It’s January 11th, so why am I just now talking about New Year’s resolutions? Well, because let’s face it, if you had one, chances are, you’ve probably already cheated or dropped it. If you didn’t have one, here are a few you can drop when people ask you what yours was. They’re easy, and they won’t require much work on your part, but may help increase your self-confidence, which is always a good thing.
- Find a lipstick shade that makes you feel like you can take on the world. Whether it’s a rosy red, a deep wine, a playful pink, or even just a nude shade that makes you feel strong, I firmly believe there’s a lipstick shade out there for everyone. Now, I don’t where a ton of lipstick. Sometimes, I feel like I’m being too formal if I have lipstick on, so I wear gloss or chap stick instead. However, there are some days where I’m looking to kick ass and take names, and on those days, I reach for lipstick. If you haven’t found a lipstick color that gives you that feeling of empowerment, I challenge you to find one this year. Two if you’re feeling frisky.
- Moisturize your face more often. I’ve already talked about why moisturizer is important, but I’ll reiterate to save some time. Moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated, so it won’t overcompensate and produce too much oil. Your face won’t be as oily, your makeup will stay on better, and you won’t break out as much. Find a moisturizer that works for you, and try to use it at least once a day or every other day. You don’t have to spend a lot to find one that works, either. Mine is about $7 a bottle, and it’s lasted me a long time.
- Try a look that’s not in your comfort zone. I don’t mean you have to change your style completely. That’s terrifying, and unless you want to, I don’t recommend it. Your style is part of what makes you who you are. However, you may find something you like, so try things that make you a little nervous. Maybe you’re going out with your girls one night. Try a dark lipstick instead of a bright red or nude. Buy a piece of clothing that you think is super cute, but you’ve never worn anything like it before. No matter what it is, doing something outside of your comfort zone can be a real game changer, which is what New Year’s resolutions are all about.
What was your New Year’s resolution? If you try any of these out, I’d love to know how it goes! Make 2018 your year!