Habits every woman must ditch

While most of us make it a point to eat healthy and exercise as often as possible, we tend to ignore other simple things that actually take a toll on our well-being.

Find out if you are compromising on your health everyday by indulging in these habits that you must say goodbye to pronto…

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Wearing heels often
Do your back and feet a favour and keep the high heels only for special occasions. Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian may swear by their towering stilettos but they also have a battery of help to cater to their every need. An alarming number of women have started wearing heels on a daily basis, or every other day. And experts say that wearing high heels affects posture, puts a lot of pressure on joints, and at times even lead to conditions like painful bunions, hammer toes, back pain and arthritis. Not to mention the risk of twisting your leg and falling down.

 

Damage control: Ensure that if you have to wear heels often, they aren’t more than 1.5 inches. Alternatively, carry a pair of flats while you travel and wear heels only for some time. Rest your feet after wearing heels by soaking feet in warm water.

Lugging around a heavy handbag
Most womens hangbags weigh an average two to five kilos. Shocked? You should be. The sheer number of things women keep and carry in their handbags can scare most men off.

But carrying around such heavy bags put your health at risk — you’re inviting a health problems like back, neck and shoulder pain. Your posture also goes for a toss — lugging around a heavy bag will make you slouch sooner or later.

Damage control: Make it a habit to empty your bag every week or two and carry only absolutely necessary items. Or even better — switch to a smaller bag to avoid the temptation of putting more things in your handbag.

Not removing your makeup at night
Sometimes even the most meticulous women give in and don’t remove their makeup before turning in at night. While this cardinal sin is a strict no-no, what you should know is that leaving makeup on all night is inviting skin problems. Your face needs to be cleaned of the makeup, dirt and oil at the end of the day or you will face problems like clogged pores, tired looking skin and pimples. Wearing eye makeup overnight can cause eye irritation or even infection.

Damage control: Keep a bottle makeup remover and cotton swabs right next to your bed so that no matter how tired you are, you can just reach out and remove the makeup.

Trying to outdo men at drinking
Among those women who feel they can drink as much as men if not more? Do yourself a favour and stay away from such drinking competitions. On an average, women not only weigh lesser than men, they also have lesser body water to dilute the alcohol, meaning they get drunk faster. Not to mention the damage you do to your liver by these binge drinking sessions.

Damage control: Let the men drink themselves silly. Recognise your limits and stick to them.

Wearing ill-fitting bras
Over a whopping 65% of women are thought to wear the wrong sized bra. And wearing an ill-fitting bra can have repurcussions like neck, back and breast pain, bad posture, skin irritation and even breathing problems. Not only will your clothes sit badly on you but you will also slouch a bit.
Damage control: Go to a lingerie store and get yourself measured by an expert so that you know your exact size. And since womens bodies tend to change, get yourself measured once a year.

Dwelling over the past
When you refuse to let go or stop thinking of your past or worrying incessantly about the future, you are damaging your present as well your future. Mental stress can drain you of energy and affect you in more ways than you realise. And according to studies, women have a higher chance of suffering from stress-related disorders than men.
Damage control: If you find yourself depressed or anxious, ask yourself what is causing it. Is it a broken relationship or health woes? Address the problem at the root and don’t be afraid of asking for help.

Worrying about looks
Vanity affects both the sexes but it affects a far larger number of women than men. And women have a range of body issues, which can take a toll on them mentally. Going on numerous diets, having eating disorders and undergoing excessive cosmetic surgery can cause you physical harm.

Damage control: Toss those beauty magazines in the trash and improve your body image by making a conscious effort. Be happy with what you’ve been given.

Emotional eating
When was the last time you reached out for that comfort food and guiltily ate it? Women are genetically more emotional than men while comfort eating affects both sexes, it is said that men tend to eat emotionally when they’re happy and women when they are upset. And women tend to satiate their cravings with sweet, high calorie foods instead of healthier options.

