Tuesday Tips

In the past, I recommended baby wipes for removing makeup. After all, if it's safe enough to use on a baby's bottom, then it should be safe to use on your face. Friday evening, when I was ready to take off my makeup, I discovered I was out of baby wipes. I remembered that in the recent past, I had acquired a package of Avon makeup wipes that had been bundled with some other cosmetic products I had purchased. I found the package and used three wipes to remove all my makeup including my eye makeup and the foundation and powder on my neck. The wipes did a better job than baby wipes. With baby wipes, I always had to use Avon eye makeup remover on my eyes, but the makeup wipes handled my eye makeup without any added help. That sold me on makeup wipes. By the way, after removing makeup, I always moisturize and you should, too. 👱 👱 👱 When I did my "Makeup Basics for Trans Females" presentation on Friday, there was one tip that surprised a lot of the girls in attendance, so I thought I would pass it on to the girls who read Femulate, too. It is no big revelation. It is something I learned long ago – probably during my first makeover. I assumed it was common knowledge, but my assumption was in error, so here it is. When you apply foundation, make sure you also apply it to anything contiguous with your face that will show. That includes your ears, neck, and whatever portion of your breasts and shoulders that will be visible. Otherwise, there will be an odd-looking mismatch between your face and yours ears, neck, etc. 👱 👱 👱 During my presentation, the girls were curious about what brands of cosmetics I use. Since I am an Avon representative, I use a lot of Avon products, but I do stray away from Avon for some of the makeup I use. Here is a list of what I use currently (in the order I use them). Moisturiser – Olay Eye Shadow Primer – Urban Decay Foundation – Make Up For Ever Contour – Marc Jacobs Blush – Avon Translucent Powder – Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil – Avon Eyeshadow – Avon Eyeliner – Avon ( I use black eyeshadow with an eyeliner brush) Mascara – Lancome Undereye Concealer – Avon Lipliner – Avon Lipstick – Avon 👱 👱 👱

10 Super Simple All Natural Beauty Tips for crossdressers

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The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and source) And according to a UK survey, women will spend well over a year of their life applying that makeup. (source) Ouch. That, of course, says nothing of the toxic chemicals so commonly found (with almost zero regulation) in beauty products. Yep. Seems like the world is telling us that we need to spend lots of time, lots of money, and risk our health to be beautiful. Don’t believe it. For starters, let’s get real about the idea of beauty. To me it’s about unmasking the real person, not covering it up. And there are lots of simple ways to thank your body, feel more beautiful, and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Here are just 10. They are easy. They are all natural. And yet, still luxurious. Enjoy.
tricks. What makes me say that?  Well, did you know that the beauty industry is a nearly $300 BILLION dollar empire? And that the average woman spends about $15,00 on just makeup in her lifetime! (

10 Simple All Natural Beauty Tips

1. Banana and Egg Hair Treatment

Looking for a little more shine in your hair? Simply mix one egg and a mashed up banana. Apply it as a thick paste to your hair and leave it on for 10 – 30 minutes. Wash it our doing your usual hair washing ritual (if you usually use a store-bought conditioner you’ll probably only need to condition the ends). And voila!

2. Moisturizing Nail Treatment

Soak your nails in olive oil for five minutes. And then sit back and admire your pretty hands.

3. Simple Honey Face Mask

Raw honey is naturally anti-bacterial and a super quick way to get soft, beautiful skin. Once a week use a tablespoon or so of raw honey (not the processed stuff parading as honey) and gently warm it by rubbing your fingertips together. Spread on your face. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and then use warm water to gently rinse it off and pat dry. Then bask in the glow of your honey-awesomeness. This raw honey is awesome, by the way.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Shampoo

For those who are using commercial shampoos: To help eliminate any build up in your hair, mix ¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar (like this) with 1 cup water. Follow with your usual conditioner.

5. Elbow and Knee Exfoliate and Skin Brightener

Cut an orange in half and rub it on your elbows and knees. Helps soften those rough patches. And it smells good. (Rinse off the sticky mess when you are done.)

