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How to look good in weeks.

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almostthirty Mon 08-Aug-16 11:19:58

I have a big celebration in 2 weeks time, I have got a gorgeous dress and shoes but really want to look my best and feel good.
Any suggestions on what I can do in the next 2 weeks to help me look and feel great ?

FashionLover1 Mon 08-Aug-16 11:35:34

Drink a lot of water, don't stress, do some pampering and always smile smile

almostthirty Mon 08-Aug-16 11:38:30

Just unburied filled the brita filter and put it in the fridge to help me drink more water and booked in for my eyebrows to be threaded on Wednesday!

juneau Mon 08-Aug-16 11:41:02

Cut out carbs (or at least eat them for breakfast and then eat only protein and veggies for the other two meals). Exercise. It doesn't really matter what - brisk walks, zumba classes, swim - whatever you can manage. Drink lots of water. Cut out alcohol. Limit sugar to the smallest amount you can manage.

FaithAscending Mon 08-Aug-16 11:42:29

Get a facial, get your hair done and your eyebrows done. You'll immediately feel better for that.

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minipie Mon 08-Aug-16 12:09:05

Do some Pilates - will help remind your body of good posture, which makes a huge difference.

Cut carbs, especially sugar and wheat.

Hair, eyebrows and de scuzz feet.

almostthirty Mon 08-Aug-16 12:34:33

Forgot about my feet. I really must get my nails done too.

I really should have checked this thread before eating 3 pancakes for lunch blush.

I'm now making a list and sticking it to the fridge (while I grab another glass of water) and about to look at some Pilate on YouTube. I may also dig out 30 day shred as an extra confidence boost.

Thanks everyone.

hollieberrie Mon 08-Aug-16 14:46:34

No carbs. In 2 weeks you'll lose pounds.

EnidButton Mon 08-Aug-16 14:48:28

No sugar, no alcohol, no caffeine. At least 7 fruit and veg per day, heavy on the veg. Half an avocado either every other day or every day. 2 portions of oily fish a week. Omega 3 supplements, zinc, high dosage vitamin D. 7-8 hours sleep a night, no more, no less. Drink water like it's going out of fashion. Get outside for a walk everyday, even it's just half an hour. Hair cut (and coloured if you do that) now so it'll settle by the day. Manicure, pedicure. Done. grin

EnidButton Mon 08-Aug-16 14:50:33

Oh and moisturise whole body after every shower, hand cream and cuticle oil/balm every night before going to sleep. Deep conditioning hair masks.

Aoibhe Mon 08-Aug-16 14:57:34

Depending on what you can afford:

Get teeth cleaned and polished, hair cut and highlighted. Depending on your skin colour, a light spray tan will make you look amazing.
Get your eyebrows threaded or waxed.
Buy a new lipstick. Go a shade bolder than you usually go for.

BlueEyedWonder Mon 08-Aug-16 14:57:53

It's my 40th in 8 weeks and I'm doing the following:
Lots of water
Lots of lean protein with veg/salad
Less sugar (small treat weekly)
Cleansing routine morning and night
Exercise (running, walking, yoga)
Eyebrow threading
Hair cut and colour
DIY mani and pedi

almostthirty Mon 08-Aug-16 15:33:09

Right I need to-
-Sort out start skin care regime (any suggestions for sensitive skin)
-buy lipstick (any suggestions I wore lipstick on my wedding day and never since)
-remember to moisturise

I have already -
Upped water intake
Booked eye brows and nails
Read advice on how to sort out troll feet
Meal planned for next 2 weeks.

almostthirty Tue 09-Aug-16 09:37:42

Is there a secret miracle cure for dark circles under the eyes?

GinandTits Tue 09-Aug-16 09:38:52

Loads of water, cut carbs, run!

JDSTER Tue 09-Aug-16 21:55:16

Enid that's a very decisive list of things to do- I like it. Do you practice what you preach?

ChickenNuggetLover Tue 09-Aug-16 22:14:32

Marking place

ammature Tue 09-Aug-16 22:38:37

Marking place. Have a 6 month old baby and feel like a fat hag. Hate how I look these days 😪 some good tips here.

Jmangel Wed 10-Aug-16 06:28:06

I was just wondering that Jester, Enid do you do all these things all the time? If so, please give tips on how you stay motivated - I know what I should be doing but always self sabotage. Don't know why and I want to stop.

almostthirty Wed 10-Aug-16 07:25:12

My skin is already looking better after drinking my body weight in water.

Jmangel Wed 10-Aug-16 07:55:26

Oh that's great - well done for drinking well - I only managed 800mls yesterday - must try harder today (she says whilst drinking tea!). How does it look better? Plumper or less redness etc.

nilbyname Wed 10-Aug-16 07:59:05

Sugar- cut it out
Eat as much fresh veg and fruit as you can
Water water water
Salt scrub all over and moisturise all over
Foot scrub and then Vaseline with socks on over night
Hair/nails as above.
Make sure you can walk/move comfortably in your outfit!

almostthirty Wed 10-Aug-16 16:04:21

Less blemishes, smooth and just more healthy looking !

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