The New Year is here.
It snuck up on me somewhere between decorating the house for the holidays and forgetting to make any resolutions.
Part of the problem with 2012 is that for me, it’s huge: A really big year.
My oldest baby is turning 18 in the spring. Our 30-year high school reunion will most likely take place sometime in the summer. My husband and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in August, and I will wrap up the summer by turning 48.
So when I looked in the mirror and no longer saw an 18 year-old but the mother of one, I decided it was time to make some Beauty Resolutions…
Wear More Makeup
This sounds more like a resolution my 13 year-old daughter would be making, but hear me out. For years I’ve done the exact.same.thing with my makeup. Same boring, basic eyeshadow (you can barely see it an hour later), same mascara, a bit of powder, and a hint of blush. Not exactly the way to draw attention to my features and away from my flaws. I’m thinking a tinted moisturizer would be an easy place to start. After that, maybe a shadow with some actual color? At my age, it can’t hurt to find something to flaunt on my face.
Moisturize Like Crazy
Face it, moisturizer is an easy step to skip. But at my age, I would be crazy not to take advantage of the amazing age-defying products out there. The older I get, the more desert-y my face feels…so before I turn into one of those apple dolls, I need to get on the moisturizer band wagon. Fast.
Hey these are my resolutions, right? My 13 year-old daughter has this down to a science. Me? Not so much. I need to force myself to take a bit of time to use a facial mask, soak my tired footsies, or just deep condition my hair. I plan to start this one ASAP, since I’m a few decades behind on the pampering.
Talk to the Hands
My mother has the most beautiful hands. Seriously beautiful, piano-player hands with long fingers and perfect nails. I kinda missed the gene for beautiful hands but I do have decent nails. Ask me how often I take good care of them and I would have to admit hardly ever. How hard would it be to clean them up, put on a little coat of polish, and draw some attention to the nails instead of the wrinkles? This one has to be easy.
Now these resolutions? Feeling pretty confident about keeping them.
That whole exercising thing? Not so sure.