Beauty Resolutions

I didn't put much effort into making New Years Resolutions this year, because I usually don't end up successfully sticking to them and then I just feel bad about myself. I did however think of a few tweaks I can make within my beauty routine just to get myself out of the rut I've been in for the past few weeks. By the end of the year I was exhausted and chose to stay in bed rather than put any effort into getting ready, so I want to kickstart a new attitude in the new year.


I tweeted the other day that my resolutions for the year were to "wear more lipstick, take more selfies, and tell myself I'm cute more often." Towards the end of last year I really started actually getting use out of my lipstick collection. I don't know what changed in me, but suddenly I wasn't uncomfortable wearing bold colors. I took the opportunity to wear something new every weekend. I want to carry that over and not only wear my bold options, but also my more everyday-friendly shades. I got into the habit of wearing lip balm and nothing else, but I'd like to actually get use out of the collection I've poured so much money into.


This one is already proving to be a struggle, but I want to get out of the habit of laying in bed until the last possible second and rolling into work without even trying to make myself look presentable. I'm not saying I need to wear makeup everyday, but some sort of effort would really help me get into the right mindset for the day I think. 


This will be the year that I perfect my winged liner. I'm getting better, but there's always room for improvement. I think it would really help define my eyes, especially when I'm wearing my glasses (my super strong prescription makes my eyes look a lot smaller than they really are). The Surratt Auto-Graphique Liner is really helping - the brush tip makes it so much easier to get a nice, not wonky wing.


I'll be the first to admit that I'm very "safe" in my makeup looks. Nothing is really too dramatic or ventures far away from "no makeup" makeup territory (with the exception of my occasional bold lip option). I want to try out bolder eye looks and get better at actually using and applying eyeshadow, and trying something cool and editorial like a bold blush look would be interesting as well. I want to create a lot more looks for the blog this year, so unless I want to create the same look over and over, I'm going to have to step out of my comfort zone and experiment.

What are your beauty resolutions for the year?