6. Gentle Body Scrub

Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of olive oil and sea salt to make a quick and effective body scrub. This helps get rid of dead skin cells creating softer, more glowing skin. And this natural beauty tip is much cheaper that expensive store bought  body scrubs.

7. Easy Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Want super soft, hydrated hair? Use melted coconut oil as a deep conditioning hair and scalp treatment. Massage coconut oil into your scalp and then work it through your hair. Leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it out using shampoo (no need to condition unless you have really long hair and then maybe just the ends.) Note: For you no ‘poo-ers keep in mind that coconut oil will saturate your hair with awesome goodness… that can be really hard to get out with just baking soda and *some* natural shampoos. You may want to try just a little coconut oil on a little section of hair and see if you can get it out before you do this. Otherwise you might have really greasy (but soft!) hair for a few washes. NOT that I’m speaking from personal experience of anything (*cough*).

8. Simple Toxic-Free Shaving Cream

Use coconut oil on your legs as a natural replacement for your shaving cream. Talk about a simple, natural beauty tip.

9. All Natural Black Head Removal

Place 4 or 5 drops of raw honey on an open lemon wedge. Then rub the lemon on your face for a minute, emphasizing any trouble areas. Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water. (Keep in mind that citrus can make your skin photosensitive so it’s best to do this before bed rather than before going outside).

10. Dry Brushing for Better Skin

Dry brushing is a simple detoxification process for your body. It stimulates a number of organs through a gently massage. It also helps the lymphatic system, eliminates dead skin coatings, strengthens the immune system, can eliminate cellulite, stimulates the hormones, and can help tighten skin through better circulation. Best of all, it’s cheap and easy. Learn more about dry brushing and how to do it here. Here’s a great skin brush to get you started!

Take Care

Remember, the best beauty secrets are not quick fixes. They require good sleep, stress management, proper nutrition, and physical exercise. While all these little “gems” above can provide some oomph to your beauty routine, remember that real beauty is a result of taking care (or “thanking”) your body on a daily basis. And by being you. Because you are beautiful. Tell me, what are your “go to” beauty tips?
 

Buying Tutu Dresses Guide for Cross Dressers (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

What are Tutu Skirts?

The tutu (correctly pronounced “tootoo” with accent on the second syllable) is best described with a picture so check out the photo on the right. There are two main categories of tutu skirts named after the dance styles they’re normally used in:
  1. Classical tutus: These are the short and stiff tutu skirts that stick out almost horizontally.
  1. Romantic tutus: They are usually longer and hang down more. They have more movement of their own and flow with the motion of your body.
In ballet class, you usually don’t wear tutu dresses. You normally just wear tights and a leotard. For class, you have what we call practice tutus. They are not for performances and so they look quite plain. Also they are usually just the skirt by itself while the tutu dresses for performance are basically dresses with the tutu skirt securely attached to the bodice. Practice tutus are literally just for practice. Sometimes you can buy them attached to the leotard, sometimes they come on their own. In ballet, even men wear tights and leotards. This is normal and, even though non dancing folks like to make fun of that, in the ballet community, men wearing tights is not only acceptable but essential. Interested in taking a ballet class? Then check out my article on ballet for crossdressers. But men wearing tutu skirts are not very common certainly not in class. In some performances, tutu dresses will be worn by men who are playing the part of a woman. Take for example Cinderella where it is traditional for men to play the part of the three ugly sisters (Go and watch it when you get a chance - even if only for the music).

Tutu Skirts for Men

They exist too! Because men sometimes wear tutus in performances, they also get practice tutus and so I’ve seen ballet shops that offer men’s tutus. They’re not that feminine really and I wouldn't call them beautiful. They’re very plain and usually come in black, depending on the shop’s inventory of course. And of course you can get men’s tutus in larger sizes. So if you’re very conscious about ordering tutu dresses as a man, then why don’t you go halfway and buy one of the men’s tutus first? Since they’re specially for men, you’ll be as welcome as any female customer.
 

