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looking good on the beach-desperate!!

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noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 14:37:08

I am off to Greece on Monday for 3 weeks and I haven't stuck to my diet blah blah blah and am now wondering what quick fixes i can do to sort myself out so that I look half decent!I know its too late on the diet and exercise front so am looking to cheat really HELP!!

colditz Wed 03-Aug-05 14:40:37

Black semi-transparent sarong.
low cut cossie - draws the eye to where you want it, and no lower
Fake tan all over.
Keep your hair looking fab.
Slightly heeled beach shoes.

noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 14:42:40

I am deffo fake tanning what are heeled beach shoes?I take it my birkenstocks are no good then!

noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 15:09:18


poppyseed Wed 03-Aug-05 15:12:54

Stuff it all and enjoy- there will be bigger people on the beach than you . Plus I always say that brown fat looks nicer than whote fat and after 3 weeks you'll look fab [smile.

noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 15:14:31

thanks poppy I am not that fat but have put no effort in and am a bit white and squidgey can't wait to go though!

toothyboy Wed 03-Aug-05 15:16:29

Heeled beach shoes?! Why, why, why?

poppyseed Wed 03-Aug-05 15:17:16

lol squidgy!
ditto with me - I'm off to France on Friday! Just look forward to the tan!

noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 17:36:29

bumping this for the workers who are just getting in Any advice welcome especially of the sneaky/diguise/trick variety

Merlin Wed 03-Aug-05 17:38:09

floaty kaftan thing - very 'now' and covers the bits you want to cover!!!

kid Wed 03-Aug-05 17:38:36

You won't see any of them again so it won't matter. Plus I agree there will be bigger people there!

Blu Wed 03-Aug-05 17:48:28

I went for a very long swim every morning, and even within one week, I was a bit more toned! After 3 weeks you will be Elle McPherson!

noddyholder Wed 03-Aug-05 17:49:34

I hope so!Though I doubt it .I am going to fake tan tonight and fingers crossed

Blu Wed 03-Aug-05 18:03:26

I find it helps when sunbathing to lie with one leg out straight, and one up, bent at the knee. It seems more flattering than just lying with both thighs fighting for space next to each other.
When lying on stomach, have one leg flat, and the other with knee bent, waving your foot whinsomely in the breeze.

Steady with the fake tan, steady.....lightly golden is good, caramel angel delight is not.

aloha Wed 03-Aug-05 18:04:35

This year I shall mostly be relying on my charm. Otherwise fake tan, a sarong, and a 'supportive' swimsuit.

aloha Wed 03-Aug-05 18:05:27

And if you aren't fat, then you are fine! What on earth are you worrying about woman

Blu Wed 03-Aug-05 18:09:30

And definitely your Birkies - wobbling around in the sand on heels won't help at all, surely! (it would make me look like a man in drag, anyway)

Blu Wed 03-Aug-05 18:10:12

Ahem, Aloha, will you be stripping down to supoprtive swimsuit on the N Norfolk coast, then? <<shiver>>

aloha Wed 03-Aug-05 18:32:04

Don't be a loon Blu! I will be on the naturist beach with your dad

colditz Thu 04-Aug-05 09:45:11

I'm not talking stilletto's here! I mean those espadrill things with a slight wedge heel, to make legs look a bit longer and thinner.

noddyholder Thu 04-Aug-05 11:49:18

thanks for all your messages I have got a bit of a fake tan now and don't feel so jellified.Will get a lash and brow tint tomorrow and thats it Still no beach heels as yet but theres still time

Cam Thu 04-Aug-05 12:02:48

noddy I would get some pretty flipflops for the beach, there are loads in Monsoon

Cam Thu 04-Aug-05 12:03:28

And painted toenails are always a good distraction I find

noddyholder Thu 04-Aug-05 12:05:59

thanks cam will look saturday.Pedicure sunday pm

Mum2girls Thu 04-Aug-05 12:24:06

Wear a tankini (sp?) - v.good. Can expose flabby white tummy whilst lying flat, so it at least stops being white (if not flabby) and pull down when mobile.

Agree. sarong is a must-have. Lipstick and sunglasses always hint at a bit of glam. I bought snazzy flipflops for my hols, but still ended up living in my Birkenstocks - they're just toooo comfy for words.

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