Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beauty Resolutions

Beauty Resolutions 2010

This is the time of year when we take a moment to reflect on our lives, how quickly it's passing us by, and how we can make it better. I'm 110% guilty of conjuring up unrealistic resolutions for myself. This year, I decided to take a deep breath and set small goals for myself. For example, I'd like to find a part time job. Not just for the extra cash, but to better myself and make new friends. I also have a short list of beauty related resolutions. Here's my list of things I'd like to rectify:

  • I need to do a better job of washing my brushes. It's a bad habit to let them go for long and it's unsanitary. I use brush cleanser between washes but seriously, I need to step up on this. By the end of the day, however, it's the LAST thing I feel like doing.
  • I need to broaden my horizons with color. In 2010, I discovered lipstick. All of the colors, formulas, brands, everything. Now it's time to play with eye shadow a little more. I'm guilty of being a neutrals kind of girl, which is perfectly OKAY! However, I think it's time to experiment more with my individuality and just have fun rather than hanging onto my earth-toned safety net every single day.
  • I need to stop torturing my hands. My poor hands. They're so dry and cracked. The problem worsened when the cold weather rolled around, but constantly washing dishes and handing bleach (among other cleaning supplies) is where the problem started. Aside from that, I don't give them much TLC other than occasionally using hand cream.
  • I need to give my skin a break more often. I wear makeup every day, 'nuff said.

So, that's my list. Is there anything on yours?

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Glossy Boss said...

This is a really good idea and I think you have some great resolutions here. I'm going to have to do one of these on my blog :)

Jennifer Leigh said...

I'm with you on the brush cleaning--I'm guilty of letting them go too long too.

gigidob said...

Yes, brush cleaning resolution here too!

I'd also like to spend a bit more time on my eyeshadow in the mornings as I currently just dust some MAC MSF on my face, apply blush and run out of the house. Pencil eyeliner, mascara and lipstick/gloss are applied on the way to work! As a result, I only ever get to use eyeshadow 2-3 times a week.

Katie said...

Glossy Boss: Thank you! :)

Jennifer - That resolution is at the top of my list. I'm the worst brush washer ever!

Gigidob - I typically do a full face of makeup everyday but I get shy around colorful eye shadows. I've pretty much been using my Naked palette everyday since I bought it. It's a GREAT palette, but I need to switch things up a bit.

Cleopatra Jones said...

i definitely need to take care of my poor, damaged hair. it's shedding like crazy and i don't know why! also, i need to work on my hands as well! i'm a notorious nail-biter and it's time for me to stop!

Katie said...

My hair was so damaged from coloring, I stopped a year and a half ago. Since then, I've had so much hair loss that I was grabbing clumps from the shower drain. As it turns out, my hair dresser said that I had so much new growth, that my hair was shedding the old stuff. And all this time I thought it was from my pregnancy! Apparently, that happens after having a baby.

Anonymous said...

I agree! I also need to give my skin a break more often. The worst affected part of my face must be eye lashes but hard to go out of the door without wearing mascara. Need to go back to nightly routine of L'Oreal serum.

Katie said...

I definitely need to try a serum. My lashes are so thin and sparse. I heard the Loreal one is actually pretty good. I'll have to try it, thanks!