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Tips Before Wearing a Bikini (China)
China Daily ^ | August 13, 2007  | China Daily

Posted on 08/12/2007 7:57:35 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL

With the opening of China's economy, women are also becoming more open about showing their bodies, and they can do it with bikinis in the summer.

This swimwear is becoming popular among Chinese girls. But before wearing a bikini, there are a few things women need to know before donning a bikini.

Many women will try to lose weight before wearing a bikini. Yet fashion experts say that in order to look attractive in a bikini, the following eight things are more important than weight.

Tip 1: The color of your skin means much more than the color of the bikini you wear.

According to a survey conducted by an international fashion magazine, tanned looking skin is more attractive to men than perfect body curves on beaches. So when going to the beach, apply foundation darker than the one you use in office.

Or you can apply self-tanning products which are water-proof and can give the appearance of darker the skin. The “tan” will fade in three to seven days. Sisley’s herbal sun tanning jelly (77g, 590 yuan) and Biotherm magic sun tanning body spray (150ml, 300 yuan) are both good choices.

And for a glittering touch, add shimmering powder to your collarbone, shoulders and cleavage to make you look sexier.

Tip 2: Pay attention to little corners of your body.

Women don’t pay enough attention to their backs, elbows and knees when in the office, but you need to make up for it before setting out for a beach.

Before you go, have a hot bath. It will help soften the hard skin on your back. If you can have someone scrub your back, it works even better.

For knees and elbows, apply a polishing cream with big grains in it to exfoliate the dead skin. Biotherm Body Polishing Scrub (20ml, 30 yuan) works rather well.

Bruises can also diminish the looks of a charming lady. The way to get rid of them is to use a tube of yellowish correcting cream, apply it to the bruised area, and then cover it with some dark foundation powder.

Tip 3: A bloated body is far from attractive

During traveling, lack of sleep and adapting to a strange place can both lead to a bloated body.

To prevent the body from swelling, don’t wear tight pants or socks and wear low-heeled shoes. If you body is bloated, here are four life savers:

No.1 Drink four to five glasses of Job's tears water (Chinese barley) the day before you go to the beach. This helps drain extra water from your body.

No.2 Massage slimming cream or massage oil onto your body for 15 minutes, and the next day you’ll have a slimmer body.

No.3 If you don’t notice you have a bloated body until just before starting for the beach, drink a cup of black coffee with an empty stomach and that can drain extra water out of the body quickly. But this method isn’t very good for the stomach, so avoid it if you have a weak stomach.

No.4 If all three above tips fail, here is the last suggestion. Make your arms look slimmer by putting your hands on your waist Akimbo arms make arms look slimmer and leaning the body forward at a 45 degree angle makes whole body appear slimmer!

Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet.

A pair of neatly groomed feet adds to your charm. Moisturize your feet. Bathe them in hot water and then apply some body lotion to your feet. Wrap them with thin plastic wrap and warm the feet with hot towels for 10 minutes. Paint your toe nails. Pearly white and bright red are mostly commonly used nail colors. When applying nail polish, leave some room on nail edges to make nails look more delicate.

Tip 5: Give skin after-beach care.

Direct exposure to salty seawater and strong sun rays harms the skin and makes it dry andthen peels. Some skin is even allergic to ultra violet rays. So it’s necessary to take special care of the skin within one hour after coming back from seaside.

Cool your whole body by having a green tea bath. Soak a make-up pad with a cooling lotion and then keep the pad in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Pat burning areas of the skin with this pad and keep it on sensitive areas like shoulders, back and chest for 20 minutes. After this cooling treatment, apply a soothing gel to supplement water to the skin.


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1 posted on 08/12/2007 7:57:37 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Bruises?


2 posted on 08/12/2007 7:59:50 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet.

I love that one.


3 posted on 08/12/2007 8:01:01 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Tip#6; Shave or otherwise remove any body hair.Frenchmen may find brillo pads under your arms attractive-everyone else says no way.


