New Year’s Day is always the best time to launch the new you, and start getting remarks like, “Blooming ka!” or “Gumaganda ka.”
And things do not have to be so hard to do and complicated.
In fact, a little change can be enough to make other people notice, “May bago sa iyo.”
Here’s your porma and pampaganda checklist from head to toe.
Pay attention to your crowning glory because it frames your face, and it can really make or break an OOTD.
Sarah Geronimo, for instance, usually prefers letting her hair down.
In one of her previous interviews with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), she said, “Simple lang po kasi talaga rin yung gusto ko. Yung hindi nakakaubos ng oras.”
She credits the brand she endorses—Sunsilk Strong and Long shampoo and conditioner—for her haba-mazing hair, which does not really require too much styling.
But if you want to alter your look from time to time, check out these options:
1) Pretty straight
-- Heat the hair iron.
-- Section your hair for easy styling
-- Clam one section at a time and straighten from root to tip.
-- When you reach the ends of your hair, curve your iron to give it some bounce.
2) Bouncy curls
-- Heat the hair iron. Use tongs to wrap hair and produce curls.
-- Section your hair. Note that smaller sections give you tighter curls while larger sections give you loose curls.
But if you want a drastic transformation, here are two must-try hairstyles, according to Hollywood hair experts.
1) Bold haircuts, such as cheekbone-length bob or bangs.
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2) Soft, unorganized highlights
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Heart Evangelista was right when she said the very first step to having a beauty that glows is, "You have to take care of the canvas itself.”
Thus, you really must know your skin type then look for the right product.
Sleep, water, and sun block should be on top of your beauty staples as well.
To enhance your facial features, have a make-up kit you can use all year round.
Beauty experts say Kohl liners, effortless look, and bright and colorful eyes will take center stage.
AVON’s 24K Gold Make-up collection may have everything you need—from the shine-free with SPF 17 pressed powder to high-sparkle lipstick shades, and its gold medium palette that has 17 eye shadows, five lip glosses, and two blushes.
The latter has the basic matte and sparkling colors!
If you want a fuss-free regimen, you’ll never go wrong with the organic stuff.
Remember that the products you use on your skin are like investments. You reap the results as you age.
The brand Juice Beauty, for instance, has product range that can be used even by pregnant women.
Isabel Roces at the press conference for Juice Beauty's 10th year anniversary
Its Green Apple Pregnancy Peel exfoliates, brightens, and tones to “visibly correct the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation; zap blemishes; reveal a brighter complexion.”
It also has an age-defy moisturizer.
Its Stem Cellular collection has a 2-in-1 cleanser (which Isabel swears by) that is formulated for all skin types; an anti-wrinkle overnight cream; anti-wrinkle booster “ultra-light” serum; “multi-tasking 12-in-1” CC (color-correcting) cream which is available in five shades; Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask, which does its job in just 10 minutes.
Those who have oily combination skin, Juice Beauty has Blemish Clearing Toner pads, which helps tone and even out the skin texture, and Blemish Be Gone oil-control collection, which is said to be "an on-the-go spot treatment for breakouts, unclog pores, and blemishes."
And please do not underestimate what a body lotion can do.
Having smooth and soft skin can instantly make you feel and look beautiful.
Treat yourself to regular cleaning at least once or twice a month.
And if you want to spice things up, Caronia has a variety of shades—from its famous Pussy Red to African Plum to Baby Pink.
Shaira Mae said her colored nails help boost her confidence.
So, ready to turn over a new leaf on January 1?
Smile, present your best self, and claim, “2016 is my year!”