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How To Look Pretty And Attractive
As they say, beauty really is only skin deep and what really matters is your character! Cliché, yes I know, but it’s true. However, sometimes you just want to feel pretty! Feel like a million bucks and feel that you look your best. So, want to know how to look pretty and most of all feel pretty?
Whether you have a hot date, a school reunion or even a job interview, I’ve got the best tips on how you can feel pretty, beautiful and like you can conquer the world. Cause, let’s be honest, when you feel great, you have so much more confidence!
I do believe that social media and our culture puts way too much emphasis on beauty and looks, and at the end of the day beauty really doesn’t matter. But, I also believe that when you feel pretty you are so much more confident.
First things first, don’t let anyone call you vain or superficial. And definitely don’t let anyone tell you you don’t need it. You already know that! At the end of the day, the takeaway is that these beauty products and tips make us feel better, be more confident and comfortable in our own skin.
We all have our own unique features and that’s what makes you beautiful! Rather than change what you have, embrace what you have. Be confident in yourself. Love yourself. And that’s what makes you pretty and special.
Whether you’re wanting to know how to look pretty for a boy, for school or just because, then these beauty tips are perfect to help you look prettier instantly! So, gorgeous, let’s learn how to look beautiful and attractive!
How To Look Pretty: 21 Ways To Look Pretty & Feel Confident
If you’ve ever wondered “how can I look prettier instantly?” then this is the post for you. These tips and tricks will help you not only look pretty, but feel pretty (and that’s all that matters!). Keep on reading for the best ways to look prettier instantly.
1. Maintain Your Pearly Whites
White teeth will instantly make you more attractive. Why? Because healthy, white teeth are a sign of good health. And what’s better to go along with your beautiful smile than a set of pearly whites?
It may seem small, but having a pretty smile will instantly make you feel prettier! Want to know how you can look more attractive? Start with your smile!
So, how do you get (and maintain) those pearly whites? My favorite are Crest Whitestrips and professional grade whitening gel. And to maintain your movie star smile? Whitening toothpaste!
Here are my favorite products I use to keep my teeth white and healthy looking. Which makes flashing a smile so much more fun!
In a hurry for white teeth? Try out these express whitening strips that whiten teeth in no time flat. I swear by these Crest whitestrips! They’re much cheaper than a professional teeth whitening and work just as well! Just look at how white they make my teeth.
2. Get A Sun-Kissed Glow
I don’t know about you, but I always feel so much better with a tan. But always a healthy one! Self-tanning and body bronzing are my favorite ways to fake a just-got-back-from-Cabo tan.
If you have time, follow my self tanning routine for the ultimate, natural looking glow. If not, try a body bronzer that instantly tints your skin, covers minor imperfections and makes your skin glow!
3. Perfect Your Complexion
If you want to know how to look pretty without makeup, it all starts with your skin! There’s nothing that can make you feel prettier and more confident than clear skin! I struggled with cystic acne growing up and it put a huge damper on my confidence. I was so insecure and never wanting to do anything because of it.
With the right skincare routine, you can clear up your skin and finally get that glow and get your confidence back.
When my skin cleared up, my confidence skyrocketed! Skincare is so important when you want to feel pretty, and most people overlook the skin as something they can improve upon. But I’m telling you, working on your skin is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. Not only will it help you feel pretty, but it will also help you be more confidence without makeup!
Struggling with getting clear skin and fed-up with wasting money on products that don’t work? Check out my Clear Skin Protocol now! A quick and easy guide to everything you need to know to get clear skin (without spending a ton of money and wasting your time on products that won’t get results).
4. Go For Lots of Volume
Fuller, thicker hair will instantly make you more attractive and prettier to others. Why? It’s associated with good health! Unfortunately, I have thin hair so I have to work hard to get that voluminous style that I crave.
Dry shampoo, volume and texture products are all you need to create that envy-worthy luscious hair, too!
Here are my top picks for getting a gorgeous blowout that will wow!
5. Keep Your Hair Healthy
If your hair isn’t healthy, it’s not going to look its best. You can try all the volumizing products in the world, but split ends and breakage are still going to show if you don’t take good care of your hair.