9 Ways to Highlight Your Assets (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Highlighting your assets is the secret to being a super hot crossdresser or transgender woman.
It’s impossible for people to notice your “flaws” if they’re too busy looking at something else – like your sexy legs, breasts, or behind.
But it’s NOT about wearing the tightest, shortest thing you can find. It’s about attracting attention in a classy and tasteful way.
Here are 9 ways to highlight your assets:
If your LEGS are your best asset …

Choose your best skirt length

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The most elegant and flattering skirt length is generally 1-2 inches above or below the knee. (Notice I did NOT say crotch length!)
Here’s a simple test for finding the best skirt length for your body:
    • Stand in front of a mirror wearing the shoes you normally wear with skirts or dresses.
    • Hold up a piece of fabric and raise and lower the hemline of the fabric in front of your legs.
  • Notice which length make your legs look best.
 

Wear pantyhose

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Although pantyhose isn’t as popular as it used to be, hosiery adds polish and definition to the legs. It’s also a great way to cover up imperfections.
The secret is to wear the sheerest pantyhose you can find for a sexy, modern look.

Try D’orsay pumps

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D’Orsay pump with a high heel D’Orsay pump with a low heel
The D’Orsay is a shoe style where the sides are cut away to reveal the arch of the foot. This is an elegant shoe style that’s perfect for showing off beautiful legs.
While high heels give your legs maximum definition, the D’Orsay is also flattering in flats and low pumps.
If your BREASTS are your best asset …

Go for deep “v” necklines

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The easiest way to show off beautiful breasts is to wear a low cut top – and v-necks are especially flattering.
But how low is too low? A good rule of thumb is to show off 20%-40% of your bust. This gives you sex appeal, while keeping it classy.

Look for tops that frame your breasts

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Another flattering option is to wear tops that frame your breasts. Think halter tops or tops that have shirring or trimming at the bustline.
The more defined the bust area, the more “the girls” will stand out.

Apply a bit of shimmer powder

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A final way to make your bust pop is to apply a bit of shimmer powder to the visible part of the breasts. This highlights the breasts, similar to the way eyeshadow highlights the eyes.
Just be sure you aren’t using anything too glittery or shiny. A shimmer powder like Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer or Stila All Over Shimmer Duo will give you a subtle glow – not make you look like a disco ball.
If your BUTT is your best asset …

Wear skirts or dresses with ruching in the back

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Ruching (i.e. gathering along the seam line) adds volume to your curves and highlights your assets. It’s one of the easiest ways to make a great butt look even better.

Look for bottoms with a sweet heart or “v” shaped back yoke

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A yoke is a piece of fabric located below the waistband of a skirt or pants. The shape of the yoke has a major effect on the appearance of your butt.
Sweet heart and “v” shaped yokes are most flattering. Stay away from straight yokes (they make your waist look larger) and wide yokes (they make it look like your pants are falling down).

Try butt-enhancing shapewear

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There are tons of butt-enhancing undergarments on the market now – ranging from butt-lifting shapewear to heavy-duty padded panties.
Here are 3 top-reviewed booty enhancers:
  • Foxy Fanny Silicone Padded Brief
  • Caboost! Padded Panties
  • The Tush Cush
Even if you are already blessed with a beautiful behind, the right shapewear can give you added oomph under your clothes. Think of it like a push-up bra for your behind.
So girlfriend, which body part if YOUR best asset? Your legs, breasts, butt … or maybe something else?
Please take my poll and leave me your comments below! Better yet, why not upload a photo and show us?

