How to be pretty

How to be pretty

A. We ‘ve all been there. Some days we wake up wanting to hide our heads in a bag even though we know our looks haven’t drastically changed overnight. These type of scenarios make it clear that feeling pretty is a state of mind, not a state of face. These 15 tips will help you cop a whole new beauty ‘tude!

1. Remember that your outer beauty is a reflection of your inner beauty, so start feeling prettier by making an effort to like your looks. When you start caring about your appearance, you begin to take care of your whole being.

2. Instead of focusing on your flaws, get stoked about your plus points. Whatever your good features are (and everyone has them!)–your big brown eyes, your cute nose or your full lips–take time to appreciate them. It’ll go a long way toward bolstering your beauty confidence.

3. Find your fave photo. Get out your scrapbook and search for that picture that shows you at your best. Take a good look. you’ll wonder why you were so down on yourself in the first place.

4. Even though it’s winter, soak up some rays. Sunshine’s known to be a major mood-booster. In fact, in some Northern European countries where the sun rarely shines during winter, people go for light therapy to fight depression. (But sun damage is even more depressing than sun deprivation–be sure to wear sunscreen.)

5. Give your skin some extra special care. When you pamper yourself, it shows. So commit to better daily skincare and give yourself at-home facial for skin-smoothing results.

6. Treat yourself to the latest beauty products. Trying something new can help you put a stop to your beauty-bashing. Check out all the new goodies that can play up your looks and let ’em go to work for you.

7. Color your mood happy. When you’re feeling down about what you see in the mirror, don’t grab for that gray coat that seems to match your mood perfectly. Put on a bright color to kick you back into gear. For example, try red, the most energetic color in the spectrum.

8. If it’s a bad hair day that’s causing you grief, hide your hair scare under a hat and get involved in an energetic activity–anything–that’ll get your mind off trashing your tresses.

9. Go for a free makeover. Make your way to the makeup counter of your local department store and ask for some assistance trying new colors. If you always wear shades of plum, tell the sales associate to break out the peach tones for a completely new look. You’ll go home with a fab new take on your face.

10. Feel pretty all the way down to your feet with an at-home pedicure. Go as wild as you want! Wear a toe ring or two. Paint each nail a different color, use glitter or sample a shade that you’re not quite ready to wear on your hands.

11. Grab a girlfriend and have a glamorfest. You’ll be sure to perk up once you see how gorgeous you can really be. Have fun getting dressed (and pull out all the stops with false eyelashes, screen star ‘dos and glitzy duds!), then go out somewhere to flaunt your finery.

12. Grab a few winks. There’s nothing that puts your looks into a slump like losing out on your zzzzzzs. What’s more, sleep deprivation does a number on your entire outlook. Wake up your perky personality–and give yourself a beauty treat–by catching up on some needed sack time. If you can’t get in eight to nine hours a night, try fitting in a short nap.

13. Laugh. You really can’t help but feel a lift after a good laugh, and a smile is one of your best beauty accessories. Find your funniest friend or rent a comedy video and watch your spirits rise.

14. Get outta your hairstyle rut. Sometimes you feel less than your best simply because you’ve stuck with one style way too long. Try a change of part, or if y ou’ve always wanted to see how you would look with highlights, now’s the time to go for it.

15. Get toned. You’re sure to like your looks better when you feel fit and your muscles are defined. So find a fitness regimen that suits your level and get moving!

How to be pretty

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

Even though I got Joey McIntyre from The New Kids on the Block to sign my scoliosis back brace in the sixth grade, I still felt ugly wearing it.

I didn’t realize the irony back then, but in retrospect it seems a little funny that I grew crooked considering I convinced myself I was wilting in my sister’s shadow. (I also had braces and headgear, but that’s another story.)

I was a kid who wanted to be beautiful, but more desperately wanted to feel loved. My self-esteem increased through the years, but I never quite shook the sneaking suspicion I’d never be beautiful enough. Or maybe lovable enough.

It would be easy to blame it all on society and the Kate Moss era of modeling, but I think it’s more than that. I just never learned to notice and appreciate all the beautiful things about myself. The stuff that had nothing to do with my waistline, skin tone, or eye lashes and everything to do with who I am.

I never learned to give myself the credit for all the good I do in the world. I was too busy cataloging my weaknesses, mistakes, and flaws to recognize it.

