by Jessica Pigza
Welcome to our Thanksgiving edition of Word of Mouth where we share all things that help us feel pretty, get organized and just plain feel wonderful! The holiday season is in full swing and while it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, it’s always nice to take a step back and remember to be in the moment. At GYPO we have a lot to be thankful for this year. We have a wonderful team and the most amazing, supportive and fabulous Pretties anywhere! We have all learned so much from each other which is what lead me to ask our team this month:
What beauty, style or clothing tip are you most thankful to have learned?
Jill – The half tuck
It took me a pretty long time to come around to the half tuck. I honestly tried it and then untucked before leaving the house many times before it really felt comfortable. Now that I’ve been half tucking for a while, I feel uncomfortable without it!
Suzannah – “If it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no!”
I love Alison’s tip about only buying “heck yes” items. I love clearance racks but have recently changed my shopping strategy to look at more than just the price tag and to invest in higher quality items. Having a few solid, high-quality items has really helped polish my overall wardrobe.
Alison – Leopard is a neutral
Leopard is a neutral! More often than not there’s a piece of leopard in my outfit of the day, especially during the fall months. I love the polish it adds to an outfit and the dash of unexpected pattern. It truly goes with everything!
Coty – Less is more
This may be less of a tip than it is lifestyle advice. *Fun fact* When I was 19, I got my cosmetology license and worked as a makeup artist for many years before I switched careers. I used to try every beauty trick, buy every new product and spend way too much time/money on my appearance. Now I’m a busy, working mom/wife and I truly value the philosophy of ‘less is more’. I stick to a simple skin-care and makeup routine, and I spend much less on clothing (thanks to Style Challenges by Get Your Pretty On)! Sticking with the basics has helped my skin look better and I have much more self-confidence. My morning routine includes a gentle facial cleanser, moisturizer, CC Cream with SPF, a dab of blush, mascara, and lip balm… easy peasy! Don’t stress about having all the trendy products, because life is about more than Instagram perfection.
Lauren – “If it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no!”
Kathryn – The half tuck
Jessica – Dry shampoo anytime
I always used to wait until I was getting ready in the morning to apply my dry shampoo. It seemed like it would take forever to get my hair to a manageable state as I tend to have naturally oily hair. Learning that applying dry shampoo at night and even to just washed hair has drastically helped me control the oil and even extend the life of my hair between washings.