Damage control: Next time instead of allowing the carvings to get the better of you (and your waistline), distract yourself with something other than food.

Not sleeping enough
Do you get your eight hours of sleep every night? Or do you scrimp and then sleep all weekend? Don’t blame a hectic lifestyle or stress on not getting enough sleep. Not only can inadequate sleep make you feel lethargic, it can also make you look like hell, apart from causing accidents, overeating and an increased heart disease risk. Sleep affects your blood pressure and mood more than it affects men.

Damage control: Go to sleep early as often as you can and wake up at the same time everyday.

Every woman’s A to Z key to winter beauty

Here’s a simple look good manual to help you sail through the harsh months.

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Anti-ageing: Forget Botox this season and switch to organic products to fight ageing. Kama Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi oil gives young and healthy looking skin and a natural radiance that is better than a frozen expression.

Beach bum: Get beach sexy even in eight degrees; use hydrating creams and body lotions. Try Marks & Spencer’s Magnolia Liliflora moisturising body cream or moisture-enriched lotions like VanillaVelvet, CherryBlis, Cocoa Caress and Aloesoft from Lotus Herbals.

Compact: Don’t let the weather make you blue, take to compact for a natural flush. Lakme’s limited edition Earth Rose Blush Trio offers a palette of complimenting earth shades that blend easily for a gorgeous flush or Guerlain’s Meteorites, it’s the perfect compact.

Delicious: Be kiss ready at any moment, carry your ChapStick at all times. Try Almond, hazelnut and rose vaseline from Turkish Naturelles by Eka India or Nivea’s fruity shine lip balm.

Ex-factor: Get rid of the present and prepare for the future, exfoliate your way into a LBD. Try one from Turkish Naturelles body scrub, Marks & Spencer’s Royal jelly sugar scrub or Kama Ayurveda’s Jwalini.

Facial: Even the best of skins can do with some monthly pampering, don’t hesitate and go indulge in that facial. Kaya Skin Clinic presents “Radiant Resolutions”, that will help you hold firm on your skin care vows. At home, use Eminence Sweet Cheek collection, for that juicy hydration of strawberries and rhubarb.

Glow: Get that post nooky flush… and there’s definitely an excuse for it. Try Guerlain’s Blush and Flawless Bronzing Powder for that discreet blush.

Hot cross buns: Don’t let the weather turn you on, pad up and slip into designer lingerie from Suman Nathwani’s latest collection. I: I, me, myself. Concentrate on what’s best for you and de-stress

Jiggle all away: Exercise, exercise and exercise. We cannot stress this enough and no, the cold is not a justifiable excuse.

Kohl: Play mystery girl for the day. Whether it’s black, blue or brown it’s still smokin’ hot. Start with some therapy with Turkish Naturelles Eye Healer and follow up with Lakme’s Black Satin Kajal and Eye Magic. Finish off with Chambor’s Eye shadow trio or dazzle eyeliner.

Leggy lass: Put your best foot forward, pedis cure every cold sore.

Mane alert: luscious, long and shinny. Sport the mane without the pain. Start by using Lakme Studio’s Sleek Mystique range from Catwalk by TIGI, their conditioner, Blow out Balm and Haute Iron Spray, protect your hair giving you smooth shinny look. If intensive hair treatment is required opt for KAMA Ayurveda’s Bringadi Oil .

Nail spa: Brighten up your fingers with some nail art. Try out Nail Pops from Elle 18 that’s back with Color Bombs for young trendy girls or Lakme’s True Wear nail colour in Indigos and ruby reds.

Oh my…: There’s nothing like a massage in winter to turn up the heat. Have a coconut or olive oil massage or try L’Occitane’s Peony beauty milk or Nivea’s Smooth Body Milk.

Pucker up: You don’t need a mistletoe to pucker up, pout away with Colorbar’s Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in six shades that are drool worthy or Lakme’s enriched satin lip colour and lip palettes to let your lips do all the talking.

