly. But more like "I'm trying not to scare people away from me with my Day-Glo colored legs so I'm trying for just a *hint* of color without being burned to a crisp."
AKA voila. A touch of sun. Sounds perfect, right?
I was dubious, but HI SWIMSUIT SEASON IS HERE so I figured I should just buckle down and try some. So every morning after I dutifully shave both my legs, I lotion up. Within three or four days of doing that, I noticed a definite difference in my legs! They were looking more tan! And it looked natural!
So I continued on my merry shave-and-lotioning way until yesterday, when I happened to look down at my feet.
They were as white as white can be.
My ankles, however, were a lovely shade of yellow. My calves were a nice tan color. My knees were yellow. My thighs were a nice tan color. (And that's as far as I'm going because that's as far up as I lotioned. So there.)
So after some fast thinking I realized that while I did apply the tanning lotion daily to my legs, I forgot about my feet.
Not only that, but apparently the stuff coagulates around knees and ankles. I took the liberty of drawing y'all a nice picture so you can see what I'm talking about:
I know, I'm a fabulous artist. I plan on quitting my day job tomorrow and pursuing a career in drawing-on-computers.
So today when I shave and lotion up, I'm avoiding my knees and ankles. And going extra on my feet. And that's what she said.
Edited to add: Monica H. left some great tips in the comments section on how to avoid yellow areas!