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33 Ways to Look Pretty Naturally & Make a Guy’s Heart Skip a Beat

Whether you’re trying to catch your crush’s eye or you just want to feel great in yourself, it’s easy to learn how to look pretty. 

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Being pretty and feeling pretty are two different things. Even if you’re the most beautiful girl in the world, you don’t always know how to feel it. With the several insecurities and doubts you’re dealing with, feeling great about yourself can be really difficult. But, it’s possible to learn how to be pretty and feel it too.

Whether it’s because of how your body looks or your facial features, we’re so easy to hate on ourselves. However, being pretty has absolutely nothing to do with how you look.

This is why the prettiest people are often the most confident, even if they don’t have the most perfect physical attributes.

Rather than focusing on being pretty on the outside, focus on being pretty on the inside. You will never be defined by how pretty you are, but you’ll be judged based on your internal beauty.

After all, you stay in someone’s life not because they’re the prettiest person in the room, but because of their heart and soul. [Read: How guys really fall in love – The 7 stages of love for guys]

Why is it important to feel pretty?

When you feel pretty, you generally feel better about yourself. You’re confident in who you are, including both your strengths and weaknesses.

When you feel pretty, you’re more prone to live a happier and joyful life. You might think that feeling and being pretty are substantial things, but how you perceive yourself is very important.

If you think you’re not attractive, then the rest of your life will be based on that premise. The world isn’t going to end if you don’t feel pretty, but it can hold you back from living a confident and extraordinary life. [Read: How to look cute – 25 ways to exude cuteness & melt any guy’s heart]

What’s the difference between pretty and cute?

You use the adjective cute to define someone’s physical appearance. Maybe you find their features to be young-looking or adorable – so you then call them cute.

Calling someone pretty, on the other hand, means that they’re referring to your beauty as a whole.

Whether it’s your inner or outer beauty, the word pretty focuses on your beauty as one. It’s not focusing on your physical appearance so being pretty isn’t limited to how you look.

The next time someone calls you pretty, they’re not just talking about the way you look, but who you are as a total package. [Read: How to look fabulous and appealing when trying to get attention]

First impressions can play a big part in attraction

The first thing you need to know about guys and their mind is that they’re very visual.

If a guy likes you, odds are, he finds you pretty and sweet, and definitely attractive.

Of course, men aren’t dumb creatures who judge a girl only by her appearance. But at least for the first few dates or conversations, his opinion about a girl would be completely clouded by how pretty or attractive he finds her. 

So, while feeling great is important for you, if you want to catch the eye of your crush, you need to realize that physical appearances are important too. [Read: Secret tips to attract guys in a way they can’t resist!]

How to look pretty for yourself, and a guy you’re trying to impress

How attractive you appear plays a very big part in catching a guy’s eye and making him like you. But what should a girl really do to look pretty and sweet?

If you really want to know how to look pretty, here are some easy tips to transform yourself into the prettiest girl in the room, no matter where you are!

1. Inner beauty

Inner beauty may not change the way you look on the outside, but it’ll still make you appear a lot more attractive and desirable. You need to be a friendlier person who is kind, compassionate and warm hearted because that’s the kind of girl all guys want to date.

Respect yourself for who you are, beyond beauty that’s only skin deep. If you don’t respect yourself as a person, no one else would respect you nor would they find you attractive.

Your self-confidence about who you are as a person is a reflection of your inner beauty. The better you feel about who you are on the inside, the more attractive you’ll appear on the outside. [Read: Why inner beauty plays a bigger part than outer beauty]

2. Pamper yourself

If you want to look pretty, you need to take really good care of yourself. The girls who look like they’ve just stepped out of a magazine look that way because they take care of themselves!

Take good care of your skin, your nails, and teeth, and ensure that they’re at their perfect best. Start by eating a balanced diet, and your good health will shine through your skin.

3. Identify your advantages

You could be a shy girl, a tomboy, a sexy girl, or a high-maintenance girl. It doesn’t matter who you are as long as you use your personality and project it to your advantage. Show off your personality and don’t try to hide who you want to be.

Don’t dwell and despair over things you don’t like or don’t have. Guys like a girl who’s comfortable in her own body. And there’s nothing more attractive than a girl who actually loves herself for who she is. [Read: 13 easy physical attraction tips to look way hotter in minutes]

4. Know that your boobs are perfect as they are

Many girls worry too much about what kind of breasts guys like. But seriously, you already have perfect breasts that all guys like!

