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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

beauty resolutions to make in 2014

beauty resolutions to make in 2014

As 2014, rolls in we’re all making New Years resolutions in the hope that we stick to them for a few weeks. Eat better, hit the gym, sleep more... We all make the same ones every year but how often do we stick to them? To be frank I generally think resolutions are made to be broken, but here are a few of my New Year beauty resolutions... I have the best intentions so lets see how it goes!


Resolution: Cleaning Makeup Brushes

This is always at the bottom of my beauty to-do list. The act of cleansing my brushes is enough to make me groan and send me off to procrastinate doing something non important. Makeup brushes are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria which can lead to breakouts. Washing them with a light baby shampoo once a week or simply spritzing them with a brush cleaner/sanitizer after use is the best way to rid brushes of nasties and can make a world of a difference to your face.


Resolution: Makeup Removal

This is nothing new, and I'm sure this has been on all our beauty resolutions lists at some point. Take makeup off before going to bed. It really is a no brainer but remembering (or bothering in most cases) to remove your makeup before bed is a must. I always find taking those extra 20 or so steps to the bathroom just before bed one of the biggest chores of the day. My new mantra - Start removing my makeup from the moment I’m done with work for the day. That way I'm not all snuggled up in bed before thinking about taking my makeup off.


Resolution: Wear SPF Daily

Admittedly I’ve never been bothered about a separate SPF for the face. I always imagined that my foundations had enough SPF in to keep me covered. Sunscreens protect skin from the causes skin cancer, UVA rays and UVB rays. The easiest way to get SPF into a routine is to work it into a morning routine. I'm going to be looking into a moisturiser with a built-in sunscreen so I don't forget. Make sure SPF has a minimum of SPF 30, anything lower just isn't going to cut it.


Resolution: Step out of Your Comfort Zone

I'm going to be trying to make a conscious effort to try a new beauty look at least once a month. Maybe in the form of a bright liner, a new lipstick I’ve not tried before or being a bit experimental with my eyeshadow colour palette. There's nothing wrong with trying something new if it works it works and if it doesn't then I’ve not lost anything. I’ve expanding my beauty horizons a lot of in 2013, so I see no reason to not continue into 2014.
Have you made any beauty new years resolutions?

55 comments

  1. Ooh, I definitely need to do better when it comes to cleaning my brushes, so sign me up for that resolution :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. Love this post! I thought I was sorted by just cleaning my makeup brushes more (I'm going to try and clean them every friday evening, as i'm pretty much always free then) although I should really try looking at better SPF's and trying out new looks too :-) Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  3. I definitely need to clean my make up brushes a lot more! But being more experimental with my beauty regime wouldn't hurt either :-)

    www.samwichbox.co.uk

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  4. I definitely need to clean my make up brushes a lot more! But being more experimental with my beauty regime wouldn't hurt either :-)

    www.samwichbox.co.uk

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  5. Love this post! I will definitely be trying some of these resolutions as well, and hopefully I am able to stick to them xx

    http://samindigo.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Oh gooooood cleaning make up brushes is the biggest chore in the world. looking forward to you trying out new beauty looks!

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  7. Me too. I have to clean my makeup brushes more.

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  8. Excellent resolutions! I'm one of those people who will clean their brushes religiously, but almost constantly fails to remove my makeup at the end of the day. It is definitely at the top of my list!

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  9. Sign me up for the brush cleaning, and stepping outside your comfort zone! Happy new year, Lily

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  10. the makeup removal one is also one of mine... i'm just so snuggled up ahah! xx

    a-little-treat.blogspot.com

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  11. Great New Year resolutions! I always concentrate on workout and clean eating resolutions, but I like the idea of beauty ones. I made a resolution to spend money on skin care and not makeup. I have a perfect skin care items list but I spent all my money on makeup. Maybe I should write a post about that list...

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  12. Totally with you on cleaning makeup brushes! Most boring chore ever. I love taking my makeup off though, I have a whole skincare routine going and I love all my lotions and potions so as soon as I get in through the door I'm taking my makeup off and it's made a huge difference to my face. x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  13. Lovely beauty resolutions and I hope to do the same! Hope you accomplish them.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  14. I agree with the first one im terrible with washing my brushes!
    Pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  15. Good tips.....I feel like that...when I have to remove my make-up at night.....and I resort to wipes...*oophs! ;(

    Happy New Year....here's to happiness and health in 2014. xx

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I cleaned my makeup brushes yesterday and took off all my makeup last night! yesss 2 ticked

    whatlodid.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely post, Lily. Beauty resolutions are fun! http://startanewstartafresh.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I need to make all of these resolutions I am the exact same, especially removing my makeup I never be bothered to do that at the end of the day :p

