Time for a beauty reshuffle…
I’m feeling the vibes of a new year, new you. And whilst I don’t think you need a complete 180 change on who you are as a person, I feel we can all use the new year as a starting point to change up a few things. For me, I think beauty is the one area that I could do with a reshuffle. I’m never experimental with my makeup/ beauty/ skincare. Once I know something works, I tend to stick to it for a long time.
2019 is the time for some new beauty resolutions. It’s time to push myself a shake-up and a try something different. I’m not going to go crazy but I want to just push the boundaries on some things, but also start putting in some things that I think will elevate my beauty. Here are my 2019 beauty resolutions…
PLAY WITH MAKEUP.
I love a neutral/ natural face. I may spice it up in the evenings, but I love my brown tones. This year I want to go a little crazy with it. I’ve started wearing a bit of glitter/ sparkle on my eyes (only reserved for Christmas time), rather than sticking to my two taupe colours. I played around with oranges last year which worked well and I really like. I can’t see myself wearing green eyeshadow anytime soon, but just tweaking it up here and there so it doesn’t come samely. Perhaps a bold lip during the day rather than just reserved for the evening?
ADD SOME WARMTH TO MY SKIN.
I don’t fake tan or use bronzer. I was terrified of looking orange like the girls in my form did at school that I just avoid it. So I only ever have a tan when I go away on holiday. I have since learnt that tanning doesn’t mean going dark. In fact, for me, I need that little bit of a sunkissed glow. So I would like to start adding a bit of fake tan into my beauty regime. Any suggestions on bronzers or fake bake are very much appreciated.
GET MY NAILS DONE EVERY MONTH.
During my birthday celebrations, my gorgeous friends treated me to a luxury day of pampering. And part of that was getting my nails done and I loved it. It also made me realise that I hardly look after my nails, a nude coat and off we go. And whilst I do like doing a manicure on a Sunday evening, I hardly ever do it and my nails are now suffering. So I’ve now added to the budget for me to get my nails done every month. I love my nail technician (I’ve had two so far) and I love the salon that I go to in Leeds (Q61 if you’re in need of your nails getting done). She’s trying to get me to do some glitter, which will not happen in a million years, but their colour options are lovely. My next appointment is this Thursday, so check out my Instagram Stories to see which colour I go for…
INVEST IN MY PERFUME COLLECTION.
I usually rely on my birthday and Christmas for my amazing Aunty to stock up my perfume collection. I recently purchased this fragrance for myself as a birthday treat to me and I love it! Recently, I feel though that it’s time for me to start investing in perfume and stop relying on other people and their taste. I really want to find my signature scent before my 30th birthday (following the words of Coco) and this is hopefully the year for it.
INVEST IN MY HAIR.
I’m ashamed to say I can’t remember the last time my hair was cut. I also have not my dyed my hair in a decade and I use very cheap shampoo and conditioner to wash it. 2019 beauty resolution for my hair is to start investing in it. I’m going to get it cut and coloured in the first half of the year and I’m going to start buying good shampoo that’s going to look after my hair. I’ve recently picked up some products from Kristin Ess and I’m loving them so far (review to come soon!) Hopefully I’ll be just as impressed with her shampoo and conditioner.
LOOK AT SORTING MY TEETH OUT.
I have a love-hate relationship with my teeth. I wore braces in my teenage years but I could only straighten my top teeth because of the bottom jaw is tight. Even still, I love my crooked smile. It makes me who I am. However, I cannot stand the colour of my teeth, mainly the front right one. I recently found out that it’s dead, I must have knocked it as a child and it has no root. It means it’s really discoloured, which is why I will use the whitening app on my selfies. I want to invest in getting my smile sorted, but the long term fix is going to cost hundreds of pounds and is a long way off. However, if there’s anything I can do this year to improve the colour, I’m all for it. I also need to sort out a dentist here in Leeds rather than travelling to Lincoln once a year for my checkup. Hopefully, they will be able to suggest something to help sort my smile out and get them sparkling white.
What are your beauty resolutions for 2019?