Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Beauty Resolutions

Let's set the record straight right now. I will continue to be a foundation connoisseur and sample every possible new foundation I can get my hands on. Thank you to Sephora and Nordstrom for providing generous samples upon request. It is an invaluable service to me and all foundation addicts. I have to be a bit more judicious with drug store brands since samples and testers are not available.

I will not buy any more matte lipstick. It looks horrible on my lips. I've always had deeply lined lips and with age, it's only getting worse. I have tried and tried and they always look awful on me. Do I need someone to hit me over the head with a pot? Regardless of trend or color or sale or coupons, I will not buy matte lipstick.

I am re-committing to using Rogaine twice daily. Bald is not beautiful.

I will color my roots every three weeks. A ring of gray around my face does not make me look angelic. I tend to use my Holy Grail "Gray Away" color spray to hide the gray but I believe it is also clogging the pores on my scalp. Clogged pores will be counter-productive to the Rogaine.

I will do everything that is humanly possible to resist cutting bangs.

I will depot all my single eye shadows and organize them into Z-palettes. I detest depotting. This is a tough resolution but slow and stead will be my motto on this one. By next December, I should be done.

I will not buy any eye liners. I rarely, more like never, wear eye liner with these hooded lids of mine. That real estate on my lids is mighty scarce and I use light shadows to make the lids look larger. No way I can waste any lid space on liner. Instead, I tightline which is an excellent look.  I have a dozen great black liner pencils. Black is black. It's not like pink or coral that have endless range of color which is why I need to own every pink lipstick Maybelline makes. I digress. To me, black liner for tightlining all looks the same.

Lip liner. Either I'm committing to not buying more or I'm committing to using the ones I have. I suppose I could do both. But if I start using them and find that I like them, well, that means I'll have to (ahem) buy more.

I will train myself to gently pat my face dry instead of rubbing the heck out of it with the towel.

I will not buy anymore vintage perfume from ebay no matter how spectacular the ebay feedback is or how sterling the seller's reputation is on the secondary market. The original Diorealla and Arpege are forever gone. I must reconcile myself to this fact. A moment of silence, please.

No more buying body wash until I'm down to three or four or five bottles. Six, ok, six. This will probably be sometime in 2018.

I will continue my personal campaign to encourage all women everywhere to wear lipstick all the time.

Happy New Year!
Do you have any beauty resolutions for 2015?


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