Every year I try to be realistic with my New Year’s resolutions and set goals that are attainable. I start by reflecting on the previous year and try to figure out a way to improve my overall well-being. This year, is all about simplifying and “me” time. In 2016 I overdid it. It was the year of yes. I’ve always had a hard time saying no to other people and taking care of myself first but that often leaves me in a pool of stress that just doesn’t make me feel my happiest.
Clearing my schedule and making more time for myself this year is how I plan to #KeepGlowing with Almay and I truly can’t wait to get started!
This year I have three goals that I’d like to achieve:
The first is drinking more water. It’s so good for you and for so many different reasons. Staying hydrated will help keep my skin looking it’s best, improving my problem areas and overall make me feel good.
My second goal is to stop touching my hair! There, I said it! This will be so hard for me to do but I’m determined to have my healthy hair back and embrace its natural texture. I can do this by using less direct heat (curling wands, flat irons, etc.) and letting my hair air dry. Wish me luck as this one may be the toughest for me to accomplish.
Finally, my last goal is to spend less time on myself in the morning without sacrificing my beauty routine. I’ve finally started to nail down my 5-minute morning beauty routine which has been such a time saver. I’ve always loved wearing makeup and used to take my time applying it (about 30 minutes). Now that I’m blogging from home full time and taking care of all three kiddos I just don’t have time to be spending all morning playing around with my beauty products. Simplifying my beauty routine and freeing up more time in the morning allows me to have quiet time to myself before the kids wake up.
Now that I’ve created a 5-minute face routine with my favourite Almay products it’s such a relief having more time to myself in the morning. It’s all about enhancing my natural beauty and giving my skin a healthy glow. My new favourite product – possibly of all time – is the Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan. It is a MUST try! It’s a two-in-one foundation that leaves your skin looking flawless and gives you a natural glow even after you remove your makeup. It’s pure genius. I’m so pale and have a hard time finding products that don’t streak and give me natural looking coverage, this one is one of the best I’ve found. This product alone shaves so much time off of my routine, I’m sure it won’t be hard accomplishing my New Year’s resolution of simplifying my life and creating more time for myself.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’d love to hear what you’re trying to accomplish this year and how you plan on reaching your goal for 2017 in the comments below!