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How much is “too much” in self-tanning?

spray tanned womanAs we approach the summer season and thoughts of laying on the beach come to mind, I’m sure many women are thinking that they’re going to look a dreadful shade of white for the first few days on the beach.

Hence, of course, the rising number of tanning salons around these days. However, the problem with them is that they can be quite expensive and there’s the cancer risk as well from the high intensity tanning lamps. Thus, there’s a corresponding rise in the use of self-tanning products.

Whilst tanning salons basically speed up your natural tanning (albeit with more intense ultra-violet lamps), self-tanning is basically a dye. And, as with hair dyes, you can have a range from barely glowing through to “oompa loompa”. Sadly, it would appear that way too many women just don’t know how to use these products (and it’s nearly always women) and therefore end up with quite the quite ridiculous oompa loompa look.

Make sure you’re not one of the oompa loompas by testing the self-tanning product on a small proportion of your skin that’s not normally visible before you paste it on all over yourself.


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Tattooed or plain?

sexy tattooed babe on beach wearing bikiniOn the whole tattoos have received quite a bad press over the years. Think of a woman with a tattoo and the image that pops into the heads of many people is not a good one. The larger the chunk of skin that’s tattooed, the worse that image gets, doesn’t it?

That’s all in the abstract though. Despite having quite a large area of skin covered in tattoos she’s pretty hot looking, isn’t she?

The main thing to remember with tattoos is that they are essentially permanent. Thus it’s best to steer clear of names, regardless of how attached you may be to the person at the moment.

Also, there’s the bad girl image to consider. On the whole that’s generally applied to girls with large chunks of flesh sporting tattoos though so don’t worry about small tattoos or those that are in areas only seen by intimate acquaintances.

In terms of design, it’s probably best to forget about the latest fashion in that you’re going to have it decades later by which time ideas will almost certainly have changed. Again, this isn’t going to be a major issue for small or normally hidden tattoos but is something to think about if you’re moving into large scale images as the young lady has here.

As always you can change the accent by choosing different clothes. For instance, the image portrayed by the girl here would be quite different were she wearing a one-piece in that there could be the implication that much more skin was decorated than there actually is. With the bikini pretty much everything is on display so that’s a non-issue.

It’s worth considering work situations too. Some places simply won’t employ you with large scale visible tattoos. That’s the case with guys too although small or not openly visible ones are generally fine in both situations.


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Brazilian, bikini or no waxing?

woman with brazilian waxThe first decision is to wax or not to wax?

Plus points are that guys prefer it if they’re going down on you, it’s cooler in the summer and there’s the hygiene angle too. On the downside is the pain involved, embarrassment and prickly feeling afterwards.

If you decide on it, the choices range from bikini (basically removing hair that would poke out from your bikini so there are normal and string bikini versions), Candibox (a custom design), variations on Brazilian (removing all but a thin strip of hair) and Hollywood (all hair is removed). Aside from the normal bikini, hair is removed from both front and back.

When deciding on where to go to have this done, ask around rather than just plumping for the first place you see. Once you’ve decided on a place, make sure that your hair is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch (too short and the wax won’t catch, too long and you’re looking at serious pain: trim beforehand if needbe). It’s a good idea to apply a numbing cream and take a painkiller before your appointment. If it’s your first time, there’s no avoiding the feeling of embarrassment as obviously the technician will need the vital areas uncovered. Finally, don’t forget to apply the lotion that you’ll be given after your treatment.

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What should you do on a first date?

scared womanTypically the suggestions will basically boil down to dinner and a movie or something along those lines.

Other alternatives can come to mind if you’ve met via some activity. So, for example if you’ve come in contact through exercise classes perhaps a short cycling tour around the area might be suggested.

In fact, if the guy likes you a lot and is really clever what he should suggest is something that scares you a little. No so much that you won’t go at all obviously, but rather something that makes you distinctly nervous (about the activity, not about the guy obviously). This is because it will make you feel that he is more attractive. Sounds crazy, I know, but it’s been tested out by psychologists and it does work.

So, if your potential date suggests some activity that frightens you a little, now you know why he’s thought of it.

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Self-maintenance for a date

hot woman having a bathYou’ve thought about your make-up, chosen the underwear, picked out the shoes and have a nice dress lined up so next up is your personal maintenance.

There are a number of aspects to this obviously:

  1. Guys expect guys to be smooth so that means shaving your legs and arm pits. Waxing is even better and lasts longer.
  2. Wash your hair for those times when he’s running his hands through it.
  3. Have a bath or shower so you smell fresh.
  4. Think about perfume. Light rather than heavy duty is the way to go. Don’t forget that really laying on the perfume can be very off-putting: better to aim for that fresh smelling scent than perfume by the gallon.
  5. Clean your teeth and think about a mint to freshen up your breath.

And that’s about it. All minor points but neglecting any one of them can be off-putting on a date.

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