It seems like such a cliché to say that pretty is as pretty does, but the truth is, physical beauty is subjective. And even if someone perfectly matches your ideal of physical perfection, their looks will eventually fade. What endure are the qualities, passions, and habits we nurture.

That’s what makes us beautiful—and believe me when I say there is something beautiful in everyone. If you’ve done any of the following lately, you are absolutely beautiful:

1. Smile. As the quote goes, “I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”

2. Be there for someone who needs you even if there’s nothing in it for you—give without expectations.

3. Make a sacrifice for someone you love.

4. Admit a mistake, even if it’s hard to say you’re wrong, and work to make amends.

5. Share your struggles, putting your ego aside, to make someone else feel less alone.

6. Create something that helps people. A song, a blog, a support group, a non-profit—anything that inspires.

7. Help a child feel good about him or herself.

8. Tell someone what you appreciate about them, even if you feel vulnerable.

9. Forgive someone without needing to hear the words, “I’m sorry.”

10. Create positive energy around you by thinking positive thoughts and acting with positive intentions.

11. Sit with reality without judging anyone or anything.

12. Accept someone for who they are instead of trying to change them to who you want them to be.

14. Notice something simple but beautiful in the world around you.

15. Acknowledge the beauty in others instead of feeling threatened or competing with other people.

16. Be the change you want to see in the world, as per Gandhi’s suggestion.

17. Tap into your personal power and do something that makes a difference in the world.

18. Find strength in a challenging moment. It’s not easy to do, and you deserve credit for it.

19. Talk kindly about the world around you instead of gossiping or complaining.

20. Forget yourself for a minute and do nothing but listen to someone who needs it.

21. Measure a person by their best moments, not their worst.

22. Give yourself the same courtesy—focus on the good you’ve done, not the mistakes you’ve made.

23. Take the high road when someone hurts you instead if being cruel or catty.

24. Make someone laugh. A smile can literally melt stress and pain away. How beautiful of you to do that for someone else!

25. Make someone cry—tears of joy that is. People want to feel moved, inspired, motivated. Never underestimate the power of touching someone’s heart.

26. Keep an open mind instead of sticking with a judgment or assumption.

27. Love what you’re tempted to fear.

28. Be the voice of optimism when the people around you need it badly.

29. Show humility when your accomplishments would make it easy to stand above people.

30. Handle rejection or failure with grace. It’s far more easily said than done—and it sounds so cheesy and cliche—but accepting loss gracefully makes you a true winner.

31. Show unbridled enthusiasm for something that excites you. All children are beautiful, and I think their unadulterated joy has a lot to do with it.

32. Hear what someone means, not just what they say. Anyone can nitpick. Not everyone actively works to be understanding.

33. Imagine a world where people know peace, and do one small thing to create it.

34. Honor the values that matter to you. Showing integrity is the first step to feeling good about yourself.

35. Accept and love yourself, just as you are in this moment.

And now a disclaimer: some days you may not do anything written above—in fact, you might do the exact opposite. On those days you are still beautiful.

There are times when, like Alexander, I’m having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Times when it seems like I might get swept into the tornado of chaos around me. Times when the voice in my head is unkind, and I interpret everything that happens through a negative filter. When I think the worst of people and complain about it; when I expect the worst of my day and lament it.

This admission might seem like the biggest possible acknowledgment of hypocrisy, but I have nothing to give if not my honesty. And the reality is I am imperfect. We all are. We all have moments of weakness—but they’ll only define us if they far surpass moments of kindness, compassion, love, and strength.

Being beautiful doesn’t mean adhering to some picture-perfect fantasy, or living every moment that way. It means realizing this moment is a new opportunity to be who you want to be, and making the effort to seize it.

How will you be beautiful today?

Photo here. This was originally published in 2011.

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. She recently launched a Mindfulness Kit to help reduce our stress and increase our peace and joy. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

By: Talin Vartanian

About This Quiz

“Pretty? Me?” you may have thought. Well, we are here to help you decide if your face is beautiful, pretty, or something else. If you think that me and pretty aren’t words that belong in the same sentence, you may be surprised to find out that your face is actually the definition of pretty. Other people may think they are beautiful, but really, the truth says something else.

