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Want the thrill of showing off your legs this year?
Even when you’re not wearing stockings? It’s possible! Following are a few helpful tips and some products (nope I’m not getting a commission). This is tell-a-friend to assist you in boosting your confidence this holiday.
You’ve seen the Fashion images of the models with 10-mile-long legs, walking in a photo shoot like they’re all the ‘Girl From Ipanema‘? Well don’t be intimidated sisters.
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First, give your legs a once over. Are they swollen? Do you see spider veins? How about stretch marks or ugly cellulite? These are important issues indicating troubles that require your attention. So don’t try to just cover it. For instance, painful veins and swelling should be discussed with your doctor. We’ve come a long way medically. There’s help available now so don’t be shy, see what your doctor advises. And don’t be frightened. Some swelling is simply caused by a poor diet. Too much salt intake or too much sugar and/or alcohol in your system can wreak havoc. Beauty is another reason it’s important to eat healthily and drink plenty of water.
SOME OTHER QUICK TIPS
To Give Your Legs An Instant Makeover.
Of course, there are stockings that will help to shape, hold, and contour your legs. They come in a variety of shades that will camouflage flaws, too.
On days when you want to go au naturale or you’re at home with your partner and want to present bare but gorgeous legs, not nylon? Try makeup! Yes, really! You can apply makeup to your legs as easily as you do to your face. Go for a color that will give you a pretty, naturally tanned look. Peach based tones are good at covering those pesky spider veins and match well with most white women’s skin tones while still adding color. For our sisters of color, though, I think we can all agree that not all makeup shades are made with dark complexions in mind. You can do it, however! Take your Black and Brown girl makeup game to the next level! BW2W suggests leveling up your natural good color and glow with bronze shades that will work wonders to warm up your pretty dark tones. Instead of looking ashy, it will leave you with a look of sun-kissed glow! You can find L’oreal Paris Sublime Bronze for great prices at Amazon, or there are some great suggestions coming up available from Sephora.
If makeup has you squeamish about rubbing off where it shouldn’t many of you can choose a self-tanner and others can opt for moisturizers and oils to enhance your natural coloring to advantage.
I recommend washing the lower limbs with a body loofah which exfoliates as well, Legs should be kept hair-free. If you shave, use a smooth upward stroke. Take your time. Quick moves can make for ouch moments. And none of you should hold back when it comes to body lotion or oil. I love the silky feel I get with an economical Equate (Walmart Brand) Cocoa Divine Body Oil Gel.
Shhhhh.. BEST BEAUTY SECRET: CONTOUR YOUR LEGS
Here’s a neat little trick: Contour ’em! Models know that contouring isn’t just to slim faces. It works for legs, too! How? Make them a shade darker on the sides & highlight them down the center with a slightly shimmery highlighter. All skin colors can take advantage of this. Just choose the proper shades and highlighters!
Also. the allure of some pretty jewelry to attract attention. Men like the look of a beautiful anklet. You know why? Men love confident women, women who know what they want and go for it. An anklet imparts that same feeling you get when you wear lingerie. It makes you feel confident inside out.
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If your shoes are open toed like the Lady in Red’s … Add a pop of color to your prettily pedicured toe-nails. It should match your fingernail shade.
A magic wand-like tap of perfume behind your … knees. In case he leans his head down & moves in to lay it in your lap. You want your scent to draw him in.
Add a pretty pair of slide on slippers, or high heels. The heels will add extension to your body, making you appear taller when standing and longer when sitting with your legs crossed. Always do your best to be Red-Carpet worthy be ready to collect the whistles!