I’m Not sure about the word resolution.
Resolutions – somewhat hard to stick to after a year like this. Perhaps intention or goal would be more apt? I don’t like the thought of any more added pressure; we have all had plenty of that this year. Or nurture? I think the word nurture is very apt because we all need to nurture us a little bit more right about now. Beauty – in all incarnations of the concept – is an excellent place to start.
What should we focus on?
Yes to trying new products and making our make-up experience more adventurous – that never hurts.
I’m thinking on a deeper level if we want to nurture and find ourselves in a strong and positive place next year. Last night I re-read my words on beauty and I still feel this little book is such a positive reinforcement. Even though the words are written by me and from my heart, I need reminders too.
1. Start Practising What I Preach
I chat beauty and skincare a lot. The good, the bad and the so-so’s, it’s all discussed.
On reflection, I may be guilty of not practising what I preach; regular exfoliation, face masks, hair treatments and moisturising to name a few.
2. Make Bodycare Equally As Important As Skincare
This one’s a no brainer yet it’s still something I am less vigilant about.
Moisturising the body straight after washing will keep our skin hydrated and have us glowing from every angle.
3. Pay More Attention To The Eyes
Face masks are fun, luxurious and relaxing. Some of them can work wonders and it’s time I applied this magic to my eyes.
Gel patches, creams and masks; there’s plenty out there to make them sparkle.
4. Be Rigorous With Supplements For Hair, Nails and Skin
Our skin is incredibly important and sometimes our diet may not be giving it the nutrients it really needs. Probably no fault of our own but this year more than ever our “D”, “Zinc” and “C” are essential not to mention many others.
5. Be More Creative With New Products
Over time we’ve found it difficult to stray from favourites, but there are wonderful products out there yet to try.
An open mind has me finding new favourites.
Arranging the cupboards will make my favourite products more accessible and remind me to use them.
7. Importance Of Exercise
It may be the last thing we want to do some days but regular exercise is wonderful for the skin.
Looking after our body, and ultimately our minds will give us a natural glow like no other.
8. Sleep More
Much like exercise, getting at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night will have a similar effect.
My challenge for 2021 – sleep longer, sleep sounder.
9. Spend Less Time On Our Devices
Have you ever looked to see your daily screentime? Mine is horrifying.
Note to self: Less screen time can mean better sleep and concentration.
10. Find More Happiness and Joy
Finally, and perhaps the most important resolution is a focus on happiness.
Spending more time doing the things we love, with the people we love is the best kind of beauty secret.
Being realistic and making smart targets is the way of making sure our nurturing is second nature rather than a long list of forgotten wishes. xv
Top Nurturing With These
The Edit has been edited and I am thinking about these for the stocking and me.
Atelier Westman foundation stick because I hear it’s totally fabulous.
The perfect gift to send on to your daughters and girlfriends.
These are seriously amazing – thank me later :)
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