Have you ever wondered if you’re actually pretty? Maybe some people have told you that you’re pretty, but do you actually believe this about yourself? In this quiz, we’re going to tell you just how pretty you are, after you answer a variety of questions about your beauty and lifestyle habits. You’ll never know if you’re a pretty person until you take this quiz. Regardless of which result you get, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is pretty in their own unique way. There are many different qualities that make a person pretty, some of which are completely out of your control. For example, some people are pretty because of the way they look. Other people have an interesting eye color or pleasing eye shape, while others have full and pouty lips.

But what else makes a person pretty? Is it all about looks? Nope, because personality plays a big part in this too! Pretty people are often very confident in themselves, so it’s important to show others that you have high self-esteem and that you care about other people. If you’re ready to find out if you’re actually a pretty person, it’s time to take this quiz now. Are you really pretty, exotic, above average or beautiful? We’re about to find out with this quiz!

How to be pretty

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”

Even though I got Joey McIntyre from The New Kids on the Block to sign my scoliosis back brace in the sixth grade, I still felt ugly wearing it.

I didn’t realize the irony back then, but in retrospect it seems a little funny that I grew crooked considering I convinced myself I was wilting in my sister’s shadow. (I also had braces and headgear, but that’s another story.)

I was a kid who wanted to be beautiful, but more desperately wanted to feel loved. My self-esteem increased through the years, but I never quite shook the sneaking suspicion I’d never be beautiful enough. Or maybe lovable enough.

It would be easy to blame it all on society and the Kate Moss era of modeling, but I think it’s more than that. I just never learned to notice and appreciate all the beautiful things about myself. The stuff that had nothing to do with my waistline, skin tone, or eye lashes and everything to do with who I am.

I never learned to give myself the credit for all the good I do in the world. I was too busy cataloging my weaknesses, mistakes, and flaws to recognize it.

It seems like such a cliché to say that pretty is as pretty does, but the truth is, physical beauty is subjective. And even if someone perfectly matches your ideal of physical perfection, their looks will eventually fade. What endure are the qualities, passions, and habits we nurture.

That’s what makes us beautiful—and believe me when I say there is something beautiful in everyone. If you’ve done any of the following lately, you are absolutely beautiful:

1. Smile. As the quote goes, “I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”

2. Be there for someone who needs you even if there’s nothing in it for you—give without expectations.

3. Make a sacrifice for someone you love.

4. Admit a mistake, even if it’s hard to say you’re wrong, and work to make amends.

5. Share your struggles, putting your ego aside, to make someone else feel less alone.

6. Create something that helps people. A song, a blog, a support group, a non-profit—anything that inspires.

7. Help a child feel good about him or herself.

8. Tell someone what you appreciate about them, even if you feel vulnerable.

9. Forgive someone without needing to hear the words, “I’m sorry.”

10. Create positive energy around you by thinking positive thoughts and acting with positive intentions.

11. Sit with reality without judging anyone or anything.

12. Accept someone for who they are instead of trying to change them to who you want them to be.

14. Notice something simple but beautiful in the world around you.

15. Acknowledge the beauty in others instead of feeling threatened or competing with other people.

16. Be the change you want to see in the world, as per Gandhi’s suggestion.

17. Tap into your personal power and do something that makes a difference in the world.

18. Find strength in a challenging moment. It’s not easy to do, and you deserve credit for it.

19. Talk kindly about the world around you instead of gossiping or complaining.

20. Forget yourself for a minute and do nothing but listen to someone who needs it.

21. Measure a person by their best moments, not their worst.

22. Give yourself the same courtesy—focus on the good you’ve done, not the mistakes you’ve made.

23. Take the high road when someone hurts you instead if being cruel or catty.

24. Make someone laugh. A smile can literally melt stress and pain away. How beautiful of you to do that for someone else!

25. Make someone cry—tears of joy that is. People want to feel moved, inspired, motivated. Never underestimate the power of touching someone’s heart.

26. Keep an open mind instead of sticking with a judgment or assumption.

27. Love what you’re tempted to fear.

28. Be the voice of optimism when the people around you need it badly.

29. Show humility when your accomplishments would make it easy to stand above people.

30. Handle rejection or failure with grace. It’s far more easily said than done—and it sounds so cheesy and cliche—but accepting loss gracefully makes you a true winner.

31. Show unbridled enthusiasm for something that excites you. All children are beautiful, and I think their unadulterated joy has a lot to do with it.

32. Hear what someone means, not just what they say. Anyone can nitpick. Not everyone actively works to be understanding.

