Six Beauty Goals for 2015


My Beauty Resolutions Goals for 2015 are simple and straightforward.

Gentle reader, I don't do resolutions... I find them too easy to brush off and to break. It is far too easy to open my hand and let them fly off into the wind like dandelion fluff. Goals, I find a little harder to ignore. Goals just feel more reachable, for me. So goals, it is. 

What are my beauty goals for 2015?

1. More Masking! I am pretty damned good about my skin care; I cleanse, never sleep in my makeup, use serums like I am getting paid for it, I moisturize like a fiend and I try to protect my skin from the sun. Where I fall down on the job is masking. I know that masking can infuse more moisture into my maturing, very dry skin helping it to look and feel better. 

2. Finally Find a Holy Grail Under Eye Corrector! Dark circles are an unavoidable part of my life. I have fair skin, it is thin, maturing and dry under my eyes. I endure year round allergies, acute migraines and crappy sleep patterns. My dark circles aren't going anywhere. Creams, vitamins, gallons of water, more sleep... Nothing banishes those suckers. But I know. I just know that there is a corrector/brightener out there, somewhere that can cover them up, brighten them up and help me look better and feel better about myself and less self conscious. 

3. Wear Colourful Eye Shadow More Often! I own a shit ton of neutral eye shadows and gentle reader, I am not finished buying more. I am a sick, sick, addicted woman and I can't lay off the eye shadows. It is what it is. I'm okay with it. Sprinkled in among all of those glorious neutrals I love so are beautiful colours. Some brights, a handful of glowing jewel tones. I think I even have a few that would qualify as Marsala! I really do like the colourful shadows I have and I want to utilize them more often. While I will never be the Phyrra of the makeup world... And let's face it, who else could be! I have been inspired by her beautiful and bold eye shadow looks to branch out more and wear more colour. 


4. Play with False Lashes More Often! I have several pairs of beautiful and wearable false lashes languishing in my makeup case. I did manage to wear one pair, late last year and I really did enjoy them! I need to break them out and use them more often.

5. Do More Nail Art! I enjoy doing nail art. However I am not all that talented at it. And... I'm a lazy slag. And, often, when I do actually get going on my nails, I over do it and it isn't so much art as hot mess. If you search "Nail Art" on this blog, you will see pathetically few posts on the subject, considering that this was, for years, a nail polish blog! I can dot. Stamp. Paint little impressionist roses and leaves. I have guide tapes, and shapes, even some stones and decals. I just need to haul them out and use them. 

6. Pamper My Hair Back! My poor hair has been through it, in the last year and a bit. It is beginning to come back, slowly but steadily. However, I have grown careless, I have been heat styling too much on top of having colour and blonde done and in addition to everything else it has been through, it is in dire need of more pampering, more moisture treatments, more gentle care and less heat, less stress. It's going to be so hard to not reach for my flat iron as often. So. Hard. Help Me! 

Oh! I just thought of another one! Buy and Start Using Lip Liner! Not just the clear barrier pencil I swear by and love almost as much as I do my only child, but lip liners that will coordinate with my various lipsticks and glosses. I have stubbornly resisted their use, as I have never realy liked them but... It's time. My lips, while still looking pretty decent, no longer have that firm, crisp line that they used to. They are beginning to, for lack of a better word, sag a little bit and I think that using lip liners, especially with more deeply pigmented lip colours will help me to wear them more successfully. 

So, there it is, gentle reader. My six... No. Seven Beauty Goals for 2015. I can hit these, without too much trouble. And I think that I am going to enjoy doing it! 

Do you have any beauty resolutions or goals for this new year? Are there things that you want to improve, change, start or stop? Please share in a comment. Inspire me. Inspire your fellow readers. Inspire yourself. 

This is a collaborative post in concert with other bloggers of The Beauty Council. Please don't forget to scroll down and check out my fellow Beauty Council bloggers and their Beauty Resolutions posts. 



56 comments

  1. Girl, yes to #3! I am so guilty of rocking a neutral eye all the time, I bet nobody can imagine me doing anything else. Gotta get out of that rut :)

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  2. I love my safe eye looks, but I don't want to be afraid of color anymore!!

