I’m not normally one for New Year resolutions. I just set goals and try to make it happen. And I keep setting goals along the way in order to keep motivated. Perhaps because like most people, I feel the hype and motivation during this time of the year and it slowly fizzles out throughout the year. And come December, we all scramble through the list, frantic at the nothingness we’ve accomplished all year. Doesn’t sound familiar? Just me? Okay…
Having said all that though, I think it is a good idea to have Beauty Resolutions as they’re more…achievable hahaha. I kid, I do have goals/resolutions that I would like to achieve for myself in 2015 but I will keep this simple and beauty related.
I’ve only come up with a few so far. I’ll add more to the list as I think of more but for now, here are some –
1. Finish up all the products in my beauty pantry.
I may not have a room dedicated to all my make up and skin care and beauty stuff but I sure have a hoard of products. To date, I have at least 5 IKEA shelf cubes piled with products. And I never seem to get through them because I keep getting new ones and forgetting about the old ones. So this year, I will endeavour to use up all of them before buying new ones.
Even on my recent trip to Bali, I brought sample sachets of skin care so I can use them up. I would normally just decant my regular skin care into travel packs. But nope! Resolutions in actions, I’m going to finish all my hoarded products!
I’ve even cancelled my subscription to Bellabox to aid this resolution! So much so that I missed out on the 6-day Teatox by Skinnymint in the January box. Sacrifices have been made.
2. No more crazy ass hair cut and hair colour.
The past two years have definitely been my adventurous year, hair-wise. I went from bob cut, to assymetrical bob to bowl cut to pixie cut to purple hair to bleached pink. You name it. As a result, my hair is completely fried and extremely unhealthy.
So I’ve been making a conscious effort to take care of my hair properly. My routine lately consists of a wash on alternate days, dry shampoo on no-wash-days, L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil in my hair daily and deep conditioner at least 2 times a week.
So far, my hair looks like it’s making a turn around. Although they do have their bad days, but as a whole, it’s a lot softer and less tangly.
So no more hair-stunts. For a year.
3. Load up on sleep and water.
I’m a nortorious night-owl and I don’t drink nearly enough water. I still need to be nagged to go to bed and to drink my water. I’m a child.
I believe that the health of my skin and hair will improve if I improve my sleeping habits and increase my water intake. This is by far the toughest challenge yet. I actually started this effort well into 2014 but I’m still struggling with it. I even bought myself a nice little Brita filter tumbler to motivate myself to drink more water and bought expensive, quality sheets to lure myself to bed. But uh, I’m working on it hahaha.
So simple but one of the most challenging, I think.
4. Regularly wash my brushes!
Let me first say that I am referring to my own personal brushes. My make-up kit brushes gets washed between clients. Must out a disclaimer lol.
When I used to do my makeup every day for work, it’s tough to wash my brushes everyday so I will just spot clean them and then do a deep clean when I get the time. Sometimes I’m good. I’ll do it every week or every 2 weeks. Not the best but still good!
I haven’t deep cleaned my brushes since November. Please don’t judge me.
In my defense, I haven’t been wearing much makeup at all on a day-to-day basis, even to work. I only use concealer which I apply with my fingers and mascara. And eyebrows, I use a pencil.
But yes, they’re due for a wash and I will endeavour to wash them more regularly.
5. Exercise more!
I do do my occasional sweat out but I don’t do it consistently enough. I personally believe that working out will improve not only my overall health but also the quality of my skin. But I don’t do enough of it.
Exercising will improve my overall blood circulation around my body, not only making me healthier but also boost the cell renewal on my skin. Don’t quote me on this, I’m just going by what I currently know and believe.
Welp, that’s all I can think of for now. I’m sure there will be more that I will think of later when my head touches my pillow but I will update when it happens. What are your resolutions for 2015?