33. Imagine a world where people know peace, and do one small thing to create it.

34. Honor the values that matter to you. Showing integrity is the first step to feeling good about yourself.

35. Accept and love yourself, just as you are in this moment.

And now a disclaimer: some days you may not do anything written above—in fact, you might do the exact opposite. On those days you are still beautiful.

There are times when, like Alexander, I’m having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Times when it seems like I might get swept into the tornado of chaos around me. Times when the voice in my head is unkind, and I interpret everything that happens through a negative filter. When I think the worst of people and complain about it; when I expect the worst of my day and lament it.

This admission might seem like the biggest possible acknowledgment of hypocrisy, but I have nothing to give if not my honesty. And the reality is I am imperfect. We all are. We all have moments of weakness—but they’ll only define us if they far surpass moments of kindness, compassion, love, and strength.

Being beautiful doesn’t mean adhering to some picture-perfect fantasy, or living every moment that way. It means realizing this moment is a new opportunity to be who you want to be, and making the effort to seize it.

How will you be beautiful today?

Photo here. This was originally published in 2011.

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. She recently launched a Mindfulness Kit to help reduce our stress and increase our peace and joy. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2021’s biggest beauty trend is all about “skinimalism”. It’s the end of the caked-on makeup look. Skinimalism is all about, well, minimalism in your makeup routines to “let your natural skin texture shine through,” according to Pinterest. Are you wondering how to get the natural makeup look? With Spring around the corner, the trend will only increase. How do we that? Well, it starts with great looking skin. Here are 10 tips for wearing minimal makeup or no makeup at all to get that natural glow you’re after.

1. Prep your skin

Always wash your face with a natural cleanser like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Cleansing Balm. That’s because a cleansed face is like a great canvas. This unique cleansing balm-to-milk melts away all traces of face and eye makeup and impurities without drying your skin! A waterless natural gel concentrate, with the cleansing of power Quillaja Saponaria a natural soap extract combined with the vitamin-rich purifying powers of Coconut, Dilo, and Moringa oils to leave skin feeling soft, fresh, and nourished.

How to Use : Warm a small amount of balm between palms and massage into dry skin using circular motions, add water and the balm turns to milk. Gently remove with a warm, damp cleansing cloth. Can be followed with eye cream and serum.

2. Moisturize

Even if you’re applying the tiniest amount of concealer or foundation it’s important that you apply a hydrating moisturizer like Pure Fiji’s Vitamin C Brightening Creme with Hyaluronic and Lime Caviar. Sounds incredibly luxurious doesn’t it? Wait ‘til you try it!

This powerful blend of pure Vitamin C and lime caviar combined with skin-smoothing peptides will brighten any, dry, dull skin. Extracts of fresh garden sprouts diminish age spots and pigmentation. Kakadu plum and pure Vitamin C visibly brightens skin and reduces the signs of aging while moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid along with our cold-pressed oil blend gives intense hydration and skin barrier protection for glowing skin.

3. Clean up your brows

A brow that is cleaned up and shaped perfectly can help frame your face. If your brows need a little filling use gentle strokes using a pencil, powder, or cream to help define your brows. Less is more these days, and simple, but defined brows are a must in minimal makeup looks.

4. Dab a little concealer or foundation

Most of the time we really don’t need to cover our entire face with foundation. Instead use a concealer or foundation to dab on the blemished spots. Simply pat with your finger to blend.

Did you know that Pure Fiji’s Dilo Oil is great for repairing and minimizing acne scars? Just add a couple of drops to your face after cleansing and apply day crème, serum or night crème on top. Or add a couple of drops into the crème and apply to your face.

5. Exfoliate

The no-makeup look starts with clean, polished skin. If you have a busy schedule look for multi-tasking products like Pure Fiji’s Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque. This masque gently exfoliates dry skin cells to reveal fresher, more youthful looking skin.

6. Use the power of five oils

For a natural glow, use Pure Fiji’s Hydrate and Nourish Luxury Face Oil as a cheekbone highlighter. Pure Fiji brings you the Power of 5 with our unique botanical blend of organic cold-pressed oils, Coconut, Macadamia, Sikeci, Dilo and Moringa oil. This supercharged anti-aging blend of oils is full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins to hydrate, nourish and smooth skin while restoring radiance leaving skin with a youthful glow.

Simply sweep a small amount of oil on your cheekbones, brow bone, down the bridge of your nose and on top of your cupid’s bow. You’ll see an instant glow!

