So, the first 6 months of 2013 have completely flown by. I never really set myself any resolutions at new year so I thought I'd set myself some 'half-year beauty resolutions' for the second 6 months of the year. I had planned to post this right at the end of June/on the 1st of July but that would require being organised and that is one thing I am definitely not. Better late than never...
1. Always carry out my skin care routine
No matter how tired or just plain lazy I am, I really need to stop hitting that snooze button (many, many times) and get up and give my face a little TLC. My skin will thank me.
2. Moisturise morning and night
Same as above. I usually do in the morning but my skin is still generally quite dry and I want to make sure I moisturise it every night too. I do notice a difference when I actually bother to do it, so I really should make an effort to keep it up. I may even have to invest in a night cream (any excuse to shop). Any recommendations?
3. Cut down on the amount of heat I use on my hair
...and when I do use heat, use protection ;) when I was at school, I used to straighten my hair pretty much every day. In the last couple of years I've gt better at cutting down the amount of heat I use (this is mostly due to the fact I used to work in McDonald's so had to shove it in a bun and wear a ridiculously sexy hat so there was really no point making any effort). I now work in a more office-y job so can't get away with this but I still want to continue using as little heat as possible for obvious 'hair health' reasons.
4. Get regular hair cuts
I hate the hairdressers. Being an awkward person it is not an ideal situation and it is not one I enjoy therefore I avoid it as much as possible. As well as that, getting regular haircuts can actually add up to be quite expensive but it really has been far too long since I last got a hair cut and I need to try and get into the habit of getting them more often to keep my hair in as good condition as possible.
5. Don't over-wash my hair
I used to wash my hair ever day. In the last few months I've mostly cut down to every other day but there are some times where I still wash my hair two days in a row.
6. Eat more healthy and drink water
I don't think this one really needs much explaining does it? A healthy diet is beneficial in so many different ways and can help improve skin, hair, nails... everything really! I particularly want to cut down on the amount of fizzy juice I drink and drink more water (well, maybe diluting juice...)
7. Get more exercise
Recently I've been getting more into exercise so I want to keep this up and build on it even more. I've been walking to and from work everyday but have also been doing a few different work out routines. There are some great ones on YouTube (which are ideal as they are obviously free). My friend and I have also been enjoying a few long walks with my dogs recently near where we live and may try and build up to a jog soon (we'll see how that goes).
8. Tidy room, tidy mind
This one may seem a bit random and not exactly 'beauty' related but it actually is! I definitely get a better sleep when my room is tidy compared to when it is messy. This obviously leads to less eye baggage and zombie-like states and makes getting ready in the morning a whole lot less stressful!
9. Always use a base coat
I am always wearing nail polish but I usually just use a normal clear polish as a base coat or skip this step all together. I need to get myself a proper base coat to avoid staining my nails. It will also help to protect and just keep them in an all-round better condition.
10. Always take off my make-up
Most of the time I do stick to this one but there is the odd occasion where i'll wake up with my eyelashes all stuck together and black panda eyes and realise I accidentally fell asleep with my make-up on. Beautiful. As I'm sure you all know it is so bad for your skin to do this so my skin usually breaks out afterwards. No matter how tired I am or even if I'm been on a night out I will try and always take my make-up off.
Can you believe that's us half way through 2013?
Will you be setting yourself any 'half-year resolutions'?
Thanks for reading. x