One Week Makeover: Look Great in Just 7 Days
Are you bored with your style? Are you looking to enhance your already amazing features? Do you have an important date coming up or an event that requires you to look your best? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. Below are 7 tips in 7 days to give you the makeover that you need. Hopefully at the end of this week you will feel really great about yourself and exude confidence and happiness!
Day 1: Whiten Your Teeth
Your smile is is very important. Some people would suggest that it is the most important part of your appearance. Having dark or discolored teeth can dramatically age you. Some reasons that your teeth might not be at their whitest is:
- Smoking. Cigarettes contain tar and nicotine which lead to yellow and brown stains on your teeth.
- Coffee or tea. When you drink something with dark pigments, they can become lodged in the pits and ridges of your teeth which causes the brown and yellow color.
- Wine. The acidity of wine wears out your enamel which causes the dentin (the yellow part of the teeth) to show. Having red wine will lead to dark stains as well.
To whiten your teeth, go buy whitening strips from your local drug store. I use Crest Whitestrips. Whitening strips are a cheaper and faster way than getting your teeth professionally done. Each kit comes with strips that cover your top row and bottom row of teeth. You leave it on for about 30 minutes to an hour. Once you take them off, your teeth will look whiter.To see a more drastic difference, use the strips every other day for a week. By the end of the week, you should have a sparkling new smile!
Day 2: Shape Your Eyebrows
Over the past few years, the importance of shaped eyebrows has grown. Well groomed eyebrows is important because they frame your eyes. Having the right eyebrow shape can make you look more feminine, less tired and give you a subtle but modern change. To give your eyebrows a much needed makeover, go to a salon to get them waxed or go have them threaded. Once they are the shape that you like, invest in a good eyebrow pencil or gel. This will enhance the brows that you have and help to maintain that perfect eyebrow shape!
Day 3: Lengthen Your Lashes
Having long, beautiful eyelashes makes you look more feminine and will make your eyes pop. Longer lashes also tend to make you look more youthful and who doesn't want that? While there are hundreds of mascaras on the market and false lashes that you can buy, if you would like something a little more permanent, try getting eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are used to enhance thickness, length and curliness. The process itself only takes about 30 minutes to an hour but can last for about 3 to 4 weeks. Everyone will comment on your beautiful eyes.
Day 4: Get a Tan
Having a nice tan makes you appear healthier, more vibrant and even thinner. Many studies have found that men and women with a tanner complexion are rated as much more attractive than those who are pale. To get tanner skin you can of course go to tanning beds or use gradual tanners but a quicker and healthier way is to get a spray tan. One benefit of spray tanning is that the results are instant. There is no need for you to stay in the sun for long hours and risk getting skin cancer. When you go to get it professionally done, you can pick the perfect shade for you. You can even start with a lighter color if you are worried about it being too drastic. Go get a spray tan and have beautiful glowing skin!
Day 5: Change Your Hair
Changing your hair is a great way to makeover your look. Whether you get a cut or color, or even both, your new look is sure to be noticed. If you are considering changing your hair color decide if you want highlights, low-lights, ombre or all over cover. You can get on Pinterest and find lots of ideas for hair color that will look great with your skin tone.
If you are looking to change your hairstyle you could try adding layers to make your hair thicker, cut your bangs for an edgier look or even get extensions for added length and volume to give you the sexy look that you desire.
Day 6: Upgrade Your Style
You can't have a makeover without a change of clothes! If you are trying to improve your appearance for a certain event or if you're just looking for a change, a change of style will make a world of difference. You don't need to change everything about yourself to feel beautiful. You should still stay true to yourself and your style but making a few tweaks in your closet can make you feel like a whole new person. Some examples of some changes that you can make are:
- If you always wear black or neutral colors, try adding some color to your wardrobe.
- If you're a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl but are looking to feel a little more feminine, try wearing a dress or skirt from time to time. If that's not your style, just add more feminine touches to your outfit like lace, sparkly jewelry, bright colors. Anything that will make you feel more beautiful while still also being comfortable.
- Maybe you like your style as it is but just want to enhance it. Find some nice statement jewelry like a bold, chunky necklace or long colorful earrings. Try switching to heels every once in a while to make you feel more dressed up and confident.
Day 7: Adjust Your Attitude
While this may seem like a cheesy tip, it really is an important one. What's the point of a whole new look if you don't look and feel confident? If you want people to really see a change in you, it starts from within. Be kind, be happy, smile, stand up straight and make eye contact. Always stay true to yourself and who you really are as a person. You do not have to act like someone else to be beautiful. Find your strengths, what makes you beautiful inside and out and learn to enhance those qualities.
© 2018 Sarah Spradlin