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7 Style and Beauty Secrets for Entrepreneur Women You Need to Know

7 Style and Beauty Secrets for Entrepreneur Women You Need to Know

More and more women are embracing a career and lots of them turn into overachievers because, well, we can! Despite the general belief that the business world belongs to men, women are conquering more and more high position as executives. But they are the target of contradictions and misconceptions, so many female CEOs find it hard to present themselves, as their co-workers, which are mostly men, think they shouldn’t belong in the company office.

The topic of a woman’s appearance at the office is highly controversial; are CEO women allowed to be attractive and feminine?

The undoubted answer is a big, bold YES!

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YES, women should maintain their femininity and be proud of their gender! They should continue to enhance their beauty!

Stop listening to all the people who tell you not to wear makeup at work! Stop listening to people who tell you that high heels and businesses don’t mix! They do mix; in fact, they mix really well, as we can learn by looking at successful business women, like Leslie Blodgett, Tory Burch, Alexa von Tobel and Farah Malik, who are young, smart and feminine CEOs.

These amazing girls carry a lot of responsibility on their shoulders and can offer business advice just as easy as they can offer beauty advice. The type of beauty secrets all entrepreneur women need to know, so get inspired from their beauty tricks!

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1. Highlight what you already have.

Before we dive into the secrets, here is the most important rule to live by, as a housewife, CEO or else: enhance your natural beauty! We live in an age of artificial enhancements: there are false lashes, false hair strands, implants and many other false add-ons which can help you change the way you look. But do you really want to do this?

No, and you shouldn’t! All these enhancements only hide your true beauty, so focus on enhancing what you already have. Are you a 20-something who wants to start a career? Get rid of false add ons and put on a natural makeup, highlighting your natural beauty! Are you entering your 40s and your hair is not as thick and long as it used to be? No problem; just go and get one of the short hairstyles for older women and enjoy your new look! You are beautiful, regardless of your age and position, so take advantage of it! Don’t try to hide your own self behind a heavy makeup! Your clients and partners are going to notice your heavy makeup, which doesn’t complement you, neither personal, nor professional. When you go light and natural, everyone is going to change the way they think about you, so embrace your natural beauty!

2. The secret hair care weapons.

Women spend a lot of time and energy styling their hair, so here are the most important beauty secrets for entrepreneur women when it comes to battling tangles, frizz and limp hair. Avoid commercial products which contain lots of chemicals and even toxic components and turn towards natural hair care products. Research cosmetic companies which promote homegrown, organic products, which don’t come with potential cancerous ingredients. Keep your hair hydrated by applying pure argan oil and massaging it into your scalp. You can also make hair masks with coconut, almond or olive oils. Companies you can turn to in the quest for natural hair care products: Carol’s Daughter, Amor Naturals, Tata Harper, Pratima, RMS Beauty.

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3. Never go for fakes.

If you want to be taken as a professional entrepreneur, you ought to avoid all things fake. I’ve said this and I will be saying it again and again! Avoid tanning beds. There are multiple reasons for this, but we’ll talk about one and the most important of them: these things damage your skin and this is the only argument you need to avoid a tanning bed. Avoid hair straightening. Not only it will make you look like a Barbie, but your hair will also suffer. Plus, natural curls are gorgeous! Avoid fake eyelashes. They are simply not make for being worn 24/7, at the office, they don’t look professional and they might damage your own natural lashes. Moreover, you might travel a lot, as a business woman and fake eyelashes are not a good travel companion. Instead, pamper your own lashes with castor oil or olive oil every night for two months and you will forget falsies.

4. Obsess over skincare.

Skin is your largest organ and it’s a strong indicator of a healthy person. When your skin suffers, your entire body suffers, so make sure you always have a glowing skin. You can take example from Pakistani women, who spend a lot of their time caring for their skin. First, clean your skin twice a day, to remove all the dead cells and the damaging factors. You can use organic, chemical-free products, such as Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cleanser. Apply hydrating creams and use a mist spray, to hydrate from outside out. Get a massage on regular basis, apply lotions and creams on your skin and make sure you hydrate over the day. Avoid eating heavily processed foods and turn to fresh, local food.

5. Find a makeup style which fits you.

Finding your best makeup style is one of the most important piece of advice from the list of beauty secrets for entrepreneur women. Experiment with multiple styles and pick the one which fits you best. For example, you can go for a classic makeup look with red lips and cat-eyes, adjusted for daily use. Another example to get inspiration from is a softer look, with peach eyelids and orange lips and a soft bronzer shade in the cheecks. Once you’ve found your staple makeup, stick to it, adjusting it according to your outfits and hairstyles. You can also get inspiration from celebrities: for example, I just love Monica Belluci’s elegant style.

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6. Dress for success.

The way you dress says a lot about you, so you have to mind your outfits and make sure they “say” what you want them to say. There are no safe colors in the business world, but there are several boring colors—black and grey, plus “dangerous” colors, which should be avoided at all costs, such as neons. Having a colorful wardrobe is not a mistake, as long as you don’t wear several bold colors at a time. For example, a stylish outfit can be made from a dark blue dress and fuchsia shoes; a dark blue dress and pink blazer and fuchsia shoes is already too much. Keep it professional, but don’t be afraid to express yourself using colors.

7. Vulgarity is not acceptable!

Probably the only unacceptable mistake you can make when it comes to fashion, is being vulgar. Wearing a too short skirt or a too revealing top is definitely going to break your entire presentation and will make people around you think anything but businesses. To make this rule into beauty secrets for entrepreneur women I can say your skirt should be a few inches above the knee and your top conservative enough to conceal the “interesting” bits. However, don’t become too conservative: a proper outfit shouldn’t deny your femininity or personality.

To make sure you are not losing part of your personality, use accessories. Scarfs, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry can spice up any outfit and can even make a rather “spicy” top a decent one.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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