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Community Conversation => Crossdresser talk => Topic started by: CaelaNotKayla on October 29, 2020, 01:25:58 pm

Title: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on October 29, 2020, 01:25:58 pm
Hey gals-  I didn't see a recent thread for this, so I thought I'd start one up!

As I've continued my journey- I've found things that seem insurmountable that I've had to workaround that would be almost trivial if you have a partner to help with.  This thread is to share tips and tricks between single MTFs (and MTFs in relationships where their partner just can't help).  Any tip, no matter how larger or small- or even if it something that you've moved on from- may help someone struggling!!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on October 29, 2020, 01:27:34 pm
So I'll kick it off with dress zipper pulls!  I always had to zip up my wife's dresses for her- but it's not something that I have the arm reach for on my own dresses.  Online I read about making a zipper pull with a safety pin and a length of ribbon- which didn't work for me as the safety pin always seemed to get sprung open while pulling. So my answer was to use a snap swivel from my fishing kit- I figured if it could keep a trout on without springing open it should be fine for a zipper!  It's quick, easy and works every time!

Hugs!

Caela

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Title: Re: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 29, 2020, 01:44:21 pm
@CaelaNotKayla
Dear Caela:
What a wonderful idea start a thread for Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
I will be eagerly looking for yours and other members reply comments and I just may post a few of my own
Tips and Tricks.

Thank you for starting this thread and topic.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 29, 2020, 03:41:44 pm
So I'll kick it off with dress zipper pulls!  I always had to zip up my wife's dresses for her- but it's not something that I have the arm reach for on my own dresses.  Online I read about making a zipper pull with a safety pin and a length of ribbon- which didn't work for me as the safety pin always seemed to get sprung open while pulling. So my answer was to use a snap swivel from my fishing kit- I figured if it could keep a trout on without springing open it should be fine for a zipper!  It's quick, easy and works every time!

Hugs!

Caela

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Caela,

Interesting device, that is!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on October 29, 2020, 04:36:40 pm
@ChrissyRyan
@Northern Star Girl

Thanks Chrissy and Danielle!

Another one for the thread-  When I was just starting I didn't have anyone else to paint my nails- even the nail shops were shut down due to COVID... So I taught myself!  At first I had no control over the brush- and I got nail polish everywhere on my cuticles.  Online I read about using petroleum jelly to mask your nail, and while that worked I would get petroleum jelly everywhere else on my fingers- and sooner or later on top of the nail too.  A petrolatum-based chapstick worked just as well, and was much easier to apply.  I used one by "Burt's Bees" that had a nice pomegranate scent.  Just use the chapstick on your cuticles, making sure not to get any on your nail.  Paint your nails and let dry. Once they're dry, wipe the chapstick off, and any overpaint will come with it!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: Tips and Tricks for the single MTF
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 29, 2020, 08:00:15 pm
@ChrissyRyan
@Northern Star Girl

Thanks Chrissy and Danielle!

Another one for the thread-  When I was just starting I didn't have anyone else to paint my nails- even the nail shops were shut down due to COVID... So I taught myself!  At first I had no control over the brush- and I got nail polish everywhere on my cuticles.  Online I read about using petroleum jelly to mask your nail, and while that worked I would get petroleum jelly everywhere else on my fingers- and sooner or later on top of the nail too.  A petrolatum-based chapstick worked just as well, and was much easier to apply.  I used one by "Burt's Bees" that had a nice pomegranate scent.  Just use the chapstick on your cuticles, making sure not to get any on your nail.  Paint your nails and let dry. Once they're dry, wipe the chapstick off, and any overpaint will come with it!

Hugs!

Caela


That is a good tip.

Chrissy