Quick, Easy, And Affordable Ways To Change Your Look

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Quick, Easy, And Affordable Ways To Change Your Look

Today Is Day 22 of the Single Christian Woman’s challenge.  To see the whole month click here.

Today’s Challenge.

Day 22: A new look

Do you have a date your excited about? Or maybe your just tired of the same old outfits? Give yourself a makeover day. Buy a new outfit. Maybe get your hair done and look for a new look to do with your makeup.

I am not against make up or weave at all.  But I am against doing too much stuff to yourself that you do not even look like yourself.  There is a fine line between changing your look and changing your entire way of being because you do not want to look like yourself anymore.  Changing your look us normal, because a overly manufactured version of yourself indicates that you have low self esteem.  Any way, here are some very quick, easy, and affordable ways to change your look.

Ombre Hair. 

Gone are the days that you actually have to dye your own hair.  You can just buy hair and attach it to your head to diversify your look.  I like ombre hair since my hair is dark at the root.  I want weave to be dark at the root and then fade to a lighter color because it gives the appearance of it being more natural.  If you like this three tone ombre bond hair I have on in the picture, click here to check it out. You can check out my tutorial on this ombre jumbo braid here.


Are in. I am sorry but they are.  They are a quick and easy way to do your hair and you can make your own wig (see my blog here) and (here) it is really simple.  Nowadays wigs are so advanced that it looks like the wig hair is your own hair. You can also check out my how to make your wig look more natural post here. My new favorite thing is wigs with color and even if you do not like the wig out of the box you can still customize it to get it how you want.

Check out some of my favorite wig reviews and customization:

Pink and Purple Wig Transformation

Curly Blue Wig! Zury Sis Wig Review (Nana- Indigo Blue)

Wig Review on the Freetress Equal Lace Front Wig Evlyn Wigs Under $50

Make Up.

There are tons and tons of videos on YouTube of makeup tutorials.  If you are lost in the sauce about make up then I suggest watching Youtube videos because it will give you a great starting point.  Granted some of the makeup videos are crazy advanced and are in warp speed.  But search tutorials for beginners and it will give you a good idea on where to start.  I personally like make up that is more natural and do not feel the need to contour and re-shape my whole face.  But to each its own.  Check out some of my starter make up recommendations below.

  • BLUETTEK 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette – Has great affordable palettes in various colors.  Not only is it affordable but it has a lot of colors, so if you do not wear makeup every day, this palette can take you very far.


  • You can get away with cheap eye shadow, but the secret to really making your eye color POP is the primer.  Place primer on your eye lid before you put on your eye shadow and  it will make your shadow last longer and give it a more vibrant color.


  • Beauty blender Makeup Sponge – People swear by this sponge.  It helps to blend in your foundation.  Tips for using this sponge is too wet it a little, and use it to apply your foundation.  This will give you a more flawless finish.


  • Susenstone 20 piece Makeup Brush Set– People tend to splurge on makeup brushes.  I have no problem buying cheap brushes.  And if you are new to make up or do not wear makeup no need for you to spend $60 on one brush.  Instead, try this affordable make up set.


  • Milani Baked Bronzer Glow.  Everyone can use a good bronzer.  It always gives your face a fresh sun kissed glow.  With baked bronzer you can also apply it with a wet brush or sponge to give it a more noticeable finish.


  • NYX Cosmetics Collection Noir Liquid Liner– I love liquid liner.  You can do so much more with liquid liner such as a cat eye or winged eyeliner.  If you have no idea what I am taking about.  Once again search Youtube, it will tell you all you need to know.

Eye Lashes and eyebrows.

I have short eyelashes.  I do not put on fake eye lashes every day of my life.  That is just way too much work.  But I do put them on when I want to go somewhere and they can look very natural.  Once again there are lashes that are super affordable and you can check out YouTube videos to learn how to put them on. As for eyebrows, I have a post dedicated to eyebrows (click here to see it).  That is how important it is, never underestimate the power of a good eyebrow.


I am not the type to go all out on spending money when it comes to fashion.  I cannot see myself spending hundreds of dollars on some jeans.  But I do like to shop and I do like a bargain shop.  I am a thrift store junky (got the dress above there), and always get compliments on my clothes from the thrift store.

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Quick, Easy, And Affordable Ways To Change Your Look


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About Sophia Reed (318 Articles)
I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at sophiareed@sophie-sticatedmom.com

23 Comments on Quick, Easy, And Affordable Ways To Change Your Look

  1. Everyone needs a fun day of pampering yourself, make up, new outfit and yes new shoes.

  2. I love the fun things us gals can do to switch up our looks. I love totally revamping my style with lashes and extensions!

  3. Love this challenge.Oh,and every girl needs a pair or two of fabulous new shoes to go with their new look.

  4. Thank you for the push! I’ve been thinking of trying a new hairstyle at the office, and this might give me enough motivation to try it out. 🙂

  5. Oooo i’m tempted by those ombre extensions! My hair gets so damaged when I lighten it. This would be the perfect solution!

  6. Changing up your shoes, IMO, can create a whole new outfit.

  7. I have to say your eye makeup is on point in every pic. I agree, shoes can make such a difference.

  8. Nice post! Your eyebrows are so pretty. I’ve obsession to shoes hahaha!

  9. Great suggestions! Love your looks! Lately I’ve been experimenting with wigs.

  10. I hope you ar enjoying the challenge. My sister has gotten into wear makeup, none of us really have but she seems to really have this confidence when she puts in the time to do these little things. 🙂

  11. great tips about the YouTube makeup tutorials! I’ve never gone online to to those.

  12. I agree – it’s so wonderful that there are so many products out there to help people feel more confident and change up their looks 🙂

  13. I always change my hair when I feel like I’m in a rut! And shoes are a girls best friend <3

  14. I love to have a day of trying something new and just pampering myself! I need to watch more makeup tutorials!

  15. Beth Shankle Anderson // May 24, 2016 at 3:59 am // Reply

    It’s great to revitalize your look! I think your suggestions are spot on. An improved look is an improved outlook 🙂

  16. Angie@chasingmyhalo // May 24, 2016 at 5:20 am // Reply

    This is SUCH a great series! I wish I would have had it when I was single :).

  17. Oh wow amazing suggestions! Also love love all the makeup you mentioned!

  18. Love that eyebrow kit! Will have to look into that. I have been so busy that my eyebrows have been suffering.

  19. Wow! These are some great ideas for new look! I am thinking about extensions and some eyelashes for my makeover!

  20. Great challenge and lots of fun and easy ideas to spice it up!

  21. Nice post and Love your looks!! Your eye makeup is so good!!

  22. Looks like a fun challenge. I wear minimal makeup everyday but like to spice it up when we are going somewhere special.

  23. I’ve always stayed away from fake eyelashes because they seem so well, fake looking. I’m going to try the natural looking ones though!

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