Around here, we know the fastest way to boost a lackluster week is to spice up your beauty routine. So we found three simple, inspired ideas, to pump some pep and glamour into your week.

1. Get Knotty

Relaxed ponytails like this one were spotted on the runways of Michael Kors’ SS 2011 show, and ooze casual-cool. To get the look, divide your ponytail in half and tie it into a double knot. The staying power will depend on your hair’s texture, but if you feel your strands slipping, some strategic bobby pins should do the trick or apply some Shu Uemura Volume Maker to your tresses.

2. Shine On

The jury is in, and our old pal glitter has definitely grown up. Incorporate some sophisticated shine into your makeup routine by dusting the lids with fine glitter. Or try a simpler look with Urban Decay’s new Glide-On Shadow Pencils.

3. Go Colorful

There’s nothing like a pop of unexpected color to brighten your week and one of our favorite ways to experiment with color is a bold manicure. A fresh mint is a great choice for spring, and if you’re feeling especially sassy, color blocked or polka dot nails are also guaranteed to make you smile. Gloss on some Essie Mint Candy Apple to get in on this look.

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