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You can go full-out and by tomorrow this time, look like a completely new person, or you can opt for smaller, gradual changes.
Either way, every single person should enhance their best features, but more importantly, by making the best of what you’ve got, you’ll feel a whole lot more self-confident, and that’s what this article is really about – making the most of yourself so that you can feel great.
Feeling great impacts every area of your life, because it increases your self-esteem and the way you feel about yourself affects every area of your life where you interact with others.
The hardest part about change though, especially transformations, is sticking to it. So many women have makeovers, but within days, they’re back to their old, dumpy look.
So the challenge becomes not the makeover, but sticking with the changes and making time to do what needs to be done on a daily basis.
Hopefully, these makeovers will inspire you:
1: Brow Lift
Source: Reader’s Digest
A brow lift tightens the soft tissues of the forehead, impacting the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows. There are various brow-lift methods, and the method you choose is what’s important in order to achieve the desired effect.
When a brow lift is done properly, it helps you to appear naturally more awake and vibrant. The forehead skin is smoother and the brows sit in a more youthful position.
Who should consider a brow lift?
- When sagging or the position of your eyebrows makes your appearance tired, sad or even grumpy.
- When your forehead has deep horizontal creases.
- When you have furrows or frown lines between the eyebrows or top of the nose.
- When your eyes have excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over them.
Consider a more affordable way of getting a permanent brow lift by getting the procedure done in another country (called medical tourism), or try Botox for a less permanent result. Check out how to give yourself an instant face lift that lasts for a day, simply by repeating an exercise.
2: Body Transformation
At 299 kg, 224-year-oldAmber could no longer look after herself. In order to have a gastric bypass, it was required that she first lose 10kg.
What she did to achieve a transformation: Amber began eating healthier and exercising. She also started going for therapy for binge eating.
Who should consider a body transformation?
- Perhaps you feel you’re too thin – then you should look at ways to put on weight.
- If you are dissatisfied with your body andhave an eating disorder – whether it’s binge eating or food addiction.
- If you have health issues.
Every[body] is different. What works for one will not work for another. If you have a serious eating issue, as did Amber in this complete transformation, dieting will not work for you. You will need to address your relationship with food to get to the root cause of your food dependence, and then you will need to change the way you think about food and eating, as well as starting to make simple lifestyle changes.
3: Hair, Makeup and Clothes Do-Over
Source: The Wondrous
From frumpy to fabulous, all it takes is a little effort and creativity…this woman ditched the glasses for contacts, changed her hair color and style, used makeup techniques to enhance her features, and chose the right clothes to suit her body type.
Who should consider a hair, makeup, and clothes do-over?
- Those who feel frumpy or who are lacking self-confidence.
If you have no clue about how to do your own makeover, consider meeting up with an image consultant, who can advise you about color, styles, body types, and the clothes that will suit you. Alternatively, make a project out of it. There are apps that can show you what hairstyles and colors would suit your face, and when you know your best body features, you can also find out what type of clothes you should be wearing, as well as the colors that suit your skin type.
The real trick to a makeover like this though is making it a habit.
4: Makeup and Hair Transformation
Source: Ruslan Tatyanin School
Here we see the true power of makeup! It’s opened this woman’s eyes, enhanced her nose and royal cheekbones, and given her whole face a vibrant lift.
A curling tong was used to get the curls, and the hair at her crown was teased.
She went from looking like a poor widow to a glamourous tycoon.
Who should consider a makeup and hair transformation?
- Anyone feeling old or lacking in self-confidence.
- Anyone who would like to look their best at an upcoming event.
The eyebrows have done a lot for her face, but to get them right with makeup your own may prove difficult, so it’s worth a shot considering microblading, a form of permanent makeup to fill eyebrows, giving them the appearance of a good and full shape.
To achieve the right makeup look, try going for lessons, or learn from YouTube videos. Go to a professional hair salon to get a new hairstyle, watching how your hairdresser styles your hair so that you can duplicate the style at home.
Claudia Beck is a creative writer and designer based in Perth, Australia, connect with her on aboutme.com.