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Fabulous in five days?! Urgent help needed

(41 Posts)
LadyFrannie Sun 24-Feb-13 18:29:24

i have a big event on Saturday where the dreaded ex will be with new partner and despite making many style and beauty related new years resolutions, all have fallen by the wayside.

I need help with how to look and feel the beat I can in such a short space of time.

Currently feeling frumpy, fat and tired. Want to feel fabulous, confident and glossy.

Can anyone help with tips?

gracelesslady Thu 28-Feb-13 19:48:58

You ok ladyfrannie? Hope you're radiating awesomeness grin

(And if you're not, get back on here so we can sort you out!) xx

ComeAlongPond Tue 26-Feb-13 20:48:08

Hope it's going well!

gracelesslady Tue 26-Feb-13 20:06:32

Have you tried your flash balm? Coped with no carbs? Hope you've had a lovely day xxx

MechanicalTheatre Mon 25-Feb-13 18:34:05

Have you ever tried Soap and Glory's Scrub Your Nose In It? Really good scrub and gets my skin looking glowing after using it for a couple of days.

Highlighter on your cheeks - vastly under-rated make-up item, I look 1 million times better with it on.

Get a good up-do, something simple but glamourous.

Can you find a fit young man to accompany you? One with a nice bum?

I imagine myself with a camera on me all the time if I'm feeling nervous. "Here comes Mech, looking fabulous! Wow, look at her beautiful dress! She looks stunning!" Mad.

Or, you know, just trip him up into a puddle as you go in and turn up looking normal. Why go through the pain for five days when you can just ruin his night instead?

gracelesslady Mon 25-Feb-13 18:27:55

Ps I might be totally wrong about this in which case ignore me!!

gracelesslady Mon 25-Feb-13 18:27:19

I haven't used the flash balm for years but if memory serves its supposed to be an instant radiance thing, it won't accumulate iyswim but there's nothing wrong with looking radiant all the time grin It doesn't have long term improvement qualities. The much aforementioned water and moisturiser does though!

Glad you're feeling good!

LadyFrannie Mon 25-Feb-13 18:20:24

Thanks for the encouragement and the tips, have really spurred me on. Today just had sushi for lunch and a banana for breakfast, not carb free but nutritious! Will aim to be carbless from tomorrow!

Also bought the famous flash balm, is it an everyday thing?

Thanks again for all the nice things you've all said xx

gracelesslady Mon 25-Feb-13 15:06:12

Ladyfrannie, how's it going?

Jammygal Sun 24-Feb-13 21:48:20

Sorry better Linky!

Jammygal Sun 24-Feb-13 21:47:23

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Some top tips in above thread ;)

Passthesaltdear Sun 24-Feb-13 21:09:33

Teeth whitening kit so you can dazzle him with a pearly white smilegrin

FrantasticO Sun 24-Feb-13 20:58:56

Good luck

Tidy Eyebrows always improve my overall look!

Stick to soft drinks -- if you can-- on the night.

Do not engage in conversation about him, it's all about YOU now.

Good luck good luck good luck

MarianForrester Sun 24-Feb-13 20:58:44

Shoeaholics, sorry, auto correct!

gracelesslady Sun 24-Feb-13 20:54:11

You'll have to imagine all of us as an invisible crowd cheering you on. Sounds mad, but it works for me whenever I have to face my ex. I imagine the folks who are totally on my team standing behind me. Anything to help the fabulousness to come out! Xx

Rottenluck Sun 24-Feb-13 20:51:27

Have you heard of the harcombe diet? It's low carb and I lost a pound each day of the 5 day phase 1. Was bloody hard though!

McBalls Sun 24-Feb-13 20:47:39



And this one is hard but go carb free, for me this is guaranteed to transform how I look within 3-4 days. Any bloating is gone, and my face looks so much brighter and younger, cheekbones stand out, eyes look bigger and younger.

Karbea Sun 24-Feb-13 20:43:57

How about going for a facial tomorrow? Or doing one at home.
Also get some gorgeous new undies, they'll, make you feel more confident.
Cut out the carbs after 3pm.
Do a deep hair treatment on Thursday.
Manicure and pedicure on Friday.
Wax/shave everything.
Eyebrow pluck!
Do a zit rain dance so the new girl gets a big boil zit on the end of her nose

You are going to look so hot ;)

MarianForrester Sun 24-Feb-13 20:41:18

Shopaholics good for bargain fab shoes

Maraki Sun 24-Feb-13 20:35:30

Is there a blink eyebrow bar near you? If so, do go, having your eyebrows threaded by them is like having a facelift, it makes an anazing dufference to your face.

Why don't you take the dress with you and show it's colours to the ladies at a bobbi brown makeup counter and get some makeup ideas? Have a makeover while you are there too.

I saw my ex in 2007 after I was happily married for 6 years. He was there at an event with his pregnant wife (while I was TTC for years) but my new fabulous perfume, black elegant dress, blow dry and smoky MAC eyes made me feel great. (It stung like hell seeing the pregnant wife but knowing I looked great softened the blow).

Good luck xxx

QueenBee245 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:35:24

Lots of water and moisturiser and sleep.

When I'm going on a night out etc I tend to spend the whole day slobbing it in my pjs with my hair shoved back and no make up so when I do get dressed/do makeup/do hair I feel amazing

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Feb-13 20:32:23

sorry op, good luck!

travailtotravel Sun 24-Feb-13 20:31:50

If I need to be glowing of face I drink the water, and eat a lot of citrus (also has cleansing benefits in the other way if you get my drift), but do eat properly otherwise you'll be all wan and faint and pale and potentially spotty! <erk>

Spend time doing your make up.

I'd be less worried about a pedi and moisturising my body in this weather TBH (unless you're planning to jump him in which case go for it).

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Feb-13 20:26:10


(Do they go up that high? Eeek)

ComeAlongPond Sun 24-Feb-13 20:24:45

In American sizing it's the same as a UK 12. I was thinking of a UK 42.

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Feb-13 20:23:37

maybe a 14 at most

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