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2012 Beauty Resolutions…

There’s nothing like a fresh start. I’m not a big fan of the New Years hype but I do enjoy the feeling that accompanies the first few days of the year. Time to wipe the slate and start fresh. I enjoy making resolutions and for the most part I do quite well in keeping them, the personal ones that is. My beauty resolutions, however fun and fickle, last about a week.

My personal resolutions have been made weeks ago – tidy as I go, regular clearouts, start learning a new language, continuing last years gossip ban (this one actually worked) etc. My beauty resolutions, although shallow, required more thought as they weren’t as obvious (hence why I’m posting this on the 2nd of Januray and not the 1st).

My 2012 Beauty Resolutions (dun, dun, duuuuuun…)

1. Tidy as I use my make-up – I am so bad at this. My dresser is always full of make-up. Put it away Amy!!

2. Try different eyeshadows – don’t fixate one one for like a month and neglect everything else. My thought here was – You bought them with your hard earned money so enjoy them!

3. I am evoking a one mascara at a time rule for myself. I have been known to have 6 or 7 on the go only to have to bin them a few months later after only a handful of uses. Waste.

4. Use-up expensive foundations, without guilt. This one is hard to explain. Basically I save and buy expensive foundations that I research and test at the counter. Then I enjoy owning it, wear once, decide it’s too fancy for every day use and reach for Revlon Photoready or Rimmel Lasting Finish. This is ridiculous. Once again – You bought them with your hard earned money so enjoy them! I remember my mum telling me years ago to stop leaving my nice clothes in the closet – that they were for wearing and not looking at :) So wise. I’m taking the same approach here. I think this boils down to a self-worth thing; I’m not from the ‘Because we’re worth it’ generation having been born into a recession. I tend to feel guilty buying myself anything whereas I feel no guilt buying for others. Surely feeling guilty wearing what you have already bought is a step too far! Well no more… ok, well I’ll try :)

What are your beauty resolutions this year? I’m dying to know.

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