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Pampering

Feb. 9th, 2010 | 10:39 pm
posted by: bloomeenee in bimboproject

Hello fellow bimboninas!
I am feeling girly and fancy pampering myself... Any ideas for budget pampering?

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Musings About Make-Up

May. 9th, 2008 | 11:20 pm
mood: glum glum
posted by: bloomeenee in bimboproject

I have been pondering (god knows why) about make-up.  It struck me that the majority of women in my wider circle, such as colleagues/relatives/ etc wear make-up on a daily or almost-daily basis.  Most of my immediate circle of friends, however, don't. Or don't appear to.
I don't wear it often... I have a lot, and in many mad colours, but it gets used for nights out, or occasions, or days when i miss a bus and have an extra twenty minutes to fill before I leave the house.
I've never worn it regularly... and whilst I may have feminist rants occasionally it's not something I'm political about, it's just that it feels too much of an effort to do everyday, especially since its not routine.

Part of this is I know, tied up in the fact that I'm in a stage where I think 'yuk' every time i look in the mirror: I'm run-down tired and stressed and it shows, but this just makes me want to makeup even less, because then I feel like I look like a run-down tired and stressed clown instead.  (hmmm just realised that my last post here was a whinge about having winter skin.... it clearly wasn't winter skin, just unhealthy skin, and it hasn't changed much )

I don't  want to be like the scary orange and brown Clinique ladies, but i'd like to look, well, a bit tidier, a bit less pale blotchy and dark-circly 
Without it taking much effort.
Or time.

I need a magic potion don't I?

Anyway, back to my point (yes, there is one honest)
Do you wear makeup daily/often?
If you're one of the none-make up people, do you have big reasons, or are you like me, and never got into the habit and it feels like a chore if its an everyday thing?

Any recommendations for me?

edited  x-post to personal journal

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Winter Skin... recommendations?

Jan. 11th, 2008 | 08:29 pm
posted by: bloomeenee in bimboproject

Hello people...
Any suggestions for making dry, flaky, itchy red blotchy horridness go away?
I look horrid on a daily basis at the minute.
What can I use to look at least aceptable?

Cheap to mid range suggestions please!
TIA
bloo

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Manicures; the darkest of the Black Arts...

Nov. 21st, 2006 | 11:13 am
posted by: spindr in bimboproject

So, I had my first ever manicure yesterday. My God, that might be the best 13 quid I've ever spent.

I've been trying to grow my nails for a while; I don't bite them, they're just incredibly weak and peely. Anyway, 9 of them were a relatively reasonable length...one of them had broken only a few days ago and was looking horrid, but I thought the likelihood of getting them ALL looking okay was pretty impossible, so I went anyway.

I settled on a French manicure, but not the tippex-white kind, a more natural one that just makes your nails look like they're healthy and lovely.

The woman who did them, whilst not being the best filer in the world was incredible at the tip-painting bit; she even managed to make the broken, short nail look much, much longer. I am certain that she called upon Lucifer and his little slaves, but, well, my nails look good, so I don't care.

It was lovely and my nails have about three coats of stuff on, so are quite protected too.

So, my tip is that a decent French manicure can almost totally camouflage a skacky, busted-up nail. And, at under 20 mins, was really worth it. you might all know this already, but I've never been very good with my nails, so the world of manicures is a secret, veiled one.

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Wahhh!

Aug. 4th, 2006 | 11:18 pm
mood: frustrated frustrated
posted by: puddingcat in bimboproject

Since my meltdown last month, the Bimbo Project's been slipping somewhat. I'm trying to make up for that tonight.

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Jul. 19th, 2006 | 04:41 pm
location: plucky girl reporter central
mood: entertained
music: Belly- Super-connected
posted by: nannyo in bimboproject

Bimspiration and review for the day (or something).

Sometime ago, I posted on my lj about wanting to de-hair my upper lip, in fact, to be precise, I really only want to remove the dark hairs on my upper lip, the blond ones can stay, but I'm not sure that hair removal is that precise. So, on with the story.Collapse )

This is your depilation correspondent signing out.
N.

