1. Wake up with makeup.
Did you know that for less than $300, and an hour of time, you could have your eyes be the center of attention on you face everyday? Imagine beautifully shaped and finished brows or defined eyes with eye liner that never smudges or wears off. Permanent make up is amazing when done by the right person. It does not hurt, (minor discomfort but not painful), and it looks completely natural.
Please feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation to see my permanent makeup close and personal and to view before and after pictures of clients. Also, for more information on permanent makeup, check out our website.
2. Have inner beauty.
Women are naturally great care takers and we thrive on being needed. Whether at home or in the work place, we are always taking care of others. This is a great feminine quality as long as we don’t let it turn into guilt for taking some time to care for ourselves, too. I don’t know about you but when I became a mother it seemed to be a package deal with guilt for doing anything for myself. Resist that urge to feel guilty for taking some time for yourself and remember it’s important to get enough rest, quiet time, exercise, friend time etc., so that we have something to give away to others. There is nothing attractive about looking and feeling haggard. The old adage, “Beauty comes from within” is true!
A couple of inexpensive yet effective ways I have found to get my “me time” lately are:
- Enjoying the great out doors! We live in such a beautiful place where there are countless places to take a walk and enjoy the peace, beauty and tranquility of our natural surroundings. Believe it or not, just taking the time to appreciate something beautiful is guaranteed to give you an emotional pick me up. And don’t worry if you only have 15 minutes or you just want to walk leisurely!
- Enjoying a massage and quiet time. Human touch is proven to lower stress and increase endorphins. Have you checked out these “Asian massage boutiques” that are popping up everywhere? For $35 you can get an hour of quiet pampering and massage. Guaranteed to make you feel like a queen without the guilt of spending too much. There are also wonderful and effective facial and massage treatments at Wake Up Beautiful. If you are looking for a true expert in massage and skin, always at a tremendous value, look no further than with us.
- Being purposeful in maintaining good friendships. Take the time to meet an old or a new friend for a walk, coffee or lunch. I have made a point to invest in some new and old friendships lately by just taking the opportunity to ask them first if they would like to get together. This has proven to be a most rewarding and up lifting experience.
Did you know that science has proven that if you smile you will feel happier? There is nothing more attractive than happy. We can not only change our emotions by our facial expression but likely we can change the way people respond to us, which in turn changes our experiences, all by changing our facial expressions! Be conscious of your facial expressions and be intentional about smiling more often. Even if you don’t feel it first, the feelings will take their que from your face!
Below is an excerpt from an article in Time Magazine on how the beauty treatment, Botox, can actually make you happier.
Botox may not only provide a nonsurgical face-lift — it may also lift your spirits, new research suggests.
By paralyzing the facial muscles used for frowning, Botulinum Toxin A — or Botox — prevents people from physically displaying expressions of negative emotion. Building on previous research that suggests facial expressions not only reflect but influence mood levels, the new study hypothesizes that Botox may lighten people’s moods by literally wiping the frowns off their faces. (Read “The Year in Medicine 2008: From A to Z.”)
The study, published in the March issue of theJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, followed 25 cosmetic-surgery patients, 12 of whom received injections of Botulinum Toxin A or similar neurotoxins, the others receiving fillers, peels or other cosmetic treatments for wrinkles.
Two weeks after the treatments, the patients filled out a Hospital Anxiety and Depression test — a self-screening questionnaire for depression and anxiety. They also rated the success of their treatments.
“The Botox patients scored much lower on measures of depression, anxiety and irritability,” explains Michael Lewis, a psychology professor at the University of Cardiff and lead author of the study. “Crucially, there was no significant difference in how much their treatment made them feel attractive from those who had other treatments, suggesting that [the mood boost] wasn’t just down to a boost in self-confidence.”
To read the full article, click here.
For more information on Botox at Wake Up Beautiful please feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation with our expert, Tammy Valencia RN, BSN and also read about Botox on our website. Botox is amazingly effective and surprisingly affordable.
Make it a great week!