I know its already a week into the New Year but , I have not had much time to think about Resolutions, I barely ever do any , and when I do try to make one I tend to break it because it was something silly like,
''Never eat chocolate again EVER!
Yes, because we all know how that pans out.
This year is like a whole new beginning for me and my family and my time to myself has shortened dramatically so I need to make time for me and find a way to stay organised.
Before September last year I was a mum of 4 but after a drastic event , I soon became mum of 6 over night (well 7 ,but that child only visits on weekends and holidays), so you can imagine that it is time consuming in my home, leaving me very little time to enjoy my beauty regime.
This past week I have been sat wondering if there was something I could do to make my resolution work , something I really needed to learn or do that would benefit me in the long run but was not going to take up any extra time or be unenjoyable.
So after thinking long and hard , I have decided -
''This year my Beauty regime is my New Year Resolution and I am determined to achieve it''!
Time for some 2014 New Years Resolutions:-
1st - Mum friendly look:-
Like I said mum of 7 , I am bound to be shattered and waking every morning for the school run is not a ''walk in the park'' as they say.
School run rush hour is my most hectic time of the day and I tend to rush around chasing the kids while I am trying to get myself ready.
I need something quick and easy to help me look ''mum friendly'' at the school gates (slapping on makeup to lok like I am off out on a date at 9am is not the look I want to go for and it can be time consuming).
My Resolution is to make sure I have 3 crutial items from my beauty bag at hand each morning
''I may feel tired , but I certainly don't want to show it in my face each morning''
2nd- Bad brush habbits need fixing:-
Its the one bad habbit I need to break. Many times I forget to sort through my makeup brushes and tend to throw them away and buy new just to save time. Its the beginning of the new year and we all have xmas bills or feel the need to save a little more.
Washing all of your brushes every week is recommended and it prevents breakouts and helps you to apply your makeup evenly and more easily.
I currently use Eco tools and Techniques makeup brushes and find the best way to clean them is to use a mild makeup antibacterial cleanser with warm water ensuring all dirt and cleanser is thoroughly rinsed.
TIP:- Try using a toothbrush holder (the ones that hang on the wall) to hang your makeup brushes upside down. This helps to release the moisture that can get trapped in the brushes and avoid more bacteria being formed. If you have wooden handles on your makeup brushes , the wood could expand and split from the extra moisture leaving you with more money to pull out .
3rd - Fresh and Clean nails:-
So if you know me well, you will know I absolutly love to paint my nails ALOT and it usually revolves around nail art.
I no longer have the time and to be honest I need a break .
This year , my task is to simplify my nails and invest in some very classic, modern colours including those metallic, textured and more natural hues.
It gives me the excuse to go shopping and treat myself to that much loved matte black classic manicure look.
TIP:- Invest in Essie ''Matte about you'' , to replace the glossy topcoat. This topcoat makes your polish look matte and its a classic way of turning your boring nails into a sophisticated more mature style.
4th - Repair the hair.
After my hair has suffered the cold and still is in this fabulous British weather, I really need to repair and protect my hair and make sure I stick to a regime.
Once a week , I am going to repair the damage by using a treatment mask.
I will be treating my hair to ''Kerastase nutritive masquintense'', it costs around £18 but is totally worth the extra spending .
It is the Holy Grail of all luxury hair products and will leave your hair nourished and indulged. I used my last one till it was all gone and the results were amazing.
Your hair feels soo clean, soft and silky and you will discover there were highlights in your hair you had never seen .
Your hair is your main accessory so it's worth paying extra to take care of it.
5th - Nourish my skin
I have never really took time to enjoy the skincare routine. All those cleansers, toners, masks, oils and creams, ect. It is just too much effort and time consuming. I need more time enjoying it instead f battling the many different items.
Why cant we just jump in the bath and relax without the soaps and scrubs and creams? it just seems like a boring task to me.
I'm now vowing to take at least one bath a week with nourishing bath oils to help soothe dry and itchy skin and help me de - stress and relax.
''Dr Hauschka Lavender bath made me feel soo calm and soothed after soaking in a bath with scents of lavender.''
I also want to try
Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Bath Oil
There is no excuse for not wanting to soak in a steamy bath. especially when luxurious oils are doing good for your skin and calming your mind just by lying in it for half an hour, we all love pampering , just find some time to enjoy it.
So there we have it , my 5 Beauty New Year Resolutions.
What are your resolutions this year and will you be trying any of these ?.