Thursday, 26 January 2012

How To Dress For A Meeting Betty Pamper Style


Challenges ahead-break open the confidence tool kit
Whenever I have an important meeting, a particularly daunting task or feel I need some extra fizz I have a set of go to rituals to help me look my best.I I think of these as my confidence tool kit and they always help me feel outgoing and positive. Obviously I'm aware that the best way to project confidence on the outside is to feel it inside but I like to give mother nature a little helping hand. 
My tried and tested tricks include:

Lots of hair-I always put some false pieces in when I want feel especially confident.My natural hair is like thin brown mist so whether its a fony, a few clip in pieces or a quarter wig the bigger the hair, the bigger my confidence.One day I might just go out as Cousin It from the Addams Family.
Too much?
Need a confidence boost-bouffant your hair

Bright red lipstick-The more striking the better. This is my war paint and always makes me feel sassy.
A slick of red and I'm ready for what the world wants to throw at me

Perfectly applied
Drag queen eyelashes. If my eye lashes are fluttering like RuPauls then I'm set to conquer the world.
My eyelashes-a new source of eco friendly power
 I'm not alone in having little tricks to make me feel my best. I remember reading an interview with Amy Winehouse where she said "The more insecure I feel, the bigger my beehive gets," I completely relate to this. When the pressures on my quiff gets bigger, my petticoats get wider and my make up gets thicker.
Amy with her huge bee hive
As I hurtle towards my book deadline (which has my little girls half term slap bang in the middle) don't be surprised to see me tottering around Tescos with kohl slicked panda eyes, lips like a fire engine  wearing a ball gown. To quote the legendary Dolly Parton "It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen." 
 it takes a lot of money to look this cheap
What tricks make you feel more confident? New shoes? matching underwear or is it as simple as having a quick squirt of your favourite perfume?






I have got the nicest giveaway this week. In Grips We Trust is the cutest little etsy store which sells beautiful bobby pin boxes with pictures of old Hollywood stars on them. They come with hair grips contained and are my new favourite thing. I have the Bette Davies box (of course) 
I adore my hair pin box
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8 comments:

  1. Lipstick and mascara for me. I don't always wear foundation but if I need to feel condo ident then I do a full make up! I also like nice underwear and generally feeling that I look nice. I try to watch my posture too so I look more confident than I may actually feel! My biggest trick is to smile. Smiling can be both disarming and charming!

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    1. I agree. A big smile can difuse the biggest bomb x

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  2. I hide behind my glasses and fringe if I'm feeling down. When I want a confidence boost it's a high pony tail, rolled back fringe and gold eyes!

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  3. Its so strange the difference it all makes isnt it-I can not have a scrap of make up on but as soon as I crack open the red lippy I feel twice as confident x

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  4. Totally agree with the lipstick thing. Slick of lippie, flick of eyeliner, and I'm raring to go!

    I find if im laced up a little tighter than usual, I feel like I can take on the world. Because to the outside world I'll look quite drab and boring, baggy clothes, tired eyes dragging a screaming child after me, but no one but me will know my waist is cinched in to 24" ;) x

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    1. ha ha love it. very Scarlet o hara xx

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    1. Yes I find my hair flowers get bigger and bigger

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