If you're like me, you barely have enough time to brush your teeth, so here are some beauty tips I've run across that freshen your look and help give you a bit of confidence.
Now, if only I learn to take my own advice!
1) Wax your eyebrows.
This doesn't have to cost a fortune. Sally Hansen makes wax sheets that are easy to cut to the shape you want, and there is no heating or messiness.
Re-shaping or just cleaning up the stray hairs in your eyebrows brightens your face and opens up your eyes. It can even, I have found, make your face appear slimmer.
When I have just-waxed eyebrows, I'm ready to walk out the door.
I like thick but well-arched brows. Experiment to find out which is most flattering on you.
2) Use blush.
I've read that the one thing all women need is lipstick. Easy on the go, just a quick smudge can add a "pop" to the entire look that livens up the face.
I disagree. I feel like lipstick on a dull face is harsh-looking.
Whereas beautiful skin can turn an "ugh, I'm just not feelin' pretty" day around like that!
Get something subtle that matches your skin tone. The closer it matches the flush on your cheeks after a brisk walk in the autumn breeze, the better.
Balmy cream blush gives you a healthful glow.
3) Part your hair the other way.
This is one of those tips I've picked up in a magazine.
If you're having a bad hair day and you're overdue for a cut, parting your hair in the opposite direction it usually falls gives an instant change to your appearance. It mimics a trim because the length of your locks fall differently and it disturbs the mold they've grown into.
More affordable than the salon!
4) Spend a few minutes in front of the Eucharist.
Here's a fashion blog I like that addresses the beauty of the whole person.
What do you do when you want to feel pretty?