7. Make your own DIY natural blush

  • Organic cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 4 oz. mason jar with a lid

Choose your shade by adding one or more of the following:

  • For pink or red blushes – beet root powder or hibiscus powder
  • For brown blushes – cinnamon or cacao powder (as a bronzer)
  • For a golden glow – turmeric
  • Place 1-2 tablespoons of organic cornstarch or arrowroot powder into a mason jar.
  • Add one teaspoon at a time of your chosen shade from the list above and stir well until you have the color you prefer.
  • Apply your DIY Natural Blush with a big soft, natural makeup bristle across the apple of your check upwards.

8. Eat carrots for a natural tan

Carrots have always been known for changing skin color and the good news is it you won’t turn orange! High levels of carotenoids will give you that perfect, sun-kissed glow that everyone is after. In addition they are loaded with vitamin A which helps improve your eyesight and protect your skin from sun damage.

9. Seal with a mist

Before you head out the door, seal it all in with a glow-boosting finishing spray like Coconut Water Hydrating Toning Mist. This instantly hydrate and refresh skin with a blend of fresh coconut water, hyaluronic acid and ngi grass for 24-hour hydration. Infused with soothing cucumber hydrosol, passionflower extract and skin-clarifying witch hazel for the ultimate in skin hydration and comfort.

10. Get your beauty sleep

Regardless of whether you wear makeup or not there is no substitution for a good night’s sleep. Because your body repairs at night it’s vital that you get at least 6-8 hours of quality sleep. You recharge your phone right? Well, it’s the same for your body.

If self-care has been challenging these days make sure you treat your lips with Pure Fiji’s Coconut Lip Sleeping Masque. Here’s why it works:

  • Plumps lips providing natural looking volume
  • Stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid
  • Defines lips
  • Smooths and firm lips
  • Hydrates and nourishes
  • Eliminate dry skin and chapping
  • High in vitamins A, B, C & E
  • High in Antioxidants
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-bacterial

Summary

The biggest beauty trend of the decade involves very little (if any) makeup. A natural look not only allows your authentic self to shine through but you’re also letting your skin breathe. and that’s always a good thing. Let’s be real ladies, we’ve never seen women more beautiful than with bare skin and big smiles—talk about a natural, healthy glow. Bottom line; by incorporating Pure Fiji’s natural skin care products into your daily skin care routine, you will be on your way to looking naturally beautiful without makeup. Hello to radiant Spring skin!

With Leeor Alexandra

Appearance and the Law of Attraction: Changing Physical Attributes

What if changing your appearance was as easy as making a wish and hopeful thinking?

Believe it or not, our physical form is a product of manifestation. Since we were children, we’ve been unconsciously storing and internalizing information from other people. It may have began with adults – some of us may have heard we were “beautiful children,” while others may have heard comments such as, “He’ll grow into his nose.”

That information was followed by the opinions of peers and friends. When we’re young, we are much more susceptible and impressionable to other’s opinions of us – good or bad.

Whatever was said to you, good or bad, has sculpted your present physical appearance.

First and foremost – I wish that no one picked on you. I pray that you only heard praise and compliments since you began picking up signals from others. Unfortunately, it is all too common that at least one negative thing has been said to you about your appearance in your lifetime.

And that negative comment, no matter how tiny or innocent it may have been, is part of the way you define yourself today. The majority of people don’t realize that the way we speak about ourselves and the way we perceive ourselves has shaped our outward appearance. How to be pretty

Let me continue – you are glorious. Beauty personified. Your soul shines and gleams from every cell of your body. When you vibrate at a high frequency, the world opens up to you gleefully like a puppy trustingly waiting for a tummy scratch.

The way you look now, is already absolutely perfect. You may not see it, but I, along with many others, see the Divinity within you. Ultimately, what I would want more than anything is for you to work to see the divinity in yourself as well.

But there isn’t a billion dollar plastic surgery industry without reason – people are dissatisfied with their appearance.

“Perhaps if I just get a little bit of filler in my upper lip, I’ll feel pretty?”

“Breast implants would change my life for the better.” LAW OF ATTRACTION BEAUTY

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The notion that a quick fix will also heal your soul and fix your life is rampant, and it’s hitting and targeting humans at increasingly younger ages.