I used to not take good care of my hair. I used super cheap products, washed it and heat-styled it every single day. And my hair was always stringy, flat and wouldn’t grow.
Now, my hair is long, healthy and it grows like a weed. Not to mention the shine and bounce! All because I take good care of it.
Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner, heat protectant and styling treatment. The good thing about these is that they’re so customizable according to your hair type! If you’re prone to breakage, try a split end mender. Or if you have frizzy hair, try a smoothing treatment.
5. Dewy Skin Is Always In
How can I look naturally pretty? Glowing and dewy skin will instantly make you more attractive to others. Glowing skin looks healthy, and when your skin is healthy, it means that you are healthy. If you take care of your skin, you won’t even need any makeup to get glowing skin.
Your skin is your largest organ, so you have to take care of it!
So, how do you get glowing skin?
- chemical exfoliants
- vitamin c
These are the main three things that will make your skin glow and glow!
Need a glow in a hurry? Then try out a illuminating foundation or dewy tinted moisturizer. Or you can even mix in some highlighter with your makeup to give that amazing glow instantly.
6. Have A Signature Scent
I love perfumes.
Have you ever walked past someone or been around someone that just smells so good? It makes them more attractive and entices you to them instantly.
I’m a big fan of warm, gourmand scents. And anything vanilla. Pretty much all my perfumes have some sort of vanilla in them. So, if you like these scents, here are my favorite vanilla fragrances!
As soon as I spray them on, I instantly feel sexier and more confident. I don’t know what it is, but scent can have such a huge impact on how you feel.
Remember, perfume should be discovered, not noticed! Don’t spray on a bunch because your co-workers will hate you. I do a one spritz on my neck/collarbone area and one spritz on my wrist!
7. Bat-Worthy Lashes
There’s nothing like a good set of eyelashes that make your eyes pop! Many people underestimate what eyelashes can do for your look.
On the daily, the only makeup I wear is mascara because without it, my eyes just look smaller and less noticeable. But with a good mascara, my eyes absolutely pop! I love to play up my eyes when I want to feel pretty and confident.
I also recently got lash extensions to try out and I absolutely love them! It’s also a great tip on how to look prettier in pictures because your eyes will stand out!
Here are my favorite mascaras that will make your lashes look amazing. You can even try lash extensions, fake lashes or even a lash enhancing serum to get super long lashes, even without mascara.
8. A Rosy Flush
There is nothing like a little blush to brighten up your face and make your cheeks pop! I love to add some blush to my cheeks. It instantly warms up your complexion, makes you look more awake and will play up your gorgeous cheekbones.
Dry skin? Try a cream blush for a gorgeous, dewy finish.
More oily skin? Use a powder formula so it stays put.
9. Find Your Colors
Find out what colors look best on you and which colors to stay away from.
Personally, I always get compliments when I wear red, so when I want to feel pretty, I always wear something red. On the otherside, I find cream colors wash me out, so I always avoid creams.
Certain colors can make your eyes pop, make your skin look extra tan, etc. And some can just clash with your features.
If you aren’t sure what colors to go for, this quiz is super helpful and detailed. It takes into account your skin color, hair color, eye colors, skin undertones, etc.
Want to know how to look pretty no matter what you wear? Then finding your colors are KEY! With the right colors, you’ll look prettier instantly!
10. Gain Confidence
I know, I know, this is way easier said that done. But up until a few months ago, I had zero confidence. I was so shy. I was so insecure. But these past few months I’ve been working on myself and growing. And I’ve gained so much more confidence!
By being more positive with myself and with others! I used to always be a pessimist. And that affected how I saw myself. Now I try to look on the bright side of things and focus on things about myself that I love. Like my eyes and cheekbones, so I try to play those up and make them pop.
11. Supple Lips
Once a week I also do a sugar scrub and keep them hydrated all day and night. If you have chapped lips, try a sugar scrub to get rid of any dead skin and make sure you’re using good lip care products to keep them hydrated and supple. No one likes flaky, chapped lips! Here are my top picks for a good lip balm and lip scrubs.
