Sunday, 2 August 2015

Stay Glam for your Man Part 1 : Pillow Kisses

Okay so I have been with my boyfriend for just over 7 years . He lived 100 miles away from me so we only got to see each other at the weekends.
I used to plan my outfits, hairstyles, makeup and what colour to get my nails done every week in order for me to look and feel my very best for him at the weekend know to keep the "spark" alive.

I come from a very female dominated family with three sisters and lots of female cousins, we all love to keep our appearance just so. Which is probably where my attitude to self-presentation comes from.

Keeping that "spark" has always been in the back of my mind and still is now . I believe that always making an effort goes a long way not just for your partner but for everything .

I don't quite get up an hour earlier than Tom to put my makeup on and get back into bed with "I woke up like this" face any more but I still plan what I want to look like when he looks at me .

After 7.5 years I would like to say we have only just entered the comfort zone after buying our first place together four months ago and I am fighting that 'comfortable look' until death .

I want to feel glam all the time.

I don't agree with the statement 'just because we live together now we can't make effort all the time' . I still get my nails done, make sure my fake tan is always topped up, i always make sure I'm not just wearing old tracksuit bottoms I wore to paint my bedroom purple when I was 15 or wear the faded Primark polar bear pyjamas I got for Xmas circa 2007.

I have put together a all list of ways do's and dont's to help you feel "glam around your man",  or girlfriend for that matter, at all times . Not only does it make you feel better about yourself as a pamper evening makes everyone feel refreshed,  it makes you feel a lot more self confident.

Even if you are single still make the effort for YOU and remember to not settle for anything less than the best version of you .

1. Try to keep those nails un-chipped. Nothing says 'I've given up' then chipped red nail varnish you painted 3 weeks ago for Cousin Lucy's wedding.... also try and get them toes matching.

2. Speaking of matching, you will be amazed about how much you feel like you have your life in order when your underwear is matching. Especially in those more 'intimate' times....

3.Try different hairstyles and makeup, the streets are your runway.

4. Perfume. This is paramount for me. I even wear a slight bit of scent behind my ears and the back of my neck for bedtime. Crazy i know but at least i always smell good.

5. Nightwear. I am a big fan of lacy nighties, baby-dolls and Teddies. It leaves little to the imagination and man can resist a bit of Victoria Secret Lace.

6.  Dress Classy = Stay Classy....SNM

7.If you are in the early stages of your relationship. Start as you mean to go on. To me effort is so attractive and it has to work both ways.

8. Back to underwear...keep if full flowing and adventurous as you possibly feel comfortable with. Your man will ALWAYS notice when your rocking a little red two piece.

9. We all like our comfy jim jams but those spongebob square pant pjs from 2005 are not very sassy anymore...lets slowly let go of them all.

10. I have always prepared for how i look in bed. Sounds stupid. But pillow kisses are much more enjoyable when you feel like you have made the effort. 

So even if you are single... feel glam for you. impress yourself. Walk into that meeting on Monday without your chipped nails or frayed pineapple bun , you will be surprised of the difference of your attitude .

Quick Disclaimer
Okay, everyones version of 'glam' is different, i'm not the type to sit in my fave silk pjs rocking a red lip at all times, but to others if that is what makes them feel sexy and glam... you go for it.. you rock that Ruby Woo lip in your jim jams or just feel glam by making effort in your own way.

This is part one of my three part 'episode'...keep you eyes peeled for the next post which will be all about how i stay glam on 'rainy days at home'.

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  1. This is such a cute post and I definitely agree with all the points. xx


    1. awe, thank you Julie. That really means alot ❤️

      M x


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