Let's face it, most of us want to feel glamorous and seductive sometimes, if not all the time - even if for no one but ourselves. And don't think you're ever too old, or too this or that. Lisa Lyford says every woman can look and feel alluring if she wants to.
It's all about me!
Create uninterrupted "me" time. We appreciate this can be easier said than done but if there's a will, there's a way.
Clear your mind:
Rid your mind of all your thoughts - good, bad and otherwise. Forget about all the things you need to do, or the hassles you've had that day. Put them to one side.
Let them go.
Tell yourself you're gorgeous and glamorous, and believe me you'll feel gorgeous and glamorous.
Have a scented bath using oils or bath salts. If you have time, light candles (scented ones are delightful) and play easy-listening music. Pat yourself dry when done and apply moisturiser all over. If you have time, a massage or a facial are wonderful alternatives. And While you're getting ready, keep the scented candle and the gentle music going.
Paint your finger and toe-nails, even if it's just the colour nude, it will make you feel great.
Get made up:
Put on your makeup and style your hair. Choose a particularly gorgeous lippie.
A dab here and there:
Dab or spray your favourite perfume in key places: your neck, behind your ears, on the inside of your wrists and some people even put it behind their knees. Never, ever rub your perfume, it can bruise it.
Wear gorgeous, matching lingerie. It's amazing how sexy you will feel. It needn't be expensive.
Put on your glad rags - your favourite outfit, shoes and accessories. I find wearing heels makes me feel more elegant.
And there you have it. The key is to indulge and take pleasure in the whole process. Certainly don't rush.
Lisa Lyford is the founder of Gorgeous Me, free DIY personal styling and makeover advice. www.gorgeousme.co
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