12. Glossy Lips
To go along with your smooth and supple pout, now you need to add a little color and gloss! There’s nothing like a gorgeous pout to make you feel prettier instantly! You need a glossy pout to go along with your gorgeous white teeth.
I love to use a pink-nude or pink-mauve color topped with a little plumping gloss to make my lips look irresistible.
I typically reach for tinted glosses or balms because I like the hydration they give, but I do love a good liquid lip, too!
Here are my top picks for the best lip products:
13. Get Plenty Of Sleep
Sleep doesn’t just affect how we feel throughout the day, but it can make your skin look dull and eyes look dark. And when you have dark circles and sallow skin, it’s hard to feel pretty. If you’re wondering how to look pretty overnight, getting a good sleep is key! Your skin will look brighter and healthier. Your eyes will look bright and awake.
Start with making a bedtime and sticking to it! When you’re well rested, your skin will glow, you won’t look tired and you’ll be your best. Meaning, you’ll be more confident!
14. Eat Right & Exercise
If you really want to know how to look pretty, then it truly all starts from within! When you’re healthy, you will look prettier! Your skin and hair will look and feel healthier, you will feel better. Guaranteed!
Now, I’m all about indulging and not restricting yourself, but I challenge you to add more fruits and veggies into your diet for the next 30 days. I guarantee you feel feel better and your skin will be GLOWING.
Try out some salads for lunch, green juices in the morning or even just an apple a day! It doesn’t have to be a lot and you can find fruits and veggies that you love. It will just take some experimenting and, let me tell you, you will never go back!
15. Work On Your Posture
Nothing says you lack confidence like a bad posture. Plus, it’s terrible for your back! I used to always slouch wherever I was. School, work, out to eat with my friends, etc. Not only does a bad posture look sloppy, but it’s also terrible for your back.
Sit up straight and pull your shoulders back. It takes a while to make it a habit, but once you are more aware of how you are sitting, then it will be easier to correct.
This is especially important if you’re going on a first date or a job interview! No one wants to see you slouched over! It looks lazy and sloppy.
Having good posture is exactly how to look prettier instantly without having to spend a dime! Plus, your back will thank you!
16. Take Care Of Your Skin
I know we already talked about the importance of a good skincare routine, but many people forget about taking care of the skin on their body. And it’s just as important as the skin on your face!
No one wants to have dry, flaky and uneven skin. When you don’t properly take care of your skin it will be dull and can be unsightly looking.
Make sure to scrub your skin once a week and moisturize everyday! I personally hate using body moisturizers because they can be sticky, so I tend to go with very lightweight lotions or in-shower lotions and they are so much better.
It’s super important to exfoliate all the dead skin away so you aren’t left with rough and bumpy skin (like chicken skin on the backs of your arms!) This will not only improve the texture but also the tone of your skin and help it look more even and glowing!
17. See An Injector
Full disclaimer, in no way do you need plastic surgery or injectables to be pretty. But I am also a firm believer in doing what you want! And if lip fillers or botox help you feel pretty, then go for it! I’m a big advocate for putting yourself first, and part of that is making sure you’re happy.
No, your happiness shouldn’t come from your looks, but again, it goes back to feeling confident in yourself so you can live your life to the fullest!
We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves or things that we wish we could change. And the good part about this day in age, is that there are so many ways to fix those things!
For example, I have what’s called a dimpled chin. Where when you smile/talk your skin will look dimpled, sort of like an orange peel. Mine was particularly bad in one spot, I had this big indent on my chin when I smiled. It looked so odd and it was always a big insecurity of mine when I smiled. I couple units of botox fixed it completely and now I feel so confident when I’m smiling or taking a picture.
Again, you do not have to feel like you need to change yourself to be pretty, but I know that sometimes it’s hard to feel pretty when there’s something about your appearance that you don’t like.
I’ve been getting some filler and botox for a while now to help with a couple insecurities and my confidence has gone way up! I feel more confident. I feel pretty. Heck, I feel beautiful! And that’s how you should feel all the time!
