- The Secret. Everyone thought that the idea of positive visualization was all just a hoax to get people to buy tons of DVDs and books, right. Well, there is some truth to the theory. People who often feel that they are unattractive will often find themselves falling into patterns and ways that will reinforce that. Therefore, if you want to be glamorous, when you get up and before you go to bed, look in the mirror and say, "I am glamorous, beautiful, and I can have whatever I want". In a matter of time, you will notice that people will give your more compliments, you will have more attention, and you'll be less conscious of what others think because your habits and routines will reinforce that.
- Hit the books! Everyone wants to have beauty like their favorite stars and celebrities. Most magazines such as Seventeen, Elle, and Cosmopolitan will teach you tricks that can help you to get the look. Reading magazines like Vogue can help you find a new style to fit your new attitude. Don't be afraid to go to a bookstore and look up books around beauty, fashion, and makeup techniques. Also, hit up sites like YouTube, VideoJug, and About.com to find quick and easy beauty secrets.
- Channel someone. Whether you're a man or a woman, find an icon who embodies the quality you desire to have. If you want to learn how to make men melt with a single look, turn to Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. Or for guys, if you want to learn how to be the charming rake, look at James Bond. Having a real-life template for yourself can give you inspiration to achieve the effect that you're looking to get for yourself.
- Don't be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect. If you continue to look for perfection in yourself you will be constantly disappointed and depressed. Recognizing that you have your flaws allows you to do things that take attention away from them rather than trying to remove them. See your flaws as parts of you that make you more interesting and more real. It's important to remember to appreciate the journey rather than looking for a finish line.
25 March 2010
There are those who often flip through the pages of Vogue, glaring at the glossy, glamorous fashion ads within with self-loathing and envy. They just know that "if I looked like that I would be so much more happier and I would be able to get more of what I want". The truth of the matter is that almost 100% of all of the photographs in almost any magazine have been retouched with image modification software. This is not to say that the fashion industry is based on superficiality, it is just that people respond to idealism more often than realism. We would rather purchase something on the assumption that it will give us some attribute we lack or hide some attribute we have too much of. But if you really want to possess the glamour, the commanding presence, and the popularity of a supermodel, then read on to find out how to do it without Photoshop.