I met my Husband in Sydney and 180 days later, we got married!  What was the secret?  A successful first date!  First dates are nerve-racking – you want to look your best to impress.  So here are 8 beauty tips for the first date :-

1.  You had me at…Hello Hairy??!!

You don’t want to be making out when he lifts up your top to find hairy armpits staring back at him!  If you are going to wax, please make sure to do this a few days before your date to allow your skin to settle down.

(Ling says – I defuzz unwanted body hairs with this Schick razor.  It has my Husband’s stamp of approval!!)

2.  Let it linger with the right lingerie

Don’t wear your greying granny pants!  You may have a “No sleeping with the guy on a first date” rule, so there may be no chance that he will see your undies, but wear something that doesn’t make you feel like a granny!

Also, if you are like me and have flat pancakes as boobies, you may be tempted to stuff your push-up bra with chicken fillets – but please remember, that a guy should like you for you and not because of how big your boobs are.  And think how disappointed he will be once he does get to see you naked and realise that you faked it with all that padding.

(Ling says – I didn’t sleep with my Husband till we got married…and he has never seen me in sexy lingerie before because I like greying granny pants…and erm, I wore padded push-up bras all the time so yeah, I am sure he feels a tad cheated!!  LOL!)

3.  You are what you wear

I am most comfortable in my PJs but no, of course I won’t wear that on a first date.  But I know that I won’t wear 6-inch heels because although I will look leggy like Gisele, I will most likely trip and fall as I do not wear heels usually.  Wear something that accentuates your figure.

(Ling says – Do as I say, not as I do – I like to throw on random items of clothing and I just end up looking trashy and clashy!)

4.  Skin saver

I have desert-dry skin so to ensure my skin is in tip-top condition and glowing, I will exfoliate, pile on the face masks and hydrate skin with my miracle HG skin products.  If you do breakout with a stress zit, do NOT pick at it and apply whitening toothpaste to calm the redness.

(Ling says – My favourite exfoliator is by Alpha-H and BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is my new miracle skincare product.  For concealing zits, I like to use Shu Uemura.)

5.  Make-up or break-up?

If you are a radiant natural beauty with no need for make-up, I hate you  you are blessed.  I need make-up to hide my flaws and enhance my features.  The “no make-up” make-up look seems to go down a treat.

(Ling says – Please don’t try “something different” for your first date.  I tried something different and scared my postman!!)

6.  To fake or not to fake?

This can apply to fake eyelashes, fake nails and fake tan.  If you are accustomed to faking it, go ahead.  But if you’re feeling slightly uneasy, don’t do it!

For example, if you wear fake lashes once in a blue moon, then it may not be the best idea to wear it on a first date.  What if your lash glue fails you?  He might think you have a spider in your soup when it’s just because your faux lashes decided to take a swim!

(Ling says – My Revlon lash glue has never failed me and ARDELL lashes are the best!)

7.  Smell like you’re winning

Avoid dousing yourself in perfume, but go for something light and refreshing.

(Ling says – Going on a date can be sweat-inducing.  Choose a deodorant that is suitable to your needs.)

8.  Take my (bad) breath away

Don’t knock out your date with halitosis.  If you haven’t had a dental check-up, do it ASAP.  Tooth decay or gum disease can make your breath stink.  I do not recommend mouthwashes as some can dry your mouth out, making it smell even worse.  Brush your teeth well and don’t forget to brush your tongue, and you must floss!  As a last resort, pop in some sugar-free mints before going in for a kiss!

(Ling says – I’m a dentist so I know what I’m talking about!  You think your teeth are clean?  Think again.  Use this baby and check out all the dirt.  How do you know if your breath stinks?  After flossing, smell the piece of floss…and be prepared to recoil in disgust!)


The Bottom Line

The first date is always a big event for both parties.  It’s important to make an effort but it’s also important to relax and enjoy yourself.  If it works out, great.  If it doesn’t, then look forward to your next first date with someone else.

Hopefully, all these tips have been helpful and if you have any other tips to add, please share them by leaving a comment.

18 Comments on 8 Beauty Tips For The First Date

  1. G A B Y
    26/07/2011 at 1:12 pm (6 years ago)

    What an amazing post, it made me laugh so hard! Thanks for it! Please keep them coming, you made my day =D

  2. Lilpil
    26/07/2011 at 1:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi me giggling at the first 2 tips 🙂

    Definitely dress up for the right occasion whatever the date may be helps as well.

    • Ling Tung
      26/07/2011 at 6:20 pm (6 years ago)

      @Lilpil, I was giggling writing it.

      Definitely helps to put in some effort to dress up, right?

  3. Ik
    26/07/2011 at 3:24 pm (6 years ago)

    Ling! You are so funnnyyy! OMG! I died laughing but an amazing post, this! 🙂
    Smell floss…ewwwww

    • Ling Tung
      26/07/2011 at 6:21 pm (6 years ago)

      @Ik, Thanks lovely!! You’re so sweet 🙂

      And yes, used floss stinks so much!!!

  4. Michelle
    26/07/2011 at 4:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Haha, great post! Definitely some awesome tips 😀

  5. Adeline Er
    26/07/2011 at 10:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Awesome post Ling!!!! 🙂

  6. Talia Tuckerton
    21/12/2011 at 10:19 am (6 years ago)

    LMAO – this is awesome. I probably spend waaay too much time on my nails before a first date [or any date for that matter], and could be neglecting a couple of other very relevant areas as you point out above 🙂

    When I’m not laughing at other’s observations, I’m engaging in my fanatic passion around nails – recently with nail designs using sticker art!

    Talia

    • Ling
      21/12/2011 at 1:03 pm (6 years ago)

      @Talia Tuckerton, LOL, thanks for the comment Talia. I tend to neglect my nails…my cuticles are screaming for help LOL

  7. Maree
    09/05/2012 at 11:32 am (5 years ago)

    Great post! Made me giggle ^_^

    • Ling
      09/05/2012 at 9:59 pm (5 years ago)

      @Maree, Hehe, thanks. I had a good giggle writing it 🙂

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