How many times have your heard the words “New Years Resolutions” so far during 2010? I venture to say plenty! Even when statistics show that about 90% plus of all resolutions – new years or otherwise, will be broken before a month has past, lots of us still feel the need to make them. Of course the media adds to frenzy with all of the “New Year – New You” articles and shows. I have to admit, I have certainly made my share of best laid plans in New Years past.
This year however, instead of making a bunch of well-intended – yet short- lived ‘resolution goals,’ I am opting for a few realistic, achievable Absolve beauty goals! There is a difference! Resolute means to: make a formal statement or intent. Absolve on the other hand means: to set free from obligation or the consequence of guilt. Wow – just reading the meaning eases my guilt!
So now that the guilt is gone, it is time to create some doable Absolve beauty goals for 2010 – ones that you not only can live with, but also have your beauty benefit as well. Here is my top ways to a more beautiful, less guilty 2010!!
COME OUT OF THE CLOSET ~ Make a date with yourself to go into your closet, and once and for all get rid of all of your closet guilt. Out with the stuff you never wear, too tight, too big, too ‘what what I thinking!’ Get it out of your closet, off your mind, and move on to loving getting dressed again!
JUST SAY NO TO SO-SO ~ Declare this moment that from now on you are only going to wear clothes that make you look fabulous! Done are the days of ‘just throwing something on for whatever’ and on are the days of looking confident, put-together and looking as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside for this brand new year!
TOOL TIME ~ Whether it is a blow dryer; brushes designed for your hair type; hair rollers; exfoliator brush, sponge, or mitt; manicure kit; makeup brushes; makeup sponges; makeup mirror for home, or your handbag; full length mirror for your closet – whatever the beauty routine is, keep it professional! Using a professionally designed tool – built for the particular beauty need, is totally worth its weight in gold. Your pay off will be camera ready for any and all close ups ….as well as any far away paparazzi!
H2O = LIFE ~ Water is a truly wondrous thing. It keeps you feeling full, hydrates your skin, keeps your organs humming, and rids the body of toxins effectively. Drinking at lease 8 glasses daily, or more if your level of activity, warrants. The word ‘spa’ literally means ‘taking of the waters.’ It is impossible to have a spa experience, let alone be beautiful without ‘taking of the waters’ for your own personal beauty. Drink it daily for true inside and out beauty.
MAKEUP TUNE-UP ~ Now is the perfect time to schedule yourself a makeup consultation. Learn from the experts, see the latest trends, and experience how maybe just a tweak here and a blend there will keep you looking your sparkling best all year long.
GOOD SKIN IS ALWAYS IN STYLE ~ No amount of makeup, hair style, fashion or accessory will ever take the place of having healthy, beautiful skin. Taking just a few minutes in the AM and in the PM to cleanse, tone, hydrate and nourish your skin is all it takes to keep your skin radiant and you looking your most beautiful!
OWN IT GIRLFRIEND ~ Make this year the year you live it, love it, and laugh it out loud! Make 2010 a totally UN-Realistic year!
Surround yourself with beauty!