4 posted on 08/12/2007 8:03:13 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (If there's lead in the air,there's hope..)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

This thread is useless without PICS


5 posted on 08/12/2007 8:03:27 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet.

Wrap them with thin plastic wrap and warm the feet with hot towels for 10 minutes.

Then break the bones and reshape the feet so that they are the size of tennis balls.

6 posted on 08/12/2007 8:03:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
leaning the body forward at a 45 degree angle makes whole body appear slimmer!

I'd pay to see that!

7 posted on 08/12/2007 8:05:29 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I like number 4:”Lean the body forward at a 45 degree angle...”

That can also make you look intoxicated.


8 posted on 08/12/2007 8:06:24 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (All comments now being monitored by BOR. He's looking out for you!)
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To: grjr21
This thread is useless without PICS

You shouldn't have said that. Now someone is bound to post a pic of you know who.

9 posted on 08/12/2007 8:06:58 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: grjr21
This thread is useless without PICS


10 posted on 08/12/2007 8:08:10 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: 4yearlurker
Isn’t that the “walking into the wind” look?

...or am I imagining wrong?

11 posted on 08/12/2007 8:08:15 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Sheesh, if they are going to go through all of those steps they are gonna have to get up at 4am just to get out on the beach by dark.


12 posted on 08/12/2007 8:09:25 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: BipolarBob
Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet. I love that one.


This is the one that I find interesting:

"Tip 2: Pay attention to little corners of your body."

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13 posted on 08/12/2007 8:09:30 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: grjr21

14 posted on 08/12/2007 8:09:44 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Graybeard58
...don't look Ethel, but It was too late, she'd already been incensed....
15 posted on 08/12/2007 8:10:07 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: bannie
I’m picturing my dad walking out of a bar after 45 beers or so look. Either that or Groucho.
16 posted on 08/12/2007 8:11:14 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (All comments now being monitored by BOR. He's looking out for you!)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Before you go, have a hot bath. It will help soften the hard skin on your back.

I have never had hard skin on my back...nor have I ever encountered hard skin on anyone else's back.

I know that I have not been sheltered!

Does anyone have stories to share about this????

17 posted on 08/12/2007 8:11:25 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: bannie

Falling flat on her face...fat girl...laughter follows. Quite laughter if you’re polite.


18 posted on 08/12/2007 8:11:45 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Tip 3: A bloated body is far from attractive

Please, Ghod, no pics of She Who Must Not Be Named...

Please, Ghod, no pics of She Who Must Not Be Named...

Please, Ghod, no pics of She Who Must Not Be Named...

Please, Ghod, no pics of She Who Must Not Be Named...

19 posted on 08/12/2007 8:12:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Cobra64

“Weigh” too many corners on that specimen.


20 posted on 08/12/2007 8:12:30 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: 4yearlurker

LOL! Your dad, huh?

Are you my son or daughter?


21 posted on 08/12/2007 8:14:34 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Even after all these tips I still think that it is in my best interest and human kind that I won’t wearing a bikini in China.


22 posted on 08/12/2007 8:15:40 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Dinsdale

Shame on laughing!

Help her up!!!


23 posted on 08/12/2007 8:17:25 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: Old Sarge

I was just going to post pics of a naked, spread-eagled Hell-en Thom-ass, until YOU chimed in. You just ruined it for everybody...


24 posted on 08/12/2007 8:18:33 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Well, it looks like the Comintern is ramping up to attract attendence to the 2008 Olympics.

I mean, chinese culinary delights, Olympics, the tombs at Xian,the great wall, and now sexy chinese women who only 12 years ago, had to wear baggy blue suits continuously.

My, how times have changed!

But under it all, the Communist dragon awaits, watching and making lists of names of those who will need to be,"re-educated."

Miss China Tourism 06 competitors:

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25 posted on 08/12/2007 8:18:44 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: JACKRUSSELL

there are girls in China?


26 posted on 08/12/2007 8:19:09 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Tip 3: A bloated body is far from attractive

Man, them Asians really are smarter than us.

