Whether it’s midterm’s week, the busy period at work, or the overwhelming craziness of being someone who’s over committed, everyone has those days when the struggle is real with no end in sight. But just because life’s giving you hell, doesn’t mean other people have to know it. In fact, studies actually show that if you put effort into your appearance, you’re more likely to feel confident throughout the day regardless of how difficult or busy it is. Time is our biggest enemy, so how do we win against it? Easy.
Here are 5 practical ways to look pretty despite the struggle.
1. Bun it up
Ladies, don’t underestimate the messy bun. It’s one of those hairstyles that can be used anywhere and looks good on anyone. Just be sure to bun it up tight and pull some baby hairs out for a cute and effortless look.
2. Eyebrows, Lashes, and lips
You want to wear a full face of make-up? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Just stick with the basics. Do your eyebrows, curl your lashes, and put on lipstick. Rock the natural look. TIP: If you want to look like you actually have a full face make-up on, wear a bold lip color. It can change the face dramatically.
3. Wear a Dress
When in a rush against time, throw on a dress. It’s the quickest and easiest way to look like you actually tried. No matter what you wear on your feet, you’ll look good. Don’t forget to bring a sweater in case you get cold.
4. Lotion Over Perfume
You know what lasts longer than perfume and doesn’t stink when you sweat? Lotion. The best way to make your lotion’s scent stronger and last longer is to mix it with a body cream.
5. Mouth Spray
Don’t judge. We’ve all accidentally walked out the door without brushing our teeth. This tip can also be handy in dinner date situations. Keep a mouth spray on hand. You don’t want to ruin the pretty by opening your mouth.