Guys like all kinds of breasts, no matter what they say. But the best boobs are the ones on girls who feel confident about their own bodies. [Read: Why guys love breasts like crazy]

5. Be a flirty girl

A sweet, smiling girl who’s warm to talk to always seems a lot nicer than the girl who behaves like a snotty princess. Be flirty and approachable, at least around the guy you like.

He may be too intimidated by you and may be scared to approach you. If a guy you like stares at you now and then, but doesn’t approach you, give him a few signs to approach you without appearing like you’re too easy to get. [Read: 30 subtle, obvious and sexual flirting tips for girls]

6. Flaunt it!

Take pretty pictures of yourself when you go out with friends, or to a new place. Dress up, look fabulous, have a blast, and let the world know you’re having fun. Every girl envies a girl who’s having fun, and every guy wants to be with a girl who is fun!

You can put the pretty pictures up on Instagram or another social network, but just make sure you don’t turn into an attention whore. Whenever you’re having a bad day, look at the snaps and you’ll remember how gorgeous you are. [Read: 16 signs your friends think you’re an attention whore already!]

7. Don’t put yourself down

Don’t demean or put yourself down in front of others, especially a guy you like. Don’t go telling him you think you look fat or that you have a bad nose.

Guys like to tell themselves that pretty girls don’t poop! So why would you want to ruin your beauty for him by criticizing or undermining yourself? [Read: Do girls ever fart? This and 16 other womanly secrets revealed for men]

8. Feel sexy!

Indulge in confidence enhancers. Wear perfumes that smell great on you, treat yourself to new beauty products, get a new haircut, and feel good about who you are.

Guys will find you irresistible and, more importantly, you’ll feel amazing. [Read: 30 super sexy ways to keep a guy interested in you all the time]

9. Be happy

And let the world see you smile all the time. Find ways to keep yourself happy all the time. You’ll feel good and being stress-free will make you look a lot prettier.

Positive energy is irresistible and sexy, and everyone loves being around a happy person. Don’t be a bore, and mingle with people who are fun.

When you feel shallow or negative, you’ll only attract other guys and girls who are negative and boring. Feel alive, enjoy the world and watch how your world would change in no time.

10. Be yourself

Be true to yourself, and be the person you really want to be. Don’t become someone your friends want you to be. Change is good, but you should change only when you feel the need to change and become a better you.

11. Get rid of boring clothes

Avoid wearing your old, boring clothes and use colors carefully to lift up your spirits. When you wear bright colors that you’re comfortable with, it’ll make you feel happier. And happy girls always look pretty, don’t they? [Read: Why guys like shy girls and find them more attractive]

12. Get rid of unwanted hair

If you don’t like having hair somewhere, be it under your arms, legs or anywhere else, get rid of it *unless you feel secure about it*. It’ll help you feel more comfortable with your body.

And even if you find yourself in a situation where you’re in close proximity with a guy, you’ll still feel confident enough to flaunt your body without feeling awkward about a body part.

13. Remember that your uniqueness is your sex appeal

You don’t need to fit in with the crowd just to please the world. Your differences and your uniqueness is your sex appeal, and that’s the one thing that’ll differentiate you from the rest of the girls.

If you want to look pretty and catch a guy’s fancy, flaunt what makes you different without embarrassment and you’ll work your magic. [Read: The best ways to increase your sex appeal without any effort]

14. Don’t cover yourself with layers of makeup

Natural-looking makeup looks best, because it makes it seem like you look pretty even though you haven’t put on anything on your face.

Use makeup to accentuate your features, not to overshadow them or turn yourself into a completely different person.

15. Give a guy enough attention – but only just

When you exchange sneaky glances with a guy you like, his mind subconsciously makes him feel more attracted to you. He finds you prettier, sexier and he would definitely want to impress you.

Give him just enough attention though. If you give him too much of it, he’ll think he’s won you over already and lose interest in trying to woo you. [Read: How to impress a guy in 13 oh-so-awesome ways]

16. Confidence is vital

If you want to know how to be pretty, it all starts with confidence. This is how even average-looking people pull of feeling and looking pretty in the first place. If you’re not confident in your features and capabilities, then you can’t be pretty.

