2012 Beauty Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! I just returned from a week visiting my family, and I’m more than ready to take on 2012.

In terms of Hair Thursday, this is going to be a great year. I have some incredibly exciting news to share with you in the upcoming months, and I CAN’T WAIT. (Seriously, I’ve been sitting on my hands since September, and will be able to spill the beans soon. Hooray!)

In the meantime, though, I am focusing on three beauty resolutions for 2012.

1. Be nicer to my hair. I had some really fantastic hair days in 2011, but unfortunately, all of the blowouts and curling iron use has really taken its toll. My hair has been looking a little dull and dry lately, so I am resolving to go au natural as much as possible this year. Of course, that means embracing my natural (and lately quite lackluster) waves and laying off the heat tools once in awhile. ENJOY Luxury Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner, Aveda Be Curly, Oribe Supershine Cream, Nuxe Hair Oil, and Pantene Smoothing Balm are some of the products that will be in heavy rotation over the next few months.

2. Embrace bright lipstick. I fell in love with NARS Flamenco this year, but now I think it’s time to move into hot pink territory. I recently bought Dior Addict lipstick in Dior Kiss, which is a beautiful rosy pink recommended by Keiko Lynn, but I think I need to take it up a notch for date night. Maybe something like this? (Don’t click on Keiko Lynn’s makeup category unless you have at least a couple hours to kill. She’s amazing!)

3. Wear fragrance. I’ve written about this before, but I am forever on the hunt for the perfect fragrance. I’m pretty sure I’ll never find it, but in the meantime, with the invention of rollerballs, I can try all different types without making a big investment. 2012 will be all about smelling pretty!

There you go…my 2012 beauty resolutions. What are your beauty resolutions, if any? Are you looking to try out any new hair or beauty looks?

  1. WhatWouldGwynethDo

    January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

    YES to Aveda Be Curly! I think I may just do a whole post on my love for Aveda hair products…they are genius!

    My beauty resolutions are to start curling my lashes and trying red lips. A little glam does a girl good…

    Happy New Year!

    – whatwouldgwynethdo.com

  2. Sarah

    January 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

    WWGD, yes! Curling your lashes is the greatest. Happy New Year!

  3. Jamie O

    January 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

    You weren’t kidding with those makeup tutorials! Instantly addicted to Keiko Lynn!

  4. Kristin

    January 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    My hair is so damaged, too! I have been trying to achieve the perfect waviness without using heat tools. Let us know how it goes and if you have any tips!

  5. Michelle

    January 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My NY resolution is hair care. While I seriously despise a certain K name family, I’m not going to lie – they have amazing hair. So this year, I want to do what I can to always have healthy & shiny hair. I’ll try products, homemade potions…anything! Ready for the recs!

  6. MommyTime

    January 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I spent years looking for a scent I would like (many give me headaches). I finally went into Sephora and described to the saleslady the kind of scent I wanted to find, and she immediately pointed to one she just knew would be perfect. AND IT WAS! It was like magic. It’s really worth trying this approach. I have never been so happy with a perfume in my life. Have fun hunting! and happy new year!

  7. Tracy

    January 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

    My self esteem took a hit in 2011 from a divorce, so my resolution is to do one thing EVERY DAY that makes me feel good about myself. Whether it’s buying a new outfit, treating myself to a manicure, trying a new hairstyle, wearing heels to work, taking a long walk on a sunny day or something as small as wearing mascara to the grocery store. 2012 is going to be all about ME, instead of him. :)

  8. Sarah, The Ohana Mama

    January 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Mine are a bit opposite…

    Actually do my hair – this could mean straightening, curling it, or it could mean purposefully putting it in a bun so it gets naturally big – in any case I want to make intentional time to take care of my hair.

    Same goes for the face and makeup! I’m going to take care of mama this year….I turn 34 on Thursday so it’s time ;) eek!

  9. Gabriella

    January 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Great Read. I think a great start to the year would be a few beauty resolutions that are sure to improve your self esteem.

  10. JennyA

    January 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Aveda Be Curly was a revelation to me recently. I didn’t ever consider leaving my hair “au naturel” because it’s not curly, it’s not straight, it’s not even really uniformly wavy. Then, last summer my then-fairly-new significant other made a comment about my air-dried hair — basically that he liked it and had I ever thought about just letting it do its thing. And I was all, “Nooooo? Because it’s all frizzy and not curly and not straight?” And HE is actually the one that told me about Be Curly. And I hate admitting this because it sounds all “oh, I did it for a booooyyyy” but seriously, that stuff is amazing. I have actual waves! That look… intentional! And I actually like my hair! It makes me sad that I wasted 30+ years frustrated with it and beating it up.

    So, anyway. Yes.

  11. Jessie

    January 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    GREAT ARTICLE – I love Aveda be Curly and loved KEIKO’s link. I use primarly Simply Scientific products from http://www.scientificessentials.com since they were made by hair Doc and works great in winter!

  12. Angela Brown

    January 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I like your post I’ll follow this. I like it a lot. Happy New Year….

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    February 7, 2012 at 3:39 am

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