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Schulte Mon 10-Aug-09 08:46:49

Ones that were passed on to me when I was a teenager: My aunt swears by using Nivea cream to remove eye make-up. She says it prevents wrinkles. My mum never ever uses moisturiser ('the skin can look after itself'), and still looks fabulous at 71 years old. I like rinsing my hair with cold water to make it shine. What's your favourite tip? And, can you suggest one single thing I can do to make me feel more glamourous when I leave the house in the morning? I am very busy lazy so don't blow-dry my hair and don't bother with make-up while I am on maternity leave.

Schulte Mon 10-Aug-09 09:44:34


myalias Mon 10-Aug-09 11:50:17

- Never use soap on your face
- Wash face in cold water splash approx 20 times and pat skin dry - moisturise straight away
- As soon as you step out the shower slap body lotion on
- Drink 6 - 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- Walk and cycle regularly
- stretching excercises first thing in the morning
- No carbs after 6.00.
- Clarins beauty flash balm to give an instant glow
- Get a good nights sleep.

cocolepew Mon 10-Aug-09 11:51:21

brown paper bag over head, eyeholes optional.

VinegarTits Mon 10-Aug-09 11:58:42

Stay out of the sun
Dont smoke
drink plenty of water

a fab pair of earings to make you feel glam, diamonds or fake diamonds, and lip gloss

CybilLiberty Mon 10-Aug-09 12:00:01

Smile and be confident. No one will care if you have black teeth and acne.

Schulte Mon 10-Aug-09 19:50:00

Bump for the evening crowd smile Come on, help me be more beautiful!

Jewelsandgems Mon 10-Aug-09 21:25:47

The usual drink lots of water (is amazing how much of a difference this makes)

Never brush hair (always use wide-toothed comb and always be gentle)

Keep your nails short and painted a dark/cherry red colour (always looks good and very easy and cheap)

Always use blusher. Even if this is the only makeup you wear, glowing skin goes a long way to being beautiful

lilacclaire Mon 10-Aug-09 23:36:31

I take a 500g effervesant vit c tab every day, good for the skin and udo's choice ultimate blend oil capsures, great for skin and hair.
I did get asked for ID not so long ago and im nearly 34 (smug emotion).

Oh and a big smile.

lilacclaire Mon 10-Aug-09 23:37:33

oh and factor 30 EVERY day, that makes you feel more gloopy than glam though

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 10-Aug-09 23:41:34

Find out your skin type and work with it
Always wear sunscreen, and always wash it off at night
Never sleep in eye-makeup
Coconut oil (tiniest quantity poss) glosses your hair and makes it behave
Wash your hair as seldom as possible

cornsillk Mon 10-Aug-09 23:44:47

Beverley hills toothpaste is an excellent tooth whitener.
Flexitol on feet then feet in plastic bags for half an hour is as good as a spa pedicure.
Vaseline is a good lip balm. Can also be used (sparingly) under foundation/tinted moisturiser in the same way as beauty flash balm.

watsthestory Mon 10-Aug-09 23:47:26

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treacletart Tue 11-Aug-09 08:52:03

Dye your eyelashes - really makes a difference. I'm super lazy with make up too and I've never found a mascara that doesnt make me look tired, but dyeing my lashes and sometimes my eyebrows too, helps me look much more awake even without sleep. Did it a few days before giving birth to dd and you can see pics on my profile directly after she was born so you can guage its effects yourself!

MadameOvary Tue 11-Aug-09 08:55:34

Stay out of the sun/use sunscreen.
I have discovered Origins Youthtopia Cream makes me look human without any makeup - not sure what it is but I look better after I've put it on.

Schulte Tue 11-Aug-09 09:03:38

Thanks everyone! I like that most tips on here are really simple - have been thinking about having my eyelashes dyed. I did it once before I got married. How long does it last?

treacletart Tue 11-Aug-09 09:11:39

I do it myself - its really easy easy. It used to be called 30 day mascara and i guess its supposed to last about a month!

Schulte Tue 11-Aug-09 09:26:58

Oh cool, do I just buy it in Boots?

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 14:36:32

Treacle tart you have very glam friends - did I spy Posh on your table?

bleh Tue 11-Aug-09 16:20:38

Sweet almond oil. You can sometimes get it relatively cheap from Holland and Barrett, and it can be used for the following:
- put on wet skin straight after shower for when you can't be arsed to moisturise properly
- warm and massage into wet hair, then wrap hair in warm towel and leave on for as long as can be bothered, then wash out with shampoo for intensive hair treatment
- massage into cuticles to help keep them small and to feed nails
- brilliant eye make up remover.
It is a wonder.

Also, if you have bags under your eyes/look very tired, put two teaspoons in the freezer, and then put over your eyes to reduce puffiness. Was a brilliant remedy back in the day when I was frequently very hungover.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 11-Aug-09 16:27:24

Put a flannel in very hot water, wring it out and lay it on your face for 10 secs or so, then massage your face with the flannel as you take it off. You will glow.

Always pluck your eyebrows and groom them, I use powder to define them more and brow gel. Itreally does frame the face.

Blusher, cream only. Powdery blush sticks to the hairs on your cheeks and looks ageing, however the right cream blush (it doesn't have to be expensive, I really like Tesco) applied on the plump bits of your cheeks really makes you look healthy.

kittywise Tue 11-Aug-09 16:30:54

High factor suncream

Facial exercises

daily facial massage

green smoothies, they are astounding

dry brushing

ZZMum Tue 11-Aug-09 19:46:22

Kitty - more information please!!

What is in a green smoothie? what sort of facial exercises do you do .. I already do some sort of facial massage which I think is working but I think I need more help!


SixtyFootDoll Tue 11-Aug-09 19:50:40

yes whats a green smoothie??!!

SixtyFootDoll Tue 11-Aug-09 19:50:48

yes whats a green smoothie??!!

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