Dark skies, depressing weather, and bad beauty days are just a few of the reasons winter can leave you in a funk. But there are quick and easy ways to bust out of feeling blue. Check out instant solutions that will perk you up this season.
1. Go code red.
While most of the nail trends for winter are dark hues like gray, navy, and hunter green, one shade that never goes out of style is red. Festive and sexy, crimson-painted fingertips will add a pop of color to any ensemble.
Can't afford a quick trip to an island? Re-create the beachy scents that had you smiling all summer long by switching to a fragrance with coconut or sandalwood base notes. Every time you get a whiff of it you will imagine sun-kissed shores—even if you are snowed in!
Now's the time to pamper your skin from head to toe. Since you have to switch to thick, ultra-hydrating creams, why not go for a luxe lution. Use the season as an excuse to buy one you've been dying to try.
4. Flash your brights.
Summer’s neon fashion may be gone, but you don’t have to ditch the happy hues altogether. Hot pink or lime green pair well with black or gray. Plus, adding a colorful eye liner or mascara will brighten your beauty look in one swipe. Be sure to keep the vibrant hue to one feature (e.g., your eyes) so the color will look subtle and not clownish.
If bad weather and cold temperatures have you holed up at home, wind down with some much-needed alone time in a long, soothing bubble bath. The warming, de-stressing ritual will have you feeling calm and centered—and costs far less than a spa treatment!