Do you ever have those days where you just feel plain old BLAH?
You know..those days where you just want to throw your hair up, wear no makeup, baggy clothes, and stuff your face with every single toxic food you can get your hands on?
Well, STOP right now!
When you are feeling down these are some of the worst things you can do to yourself. It is complete and utter self sabotage (I am speaking from experience here-can you tell?!?)
Sometimes you just need a little boost. And here are some things that always make me feel a little more girly, a little prettier, and a little more confident. Here we go!
1.) GET A MANI/PEDI. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT, A QUICK FRESH COAT OF NAIL POLISH ON YOUR NAILS AND TOOTSIES WILL DO THE JOB!
I always, always feel way better after a mani/pedi. I feel clean, and polished and nice and girly!
2.) PUT ON YOUR FAVOURITE SHADE OF LIPSTICK, A TOUCH OF MASCARA AND A SWEEP OF BRONZER TO GIVE YOURSELF THAT HEALTHY GLOW.
These products have to be my go to beauty essentials. The wonders of bronzers, mascara and a great lipstick shade can do wonders for your complexion and give you that glow from within look-no matter how dull you feel inside!
3. CURL YOUR HAIR INTO BIG LOOSE WAVES. OR IF YOU HAVE TIME, FRESHLY WASH ND BLOW DRY YOUR HAIR SMOOTH.
A sleek, bouncy hairstyle can add a little pep to your step. Seriously, bedhead never made anybody feel better…
4. EXFOLIATE YOUR ENTIRE BODY, SHAVE YOUR LEGS AND MOISTURIZE WITH A THICK LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER.
There is something about getting rid of the dead skin cells and having smooth touchable skin. Choose your favourite scented body butter to give your senses a boost.
5. PUT ON A GREAT OUTFIT (YOU KNOW, THAT GO TO OUTFIT THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT.) ADD A PAIR OF HEELS.
Heels always fit…and you must have a favourite pair, I know I do! A great outfit can make you feel like a new person. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something that makes you feel pretty and confident.
6. SPRITZ YOURSELF WITH YOUR FAVOURITE PERFUME.
Perfume is usually associated with getting ready for a special event or night out, so a quick spritz can help reignite those feelings of positivity instantly.
7. SWEAT IT OUT! GET A QUICK 15 MINUTE WORKOUT IN AND REAP THE MANY BENEFITS!
What can I say, this is my FAVOURITE option. I LOVE exercise. Any and all forms of it. Even if you don’t love it while you’re doing it (which btw you should be doing exercise that you love) there is no doubt you will feel amazing afterward. Sweat it out!!!
8. TWEEZE THOSE BROWS! DON’T GET ALL TWEEZER HAPPY, BUT A LITTLE CLEANUP CAN GO A LONG WAY! FILL IN THE SPARSE AREAS WITH YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT.
Brows that are out of control and growing in places where they are not meant to be can just make you feel gross. Clean up your brows and it will instantly make you feel cleaner, fresher and frame your eye area.
9. PUT ON YOUR FAVOURITE SET OF BRA AND PANTIES ON UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES. IT GIVES AN INSTANT LITTLE BOOST KNOWING THEY’RE UNDER THERE.
Seriously, this works. I know when I feel crappy I want to reach for my old faithfuls like the worn out bra and the comfy undies. But why can’t you have comfort AND look good? A cute or sexy set really does give you a boost!
10. DRINK A LARGE GLASS OF LEMON WATER (EITHER ROOM TEMPERATURE OR WARM) WITH A GIANT HEALTHY SALAD.
You will feel better putting this into your body and not have to worry about the guilt. Your body will be satisfied and it will help beat the bloat! You will feel more energized versus sluggish from sugar or refined carbs. Choose the greens!
You will be surprised what a little lipstick can do for your well being. Please don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all about the physical appearance! Although sometimes, when you polish yourself on the outside, it can give you that extra push to take steps to heal yourself inside. Win-Win if you ask me!
These are the things that make me feel better personally that I have have been my go to’s forever. You don’t have to do them all at once. Even just one from the list can give you a huge boost.
I hope this brings a little sunshine to a day where you are feeling a little down!
3 thoughts on “10 Simple Steps to Feel Pretty Right Now”
Reblogged this on sleeplydreaming and commented:
As someone recently having fallen down the dark hole of depression, I have to say she has some great ideas here. If you’re down here in the dusty dungeon with me, take a peek and see if there’s something that shines a little brighter for you here. I think sometimes we just forget some of the basic lovely things we can do that just feel good. Xoxo
The exercise option works well for me (I am not very girly unfortunately for my husband, lol). The days that I really have to force myself to workout because I simply would rather do anything else are always the days I have the most sense of accomplishment.
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Good girl! 🙂