HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, 2015. Shouldn’t there be flying cars by now? (Although that would hardly solve the traffic problems in Los Angeles.) I already know there are great things in store this year, but I still want to sit down and write out some of my goals. Writing resolutions helps them become a reality because I feel more accountable when they’re laid out in front of me, and especially when I share them with you! So, today is reserved for more of a personal post as I share where I hope 2015 leads me. These beauty, health and wellness resolutions are great places to start in leading a more beautiful life!
#1 | Take Beauty Risks
As a beauty enthusiast, I want my skill and knowledge to grow with each year. Even though I constantly try new products, I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to my go-to makeup looks as well as the products I keep in rotation during my beauty routine. This year, I want to make it a point to find uses for my forgotten products (as well as new ones!), using different ones daily and trying daring makeup looks frequently.
#2 | Spend More Time with Friends
While I am glad to have had many accomplishments in 2014, it wasn’t without sacrificing some of my social life. As I’ve gotten older, my number of close friends has narrowed to a select few whom I really want to spend more time with in the new year. Especially since we are all graduating from university this year, it’s more important than ever to keep our bonds strong and cherish each moment.
#3 | A Healthy Smile
I’m super embarrassed to admit it, but I wound up with FOUR cavities this year! To be fair, this was the first year I went to the dentist since high school because of my insurance changing over. But seriously, I need to get my smile in check. That means brushing twice a day for two minutes with anticavity toothpaste. I’m also smiling brighter and more confidently thanks to Crest 3D Whitestrips, which I reviewed here. Soon, there won’t be any trace left of my soda addiction from years past.
#4 | Stay On Track with School
As I mentioned, by the end of this year I will be a college graduate! It will have only taken four and a half years, but it’s imperative that I stay on track in terms of grades and my class schedule so all goes as planned. I’ve managed to always swing a GPA between 3 and 4.0, so my goal is to graduate with honors.
#5 | Be Active
Regardless of being a cliché resolution, being active and living a healthy lifestyle has been a priority of mine the past couple years. I’ve worked so hard to bring my cholesterol down, lose weight, and become stronger and healthier, and I want to keep it up! It’s been harder as I balance my day job, school and my blog, but I’m trying to make it a point to exercise at home, drink a LOT of water, and track my activity.
#6 | Be Generous
I’ve really been so lucky to have had what I consider a successful year, and I want to spread the love in 2015. It could mean agreeing to drive a friend to the airport, help someone with their school project, or donating money or goods to charity. I want to do more to “pay it forward,” because it makes someone else feel good and makes me feel good. Everybody wins!
#7 | Unwind and Rest Well
It’s no secret that I spread myself thin between all of my commitments. This makes for a ton of late nights and miserable mornings. Sometimes when I do hit the hay at a decent hour, my head is racing a mile a minute thinking about anything and everything. This year, I want to treat myself to good rest and sleep so I can recharge, relax, and prepare myself for being productive during the day. ZzzQuil has recently become a medicine cabinet staple for getting rid of those sleepless nights.
This year #StartsHere, and all of my necessities for keeping my resolutions alive came from Walgreens. If you share any of the same goals as me, you’re in luck. I teamed up with Walgreens to give away a prize pack to keep you on track for 2015 with beauty, health and wellness supplies.
The Prize Pack includes:
- $75 Walgreens Gift Card
- CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
- CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color in Plum Berry
- Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme
- Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme
- Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
- Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste
- ZzzQuil Liquicaps
- Walgreens Digital Pedometer
- Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
- Reusable Walgreens Tote Bag
Enter using the widget below. The giveaway is open to US only, and a winner will be chosen 1/16/14. Good luck!