Forecast: Facing the full-length mirror, your thoughts go something like this: “’Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?
What—not me? Mirrors can be so cruel some times. I’ve tried on four skirts of different lengths but my calves still look big enough to be an autonomous region or a small city at the very least. And please dear God, say it’s just this horrible, unforgiving light and that’s not really a mini map of the Visayas sprouting on my forehead. If I emerge from this bathroom with just a bad hair day, I’ll be the luckiest girl to ever cry into her kikay kit.” Ever had days like this?
The Bright Side: When you feel like the mirror is your worst enemy, it’s time for some drastic changes. The latest scientific breakthrough in hair/skin/body care may give temporary results, but what you really need is to change the way you look—at yourself.
It’s human nature to be your worst critic; now it’s time to be your biggest fan.Your worst feature may actually be what gives you your special charm. Your lips aren’t big; they’re luscious and kissable. Your hair isn’t curly; it just has body and life. Your butt isn’t tiny, but you sure look amazing in your new stretch jeans.
Look at your reflection closely. Find your favorite feature—your glam goddess cheekbones, your hunk-magnet smile, your beach babe tan, or your pampered porcelain skin—and play it up on days when everything else seems less than praise-worthy.
Learn to see your true beauty now and when you’re the older, grayer, wrinkled version of yourself, you’ll still be stunning. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you find yourself beautiful, who cares what others say?
What about when it comes to cash? Read more about that on the next page.