The secret to smooth legs (à la Angelina Jolie at the Oscars)

Well well, Angelina caused a right old stir at the Oscars didn’t she? “Right” being the operative word. Wearing a black Versace gown with a thigh-high slit, Angelina flaunted her right leg on the red carpet, giving the paps and the rest of the world a good eyeful.

Angelina Jolie right leg Oscars 2012
Angelina Jolie flaunting her now infamous right leg at the 2012 Oscars (image: justjared)

Indeed, Jolie’s leggy antics have caused an internet sensation; the spoof Twitter account @AngiesRightLeg now has over 44 thousand followers and counting, and her right leg has been photoshopped onto practically every iconic image imaginable (an online trend known as leg-bombing. Love it).

Angelina Jolie really went out on a limb with this dress (yep, I went there). But in all seriousness, as bizzarre and exhibitionistic as her behaviour might have been, you can’t deny that the woman looked good. Emaciated, perhaps, but still good.

Angelina Jolie Oscars 2012
You have to admit... I'm one hell of a face!

Her glossy, tousled hair looked effortlesly chic, her eyes were subtly smokey, her brows feline as always, and her lipstick delivered a brilliant scarlet punch. And in the words of @AngiesRightLeg, you have to admit, it IS one hell of a leg…

5 step guide to perfect pins

Spring is on its way, meaning shorts and skirts will be upon us in no time. So, if you want to steal the show with your legs (plural) here are five steps to achieving silky pins worthy of the red carpet… even if that red carpet is the one covering the floor of your local Wetherspoon’s. Gotta make an effort, innit?

1. Exfoliator

Exfoliating rids your legs of dead skin cells and helps prevent trapped hairs. If you’re after a good exfoliator, I recommend Sanctuary’s Salt Scrub. It contains dead sea salts and Jojoba oil, both of which really help soften the skin. It costs £11.25 per huge 650g tub, and can often be found as part of 3 for 2 deals. Win!

Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Sanctuary Salt Scrub (image: thesanctuary.co.uk)

2. Shaving gel

Using a high quality gel is imperative if you want soft, pimple free legs. My personal fave is Gillette Satin Shave Gel Avocado Twist; it works up a lovely lather to protect your skin from sharp razor blades, plus it only costs £3.25 per 200ml. Total bargs!

Gillette Avocado Twist Shaving Gel
Gillette Avocado Twist Shaving Gel (image: superdrug.com)

3. Razor 

Three obvious rules: be gentle with the razor, don’t expose your skin to water that’s too hot or too cold, and finally use a good, sharp and CLEAN razor (if it’s old and blunt, throw it out!) I personally like Gillette’s Venus Embrace Razor.

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor
Gillette Venus Embrace Razor (image: superdrug.com)

4. Body wash

After shaving you want to avoid aggrivating your skin with any aggressive chemicals. I suggest using Dove Silk Glow Nourishing Body Wash, which is a “luxurious blend of silkening conditioners” that deeply moisturizes your skin. It’s really cheap, too!

Dove Silk Glow Nourishing Body Wash
Dove Silk Glow Nourishing Body Wash (image: superdrug.com)

5. Moisturizer

Whenever I’m preparing to expose my pins, I always apply Glow Lotion by Soap & Glory. This stuff is actually amazing; it has a lush scent, it leaves your legs feeling truly silky, and it gives your skin a glistening shimmer that lasts all night. And the best bit? It only costs £5.50 per 150ml!

Soap and Glory Glow Lotion
Soap and Glory Glow Lotion (image: soapandglory.com)

Follow these five steps and with any luck you’ll end up looking like this… (check out Tellyscope for the top five legbombing pics)

Angelina Jolie legbomb Oscars 2012
Megalolz.
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