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?