Don't wear copious foundation, use sunscreen, wash and moisturize your face before bed every night.
Being well groomed isn't for them, it's for you. Have favorite places you go for your stuff and then it becomes the breather you need to feel sane.
If you're unsure about a guy, check out his bookshelf, it's all you need to know. If he doesn't have one, run.
You can't get a decent haircut in New York for less than $100, convert that for London and Paris.
Have a newspaper you read daily, augment it with curated content from wherever you choose to get it.
Know how to make at least one thing for breakfast and one thing for dinner really well. Be interested in what goes into good food.
Pay attention to who wins the Pulitzer and the Mann Booker prize. Pick up those books whenever you can.
Occasionally, eat dinner out alone, at a table. Order a really nice glass of wine. Don't have your phone out.
Know and understand what table manners are.
If he has asked you to dinner, he gets the check. If plans are mutual or you're in a relationship, treat as much as you get treated.
Split the responsibility of making plans 50/50.
Well-fitting, high-quality under garments will change your entire life and how you wear clothes.
Have one insanely sexy dress. It should cost a fortune and be used sparingly.
If you're going to drink wine, get to know your wine store people, keep three bottles in your apartment at all times, then you always have something to bring when you're invited somewhere or something to open when people pop by.
Drink a glass of water when you wake up, before each meal and before you go to bed.
If he ONLY texts you, forget it. If he can't kiss, forget it.
Before the age of 35, go on a trip to a country where people don't speak your language. Go alone.
Keep a journal, write in it a few times a month. Once a year page through what you wrote. You might be surprised.
Talk to your dad at least once a week. Always answer your mum's calls.
If you have nothing to add, ask a question.
Do not act dumb or keep your mouth shut, any guy who doesn't want a smart woman is probably too boring and too insecure to be worth your time.
3.5 inch heels are only acceptable when the evening revolves around a car.
Guard and care for the true friends in your life with the greatest care. They are your sharpest weapons and your greatest assets.
If you're saying things about people behind their back, they are sure as hell saying things about you behind yours. If this is a problem, schedule a coffee and hash it out.
If you don't like someone, be civil but don't fake warmth.
Gossip is fine if it comprises less than 10% of your conversation content.
Do not be afraid to talk about when things are fucked up. Your life is not your Facebook wall or your Instagram page. You do not have to be effortless or have woken up like that, your relationship does not have to be a fairy tale. Be real, because everyone is messy.
Appreciate your family, appreciate the things they instilled in you, appreciate the things about them that made you tough. Don't dwell on the fights, just keep moving forward.
If there are things you always wished you could do but don't because you don't have someone to do them with, do them consistently enough that that activity becomes your community, then you're not doing it alone anymore. No one is responsible for your life except you.
You don't always have to handle things with total control in your relationship, if things have made you mad, express it in any way you feel like. If you get a sincere conversation and/or apology, let it go. If you don't, the relationship should end.
One for growing on - Be able to dwell in the beauty and quietness of nature. Let the world remind you what's actually important .