Even Georgia peaches need a beauty routine, y'all.
Or a faux beauty routine, I should say.
I had to laugh when Harvin from "Big Rich Atlanta" told me her best beauty secret.
"Honey, if you can't hide it, decorate it!" insisted the reality show belle. "Fake it until you make it.
"When you look and feel like all shades of hell then slap on some self-décor like hats, scarves, earring, sunglasses, lashes, self-tanner, Boho head band and so forth to feel your best," she insists.
Got it, ladies?
In a great soapy way, the series features several wealthy women and their daughters who drop the Southern charm to stay on top of the social scene. Drama is their middle name.
On the set of "Big Rich Atlanta," the larger than life ladies whose motto seems to be "the higher the hair, the closer to God" were more than eager to share what makes them gorgeous in southern way.
Meyer, Harvin and Virgina of the Style Network series answered our beauty questions, plus gave their picks for spring 2013 fashion.
Q: Tell us your best beauty secret?
Meyer: "Baby powder! It keeps you from having to wash your hair all the time and it makes you hair look blonder and less greasy. I do not like dry shampoo as much because it sprays out with a wet feeling. If I wanted to get wet I would just get in the shower, duh! Baby powder can conceal a much needed root job to a certain extent too."
Virginia: "My girls!!! All my beauty secrets come from my girls! I know that they will research the latest and greatest beauty services and products so all I have to do is just sit back and wait for the next beauty research report to come in!
What products do you use on your skin?
Harvin: "RCMA is what I love to use for foundation. The colors we use are Shinto I, Shinto II, and Shinto III. I love this foundation because it can keep up with me when I am pale and when I'm all spray tanned ;) We use the Beauty Blender to apply foundation. It's the best little gadget around!
Meyer: "Obagi skin care. I have recently gotten into their skin care products and really like it."
Virginia: "I love my Dermablend. I use it as my foundation and I feel like it gives me the best coverage."
Q: What is your best hair tip?
From All the Ladies:"All three of us learned everything we need to know about hair from SAMJAM (Samantha Gunn "SAM" is the hair side of our Glam Squad). She introduced us to the best weave on earth! She puts Hairdreams extensions in our hair every few months. She also styles our hair a few days out of the week. She has crazy bobby pin game. Those things are like her little ninjas. She can tease our hair to the Heavens too! Bleach is also our fave color and we love teasing with a comb."
Q: What is your must have fashion item for spring...clothes, shoes, bags, etc.
Harvin: I love airy, bohemian, Grecian looks in the spring. I am obsessed with the new collection by Alexis. I'm in love with the Spell & the Gypsy Collective. They are based out of Australia. I love all things fringe and would tape it to my forehead if I could. I never get tired of my cut off jean shorts and love the shorts by One Teaspoon. I do not care what the trend is at any given time because I will always carry a large purse/bag! I am the definition of Mary Poppins. You can find all kinds of things in my purse. I will buy almost any purse that is decked out in fringe. One of my fave purses of all times is a large fringe purse in a camel color by JJ Winters. I gravitate towards bright colors too. Bright colors like hot pink, yellow, bright blue, etc. Love sexy maxi dresses as well.
Meyer: "I love all things neon! Give me hot pants (knickers), maxi dresses, jumpers, love backless, the highest of heels - platforms, timeless Louis Vuitton (can never go wrong with an LV as your wingman) or bright short dresses. I love dresses by NAVEN because they are all bright and super short, spring booties with fringe, anything with fringe actually, matching ensembles."
Virginia: "Give me bright colored clutch, white jeans, vintage bracelets, mini dresses. I love Brian Atwood heels and always love a good wedge shoe for the spring too. I can't get enough flowy high low tops and love colors and prints by Mara Hoffman.
Q: What makes a man handsome in your eyes?
Harvin: "He must be ambitious and have a certain swag that's easy and sexy. I'd also like him to be tall, secure, not needy, loving, strong and loves dogs and children
Meyer: "He must be funny, confident, have a good smile, stylish, and most importantly put up with me!"
Virginia: "He should be ambitious, an active listener, funny, enjoys cocktail hour, a Southern gentlemen, honorable, kind, and social."
Q:What makes you feel beautiful?
Harvin & Meyer: "Confidence is what makes us feel beautiful. You can wipe 90 percent of our outer beauty off with a wet paper towel, but you can't touch our state of mind. We do love a good spray tan, too. Being pale makes us feel drab and blah.
Virginia: "I always feel beautiful in bright colors and outfits that show my legs and collar bone/shoulder area. I feel like these are my best assets."
What is the best thing in your closet right now?
Harvin: "All of our Jeffrey Campbell shoes and they take up half the closet! I never get tired of that man's shoes!"
Meyer: "Whatever my most recent purchase is... that is what I love the best. I love anything that's brand new."
Virginia: "My vintage mink coat given to me by my mother."