If you’re not confident in yourself, you’re not going to see yourself as an attractive person. It really all starts with confidence.

In contrast to the popular notion, confidence doesn’t have anything to do with how you look. Your physical appearance can help, but it has more to do with your characteristics and personality.

You can become good at something specific, such as singing, baseball—whatever you’re passionate about. You can also gain confidence through the support of people around you, your friends, and your family. [Read: How to gain confidence and turn your life around for the better]

17. Take pride in your look

Even if physical appearance isn’t your top priority, you should still embrace your looks. This means you need to accept even the parts of yourself that you don’t really like.

Being pretty has nothing to do with conforming to societal standards, but it means embracing your looks the way you are.

You don’t have to make significant changes to yourself just to be pretty. It’s all about owning how you look and embracing who you are. Looking good means dressing and caring for yourself in a way that makes you feel confident and sexy – that’s how to be pretty. [Read: Get to know who you really are with these 8 questions]

18. Focus on what you have

Determining your strengths and weaknesses is so important in learning how to be pretty.  Instead of focusing on your insecurities and flaws, try focusing on your best aspects. Maybe you’re particularly insecure about your height or your hair.

Why don’t you focus on how perfect your eyes are, or how attractive your features are? With regards to your characteristics, focus on how pure your heart is or how selfless you are to others.

Everyone has weaknesses, but being pretty is all about embracing your strengths. If you’re constantly fixated on your flaws, how will you show your beauty to others? Everyone is flawed, so, get over it. [Read: How to change your self-deprecating attitude]

19. Realize beauty isn’t a competition

The more you view beauty as a competition, the more frustrated you’ll become. Feeling pretty isn’t about looking better than everyone else. If you have this mindset, you’ll never feel pretty your entire life as there will always be someone prettier than you.

Also, beauty is subjecting so what one person finds pretty may not be the same for another person. This is why they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can’t view beauty as something that’s a prize. Everyone already has beauty, it simply varies from person to person.

20. Take care of your body

Taking care of your body is more than just reaching your fitness goals. You don’t need an hourglass figure, a complete set of abs, and a prominent booty – that’s not what looking pretty is all about.

While physical exercise is very important, you have to stop obsessing over the way you look and focus more on the way you feel. [Read: How to feel sexy and desirable from within]

Taking care of your body through healthy eating and exercise shows that you value yourself which brings out beauty. When you see someone who cares about themselves, not in a narcissistic way, they appear better looking to you.

You also appear much more confident and secure when you take care of your body, which leads to being pretty. 

21. Compliment people

We’ve mentioned earlier that looking pretty isn’t about your physical appearance, but more to do with your heart and soul.

Complimenting people is an act of kindness and genuineness, especially when you go out of your way to do it. Complimenting others, which has been scientifically proven, makes you a happier person.

You are perceived by others and yourself that you are a more attractive person when you compliment someone else. Studies show that when you’re happier, you’re also prettier. [Read: 20 little things that’ll make you nice and really likable in no time]

After all, a smile really is contagious and you’re perceived to be someone of beauty when you’re secure and happy about who you are. Just make sure that you’re giving genuine compliments from the heart and not fake ones. 

22. Laugh

They say laughter is the best medicine, and this is an accurate statement. Life is too difficult and painful to be so serious all the time. The best thing you can do to learn how to be pretty is to laugh more often. Who cares if others are judging you for laughing too often?

Laugh at a funny joke, laugh at your silliness, laugh about the irony of life. Plus, men find women who laugh to be more attractive. So, if that doesn’t give you more of an incentive to laugh, then I don’t know what will.

Laughing will always be attractive. In fact, someone making you laugh is probably one of the reasons you fall for them in the first place. 

23. Relieve the stress in your body

When you’re stressed, then you become less attractive to those around you. This has a similar concept to the point mentioned above.

If you want to learn how to be pretty, do things that destress both your mind and body. Visit a sauna, hit the gym, book a staycation.

Do whatever you have to do to live a happier and more confident life. A sauna helps you calm down, relax, and, well, not have those pesky stress breakouts. If you’re prone to stress and having skin breakouts due to it, then hit the sauna. [Read: 14 really quick stress busters to recharge your mind]

24. Have sex

This might seem unusual for you, but having sex actually makes you feel pretty. It’s a great confidence booster, which is probably why a lot of people engage in it.

