How to Be Glamorous: 5 quick and easy tips! Also, win a $100 Visa gift card sponsored by COVERGIRL

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Whether it is for a holiday party, big date, or high school reunion, every woman has those evenings when she pulls out all the stops. Here are my 5 best tips and tricks to get glamified without making too much effort! If you’re like me and you do not like to spend much time getting glamorous and red carpet ready, definitely keep reading. These are some of my personal quick go-to tricks that have never failed. ;-)

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Tip 1. Paint your nails with a vibrant color. Pick a shade that you would usually never reach for. I myself love polishes that are creamy and have a glossy shine to them. My current favorites are the new COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss (check out the pretty colors in the picture above!). These nail polishes already have a glossy shine to them, so you do not need to do a topcoat. They have a smooth finish and a wear-resistant glossy shine. They are basically 3-in-1: a base-coat, high-gloss color and a chip-resistant topcoat. Quick and easy!

Tip 2. Wear your hair up. A well done up-do makes everyone look elegant. Go on YouTube and type in high bun tutorial. Tons of videos will pop up to help you create a sleek up-do!

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Tip 3. Give your lashes monster volume. I have never been a big fan of false lashes (I am afraid I will lose an eyelash mid-party or something), but I do love a good mascara! The thicker your lashes (without any clumps of course!), the more glamorous you look. Have you seen COVERGIRL‘s new mascara yet? It is called the CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara. If you are a volume addict like I am, you are going to like this one. I have been trying it out for a week or so and I have to admit: it is the best LashBlast mascara thus far. Itís said to give you 200% more volume and zero clumps, even after 30 strokes. I have not tested the 30 strokes claim, but I like how my lashes look.

Tip 4. Apply a thick line of black eyeliner. I always get the most compliments about my makeup when I have winged (cat eye) eyeliner. There is just something about it! And to make it even more glamorous: add a little bit of glitter liner on top! Subtle, yet very red carpet.

Tip 5. Wear a simple black dress and add a big statement necklace. There is no need to buy a brand new dress: a pretty, big necklace (an inexpensive one, preferably something shiny!) can transform every dress. Instant glam! ;-)

What makes YOU feel red carpet ready and what are your go-to tricks?


Let me know in the comments below! Do not forget to check out the CoverGirl YouTube channel for more information on the new COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara ($6.99) and COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss ($5.49). You can find these in your local drugstore.

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  • Norma

    I start with a great outfit, then take the time to fix my hair and make-up. The pampering makes me feel red carpet ready!

  • Angel Jacklyn

    It’s funny you mentioned a thick line of black eyeliner… which is what I do on any day I want to feel fabulous. I also feel I have to straighten my hair to get “the look”. But put me in a glamourus lengthy dress & I really feel red carpet fabulous! kytah00@yahoo.com

  • Angel Jacklyn
  • http://twitter.com/anashct3 A Nash

    To feel red carpet ready the dress has to be stunning! also, the shoes can make it or break it!Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/anashct3 A Nash

    I blogged:

    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-be-glamorous-5-quick-and-easy.html

    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!

    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Debbie B

    i feel red carpet ready when i put on my dressiest outfit and take extra time to fix my hair and makeup really nice
    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Debbie B

    i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/284483902448488450

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  • lynnsdisqus

    A sequin dress and the perfect pair of shoes make me feel red carpet ready! My go-to “trick” is to wear nude lipstick and do a smoky eye!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rlynnhodge Rebecca Hodge
  • http://profiles.google.com/rlynnhodge Rebecca Hodge

    A black dress and a great pair of heels makes me red carpet ready.

  • Nancy

    I keep it pretty simple, so my red carpet ready is a great haircut, a little mascara and a beautiful outfit.

  • Nancy
  • Jammie

    eye liner and heels! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.murphy.946179 Thomas Murphy

    A nice pair of jeans and a great haircut make me feel red carpet ready or a black suit if I’m going somewhere special.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.murphy.946179 Thomas Murphy
  • nanlara

    to look red carpet ready i like a nice manicure and my go to trick is to use mayo as conditioner for my hair..rinse well and it no longer is dry
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • Dani Starz
  • Dani Starz

    What makes me feel red carpet ready? Dark smokey eyes and the cliche deep berry lipstick. Wonderful blending under the brow,and lots of cheekbone highlighting to make my face POP! My to go tricks are: Do my hair first b/c it gets everything wet & start early! (Theres just not enough time in the day)
    blissfullyyours.D@gmail.com

  • susitravl

    Cute new shoes make me feel red carpet ready. My tip – beautiful eye makeup!

  • Betty C

    A great fitting dress, a new hair style and minimal makeup gets me ready for my “red carpet”

  • Betty C
  • Tabathia B

    Red lipstick always makes me feel red carpet ready and my go to is mascara

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • AngelaLilly

    To me, less is more. Your whole outfit doesn’t have to be encased in sequins or beads to be festive and truly sparkle. A simple black dress with silver jewelry and clear crystal accents is glam and festive!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • AngelaLilly

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/285825230503542785
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • erica best

    no tricks but i love to learn thanks the fun post

  • erica best