How to be Pretty

Well, there are no definitive rules for looking pretty. However, there are a few things that one needs to keep in my mind in order to know how to be pretty. Are you going to know about it in the description? No! So read the article to know all about it.
Now, going with the assumption that it is mostly women who would want to look pretty, I need to let you know something. Most men, have a tendency to categorize women in three categories. The first being cute. The second being hot, and the third being pretty. However, all women need to know is that all these 3 categories are not based on how the woman looks, as much as it is based on how the man perceives her. If a woman is perceived as bubbly, lively and funny, the man will term her as cute. On the other hand, if she is sultry and desirable, she will be termed as hot. Lastly, if she is desirable in a manner that makes him care about her, look at her for hours and smile at her every time their eyes meet, she will be termed as pretty. As such, I see why most women prefer to look pretty. However, looking cute or hot to a man also has its own set of privileges.

So, how does one look pretty? Any special colors that one needs to adorn? No. Looking pretty is more of a state of mind, than appearance. The right way of carrying yourself and thinking about yourself can help you a great deal in looking pretty. Let us know a little bit more on how to be prettier that you already are (yes, I think you are already very pretty). You can also peruse through how to become beautiful.

How to Look Pretty at School
While a lot of my readers are high school or college students. I figured it's fair to have a separate sub head for them. Alright then, being pretty at school can be difficult considering that there are many more people around, and many more reasons for one to have a low self-esteem. Just follow the points and you will find yourself looking much prettier.
  • First and foremost, it is important that you realize that you are indeed quite a pretty person already. If you don't find it easy to find, you just need to accentuate it a bit.
  • Make sure you are always well-groomed. That does not mean that you need to be decked up on a daily basis. That just means that you need to ensure that you are wearing ironed clothes and that your hair are in place.
  • Women, please pluck the brows and the upper lips. Facial hair is endearing on men, not women. More so, you need to remember that hair anywhere below the head is unacceptable. At the risk of sounding like a appearance-centric fashionista, this is very important.
  • Don't wear clothes that you are uncomfortable in. This will make your movements odd and awkward. Hence, even if you do look great in the attire, your awkwardness will kill the look.
  • Wear clothes that fit you well. Mal-fitting clothes will make you look shabbier than you already are.
How do you Look Pretty and Confident
Confidence plays a very major role in making a person attractive and pretty. Build your confidence well. It will help you carry your self better. More so, you will be a more fun person to be around, rather than a vulnerable weakling. Follow these steps to get your confidence higher up.
  • Keep up-to-date with current affairs. Current affairs do not only include gossip. While gossip is a part of it, you also need to be well aware of the latest in politics and sports etc. Not to impress people, but for yourself. Knowledge is strength and strength is confidence, you getting my drift?
  • Hang out with people you are comfortable with. Just for the sake of being popular or getting noticed, don't mix around with people who pull you down. You can always be friendly with everyone, but have a group of friends who are supportive and whom you can trust.
  • Be good to everyone. I am not moralistic or anything, just saying this because being good to people keeps you away from having enemies. It puts you in a safer position. This gives you confidence. More so, if you are good to everyone, every one will be good to you, making you feel good and confident.
  • Be happy. Happiness is contagious. If you are happy, the feeling spreads like wildfire, making everyone around you happy. Once you have accomplished that, you will feel confident. So, don't worry about how far that fire has spread, and just stay happy.
How to Appear Pretty without Makeup
So far, I have not mentioned makeup in the article at all. This is because I don't believe that makeup is essential for one to look pretty. While many find it an incomplete manner to leave the house, without makeup, I am here to say, that one can look pretty without makeup as well. Follow the steps to accomplish it.
  • Makeup is used to hide flaws. If there are no flaws there is not need to put on makeup. Take care of your skin and make sure you keep it well moisturized. You may use a slight kohl on the eyes, however, foundation is not required.
  • Makeup is also the reason why people's skin are negatively affected. Hence, try to avoid using makeup as far as possible. Keep your skin clean and drink plenty of water.
  • Make sure you use sun-screen at all times. Sun screen is great at saving the skin from the hash sunrays. More so, it reduces skin darkening and blemishes.
Always remember that beauty is not just skin deep. What you are on the inside will show on the outside as well. So take care of both sides of the coin to make the most of it. This is where I sign off! All the best!
By Rashida Khilawala
Last Updated: 10/13/2011
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