Quick- fix: Body mist, airbrushing, pony tails and fragrances are the best solution on a lazy winters day. Spray Paco Rabbane’s Lady Million smell like a million bucks

Rejuvenate: If you can’t get away for the holidays then make your way to the nearest spa. Visit ” Three Graces” spa for spa and lifestyle treatments that are sure to pamper, relax and rejuvenate you.

Shea butter: Butter up for baby soft skin with a dollop of shea butter, it works wonders.

Tan: Don’t shy away from soaking up the winter sun, bronze is the new fair. Guerlain’s self tan booster Huile Du Voyager is the perfect oil illuminating tan intensifier with SPF 8.

UVA- UVB: Nonetheless, if your still prefer white then protect yourself from the strong rays with sunscreen from Neutrogena and Vichy.

Vitamin E: To preserve, protect and prolong your youth, get some Vitamin E, whether it’s a tablet, oil, or gel. Guardian’s Aloevit-E capsules have a combination of Aloe Vera & Vitamin E extracts that act as an anti wrinkle treatment.

Why worry: Hairfall, acne, blemishes, delayed cycles, and wrinkles are all after effects of stress, so don’t worry, be happy!

Xfiles: Get under the covers with a good read. Snuggle up with Slam by British author Nick Hornby or get the chills with Stieg Larsson’s crime novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Youthful: Besides products, there are a host of other goodies that make you look and feel youthful. Pack up on fruit, fun and a healthy dose of flirting.

Zzzz: There’s nothing like a winter afternoon snooze or that extended slumber to keep you looking fresh.

 

Watch Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Debut Her Sexy Swimwear Collection

If you ever wanted to look as good as Alessandra Ambrosio at the beach, here’s your chance!

The world-famous supermodel took a break from her busy schedule to debut her brand new swimwear collection exclusively for E! News.

“It’s my first swim collection. I’m launching today,” the 33-year-old shared with us. “It’s fun. It’s bohemian. It’s Brazilian and it’s Malibu chic.”

Sold at Everything But Water stores and online, the collection features two-piece bikinis, one pieces and a variety of classy cover-ups.

Ambrosio even shared a few of her favorite items in a fabulous fashion show you can see below. Looking good, ladies.
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In addition to her busy line, the proud mom is staying in shape before the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show airs this December.

In fact, she was already given the special task to reveal this year’s Fantasy Bra with good friend Adriana Lima. As one can expect, looking that good in lingerie takes a lot of hard work.

“I was actually at a barre class this morning and my legs are so sore,” she told E! News when asked how she’s preparing for the big day. “I could barely walk here into the studio.”

And to all the guys out there including Terrence Jenkins, barre class is not the place to enjoy a nice drink.

“It’s mainly girls there,” Ambrosio joked. “I didn’t see one boy.”

Buying Lingerie-Gift-giving tips that are guaranteed to get you laid on Valentine’s Day.

lingerieRemember when Valentine’s Day used to be simple? When all you had to do to impress your crush was to make a heart out of paper doilies or tape a cheap cherry sucker to the side of a cardboard valentine? Well, those days may be long gone, but luckily they’ve been replaced with something just as simple: the gift of sex. 

Just as a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates has become the requisite Valentine’s gift, so too has the promise of Valentine’s sex. The gift of sex comes in all shapes and sizes, but one of the easiest to pull off is Lingerie. Whether you’re a man or a woman, lingerie is the perfect present to both give and receive on Valentine’s Day. Just follow these easy gift-giving tips.

 

For Men
There are two directions you can go with when shopping for lingerie. There’s the romantic, lacy bra-and-panty set that says, “I love you and think you’re beautiful,” and there’s the sexy, see-though number that says, “I love you and think you should be naked.”

When shopping for cute, romantic lingerie, the most important thing is to take a peek in your lady’s top drawer. What type of stuff does she already own? This will give you an idea of what she’ll feel the most comfortable in and enjoy wearing. Does she prefer cotton or satin? Lace or padding? Pastels or black?

