5 Mini Makeovers with Major Impact


Quick change! We all want to start 2012 off with a bang, and that means improving yourself inside and out. What's better than scoring a brand new wardrobe? How about getting an uplifting mini makeover! The effects will improve your mood and refresh your appearance. But you don't have to chop off your locks or overhaul your makeup routine to bust out of your rut. If you update your signature look with just a few tweaks you’ll instantly see a major beauty boost. Check out our top five easy ideas for transforming your look in a snap!

1. Whiten your teeth

A bright smile can make you look younger and give you confidence. With so many amazing at-home whiteners there’s no reason not to flash a perfect, pearly grin. If you haven't been keeping up on your flossing, reverse the stains in less than a day with Crest 3D White 2-hour Express Whitestrips.

2. Play with your part

Have you been sporting the same center part since high school? Go deep! Create a far side part for a few weeks and see what a difference it makes. The deep part will give the illusion of longer bangs and add more volume in the front. However, if you always part on the side, switch to a down-the-middle version for a sleeker look that plays up your cheekbones.    

3. Try nail art

Long gone are the days of a simple manicure. Crazy patterns, detailed designs, and themes are here to stay! If you were too afraid to try a few of the trends last year, now is the time to revitalize your fingertips with at least one accent nail on each hand. Not only will you show the world a part of your personality, but the tiny tweak is one you can see without looking in the mirror. Remind yourself just how artistic you are!

4. Switch up your scent

Take note! Few things can affect your mood as strongly as scent. A new perfume is the easiest way to get yourself into a fresh state of mind. Plus, since fragrance is tied to memory, change your perfume every year or season to create aromatic memories you won’t forget!  

5. Tweak your hair texture

If you don't want to commit to a permanent hair change (think: color and cut), then mix up your mane's texture instead. If you have natural curls, use a flat iron to straighten strands for a smooth, sleek effect. Or if you have pin-straight tresses, use a mini curling iron to create tight ringlets. Keep the waves going for days by misting on a sea-salt spray and re-scrunching hair each morning.

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