Its that time of year again where everyone is given a fresh start and starts making those all important 'New Years Resolutions'. I have to say I'm probably with the majority and pretty much suck at keeping those resolutions going though out the whole year, even though I make them with the very best intentions. The new year is going to be no exceptions to me making resolutions, but I thought seeing as I'm a beauty girl, I'd make some beauty resolutions too (some/most which are probably a lot more achievable than the bigger goals I'm setting myself). I think when it comes to beauty there are always a bunch of things we slack on doing - Dirty makeup brushes I'm looking right at you! So I thought it would be fun to share the beauty resolutions I'm taking on for 2015...
Washing Makeup Brushes
There is no point beating around the bush here, I absolutely hate cleaning my makeup brushes - I find it the most boring and tedious task ever! It's really one of those things that I always put off and I think if I actually told you all how long I sometimes go without washing these everyday essentials, you would all cringe, think I'm dirty and be mortified. I really need to start getting into a regular routine of cleaning my brushes - The question is how often should I clean them?
No To Chipped Nails
I love and adore nail polish, enjoy the process of picking a polish to coat my nails in, but my gosh sometimes I hate the actual painting part which always results in having seriously flakey and chipped nails until they reach that stage where they look so bad that I have to paint them again. I never used to be like this, a few years ago I was painting my nails every other day or so. It feels like this year I've just fallen out of love with painting my nails. Chipped nails are not a good look, so this year I need to make more effort at looking after my manicures.
Picking of Mascara
I think I've mentioned this on my blog before, and if I remember rightly a few of you share the same weird obsession with picking off your mascara. I usually find myself doing this towards the end of the day, without even realising I'm sat there and picking off my dried mascara with my nails. Not only does this leave your nails in a sorry state, and black bits smeared across your face, I also know this is not healthy for my lashes; On the odd occasion I've even pulled a few lashes out. I find this bad beauty habit strangely satisfying, but its definitely one that I need to break - Any tips from you fellow lash pickers would be much appreciated.
Find The Perfect Skincare Routine
When it comes to skincare, I'm always chopping and changing products and trying out new things. The beauty blogger in my tells me it's totally acceptable to change my skincare products every other week, but my skin definitely tells me otherwise. I think I'm always searching for those 'Holy Grail' items that will make my skin glow and look totally flawless. Whilst I've found some amazing skincare products over the years, there has been nothing that I've kept loyal too and I think it's about time I gave my skincare some proper routine. The big question for me is how to I do this while I'm still searching for those WOW products?
Luscious Locks Need Tender Loving Care
No matter how long/short your hair is, or whatever type it maybe there is no doubt about it your locks need all the love that you can give them. I've always thought that I've gone that little extra step to look after my hair, but this year it's been on mission grow and with that challenge I've found that it requires so much more attention. The last few months my hair has been feeling a little dry and I think I should definitely introduce more hair masks into my hair routine (I'm a little lazy when it comes to this). I would love to know your hair treatment recommendations. I also think I need to be kind to my hair and treat it to a little trim or two this year.
When it comes to drinking, I have to say I mostly live on water but I definitely don't drink enough of it. In the back of my mind I'm always thinking I need to drink more of it, and when I do I notice such a change and improvement in my skin. I think the biggest and easiest beauty resolution of the year for me has to drink more water. I'm thinking of buying some fancy water bottles to help make this mission a little more achievable. If you've got any great tips on how to drink more then please let me know, I would love to hear them.
These beauty resolutions may sound a lot, but I think they are definitely things that I need to work on and with a little change of my routine I should be able to put right all my beauty wrong doings. I would love to know if you have any beauty resolutions for the new year, please let me know in the comments below - Especially if any of yours match mine.
Lots of Love