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What Makes You Feel Special?

12 Comments 16 August 2011

High Street retailer Superdrug surveyed over 2,000 women to find out what tactics they use on a daily basis to make themselves feel extra special. The survey was done to celebrate the launch of the new Superdrug false lash collection.

Over half the respondents said a simple spray of their favourite perfume made them feel special. Good news for all those celebrities who’ve launched their own perfumes!


The survey also found that the average single lady spends 38 minutes preparing for a date, but just 10 minutes getting ready for at work. Sounds about right!

The top 20 ways women feel sexy are:

1. Apply favourite perfume
2. Wear a big happy smile
3. Paint nails
4. Get hair coloured or highlighted
5. Spend hours straightening hair
6. Cleavage on show
7. Indulge in a long hot bath
8. Have legs on show
9. Wear a push up bra
10. Pedicure feet
11. Apply heavy eye make up
12. Exercise religiously
13. Spend hours curling hair
14. Wear red lipstick
15. Wear a tight fitting top
16. Waxing from head to toe
17. Apply fake tan
18. Wear false eyelashes
19. Wear a short skirt
20. Put on tons of jewellery

The survey was done to launch Superdrug’s new false lash collection. We tried the Double Volume Edition 40 and used their handy video tutorial as we’re a pair of false lash virgins. The video is really easy to follow and the lashes look a-mazing! Like spiders on our eyes!

We have a pair of Superdrug False Lash Double Volume Edition 40 and Intense Volume Edition 31 to give away to two readers. To win, follow these three steps:

1. Follow us on bloglovin 
2. Subscribe to the Afro Boudoir e-newsletter
3. Tell us, by commenting on this post, what you do to make yourself feel special

Terms & Conditions
Open to all readers until midnight on 16 September 2011
Winners will be picked at random and notified by email
All results will be final and there is no cash alternative

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12 Comments so far

  1. Afro Boudoir says:

    Well done Janinay and Sarah!

  2. Marcella says:

    Painting my nails makes me feel special.


    Following on Bloglovin & subscribed to newsletter.

  3. Marina says:

    Bloglovin: isollea at
    Same for newsletter :)

    When I want to feel special, I just make my husband say something nice to me :P

  4. Ruth says:


    I give myself a full manicure every 2-3 days (I'm a nail polish addict) and I enjoy every minute of it ;-)

    Thanks! xx

  5. Sarah says:

    Bloglovin': Sarah Crawford
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    When I want to feel special, I put on some great clothes, fancy hair and makeup, then go about my day. :)

  6. Katarzyna says:

    Bloglovin' follower
    email subscriber


    To make myself feel special I love to dress up and go shopping :)

  7. Janinay says:

    Bloglovin email: thedamselreads at gmail dot com
    Subscribed to the Afro Boudoir e-newsletter: ninskylabjusip at gmail dot com

    I feel special when I treat myself out in the mall. I put on a bright lippy. :D

    You can contact me at ninmonster at rocketmail dot com

  8. preciouspearl says:

    Bloglovin: preciouspearlmakeup
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    To make myself feel special I get body massage in a spa.

  9. Elena says:

    Follow you via Bloglovin: queen-of-pain /AT/ yandex /DOT/ com
    Subscribed to your blog by emai: queen-of-pain /AT/ yandex /DOT/ com
    To make myself feel special I like to style my hair, paint my nails or do my makeup.

    Thanks for the chance! BTW I have a giveaway on my blog as well! Please check it out and enter

  10. SweetShenanigans says:

    Blog lovin follower
    email subbed
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com
    To make myself feel special, I put on red lipstick. =)

  11. SAUCY | f. | BABY says:


    — I'm now following you via Bloglovin' under: SAUCY | f | BABY

    — I'm now subscribed to your newsletter under: saucy.baby21[at]gmail[dot][com]

    To make myself feel special, I get dolled up. Curl my hair & do my makeup. I love rockin' bright & dark lips (basically anything but nude). I think red lips are so sexy. It's an instant confidence booster. :)

    Thank you for the chance!

    — Nicole

  12. Burcin says:

    1. bloglovin: burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com
    2. newsletter: burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com
    3. I give myself a facial or a manicure and pedicure at home. It's super relaxing :)

    Thank you!

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