All that being said, before plastic surgery, please give the law of attraction a chance. In 2015, I was losing weight from starting a vegan diet, and I had a specific body shape image in mind. I had never lost so much weight before, so my belief was that I could get that body shape. I wasn’t purposely manifesting, but I kept seeing myself in a certain bathing suit posing in the mirror, with my body in the shape I desired.

Within two month s, I donned that bathing suit in front of my vanity in my bedroom. My body had transformed into the exact image I held in my mind for so long.

If you have the tenacity, you will be able to change the way you look with the law of attraction.

Enough ranting. Let’s get to what you came here for: How to change your physical appearance with the Law of Attraction.How to be pretty

  1. Believe it’s easy. The first step is to believe whatever you want to attract is easy and possible. Once we begin to believe that, our brains and every cell in our body will cooperate. Tell yourself often: “It is easy to get the body that I want. It’s easy to…[insert any desire here.]” If you believe that losing weight or growing your hair is difficult, the universe will demonstrate that it is. Believe it is easy, and the universe will show you that, as well.
  2. Visualize & day dream. This is a basic concept of the Law of Attraction. To change your looks, you’re going to have to morph your perception of [insert your name here] in your mind. Our perception of reality changes reality – we’ve agreed to that when we began to manifest – so imagine that your appearance aligns with that of your desires. If you wish for longer hair, see yourself with that luscious, shiny hair, brushing it out and styling it.
  3. Repeat your desire, outloud. Talk about what it is you’re changing, often. If you give off a fun vibration and it will come to you without any hard work at all. For example: “I have a small waist. I have large eyes. I have long hair.” Repeat that to yourself until your brain starts to believe it’s real. Instead of going on about how big your nose is, thereby making it bigger and more prominent, start commenting that your nose looks cute and little. Remember that this works both ways: Repeat that you are fat, you will stay or become fat.
  4. Find a placebo.The Placebo Effect is a real phenomenon. It has been replicated over and over again in thousands of studies. A patient will begin to heal after taking a fake pill, usually a sugar pill, simply because the person has the expectation that the pill will help. In spirituality, we know that belief can cure an affliction. YouTuber Fully Raw Kristina says that eating raw changed her eye color from brown to green. While I believe that that definitely did happen to her, I also think that she’s a perfect example of the Placebo Effect. Fruit is her placebo pill, and with a dash of somewhat-science and a whole lot of belief, her eyes began to lighten and change. Want to change your eye color? Eat more fruit! Believing that doing something will make something else happen is a powerful concept. A simple way to create your placebo pill is to research natural remedies or even prayers that will help you achieve the desired effect. Believe in every part of your body that it is effective, and it will be. Read more here >>>

Find a placebo pill for your change – maybe eating carrots makes your waist smaller! Or limiting dairy will clear up your acne (it will). Avocados make your hair grow (they do).

You may not have a specific image of what you want to change, but you want to appear more attractive. There’s quite an easy solution to that: smile more. Learn to love and be confident in yourself. You will be irresistible to everyone. When you begin to love yourself, you will start to look better – because the universe already knows what you find attractive.

Good luck, and have fun with this my loves! Above all, remember not to neglect your soul for your body. Be kind to your inner being.

How to be pretty

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It’s a good time to be a reboot of a classic teen drama. From Heartbreak High to Gossip Girl, revamped high school dramas are in high demand, and joining the lineup of revived series is a Pretty Little Liars reboot from HBO. The new series will be called Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, and will serve as a new story in the universe created by Sara Shepard, based on the original series.

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The series is still in development, but when it airs, you’ll be able to find it on HBO Max.

How can you stream Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin?

You can stream Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin when it airs with an HBO Max subscription. HBO Max is currently only available in the United States and certain U.S. territories and can be accessed with an internet connection through Android products, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, some gaming consoles, and certain smart TV platforms.

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What is Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin about?

How to be pretty

Pretty Little Liars is getting a reboot. (Photo: iMDb / ABC)

Pretty Little Liars is getting a reboot in the form of a brand new series. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin will take place in the town of Millwood, within the same universe as the book series created by Sara Shepard. Riverdale executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring will helm the Max Original series.

Not much is known about the plot of the reboot, beyond the fact that the story follows a brand new group of Liars. While distinct from the story of Rosewood girls, the reboot will serve as a reimagining of the original series. The promotional video for the series featured a message to the Liars by someone identifying as ‘A’, in the pattern of the original mystery.

