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Quick fixes required - for a slimmer and glossier me!
So I have a couple of big glam events in the next month or so and despite dieting for them since Easter I haven't lost quite as much as I'd hoped as had a few setbacks.
I am planning on cutting down on wheat as I know that bread bloats me like the plague and upping water intake as that will help for getting rid of my current teenage like skin (what causes these boil-like zits on my NECK?! ugh)
I have blow dries booked for both events so that should assist with the glossy effect but anything else I can do to help look gorgeous?
How quickly do those perfectil supps work (Ifi they do at all ? Any other quick-fixes to help that you can share?
Hi Addison.....first.....stop worrying and apologising for lack of weight loss - am sure you look gorgeous
I get spots on my neck too - usually behind my ears and around my hairline (up to about 1cm away from it). I think mine are caused by not rinsing conditioner properly from my skin. I tend to use quite rich conditioners as I have very dry hair so am making an extra effort now to ensure neckline is properly rinsed and seems to be making a difference.
How are your nails? Massaging a little oil into your cuticles and nails works wonders (mine were transformed within a few days). I bought a special cuticle oil from Sally (salon supplies place) but any oil would do - olive oil or a specific massage base oil.
Groomed eyebrows are essential, imo. They make such a difference.
Keep skin moisturised (consider a gradual tanner).
As for your bloat, I find firmly massaging my tummy in big clockwise circles really helps with that (digestive system works in a clockwise direction so you are easing things along). I use Mamma Mio's Tummy Toner and Get Waisted and have been impressed so far with the results.
Oh and don't forget feet - Scholl foot scrub twice a week and keep School foot cream by the bed so you can apply a dollop each night before sleep. A DIY pedicure will complete your pretty feet
I agree-a proper eyebrow shape works wonders. I'd consider a manicure too-when I'm manicured, pedicured & have had my eyebrows threaded I feel a lot happier with my reflection. If you go for a spray tan do it day before but not too many days before. A woman at a friend's birthday this weekend had a spray tan 4 days before & looked like a half peeled orange. Maybe try one of the light diy tans yourself a few times for practice. I'm a recent convert- ambre solaire dry face mist & l'oreal sublime bronze airbrush effect.
Another thought on the zit situation.......have you tried using deep cleansing face pack on your neck? I haven't tried it but the notion just popped into my head and actually I don't see why it wouldn't work??
Body brushing is an excellent idea. Follow up with some Nivea firming lotion (used this before hols the last two years and am convinced it makes a difference....or maybe I am just gullible ). Alternatively, just use any body lotion that you absolutely adore the smell of. I find my confidence soars when I use something like that - feel properly pampered