Happy 2019 everybody!
I hope everyone is off to a happy, safe, and healthy new year. The beginning of the year is always the time when people buckle down and focus on their goals and resolutions. Whether it’s hitting the gym more, giving up sugar (more on that from me in a future post), or spending more time self-reflecting, we all have goals that we try to prioritize at the start of the new year.
While I could get in to my personal goals for the year, I thought it would be more fun to focus on something slightly different: my beauty goals!
Goal #1: Wear more eye makeup
This is a beauty goal that I really want to work on this year. I love doing my eyeshadow and I always gravitate towards eyeshadow palettes, but for some reason I just don’t wear it that often! I’m currently in graduate school and working at an internship placement three days a week. I find that either I’m too rushed, tired, or lazy to put it on in the morning, or I feel that it’ll look overdone for that day. Regardless, I do like having my eye makeup done, and I enjoy the process of putting it on. I’d also like get better at it and improve my skill! That’s why I’m deciding that this year I’m going to do more than just throw on some mascara in the morning. While I’m sure it still won’t be an everyday thing for me, I’ve got to add eyeshadow into my routine more!
Also, I’m working on perfecting my winged eyeliner this year. While I’m not a fan of a huge wing, I do love the look of a little mini wing for everyday. Just something that’s barely there 🙂 Recently, I picked up the Revolution Beauty Renaissance Flick Eyeliner and I love it! The easiest liquid eyeliner I’ve used by far. It has a felt tip, it’s very black, doesn’t smudge, and makes creating that tiny wing so easy. Great find, now I just need to use it!
Goal #2: Remember to wear perfume
I love perfume, even though I only own two (Marc Jacobs Daisy and Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline). However, the reason that I own so few is because I never remember to put them on! I can’t possibly justify buying more if they won’t get used. I don’t know why it is that I can’t remember to use them; I think maybe I need to move them to a different spot in my room that’s more front and center. That way, I’ll actually remember to put them on. And hey, more perfume use means more reason to go out and buy another. That’s how that works, right? 😉
Goal #3: Branch out and try new brands
I feel like a lot of us are guilty of sticking to our comfort zones. I’m completely the same way, even when it comes to makeup. I absolutely love trying new products, don’t get me wrong. However, I tend to stick to the brands I know and hear about. Often, when a product comes my way from a brand that’s unknown to me, I’m hesitant to buy it. At this point in my life, I need to be discerning about the products I buy. Money isn’t growing on trees for me, and I want to make sure that I’m getting the best bang for my buck. I know other people are the same way, and that’s even why I started this blog! But I need to be much better about exploring brands and looking for those hidden gems. Just because a product isn’t talked about online or on Youtube doesn’t mean that it’s not great! I want 2019 to be the year I push myself out of my comfort zone and start taking some risks with the brands I try.
Goal #4: Dabble into K-beauty
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now! K-beauty is so interesting and I would love to start exploring this more. I only own one K-beauty product, the Missha BB Cream (and it’s so good!). I’ve had such good luck with this that I’d love to explore other K-beauty brands and products. Particularly, I have my eye on Kaja (though it’s only K-beauty inspired, I know), Touch In Sol, and JOAH.
Korean skincare is also something that’s fascinated me for a long time. I’ve looked into the 10 step Korean skincare method after seeing how beautiful and radiant people’s skin looks after using it. While I’m not sure I’ll incorporate everything into my routine, I would love to try an essence. SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence has amazing reviews, but that is a price tag I cannot afford! I have heard that the Missha Time Revolution Essence is a very similar dupe. Have you tried this out? What do you think?
What are your favorite K-beauty brands and products?
Goal #5: Mask more
This is such a simple goal, I don’t know why I don’t already do it! I always mean to throw on a face mask – it’s an idea that I bookmark for later that night, but somehow I just don’t get to it. Ideally, I’d like to use a face mask twice a week. I feel like it would give my skin the little push it needs to clear it of impurities. Three of my favorite clarifying masks right now are the L’Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask, the Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay Mask, and the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask (that one is super strong!).
That’s it! In addition to my personal goals, those are my beauty goals for 2019! Pretty simple, right? Let’s just hope I remember to stick to them 🙂
What are your goals for 2019?
Do you have any beauty goals?
Let me know in the comments!