You don’t need a personal stylist or expensive weekly facials to keep up with your appearance! Instead, why not try giving yourself a makeover that’s much more affordable? A transformative makeover (and not just beauty treatments!) has a lot of power- when you feel and look confident, you actually become so! Keep reading for how to give yourself an affordable (and super easy!) makeover!
Get a new hairdo
Your hair is your best accessory. An outdated hairstyle with a dull colour can really age you and drag down your appearance. Consult a professional on this one and play with different potential styles/colours and see what suits you best! There are even apps you can use that allow you to digitally change your hair and see what might look good.
Clean out your closet
Clothes can be a huge source of mental anguish for women. They can become a constant reminder of your old self, a smaller size, ill-fitting or unflattering styles, impulse buys, etc. Do a deep cleanse of your closet and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit and flatter, and what doesn’t make you feel amazing! Remember, you can always alter expensive items to fit better, so keep those!
Ramp-up your makeup routine
Perhaps your makeup routine (or lack thereof), is in need of a change! If you currently don’t wear any, wish to, but are anxious about where to begin, visit a beauty counter and ask for a free consultation! Makeup doesn’t need to be extravagant to serve its purpose, which is to highlight and exaggerate your natural beauty.
Get the correct bra size
You’d never think the right undergarments can make or break an outfit, but they really do! Your bra may be the reason your clothes don’t look or fit right. Go get fitted for your perfect size and form for your body ASAP!
Notice your body language
When you walk into a room, do you look at the floor, have slumped shoulders, and avoid eye contact? Your body language speaks a lot louder than words! To avoid giving away how uncomfortable you are (which is hard to really change), look the part and focus on your body language! Even if you don’t feel confident, you can show it with your body, which is extremely transformative!
Poor posture not only harms your spinal alignment, but it reveals a lack of confidence and does nothing for your appearance. Fortunately, it can be corrected with practice and diligence! It’s hard if you have a desk job or are constantly sitting slumped over at a desk. Practice sitting up straight, pinching your shoulder blades back and down, and walking the same way!
Look the part
You’ve probably heard the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It pertains to all of life, actually! Get up, shower, make an effort to look good, and put on a great outfit! Looking great will make you feel great, too. And it isn’t about vanity or being superficial! Every woman wants to feel good about how they look, and when that happens, your inner strengths come out, too.
By Damilola Faustino
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