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Jan 17 2013

Award Season: Beauty – How To Get Golden Globe Worthy Pins

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Lea Michele in Elie Saab

One of the biggest trends at this year’s Golden Globes was a thigh-high split, with stars including Lea Michele, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Eva Longoria embracing the trend and adding a touch of glamour to the red carpet with their smooth pins.

But how do these beauties get thigh-high split worthy legs? Well I’ve been chatted with Venus and Braun Beauty Nathalie Eleni to find out her tips on achieving smooth legs worthy of a red carpet.

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Miranda Kerr in Zuhair Murad

De-Fuzz: First step is by achieving smooth, hair free skin, which means investing in a Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator, which according to Nathalie is the best tool for long-lasting hair-removal as it “gently removes hair directly from the root as short as a 0.5mm” and it can be done ahead of the main event.

But what if you have missed a spot, which happens to be all the time, don’t worry Nathalie says, “for last minute touch ups on the night, I always make sure I carry a Venus razor in my kit bag”.

Exfoliate: Once legs are hair free then you have to get your scrub on, yes I am being literal, I can’t recommend exfoliating legs more, especially during winter, and Nathalie agrees, “concentrate on your knees, exfoliating them to remove dry skin and ensuring you use a rich body cream to prevent any gray tinges or discolouration”.

I love: Soap & Glory, Flake Away, £7 - as well as making my legs super smooth it smells incredible.

Tan: Showing that much leg means that pasty white is probably not the best idea, so now that your skin is all prepped you can add a summery glow, Nathalie suggest “using a subtle, self-tanning mousse which can be easily applied with little or no fuss at all”.

I love: I am not great at self-tanning but I do love a glow on my legs and my favourite has to be St.Tropez Perfect Legs, £10 - it easy to use and when I get a little close it blends really well.

Next, to help create the illusion of beautifully long, celeb-worthy legs, use a gold-based illuminating cream.  Nathalie suggests massaging “from the top of your legs, down to the shins to lengthen the appearance and enhance their shape”.

I love: Soap & Glory, Glow Lotion, £5.50 – which not only smells great but adds a subtle shimmer to your pins.

Imperfections: If like me you are covered in bruises, Nathalie says “hide any imperfections by dabbing on some concealer and finish with a light dusting of bronzer. Go for a soft, shimmery powder that is couple of shades darker than your natural skin colour. Use a lighter coloured shimmer for your shins, dusting gently down the front of your legs for a celebrity sheen”.

Four easy steps to great legs – now how do I go about getting a red carpet worthy gown to go with them!!!

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Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci

[Pics: Emilio Pucci Elie Saab / Zuhair Murad]

Dec 04 2012

Beauty: Testing The Venus Naked Skin

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I haven’t considered IPL hair removal before, mainly because I was sure it is was going to hurt, and secondly it is a lot more expensive than buying a razor, using an epilator, or having my legs waxed at a salon. The Gillette Venus Naked Skin system isn’t cheap, currently it is £329.99 on Amazon, but it claims to effectively treat unwanted hair with a noticeable reduction in as little as six treatments.

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I don’t want to get too technical, but the device emits controlled, consistent light energy, which is enabled by a specially formulated V Activating Gel that helps to put the hair root to sleep – equalling smooth skin. Like with any hair removal you have to keep it up, but with IPL you don’t have to do every other day like with a razor, or wait until the hair is long enough to wax, you just have to do one treatment every two weeks for the first two months, and then just once every two months to maintain.

So is this the hair removal for you? Well I am a currently testing and I am already super impressed, and I will be doing a video blog on my experiences next month, but before you head out and buy make sure you compare your skin tone as the system is only suitable for lighter skin tones. Plus I have found after just a few uses that this is a device for organised people as you need to keep on top of the initial treatments, something to consider before investing.

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To give you more insight into the device I found this video on how to use the Gillette Venus which is very handy.

Check back in January for my video blog on how I have been getting on with the Gillette Venus Naked Skin – I am currently circling in the next treatments into my diary!!!

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