Confidence-Boosting Rules To Follow

Not feeling your usual perky self? Here are five little things to do that’ll make you feel better.

This is a Marie Claire Advertorial

New season shoes
There’s no denying that a new pair of shoes can boost your confidence. Whether you want to build your new season wardrobe around a pair of fur-trimmed boots or add a couple of extra inches to your height with a chunky block heel for the office – the AW15 trends are on their way. But why does a new pair of shoes make us feel so good? The extra height is seriously empowering at work and usually asserts a stronger, more confident posture. Killer heels are also the most flattering of footwear for your legs, so pop on a pair whenever you’re in a slump to give your height and confidence a little lift.

Feel-good fitness
Reboot your energy levels and release those feel-good endorphins with a blast of exercise before or after work. We all need a little push to get-up-and-go but the results are more than worth it. Exercise is a great stress buster too, so if you’ve had a testing day at the office picking up your running shoes could be the best thing you’ve done all day. Join a running club to help you stay committed to your weekly run, meet new people and make leaving work on time a priority – you’ll find yourself even more productive the next day!

Glossy hair
A good hair day makes you feel upbeat and ready to take on whatever life throws your way. To make sure your hair always looks and feels its best, try L’Oréal Paris’s Casting Crème Gloss for a colour boost that cleverly blends pesky greys with your natural hair colour. So whether you’re looking to go a touch darker for autumn or just fancy giving your hair some TLC, take your pick from 35 beautiful glossy non-permanent shades. Best of all, there’s no harsh ammonia, it lasts up to 28 shampoos and is suitable for all hair – natural, coloured or highlighted. Our verdict? Shiny, natural-looking hair all day, everyday!

Bright colours
The AW15 season is almost upon us and the stand-out colour across the fashion board is red. Scarlet, traffic light, crimson or tomato – it’s the season’s hottest colour and a sure-fire way to rocket your confidence for your weekend dinner date. From Gucci to Marni, Fendi to Ferragamo, every designer was working the hue in head-to-toe forms down the AW15 runway. Too much of a statement? A smudge of rouge across your lips or a new bag is an easy way to dip your toe into the trend.

Healthy food
If you’re feeling tired– or want to ward off feeling that way – there are certain foods to snack on that can raise your energy levels and even help boost your complexion. Raw, unsalted nuts provide a high-energy boost packed with nutrients. Want radiant skin? Look for selenium-rich snacks like brazil nuts, cherry tomatoes or fish (yes, sushi counts!). Mixing up your weekly shop and trying new ingredients you’ve never heard of keeps things interesting and will help you boost your plate with a colourful and rich array of nutrient-packed foods. Swapping your sugary snacks for healthier alternatives will help you feel like the best version of yourself – and who doesn’t want that?

Give your hair the ultimate boost with L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss. Find out more at www.loreal-paris.co.uk/castingcremegloss.

Reading now

Popular