Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Years (Beauty) Resolutions.



A new year always inspires us to live a little bit better and finally banish those bad habits. This year I'm making all sorts of promises to ensure I look after myself, so here are the beauty resolutions I'm making to see this through. I solemnly do swear...

To Empty Those Bottles, Tubes and Tubs.
Living, eating and breathing beauty has its downfalls; I'm constantly on the look out for new products to share and review which means I can be using three serums a week and several more moisturisers. While it would be foolish to try and stick to a stricter routine, I'm aiming to be a little more ruthless when it comes to using a product before I start another. I'm naming 2013 the year of the empties.

To Execute Flawless Brush Cleaning.
Brush cleaning is a little like eating healthily; I know and understand I'll see far better results if I just do it, but I can still convince myself it's ok to skip a day or four. Well no more relaxed approach, I'm going to conjure up and stick to a brush cleaning routine that would make pre-reformed ghostparties weep.

To Stray Away From the Norm
I fell in love with bronzer and cream blusher in 2012 and ditched the eyeliner and heavy eyebrows, but I have got myself in to a makeup bag rut. This year I'll be embracing more trends and not falling back in to my old beauty routines. I'm predicting sleek, straight hair and tanned skin to shake things up a bit.

To Stick To Those Supplements
It's impossible to get everything we need from what we eat and I have the worst immune system going. This year I'll be promising to keep up with my supplements; zinc, vitamin b, selenium and iron are all great for helping to keep us in check (and they have many benefits for the skin too.)

Here's hoping I'll be sticking to these promises! What are your resolutions and how are you intending to stick to them?

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42 comments:

  1. One of mine is also to keep my brushes clean! I end up using my hands for my foundation most the time as I just can't be bothered to whip out the shampoo and give them a good scrub!

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  2. Looks like you made wise resolutions!!

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  3. awesome beauty resolutions! I need to start cleaning my brushes more too.

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  4. I am definitely feeling the brush cleaning and product using up resolutions! I spot clean my brushes, but that just isn't a long term solution and I hardly EVER deep clean them.

    I also own far too many products, especially of the skin/haircare kind, I need to force myself to trundle through them!

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  5. Love your stray away from the norm resolution - I must of done the same make up look for the past 6 months & although I've branched out into new products (hello hilighter) I've still not broken the same-make up-routine curse.

    Must try harder!

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  6. I need to start cleaning my brushes more regularly too! It just takes so much time :(

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  7. My resolutions are pretty much exactly the same, especially with using products up! it's got to a point where i don't have any room for any more! x

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  8. I wish I could keep resolutions but I know I won't haha! I'm definitely gonna try to get out of my standard rut too though... it's always interesting to shake things up a bit!

    Much love
    gillianetc.com
    xxx

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  9. loved this post, I am useless at brush cleaning too so I definitely need to improve that. One of mine is to drink more water, i'm so useless at being hydration and it really effects my skin.

    Happy new year by the way hun

    x

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  10. kate johnson with sleek straight hair? be serious.

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  11. I've loved your blog and youtube so much in 2012, thankyou kate!! I like the straying for the norm resolution, i really need to start doing that more often, especially in the week I get up so early I just slap on the same old things I have in my makeup bag. Happy New Year xx

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  12. Nice to read :-)!

    I neděli moře of: cleaning brushes and using up products, also i need to drink more water:-)

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  13. Brush cleaning and supplements are top of my list too! :)

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  14. love your beauty resolutions, I think I need to make a list for the sake of my skin!

    Happy New Year!

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  15. My resolutions are quite similar, I have an awful immune system too! x

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  16. I aim to get different products each month to keep my look different and fresh as i am in a total make up rut. Same products all the time! But not anymore!
    I clean my brushes religiously because i spend a lot of money on them. One of my duo fibre brushes has lasted me 5 years and is still great because i have given it tlc. Its worth it and a good resolution.
    Lots of love Aimie xxx

    Www.aimievictoriassecrets.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. It's great - I love that all your resolutions are achievable. I should really look into vitamins this year! x

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  18. I so badly need to get better with cleaning my brushes! My immune system is crap too, it sucks :( xx

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  19. great resolutions, not out of reach like 'losing 98765432' lbs. i wish you the best of luck in them and for 2013! :)
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  20. These sound like great resolutions, I'm really lax when it comes to beauty ones so maybe I should take a leaf out of your book. My main resolution this year is to just get into shape and be healthy, going teetotal for January as well.
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  21. One of my beauty resolutions is to clean my makeup brushes! I think that it is the same for a lot of people, ironically another one of my resolutions is to eat healthier.
    Happy New Year!
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I think a lot of us bloggers could name this year the year of the empties!

    Girl Meets Beauty

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  23. Great post! I am terrible at remembering to clean my brushes regularly so I might be joining you on the that resolution! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I HAVE to start cleaning my brushes more, at the moment its about once every few months and I think it must be causing my breakouts because I use the Real Techniques buffing brush everyday! Such a bad habit but it takes so long... oops!

    http://whatsonthemenublog.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I should have added clean my brushes more but is such a pain, must try harder

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  26. I wish I could be bothered to clean my brushes, most of mine are ruined now :(
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  27. I, too, need to make sure I take my vitamins regularly. I alllwayss forget or am just too lazy to go down to the kitchen and open the cabinet. It's pathetic!

    Love that you did beauty resolutions and they weren't weight-focused like everyone else (no offense to anyone who has made that theirs, I just think it's something that doesn't need to be a "resolution" and can be a decision made at anytime). You're awesome! xx

    xx
    Katelyn
    theskinnyblondegirl.com

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  28. I think I might be taking a leaf out of your book (or blog!) and trying to finish some of my products. I have a drawer full of half used moisturisers, it seems so wasteful!

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  29. I love your resolutions! You write so well.
    Hugs from California :)

    http://whyilovejuly.blogspot.com/

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  30. Good luck! I really need to start cleaning my brushes more! Xx

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  31. I like it.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  32. Arrgh the brush cleaning one is definitely something I need to do! x

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  33. I love your resolutions, I need to get on the supplements too!

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  34. Great resolutions, i want to get some supplements too!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  35. definitely with you on the first two, needs to be done! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  36. Nice beauty resolutions :) All the best in 2013

    http://blog.iamakingart.com/

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  37. I'm awful for neglecting to clean my brushes and forgetting to take my multivitimins! This year I'm going to try :)
    Rachelle x
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  38. These sound similar to the new years beauty resolutions I have! I'm terrible at all of those things!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  39. Eek taking vitamins is so important yet I never do it! It really should be part of everyday routine. I can't wait to see what comes out of your out of the norm resolution! :) Xx



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  40. I know what you mean, brush cleaning is just such a chore, and i seem to constantly put it off! I would love to see a brush cleaning post from you! xx

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  41. I hate cleaning my brushes !! Love this post tho :)

    Beautyindrop.blogspot.com

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  42. I can't imagine you with a tan and sleek hair at all! I hate cleaning my brushes too, hopefully you'll let us know your routine so I can get some tips! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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