There's Nothing Like a Makeover to Get Over an Ex
Instead of over-indulging in an entire box of truffles, seek out a restorative and oh-so-decadent chocolate facial. This do-it-yourself treatment tames tangled nerves with the scent of chocolate, which has been known to send the body into an excited, dopamine-induced state similar to that caused by true love (which inevitably begs the question: do you really need a boyfriend?). Mix 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1/4 cup honey and 3 teaspoons oatmeal together in a blender until smooth and slather a generous layer on your face. Relax for fifteen minutes, then wash with warm water to reveal baby-soft skin. Be sure to first do a patch test on your wrist if you have sensitive skin.You might be tempted to retire to the couch and bleet like an injured lamb—not to mention neglect to shave your legs or wash your hair for weeks on end. Then again, you might be dying to do something drastic to your hair. Either situation is social-life threatening. Avoid potential snafus by trying on new hairstyles by uploading a photo to Taaz, then send the pics to your discerning friends for approval.If you’re still in the initial breakup recovery phase, the waterworks are bound to go off when you least expect it—sometimes the mere scent of ol’ what’s his name’s cologne can cause an emotional meltdown. You don’t want your makeup to have a meltdown as well. Lash extensions are the easiest solution for any woman who wants to emphasize her eyes without effort. They’re long lasting, water-resistant, and weightless on weary peepers. They also eliminate the need for mascara and are likely to restore your desire to flirt up a storm.The urge to splurge on a new pair of Choos may be overwhelming, but painting your piggies can also yield significant mood-lifting rewards without breaking the bank. Now’s the time to seek out a hot oil manicure and pristine pedi. Extra points for the gal who opts for a decadent foot massage following a messy breakup.
At some point you’ll want to pick yourself up off the couch (or floor) and start using your sour feelings as sweet fuel. If he broke up with you, hit the treadmill with a mix of songs like "Survivor" on your iPod. Heading to the gym isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary and it will lift your spirits. A quickie session with light weights will bust stress and give you an energy boost. Keep this up consistently for two months, and you’ll have a body fit for flaunting. However, you must resist the urge to “accidentally” run into your incorrigible ex and his new crush. You have better things to do—like changing your social networking homepage page to read "single and loving it." --Stephanie Simons
TRY ON MAKEUP BY UPLOADING A PHOTO TO TAAZ.