Archive | November 2013

Shaving Your Legs

Hello from Denae. I hope all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I went to Pebble Beach for lunch with my best friend, there were beautiful women with beautiful clothes!

Herewith an article on shaving your legs…in response to Catherine’s email.

TIPS FOR SHAVING YOUR LEGS!
What is the best way to shave your legs to prevent a rash? For TG’s who do not have a lot of experience with shaving their legs, underarms and bikini area, this is a wonderful question!

First, I have found out how important it is to exfoliate your skin before shaving. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells that could clog up your razor, preventing a close shave. I exfoliate my face with a hand pad, and with a good exfoliating lotion, from the drug store. I also exfoliate my arms and legs with a hand pad from the drug store. This also removes sun spots, or liver spots. (This is a very important step, if you’re going to use any tanning product, as dead skin will cause the tanning product to show these spots even more).

The trick to shaving is to wet your skin and let it soften from the heat and moisture. You don’t want to shave dry skin. Shaving is a natural exfoliator and you’ll clog up the razor with dead skin while putting yourself at risk for nicks. I sit in a very warm bath with yummy soaps I purchase from a soap store. There’s no need to waste your money on shaving creams formulated especially for women. They are virtually the same as the creams sold for men, unless you enjoy the smell of women’s shaving creams. Same goes for your razor; you can use men or women’s razors. You are going to have to experiment with razors until you find the perfect one for you. Look for a razor with lubricated strips, pivoting heads and spring-mounted multiple blades. I’ve sampled several types and varieties and was amazed at how different each feels. With trial and error, I have found the Schick Quattro for Women, which has four super-thin blades and a pivoting head, works best on my legs.

Be sure to change razors or cartridges on a regular basis, a dull blade can lead to nicks. Also, it’s best not to use the razor you use in guy mode, on your face.as your facial hair can be coarser and will dull a blade.

Since your leg hairs grow down, you’ll want to start at your ankles and shave up. For your underarms, you’ll need to shave in every direction since the hair there grows every which way. When finished, apply oil or moisturizer. The skin on your legs has few oil glands and has a tendency for dryness. Don’t forget to put lotion on your feet! And, shave any hair on your feet, or toes. (Please clip those toe nails as men have thicker toe nails, and this can be a giveaway).

Ingrown hairs are caused when the hairs curl back under the skin. Avoid ingrowns by exfoliating daily and using a glycolic acid body lotion. You can purchase this, at your local drug store. (Be sure and get a glycolic acid for your face also, as a man.you will be shaving your face closer to apply makeup).

If you tend to get a few ingrown hairs try Tend Skin –an over-the-counter lotion for ingrown hairs, applying it in the morning and at night. The bumps should disappear within a couple days.

If you’re full time, consider opting for waxing, at least on your legs. You’ll find that men do have coarser hair; it won’t grow back as fast. If you’re a CD, consider purchasing a good electric shaver, which has three blade sizes. Take your leg hair down, leaving some hair for guy mode.

When you wear hose… they cover the light amount of hair you left on your legs. You can use your electric shaver, for your arms or legs. If your hair is really dark, try “Jo Lynn” body hair bleach, from any drug store. Simply rub it on, (it is like tooth paste) and wash off in 5 mins. Your hair will be lighter. This can be done, in the summer, when the sun would normally bleach out your hair. (Okay, it sounds good, right)?

Regards,

Denae Doyle

Kinky Boots ~ In England

Hello All, this is a very interesting story! The man who owned this shoe business, was not making it–with making mens’ shoes. He somehow started making really HOT, sexy boots…and now he is a best seller for sexy boots and he works mostly with the TG (who wants something over the top). You can find the long version of his story, on the Internet. However, take a look at some very beautiful boots,and some regular boots for day or night wear!
http://www.kinkyboots.com
Perhaps for your up-coming New Years Eve Party!
Smiles,
Denae Doyle
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Dressing Your Age

Hello Donna, thank you for your email…which I will share on my blog.
Your are dressing to young, to long of blonde hair, to short of dress at 65
You can still look Hot, with shoulder length wig….which is brown with lots of blonde highlights. The low color will bring out your eyebrows and lashes. Dark “roots” can really help also, as they keep one from having a washed out face when you go all blonde. Now, for in guy mode, the same. When we look at Anderson Cooper, few things are more noticeable about him than his perfect hair. While his personal style is excellent from the waist up, oftentimes his bottom half leaves a bit to be desired. However, his hair and desire to ‘age gracefully’ certainly helps him stand out. There is no denying that Anderson Cooper is the perfect example of people aging gracefully. What can this tell us about keeping up our image later in life?
Best of luck Donna, I enjoyed working with you.
Denae

