Boudoir photoshoot or Instagram sesh? Everyone wants to feel confident and look sexy, these are the best products for glowing skin, and quick tips and tricks for toned curves. Here’s the ultimate guide to looking luscious in lingerie.You can also use these tricks pre-holiday, for your best bikini bod.
For exercises and tips on sculpting a tiny waist, follow this link, How to get an Hourglass Figure.
Generally, I lack any sort of discipline when it comes to diet. I love carbs and a lot of them! If I know I’m going to be wearing something super tight or showing a lot of skin, I stick to to three main foods; proteins, greens and fibre. A day’s diet might look something like this:
Tip: My mum always raves about the benefits of starting the day with hot water and lemon, it turns out it’s a universally popular way of cleansing the body at the start of the day, making you feel awake and contributing to weight loss if that’s your goal.
Eggs scrambled with spinach on toasted rye bread
A handful of dry roasted peanuts or cashews
Chicken and wholewheat pasta salad
Something to boost the sugar levels, I always have some dried fruit in the office at around 4 0’clock, apparently it’s natural to crave sugar at this time, and fruit is just as satisfying, plus a great source of fibre.
Dried strawberries, apricots or raisins
Grilled chicken breast (you can spice this up with some great sauces and marinades, lemongrass and chilli or mango and lime…)
Broccoli or green beans
Plus some quinoa or wild rice
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water, I have so much coffee day to day I get so easily dehydrated, my goal is to double my water intake.
This round up of products is the perfect recipe for smooth glowing skin. A nourishing oil with gold shimmer is a photoshoot must, a product that gives the effect of longer, slimmer limbs, and emphasises muscle definition and provides a shimmering golden tan.
Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 200ml £20.00, buy here.
You’re gonna need an exfoliator, that’s just good skincare 101, but not all scrubs were created equal. This number from Clinique does what it says on the tin. You will sparkle and shine.
Handy tip- for the smoothest of pins, exfoliate then shave then exfoliate again. Say goodbye to ingrown hairs.
Smooth & Renew Body Loofah Mitt £6.00, buy here.
To aid your exfoliating, you can use a good mitt like this one from The Body Shop. Go gentle but pay close attention to your heels, knees and elbows for smooth soft skin all over.
Josie Maran Whipped Argon Oil Body Butter, £39 for two, buy here.
This moisturiser with Argon Oil is heaven sent! Slather onto your feet and cover immediately with cotton socks before bed for an overnight foot-mask.
NARS Body Glow £44.00, buy here.
Beautiful golden shimmer for a sexy shine, add to collar bone, shoulders, décolletage, abs and down the centre of your legs. If anyone’s around to help ask them to oil your back for even more definition. Don’t forget to apply at least 20 minutes before putting anything on to avoid stubborn oil marks.
Now that you’re buffed, polished and glowing, here are a round up of some cute affordable lingerie sets perfect for Valentines Day!
If you’re stuck on what to go for, check out this guide to picking the best lingerie for your body shape from Refinery 29.
For flattering Valentines beauty looks, take a look at my article on the top 3 tutorials from the beauty gurus.
I hope you enjoyed this quick guide. If you’ve got any tips please share them below!