Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Beauty Resolutions

We're well into January by now and I've created lists of resolutions to try and accomplish throughout the year. Although resolutions often set one up for failure, I decided to make some beauty ones anyway!

Take care of my nails
I've never been a big fan of polish or nail art, but this year something is different. I'm letting my stubby nails grow out into a decent length and adding a bit of color to them. Trying my best not to bite them, I'm hoping to take better care of them with cuticle oils, base coats, and the lot.

Go au naturale on the hair spectrum
Nearly 4 years of heat damage on my locks had created crispy and damaged ends. I've been restraining myself from straighteners and curling irons to let my hair strengthen and patch itself up. Adding heat protectants and hair oils will plump up the strands and strengthen them from roots to ends.

Learn when to splurge
It's always hard to determine whether to buy the $30 mascara or lip gloss, but I'm slowly learning when to spend and when to save. Because products like foundations and blushers have a longer life span, I'll be splurging on those and saving on nails vernises and mascaras.

Mask it up
I haven't tried many face or hair masks, but I'm definitely going to be picking some up. Hopefully I'll find a great mask for oily, spot prone skin that will eventually provide me with the flawless skin I've always yearned for!

It always starts with skin
Creating a really great skincare routine that will be gentle and effective is a goal of mine. If I find the right products that will clear up the spots and suck up the oily bits, I won't need to spend as much time (or money) on the makeup. Starting and sticking with a great skincare routine is absolutely necessary.

What are some of your beauty resolutions for 2014? How do you plan on sticking with them?

1 comment:

  1. Love these resolutions! I have some a similar one with my hair. I realized this summer how much thinner my hair has gotten over the years - certainly from coloring, could also be just aging - and while I can't give up my blond straight hair completely I'm going to try to space out my color appointments a bit more! And I've seen a HUGE change in my hair since using Living Proof's Restore line. Even my hairdresser this past weekend commented that my hair felt thicker and healthier! There is an awesome hair mask in the line you might like if you feel like you're suffering from some heat damage. It's a pretty penny of course but they have 3 different sizes so you can spend as much or as little as you want. I also like the Targeted Repair Cream in that line. And for a face mask have you ever tried the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask? It's cheap and you can get it at any drug store but I've been using the mask for like a decade, both when I had crazy uncontrollable broken out skin in college where I would literally put it on my blemishes every day and leave it on for a couple hours while I studied to now where I just use it every now and then when I can tell my skin is getting a little unruly. It really just sucks those blemishes dry!


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