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How to eat healthy, quickly

Jul. 18th, 2006 | 01:55 pm
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

Good afternoon ladies!

I bring you more linkage: How to eat healthy when eating fast.
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How to be more photogenic

Jul. 17th, 2006 | 08:49 am
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

Via Lifehacker

Some of us don't really need help with this. But some of us do (ME.)

Do you hate having your picture taken because you always seem to come out looking hideous? Have you ever been on a date with someone whose online photo knocked you out but whose appearance in real life turned out to be a bit uninspiring? What’s the deal with pictures? While being photogenic just comes naturally to some people, there are a few things that anyone can do to look better in photos. Try out the tricks in this article and stop running for cover whenever the camera comes out.

Wiki How: Be photogenic
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Exercises to do at the desk

Jul. 13th, 2006 | 11:30 am
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

If you spend a lot of time at work.... (like me...)

Exercises to do at your desk. On the Sparkpeople message board.
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Diet Plateaus

Jul. 13th, 2006 | 10:21 am
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

Sparkpeople has a good article on how to avoid diet plateaus.
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beauty products advice

Jul. 13th, 2006 | 11:05 am
posted by: professoryaffle in bimboproject

After a bit of advice on some beauty products

firstly hair products

I am going to an evening do of a wedding in a couple of weeks. I currently have a very short layered bob, at its longest it is about hair line length and there are some layers which sit at the top of my ears. The styling advice I have seen suggest blow drying with voluminsing moose and then using wax to style it. Any tips on said styling and which moose and wax to buy

Secondly I am about to come to the end of my current facial moisturiser. It was loreal pure zone moisturiser and I was happy with it. Not too expense, light and didn't cause me to break out whenever I used it but I guess given I am about to buy some more I would ask what other people used and if they had any great recommendations for a good moisturiser for combination skin

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Today's double bimspiration

Jul. 12th, 2006 | 10:26 am
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

Good morning ladies! And welcome newcomers :)

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Bimbo update.

Jul. 10th, 2006 | 12:31 pm
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

I've tried Johnson's Holiday Skin and Garnier's spray stuff separately and haven't been overly impressed with some of the results. Instead of legs like a tanned beach bunny, I ended up with bizarre orange continents floating over patches of slightly less than pale all over my right shin. This is despite my arms and thighs coming out without a single topographic mark.

Instead of tossing it all (MONEY) and starting over with the uber expensive Clarins as recommended by the Women at Mr. Me's Salon, I've been combo-ing for the last few days. I'm now using the spray stuff and then the lotion on top after the first layer has dried. Logic being that since this shit is all clear,* it makes it difficult to see where you've missed and possibly it's just that I've been missing the surrounding areas. It seems to be working and thus far I'm happy with the legs and arms. I have yet to look like a member of citrus and I don't think I have anything that looks as good as Gorbie's birthmark on my lower leg.

The major downside (?) is when I'm putting all of it on, I smell like a bakery. As spindr observed, the JHS smells like biscuits and the Garnier stuff smells of apricot.** It was so bad that Mr. Me was threatening to chew my leg, regardless of the risk of having a slightly tanned tongue.



*WHY? It would be so much easier if it wasn't. At least for a few minutes whilst it soaks in.
** I now have an idea for cookies.
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Carmen and why she is my role model

Jul. 10th, 2006 | 10:57 am
posted by: tooth_fairy in bimboproject

Well I did a few polls as the abundance of potential bimbo role models left me in a dilemma as to who to choose.

Carmen Electra came out as top so I will honour the result.

I don't know much about Carmen Electra but I do know that she looks good in very skimpy underwear (and no doubt without the presence of the skimpy underwear).
This, if nothing else makes her and excellent role model for me, one of my main aims is to;

Look good naked



To be continued...

