My first guest for resolution week is the adorable Rachel of Life Unsweetened!
Hi everyone! I’m Rachel from Life Unsweetened and today I’m filling in for Lauren. I was thrilled when Lauren asked me to guest post for her while she was out of town. Not only do I love her blog and think she is so sweet, she had such a creative idea for a post- fashion and beauty resolutions for the New Year! Every year, people make the same general resolutions like losing weight, exercising more or getting more sleep. But you rarely hear or see people make specific resolutions about their appearance in terms of fashion and beauty- think about it! With that being said, here are some of mine for 2013.
1. Wear less foundation. I’ve actually gotten a little head start on this one (no- that’s not cheating!) since I bought the Garnier BB Cream in December. I have pretty good skin so I don’t really need to wear foundation that much, but I have for the past few years. I didn’t like how sometimes it didn’t match my skin, it appeared too heavy and was annoying to apply. So for my resolution, I’m planning on sticking to the BB cream, which I apply a light coat to my face with my fingertips. I’m trying to do the whole “less is more” in terms of my face makeup. I don’t really need to be wearing 5 different products on my skin.
2. Strengthen my nails. I have very small hands and fingers. This means that I also have small, short fingernails that are hard to grow. I find that when I try to grow them out, they get brittle, break easily and grow in weird shapes (sounds freaky, but I just mean that they don’t grow 100% evenly). I love nail polish and painting my nails, so one of my resolutions is to work on strengthening my nails. This means using nail strengthening products, resisting the urge to pick at my cuticles/hang nails, etc.
3. Dress up more often. My dress code at work is pretty laid-back- I typically wear dark jeans, a sweater and nice boots. It can get boring though, so my resolution is to dress up a bit more (even if I’m overdressed for work compared to my co-workers). This means I’ll have to dedicate more time in the morning for preparing my outfit- or maybe planning it out the night before- and use some fancier pieces in my closet already and find ways to make them “work for work”. I love this Topshop peplum skirt for a stylish way to dress up a little bit.
4. Not wear stripes as much. My mother scoffs at me every time I wear this black-and-white striped top. I wear it because it’s comfortable, flattering and I love stripes. But maybe I wear it too much. Now that I think about it, I’m wearing a striped sweater as I type this. And I have it in 3 different color combinations (it’s not my fault they are so affordable at Forever21!) and I convince myself that horizontal stripes give me curves I don’t have, so at least I have my reasons for wearing them. For this resolution, I’d like to try to wear less stripes and maybe some other patterns and colors this year.
Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your resolutions! You’ve inspired me to take a closer look at my own stripe obsession…. Or maybe I’ll save that one for next year.
Be sure to stop by Life Unsweetened to see more from Rachel! If you’re not already a regular reader of her blog, I promise you’ll soon be hooked!