Beauty is a state of mind — and these 5 little confidence building tricks will make you instantly feel beautiful today! Sponsored post in collaboration with GlassesUSA.com
5 Ways to Instantly Feel Beautiful in Your Own Skin
Spoiler alert: none of these confidence building tricks involve putting on makeup! (Because this busy mama doesn’t have time for that most days!)
Instead I’ve included 5 simple fixes that anyone can do, anytime, to feel beautiful immediately. They’re SO easy, and yet SO effective. (Trust me, I’ve done them all!)
1. Compliment Yourself (Out Loud) at Least Once a Day
Don’t wait for someone else’s approval! If you did something awesome, give yourself a literal pat on the back!
Even on days that are pretty normal, find an opportunity to remind yourself that you rock. Saying it out loud makes it seem more powerful.
And you deserve to hear it!
2. Break a Sweat
Exercising releases endorphins, and is shown to instantly improve your mood, as well as lower the risk of depression in the long term.
Plus, you’ll feel better about yourself knowing that you’re doing something positive for your body!
Related: Check out my favorite 5-minute workouts for a quick way to feel beautiful now!
3. Find a Furry Friend
Research shows that being around animals can instantly increase happiness and even improve our physical well-being.
If you don’t own a pet, there are still lots of ways to get in some time with a four-legged friend:
- Volunteer at the local humane society
- Look for an therapeutic horsemanship program where you can lend a hand (I did this when I was in high school)
- Offer to walk you neighbor or friend’s dog
4. Smile at a Stranger
Have you ever walked by someone you didn’t know on the sidewalk and you both avoided eye contact? I find that it happens more often than not when I’m out and about.
Now try something new: the next time you pass a stranger, make a point to smile and say hello. Chances are, you’ll surprise them – in a good way – and you’ll get a smile back. Smiles are contagious!
And who doesn’t feel beautiful when someone smiles at you?
I actually did this when I started college in a new city and knew nobody. Every day I set the goal of smiling and saying hi to at least one new person. This little experiment led to meeting one of my best girl friends…it works!
5. Swap Out Your Old Specs for Something Absolutely Gorgeous
Who says glasses have to be boring??
“Glasses are my passion,” says actress and singer Hilary Duff, who recently teamed up with GlassesUSA.com to launch her own capsule collection, Muse x Hilary Duff. She explains, “I felt like I could inspire women with my designs, help them see better, while also feeling confident and looking beautiful.”
There’s something about slipping on a new pair of glasses that are just right for you or a new pair of sunnies that stand out to make you feel more confident right away. (I also love that sunglasses hide the fact that I don’t have time to put on makeup most days!)
My sister and I each picked a pair of glasses from the Muse x Hilary Duff line that perfectly complimented our own unique style. As you can see, we have totally different styles, but there really is something in the collection for everyone!
My sister is wearing Muse x Hilary Duff “Betty” in Tortoise – My sister is a young city-living marketing specialist, and I think these frames make her look professional, yet fun! They transition perfectly from the office to happy hour.
I’m wearing Muse x Hilary Duff “Stevie” in Pink – The pink is a departure from my “usual” color (black or dark red) and I love it! I also love that sunglasses hide the fact that I did not put on makeup that day (with 2 kids and another on the way, that is most days actually!)
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The first thing you’ll notice when you visit GlassesUSA.com is that there is always a BIG deal – aka a really, really amazing special offer. (I can’t tell you exactly what because it changes regularly, but you won’t be disappointed!)
What I especially loved about shopping on GlassesUSA.com is that you can “try on” any style and any color before you buy using their Virtual Mirror tool.
Simply take upload a photo or use your webcam and you can actually see how each pair of glasses looks on your own face. No more guessing!
However, GlassesUSA.com offers a 14-day “no questions asked” 100% money-back guarantee, just in case.
Pictured above: Muse x Hilary Duff “Sara” in Black