Mom makeover: 6 Easy steps to a new look
Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean glamour has to disappear. If you’re ready for a new look, here are six simple mom makeover tips to give you a fresh style and earn you the "hot mom" moniker.
"The first thing any woman should do as she begins a makeover is to get a bra fitting," says fashion blogger Laura Coronado of Lollie Shopping. "I recommend going to a department store such as Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus, where the associates are trained to perform a proper bra fitting." She continues, "Once a woman knows her correct bra size and carries her bust in the proper area of her body, she will discover a new, sexy figure she may not have been aware she had, including a smaller waistline than she originally thought."
Find your personal accessory
Soul Stylist Dame Lori tells ladies to choose one signature style piece and run with it. "Every stylish person smartly chooses one item to indulge in. What is your favorite comfort and chic item? Wear it loud and proud. Make cool sneakers, scarves from around the world or cool earrings a daily, central part of your outfit and shopping focus. Even if the rest of your outfit is tossed on jeans and a T-shirt, you will always feel chic."
Ditch the ponytail
If you love having your hair swept away from your face, substitute your everyday ponytail for an updated, fashionable look like an elegant chignon or the currently hot rope braid.
A touch of makeup
We know it's easy to skip the makeup routine, but a little lip glass and mascara can really perk up your face. Terez Howard, mother and owner of The Write Bloggers says taking the time to apply a little makeup gives her a fresh, natural look while also boosting her confidence. Feel out of the loop in the makeup department? Stop by your local department store's cosmetic counter for free makeup suggestions and tips. The cosmetic experts have a knack for helping women find the right shades and they can keep you up to date on the latest application trends.
Mani and pedi
You don't have to go to a spa to enjoy some self pampering. Give yourself an at home manicure and pedicure. Use some white sugar and a few drops of lemon juice to exfoliate your hand, feet and smooth your cuticles. Rinse with a can of club soda and your hands and feet will feel renewed. Finish with a pretty new seasonal shade of nail polish.
The most important thing a mom can wear is her smile. Today, a trip to the dentist isn't necessary to put a little sparkle in your pearly whites. The next time you're at the local drugstore, pick up a home teeth whitening kit. This easy fix can be done while blow-drying your hair, folding the laundry or even as you lay in bed reading a book.