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Today's Bimspiration

Jul. 10th, 2006 | 09:56 am
mood: amused amused
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

Yesterday was Channel 4's '100 greatest family films' countdown. Naturally, lots of Disney related items. And all those lovely princesses got me thinking. Who was a better bimbo than Cinderella?

Cinderella. 500x400 so rather large.Collapse )

From RuthSanderson.com who seems to specialize in fantasy art. Some rather nice things.

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Hmm.

Jul. 9th, 2006 | 06:45 pm
mood: cheerful cheerful
posted by: spindr in bimboproject

So then, as everyone else is getting down wid da philosophy of the Bimbo Project, I thought I'd wade in.


For me, the bimbo project is primarily a focus for taking more care about the way I look, but also I certainly  think it would be fun to look like a stereotypical "bimbo", with fake tan, blonde hair, short skirts, manicured nails, the lot.


Now, I don't want to be a bimbo, I just want to have a go at looking like one, and therein lies the difference. A couple of members in the community have commented about the pressure of fitting in, but I can honestly say that I've never felt it. So, for me, it's not at all about conforming to any societal expectations, it's just fun and interesting. Having long nails and good skin won't make me any less interested in Elizabethan literature and it won't make me enjoy political arguments any less. It just means that as I clop down the street in high heels and a short skirt, it would surprise people more to know that those were some of my interests.

I'm secure enough in my identity  to know that a few highlights and a bit of lippy won't change me. In the same way that enjoying "looking after" my partner sometimes and cooking for him and generally fussing around him doesn't make me any less in favour of sexual equality. I know that I'm the intellectual equal of pretty much anyone I know; and if I can look like an ubervixen whilst going about my business, then so much the better!

Of course, this isn't going to be the right community for everyone and I'm sure there must be lots of personal grooming communities out there if it doesn't work for you. As far as I'm concerned though, VIVA LA BIMBO! :D

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Thinking about bimbos and stuff

Jul. 9th, 2006 | 12:34 am
posted by: puddingcat in bimboproject

Ok, so this "are we being suckered into media expectations?" discussion got me thinking.

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Jul. 7th, 2006 | 07:21 pm
mood: Girlie Girlie
music: Rockin' Stroll - Lemonheads
posted by: bloomeenee in bimboproject

After a coupla interesting days having the feminist debate with myself, I've reverted to type and decided i'm a feminist who likes to be girlie but usually can't be arsed. I've spent two weeks whinging about my hair and bought some benefit makeup the other day, so there's no argument really.
There's no way i could stay true to the glitter and wings and fabulous fifties frock without embracing my inner bimbo.




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The definitions of femininity and bimbo-dom

Jul. 7th, 2006 | 05:35 pm
posted by: vulgarcriminal in bimboproject

This is my brief diversion into the more philosophical aspect of this community. Since I brought it up on my own Livejournal a few days ago (the creation of the community) I've been waiting for someone to pop up and say 'you're not being feminist' or 'I can't believe you're conceding to these stereotypes.' It's happened now and I had to think through my response.

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My point is, this isn't a political community. This is for fun, or intrigue, or morbid curiosity. I think there's a particular thought about feminism and feminists that we all have to be bra burning and hairy. But my thought about feminism was always that it was about evening the playing field, that regardless of the way you choose to look, you can succeed. I'm not pretending there aren't benefits though. A study was done a few years ago that pointed out women who wear make-up to work by in large, have better salaries. A cause wasn't mentioned, so it wasn't said that more high paying jobs are professional where it's expected but it was still relevant.

Sure, it's unfair. Every day I'm surrounded by fat bald boys in frumpy clothes who make way more money than our uber groomed receptionist or 3/4 of similarly styled sales force. That sucks. But, spending time on how you look to fit in just that little bit better is a personal choice and sometimes requires as much thought as trying to break the mold. To paraphrase a very smart young lady, the less you fit the more hassle you get. The lack of hassle can be refreshing.

There's no reason you can't be a feminist, support NARAL and still be attractive like a Pussy Doll.

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