Archive | March, 2014

Graduation Day Dressing in 5 Easy Steps

25 Mar

Graduation day is one of the most celebrated milestones in a person’s life. And, like every other milestone, when it comes to celebrating it – a lot of things can go wrong and ruin the planned for precious moments.

To prepare for this…

…here are a few steps you can take to make your graduation celebration an event to remember.

Step 1: Decide on your graduation look early.

Don’t wait until you’re pressed for time to decide on how you would like to look on graduation day. Decide on the dress, the shoes, the hair and makeup, and whether you’re going to get your nails done or not.

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When it comes to your overall look, you can avoid potentially awkward moments by checking with your school, your parents, and whoever else that has a say on what you should wear, on what is appropriate.

Step 2: Buy the dress.

Besides being appropriate for the occasion, you need to consider a dress that would be a good match for your toga! Also take into account the venue (Indoors? Outdoors? Air-conditioned? ). Graduation ceremonies aren’t exactly brief. You would want to be comfortable throughout the duration of the program.

Don’t forget to bring pins! Togas can billow in the wind and that would be nice if you were a ship set to sail off into the horizon. If not, you may end up really busy just keeping your toga in place.9_1227070584111908[1]

Step 3: Get the right shoes.

Get shoes that you can walk, stand, sit and pose in for hours without having to endure a lot of pain! You want to be able enjoy the moment – not suffer through it!

Another thing to remember is that, when wearing your cap and gown, the only thing that can be seen of your whole getup at that time will be your shoes … so, do put your best shoes forward.

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Step 4: Book your appointment for hair, make-up and nails.

The beauty salons are packed, and I mean packed, during graduation month. It’s even more worrying to think that the better their reputation at prettying you up, the more packed they can get.
To avoid stressing yourself out a few hours before your graduation, make sure you have booked an appointment with your preferred hairdresser and makeup artist beforehand.

Step 5: Top off your getup with your favorite scent!

Wear your favorite fragrance and feel like you’re flying on pixie dust or running through a field of flowers. Or, whatever it is that makes you feel good, summon it with a soft mist bursting out of your perfume or cologne bottle.

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A word of caution: this has been said before but needs to be said over and over again – do not smell like you have showered or washed your clothes in your perfume.

Now that you know the steps to getting that perfect graduation look, please share with us if you have incorporated hosiery in your graduation style!

Also, we will be giving you more graduation day tips, tricks and insights in our upcoming blog posts so do keep on the lookout for them.

For tips on how to party on graduation night, read our post on 5 tips for fun, safe partying on TGF nights .

5 tips for fun, safe partying on TGIF nights

21 Mar

It’s Friday again! It’s that day of the week when not a few of us are just waiting for the clock to tell us it’s the end of another work week and it’s time to par-tay! Get those figure-flattering clothes out ladies, it’s time to strut your stuff!

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But, before you go have fun, here are a few tips on how you can enjoy a great night out without getting the morning after guilt nor the what-have-I-done?! panic attack.

#1. Have a plan.

Yes, it’s incredibly fun to be spontaneous and crazy and wild and all that…

BUT know that bad decisions can lead to bad consequences.

What you want is to have a good time NOT have something to add to what could become a long list of things you regret doing.

Plan how you’ll get to the venue and, more importantly, plan how you’ll get home. If you’re driving, you should know what that means.

#2. Let somebody know where you are.

It’s a good idea to exercise the necessary amount of precaution when out partying. Let somebody know where you are and how they can reach you. Let them also know who you will be partying with. And, please let them know when you expect to be back. Make sure to inform them should there be a change of plans.
If you can, share your location via GPS with someone who can check on you if needed.

Make sure your phones and other means of communication are fully charged before you leave.

#3. Pay attention to what your body tells you.

It’s easy to get lost and distracted at a party but you need to pay attention if your body is telling you that all is not fine with it. You may have drank a little too much or need to rest or maybe even need to go home.

#4. Always be prepared to say NO.

When the occassion calls for it, saying NO can be your best friend.

Want to drink some more? No.

I know we’ve just met but want to go to my place? No.

