Sunday, May 1, 2011

10 ways to Looking & Feeling Sexy while staying Professional

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Wearing Lingerie isn’t just for the bedroom anymore. Wear it for yourself. Just think, being at work in a uniform and knowing you have this dirty little secret kept under wraps is an instant self-esteem boost. And it should be, you sexy little minx. 
Team those office mandatory stockings in place with some gorgeous garters, or if you are OCD like me, choose a matching set.


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Perfect the pout. Go to your nearest MAC counter pronto and get colour matched. [Find your nearest store here]. Watch some youTube tutorials [Like this one] and learn the art of liner, lippie and gloss. A gorgeous bold lip is perfect for the office.


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If you can’t bring yourself to go full pout, or don’t have the time to reapply your gloss between meetings, why not try a subtle smokey eye. There are amazing youTube tutes [Like this one] that show you how to keep it subtle and office appropriate.


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Spritz. You don’t have to bathe in perfume to keep the scent all day. Apply to your d├ęcolletage, wrists, inner elbow and behind your knees [Yes, I know its weird - but it works] Being able to smell your favorite scent all day is a self-esteem booster. My personal favourite is Sarah Jessica Parkers “Lovely” - I wear it [and get compliments on it] daily.

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Get some bounce in that hair. Next time you in for your usual cut and colour, get a treatment. It will put some much needed life back in that chemically coloured, heat treated mane of yours. And keep it up at home with a product such as NAK Aromas. It works a treat and leaves your hair looking glossy without the greasy.

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Check yourself out in windows. You know you are smoldering. Who cares if anyone sees you. It might even inspire someone else to check you out 

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Take some time out for you. The better rested and relaxed you are the better you will be able to handle the stress of the office. If you can’t get 8 hours sleep a night due to a deadline, take 20 minutes to take your dog for a walk, or instead of ordering out, buy your favourite meal, a bottle of wine and take it to the beach or a park for an al fresco mid-week treat. 


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Unless you work in an incredibly strict office there are usually lax laws when it comes to footwear in the office. Some will prefer closed toe or heels, but use these rules to your advantage. There are FABULOUS shoes in every style if you are willing to look for them. Nothing makes me feel better about myself then wearing heels. Get a french mani on your fingers and break out the bold on your toes. A colour such as Face of Australia’s Flaming Lava will make your peep toes a little more sexy and your sore, tired feet a little happier and like your sexy knickers, its a little secret.


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Rule 8 applies to clothing too. Most workplaces will have a uniform code. If you are lucky it will be a simple code of skirt/trouser/blouse/jacket combo. Keep on trend. High waisted skirts can be kept professional in a tailored style. Tuck your blouse in to keep your shape and have your jacket tailored to fit you. Get some Mad Men styling tips. A tailored look will accentuate YOUR shape and leave you feeling more glamorous [even on a deadline]

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Do something YOU want to do. Don’t let your work life affect your home life. If you aren’t happy at home, how will you be in the office? Always wanted to learn to cook, or speak Italian, or Zumba? What’s stopping you? Put away those spreadsheets and step away from the Cadbury family block and start enjoying life!

How do you get through a hectic week at work? What are the little things that keep you sane during the mundane?

4 comments:

  1. Fun post! I love the happy end with chocolate bar!
    xoxo
    Marusya V
    http://crashingred.com

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  2. A great post my dear - you should take your own advice! X

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  3. Ah Miss Melinda, easier said than done :D

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  4. Love your blog Marusya, especially your Leggings in the Office post. Fab!

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