We’re no stranger to mood-boosting fashion, in fact we revel in sharing our happy-go-lucky fashion finds with you all on a regular basis. Fashion is an art form, a means of expressing true individuality, a comfort blanket, a joy, a saviour…I’ll stop, but know I could go on for a lifetime.
But beauty? Oh, how we should never underestimate beauty. In the same context as fashion can totally elevate your mood and confidence in one fell swoop, beauty products can be just as powerful, if not more so when used in the same way. Beauty as an art form? Check. A means of expressing true individuality? Obviously. A comfort blanket? 110% and definitely, a saviour. Whether you’ve had a stressful week or winter weather has got the best of your fragile skin, beauty products are right there beside us as a shoulder to cry on when our mood is in need of a serious boost.
It’s not just the winter weather getting us down. January has taken it’s toll on us all, both physically and mentally. We’re still recovering from the holidays, our sleep patterns are yet to regulate and everywhere we turn there’s a cold or flu to avoid or for the unlucky ones, to persevere with. Then come the resulting tired eyes, dark circles to conceal, breakouts getting us down and skin that just doesn’t want to glow the way it did a few weeks ago. While it may seem superficial, a bad skin day or something similar can often see our self-esteem plummet so it’s worth it to have an arsenal of products to counteract the symptoms of winter blues. So next time you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’, turn to these five mood-boosting beauty products below, pour a glass of vino and relax.
You know what they say, not all heroes wear capes.
Had a bad day? Scrub it away. It’s cathartic in a relaxing kind of way and has a way of making pampering feel really productive. Let’s be honest, it’s pretty hard to be angry post exfoliation. It’s like you scrub off all of the negativity from the day, rid yourself of your bad mood and enjoy the rest of the evening with a clean slate – literally. Plus, this packaging brings a smile to even the grumpiest of faces.
While you’re at it, girl, give your face a wash. Free yourself of the makeup for a while and wash away the stress of the day. One of the kindest and oh so simple things you can do for yourself is to indulge in an effective skincare regime and not just for your skin but also for mental benefits. We’re big fans of natural skincare brand By Sarah London whose commitment to complete transparency in their ingredients leaves us feeling reassured about what we’re actually applying to our skin.
A good perfume, particularly one with sentimental value is sure to energise your senses and boost your mood. Reach for the one that takes you back to your happy place, a holiday memory, a memory of a loved one, one with elements that will help you to feel re-energised. A favourite of ours is the Jo by Jo Loves fragrance, one that holds particular sentimental value to Jo Malone herself. When explaining her inspiration for the scent she reveals, “Over the last 25 years I have created fragrances for all kinds of reasons, but this one I created for myself.”
Shaking off that mood by getting your glad rags on? Take things up a notch and let your makeup do the talking. Add a pop of highlighter, sparkle all night long and wave goodbye to the demons of the day gone by. Ain’t nothin’ a little glow can’t handle.
And for the grand finale, enter your favourite red lipstick. To keep in check with the already stress-induced bad mood, go for a low maintenance one, one that you can trust will stay in place and won’t let you down with smudging mid-afternoon. A quick rub of red lipstick is sure to make you feel bright and alive again in no time plus it attracts alllllll of the compliments and what better to boost your mood than a little flattery? If you’re yet to find your life-changing red lipstick, check out some of our favourites here.