Lauren Conrad is famous for her stylish ways, her wing-tipped eyeliner, luscious golden locks, and fabulous fashion sense. She also happens to be a well known author and designer. In her book “Beauty,” she shares with women and young girls her simple every day beauty tips.
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Lauren shares with her readers a tip that they should do every day.
“Give yourself a compliment every day. I know this sounds silly, but it really is important. As girls, we spend countless hours focusing on our flaws and trying to correct them or cover them up. It’s essential to focus on something you like about yourself. Maybe you’re having a good hair day or your skin is looking especially healthy. Take a moment each day to focus on the good, and then try to carry that with you throughout the day, because while bangs don’t look good on everyone, confidence does.”
Next Lauren encourages her readers to take care of their skin.
“No matter how well you wash your face and moisturize, if you don’t get some rest, your skin is going to suffer. I used to think I could stay out late the night before a photo shoot or event, but it’s just not true. Now when I have to be on set, I am usually tucked into bed by eleven the night before. There’s a reason people call it “beauty sleep.”
How to Trim Your Own Bangs
Lauren gives out advice on how to trim your own bangs.
“It can be a pain to keep running to your hairstylist for bang trims, but most don’t charge, so that should be your first option. If you absolutely can’t see and are desperate, then proceed with caution.”
“First you should wash, dry, and straighten your bangs so that they make a clean, straight line. Then hold small sections of hair between two fingers and take eyebrow scissors (they’re little) and hold them parallel to your hair. You’re going to cut up at a slight angle – not across – in little, tiny snips. After you trim a few millimeters, take a step back from the mirror and assess before you cut any more.”
Conrad’s secret to stress relief.
“When I’m feeling tense or stressed, I try to bring my anxiety levels down by focusing on my breathing. It takes only a few minutes and can be intensely calming. All you have to do is close your mouth (you want to breathe through your nose) and inhale deeply, filling up your diaphragm to its capacity. Hold it for a few seconds, and then slowly exhale. Repeat. I do this all the time – when I’m in traffic and running late, when I’m hanging out at home, when I’m mid-flight. It’s very effective – and nobody will know what you’re up to.”
Focusing on Good Things in Your Life
She focuses on the good things in her life and she encourages her readers to try this to.
“Instead of focusing on the problems that plague your life, try focusing on all the good. When I have had a tough day or week or even month, the thing that has always made me feel better is counting my blessings. Think of the people you love and the things in your life that make you happy. And if you are able to, try giving back. It doesn’t have to be anything major. Not everyone can write a big check to a favorite charity, but most of us can volunteer an afternoon at a soup kitchen or donate some underused clothing to a local shelter.”
Lauren advises everyone on the importance of SPF.
“I know I’ve pretty much hit you over the head with the SPF message, but there’s one more thing you need to hear: Your lips need protection from the sun too. Add a lip balm with sunscreen to your collection, and you’re covered. There are tinted ones, so you can be protecting your mouth and prettying up at the same time. Look for a natural one, so you can be sure you’re not eating chemicals when you lick your lips.”
Her advice on hair accessories is shared here.
“At some point – not that many years ago – my trusted hair guru, Kristin Ess, held up a mirror to the back of my hair to show a line of breakage that roughly coincided with where my hair tie hit when I threw my hair into a ponytail before a workout. Harsh elastics can take a serious toll on your hair and create that annoying little halo of frizzies. Since then, I only use elastic bands that don’t have any metal fastenings and that are super-soft and nondamaging – like Twistbands (made from tie-dyed pieces of wide elastic.)