As part of one of our challenges during my Cleo Guest Editor stint, we had to pose questions and answer them ourselves.
All five of us had to have questions from beauty, fashion, sex & men, health and career. I won this challenge and had the chance to do a video segment for CLEO.
Here's my questions for Ask CLEO! I had lots of fun doing them.. perhaps I should consider doing more of these in future... If you have any questions, leave them down and perhaps I'll answer them if I can. 😉
Q: I’ve always wanted to try eyeliner but there are so many different types! What would you recommend for an eyeliner newbie like me? HELP! – Sophia, 18
A: Eyeliners are an important part of makeup. It helps define the eyes, making them more prominent and help enhances one’s looks. There are many different kind of eyeliners, the more common ones being pencil, liquid and gel eyeliners and each of them have their own strong points.
A pencil eyeliner is simple to use and easy to control whereas a liquid liner would help create a more dramatic look but would require a lot of practice and a steady hand. A gel eyeliner is easy to apply and is good for smokey eyes. For beginners, try using a pencil or a gel liner till you have mastered the art of lining.
Q: I’ve got a wedding dinner to attend after work next week. Could you recommend me an outfit that I can use from day to night? – Pamela, 25
A: There are many different versatile outfits that you can consider wearing. You can consider wearing a wrap dress as it will be sophisticated for both work and the wedding dinner. However, if you were thinking of going in a dressier outfit, try wearing a tube or sleeveless dress coupled with a smart cropped jacket for work and then later remove the jacket and let your hair down for dinner. Do not forget to accessorise!
Sex & Men
Q: My man is too aggressive in bed, how do I slow him down without spoiling the mood? – Sandra, 22
A: One of the mistakes made during sex is being too aggressive. Granted that some couples may feel the excitement with fierce sex but not everyone feels the same way. Here are a few tips and tricks you can consider to tame your tiger.
The soft approach: Slow and steady
Instead of rushing things, take it slow instead. Tell your man that you’ll like to try something different, light up some candles, give him an oil massage and just take your time. Let him know that taking it slow does help with making sex last longer and is more enjoyable. Remember that you have all of the time in the world.
The hard approach: Teaching him a few lessons
If telling him doesn’t make him listen, how about being in control? Dress up in a hot teacher outfit and have a little sexy role play. Drum into him that you are to be worshipped and treated with utmost care and if he is still too aggressive, the wooden ruler is there for a reason. Most men have a fantasy about teachers and being tamed, and perhaps this might be the time to spank some sense into him.
Q: I have been snoring for ages and it’s embarrassing! What can I do to stop snoring? – Alessa, 23
A: Snoring is actually more common than you think. Take heart in the fact that you are not the only musician in this symphony. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, 50 percent of adults snore from time to time. Snoring can occur from numerous reasons: Allergies, nasal congestions and sleeping positions. Try sleeping on your side as sleeping on your back causes snoring due to the fact that gravity pulls the tongue down to the back of the mouth and limits the air passageway. Other suggestions would be to limit the intake of alcohol and clear your nasal passages.
If you snore due to the fact that you always suffer from allergies, sinus, colds and asthma, try using Breathe Right. They help open up your nasal passages which help to relieve nasal congestions. Breathe Right is available in all Watsons and Guardian Pharmacies.
Q: My boss has been asking me out for drinks after work to discuss about work constantly. How do I maintain a professional working relationship without crossing the line? – Crystal, 26
A: While going out with your boss after work to a pub to discuss about work may seem like an innocent thing, it may set some tongues wagging in the office. Gossip may damage your professional image and may even end up in disastrous results. Try maintaining a professional relationship by reducing the number of after work meetings and if you really can’t avoid after work meetings, try suggesting holding the meetings at the office especially if it is just the two of you.
And if you’ve done everything but are still unable to change the venue, do watch your alcohol intake. Do consider the effects of drinking too much; you might lose your inhibitions or say something you may regret. Keep a clear head by limiting the amount you’re drinking or if possible, order a mocktail instead.