When you have sex, your body also releases endorphins and dopamine in your body, which are hormones responsible for making you feel good. Like, what more could you ask for? [Read: Why is inner beauty more important than outer beauty]

25. Take care of your mental health

If you want to know how to look pretty, you need to take care of yourself mentally. How else are you going to feel like your most confident self if you’re always on the verge of a mental breakdown?

It’s normal to get stressed and anxious, but you need to know how to take care of yourself better. Maybe it’s going to the gym or going on a spa day, but do whatever is necessary to take care of your mental health. [Read: Emotionally stable: How to find your zone of perfect calmness]

26. Be kind – to yourself and others

Being pretty is all a reflection of how good your heart and soul are. You can’t feel pretty with unkindness and hatred towards others.  You can only feel pretty if you treat the world with kindness, regardless of your life experiences and perception.

Just because you’ve had a bad experience, doesn’t mean others or yourself don’t deserve to feel an act of kindness. By radiating kindness and light, you’re also feeling pretty within yourself. [Read: How to be kind to yourself & others & love life instead of hating it]

27. Change your mindset

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. It’s so powerful that your thoughts can change your entire reality if you’re not careful enough. So if you have a negative perception of everything, then it’s hard to feel pretty.

If you want to know how to be pretty, the key lies in changing your mindset. [Read: How to get your life together – 10 mind tricks to regain control]

28. Show your intelligence

There’s nothing more pretty than someone showing their brains and intellect. It’s one of the most underrated sexy things you can show to anyone, so don’t act stupid.

Rather, show how smart you are and shock everyone with how intellectual and wise you really are underneath all your physique.

29. Be generous and selfless

There’s nothing prettier than a selfless and generous heart. Then you go out of your way to help others, whether it’s as simple as being a good friend or volunteering, then it makes you a pretty individual – not just for you, but also for the world.

When you do something out of the kindness and selflessness of your heart without asking for anything in return, then it makes you pretty. [Read: Self-concept – How we create and develop it to control our happiness]

30. Be spontaneous

Knowing how to be pretty isn’t just about the way you look, but it’s your personality as a whole. Pretty people are those who know how to be spontaneous and go with the flow of life. They don’t try to resist the changes, but they’re open to whatever adventures and opportunities are available.

If you want to be pretty, blue less concerned with planning and more concerned with spontaneity and adventure. [Read: 18 ways to become more spontaneous in life]

31. Don’t hide your humor

If you want to know how to look pretty, it starts by not hiding your humor from the world. Are you a naturally sarcastic person? Do you tend to make people laugh with your one-liners?

Then use that to your advantage and stop hiding it from the world. It’s what makes you who you are and drowse people to you, after all! [Read: How to make someone laugh when they’re down & lighten their burden]

32. Be dynamic

Being a dynamic person means being someone full of excitement, optimism, passion, enthusiasm, and energy. Dynamic people are always very vibrant individuals, which also makes them pretty!

A person’s energy is magnetic after all and if you have a dynamic energy, then you’re also perceived as pretty – by others and yourself. [Read: How to be funny and make people love your company]

33. Empathize

Do you maybe listen to other people’s problems or know how others feel as if you’re feeling them yourself? Then you’re a pretty person!

There’s something incredibly pretty about someone who knows how to empathize in a world that deeply promotes you to harden your heart and shut off your emotions completely. If you have empathy, then you already know how to be pretty naturally. [Read: How to be more empathetic and forge emotional connections]

Love yourself and everyone else will follow suit!

If you’re still single, don’t let your beauty be judged by just one guy’s eyes. It’s not the end of the world if one guy chooses not to fall for your beauty or your charm.

Be comfortable in your own skin, and fall in love with yourself first. The world will soon follow suit.

As long as you love yourself and don’t feel insecure about who you are, your positivity and confidence will always mystify and awe guys. And there will always be guys who’d want to date you and get to know you better.

[Read: The dating girl code all girls need to know]

Understanding how to look pretty isn’t just about dabbing makeup or flirting outrageously. It’s a new way to approach life, where you fall in love with yourself and respect who you are.

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