tanned skin - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
My skin that was so pallid at home, almost translucent, is now a honeyed brown. Against it my black hair gives me a mediterranean look rather than gothic. Were it not for my blue-grey eyes I would blend right in here, and I guess I do with shades on.
The dark sunspots on her honey skin reveal that she is older than she lets on.
Her skin resembled that of smooth caramel and I longed to touch it, run a hand over her slender arm. After summer, she came back even darker, this time a more chocolate color and I felt myself melt at the sight of her.
As girls we had all envied Amy, the girl with all the exotic vacations. She was never paler than the colour of fresh cut pine, though as a baby she had been just as white as the rest of us. Her parents ran out money in high-school, but instead of slipping back to be guant like the rest of us she bought a tanning bed and went even darker. But by the time we were in our mid-twenties she looked forty, skin thicker than a rhino's backside.
Spring arrived with a gentle heat that promised a hot summer ahead. As the days passed Amy became a soft shade of brown right through the sunscreen, giving her skin a gentle hue that brought out the blue of her eyes.
Every summer Lila had basked in the heat, her skin passing the delicate golden browns, darkening as the season wore on. She laughed at Kayla for her pale skin, for her almost gothic look, but only five years later Lila was already showing the signs of aging and Kayla remained youthful.
Katy appeared, her skin newly kissed golden over the light muscles of her arms, freckles darkening over the bridge of her nose. Something about that new hue, perhaps reflecting the hazel of her eyes, made Liam's heart leap in a way it never had before.
Lee's tan wasn't all that dark, not something anyone would comment on. It made him softer, like a sepia tone in a photograph.