"I didn't try losing weight right away because I wanted to breast feed. I took my time and ate really well and healthy, and then started getting back in shape five months after I gave birth," Lima told StyleList.
While Lima did work with a trainer, her main form of exercise was a simple past time taken straight from the school playground: jump rope.
"The first time I tried jump roping, I couldn't last past three minutes. But my advice is to not give up. When you're trying to lose weight, doing something is better than nothing. Jump rope for three minutes, and slowly, you will get stronger and be able to do it longer," said Lima.
The 29 year-old looked every bit the part of lingerie cover model this weekend, with half-hooded bedroom eyes lightly smudged in black kohl, and her complexion accented by bronzer. Yet Victoria's Secret makeup artist Polly Osmond says the models she makes up for shoots sometimes do come in with blemishes and broken out skin, like any other woman who has a pesky bad skin day.
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"I don't cake the foundation on in that case -- we actually just rely on the Photoshop to remove a spot here and there. It's much easier to remove a spot than to make a heavily made-up face look subtle and sexy," Osmond told StyleList at the New York event, where she was on call to touch-up models.
We'll have to take Osmond's word on it, as the model faces we saw in addition to Lima -- Chanel Iman, Candice Swanpoel, Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton -- were all sporting an envy-inducing level of flawlessness.
"I wear it from hair to toe," smiled Lima.
It's the most amount of anything we've seen her wear yet.
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