While you’re at it, jot down her sizes. If you arrive at the lingerie store without a clue to her size, feel free to point out similarly sized women in the store to help your salesgirl determine the right size. And don’t forget the most important rule of lingerie shopping: if you have to guess, GUESS SMALL. Think she might be a medium? Get her a small. Think she might be a large? Get her a medium, because God help you if your size 7 wife sees an “L” on the inside of her g-string. If it’s the bra size you’re unsure of, go with a 36-C. This is the most common size and won’t offend her if she’s larger and will make her feel good about herself if she’s smaller. She can return anything that doesn’t fit on her own. 

If you decide to go the naughty route, just make sure she’s game. Most women will love a sheer slip or will be happy to wear a garter belt and thigh-highs for you. There are some women, though, who will find a fishnet cat suit or crotchless panties stupid, if not insulting. Just ask Brett*, 23, who learned this the hard way. 

“Victoria’s Secret is so G-rated, so I decided to go to a sex shop to find her something. I saw a pair of edible undies and thought, great—this is a gift we both can enjoy! But it didn’t quite turn out that way,” says Brett. “They weren’t what I thought they would be—they were more like a paper diaper than a sexy thong. And to make it worse, she wasn’t about it. I thought if she didn’t like them, she’d at least appreciate them for the comedic value, but she didn’t find it funny even as a novelty gift.” 

Unfortunately for Brett, his visions of a romantic evening together ended with her sitting on the couch fuming and him sitting across the room wondering where it went wrong. “I ended up in a chair by myself, watching TV and eating the thong. To tell you the truth, I didn’t mind too much. They were actually really delicious—like a fruit roll-up.” 

For Women
Stop bemoaning the fact that “men are impossible to shop for!” You’re thinking too much. Yes, you want to give him a gift that sums up all the love and wonder you have for your man and your beautiful relationship, and one day maybe you’ll find that perfectly romantic gift, but ask any of your guy friends what the one gift your husband really wants for Valentine’s Day is and the first thing he’ll grunt is “sex.” And then he’ll scratch his balls. 

Lingerie is the perfect gift to give your man. Not only will he have the pleasure of watching it hit the floor as soon as you put it on, but you’ll get to keep it for yourself. It’s the one gift you can buy for yourself and pull off like it’s for someone else. 

With this gift, it’s all about the presentation. Tell him to wait in the bedroom while you slip into his “present.” Or, if you want to be more creative, leave a trail of tea lights or rose petals leading him from the front door and into the bedroom where you’ll be waiting. He’ll enjoy unwrapping this gift much more than the book of romantic poems you had originally picked out.

Lingerie Washing Guidelines

Taking proper care of your lingerie will keep bras, panties, hosiery and shapewear looking fresh and fitting properly longer. Although lingerie loses elasticity over time, some laundering tips will will help your lingerie live a long, healthy life.
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Bras
Even though most labels says to hand-wash bras, everyday bras can safely go through the washing machine. If necessary, you can pretreat perspiration stains with mild soap and water and gentle rubbing, and then let soak for a few minutes. Use only cold or warm water: hot water can break down fabrics and elastic. Hook the bra together to avoid snagging it on other clothing. Some women swear by mesh lingerie bags to keep lingerie separate. Ornate or delicate bras are best washed by hand, using a gentle fabric wash. Soak the bra for a few minutes and then gently work the suds through the material and rinse. A good way to get excess water out is to roll the bra in a towel before laying it out to dry. Do not put bras in the dryer. The heat breaks down spandex and elastic and generally wreaks havoc on fine lingerie.

 

Panties
Look at the care instructions on the label. Except for delicate fabrics and ornate decoration, many panties can be washed in the machine. If there are stains, apply a delicate wash or stain treatment and let the panties soak for a few minutes. Then, wash in the machine using the delicate cycle on warm or cold and wash with other lightweight items. Mesh lingerie bags will keep panties from twisting or catching on other garments. If you prefer washing cotton undies in hot water, do so, although it may shorten the life of your panties. Like bras, air-dry. The dryer is not lingerie’s friend.

