Don’t Want to Be a Glamor Puss – Or Do You?

Once upon a time – a long, long time ago in the ’90s – we had a dream. It began at the top of our noggins with an ice-straight blowout and then we worked our way down to the D&G dress, Gucci purse and the fabulous jewelry that we couldn’t afford, but our benefactor Visa seemed to support.

No matter what the cost, we wanted one thing: To be glamorous. Even if we worked at the local mall stocking Hanes tighty whities, we wanted to look like a movie star. A funny thing happened after the economy collapsed. My clients are saying words that could have sent you to style penitentiary a few years ago.

“Tamara,” they lean in and confide. “I want to look good, but I don’t want to be too glamorous.”

This is an interesting phenomenon because while women want to be pretty – or even very pretty – they don’t want to be too much.

This leads me to ask you: When it comes to looks and style, what do you want? Do you want to be pretty or glamorous? A head turner or a heart breaker? Or are you still humming that U2 song when it comes to style -“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for?”

I think I can give you some resolve on this issue even if your own style has been in flux since you turned five. You do want to be pretty, but more importantly, you really need to step into who you are as a woman. Then the rest will fall into place.

Style isn’t an exercise in looking like Demi, Michelle or any number of these Jennifers or Jessicas floating around out there. Style is about finding the best shapes for you along with the best colors, best hair style, best clothes, best shoes… the best everything for just you. It’s not about what Reese is doing. Again, it’s about how you are as a woman.

Just a little side note: you might just get a little glamorous along the way when you figure this one out. Sorry, it’s the fallout of finally finding your unique style. Glamor is that little pouch of makeup samples they offer you with the big purchase. You could turn it down, but why would you?

When you finally figure out the real you, how to pull it all together and polish up what you just can’t stop it. The glamorous, gorgeous, glowing version of YOU will be on display for all to see.

You will become that woman.

You know that women.

She’s the one who shows up at the PTA meeting in the black pants, simple white shirt, the great layered haircut and looks absolutely stunning.

Everything she’s done seems right. Her skin glows; her eyes shine and that damn hair swings in the right direction even when she sits by the air-conditioning vent. She isn’t worried about buying 10 pairs of black pants (because they all fit differently). One really is enough.

She is confident in her body. Even if it’s not perfect.

This blog is dedicated to you finding your best self. It’s not about vanity because there is a vast difference between vanity and beauty. Vanity is standing in front of a mirror and getting so lost that you can’t come up for air. The type of beauty we’ll find here is the type where you say, “This is what I have to work with in life. I’ll do my best with it. I’ll own it.”

Look at Jackie O. She was never the most gorgeous, but with those trademark sunglasses, classic cardigans, slim Capri’s and that perfect dark bob, she was stunning and classic.

Look at Michelle Obama who looks so much different since she has moved to Pennsylvania Avenue. During the campaign, she was beautiful, but now she has a new rock-solid confidence and has transformed into gorgeous. What could possibly be different other than she sent out change of address cards?

Answer: She owns her beauty. She wears clothes from J. Crew and looks like she just stepped off a runway.

She’s not a perfect beauty, but most of us would be happy to feel that good about ourselves. By the way, she looks quite glamorous to me now. It’s just part of the deal.

Don’t Wait for Shopping Hauls

Are you the one who looks out for shopping hauls to save money? Are you a girl on a budget and looking out for fantastic beauty products?

Usually, women eagerly wait for the shopping hauls and the sales to take over so that they can go on their spree getting their beauty wants and needs. But, always waiting for a sale to fulfill the wants can lead you through your saturation points.

Don’t worry ladies, waiting for shopping hauls is old news now.

Say hello to a high-end subscription box!

It’s official, subscription boxes have taken over our doorsteps and our lives in the best ways. How could anyone turn down a custom-made box filled with things you wouldn’t usually buy, but you’d definitely love? Especially for the girl on a budget, there are a lot of subscription boxes just waiting for you.

When we talk about beauty subscription boxes, there are different subscription services that give out 5-7 sample/ full-size beauty products monthly for less than the MRP of the product.

So, you wouldn’t have to wait for sales from your favorite and good makeup and beauty brands, and you could basically buy membership boxes without any of the guilt because you know its money well spent. Because no matter who you are or what you’re looking for, there is a beauty box out there for you to become obsessed with.

How Do Subscription Boxes Work?

The process is simple. A new user signs up for a monthly fee (could range anywhere from INR 499 to INR 1599 depending on the service) and usually completes a short survey about their tastes and preferences. There are a few boxes now that give out the opportunity to choose and customize the products in the box. After that, the subscriber gets a box of personally selected goodies automatically delivered right to their doorstep. While the MRP relies upon the brand, an extensive piece of the buyer interest of membership boxes originates from value price and comfort since the boxes give out the best-curated items in under their unique MRP.

It isn’t only a blast for the clients, yet additionally for the brands. In this day and age of unlimited choices for everything, brands need to endeavor to slice through rack mess, be it physical space at their retail shop or snap and-mortar outlets like Amazon where a scan for “lipstick” returns a stunning 48,000 outcomes.

With the help of a subscription box, the brands come out of the clutter as well as the customers get acknowledged about the brands and their new launches. Also, they get to explore these options in a pocket-friendly way. Whether it be sensitive hair care, unique nail polish, the latest makeup, or the nicest skincare products, a monthly subscription box comes in perfectly handy for finding what beauty products work best for you. Beauty shopping never means spending a fortune, and also now say no to even the idea of waiting for shopping hauls. Start shopping now!