Sometimes, it still feels weird–that I'm this adult woman- responsible for shaping the fragile psyches of these two precious little people. What have I learned in the past 17 years about being a mom (calling myself a mother just doesn't sit right with me- too stern and serious!)? That like all other aspects of our lives we need to be our own cheerleaders! Rather than wait for the adulation and recognition about how wonderful we are–we need to pat ourselves on the back and indulge ourselves.
The truth is we all have that inner goddess—even if she might be hidden under yoga pants, spaghetti sauce from dinner and just a little jagged around the edges after trying to figure out 8th grade math and making an emergency trip to the convenience store for those last-minute bake sale cookies.
So when it comes to empowerment, body positivity and tips to get your beautiful on I’m all about indulging myself and sharing products and tips that will inspire women to find and inspire that inner goddess hidden underneath all the roles us women (and mothers) maintain!
Beauty is definitely an inside job, but working from the outside in can also help your process – when you feel good about how you look, you can tackle any math homework problem your kid throws your way!
Keep reading for my #MyHotTools Tips to get your Beautiful On from the Outside In!
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Because the truth is Everyone Deserves Beautiful and Hot Tools Signature Series makes it easy to get your beautiful on (without making a trip to the salon!)
- Use a low to medium setting on your beauty tools, especially with your hair dryer
- Rather than pulling at the root of your hair with a brush to add volume, use a diffuser to help give it shape.
Create dimension with a zig-zag part and use a curling iron and light styling pastes to create a messy, tousled look with more body.
Color is a fantastic tool for giving your lackluster hair some vavavoom! Darker hair colors play up the contrast between hair and scalp, while lighter shades that are closer to your skin tone can actually help camouflage thinning hair. Color also helps by expanding the hair shaft making it thicker in diameter, adding volume.
Bottom line: the tip to getting beautiful hair is all about having the right products whether you want to straighten your hair with a flat iron or create volume with a curling iron. You also want to use products that expand the hair cuticle for a quick fix. Look for volumizing shampoos and conditioners and use a mousse, root lifter or a dry shampoo for extra volume!
Tip #2: Get a Beautiful Waistline and EAT THIS, NOT THAT: The winter months usually have us reaching for warm (not waistline-friendly) comfort foods. Time to swap out those heavy foods for lighter variations that still satisfy your cravings. Try sautéed garlic spinach instead of creamed spinach and quinoa bowls topped with fresh, light flavors including roasted vegetables, vinaigrettes, lemon, and herbs. Opt for spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini to replace pasta. The emphasis should be on lighter dressings and seasonings, fresher ingredients. When you feed your body good things it will fuel it with beauty and reward you with energy.
Tip #3: Get a Beautiful Mind. Don't discount how essential it is to Recharge Your Mind. Being beautiful is not only about how you look, but how you think. You need to think beautiful (aka have a beautiful mind) and this means doing what you can to re-energize your mental and physical routines to get you springing into action. Whether it’s working out, reading a book or taking a walk. Make sure to pamper your soul and set goals for yourself. When you accomplish these small feats, you will start to feel beautiful and empowered from the inside out!
So what are some of your Tips to Get Beautiful from the Outside In?