Queen B said, ‘ok ladies now let’s get in formation’ and by this, of course, we mean ‘let’s get down to some serious pampering’. There is an abundance of ‘treat yo’ self’ things you can do within just one week so it’s high time you got to it. Summer is already here and it truly is high time we step up our beauty game so we can dazzle with our radiant skin, perfect complexion, killer summer makeup looks and more.
It’s time to shed the old winter skin and stop traffic during hot summer days while rocking our sundresses, shorts, and romantic skirts. So, search through your wardrobe, compile killer outfits and then dive into the wonderland that is a beauty shopping spree and not only end up looking, but also feeling beautiful and beaming with confidence.
A new face
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While we would never judge anyone for undergoing any kind of surgery or cosmetic treatment – lip enhancement, coolsculpting, non-invasive face lifts and fillers, we do believe that everything should be done in moderation, so you still look like yourself – just a fresher and more rejuvenated version of yourself. So, our favorite splurge treatment of the day is definitely microdermabrasion. The aim of this highly innovative and non-invasive treatment is to remove dead skin cells and reveal your inner glow. No more clogged pores, dull and dry skin because as Vogue says, this is ‘the glowing skin miracle worker’, a fresh start for skin that has been through so much during wintertime and definitely deserves a clean slate.
The pampering continues
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Let’s take a look at your skincare arsenal and see what needs to replaced and upgraded before you hit Sephora and other incredible makeup and skincare stores. Start by benching some of your winter skincare goodies and see what more appropriate summery ones need to step onto your shelves. The biggest splurge should most definitely be one of the most powerful products out there – the active ingredient-packed serum that will bring freshness, even out your skin tone and even fight blemishes and signs of aging. Yes, serums are pricey, but they’re the best skincare product out there, and your face deserves all the benefits that will come with using it. To seal the deal, find an equally extravagant moisturizer, something along the lines of Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Magic Cream that will give the word ‘pampering’ a whole new meaning. Beauty does come with a price tag, but you work hard, you deserve this.
Away with insecurities!
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We’re frequently told to love our face and body just the way they are, but skincare products and corrective treatments were invented for a reason. The need to look our best is deeply rooted in human nature, and if there is some flaw that is causing you to feel self-conscious and it can be fixed – why not fix it? There is for instance, the incredibly effective otoplasty – a procedure that is a godsend for those who have always been self-conscious about their ears. With this procedure, you can bring the ears closer to your head or even reduce their size. We all have tiny insecurities – ears, nose, knees, the list goes on, but if this is something that has been bothering you your entire life, just go and do something about it. The sense of relief and newfound confidence will amaze you.
Bring on the foundation
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With winter gone and global beauty tendencies leaning more towards naturally healthy skin that has nothing to hide, it’s time to put away those heavy and cakey foundations and go scouting for the perfect sheer and radiant formula – something like Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer or Giorgio Armani’s luminous silk foundation – Meghan Markle’s favorite, btw. These types of foundation will cost you an extra buck, but as soon as you see yourself in the mirror, you’ll fall in love with your complexion that is just naturally enhanced and will feel proud to flaunt that barely-covered face that beams with an inner glow.
Glow baby, blow
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There are many queens of glow – from the stunning Desi Perkins to the adorable Nikkie Tutorials, not to mention numerous celebrities. This season is all about that ‘lit from within look’ and one of the beauty items you most certainly want, no – need to splurge on is the best possible highlighter. There are tons of options from powder, creamy and stick ones, subtle and visible from space ones, and countless shades and undertones to complement every skin tone, so get down to your favorite beauty store and try them all on until, like Cinderella’s prince, you find the one that gives you that ethereal glow.
Believe it or not, this all can be done within a week’s time – the treatments, the procedures and the shopping. Set your watches, ladies because it’s beautify yourself o’clock, and if you feel the slightest pang of guilt – just remember – you work hard, you deserve to splurge on yourself at least once in a while. P.S. We hear Huda Beauty has come out with a remastered version of her Rose Gold palette and UD has just released their Born to Run eyeshadow palette, so if you’re ready for a touch of electric pinks and poignant blues and aren’t afraid of playing with color, snag a palette while you’re there.