    EmmiHearts

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  19. These are basically exactly my resolutions (:
    Happy New Year xx
    casualllyawkward.blogspot.com

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  20. great tips, i definitely need to clean my brushes more!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  21. Need to get into the habit of cleaning my brushes :)! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx

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  22. I avoid cleaning my brushes to the point where I have enough for 3 people! such a bad habit I really need to break because I hate it but my face hates me even more when I don't! It's always fun to do something you otherwise wouldn't! you never know you might find a new favorite look!

    meglesleyx.blogspot.com

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  23. Double cleansing is a must morning and night in 2014! I managed to do it for a couple of months at the end of 2013 and the difference in my skin was unreal!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  24. Out of all of these it is the spf one that I need to do take upon myself, I hardly ever wear it.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  25. The SPF one really made me think, really need to add this into my beauty life!
    Excellent post idea, love your youtube videos too!

    http://www.vavaviolet.com/

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  26. I really like these - for me I'd have to agree about stepping out of my comfort zone! I need to start sing the million of palettes I have instead of my naked palettes! xx
    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  27. Literally 3 out of those need to be the same as mine, especially with eye brushes! Sometimes I'm just like oops this blending brush has a darker colour on, lets see what it makes! Eek!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I def need to do the first one. I suck at cleaning my brushes. Like I just use the same eyeshadow everyday cause I'm to lazy to spot clean my brushes everyday.

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  29. I definitely need to take on 2 of these - cleaning my make up brushes and removing make up. Terrible habits! :) x

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  30. I agree with all of these resolutions!! I need to start cleaning my makeup brushes more too xx

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I have my makeup removal stuff besides my bed and now it`s not a problem at all ;)

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  32. I too need to wash my brushes more. I must start making time for it!

    http://sweatyourselfbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  33. Love this post! I always remove my makeup before going to bed, but it's cleaning my brushes that I need to get more on top of! xo

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  34. Yes! Stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to trying new makeup looks is one of my resolutions too.

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  35. I am terrible for not cleaning my brushes, I don;t have that many so its not a long task just a boring one that I always put off.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  36. I've read that using a moisturizer with SPF renders the 'moisturizing' bit futile because SPF is so dominant, I would look into it a bit if I were you. (Just in case ;) )

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  37. All resolutions I could do with going by myself....
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  38. Mine is also to clean my brushes more often, think I might need to wear SPF too!

    www.redvelvetandvanity.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. One of my resolutions for 2013 was your second one, and I have to say, taking my makeup off as soon as I was home and finished for the day helped me so much with being successful, it's so much easier than doing it before bed!

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.ca

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  40. I always wear SPF, so I definitely need to start on that! Good luck on your resolution :)

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  41. we have a lot of the same resolutions this year! my big one that i accomplished last year was taking off my make up every night but i still need to get on board with clenaing my brushes more regularly and definitely wearing SPF every day.

    little henry lee

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  42. I really need to clean my brushes more! Great resolution.

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  43. I definitely need to clean my makeup brushes more. Germs and nasties aside, I think makeup application is SO much better with clean brushes. Happy new year!

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  44. I've started washing my make up brushes in the shower whilst I wait for my conditioner to sink in! It's like doing two jobs in one :)

    Faye x
    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. I'm terrible with cleaning my brushes, even though I have a spirit which means all I have to do is dip them in and they dry pretty much instantly. I'm awful!

    Emily x - prettypleaseblog.co.uk

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  46. My beauty resolutions is to try new products and learn to do more makeup techniques!

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  47. I'm currently sitting here with the worst breakout ever and reading this reminded me to wash my brushes! I swear I find the real techniques brushes easier to clean then my mac ones!

    CHLOTALKS.blogspot.com

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  48. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  49. I don't mind washing my brushes... its the waiting for them to dry that kills! I took a hairdryer to my foundation brush the other day...

    Rach x

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  50. I definitely need to wash my make-up brushes more too, I'm so slack with it.

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  51. Wearing SPF everyday is a good one!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  52. I recently picked up the Simple Kind To Skin+ Protecting Moisture Cream from boots because I wanted a moisturiser with SPF in too, and this one has SPF 30 as you're looking for :) it's really inexpensive and seems to be doing what it says on the tin at the moment, but as I only purchased it a few days ago I haven't had chance to review it properly. I have combination skin and if you're similar then it seems like it could be a good one to pick up if you haven't already found one you're happy with.

    www.daniellebevan.blogspot.com

    Danielle
    X

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  53. One of the things I need to do in 2014 is definitely change up my hairstyle and routine and the way I take care of my nails!

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