Beauty Resolutions

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I love the promise that a new year brings. It’s a fresh slate, and a time for change. It’s also a time for resolutions. Let me preface by saying that I am typically not a fan of resolutions. More often than not, the resolutions are clichéd {lose weight} or unrealistic {go to the gym everyday} and not often attainable. This year I didn’t really make resolutions for myself; instead I chose to make some goals. One of them being, and laugh if you must, learn how to style my hair. I am what you call, a hair slacker. The epitome of a wash and go girl {I don’t even blow dry}. It is for a lack of trying, and for a lack of skill. This year I’d like to learn a few basic styles to have in my repertoire, ready to pull out for the everyday and special occasions. I realize it’s a long time coming, but there is no time like the present to learn. Here are the styles I want to learn for my beauty {resolutions} goals.

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The perfect ponytail. I want to try something sleek and polished, and sophisticated enough for evening.

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Imperfect tousled waves. The curling iron has never been my friend, but this year we’re going to make peace and work together to pull off this look. “Santa” brought me this to help.

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The classic french twist. I’ve always loved this look, and I’m told it’s relatively easy.

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Brigitte Bardot inspired half up half down hair. I love this roughed up texture, and the height at the crown. That, and I love Sienna Miller. I may have mentioned that before here.

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The sophisticated chignon. I recently learned more about chignons from watching Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. I love how elegant they look, and I love when my bride clients opt for this sleek up-do. I see many bobby pins in my future.

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The bohemian fishtail braid. I’ll never forget the one time my hair was braided like this. I didn’t want to wash it out! I’m more than a little intimidated in trying to recreate this look, but this tutorial from Free People should help assuage my fears.

What are your beauty resolutions?

Might I suggest nipping these beauty sins in the bud. I’m working on those myself!

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9 Responses to Beauty Resolutions

  1. Krista says:

    That “I should” image is so darn cute! I just may have to add that to my blog too! (With full credit that I found it here, of course!)

  2. Elise Ford says:

    The Conair CD117 Infiniti You Curl Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron is AMAZING! I recently purchased it and was wowed by how easy it was it use. I as well, struggle with the curling iron and this tool leaves perfect spirals. Enjoy!

  3. I totally agree with your idea of resolutions…the other day I was watching this documentary that explained how the brain is not really prepared to carry out large lists of resolutions and that in order to achieve them, we need to focus on just one and go little by little. The hair resolution is just so cool, because it’s true we tend to forget about it all the time! The looks you’ve selected are gorgeous…especially love Leona Lewi’s braid…amazing! And my beauty resolution (all year around) would probably have to do with improving my skin.

    By the way…I’ve just given you a “Stylish Blogger Award” because I enjoy reading your beauty tips so much…I’d be grateful if you’d accepted it! If you have time, you only need to post 7 random facts about you and give the award to other bloggers you enjoy :)

  4. Elaine says:

    I am the same way – I don’t do much with my hair! I want to learn to do more though.

  5. Breanna says:

    @Elise I tried it out for NYE, I really like it! I want to get a full mitt for the iron though, as I am a total klutz with a lot of hair. I just wish I could find someone to do the back of my hair, because at the point I’m tired and I’ve lost all interest!

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