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What Makes You Feel Sexy?

 
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Are you looking for a way to exude sexiness but get uncomfortable in sexy clothes? Try a new approach – the sexiness makeover from the inside out.

Oprah online did a piece called "Hello, Sexy!"

Well, “Hello back at you!” I thought as I read the article. “You must be reading my blog because I am so about getting the sexy on.”

In fact, I think about it only 50,000 times a day. And gosh darn here I go again.

The Oprah series showed some spectacular before and after sexy makeovers. You look at the before shot of one woman who says she “lost her sexy.” And, I hate to say it but it’s true. She looks like a zombie mom in her before shot, dressed in Adidas sweats (the original ones, from the 70’s), and a t-shirt that fits like a muumuu.

Oprah says, "We've done enough shows over the years to know that when a woman shuts down her sensual side, she loses a vital and powerful part of herself." There’s no question that this woman has lost more than her sexy – she’s lost her self, her identity, her style, her spark plugs, and her smile.

But then, here comes the after shot, preceded, of course, by a creative director, a beauty director, a celebrity stylist, a hairstylist to the stars, a makeup artist, and eyebrow expert.

Suddenly zombie mom looks like she wouldn’t be caught dead in anything less than D&G, Jimmy Choo, and at least enough hair product to shellac her three adorable Corgies.

Yes, I’m gearing up for a mini-rant here. Though I love and endlessly adore Oprah, I’m a little riled by this piece.

I know Oprah knows better than to ever mislead by suggesting sexy is just a matter of expensive stuff to buy and apply. She knows it’s attitude, too, according to an article that notes, “Sexiness is more about attitude than clothing, so wipe your mind of any age bias and think young.”

It’s the “think young” that gets me. I’m done with thinking young; I’ve entered the “think me” phase of my life. And those outrageous makeovers – is that’s what’s required to look sexy these days?

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