Four things I've done recently to help fix the february flaws:
1) Get an updo. Do you have a leftover spa gift certificate from Christmas or your birthday? Instead of cashing in on a mani/pedi or a massage, paint your own nails, ask your sweetie to rub your back and splurge on an updo. I went to a party last weekend and got my hair "did" at 10:00am..which made for a fun day of looking fancy and unfortunately no way to take a nap, but it was worth it. Image
2) A little humidity. Botanic gardens need not be forgotten in winter, especially when they have a greenhouse/conservatory. This is hands-down my #1 cure for the winter blues, and it only costs $1.00. One step in this rain forest and my frizzy hair relaxes, my skin plumps up and my mood lightens. The last time I went, I saw a girl hunkered down in the corner reading. What a nice way to spend the afternoon.
3) Window shopping. Do you have a special shop or store that you feel inspired in? You don't even need to buy anything, just seeing the sights and smelling the smells can be all you need. This paper gown was spotted in my local Anthropologie window.
4) Snow ice cream. When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream. If you've never made this fun treat, you have to wait for a day when it snows...a lot. Gather loads of fresh snow and add milk until you get a nice slushy (but not wet) consistency. Add the sweetener of your choice, flavor and food coloring. Mint, lemon and peppermint are my favorites.