Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Dove. I have been compensated for my participation, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
There’s something I want to admit to you guys.
I’ve gotten into a beauty rut.
Between work, the baby, and all my other commitments, taking time to pamper myself was dead last on my to-do list for most of 2014.
But, you know what? The start of a new year is the perfect time to change that. Sure, 2014 was hectic and harried — but that’s a huge reason to set some big beauty resolutions for this coming year!
So, in partnership with Dove, I’m sharing my beauty resolutions for 2015. I make resolutions every year, and usually I’m pretty good about keeping them, so I’m optimistic that I can keep these up — as you guys will see, this year I’m all about the simple, easy ways to amp up my beauty routine and add some balance and relaxation to my schedule.
Resolution #1: Take Time to Relax
One day-to-day change that I’m making is in my morning shower routine — instead of a quick wash while I think about my never-ending to-do list, I want to create a luxurious, soothing experience that starts my day with a moment of calmness and presence. Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in your outlook, and your beauty routine starts in the shower! I just discovered Dove’s Sensitive Skin Body Wash and I’m totally obsessed with it — it’s so nourishing and moisturizing, and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth.
So in my morning shower, I want to spend a few extra moments feeling the warmth of the water on my skin. I want to use great products with scents and textures I love, like this one, and bring that calmness and luxury to my skin and mind all day long.
Resolution #2: Take Some Beauty Risks
One big problem with a hectic schedule: it makes you reach for the same lipstick, the same blush, and the same eyeshadow every. single. day. Sure, I know I can get away with it and look pulled together, but you know what? It’s boring.
This year, I want to take more beauty risks, whether it’s a bold, bright lip color, a pop of coral on my cheeks, or even a new haircut. Beauty isn’t about just going through the motions — beauty is meant to be fun. This year, I’m going to focus on remembering that and having fun with my routine again.
Resolution #3: Bring Calmness and Peace Into Everyday
That calmness and presence I focused on during my morning shower? Unfortunately, sometimes it flies right out the window when, half an hour later, I’m stuck in traffic or drowning in unanswered emails.
But my resolution this year isn’t just to relax during those calm, peaceful moments at the start of the day — it’s to focus on bringing that calmness and peacefulness to everything I do, all day long. Instead of rushing from task to task, I’m going to take time to plan my day, tackle the things that need to be done, and consciously give myself a break at the end of the task before heading immediately into the next.
Those are my beauty resolutions for 2015! I’m sure I’ll add to this list as my year goes on, but those are the ones I’m focusing on starting this month. And both Dove and I would love to hear from you guys too! What beauty resolutions are you making this year?
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