9 Easy Makeover Tips to Start the New Year Off Right, From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Now that we've left 2021 in the past and have entered 2022, it's time to start thinking about the year ahead.
Whether you're making big changes in your life, health, relationships or more, it's the perfect time to make some adjustments. Personally, we love giving ourselves a classic makeover at the start of every new year, and this year is no different! From our hair to our skin, nails and more, there's a lot of fun to be had. Not sure where to begin? Look below for nine easy makeover tips to start the new year off right, all from the comfort of your own home.
1. Mask It Up
To kick things off, we suggest starting with a clean slate—on your body that is. These days, there are so many options when it comes to masks. Whether it's an overnight one for your face, a sheet mask, hand mask, foot mask, hair mask, butt mask or even boob mask, we're willing to bet one exists for just about everything.
2. Tame Those Brows
Whether you have an at-home lamination kit, need to tweeze a few strays or want to give yourself a little waxing strip in between your brows, now is the time to do it! As Anna Faris said in The House Bunny, "The eyes are the nipples of the face," so make sure your brows are looking on point!
3. Give Yourself a Mani/Pedi
If going to the nail salon seems like too daunting of a task, why not give yourself an at-home mani/pedi? Remove any lingering polish and be sure to trim and buff your nails before putting on a nail polish of your choice. We suggest going for something wintery like bright red, white or even a soft nude!
4. Throw Out Old Clothes, Shoes and Accessories
While getting rid of things might not seem like a makeover, trust us when we say it will make you feel like a brand new person. Go through your belongings and throw out anything that doesn't "spark joy," as Marie Kondo says. But if that seems like too much work, at least go through your sock and intimates drawer and throw out old socks, underwear and bras.
5. Whiten Your Teeth
What's better than having a beautiful, white smile? Even if you have good dental hygiene, we always love giving our teeth a little boost with a whitener of some sort. Whether it's a strip, polish or gel, you have many affordable options at your disposal. Be sure to snap a before and after shot to see the difference!
6. Shave Your Legs and Armpits
Even though we're in the dead of winter and our bare legs and armpits don't see too much sunshine, it will make you feel loads better to rid yourself of all that extra weight. Not to mention how good your legs will feel when you wear leggings or sweatpants!
7. Take a Bubble Bath
If you're dealing with a super cold winter, we couldn't recommend taking a bubble bath more. And for this bath be sure to go all out. From bath salts to oils, scrubs, soaps and even a bath bomb, you have so many ways to turn your bath time into a real, spa-like experience. Light a candle to really set the mood!
8. Give Yourself a Blowout
If you're anything like us and love a messy bun moment, we get it. But in order to truly embrace a makeover, we think that giving yourself a blowout is the way to go. After you've done your hair mask, apply a heat protectant and get to work! Whether you have a blowdry brush or are using a blowdryer, be sure to take the time to get every single hair nice and dry.
9. Make a List of Resolutions
Last but not least, we love the idea of making a list of resolutions for the new year. It's the perfect way to end your makeover since you'll be feeling so refreshed! Jot out a list of something you want to start, stop, learn and try if you don't know where to begin.
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