10 Simple Ways to Kick-Start Your Day So You Look {and feel} Great {even before your coffee} by Nikki Yazxhi


Nikki Yazxhi at www.bellaMUMMA.com

1. TAKE A COLD (AND HOT) SHOWER

Alternating blasts of hot and cold water in the shower will instantly refresh and revive you. The temperature change also revs up your circulation and puts colour in your cheeks —it’s like CPR for the skin.

 2. SPOON!

Chill teaspoons in the fridge and rest them on your eyes before you start to apply your make-up – it reduces puffiness and redness when you’re sleep deprived.

 3. BRIGHT EYES

Dab highlighter on the shady spot at the inner corner of your eyes – it instantly brightens up the whole eye area.

 4. COFFEE FOR YOUR PEEPERS

Dip cotton pads into cooled brewed espresso and press them beneath your eyes – it eliminates all the darkness and puff. How and why? Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, so it shrinks blood vessels and minimizes dark circles – its diuretic effect also helps reduce swelling, which is why it’s so popular in eye creams.

5. TRY A LITTLE EYELINER MAGIC

Rim your inner, upper lash lines with navy eyeliner – it will make the whites of your eyes seem brighter. You could also try white liner on your inner, lower lids. The white helps offset redness.

6. ADD MORE MASCARA

Give your upper lashes three coats of mascara to open up your eyes and them look a little bigger. {Forget the bottom lashes – you don’t want to risk panda-eye smudges!}

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7. BRONZE AND BLUSH

Brush bronzer very lightly all over your face and then use a shimmery blush on your cheeks – it will give you a ‘just-back-from-holidays’ look!

 8. PINK POWER

Pink lip gloss has the power to draw attention away from weary eyes – while putting on a pink scarf will warm up your skin tone and make you look and feel amazing!

 9. DO A PONYTAIL FACE-LIFT

Pulling your hair into a high, tight ponytail literally gives your face a little lift and makes you look refreshed. Also perfect for a bad-hair-day!

 10. BRING ON THE BLING

Throw on a glittery necklace or earrings – the sparkles will make you look lively and feel like a million bucks.

nikki yazxhi

beauty + lifestyle WRITER / blog EDITOR

bellamumma {life is beauty-full!}

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  2. Liz
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 13:00:38

    I LOVE these ideas! The hot/cold shower really wakes me up. :)

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