Hey all! I'm alive, I'M ALIVE! I took a little Winter-Blogging-Hiatus here for two reasons. First? I was really busy toodling around (and beyond) the GTA for a work event! Second? I wanted to take a step back from buying and writing and coveting and just commit to my January No-Buy1 and Full-Year No-Buy/Low Buy for a few weeks! I'll get to that update in a few days along with my new February challenge, but today's post is all about my New Year's Beauty Resolutions!
We all make goals we may or may not keep at the beginning of the year, why not some try failing at some that are related to beauty and fashion too? Here's what I'm challenging myself to in 2015. Some are easy fixes, but the others? Not quite so much. See if you can guess the ones I'm dreading the most!
1. Find the perfect BB cream
I think I've fallen in love with Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Cream, but the deluxe sample I'm using is probably a shade or two off my skin tone. My goal this year is to finally find the perfect, matched BB cream so my face doesn't look too pale or too orange! (I tried using this and got SO CONFUSED!)
2. Take better care of my cuticles
While I am known for always having long, healthy nails, my cuticles are a different story. As a former nail biter I find that I still sometimes fall into bad habits with my cuticles, leading to un-photogenic nails, despite their length and healthiness. I need to use my oils, balms and practice some self-control! I have all these polishes that need photographing!
3. Do something MAJOR with my hair
I turn the big 3-0 this spring (shock and awe, a beauty blogger reveals her age!) and I want to do something to celebrate. Why not cut my hair, or dye it for the first time in, oh, eight years? Stay tuned!
4. Step out of my comfort zone
Did you know that the 'boldest' eyeliner I own is an eggplant purple liner? Or that I never wear liner on my waterline? Or that I always do a simple flick? I may have perfected my personal eyeliner preference but it's BORING!
5. Find my perfect brow-shape!
While I do happen to think I have PRETTY GREAT NATURAL BROWS, I could really do with some tips of the trade to just hone them a bit. I love keeping them big, but I just want to get a LOOK. You know, like a Cara Delevingne look!
6. Edit, edit, edit.
I'm really good at removing items from my wardrobe, but I'm not too good at using pieces in my wardrobe to their full potential! I tend to pick favourite pieces and just rely on them when I should be more PLAYFUL! I'm not a uniform girl, I should stop acting like it.
When I was spending my time paying down my debt, most of my jewelry came from thrift stores, sales or swaps. I have a few key pieces I picked up only due to proximity at my old job but now I feel like I'm adrift! I really want to get fun and funky with statement pieces and some long-lasting buys.
Aaaand, that's it! What are you planning on doing this year? Any goals in mind?