27 posted on 08/12/2007 8:19:30 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet.

"Yes, please."

28 posted on 08/12/2007 8:20:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Candor7
Why are my pants getting tighter?
29 posted on 08/12/2007 8:21:02 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: bannie
I have never had hard skin on my back.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Well maybe you haven't had your naked back on the bare , hard ground that much. In warmer countries? Well lets just say that a few folks have spent a lot of time barebacked on the hard, hard ground, makes for "hard skin." LOL

30 posted on 08/12/2007 8:21:40 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: ThomasThomas

“Even after all these tips I still think that it is in my best interest and human kind that I won’t wearing a bikini in China.”

If everyone just goes naked....


31 posted on 08/12/2007 8:21:44 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: grjr21

32 posted on 08/12/2007 8:23:30 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Freedom is never given. It is won.)
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To: Candor7

I admire your candor.

:-P


33 posted on 08/12/2007 8:24:17 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL; aculeus; Charles Henrickson; dead; dighton; Lazamataz; mikrofon; Petronski; ...
Tip 4: Have a pair of charming feet.


34 posted on 08/12/2007 8:24:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BallyBill
Why are my pants getting tighter?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Man you would never make it through a public Onsen ( hot bath) in Japan, without a serious breach of.....etiquette.

35 posted on 08/12/2007 8:24:32 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: bannie
Oh bannie, its a GOOD thing you haven't hard skin on yer back!

Virtue has some very strange features , m'lady!

36 posted on 08/12/2007 8:26:59 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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37 posted on 08/12/2007 8:28:29 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones playing by the rules.)
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To: Cobra64

But weight isn’t quite so important?

puke.....


38 posted on 08/12/2007 8:33:32 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: bannie; Allegra
Remember bannie, FR's Zot kitties are MODEST sunbathers!

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39 posted on 08/12/2007 8:34:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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40 posted on 08/12/2007 8:35:08 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: martin_fierro

I dunno. Maybe it gives her more stability that way.


41 posted on 08/12/2007 8:38:04 PM PDT by Erasmus (My simplifying explanation had the disconcerting side effect of making the subject incomprehensible.)
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To: Jemian; Slings and Arrows

s&a: You just can’t make up stuff like this.

It’s beyond the mind’s ability to conceive that anyone would have even thought of making *ahem* “bikinis” that size.

I hesitate to call them bikinis because of the massive amount of material involved.


42 posted on 08/12/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Candor7

I hope you don’t mind that photo, is my new desktop. :)


43 posted on 08/12/2007 8:41:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Communist China: Walmart's answer to that pesky 13th Amendment.)
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To: ConservativeofColor
Photo Caption:

ReeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEooooooooooorrrrrrrrr!

( Ever try to bath a cat in a bucket LOL. Some of the Chicom girls sort of remind me of that image, fine on the bikini beach in the sun, but in the water? About the same as your kitty.LOL)

Yell "surfs up!", and watch 'em run for their cars!

44 posted on 08/12/2007 8:43:35 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: JoeSixPack1
...I hollered up at Ethel:

DO-ON'T LO-OK ETH-E-L-L

But it 'us t-o-o late.

She'd already got a free shot!!

45 posted on 08/12/2007 8:43:46 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS (with clusters))
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To: Cobra64

OMG.....I’m starting my diet tomorrow.


46 posted on 08/12/2007 8:44:48 PM PDT by TightyRighty
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
No, don't mind.

Bikiniscience.com has a great data base of photos organized internationally, many of which could not be posted here, because of the ZOT!

47 posted on 08/12/2007 8:45:35 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Just another Jihad moment for Muslim terrorists....


48 posted on 08/12/2007 8:48:02 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Candor7
I think she looks more eastern european.

And that's something you never want to see in a bikini.

49 posted on 08/12/2007 8:50:20 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: martin_fierro

LOL, best laugh of the day !


50 posted on 08/12/2007 8:50:58 PM PDT by 1066AD
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