Due to power outages and blizzards ravaging the province, I have been unable to post for far too long. I know it's kind of late on the resolution train but they are no less true than they were on New Years Day. I will hopefully get back to a regular posting schedule when power issues are resolved.
There's nothing like the start of a new year to try to improve the status quo. I think that 2013 was definitely a great year for me on the makeup front and I have already developed some good habits that I will likely carry on into this year. When I say “good habits” I mean: putting research into products before I buy, investing in some fabulous quality brushes that have greatly improved the way products blend onto my face, managing to wash my makeup off EVERY night and making some fantastic brand discoveries. Of course, I'm not perfect and this year I have set the bar high for myself in terms of bringing my makeup knowledge to a whole new level and share my discoveries with y'all. So like I said, this seems like a lot to accomplish... but I'm ready for the challenge.
#1 Reduce the acne scarring on my face (still assembling a game plan, post to follow).
#2 Find the perfect nude eye palette.
#3 Find a perfect coral lipstick.
#4 Be more comfortable in less/no makeup and create the best “no makeup/minimal makeup look”.
#5 Find a foundation worthy of HG status.
#6 Purchase a second eyeshadow blending brush.
#7 Obtain anything from Tom Ford Cosmetics/Chanel Cosmetics.
#8 Come up with a good solution for makeup storage.
#9 Incorporate more color into my makeup looks (colored eyeliner perhaps?).
#10 Continue with my skincare regime (e.g. don't sleep in makeup).
#11 Create a makeup look that will withstand a day in the life of a nurse (12 hour shift).
#12 Wash my makeup brushes frequently.
#13 Make planned beauty purchases- not impulsive beauty buys.
#14 Put more effort into actually DOING my hair (anything other than my usual “just rolled out of bed” hair smothered in dry shampoo)
Of course I have all of the other classic resolutions that every person and their cat has: get back into my exercise regime, attempt to eat clean, get solid rest, blah blah blah. But that is always in the back of my head during the year so I hardly think it's worth mentioning. Just ask the boyfriend, I'm sure I declare a total health reform on us at least every two weeks. So hopefully this will continue throughout the year as I try to balance a little bit of indulgence with a generally healthy lifestyle (aren't we all?). Another wish for 2014 is to be more positive. More and more I am beginning to realize that negativity is contagious and how quickly a minor hiccup can bring my day from great to the worst. In this new year I'm going to try to be more positive and hope I can help spread it around to those around me.
So what's on your beauty bucket list for the year? Maybe you want to find the perfect blush. Maybe you want to muster up the courage to wear a red lip in public. Or maybe you just want a good eyebrow wax. Either way, I wish you luck on your new beginnings. Please let me know your beauty resolutions in the comments below, as they may become the basis for future blog posts.
Thanks for reading.