This is the trick to avoiding a double chin in photographs. You want to stretch your neck up and out to a slightly unnatural degree (you’ll feel like a giraffe), then tilt your chin downward.
Think long and hard before you begin dyeing your hair – once you start it’s difficult to go back. A lot of upkeep is required to ensure your roots aren’t showing and the color hasn’t faded; a lot of energy is spent agonizing over the most flattering shade and complimentary tone. One day you may realize that you’ve spent endless hours and countless dollars in the salon chair just trying to recapture the beautiful hair color you were born with.
There will come a day you realize that you’ve traded in your youthful body for a whole other one; you’ll look down at yourself and think “When did this happen?” That’s the day a bikini stops being appropriate. Don’t worry about that day – I promise by the time you get there you really won’t mind – and in the meantime have a blast in adorable two-pieces.
You really don’t need to wear makeup, but if you want to (when you are older) that’s fine. A coat of mascara and a little blush are the two cosmetics that work best to subtly accentuate your natural features. If you want to even out your skin tone with some foundation, just make sure it’s the right shade and blend it well.
There is a certain knack to outwardly expressing your personality. Things like tattoos and purple hair can often reflect the opposite of individuality, coming off more along the lines of “I’m unique, just like all of my friends”. If you work too hard at using your outward appearance to reflect your inner uniqueness, you can seem one-dimensional. Your individuality is illustrated by much more then the way you look.
Shopping can be a fun activity; most women cannot deny a little high when finding the perfect pair of three-inch aubergine leather heels to match that vintage paisley dress or a hand stained mahogany hardwood end table that fits perfectly in the nook by the fireplace. But know that at the end of the day, shopping is simply a means of acquiring things. Life is not about amassing loads of slick stuff. When shopping becomes your hobby, it’s time to find something else to fill the hole inside you where you normally put things.
If you’re getting dressed and get caught in that “I have nothing to wear” circle of stress, it helps to remember that nobody is going to notice if you look a little off, they’re all too busy worrying about what they look like to care.