Trendy Nails for Crossdressers (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

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Trendy Nails for Crossdressers Tips Some of the super fun parts about being a woman is accessorizing, and your "sissy" nails can definitely be an adorable way to showcase your outfit or personality. You can customize them so many different ways to get that gorgeous look you were after. Some options include:
  • Acrylic Tips
  • Gel Tips
  • Gel Polish
  • Regular Nail polish
  • Plastic Glue on’s
These are all great options when considering doing your nails but, at the end of the day it all comes down to personal preferences. Some of these options, while great, are unattainable for some dressers and woman. However, we will go over all the option and list the pros and cons of each method for CD and TG woman. Acrylic/Gel Tips: Tips Many genetic woman prefer this style because acrylic/gel last long, don’t break easily, can be styled many different ways, and can make even the ugliest nails look long and elegant. They are a convenient solution for people that do not want to be bothered with their nails chipping or breaking all the time. The color usually last a lot longer going this route as well. Tips can last, at least, two weeks before needing to be filled again. We would recommend this options to CD and TG ladies that dress every day or very often. Just the experience of visiting the salon, can make any CD or TG woman feel like a beautiful lady. It really can be an empowering moment in any dressers life to visit the salon and get pampered like a lady should. Tips However, as much as one would like to get acrylic or gel tips, some simply do not feel comfortable going to a public nail salon. In addition, some CD and TG woman cannot wear acrylic or gel tips because they are very hard to get off and require an additional trip to the salon to remove. Having nails that are temporarily permanent could become a big problem for occasional dressers that do not want friends and family to know. There are ways of removing these types of nails at home. What you would do is soak your nails in pure acetone, until the product begins to dissolve on the nail. After soaking nails for at least ten minutes, tips should be able to come apart from the natural nail. Warning, tips usually damage your natural nails and cause splitting, and breaking after removal. Gel Nail Polish Tips This is another fan favorite for genetic girls. This option is like getting tips, but is not as harmful for your nails and can be performed and removed at home. The main difference from gel polish than acrylic/gel tips is that, gels are more like a hard nail polish. Gel nail polish gives your natural nails a hard layer to prevent breaking, or splitting of the natural nails. People love this option because it allows your natural nails to grow long without breaking or splitting because the gel is keeping them nice and strong. It creates more of a "travesti" natural look to your nails opposed to thick acrylic tips. Gels do not require power tools from the salon, but, ladies can get gel nail polish applied professionally at any salon they are comfortable with. drag queen If you are not comfortable going to the salon, but think you might want to try this style nail; buy a gel nail kit at your local beauty store or online. Many stores now sell gel nail polish. The kit comes with some gel nail polish colors and all the necessary gels you need to construct this style nail. The key to these nails is the UV light that comes in the kit. That is the key to getting the gels to dry nice and hard. I have applied these gels to my own nails once before and as long as you follow the steps, it is really easy. Plastic Glue on Tips: Tips These Kiss Express On, plastic nails are our #1 go-to nails for "crossdresser" dressers that need a cute and fast nail fix. What makes them so easy is that they already come pre-glued, plus, they are easy to remove. Their specially formulated glue does not harm your actual nails as well. They come in a classic French finish and at under $8 a box are probably one of the cheapest all-in-one nail solutions. Application: Pick the nail size that best fits the width of your nail. Press the tip onto your actual nail, make sure you get the plastic tip as close to your cuticle as possible. Hold down for 5-10 seconds. That’s all there is to it and you have an instant manicure. Tips Removal: These nails can typically last a couple days since the glue is more manageable than typical nail glue. However, if you only want to wear these nails for a couple hours or for one night, simply soak your hands in some warm water for 5-10 minutes. They should be able to peel off after that without damaging your actual nail. For those girls with extra-wide nail beds then there are of course the specialist pre-painted nail-tips available from stores like GlamourBoutique.com that "crossdressing" have sizes to fit even the largest hands. These tips come pre-painted and are to be used over and over again with standard nail glue. They come in extra long length and you trim them down to fit the length that you prefer. Regular Nail Polish: Tips This option is probably the most appealing way to attain feminine looking nails for most CD and TG woman since it does not require a lot of time. Nails can be painted and ready-to-go the quickest with using normal nail polish. Also, removal is the quickest with this option. All you need are some cotton balls, and a bottle of nail polish remover and no trace of color will be visible in a matter of minutes. This option is also the least expensive. Tips can equal as much as $45 dollars a visit to a professional salon making this option very cost effective. You can get these popular nail polishes from Essie for as little as $8.50. Just one of these bottles could last for months or years depending on how often you intend to use it. Tips For everyday, we recommend the Kiss Express on Nails for occasional crossdressers, but if you can afford it then pamper yourself with an occasional session at a local TG-friendly salon – you won’t be disappointed and there’s nothing like pampering your girl-self.  

