What's your style & beauty "duh!" moment?

(62 Posts)
Poughle Mon 21-Apr-14 09:24:59

Everywhere I have lived, I've always been cold in the winter. I hate being cold!

It's finally clicked that LAYERS keep you warm. It's only taken me 3 and a half decades to figure this out. I am cold because I wear thin summer clothing with a jacket on top... Not going to cut it!!

I spent ages on pinterest and polyvore looking at how to layer, for some reason I just couldn't grasp it properly until I'd seen loads of examples. But I am proud to announce that I NOW GET IT and all the lovely basic long sleeve tshirts and loose fitting tops I ordered online arrived this afternoon! Several jumpers are on the way too!

This winter I will be warm for the fist time ever. And I will look good as well!!

Don't EVER buy anything with acrylic in it, even if I adore the style, it will look hideous after 2 wears.

Tailored clothes suit me better.

Lip gloss makes me look ill.

I'm not edgy and never will be.

Black near my face makes me look haggard.

Don't waste money on cheaper concealers....just invest in Touch Éclat.

Uniqlo hi tech vests are the best garment ever invented....mine go on in October and come off in May feel the cold too OP

Legologgo Tue 22-Apr-14 20:04:53

I can't do kooky chic. Or boyish. Or androgynous. Or gamine

ApocalypseNowt Tue 22-Apr-14 20:12:14

Someone on mn posted that things like long cardies, etc only cover up your bum or your tum to you ie you think they're hidden. What they actually do is add a thick layer of material to a part of your body that is already thick enough!

I caught sight of myself in my fave cardie and i just looked so big! Took it off braving a wobbly tum and bingo wings and i looked so much smaller in just my top. Wonderous advice!

I probably haven't explained that very well but i hope you understand!

Lipstick! Can't believe I never bothered until this year.

I worry about the blonde hair thing. I've dyed my hair blonde for 10 years from my natural mousey colour. I think it's better blonde but read all the time that people suddenly realise it's better dark.

Wearing the things I want to wear, even if they're not sedate and chic (which they never are)

Fedupnagging Tue 22-Apr-14 20:29:55

I get what you are saying Apocalypse. I was also told to not have a top that finishes at your widest point - wear iteither just above or below hips/ bum. It's minefield this style lark!

Legologgo Tue 22-Apr-14 20:54:06

Think hair that's radically different from your natural colour normally drains you. Women who think they're blonde still. LOOK!

MollyBdenum Tue 22-Apr-14 20:57:02

My blonde is probably ok as I go from dull mousy with grey to dark blonde. Anything darker than light brown makes me look like a vampire.

BikeRunSki Tue 22-Apr-14 21:14:46

Sorting washing really helps. I used to ing everything in together and put it on a mixed wash. Now I do:
- Whites (pretty much all cotton)
- heavy darks (jeans, dark towels)
- DH's work stuff (building sites)
- sports stuff (swimming kit, running kit, cycling kit) and other synthetics
- other stuff (t shirts, socks, pants etc)

Wool jumpers and bras are washed by hand

Poughle Tue 22-Apr-14 22:09:05

Forgot to come back to this thread blush Have been on very strong painkillers that's my excuse!!

Great ideas here, am going to steal some. Lipstick you say. Hmmmm

that I don't do classic dressing. Quirky things just work for me, much to my sister's distress grin we are very different dressers.

Lipstick looks great on me when I wear the right colours

Coral, despite me loving it, does not work for me and never has. Same with browns

cjbk1 Wed 23-Apr-14 12:42:55

different to some posters; my 'natural' hair is a frizzy mess and doesn't look like all those lovely 'natural hair' pictures on Pinterest but fighting with it to smooth (notice not straighten) it just makes me feel useless so extenso plus no styling leaves it smooth, slightly wavy and healthy looking & makes me feel a lot better FWIW wink

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