Sunday, November 4, 2012

5 Simple yet Stunning Makeovers

I know that many of you miss the Gossip Girl series and all of the twists and turns, well, I do too. I remember how Leighton Meester take a different attack on her sassy wedge boots wearing character Blair Waldorf. In interviews, the 26-year-old star is very grateful of the series that brought her up the Hollywood ranks. But she also knows that endings make way for beautiful beginnings.

To embrace a new chapter in her career, Leighton traded her long luxurious locks for a different look. You can also set off a new start anytime you want to.

Here are 5 simple ways on how you look and feel recharged in an instant:

Tip # 1 Get A New Lip Color

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Have you been wearing the same shade of lipstick for over a year? If you do, then it’s time to shop for a new color. Going bold is the way to go especially if you’ve been with the nudes and pinks for some time. Reds and orange can instantly turn you into an edgy belle. But if you’ve been on team daring for some time, trying on a softer and sweeter feminine look with nudes, pinks and browns can give you a toned down look for a natural feel.

Tip # 2 Chop Chop: Have a Hair Cut

Take it from the Gossip Girl star, changing your hairstyle is one of the easiest ways to effectively flip your look. In an interview, Leighton mentioned about getting enough mileage for her long curly locks through the show which aired for a pretty long time. And now that it’s over, I agree that it’s high time to move away from the Blair Waldorf image because she’s definitely more than that. But you don’t need to snag a lead role in a TV series to change your look ever so often. There are other milestones in your life which you can celebrate by getting a shorter hair or a different cut like graduating from school, getting over an ex and clinching a promotion at work. You never need a gigantic reason to make small but worthy changes.

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Tip # 3 Blond, Brown, Black or Brunette?

Hollywood celebrities love this tip. One moment they’re blond and the next they’re donning darker locks and I probably know why they can’t get enough of changing hair color. Aside from getting a truly noticeable difference in their look, having a new hair color is exciting! Katy Perry and other stars even went as far as putting on out-of-the-ordinary colors like blue, purple and fiery red. Let your inner celebrity shine through by daring for a different color. Maybe then you’ll find out if blondes really do have more fun.

Tip # 4 Let Your Nails Go Bold

Getting your nails done can quickly bring you from common to extraordinary. Modified French Tips and single-toned bold colors are your safest and fastest bets to bringing your nails to life in an instant. If you have more time to spend for this project, there are tons of DIY nail art tutorials online that are easy to follow.

Tip # 5 Go With the Trend: Revamp Your Wardrobe

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I know for a fact that many budget-conscious ladies are scared of the doing a closet overhaul mainly because it will cost a lot of money. News Flash! Getting the latest trends and looks need not be expensive. There are tons of blogs and instructional videos online that offer step-by-step makeover ideas for every piece of clothing you have. Repurpose your tops, pants, scarves and shoes to make them fully functional and attractive.

In getting a new look, the bottom line is you just have to be ready to try new and better ways to do things differently.


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