Glamour isn't about how your life looks. It's about how your life feels. When that feeling shines through you, that's what people will notice. Here are a few of my favourite ways to add a little glamour to my own life.
- Switch off your harsh
ceiling lights and spend your evening with candles and fairy lights.
- Set up your portable stereo
in your bathroom and listen to your favourite CD while you shower.
Shamelessly sing along.
- Wear lipstick.
- Go shopping and spray on a
designer scent that you can't afford - and spend your day smelling
- Wear pretty, matching
lingerie. Even if you know you're the only one that will see it. Actually,
- Paint your nails with
quick-drying nailpolish while you wait for your toast to pop (or whatever)(Tip: if you haven't got steady hands, choose a paler shade that is more forgiving!).
- Wear satin to bed.
- Put fresh flowers in your
- Add instant glamour to a
plain outfit with a silk scarf.
- Smile. If you have to, fake it until it
- Have your morning coffee in a
ceramic travel mug, instead of the generic disposable cups (bonus: it's ecofriendly!).
- Wear an accessory a good
friend gave you. Carry good memories with you all day.
- Apply a beautiful-smelling
- Eat dessert. On a weekday.
- Use your good crockery, even
when eating takeout.
- Buy yourself flowers (Woolies
bright roses only R39.99! See here.).
- Wear that gorgeous item in
your waredrobe that you always think of as "too dressy for
- Make your own lunch every now
and then, and tuck away the money you would have spent. You'll be
surprised how quickly you have enough money for a massage or a mani-pedi!
- Change your regular
hairstyle. Always have a low ponytail? Go sky high! Forever tucking it
away in a bun? Let it loose! Always part your hair on your left? Try the right.
(all images courtesy of Pinterest)