We all strive to put our best foot forward, but how do you know when you are looking your best? They say you only get one chance to make a good first impression. The impression I want to leave someone with is “Wow, she looks good, so put together! Granted, that is not always the impression that is left. Sometimes, it is more like, “Who was that again?” Lol! This paragraph is supposed to be my chance at making a good first impression for a new reader. How am I doing? HahaWhen I was younger, (much younger) I might have made a good impression straight out of bed. Boy are those days gone. It now takes me a good hour, and sometimes longer, to get the full beauty routine done. I think the older I get, the longer it takes. I can’t for the life of me figure out why. I have been asked to do a beauty and hair tutorial, so I have decided to work on a video showing the process. I think that will be more thorough than trying to take pictures. Until then, I am going to give you some tips on looking your best.
Make sure your hair is styled. This doesn’t mean you have to go to a stylist, though I recommend it, but it means you should always have your hair clean, combed, and coiffed. Please get rid of that dent in the back where you slept. Lol! A new hair style or a change of color, can be an instant boost to your look and attitude. Look through magazines for the latest styles, and ALWAYS take the picture to your stylist. It is difficult to verbally tell your stylist how to cut your hair. What you mean, and what they think you mean, is not always the same. This is my favorite picture of my hair. The products I use on my hair are Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Duo.
Just like the old American Express commercials, “don’t leave home without it.” I am as guilt as the next for thinking, “I’ll just run to the store and right back.” Don’t, don’t, don’t!!! It will never fail that you will run into someone you know, and then you will feel like crap. Work on a 5 minute makeup routine for those moments. My 5 minute routine includes, cc cream – blush – eye liner – mascara – and lip stain. The basic products I am using now are: It Cosmetics CC Cream + Illumination SPF 50 – I use a combination on light and medium, Becca warm honey blush, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in blonde, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Doucce Smudge Proof eye liner, Revelon Super Stay 24 Color Lip Stain (my favorite color at he moment is 521)
For years I never wore lipstick, with the exception of going out on a date. I disliked the fact that you needed to reapply the lipstick every couple of hours. I could not get in that habit. BUT, with lip stains, there is no need to reapply. I put my lip stain on in the morning, and it is still on when I come home at night. Some people don’t like a lip stain because they can be difficult to remove, especially if you change your mind on the color. I have heard that using olive oil will help to remove the stain.
4. Iron Your Clothes
Ugggh! I hate ironing clothes! With that said, taking a few minutes to iron your outfit makes all the difference in the world. Wrinkled clothing just screams, “I’ve given up”, or worse, “I don’t care!” You DO care. You would not be reading my blog if you didn’t care how you look. Since starting this blog, I am having to pay more attention to how I dress. Not only that, but I can see my friends doing the same thing. Yes, I am talking about you Sandy and Bertha. Haha They have always looked nice, but lately they have really stepped up their game. (Look for them to be starring in some fashion posts soon)
This is the icing to the cake. Adding a few special pieces can instantly add the “WOW” factor. You do not have to go overboard with accessories, in fact too many can detract from your look. My normal formula is: earrings, 1 or 2 necklaces (I will change the necklaces out for a scarf on occasion), a bracelet on at least one arm, sometimes both arms, and a watch. I never take off my rings, but will on occasion add an extra one. Other accessories include a purse, shoes, and glasses (readers or sunglasses). You can keep these items low-key, or ramp up the look. Think statement earrings, necklaces, bold bracelets, designer purses, and bright or printed shoes.
Walking out the door, and feeling like you have done everything in your power to look good, is such a confidence builder. Don’t run into your husband’s ex-wife without your makeup on (25 years ago and I still cringe).
Did you notice the 1st outfit of the post. I will be get around to all the details of the outfit in another post. How’s that for a teaser. Hahaha
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