Your best friend’s ‘big day’ has come, but what about you? Ok, you’re not that old, but if you think about it, your married friends are now in the majority, and you are increasingly beginning to feel more “left-out” every time they have a conversation about children’s illnesses, school busses and online shops for baby items. So if inside yourself (but really deep inside yourself, because externally you express in every way how invaluable your independence is to you, and how much fun it is to have an appropriate, different man for each occasion), you feel that it would soon be a good idea to refine your goals regarding the subject of “marriage”, your friend’s wedding is a very, very good day to meet the bridegroom’s friends: the conditions to make new acquaintances are just right, you’re wearing a dress that flatters you and new shoes that you bought especially for the occasion, you will have a drink, you will dance, and you will know that at the same time, the men are thinking about how to approach the lovely friends of the bride! My small pieces of advice are combined with original recipes for natural cosmetics, which will enhance your appearance and your self-confidence! Go on girls, aim right!
First sense – smell
The sense of smell is the first and most intense sense when you meet someone. Choose a fragrance that suits you, that creates euphoria and confidence, or make your own natural fragrance easily and inexpensively: use 50 ml of alcohol (vodka), or an oil (e.g. almond oil) as a base for natural cosmetics, and add 40 drops of an essential oil of your choice.
It is very important that we look totally feminine. Men notice unwanted hair on women. Also, makeup does not settle very well and creates shadows when there is hair on the face. And don’t forget to remove the hair on your arms. Our wrist, especially when we put jewellery on it, should highlight the feminine elegance of the female wrist. Visit a beauty salon, or make your own natural hair-removal wax which also exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth without irritating it. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 to 2 teaspoons of water, 2 drops of rose essential oil, wooden spatulas, strips of old cotton fabric. Directions: heat the sugar over a low heat, until it becomes a liquid caramel, and add the lemon and the water. Stir the mixture until it becomes a uniform consistency, and then remove it from the heat. Pour it into a glass bowl, and once it has cooled slightly, add the rose essential oil. Take a small amount of the mixture with a spatula, and spread a thin layer to the area of the skin that you want to remove the hair. Wait a few seconds, and put a fabric strip on top of the wax. Press the strip so that it sticks to the wax and then quickly pull it contrary to the natural direction of the hair.
Soft, radiant hair is the fantasy of every man.
Natural, nourishing hair mask. To soften and nourish the hair, mix approximately half a cup of banana pulp with two tablespoons of castor oil into a smooth cream. Apply the mixture to your hair from the hair ends to the roots. Wrap your hair in cling film and then in a warm towel. Allow the mask to work for one hour. Shampoo and rinse well.
Smile – A healthy, bright smile demonstrates health and cleanliness. Natural teeth whitening with baking soda: Brush your teeth with lemon and baking soda every day, for twenty days, and you will have a stunning white, bright smile!
Radiant skin – Makeup
Just like an artist needs a good canvas to create a work of art on, a makeup artist needs good skin to work on. However reliable the makeup products that you use are, you will not be able to achieve the perfect result if the skin underneath is not clean, smooth and hydrated.
1.) Skin should be free from dead cells (clean your skin with a cleanser and a toning lotion, and do a light peeling with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons of rose water. Massage your skin with this mixture for 3 minutes and then rinse with warm water).
2.) Moisturise. A moisturising cream is essential because it helps makeup to settle better and to last longer.
3.) if you have flaky skin, avoid using foundation. Opt for a moisturising cream with a tint.
Hold your head high! Shoulders back. Even if you feel uncomfortable and awkward, your body posture can conceal how you feel.
Psychology – confidence
It’s important to feel good psychologically and to be joyful. Men don’t easily approach women who have problems. They get bored. Leave these moods for later, once he’s fallen in love with you. Also, you don’t have to show that your sole purpose in life is marriage. Relax. Don’t run like crazy to catch the bride’s wedding bouquet. Focus on your positive aspects! Don’t compare yourself to other women. Each one of us is special and has her own unique qualities.
Behaviour (five basic tips for the first contact)
1.) Your feminist ideas should be limited to your professional and political rights. Men should feel that they take the lead and that they are admirable in your eyes. Don’t compete with them. Anyway, the final word will always be yours.
2.) Have something nice to say about everyone. Always talk about your friends in a kind-hearted way.
3.) Talk about travel, talk about football, you will prevail over those who talk about marriage and about the latest collections of a fashion designer (talk to his mum about the subject of marriage).
4.) Don’t be influenced by your friends. If you like him, what does it matter if he is short, fat and bald!
5.) Don’t try to make him jealous by talking about previous relationships. Men always want to have the illusion that they are the only one in your life.
SOS – Don’t ever forget that to make a man fall in love with you is simply a matter of the right strategy. To be able to keep him though and to get him to the alter like your friend has done, is a matter of good sexual chemistry. Invest time in this area!