 

Shapewear
Even if the care instructions allow for machine washing, your best bet is to wash shapewear by hand. If you are using the machine, use cold or warm water and avoid chlorine bleach. Air or line dry.

 

Hosiery
Chances are we’ve been washing stocking and panty hose by hand since mom first taught us how. Mom was right. Tights and other hosiery may not have to be washed after every wear, but do wash after a few wears, at least. Start by soaking hosiery in a sink filled with cool or tepid water. Add a detergent made for delicates and gently swish your stocking or tights around. Then let them soak–half an hour if you have time. Rinse in cold water and gently wring out moisture. Hang to dry.

 

Your Lingerie will last longer if you…

  • hand wash
    • use a lingerie bag if machine washing
    • always use cold or warm water
    • wash delicates with other delicates. Heavy fabrics like denim can tangle with bras
    • avoid washing lingerie in the same load as towels. Think lint-fest.
    • when hand washing, don’t wring garments out or twist tightly. You can get the moisture out by pressing them against the sink • separate light and dark colors

 

The Laundry List on Specific Fabrics

 

Acrylics
Acrylic lingerie should be hand washed in warm water. Gently squeeze out water then smooth or shake garment out. Hang to dry on a non-rusting hanger. Use a warm iron if pressing is required.

 

Cotton
Cotton can be washed in hot water and chlorine bleach on whites. Cotton, unlike most lingerie can be put in the dryer with moderate to high heat. But to prolong the life of cotton undies, you may also wash them the way you would other delicates.

 

Nylon
One of the easiest lingerie fabrics to care for, nylon can be machine washed warm and tumble dried at a low temperature. You may want to add fabric softener to the rinse cycle. A dryer sheet will reduce static.

 

Polyester
Most polyester can be machine washed with warm water and dried on low. Polyester can also be dry-cleaned.

 

Rayon
Most rayon garments should be dry-cleaned. But check the care instruction; some items can be hand or machine washed.

 

Silk
Detergent and dyes in other garments are not kind to silk and, ideally, silk should be dry-cleaned. If your silk lingerie has no lining or embellishments, silk can be washed gently in detergent meant for delicate items and tepid water. Never use chlorine bleach.

 

Spandex
Lingerie containing spandex can be hand or machine-washed, but check the care instructions first. If hand washing, make sure to rinse thoroughly, especially if using color-safe bleach. Drip dry. If machine washing, use a low temperature. If ironing is required, iron quickly on a low setting and don’t let the iron sit in one spot too long.

 

Tips to select right lingerie?

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London:From right size, colour to pattern, deciding on lingerie depends on many factors and on the individual’s body type, says an expert.

Entrepreneur Caprice Bourret, who also owns one of the leading lingerie companies in Britain named Caprice, shares her top tips for buying the perfect fitting brassiere for every occasion, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
* Know the brand and fit: It is important to get measured every few months as our bodies change and shape and fit differs from brand to brand and from design to design. Before making any new purchase, follow a few simple measuring steps to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your lingerie.
 
* How to buy the perfect t-shirt brassiere: Such innerwear should be both sturdy, supportive and subtle. Firstly, don’t overlook band size, it is just as important as cup size. If you are buying online, most good retailers and brands should provide an easy reference guide to follow.
 
* Find out your chest size: Run the measuring tape around your body directly underneath your upper body, all the way around your back and ribcage. Write down the measurement. Add five inches to that number and that is your chest size. Do this a few times to get the same measurement.
* Find out your cup measurement: Run the measuring tape all the way around your chest again, this time with the tape running over the top of your chest, and write down your measurements. Subtract the difference between your cup measurement and your chest measurement – your cup measurement will be larger.

