Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Makeup Wars: 2013 Beauty and Lifestyle Resolutions!

Happy 2013!!! To ring in the New Year, the Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing their 2013 Beauty Resolutions!

What are the Makeup Wars?
The Makeup Wars group blog blasts about the same topic about every other week. We link to each others' posts through the themed graphic and the blog logo/photo links at the bottom of this post. We encourage you readers to click the links and scroll through all of our blogs to see our favorite mascaras! Our posts all go live at the same time. So, finding out what other Makeup Wars bloggers picked is a surprise to me too! I am always so eager to click through to find out what everyone picked!

Did you miss our last few Makeup Wars? Be sure to check out those posts here: Battle of the Taupes, The $20.00 Face Challenge, Battle of the Favorite Summer Lippie, the Most Expensive Face Challenge, the Best Brush, Favorite Fall Polish, Favorite Red Lipstick, Best Fall Look, Halloween ManicureFavorite BB CreamsFavorite Mascara , Favorite Holiday Metallics, and Holiday 2012 Beauty Wishlist.


Now, I couldn't just do "beauty" without throwing in a few "lifestyle" resolutions as well. For me, beauty goes way beyond makeup and skincare! In order to look and feel beautiful, I need to work on myself from the inside out. So, I included a few resolutions that are geared towards relaxing my mind and body and becoming a healthier person.

From my years in the workforce as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am not a newbie when it comes to goals setting. Not only is goal setting intertwined with speech therapy, but also it is a part of working with and leading a professional team. While my job tiled has changed from Speech-Therapist to Stay-at-Home Mommy and Beauty Blogger, I still find that goals setting is something that I do on a weekly and even (sometimes) daily basis. I know, I am so "type A"! lol! I just find that I am more efficient and productive with my time when I set goals. Plus, I just love writing lists and crossing off items as they are accomplished.

Attainable Goal Setting and Self-Accountability:
I think that the key with creating attainable goals is to be realistic with goal setting. One must look at the length of time for their "data collection" and be mindful of what their goal is actually measuring. In my case, for example, rather than "lose the rest of the baby weight", I am setting goals for more attainable precursor steps like "eat healthy snacks". Also, no, I won't actually be taking data on my goals. However, I am going to make myself accountable. I am going to print myself out a copy of my numbered goals. Each day that I make advancement towards one of my goals, I will mark the # of my goal onto my refrigerator calender.

With all of that said, I have not made annual resolutions in ages!!! So, I am super excited about this week's Makeup Wars Beauty Resolutions Challenge! This type of Challenge is completely fun for me!

So, I am posting my 2013 New Years Resolutions! Curious? Please keep reading to find out what my Resolutions are for this brand new year!

My 2013 Beauty and Lifestyle Resolutions:

Ya'll know that I just couldn't resist creating a beautysets graphic for this! :) Are you on beautysets yet? If so, be sure to follow me there! :)

Do you see a general theme with my goals (besides "beauty")? For me, I do have a wish for 2013: I hope to carve out some more time for myself. After just becoming a Mom, and devoting so much time to my baby, I have begun to realize the importance of giving time to yourself as well. While my daughter is still my #1 priority, I know that I can be a better Mom and wife if I take care of myself too! Also, I am aiming to decrease clutter (use up those products!) and to get more organized (a total makeup collection overhaul and re-organization is in my near future...ya'll know that I will totally devote a blog post to this!).

Have you created any New Years Resolutions yet for 2013? What tops your list this year?

Be sure to follow the graphics link at the bottom of this post to read the New Years 2013 Beauty Resolutions from the rest of the Makeup Wars Bloggers group! I know that I can't wait to read all of their posts! :)

Thanks for reading!!!
XOXO!!!


15 comments:

Brooke @ BlushingNoir said...

Girl, that is a LOT of goals! Though, I'm on board with all of them. Perfection is key for 2013. Or at least a 10% improvement will work lol

Perilously Pale said...

Love your resolutions and their presentation. You deserve more me time. All mommies do. Make it happen! xo

Phyrra said...

This is my first time to make a resolution in years, too! Good for you :)

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@Brooke-lol, you are right! At least some of them will be a pleasure to attain! ;)

@Perilously Pale-I guess if I just made one single goal it would certainly be to increase "me time". Us Mommies must make time for ourselves to be able to give back to our families. :)

@Phyrra-I think this might have started an annual trend all over again. It was fun to ponder these!

MarciaF said...

Here's where I'm good on your resolutions:
Cleaning makeup brushes

Here's what I'm bad at: everything else (except I don't do baths so I can cross that one off).

Good luck on your great resolutions.

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@Marcia-Thank you! I think cleaning my brushes will be one of the easiest ones to attain...yet, the least fun! ;)

Carleenp said...

Good set of goals! I could use to follow most of those myself (especially the washing makeup brushes).

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@Carleen-I am so bad about my brushes (hanging head in mock shame...)

Teri - BeautifulMakeupSearch said...

You have a GREAT list of goals. I love the idea of taking a bubble bath once a week. Combining that with a weekly spa night in (face mask, cleaning rushes, organizing makeup) would get a few of your goals done at once!

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@Teri-Thank you! :) I was thinking the same thing.

Virginia Caviola said...

When I had my daughter, I had the same issue. I became "N's mom" instead of Virginia. Taking time for yourself is important, and having conversations that don't include the word "diapers or pacifiers" are needed to keep your mind fresh. The first time i did a shopping date after she was born was invigorating. I love your resolutions. I need to organize my makeup too. It's in a caboodle right now, but I can't see what I have, so I use the same few things over and over...

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@VirginiaCaviola-Thanks for the tips! You are right a good shopping date and adult conversation are so important! :)

Christine Mikesell said...

I'm not even going to think about the last time I washed my brushes... 2 months ago??

mousewings said...

I'm late posting but those are excellent resolutions. My beauty ones are to use a face masque at least once a week and moisturise my hands often. Cleaning my brushes should be on this list too; I was recently going to use a new eyeshadow colour but realised I didn't have any new or clean brushes for it.

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

@Christine-lol, probably the same for me too!

@mousewings-Thank you!:) Glad to hear that I am not alone in needing to wash my brushes! :)

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