How to Give Yourself a Makeover Within a Month

This topic is not about beauty- it's about being "at peace" with who you are, being the best that you can be and working with what you have. This is your opportunity to stop striving- and to just be. Be... who you were created to be...

Steps

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    Know the truth about beauty. What is beauty? A nonexistent standard placed on us by society. Beauty is in every woman. It's the essence of a woman. Read Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. This book will help you recover from inner issues and understand the heart of a woman.
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    Know you. Then love it. Sit down and see what you like about yourself and what you do not.Remember to love the skin you're in.
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    Detoxify yourself. Go to your local drugstore or health food store for an appropriate program. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and salmon. No sugar, no salt, no caffeine- try your hardest, and try to stay away from flour or fattening carbohydrates. Drink 8 cups of water daily. Breathe 5 deep breaths a day for oxygen increase to the brain and better blood flow. Take multi-vitamin,MSM, calcium, fish oils, biotin, iron, zinc, and evening primrose vitamins as addition to the multi-vitamin for hair, skin, and nails. Do this for 3-6 weeks (continue for health reasons!).
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    Exercise. Do crunches, lunges, squats, lift weights, get a personal trainer, run, ride a bike, belly dance, Pilates, hip hop dance, anything that will get you going 20-30 minutes a day.
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    Rest. Try to sleep 8-10 hours a night if possible.
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    Go to the dentist. Veneers or braces can help with crooked teeth.
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    Whiten your teeth. Regardless of how crooked your teeth are, they can still look nice and bright.
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    Smile a lot. Studies show it makes you more attractive!
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    Flaunt your assets! If you have a nice butt, why not get a nice pair of jeans?! etc...
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    Wear less makeup. Natural looks are more beautiful and more you! Also, you will look younger! Visit a department store for a new look. Always carry a sheer colored lip gloss, a nice foundation, eye liner, and mascara.
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    Go shopping. New clothes = new you. Make a deal with yourself to "pay" yourself monthly!
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    Smell good!! Studies show that fragrance makes you "seem" more beautiful. Have good hygiene and healthy nails. Do your own manicures and pedicures. Purchase a kit at your drugstore.
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    Get your brows done. It will lift your face and make you look younger and more polished.
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    Don't forget to use a lot of lotion to keep you from getting ashy.
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    Get a new 'do. Go to your hairstylist and get a new look.
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    Take care of your skin. Exfoliate 2-3x a week head to toe (do not use the same exfoliator for the body for the face), use Proactiv for blemishes, use a skin brightener or something for discoloration, and use an instant suntan lotion (even if you are African American or dark skinned - it gives you a glow!).
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    Enjoy life. Do what you love, let go of baggage, move on, and do something to better your life- go back to school, invest, etc. Participate in a class- dance, learn Latin, etc. Do your favorite hobby weekly... have time for yourself, so you can be sane when you are taking care of others!

Tips

  • Do this for yourself, not for revenge or to get an ex-boyfriend back! Do it so you can be "at peace" with yourself, so you can be comfortable in your own skin and have one less thing to worry about- your looks! This will give you a chance to have truly live life to the fullest- giving you more confidence and focus on what's important in your life.
  • Be yourself. Don't change your personality, your values, and the things you love to do! Still be the quirky, or crazy person you truly are and love that!
  • If you're pale, stick with it and be proud of it! Apply a bit of blush to your cheekbones and you'll look like a gorgeous angel. Don't try to fool anyone and change your skin tone with self tanners.
  • If you have glasses, try some new frames or contacts.

Warnings

  • Always remember who you really are...not what others think you are!!
  • Don't do anything illegal or against your morals just to be accepted in a group.
  • Do not change who you are! Be yourself always, because when you're not you're unattractive!

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Categories: Looking Good & Makeovers