5 Beauty Resolutions We All Need to Keep in 2013

chipped nailsUsually New Year's resolutions entail something in the vein of becoming a better person or losing weight. And that's great. Those are New Year's resolutions you should make. (And keep?) But I wanna talk about the small stuff for a second here. The little things we should do -- for ourselves -- that might make us the itsiest, bitsiest, tiniest bit happier. They're by no means hard resolutions to keep. And they don't involve any amount of will power or hard work. It's just that ... well, we can be lazy when it comes to maintaining ourselves. No more, ladies. No. More. Here are 5 beauty resolutions we all should attempt to keep in 2013. Come on, don't you want to look all pretty and polished this year?


Maintain your brows. Straight up -- I suck at this. Once upon a time, I would get brow waxes every month or so, and even pluck in between, but no more. And I can't even use having a baby as an excuse for this one, because this is something I stopped doing long before I got pregnant. In 2013, I want to try to stay on top of my brows more. Will this result in world peace? No. But it'll make me the slightest bit happier when I look in the bathroom mirror.

Trim your hairs. And while we're on the subject of hair, and maintaining it, let's talk about haircuts and trims for a second here. Am I the only person who pretty much does this once or twice a year? It takes weeks, no, months, of me complaining about my split ends and how lifeless my hair looks before actually doing something about it. Even if it's Supercuts, let's trim more this year, people!

Bikini waxing. Oh, hell, let's just go for the trifecta here. Let's wax more, ladies. Doesn't have to be every month, like it may have been back in the day, but every once in a while, let's hit up a salon, fork over nine million dollars, and brace ourselves for a world of pain, because ... I don't even know. It's the right thing to do?

Trying new makeup. Raise your hand if you've been using the same bronzer and lipstick for 3+ years! Let's make 2013 the year of getting out of our comfort zones. And let's start at Sephora.

Taking off our polish when it starts to chip. Really, there's nothing less sophisticated or unpolished-looking (heh) than nail color that's chip-chip-chipping away. When it starts to flake off, no need to redo nails, just take it off and go bare.

Do you have any beauty resolutions?


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