I didn’t make a ton of resolutions for 2014, mainly because they never really work out and I would rather work on myself every day than pressure myself once a year. That being said, I did have a few beauty resolutions in the back of my head that I really hoped to follow through 2014 and my entire life, if possible.
Unfortunately, it isn’t even February and, in typical New Year’s resolution fashion, I have already broken the majority of them.
Drink More Water
Near the end of last year, I was really good with my water intake. When the festive season came, I was more into coffee and diet drinks, and I could feel my body and skin paying the price. I vowed that 2014 would be the year of the water.
Today, I have drunk one glass and its 4:50pm. I am ashamed of myself.
No More Skin Picking
As some of you know, my skin has been acting up recently due to going off the pill. I’ve been trying to stop picking at my blemishes and scars, but I have been failing dismally. I know that my face looks worse than ever after I pick at it, but the urge is too strong. Must. Not. Pick.
No More Nail Polish Picking
Speaking of picking, I resolved to look after my nails more by trying to resist the filthy temptation of peeling my nail polish off. Whenever I have a tiny chip or peel in my polish, it must come off IMMEDIATELY, whether there is remover around or not. My preferred method of removal is picking and peeling. It leaves my nails looking and feeling terrible.
I need to stop, but this picture, taken today, speaks for itself:
Quit Heat Styling
GHD, I don’t know how to quit you. Seriously.
I chopped most of my hair off pretty early in the year, and vowed right then and there to stay far away from my hair iron and blowdryer. Unfortunately, I do not have naturally silky, straight hair that behaves.
The worst thing to see in the morning is a mop of frizzy hair, so I have broken this resolution quite a few times. I have cut down a lot, but sometimes I need my hair iron to make me feel semi-decent about my appearance.
Use Eye Cream Every Night
I finally found an eye cream that I like: Clinique All About Eyes. I know that consistency is key, so I wanted to step my game up in 2014 and use it every day.
Most days, however, it’s 1AM and I’m lying in bed contemplating the future of our entire planet, and then I remember the eye cream too late and everything just crumbles. Sometimes I’ll get up and apply it, but most times I’ll just lie there, stress-overthinking about it.
Did you guys make any beauty resolutions? Have you stuck to them so far? Any tips on helping me stick to mine?