I can remember being a teenager and wanting a vanity for my bedroom. My parents didn't really think I needed one, so I went ahead and make shifted one myself. It was made of a small side table and old mirror. It was magical and it was my special little space. As a girl, there is something very powerful about your 'dressing area'. I used to watch my grandmother in her large glamorous vanity put on makeup every morning and was just mesmerized by the special care she took in prepping herself for the day. She didn't wear much makeup, but with every product she put on, I could see her confidence grow. As she would finish up, she would spray her favorite scent and declare herself ready for her day. All she was doing was going to the kitchen to make breakfast for our extremely large family, but she did with this killer confidence you see in the movies. I think every girl should use her vanity in the same way, a place to feel more beautiful, say affirmations to begin your day and walk away with beaming confidence. Here are a few essentials for your home confidence area a.k.a the vanity.
1. A gorgeous mirror. Without a fantastic mirror, it's just an ordinary work space. The first key in setting up your vanity for success is the mirror. You want something large enough to reflect ample light and see everything. I prefer antique mirrors for the drama.
2. Fantastic lighting. I always like to choose an area with a ton of natural light because that's the best to apply makeup to the face. However, the right light fixtures can work too. You will want your light fixtures to direct light at your face, not from above, that will cast shadows you don't need. The lightbulb is everything. I recommend lightbulbs with a CRI of 90 or above. (CRI = color rendering index number)