Chances are last night was a late night, you came home a little tipsy, and you're just too ill feeling to do anything. Hey--that's why we have New Year's Day off.
So, even though I reigned in the new year with my best mate (and you better bet we slapped on face masks, sipped hot cocoa, and watched Gossip Girl from the beginning--until the vital minute when the ball begins to drop, of course), I'm going to apprehend from preaching the importance of not using foaming cleansers and other rambles and save you from my general gibberish. I'll keep today's post light and airy--whipped cream-like--with my 2014 beauty resolutions.
NO MORE SPOT PICKING. I've read it far too many times, but it's just so tempting--I've now exposed you to my nasty habits. Yet, this article has me rethinking: there actually is a way to rid of the white puffy head without going in with your fingernails. The answer is a drying spot treatment, and if keeping this resolution means that I have an excuse for a shopping trip, then I'm in.
NO SKINCARE VARYING. Back in July and August, my skin was pristine. No spots, no scars, and no woes; I thought I had figured everything out. Then, the bottles and tubes ran down and I ended up purchasing different products. Well, I deserve a slap on the wrist because my skin hasn't been very good since. So, when my current standings hit the bin, I'll be resorting back to my summer skincare routine for a shopping list and then I will vary no longer.
DISCOVER MORE BUDGET OPTIONS. A peek inside my beauty stash and you'll notice one theme: quality, not quantity. Although I continue to have more makeup and skincare potions than the average joe, I'm assigning it my task to unveil more wallet-friendly options.
TRANSITION INTO CLEAN AND NATURAL BEAUTY. Ever since I discovered RMS Beauty and admitted a whole day watching 'Cloudy Apples' videos, I've been itching to make the switch; and I hope to do so this year. On the body front, I've delved slightly. Yet, when I consider switching my skincare options, it seems to go against the previous determination, and when I acknowledge the makeup category, the options are far pricier and I don't know if I'll be able to part without my beloved Dr. Jart base.
GET RID OF STUFF I NO LONGER USE. Some people have fierce attachments to their cats (I don't blame them), but I have a strange attachment to my products. Non, it's not the kind of Gatsby tale it seems, but there are more unloved products lurking around my living cube then I know what to do with. So, if you have any parting tips, share the love; because I need some aid.
Because beauty only occupies a small bit of my life (okay, maybe just a little more...), I can't apprehend from including some other goals as well: laugh more, drink more coffee, enjoy more time with friends and family, be more confident in myself, and be more accepting in who I am.
(Around) five resolutions and twelve months. Unfortunately, this documentation means that three hundred and ninety four of you (at the moment) are holding me accountable. So, cheers, to reigning in 2014, watching the Rose Parade--an American thing for those of you worldly denizens--and getting over that hangover. Me? I just had a little too much hot chocolate.
And a shout out goes to my new 2014 organization and planning station: a 2014 Pocket Monthly Planner in Shell from an Etsy seller called Dozi; my OCD is teeming with joy.