Now, I’m not saying that these things will fix all your insecurities, but simply making small little changes can have a huge impact! Don’t think of injectables as changing your face, but think of them as enhancements to what you already have!
So if you want to plump up your lips with a little bit of filler, then by all means do it!
18. Play Up Your Favorite Feature
What’s the one part of you that you love the most? It could be your beautiful blue eyes or toned legs. Even your thick, curly hair! Whatever that is, play it up! Make it stand out. Show it off.
For example, I love my eyes. They’re green, like my dads. So I love to use colors that make them pop. Purples, browns and golds always make them stand out.
I also love my cheekbones, so a little contouring and blush make them look amazing.
When I play up my favorite features, I always feel prettier.
19. When In Doubt, Go With Red
Whether it’s red lipstick, a cute red top or a stunning red dress, studies have shown that red will make you instantly more attractive!
I love a good red lip, especially around the holidays. But it’s important to pick out the right red for you. They will look different on everyone, so it’s helpful to go into a Sephora where you can try them on and get help.
20. Clean Up Your Nails
I’ll be honest, my nails are always a wreck. I constantly have dry skin around my nail beds so I always have hangnails and crazy looking cuticles. I also tend to bite and chew on my nails when they’re not painted or done.
So, I try to keep my nails done so that I’m more likely to take care of them and keep them looking good. I also try to use a good cuticle cream and hand cream at night. Especially during the winter, it’s a must-have!
21. Learn What Looks Good On You
An easy way to look prettier and more feminine is dressing the part! So many people don’t dress in a flattering way, or wear the wrong colors. Think of it like Andy in the Devil Wears Prada. The ways she dresses before her makeover does absolutely nothing for her figure.
And after? She looks absolutely stunning!
Her clothes are not only flattering, but fashionable. They make her look more professional, put together and more attractive. What you wear truly is important!
Do you feel confident in leggings and a t-shirt? I certainly don’t. What about that dress that you know just doesn’t look good on you? Definitely not.
Finding that go-to outfit for when you need to look great is the number one thing you need to know if you want to know how to look pretty.
A good outfit can be truly eye-catching. It can make people notice you. It can seriously impress.
Knowing what looks good on you is so important. Bodies are all unique and yours is beautiful no matter what. You just gotta learn what accentuates what you have. Flatter your curves or show off your toned legs. Whatever makes you feel sexy and pretty.
This is especially true for first impressions! Like a first date or job interview. You want to look professional, put together and feel confident! So go shopping for that outfit until you find something that makes you feel like a million bucks.
How To Look Pretty: Wrap Up
Learning how to look pretty is one of the best things you can do to build your confidence and grow as a person. No, you don’t really need to be pretty to get everything you want in life. Again, it’s not about the beauty products and fancy skincare routines, it’s about how you feel. On the inside and outside.
You can have all the beauty products in the world and still not feel pretty. Trust me, I have been there! But I’ve been on a journey lately and I’ve been loving where it’s taken me! I feel so much more happy, confident and pretty!
And yes, I use beauty products and get work done but not because anyone says I need it. It’s because I want to. And it makes me feel amazing, beautiful and like I can do anything I want. And that’s the truth.
Gaining confidence and feeling pretty is the best thing you can do for yourself! You truly feel like you can conquer the world. That’s not to say that looks are everything, but we all know how good it feels when we feel pretty!
Remember, feeling pretty starts with accepting and loving yourself. All these tips on how to look pretty are just the cherry on top for when you need to look and be at your best (like all those special occasions). So get out there, be confident and conquer the world, beautiful!
Looking pretty and feeling pretty start with having confidence in yourself. So, let’s start to be more positive and more confident with ourselves. What’s your favorite feature? High cheekbones, a strong jawlines, full lips? Let me know down below!
Whether you want to look pretty for school, look prettier for pictures or look pretty for a boy, then these tips on how to look pretty with certainly help with whatever your situation is. Every wondered how can I look more attractive or how can I look prettier? These tips will help you look pretty and feel even prettier.
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