It’s great to work on our inner self, spirituality and well-being. Healthy eating and training are already a must, but what about beauty? A nice body will take you far as well as the way you dress, but what about the details that can make or break your entire elegant look?
Stepping up a notch in the beauty department should therefore also be part of your transformation. There is always room for improvement!
Here are 5 things you can start working on…
1. Improve our eyebrows
You can’t get perfect eyebrows by painting them on your face. 3D eyebrows á la Instagram are not classy because they end up looking too much.
You should aim to have beautiful eyebrows that don’t need any makeup on them!
The strategy? Careful grooming, coloring, threading and microblading if necessary. Preferably in consultation with a professional if the budget approves. Otherwise, I still believe you can create miracles in your spa at home, if you’re careful, have good taste and stay attentive to the details. Try watching some tutorials online too.
2. Embrace natural eyelashes
I have not taken a break from my eyelash extensions for years, and I know other abusers of extensions and fake lashes because there are many of us! It’s so easy to get hooked on the full, glamorous look. That’s the case for me! I don’t even remember what my natural eyes look like.
I see more and more elegant ladies who go for au natural eyes, and it looks so good!
I think it’s important to embrace what we have naturally. Oftentimes, it looks just as good but it will require good eyebrows and skin to complete the look.
3. Learn some new makeup techniques
Not everything has to be plain and natural to be classy. Makeup is fun when it’s done tastefully, and for evenings it’s exciting to experiment with different looks. But it’s hard to do so unless you’re a beauty blogger or a pro. Us ordinary ladies have a routine or two we do over and over again, with a change of lipstick color when we want to spice it up a bit. Boring, right?
The truth is, it’s hard to give yourself a new look when you don’t know how to apply it or where to start.
Watching some Youtube videos on this topic or getting help from a pro is best! We’re spoiled by having everything we need to know available to us online. The only investment required is a little bit of time. The rest is up to practice!
4. Get better hair
Did you know that you need to use brushes that are compatible with your hair type? I never knew my fine hair should have a very soft and gentle brush in order not to break the strands. But there are so many things to think about if you want to get healthy and shiny hair!
Daily brushing, especially on wet hair, is so damaging. It should always be done delicately and with softer brushes.
Also, cutting down on coloring, blow dries, and using heat in general will help a lot. There really are many classy haircuts and hairstyles for ladies out there.
Don’t add a lot of stress to your hair, protect it from anything that may hurt it so it will stay in great shape as long as possible. If you start now, your future self will have loads to thank you for!
5. Get flawless skin
We’re not getting any younger and the time is NOW to think of the future of your skin.
Sleep, diet and hydration will help your skin tremendously. When you live a stress-free healthy lifestyle, you give a chance for the skin cells to regenerate optimally. People who adopt a plant-based diet see positive changes in their skin. They look younger! Try improving your lifestyle and attempt to better your life in general.
We prefer to invest loads of money on treatments and creams that we’re not even sure works, but we ignore the pure basics.
We ignore everything that has got a direct connection to our skin. We think targeting it from outside will work better than curing the root of the problem. The irony in this is that the treatments won’t do the job, but the basics will!
We must become healthier! I will post more and more about healthy living because it’s so connected to our beauty and well-being! You can’t be an elegant lady if you live like a slob! It’s not classy or elegant.
Beauty is what us females are blessed with, and there is so much we can do with it.
Anyone can become beautiful when they take care of what they’ve got. Anyone can improve their looks with good taste
Meli Melo says
Great post! Thanks Anna and Happy New Year!
Anna Bey says
Thank you! Happy New Year! 😀
Great post. I especially love the natural eyelashes look… I got in to the habit of never leaving the house without a pair of falsies on over the last year and my makeup is always on the heavier side. But recently, I’ve gotten kind of sick of it and want to wear more natural/barefaced looks everyday. It’s difficult to know where to start though… maybe by ditching the falsies 🙂
I’d love to read a post analysing the jetset babes makeup habits/routines!
Happy new year Anna! 🎉
Anna Bey says
Thank you! <3 I will put that on my to write list! 😀
Great post! I am totally jumping in the hair wagon, even though I can’t give up hair dye I have got very strict with the rest (products I use, no heat, special brush,…), I started a few months ago so I guess it’s too early to see dramatic results but I can’t wait to see how it goes!
Anna Bey says
I have the same thing.. I need my highlights, can’t live without it!
You’re back!! I must say I missed your blog 🙂 looking forward to reading! Kisses from Hong Kong xx
Anna Bey says
Thank you Jackie! I’m so happy to be back! Welcome back! <3
Love the natural eyelashes look! It gives a very fresh appearance and makes one look younger,and also allows to be much more playful with the rest of make-up (highlighter,blusher/bronzer,lipstick) without looking too dolled-up during daytime.
I’ve tried false eyelashes once and thought i looked ridiculous! I am a big fan of eyelash lenghening serums like revitalash or revitacils (by vitry, cheaper but just as effective), which give a nice natural lengh. Could you one day do a post on different ways to beautify with cosmetic procedures? Like PRP, mesotherapy, peels ect? I’d be interested in knowing whats out there and what works. Thanks!
I used to be a mascara fanatic. The truth is wearing mascara everyday and also fake lashes all the time can be very damaging and can easily make your lashes thin and fall out. When I started using castor oil, my lashes almost instantly started becoming thicker, fuller, and longer. I kept up with using castor oil on my lashes for a few months every night before bed…
After that, my lashes were in the BEST condition you could imagine. In the mornings, all I had to do was curl my lashes and they were thick and long without any makeup. Wearing them natural was like a dream come true to not have to put mascara or fake lashes on at all and get the same results!
Here’s my tip: Vaseline comes in a very small pot that can be used as lip balm. I use that small vaseline pot and mix in castor oil then stir them together until I have a paste. I do this because oil alone is very thin and dripping and can be messy on your lashes alone so mixing with vaseline gives you a thicker paste that is easier to apply with the benefits of castor oil.
Every night before bed use a spooly, q-tip, or even your fingertips and apply all over your lashes. Rinse it off in the morning in the shower or when you wash your face. Be consistent and you will learn to absolutely LOVE your natural lashes!