Want to try something really crazy (and dangerous)? No. No. No.

#5. Have fun with your party getup!

Make going to parties an opportunity to express yourself through your clothes.

Be flirty, be mysterious, be sophisticated, be complex, be elegant … be anything you want to be!

If you want to match up your party outfit persona with hosiery, feel free to browse our many designs at our online shop Leg Love by City Lady or get them at Zalora !

For more Leg Love tips, you may want to read:
5 Super Easy Things to Do to Get Sexier Legs and Feel Better
3 cellulite-fighting products you can make at home

In future posts, we’ll come up with more party and fashion tips to get you feeling and looking more awesome than ever.

It’s Day One of our #20ThrowbackThursdays posts!

20 Mar

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For this Thursday, here’s us going down memory lane with some of our earlier Leg Love designs.

(From Left to Right: LL-089 in Turquoise, LL-058 in Silver Grey, and LL-028 in Navy)

Share yours!

3 cellulite-fighting products you can make at home

19 Mar

celluliteCellulite, also known as “orange peel syndrome” and “cottage cheese skin”, is a condition that gives the skin a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most often found on the thighs and the buttocks and is more common among women than men.

The causes are still unclear as to how cellulite is formed but some of the theories point to: hormonal factors, genetics, lifestyle, and clothing.

Many cellulite treatments are available in the market but, to date, none of them have support in the scientific or medical community.

And, since commercial anti-cellulite therapies may be pricey yet ineffective, it may a good idea to try out remedies that have been reported to work but won’t wreak havoc on your budget!

Here are three cellulite-busting products that are super easy to make and…
…right in the comfort of your kitchen.

DIY Product #1: Moisturizing Caffeine Scrub

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What you need:

1 cup of sugar

2 cups of any of these terrific oils: coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower oil (There are other oils you can use if you do your research!)

1 cup of ground coffee

Between 5 to 15 drops of essential or fragrance oils of your choice

How to make:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend away at medium speed.
  2. Once you get an even mixture, your cream is ready to use!
  3. Put in pretty jar and label.
How to use:

Pat yourself half dry with a towel after your shower and then massage your caffeine cream on problem areas. Pay special attention to your tummy, thighs and buttocks. Use every day for best results.

DIY Products #2: InstaCoffee Lotion

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2 tablespoons of coffee

½ cup of lotion (choose one with a scent that goes well with coffee)

How to make:

Just mix the ingredients together until you get an even consistency. It just can’t get easier than that.

How to use:

Use just like you would any other lotion but, again, paying special attention to problem areas! Of course, if you don’t want to step out of the house smelling of coffee, it may be prudent to stay at home.

DIY Products #3: Massage Oil

What you need:

1 cup of olive or almond oil

3 tablespoon of fennel

3 tablespoon rosemary

3 tablespoons of cayenne powder

1 teaspoon jojoba oil

How to make:

Mix all the ingredients (except the jojoba oil) together in a jar. Make sure the jar lid is tightly closed. Shake the jar at least once daily for at least one week (you can go for two weeks if you like) and, once the base oil looks fairly infused with the other ingredients, use a cheesecloth to strain the oil into a clear container. Add in the jojoba oil to stabilize your mixture.

How to use:

Use as you would any other massage oil but paying attention to your trouble areas.

Now that you have products that you can make at home, don’t forget to also add in having a good diet and regular exercise to minimize the appearance of cellulite.

If you want more tips on how to get your sexy legs program going, read:  5 Super Easy Things to Do to Get Sexier Legs and Feel Better”.

Feel good and spread the love! Hug your dog or cat today. ♥

18 Mar

Did you know that petting a friendly dog releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin in both human and dog? This is why pet therapy is so effective!

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Our Fishnet Back Seam by Bianca S. Valerio is still available at ZALORA Philippines!

17 Mar

LL211Buy your very own pair now at only Php 200!

Keep fit, stay healthy and exceed yourself!

14 Mar
Leg Love 2401 with watermark

Photo courtesy by studio2401.com

We’ll be at the Unilab Active Health event this weekend giving away awesome “Green Socks” goodies from Elements by GoldToe! See you there!

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