Beauty Tips to Beat the Winter Blahs

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I don't know about you, but every year about this time, I get very bored with winter. The spring clothes are coming into stores and the next fall season is about to take over the runways. Thank heavens for beauty. I mean, what else can give you such a pick-me-up in the time of dull winter blahs?

First off, get your hair trimmed (or chopped!) and either a fresh dye job or a clear gloss. Nothing makes me feel as fresh and renewed like a new cut or a shiny coat of brown. My inspiration for my hair color? Rachel Bilson's hair on the cover of Lucky magazine. It's rich and gives me a serious chocolate craving!

Next, give yourself an at home exfoliation for your body and face to slough off that dead winter skin. I love St. Ives Apricot Scrub in Gentle for my dry skin. If you have oily or combination skin, there is an Apricot Scrub for you too. When it comes to a body scrub, I like to make my own out of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and good old granulated sugar. Make sure that your mixture is thick otherwise, the sugar will dissolve.

For a a punch to your winter makeup, try the snowbunny look. Think pastel eyeshadows and thick black lashes. Revlon's spring collection has the Soft on the Eyes palette for $10. For a more more luxe version, try the Bare Escentuals Blendable Eye Collection - Watercolors for $36.

Final winter blah remover? It's inspired by one of my favorite color combinations and it's for your nails! Try painting you fingers a deep purple like OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark and paint a thin red stripe on your left or right ring finger. For the red, I recommend OPI's O'Hare & Nails Look Great! Now you look like you belong in a Miu Miu ad!

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glam sugar said...

Good tips! I was planning on getting my hair that same color in a couple weeks, it's such a gorgeous shade.