Top 10 Beauty Resolutions for 2014
Post by fashion contributor Melody Cooper Jones.
Here we are! 2014. New calendar; clean slate; fresh start. New beginnings make me giddy. I love the excitement of writing on the first page of a new journal, or reading the first paragraph of a new book. I even love the newness that each morning brings me, with opportunities do things a little better than I did them the day before. While reflecting on this past year, I was reminded of some victories, and decided to share them with you.
At the beginning of last year, I took a long, hard look in the mirror and got honest with myself about my skin and complexion. I saw dull, flaky skin where I longed for a vibrant and glowing complexion. I saw fine lines where I refused to look for them before. I saw the spots of time on my forehead, a fun physical reminder of hours in the sun at my first high school job as a lifeguard. Fond memories that I hold dear.
Now, I could go into an entire post about the freedom that comes with appreciating and accepting what you see, and learning to love what you bring to the world. You are unique. No one else was created like you. But ...I have some practical tips to share on well-being and improving your appearance in the process. And hey, vanity can be an awesome catalyst for change, as long as it's real change and not an obsession. I hope you will benefit from my vanity-induced year of trial and error.