Sigh, the dreaded breakup. Seems like the only way to mend a
broken heart is by lounging in PJs while nomming on bottomless bowls of ice
cream. We beg to differ. What you need is a "breakover,"
which is exactly what it sounds like: a post breakup makeover. So, buck up,
girlie, and try our style and beauty tricks to make him eat his heart out.
DO give yourself some
After you've tried our get-him-outta-your-head tricks, your breakover starts with pampering—and lots
of it. Treat yourself to a spa day
with the works: mani/ pedi, soothing face mask and even a self-massage.
Go ahead, you know you deserve it.
DON’T dress too
We know sweats are good for shedding a tear or two while
watching The Notebook. But as for the
hallways? Skip the grungy hoodie and leggings combo. Seriously, when was the
last time someone in sweatpants turned your head? Never? Exactly.
DO dress to stun.
First things first, opt for figure-flattering pieces that show
off your shape. (Go here to figure out what looks best on your frame.)
Not too baggy and not too tight, you want something to fit juuust right. Adding sky-high heels won't hurt either. Drab
and neutral hues? Pass. Pick out cheery colors for insta-charm (think: bright
blues, yellows, pinks, orange). Who said clothes can’t make ya happy?
DON’T dress provocatively.
Sure, you wanna make his jaw drop. But with too much skin
showing, “Here’s what you’re missing” gets garbled into “OMG please take me
back!” You want confident and classy, not insecure and trashy. Pass on anything
too tight, too short, too revealing or, worse, all three.
DO make your face
Now’s the time to be adventurous with your makeup. That bright pink lip you’ve been meaning to try? Go for it! Just pair it with minimal shadow
on your lids. The same bold-meets-subtle rule goes smoky eyes and barely there
lip color. Or, stick with the basics and play up your peepers
on the reg.
DON’T go drastic.
Chopping off your locks or dyeing your hair 10 shades
lighter seems liberating. But beware. That unflattering shade of blonde can
come back to haunt if you once your breakup blinders are off. If it’s something
you’ve been looking to try for a while, don’t let us stand in your way. But
just a suggestion: first, wait a week or so before committing. Then, start small
and amp it up from there.
And remember: Guys
come and go. Keep your head high, devote a li’l QT to your fab self every now and then
and you’ll be over whatshisface in no time.
BY KARMEN FOX ON 2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, how to, how to dress your shape, looks to catch his eye, beauty, tips, make-up, pamper perfection, guys, GL's best guy advice, dealing with a breakup, ex boyfriend Q & A