Happy New Year!! It’s hard to believe that 2021 is finally (and thankfully!) here, and I don’t know about you guys, but this means out with the old, in with the new! I usually spend the first few days of the new year purging, and one place I really try to do this with is with my beauty and skincare products. It’s time to make room for the products that work, get rid of those that don’t, and also put some practices back into place that I may have slacked on last year.

If you’re in the same mindset as me and looking to do the same, here are some beauty resolutions for 2021 that should be easy for anyone to keep.

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In new sponges, wash clothes, makeup brushes, combs, and other tools that may be broken, worn out, etc. Bathrooms harbor germs, so go ahead and invest in those new, sterilized products that you’ve been needing to replace to really start the year off fresh.

With your skin. Don’t be afraid to try something new and invest in products that really WORK. That doesn’t meant that you have to break the bank-it just means taking the time out to develop a skincare routine that really works for YOUR skin. Having clear skin means you can minimize the amount of products that you have to use. so if you want to skip wearing makeup, you can without feeling self-conscious about your skin. Talk to a dermatologist, see an aesthetician, test a few products out (it normally takes 30 days to see a difference), whatever you need to do. Just be clear on what your skin needs and take care of it.

summer-fridays-jet-lag-maskSummer Fridays – Jet Lag Mask, $25

When’s the last time you got a haircut? If you’re not sure, it might be time for an update. Look at celebrities that have a similar face shape as you and consult with your hairstylist to see if you can pull it off. You’d be surprised at the difference a great cut can make. In the meantime of waiting to get a cut, also treat yourself to a hair mask.

ouai-treatment-mask-for-fine-and-medium-hairOUAI Treatment Mask for Fine and Medium Hair, $38

Please, please please, get your brows in order. Pluck them, grow them out, fill them in, do whatever you need to do to make them look good, but get them in order. Perfect brows fame your face and equal less makeup, so take some time to get them right. If you’re having flashbacks to the self-plucked thin brows of the 90s, then make an appt with a brow tech. It can cost as little as $12, but just double check to make sure they know how to do what you need.

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A fresh manicure and pedicure is a must! Your hands can tell the story of your life, and you don’t want them to look dry and crusty, lol. If it’s not in your budget to go and get them done (or you don’t feel comfortable due to Covid), invest in a kit ($15-$20 should get you everything you need to do the basics) so that you can do them at home. It doesn’t take a lot to make them look better, and you will feel amazing afterwards.

sephora-collection-tough-as-nails-deluxe-manicure-pedicure-kitSEPHORA COLLECTION – Tough As Nails Deluxe Manicure & Pedicure Kit, $20

When it comes to makeup, there are levels. There is makeup for day, night, photo, video, events, work, etc. and for most people, you want to know the difference. Unless you’re a reality star and a camera crew is following you, you honestly don’t have to have all of that on, and even then, you want to make sure that the products you’re using are right for your skin. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube to view, and you can talk to the MUAs on staff at Sephora if you’re unsure of where to start.


Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez - Lip Souffle Matte Cream LipstickRare Beauty by Selena Gomez – Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick, $20

Let this be the year that you try something new. A bold lip, sparkly shadow, a new perfume, whatever piques your interest. Experimenting every few months may help you discover a new essential for your beauty bag and keep you out of a rut.

You are fabulous, so own it every day!


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When it starts to get cold outside, we stay bundled up as much as possible, but sometimes we neglect our skin in the process. The air outside is dry and humidity is low, and we’re blasting the heat indoors as well, which causes our skin to be drier than normal. Dry, flaky skin isn’t cute at all, though. You want to keep supple, healthy looking skin that’s soft to the touch, so here are a few easy, healthy ways to prep your skin for Fall.

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Use warm water vs hot
Hot showers are the best, but they also strip your skin of natural oils. Try to use warm water when showering or cleansing your face instead, and be sure to add in a hydrating lotion or oil when you’re done to help lock in moisture.

Fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash

Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash, $38-69

Exfoliate regularly
Dry, flaky skin is a no-no, so take time out to regularly exfoliate to remove dead skin. Exfoliating gloves are great to use in the shower, or you can use a body scrub (brown sugar or coffee are great) a few times a week to help keep your skin soft.

Herbivore - Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub

Herbivore Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub, $36


Use a lotion/oil and gloves 
Always apply a lotion, balm, or oil after showering, and try to wear gloves when you’re out. Also keep lotion with you as well to re-apply after washing your hands. Dry skin can make your hands look old really fast, so try to protect them as much as possible.

Kiehl's Since 1851 - Creme de Corps

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creme de Corps, $14-$80


Use sunscreen and moisturizer daily
The sun can damage skin regardless of the season, so don’t skimp on it just because it’s cloudy out now. Same goes with using a moisturizer (even if you have oily-skin). Make both a part of your daily skincare regime so that your skin remains clear and supple.

Supergoop! - Cloud 9 100% Mineral Balm SPF 40

Supergoop! Cloud 9 100% Mineral Balm SPF 40, $26

Drink your water
Drinking water regularly will help you stay hydrated from the inside out. Warm lemon water is refreshing in the morning, and you can add berries, citrus fruits and even mint to your water if you don’t like the taste of plain water.


There are so many additional things that you can add to your skincare routine, but regularly incorporating these steps will help to keep your skin hydrated, healthy and happy.

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