Updating hair style
They're also the perfect way to give hair oomph on days when you don't wash it.Try misting dry hair with a little hairspray, dividing it into six to eight sections and rolling it onto self-grip rollers (medium ones if your hair is shoulder-length; large ones if your hair is longer).Your nails may seem like minor details, but they say a lot about you.For example, oval-shaped tips painted with pale-pink polish are pretty, but a little predictable.Try this of-the-moment twist instead, and watch your nails suddenly spark attention: Instead of rounding off the tips, file them straight across and then round off just the corners, creating what manicurists call a "squoval" shape.When it comes to color, the chicest choices right now are warm brownish-beige shades, like Essie "Buy Me a Cameo." Or, try one of the new palest-gray hues, such as OPI "Moon Over Mumbai," which is soft and subtle, but still thoroughly modern.Here are 10 almost-effortless ways to update your appearance.They're quick, inexpensive and unlike the many trendy diets the season brings, require nearly zero willpower. Been parting your hair the same way for as long as you can remember?
"There's simply nothing as flattering to a woman's leg than a pointed-toe pump," explains New York–based shoe designer Donald J. "A woman's whole attitude seems to change when she's wearing them." That could be because of their unique ability to visually elongate the leg, especially when paired with wide-leg trousers or a sleek pencil skirt.There's something about the turn of a calendar year or a change in season that makes everyone crave dramatic change, especially when it comes to physical appearance.But you don't have to lose 20 pounds, dye your hair red or max out your credit card at the mall to reinvent your image—smaller changes can add up to a big impact."Patent always adds a little pop to an outfit," Minkoff says. Pictured: Don't be scared off by its boldness—the truth is, red is one of the most universally wearable lipstick shades, and it's a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look."In general, reds that are more blue-based are flattering on all skin tones, and they make your teeth look whiter to boot," says James Boehmer, international lead makeup stylist for NARS Cosmetics. "Choosing a red lipstick is like choosing a great piece of jewelry—you should go for the one you're immediately attracted to," Boehmer says.