Sexy lingerie of Giles Deacon’s second collection for Ann Summers

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The celebrated British designer launches a playful, yet sexy, capsule for his latest collaboration with the high-street brand.

Giles Deacon is the British designer responsible for some of the most beautiful collections at London Fashion Week.
This week sees the launch of his new affordable lingerie collection for Ann Summers.

The British high-street lingerie label has teamed up with the London-based designer for the second time to create an “unapologetically sexy and bold” autumn/winter underwear collection. Think Ann Summer’s sensuality and sexiness combined with Deacon’s trademark wit and playfulness.

The 43-year-old designer’s innovative capsule includes four key lingerie ranges and sex toys featuring laces, silk and prints, and pieces like a black marabou robe, bras with flirty feather ticklers attached to them and even a black gown. Prices range from £20 (for a bra) to £150 (for the satin dress).

Speaking about the range Deacon said: “I knew at the start when designing the collection that I wanted it to combine great shapes, thoughtful details and to be of the highest quality that would enable the pieces to be aspirational yet affordable.

“I also thought about different women who might be buying these pieces when designing the collection, with different aspects to their personalities whether that’s flirtation, dominance or playfulness – the finished collection enables them to pick and choose and have some fun with all of the ranges as a collection of lingerie that can be the foundation for any outfit or occasion.”

Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers, added: “Giles’ collections are sexy yet always have a sense of fun, values that are in-line with the Ann Summers brand – as a designer he is not afraid to be daring or to take risks, which is important for Ann Summers. We’re so excited to launch this collection to our customers.”

Giles for Ann Summers is now available in stores and online amoretu.com/sexy-lingerie.

Sexy Lingerie and Its Various Classifications

Sexy Lingerie belongs to adult supplies,which is a kind of product between underwear and clothing, sexy lingerie has a visually stimulating effect on both sexes to promote hormone secretion, aimed at satisfying the spiritual needs during sex. Sexy lingerie is a derivative of the underwear, but it is different from the conventional underwear. It focuses more on the sexy and mysterious elements on the vision to make a strong sense of temptation so as to have a perfect sex experience.
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According to the design, sexy lingerie can be classified as: babydoll, chemises, corsets, knickers, teddies, robes, etc. It is classified mainly on the basis of the characteristics of the style embodies.

A babydoll is a short, sometimes sleeveless, loose-fitting nightgown or negligee intended as nightwear for women. It sometimes has formed cups called a bralette for cleavage with an attached, loose-fitting skirt falling in length usually between the upper thigh and the belly button. The garment is often trimmed with lace, ruffles, appliques, marabou fur, bows, and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps. Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent fabric like nylon or chiffon or silk.

Chemises are modern types of women’s undergarments and dresses. In the classical use it is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils, the precursor to the modern shirts commonly worn in Western nations.

A corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it or with a more lasting effect). Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though women are more common wearers. In recent years, the fashion industry has also borrowed the term “corset” to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without actually acting as them. While these modern corsets and corset tops often feature lacing or boning and generally imitate a historical style of corsets, they have very little, if any, effect on the shape of the wearer’s body. Genuine corsets are usually made by a corsetmaker and are frequently fitted to the individual wearer.

Knickers are a form of underwear designed to be worn by women. Panties are most often form-fitting, but may also be loose. Typical components include an elastic waistband, a crotch panel to cover the genital area (usually lined with absorbent material such as cotton), and a pair of leg openings which, like the waistband, are often made of elastic. Various materials are used, but are usually chosen to be breathable. While panties were originally designed to cover the entire lower half of the female torso, since the 1970s panties have had either no legs or, in some cases, very short ones, and have become increasingly briefer over time.

Teddies is a kind of jumpsuits which looks like a teddy bear, it is originally referred to the utilitarian one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe (“garment”), borrowed from Old French robe (“booty, spoils”), itself taken from the Frankish word rouba (“spoils, things stolen, clothes”), and is related to the word rob.

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