21 “Beautiful Girl Habits” Every Girl Should Adopt

I’m pretty happy with my appearance overall, but I wouldn’t consider myself a Beautiful Girl yet (capital B, capital G), because A) I’m not a solid 9.5, and B) I don’t have the Beautiful Girl frame of mind. I don’t float through life on a cloud of attractiveness, confidence, and self-care. But I should! We all should. We should all treat ourselves like Beautiful Girls, especially on the days when we feel gross. Here are a few habits we should definitely try picking up:

1. Moisturize. Always.

2. Know, when you walk into a room, that you deserve to be there. No one is doing you a favor by letting you hang out, and whether it’s at the office, on a date, or out with friends, you should never feel (or act) like the charity case.

3. Wear things that look good, but which you feel comfortable in. If you can’t walk in heels, you’ll always look better in flats.

4. When it comes to makeup, think in terms of “grooming/enhancing” and not “covering/changing.” We all have qualities that we can be playing up, and focusing on the basics (good skin, nice brows, lightly enhanced eyes/lips) just makes us a better version of ourselves (instead of someone else entirely).

5. Nice nail polish, or no nail polish at all.

6. When it comes to confidence, fake it til you make it. It is actual science that making yourself smile makes you happier, and it’s the same with confidence. Say a few affirmations in your mirror, walk like you’re worth a million bucks, and you’ll feel it. And it will radiate off of you.

7. Buy something because it makes you feel like you look great. Even if you’re a little overdressed, who cares? You deserve to look, and more importantly feel, pretty. (The day I can’t wear a gorgeous vintage dress to go to the grocery store is the day I don’t want to be on this planet anymore.)

8. Take care of your body, but also treat it, because it does so much for you. Have a big, healthy salad at lunch, but enjoy the hell out of that slice of pizza for dinner.

9. Laugh when it’s really funny, and laugh as much as you want.

10. Smile big for pictures.

11. Really take the time to say “thank you” when someone does something for you. Pretty Girls might take people’s kindness for granted — because they’re super hot, and everyone wants to help them — but Beautiful Girls take the time to make people feel appreciated.

12. Never apologize for taking the time to work out, or the money on a facial or whatever, because you and your health and wellness deserve these things.

13. Go with what life hands you: When life gives you bad skin (raises hand!), take extra good care when you exfoliate and moisturize, and have the most cared-for face on the block. If you have premature greys, go all silver and rock that like the hot female Anderson Cooper you are. If you are curvy, find the cinch-waist dresses that make you look like a bombshell and swish your way through this life.

14. Wear what makes you feel and look good, not what’s in fashion.

15. Take long, luxurious baths or showers where you go through every treatment — even the crazy DIY hair masks you found on Pinterest.

16. Appreciate yourself in the mirror. Admire yourself. Compliment yourself.

17. When someone compliments you, don’t be afraid of accepting it with grace. It doesn’t mean you’re conceited, it means you love yourself.

18. Indulge your hyper-girly side, and don’t feel like you’re weak or immature for doing it. Pink can be your power color.

19. Take a long time to get ready for special things. Luxuriate in the ritual and the pleasure of pampering yourself and making yourself even more beautiful.

20. When you work hard, reward yourself with gifts, like you would anyone else that you loved.

21. Moisturize. Always. TC mark

featured image – Ella Ceron

Chelsea Fagan

Chelsea Fagan founded the blog The Financial Diet. She is on Twitter.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

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    100% true – completely agree!

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