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  3. I am totally with you. I need to use eyeliner for sure more. I am looooovvvving your new name. Gorgeous!!! Great resolutions. xxo

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  4. I looove lip liners. They make a world of difference and make lipstick stand out so much more!

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  5. Wonderful list. I am not a resolution person, but then I saw your and Kath's vow to get better with faux lashes. Of course I must do that!

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  6. Some great beauty goals for 2015 you have! Best of luck in accomplishing them.

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  7. Yeah... Resolutions and I are not good bedfellows. I prefer to think of them as goals. Hee! Hee! I am really going to try with the lashes. I like them... I just don't use them, often.

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  8. Back at you. I love masks, I just need to do more and get better, more deeply moisturizing masks.

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  9. I think I need it, now. #oldbroad #oldlips I think that masking is something we should all do.

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  10. I need to learn to love them... It's time!

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  11. I hear you! It's so easy to blend on neutrals. I have to step out of my comfort zone.

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  12. I feel you. I love my neutrals, and they are so comfortable. I wear colour, occasionally but I need to get on it, more often.

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  13. Great post! I need to do all these things as well .. esp the false eye lashes .. I have three pairs that I've never worn!


    Monica

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  14. These are great goals - I agree with you - masking is so important.

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  15. LOL! A shit ton, huh? Sounds familiar! I need to do more nail art.

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  16. Girl... I love lip liner, I have more than any one person should. lol Yes, Yes on more masking!

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  17. I need to learn to appreciate it. It's time.

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  18. It's crucial, in my opinion. I need to discipline myself to do it frequently!

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  19. Thank you. I like lashes... I just don't use them.

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  20. Finding the right under eye corrector would make my year! Good for you that you found a great one.

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  21. YES to more colorful eye shadows!!!!

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  22. Here here to more nail art and pampering that hair. I need to add those thangs to my list because my hair could definitely use the extra pampering. Good luck on your missions!

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  23. I'm so bad about not using lip liner also. Looking forward to seeing more nail art from you.

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  24. Love these! I want to wear more lip liner too.

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  25. I don't want to start wearing lip liner! I have never liked it. I only just started using a clear one, and that only rarely. Resist the lip liner! lol.

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  26. I have to buy some lip liners and start using them.

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  27. I need to play around with eyeshadow more often

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  28. I love nail art and wish I would take the time to do it more and get better at it. Definitely a 2015 goal.

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  29. I wish I were more artistically talented! I stick to simple techniques or I get myself into big trouble! I want to do more, tho. Once I get my nails all pretty, I enjoy the art.

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  30. It's so easy to just dive in to those lovely, comfortable neutrals, isn't it?

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  31. Oy. I can't stand the things. Except for my clear barrier pencil but it's time for me to start using them. #oldsaggylips

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  32. Fight the power! LOL I wish I could. I've put it off as long as I could, up until just very recently, my own lip line was holding up pretty well, all I needed was my clear pencil and I didn't mind that. But... It's time to break down and start using lip liner, too. I know that getting older is better than the alternative but man!

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  33. Thank you. I don't want to but, I've got #getoffmylawn lips, it's time.

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  34. I can't stand the stuff but I know that it will make my lips look even better, so I'm going lip liner shopping.

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  35. Don't hold your breath! But I am going to try.

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  36. My poor hair... And yes... I am going to try with the nail art. I like, it. I'm just so lazy about it. Thank you!

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  37. Ha! I knew that was one that you would endorse.

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  38. I'm still searching. If I find one, the whole freaking world will know about it! lolol

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  39. I'm definitely with you on the false lashes (I actually just bought my first pair on clearance at Ulta), the nail art and the lip liner. My 42-year-old lips are starting to look it when I wear certain lippies.

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  40. Yeah... The lips start to go. So sad! Good luck with your goals, too!

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  41. I'm right there with you on numbers 1 and 3. I only made one beauty resolution: stop buying things I don't need, especially eye shadows (that Smashbox Double Exposure palette WILL be mine someday, though!) and lippies. I almost immediately blew that when I bought my first two MAC lipsticks - Plumful and Viva Glam Miley Cyrus. I justified the latter because every penny goes to charity.

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