Makeovers and makeunders I know far to well.
Many of my gal pals have come to me in search of advice on how to create a new look.
Reinventing your exterior takes a lot more effort than chopping off those long locks and buying a new wardrobe.
Before you head off on that shopping spree or trip to the salon, I have a few questions to run by ya!
Why the sudden need to revamp your appearance?
Are you feeling a little blue?
Is your self confidence in the toilet?
Did some asshole deflate your self esteem?
Trying to impress an ex?
Are you bored?
Stop right there!
Your motivation for a makeover should come from a good place. You never want to do something drastic to the way you look when your mind is in a funky spot.
Change is a beautiful thing, just make sure your transformation is on your terms and nobody else’s.
Whatever your motivation is for your makeover, take a look at these helpful tips to guide you through the process.
#1.) Don’t cut bangs if you just went through a break-up. It is not your hairs fault that your ex-boyfriend is a loser. Cut out some inspirational ideas from a magazine and show them to your stylist before making the chop.
#2.) Don’t feel like you have to do something radical. A makeover does not need to be so extreme.
#3.) Highlight your natural features instead of trying to force a high maintenance style.
#4.) Go through your closet and throw away anything that you have not worn in over a year. You may even find some old treasures!
#5.) When shopping for new clothes, look for classic cuts and colors. What is trendy this minute may be out the next.
#6.) Invest in a sexy, yet universal pair of jeans. You will be amazed how much use you will get out of them.
#7.) Don’t forget to visit the dentist and whiten your teeth. Your smile is one of your very best accessories.
#8.) Retail therapy is only temporary so don’t damage your wallet while trying to solve your problems.
#9.) Try out a new makeup line, the smallest change can make the biggest difference.
#10.) Start a weekly exercise routine, those happy endorphins could be the answer to your makeover needs.
#11.) Don’t doubt yourself, have fun experimenting with your new look!
#12.) Remember that the more comfortable you feel in your own skin, the happier you will be when you look in the mirror.
#13.) Be inspired by strong women like Sophia Loren!
The Other Hubby