Thanksgiving Holidays

Hello from Denae. It is now Friday, Nov 22. If you’re going in femme anyplace for the holidays, begin planning now!
Here is California, it finally got cold. So, begin wearing leggings to be warm, and pull out your femme boots, perhaps a sweater with a skirt or leggings or jeans. Be comfortable!
And, have fun,
Denae
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PS: Remember your table manners, as I have blogged before…small sips of water and not gulps, take small bites to eat, don’t talk while eating, and “pat” your mouth, don’t “smear” with your napkins.

Kertain Hair Treatment

Hello Everyone, I have very hard to control hair, and spend lots of time blow drying out my curly hair. I went to a salon today, where Larry Zellers at Inspire Salon in Santa Cruz, CA (fabulous hairdresser who occasionally dresses in drag) put a new product called Keratain on my hair. OMG, my hair was instantly smooth and silky, and I have had to try a million products and have had to deal with my difficult curly-frizzy hair for my entire life.

I had heard about this new Keratain product for frizzy hair for over a year, and since I have an important TG event coming up, I decided to try it;, but deep-down inside I was really thinking it would be yet more wasted time, effort and money. What a wonderful surprise. Smooth, silky hair, and the frizzy hair was gone! You do want to find a stylist who has worked with Keratin products before, so they can explain the process to you.

There are two types of Keratain treatments.
The first-(heavier treatment)- will help frizzy, or really curly hair straighten and be more smooth. The second type -(less strong)- is simply a hair “smoothing” treatment. This has to be done in a salon and is truly miraculous. This will last for several months. Yea!

For TG women, if you’re using your own male hair or hope to grow it out one day (and not wear a wig) and you also have frizzy, curly guy hair… check the yellow pages/or do a computer search and locate someone who does Keratin treatment (for men and women). You will not believe it is actually YOUR hair.
Also check prices, as every salon is different. Another plus, is I do not have to style my hair, the next day. The new, straight, smooth hair…stays for days! I love, love, this hair product! If you test out using Keratin on your male or female hair, do blog me and let everyone know how it looks!
Denae

New Bra For Holiday Dresses

Hi All, as I blogged yesterday, I have been looking for a sensual but sophisticated holiday dress to wear (for Thanksgiving, Christmas, parties, or even maybe New Years Eve). I have found, from previous years….that it is very smart to buy a red, black, type dress…about this time of the year, as women shop early for the holiday dresses, and shoes. You will get to wear it so many times. As I told you, go to http://www.bostonproper.com if you’re looking for a really sensual but fabulous looking dress. I bought one on the cover and one other solid black. Okay, herewith the problem.
Most of the evening or cocktail, or dressy long dresses have a low front. What Bra to wear??
I was shocked, a normal bra is to high in the lower cut fronts of these dresses. So, I shopped on line to SOMA. They have the best. sexy, bras. For the lower cut dresses for any TG woman, I would suggest a push up bra, in black. Wear pads if needed. I recently lost about 10 pounds, so I am now a cup size lower, so I will be putting pads in my strapless bra too!
Try http://www.soma.com for great bras and panties. If the dress is short (two or three inches above the knee) shop for thigh highs that will STAY UP. You may have to pay a little more, but when you cross your legs while sitting, they will not come down.

If you have any holiday party or New Years party, start shopping now!!
I love shopping for bras!
Denae

Sexy Christmas/Holiday Dresses

Hi, from Denae. OMG, I looked at the “Boston Proper” web site today to look for a hot holiday dress. They have so many fabulous dresses, you have to type in their site and look!
They also have a new bra product Called Tweakers which is designed to creat3e cleave! And it hides the bra straps. I will order it, and let you know how they work with their sexy new bras! Take a look!
Tweak Your Bra- Hide Your Straps
Customizable bra-strap concealer enhances cleavage and hides bra straps comfortably by simple snapping in place. Each package comes with two different size flexible center straps with different adjustment on each. The center straps bend for complete comfort. No looping or weaving to put on, just slide under your bra strap. Tweakerz design is great for women who long to create cleavage, need lift and support or want to hide their bra in tank tops. Perfect for wearing with racer-back styles. Tweak Your Bra-Hide Your Straps!
• Hypoallergenic Plastic.
• Mini 32AA-34D, original 34D-38D.