How To Channel your Inner Mean Girl

It’s certainly hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since Mean Girls. And while Regina George was no walk in the park, the home girl taught us more than we’d like to admit when it comes to staying on top in the beauty stakes, long after High School. 

But before you go and slather your face in peppermint foot cream or take to your favorite tank top with a pair of scissors, take heed of our six favorite beauty mantras straight out of the Burn Book.


On Wednesdays we wear pink

Although ruthless, Regina did know how to wear her pinks...at least on Wednesdays

Although ruthless, Regina did know how to wear her pinks...at least on Wednesdays

Not only did Karen have like, a fifth sense, she knew the importance of keeping her beauty routine fresh and current. Hump Day tends to drag, so shake it up at least once a week with a bold lip colour that’s bound to put a spring back in your step. Clinique Chubby Sticks boast endless shades of pink, so take your pick!

Her hair is full of secrets that’s why it’s so big

"Right?!" So says Regina

"Right?!" So says Regina

Every mean girl knows volume is all but essential. Nobody is going to take you seriously with hat hair or drab locks, so make a beeline for Swell Advanced Volumizing Masque to ensure you’re always bouncy.  It’ll add hydration without the harsh chemicals and is a sure fire way to achieve the drama you actually want in life.

My nail beds suck

If Karen doesn't play dumb with her nails, neither should you.

If Karen doesn't play dumb with her nails, neither should you.

What good is a mani-pedi with underachieving nail beds? When the going gets tough and it’s time to bring the claws out, you should only ever do so with an enviable buff and shine. Get back to basics and start with your cuticles, Eve Lom Cuticle Cream will ensure you’re always ahead of the pack, not clawing your way to the top.

I heard her hair is insured for $10,000

Kerastase is a great line to ensure flawless locks -Insert hair flip here.

Kerastase is a great line to ensure flawless locks -Insert hair flip here.

It’s safe to say a great colorist and hairstylist is an investment. While going skint on some beauty buys is easy enough to get away with, maintaining your hair should not be one of them. To extend that post-salon feeling between appointments, invest in a top beautifying oil. The Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex range has a formula for every hair type. 

You can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week

Pull it back and show off your face, just like Cady does here

Pull it back and show off your face, just like Cady does here

While a ponytail has earned its keep to maintain in steady rotation, mixing up your usual fallback hairstyle is a great way to avoid getting stuck in a style rut. So you usually rock a ponytail Monday to Friday? Try a braid or low-slung chignon. Or treat yourself to a mid-week blow wave to breathe new life into your workweek.

You smell like a baby prostitute 

Poor Gretchen, she clearly never got the memo

Poor Gretchen, she clearly never got the memo

To steer clear of such scents, opt for a fragrance that whispers and doesn’t shout. Many beauty bars and fragrance counters offer fragrance combining to help you pick the perfect eau de parfum for your skin type and lifestyle. Mecca Cosmetica boasts a boutique range of unique scents such as Byredo Parfum Gypsy Water EDP that provides the perfect base for scent building. 

 

Story Ashley Ropati.

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