New Years Resolutions

When I say New Years Resolutions I don’t mean stuff like going on a detox, doing more exercise or reducing the amount of wine I consume (although I could probably do with having a go at all three of those!) What I mean is setting myself beauty goals for the next twelve months to ensure I not only look tip top, but feel tip top too. I want to attempt to get out of my beauty rut, experiment and live a little more. Here are my resolutions for 2012…

Soap & Glory say it so well!

Experiment with colour
It’s very easy to get stuck in a brown/black hole and put on the same makeup practically every day. I for one totally did the same makeup for about three weeks in a row during December – with my life being so busy choosing a different eyeshadow colour wasn’t really a priority. This year I’m pledging to experiment with colour, texture and different looks as many days of the week I can manage. Whether it’s swapping a black eyeliner for a blue one, using a purple eyeshadow instead of a brown or even just slapping on some power lippie instead of a gloss, it all makes a difference.

Use treatments religiously every week
I’m always preaching to people that they should use a hair treatment and face mask once a week to get deep down and (un)dirty. Hair treatments really benefit hair that’s over-styled like mine (blow drying and straightening every day does nothing for my barnet,) so it’s so important I inject moisture and nourishment every week to prevent breakage, fading and long-term damage. The same with face masks… As I’m getting older I’ve noticed I’m more prone to breakouts and blemishes, so a simple mask can help draw out impurities and prevent that awful spot you really don’t need before a night out.

Try new innovative brands
I have brands I love and I have brands I’ve always used. Everyone can buy something from L’Oreal, Avon or Johnson & Johnson, but what about those indie brands that really should have more credit than they do? I really want to try smaller brands, make great discoveries and to champion some innovative products that people should know about. There are many things I’ve already discovered, but I’ve got a feeling that next year there’s going to be an explosion of great things in the beauty world.

Get my hair cut
This may sound straight forward and simple, but I am awful at getting my hair cut. I never seem to have the time to go along to a salon, especially as I’m always deciding whether to grown my hair or cut it off short again. I’m lucky if I go to the hairdresser every six months, which as a beauty blogger is a cardinal sin. You really should go at least every two months if you have a ‘style’, particularly as it helps to stop you looking like Worzel Gummage. I hate my hair at the moment, so the next time I have a chance I’m going to the salon, finding a hairdresser I trust and sticking with them for the long-term.

Here’s hoping I actually stick to these for at least the next three months. Anything more is a bonus! What are your new year beauty resolutions?



  1. Boscy
    January 3, 2012 / 11:48 am

    Such a lovely post! I haven't made any resolutions this year (beauty or otherwise) but I think all of yours are relevant and achievable. I may steal them.. I think I just did :)

  2. McMademoiselleLikes
    January 3, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    My main beauty resolution (which actually also is health related) is to get braces fitted. That, and apply body lotion after each shower instead of twice a year!

  3. Lipstick
    January 3, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Great resolutions! I'm exactly the same with repeating make-up, not getting hair cut and forgetting to use treatments even though I own a million tubs!

  4. London Beauty Queen
    January 4, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    You're more than welcome to steal my resolutions! I think they're only a starting point though and it's important to keep re-evaluating. Good luck!

  5. Emma
    January 4, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Mine is to stick to a skin routine! I'm terrible at keeping up a routine. I think I'm going to buy some expensive exfoliator/cleanser/toner so that I'll feel guilty if I don't get good use out of them!My non-beauty resolution is to have moved into a new house with my boyfriend and host NYE 2012 there :Dfingers crossed for both!

  6. Jen
    January 10, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    for your resolution to try new brands i really recommend beauty boxes, i recenty signed up to the feel unique box and the carmine box and i love when they arrive each month full of new goodies for me to try 🙂

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