Friday, July 24, 2015

4 Quick Tips to Feminine Looking Hands for Cross Dressers

Feminizing your hands is either something you struggle with constantly or you don't even think about. Either way, it is an important step in completing your female look. You can be dressed from head to toe in the sexiest outfit with the best makeup job, but if you have manly looking hands this will be a dead giveaway! There are a few things you can do to avoid this and make your hands look a little more feminine.

1. Groom your Nails

Whether you are going to put on false nails or not you first want to make sure they are properly groomed. Start by soaking your hands in some warm soapy water. Then take a nail brush and clean under your finger nails. Next you want to clip your finger nails, but make sure that you are not cutting them too short!! Once your nails are clipped, you should file them with a nail filer so there are no jagged edges. If you have really thick cuticles then invest in a cuticle cutter and remove your cuticles after soaking.

If you choose to apply false nails but have trouble finding ones that fit your hands, try extra large nail tips for bigger hands. Wearing false nails is not only more feminine looking but also will help make your hands appear smaller.

2. Shave or Wax

If your hands are very hairy then you need to remove the hair. Waxing is going to be the best way to do this so there is no stubble. They have homemade waxing kits, which you can find at your local pharmacy. This is not as painful as you think it is, just make sure you do small strips at a time. If you prefer to shave, then just make sure you are using shaving cream and a good razor. You want to avoid any cuts or knicks so having a brand new razor is very important.

3. Moisturize

Once your nails are well groomed you want to moisturize your hands. This is something you should be doing everyday, but if you don't have the time or forget then try to soak them in a moisturizer before going out. They make gloves for this, where you can put on moisturizer and the terry cloth gloves and soak your hands for 20 minutes. This will help your hands become nice and soft.

4. Larger Accessories

Now that your hands are well groomed you want to add some larger accessories to make your hands appear smaller. Try some pretty stretch rings and bangle cuffs as these are made to fit your larger hands while at the same time will work to make your hands appear smaller because they are larger accessories. If it is the winter, you can wear a flair sleeve that will cover half of your hand, making it much easier to add on a few stretch rings- completing your feminine look!

I hope these 4 tips helped your hands become a little more feminine! Remember to moisturize your hands after every time you wash them. Washing our hands too much causes them to become very dry, so keeping some lotion by your sink is a good way to remind yourself to moisturize after every wash.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

4 Simple ways to Build your Confidence as a Cross Dresser

Whether you are new to cross dressing or have been doing it for years, it is important to be confident in your new found self. Even if you don't wish to be passable in public, you still want to feel comfortable in your own skin. When you see a really attractive woman you may be wondering what is it about them that is so appealing? This is almost always- confidence. Being confident is one of the most important parts of being a woman. 

Some of these tips to building your self-esteem and feminine confidence below take time but are so worth it in the end- you will feel like a new woman!

1. Find a Friend

Having a few friends, or even one will make a huge difference. They will give you the confidence to embrace your inner self. If you don't feel comfortable going on in public then meet some friends online- there are so many great online communities for cross dressers that you will definitely find someone you click with! Who knows maybe one time you two can meet and go out for lunch or drinks. Just having someone to talk to and understand your feelings will make you feel a lot more accepted and confident.

2. Don't Stop Learning! 

Let's face it, being a lady is not an easy job. Learning how to dress, do makeup, walk, and talk is not something that happens over night. Continue to build on your skills and you will feel more confident each and every day. Don't try to learn everything at once either. Choose one thing at a time, and try to master it before you move on to the next. Watch plenty of You tube videos, talk to other cross dressers, read blogs, look at pictures and tutorials and you will soon be the one who is teaching others how to be their best feminine self! 

3. Be a Risk Taker

Okay, this is an important one. Getting outside of your comfort zone is a quick and easy way to boost your confidence. Well, maybe I shouldn't say easy, because there is a reason you stay in your comfort zone right? Because its comfortable!! Start by writing down one thing a week that you want to overcome. Whether it's to walk down the street or around your neighborhood in femme, or maybe go to a club in a super tight dress and high heels- whatever you have been fantasizing about doing but just haven't been able to. Write down the reasons of what is stopping you from doing these things, and then take the risk and overcome one at a time. This will instantly boost your confidence and you will realize you can really do anything you put your mind to.

4.  Don't feel Guilty & Don't Give Up

Don't feel guilty for who you are. Most people are their own worst enemies. More importantly though, don't give up on yourself. Don't blame yourself for things that are out of your control- being hard on yourself is slowly destroying your confidence. Good news is, confidence is like a muscle that you can build and grow to be nice and strong. 

Continue to improve on your weaknesses and build on what's most important to you. When you find that you are putting yourself down, you have to stop yourself and turn it into a positive thought. This is another reason friends are great- because they can help you improve on this. 

These are just some tips to get you started but don't stop here- Visit our learning center for some really great articles on to become a woman. Leave any questions you may have below and I will be more than happy to answer!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shaping your Eyebrows; Part 2

Last week I wrote a how to on concealing your male eyebrows for those that cannot wax or pluck. This week I thought it would be useful to show you some different shape eyebrows and how to choose one that will compliment the shape of your face. After you cover up your eyebrows you then have a clean canvas to work with, where you can draw in your ideal eyebrows.

 Find what face shape you are below to see what type of brow you should be creating. 

Oval: If you have an oval face you want your eyebrows to be on the thinner side with a softer angle. Oval face shapes do have the most flexibility when it comes to your eyebrows but a softer, less dramatic arch will work the best for you. 

Long: If your face is long you want your eyebrows to give the illusion of a shorter face. In order to do this you want less of an arch and more of a flat eye brow shape.   

Round: For round faces you want a higher more dramatic arch to elongate your face. 

Square: Square faces have a prominent jaw bone and curves,  so you want your eye brow shape to balance out your jaw. You don't want your brow shape to be too angular but also want to avoid it being to round. Go with a softer angle to soften your jawline. 

Heart: Like the square face, heart faces also have strong curve so you want to soften the face with rounded eyebrows. Create a softer angle to soften the strong curvature of your face. 

Diamond: Diamond faces are the widest at the temples and cheek bones. To soften the face and make it appear less wide you want to create a curved eyebrow. 

Creating an Arch

No matter which eyebrow shape you are going for it is important to know how to create an arch. 

For your right brow, place your pencil on the right side of the nostril, using it as a ruler to see where you will start your brow. The start of your brow should line up with the tip of your nostril. 

To create the arch, take your pencil and place it at the tip of your nostril again, but instead of going straight up you want to go diagonal. passing through your pupil. This is illustrated below where it says B. 

The end of your brow should line up with the end of your eye. As you can see in illustration C, you again want to use your pencil as a ruler to line up your nostril and the end of your eye to where you should stop your eye brow. 

Creating the perfect eyebrows takes time and patience, it is not something that will be perfected immediately. If you are new at this, it will help to schedule a professional makeover and have the makeup artist walk you through how to create your eyebrows. After watching them, you will have a better idea of where to start and will have more confidence in doing so. If you are not located near to a facility that has a makeup artist who specializes in CD/TG's then look for simple solutions like the Affordable Eyebrow Stencil Kit that includes different shaped stencils and color to re-shape your brow easily.

 If you would like to book an appointment with a makeup artist, give us a call at 973-226-5588