So…chances are pretty slim I’m an heir to the crown of a small European principality (the Princess Diaries gave me so much false hope). But just because I’m not a princess, that doesn’t mean I can’t feel like one!
I believe you can both look and feel glamorous without emptying out your wallet. A few (inexpensive) simple switches and tricks in your daily life will make you feel like Mia Thermopolis, post-princess makeover. I promise.
To share my personal findings, I’ve compiled a list of things I use on the daily that make me feel sophisticated and glamorous…and are actually affordable!
Kate Spade Jewelry Box ($40)
Whenever I open my jewelry box, I feel as if I am being presented with Cartier’s new collection – even if my box is filled with Forever 21 jewelry.
There is just something so luxurious about a velvet interior – and a jewelry box serves a practical use. Keep your jewels (F21 or Cartier) stored safely and organized in this totally practical item.
Matching Bra and Underwear
Calvin Klein ‘Modern Cotton’ Set ($20-$28)
There is something to be said about wearing cute underwear. Of course, we’re all human, and some days (or most) we just wear what’s clean.
However, to give yourself an extra boost of confidence, try wearing a matching bra and undies set – you’ll feel ultra put together and will have a spring in your step all day.
A Quality Hairbrush
Ladies – a nice hairbrush changed my life. Okay, okay, maybe it wasn’t entirely universe altering – but it seriously helps in the morning when I have to brush through all those tangles in a hurry.
Keep your hair looking perfect, healthy and strong with an investment in a nice hairbrush – like the one above! I absolutely adore how it de-tangles in a flash without damaging or ripping your hair.
A Beautiful Long-Wearing Lipstick
Lipstick is arguably the most glam of all makeup products, and completes any look. Treat your self with a long wearing liquid lipstick-you won’t regret it! A long-wearing product will last all day and get you your money’s worth.
My tip: don’t be afraid to ask the ladies behind the counter for help finding your shade! If you’re gonna splurge, it should be on something that looks fab on you.
Glam School Supplies
Walmart Glitter Folders ($6.48)
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking: Glitter folders, really??
My answer? A resounding YES. Want to be perky for that 8 AM class? GLITTER FOLDERS. Want to be motivated to pull out those school supplies and go to work? GLITTER FOLDERS. If you love all things sparkly like me, these will make you happy every time you pull them out.
Essentially, these crazy cheap folders are a cure-all. (But I’m not a doctor so don’t quote me on that.) You’ll feel put together and ultra glam with some extra sparkle in your backpack.
Whether its nail polish or eyeshadow, every girl has a simple trick to make themselves feel polished. Whats your go-to glam product? Comment down below!