All seven seasons of Pretty Little Liars are available to watch now on HBO Max, so you can rewatch the original series before the reboot airs.

How can you sign up for HBO Max?

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How to be pretty

Beauty is truly only skin deep, and at the end of the day, it’s pretty meaningless if we don’t foster the more lasting parts of our identity, like kindness and intelligence. However, sometimes we just want to feel like we look our best, and for those occasions, there are scientifically verified ways to appear more attractive.

As much as I firmly believe that way too much emphasis is placed on physical attributes in our culture, and also think that the media definitely creates unrealistic standards of beauty (I’m supposed to hold down a full-time job and look like a Photoshopped celebrity who has a personal chef and trainer? I don’t think so), I also definitely feel more confident when I’m happy about the way I look. It’s an inescapable part of being human, no matter how much we might be aware of our culture’s perverse fascination with looking “perfect.”

That being said, there are definitely super simple ways that science tells us we can look more aesthetically pleasing — which in turn will hopefully give us that little added boost of confidence to help us take on an important moment or event. Because at the end of the day, so much about beauty products and fashion is really about how they makes us feel, and not about what they’re actually doing to us on the outside.

So in the spirit of feeling our most awesome, here are eight things you can do to look more attractive, backed by science.

1. Keep Your Teeth White

According to a study from the University of Leeds featured on Business Insider, clean white teeth are a quick indicator of good health and thus instantly make us more attractive to others. So grab those whitening strips (or whatever method works best for you and your life) and say hello to an awesome smile.

2. Go For A Voluminous Hair Style

A piece in Everyday Health noted that thick hair is associated with health and vitality, which instantly makes you look better. If your hair has been thinning with age or is just on the thinner side in general, celebrity stylist Oribe recommended using a dry shampoo on the roots to absorb heavy oils and create an instant illusion of fullness.

3. Take Care Of Your Skin

A study published by the NIH showed that smooth skin is a major factor in overall attractiveness since, much like white teeth, it instantly indicates good health. So if you want that added boost of confidence, start giving your skin a little TLC. And since I’m a skincare junkie, I can’t help but recommend a gentle chemical exfoliate followed by a quality (scent-free) moisturizer. It’s a simple and cost-effective method for glowing skin. Also, never forget the sunscreen — seriously.

4. Have Red Lipstick Handy

The same Business Insider piece noted that a University of Manchester study found that our lips are considered to be one of our most attractive and arousing facial features. It also found that drawing attention to them with red lipstick means they will be stared at for an average of seven seconds longer. So if you’re looking to feel your sexiest, go with the red!

5. And Put On That Red Dress

If you like red lipstick, you should also consider that red dress in your closet. In a study out of the University of Rochester, participants rated people as more attractive when they’re in red over other colors — even when shown pictures of the same person.

6. Mimic

That’s right — a study featured in the Social Psychology Bulletin simply subtly mimicking the person we’re talking to can increase your attractiveness. So the next time you’re in conversation with someone you’re really into, be sure to pay attention to their body language and respond with a similar gesture or posture. Subtle mimicry indicates attraction.

7. Accentuate Your Symmetry

You’ve likely heard that facial symmetry is strongly associated with attractiveness, and a study out of Stanford confirms this. However, the fact of the matter is most of us aren’t perfectly symmetrical. Our eyes might be two slightly different sizes, our mouth may be a little lopsided, our nose could be a little uneven. It’s natural and normal, and is generally not something to stress about at all. However, if you want that extra boost of confidence, the good thing is that makeup is kind of a miracle when it comes to creating the illusion of symmetry. You can soften a hooded eye, shadow the nose, or slightly reshape a lip — it’s all about knowing how. Check out the above Pixiewoo video to see how you can make your eye bigger or smaller to see how it’s done.

8. Be Confident

This is something I’ve written about before as well. Confidence can instantly make you a more magnetic person. According to Harvard psychologist Craig Malkin, it’s because confident people are more likely to engage in behavior that inspires trust in other people, like solid eye contact and open body language, as well as are more likely to be open and say what they mean. So even if you’re naturally on the shyer side, try to fake it ’til you make it on those nights when you want to feel super cute.

We’re all our own worst critic when it comes to the way we look, which is why some quick, scientifically-proven ways to look better can be just the thing to help melt away our insecurities. So throw on that red dress, pump up your hair, and remember that you look awesome.