Summer days and the fact that Friends is on Netflix has resulted in some serious binge watching. But, alas, some good has come out of it as inspiration struck and I extracted a few beauty tips from the highly revered show.
1.) Never underestimate the power of a neutral lip
The running beauty trend for babes Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in Friends can be summarized in two words: mascara and lipstick. You can’t go wrong with a bright clean face, highlighted eyes and a neutral lipstick or lip stain!
2.) Don’t be afraid to change your hairstyle
Friends was on for 10 years, debuting a whopping 10 seasons! During this time, the three actresses rocked about five hairstyles each. Sure, 10 years seems like a long time, but think about how many hairstyles you’ve gone through in that time. I know I’ve had long hair for about seven years now. And yes, I picked Rachel as the example because she’s my favorite. ;p
3.) There’s nothing a bubble bath can’t fix
In a world that’s constantly fast-paced, it’s nice to stop and take a few minutes for yourself. What a better place to do that than in the bath? So draw a bath, sprinkle in some fragranced bath salts, light a few candles and drown your worries away. Don’t forget your toy boat if you’re looking for that masculine touch.
4.) We all have bad hair days
It’s true. Especially when humidity is involved. We feel your pain, Monica. There’s ways around it, though. In Monica’s case, throw on a hat or show off some dreadlocks (a treat for the eyes and the ears). In my case, throw on a headband and wrap your hair into a sock bun.
5.) They created the “Boyfriend does my makeup tag”
The writers of Friends had Ross doing Rachel’s makeup long before YouTube makeup gurus jumped on it. Too bad Rachel ended up looking like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
6.) Waxing is no joke
Before the 40-year-old Virgin (ah,Kelly Clarkson) Monica and Phoebe discovered the pains of waxing while trapped inside their bedroom. “Painless” leg waxing kit, my ass. Sigh, guys may never know the struggle.
7.) Spray tans can be scary
Ever stepped foot into a spray tan booth? The misters pointing at you, like guns ready to fire, liquid sprays at you and you feel like you’re being gassed. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but the results can shock you if you’re not careful to hold your position and rub the color in evenly.
8.) Eyebrows are important
When Joey attempts to have his eyebrows tweezed and backs out after the first one’s done, Chandler has to get them back on fleek for Joey. I almost pulled a Joey the first time I got mine threaded! Regardless, we all know that brows play an important part of our makeup routine. So, remember to be cautious when fixing yours up!
9.) There is such a thing as too white of teeth
Of course, home-remedy teeth whitening can’t be as extreme as Ross’s ultra pearly whites, but for some it’s a terrifying image that some of won’t forget.
10.) It’s not always a good idea to let your friends cut your hair
It may save you a few bucks, or you may be acting as a model for your beauty salon friend, but always keep in mind the outcomes if you don’t like your hair in the end. Especially if you’re particular about your hair like Monica! If anything, make sure you’re specific about the look you’re hoping for, so you don’t end up looking like Dudley Moore instead of Demi Moore.
Bye for now, XO- Ashley (@ashleysita)