The one TV show we should all be talking about is the new season of Game of Thrones, and worry not, we’ll get to it shortly. But for now, I have to confess I have been utterly obsessed, and consequently binge watching, with Hart of Dixie. From Gone with the Wind’s Scarlet, to Hart of Dixie’s Lemon, if there’s one thing we can all agree on about the South is that southern girls, or Belles as they’re fondly referred to, have perfect manners and perfect looks. Plus, since the hot season is approaching, and the only weather familiar in the South is hot and hotter, we thought that Southern Beauty Tips are just what the doctor ordered!

1-fashezine-15 Beauty Tips from True Southern Belles

So let’s see what’s in this week’s Beauty Case and put on our perfect face!

  1. Use hairspray over make up to keep it from running on hot days or if you plan to spend time in the sun (e.g. picnic-ing)
  2. Use fresh lemon juice for a clean pimple-free complexion.
  3. Invest in your make-up basics: a good cleanser, hydrating cream, and lip balm.
  4. And don’t forget your essentials: foundation, mascara and blush.
  5. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. remember: pretty makeup looks better on pretty skin.
  6. Never leave the house without first applying a good SPF lotion. Don’t forget your hands!
  7. Always clean your face before going to bed.
  8. Which brings us to: don’t skimp on beauty sleep.
  9. Have your hairdresser on speed-dial, you never know.
  10. Speaking of hair, use an anti-frizz product for your hair to keep it intact from humidity.
  11. Vaseline. Use it as a lip hydrator, an eye-makeup remover and even a heavy moisturizer in winter.
  12. Try to not overindulge on Sun or tanning beds, no one what to see skin that looks like dried-up leather.
  13. Master applying the perfect red lip!
  14. Have a signature fragrance.
  15. Last, but not least, always smile!