Let’s face it: looks matter. Looking our best translates into feeling our best, and helps ensure us the best possible first impression when we go on a date, an interview, etc. There’s something about our put-together look after we take the time to get ready that gives us an extraordinary boost of confidence. Here are 8 beauty tips you may not have thought of yet, that will definitely give your beauty game an edge and your confidence a boost:

 

1. Give Your Little Black Dress an Advantage

Most women have a sexy little black dress that looks absolutely perfect on them, but it’s common to forget how key a pop of color is – no matter what season we’re in. If you end up deciding to wear your perfect LBD, give it a few pops of color through fun and trendy accessories. Try wearing hot pink shoes with your LBD, or a bright turquoise pendant.

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 5.15.28 PMBlack Luster Pencil Dress, Photo Credit: Studio 15

2. Get Glowing Skin

Now that the sun is fading away, does that mean your skin will no longer have that beautiful sun-kissed glow? Good news: your skin can still maintain that dewy glow in the fall, but in a different and better way. If you get a microdermabrasion treatment the day before or the day of your date or important meeting, your skin will have that gorgeous dewy glow and look radiant on the big day!

3. Try Eyelash Extensions

It’s time you gave some thought to eyelash extensions. They’ll make your eyelashes fuller, darker and longer so that it’ll always look like you’re wearing eyeliner and mascara – even if you’re not wearing any makeup on your eyes. This is the perfect touch for looking gorgeous for an important event, and having eyelash extensions will actually save you time when you’re getting ready. Liz Bussy, owner of Glow Lashes explains, “The majority of lash extension wearers don’t wear much makeup because they don’t need to – the dramatic and beautiful lashes are enough eye makeup on their own. That will save you a ton of time when you’re getting ready, since you’ll feel confident leaving the house without makeup.”

lashPhoto Credit: Glow Lashes

4. De-Bloat With An Epsom Salt Bath

If you feel bloated before a date or event, you won’t feel very confident – especially if you plan on wearing your tight LBD. Take an Epsom Salt bath which will reduce bloating, as it draws out the excess fluids from your body. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone, since a warm bath is relaxing and will therefore eliminate some of that first-date anxiety. This is also a good thing to do to de-stress and bring your heart rate down right after your workout.

5. Choose An Outfit Inspired By Global Fashionistas

If you’re heading somewhere where you’ll meet new and important people, one of the most important things is your outfit, right? One of the best ways to stand out is to take fashion inspiration from fashionistas around the world. Surf the internet and get to know the different fashion trends globally. Get some unique global inspiration and mimic the looks that you think would work best on you. You’ll be surprised at the amazing ideas fashion-forward globetrotters can give you, and you can even get some great tips on color coordinating your outfit.

6. Try a DIY Hair Mask For Luscious Locks

Sun, salt-water, chlorine and humid air likely really dried out your hair this summer. Get healthy-looking hair in time for your date with DIY moisturizing hair-repairing masks at home. Simply mix about ½ cup of honey with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of soft avocado, and massage the concoction into your hair. Honey locks in moisture, and avocado replenishes keratin protein bonds which overexposure to UV rays will diminish. Let this awesome DIY mask sit on your hair for 30 minutes, covered with a plastic bag to lock the moisture in.

7. Use BB Cream Instead of Foundation

BB creams give your skin an amazing glow. They act as a tinted moisturizer and hide blemishes like a foundation, but also protect your skin and contain vitamins and minerals. BB Creams also contain SPF (Smashbox BB Cream, for example, contains SPF 35) and the delicate skin on your face should be protected from the sun’s rays all year round, not just during the summer months.

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8. Treat Yourself to Laser Sun Damage Repair

This summer (and plenty of past summers) have likely left their mark on your skin. Brown spots, redness and wrinkles caused from sun damage can be repaired with laser sun damage repair treatments. These treatments can help restore your skin’s youthful glow.

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