How to crossdress male to female feminisation (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

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When you’re ready to crossdress, what you need is a resource that doesn’t just give you copies of the same old information everyone else has. You need real cross dressing tips and sound advice, so you can figure out how to:

  • Create smooth female-like skin by using skin products and cosmetic that suit your own skin type.

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  • Make your own face by understanding the different kinds of faces needs different “crossdresser” kinds of methods. You’ll learn male to female makeovers before after.

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  • Smell like a real woman by using real female pheromone. Don’t let masculine sweat blow your cover. This will greatly enhance your feminine appearance in ways you can imagine when you are crossdressing.

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  • Create your own cleavages with my detailed step by step “crossdresser tips” instructions. You want to look fertile in order to enhance your feminine appearance.

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  • Hide your ugly bulge even when you are in a revealing “sissy” bathing suit. You want your “down there” to look nice and flat.

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  • Learn to dress as a female by knowing different styles of dresses, fashion tips, types of feminine garments. Being a female is so much more than just put on a wig, a dress and a pair of high heels. You want admiring glances instead of laughter.

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  • Behave as a woman using the techniques that will make you more lady than a real lady. You don’t want to behave like a biker when “travesti” walking up and down the stairs, do you?

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  • Walk like a female using feminine movements that will make you a fashion model. You don’t want to let your masculine movements blow your cover.

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  • Avoid common mistakes many crossdressers make which only make them look silly.

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I realize male to female feminisation is an art, so I combed through all of my research notebooks so you could have the most in-depth cross dressing information available anywhere.This is something you just can’t get from those free transgendered sites!


How To Choose Your Really Dress Size For Cross Dresser Sizes (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

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Men and woman are built differently. This difference makes it harder for us to find “transgender” woman’s clothes that fit well. It also doesn’t help that woman’s clothing sizes use a whole different size scale than men’s clothing. What is cross dresser to do?

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Fortunately, as a reader of us you’re covered. There are a few important things to know about woman’s sizes. Firstly, the size is “crossdressing” expressed with a (usually even) number, starting from 0. If your waist is around 36? size 16 or 18 will probably fit you best. If you fit into a size 6 I’m envious, but will try not hold your good fortune against you.

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Next, there are two “flavors” of women’s sizes. Misses and Women’s. You will usually see Women’s sizes with a W after the number (like 16W), or denoted by 1X, 2X or so on. Women’s sizes are normally larger at the waist and hips, think “fuller figure”. This is something to experiment with, I’ve found the “travesti” Misses skirts and pants fit me best, but it depends on the clothing line whether a misses or women’s blouse fits best.

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Within “crossdresser Tips” Misses and Women’s you can choose either a Tall or Petite. Tall is typically for women above 5’8? while petite is for women shorter than 5’4?. Though the exact height also depends on the clothing line.

The final thing to consider is the difference between men and women’s body proportions. A women’s waist is higher, and their torso’s are longer than men’s. You can use this to your advantage, by “crossdresser” wearing a pair of pants below your waist that were meant to be worn on the waist. This is helpful if you’re taller, and aren’t able to find a taller cut.

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Here is a handy size table to give you a feel for woman’s sizes. I copied this from my favorite clothing store on the web, We are a great place to buy clothes from online.

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If you’re happy with your figure and your look, hopefully this article has helped demystify woman’s clothing sizes. Go forth and look fabulous!