I mentioned recently in a post about my daily makeup routine, that I don’t really wear a lot of makeup. What I didn’t mention was that, not only am I extremely lazy when it comes to makeup, but I can’t remember the last time I did anything with my hair either! I wash it, air dry it, and sometimes push my sunglasses up to keep my bangs out of my face. When it comes to a beauty routine, I’ve been content with a slick of eyeliner and a brush through my hair as I run out the door. And while I don’t want to change my quick, nonchalant routine too much, I am ready to experiment and try a few new things.
Looks have always been important to me. I try to look put together and have a fresh face whenever I go out. Leaving the house with greasy hair, no makeup, and sweats has literally never happened before. I have taken pride in and like the fact that I put effort in my appearance. But I’m ready to take it up a notch. Now that I am starting my career in T-minus five days, I want professional and classy to be my everyday look. While brushed, straight hair and minimal makeup looks presentable, I want something chic and sophisticated as my new routine.
I hope that these handful of goals will help me reach a stylish middle ground of simple and fashionable.
If there was one look I’d wear my hair in everyday, it would be a french braid. If I could just my french braid my bangs, framing my face, I’d be in love. If I could french braid my whole head, I’d be over the moon. I love the look, it’s so practical yet elegant. I just can never seem to get the hang of it. Although, giving up after three frustrated attempts every few months is not the way to learn. I am making it my goal to really try and practice french braiding my own hair until I get it. It’s not impossible, I just need to put time into it. And now’s a better time than ever.
Winged tip liner.
Even though I want to shake up my makeup routine, I don’t want to force myself to slather on every product in the book. I’d first rather aim to learn something I really want and that isn’t too outside the box for me. So I decided that my goal for evolving my makeup routine is to learn how to create a perfect winged tip eyeliner look! I adore this style but have always been too afraid and lazy to practice it. With my already firm dedication to eyeliner, I figured this would be a great but simple way of stepping up my makeup game and transforming my look.
Nail care and art.
This year I was able to break my 15 year long habit of biting my nails. I’ve been so happy to paint my nails (and if I say so myself, I’ve gotten pretty great at it) all the time recently, but my overall nail care has been lacking. I’m aiming to take the extra time to practice shaping, painting, and adding details to my nails that I normally don’t bother with. I’m proud of finally having them, might as well make them look their best!
Experiment with new styles.
As mentioned above, I don’t really have a style for anything beauty related. I’ve tried using products for both my face and hair with not a lot of success. But I always gave up extremely fast. If my braid wasn’t beautiful the first time around, I’d give up. If that lipstick made me look like a clown, I guess I’d never wear lipstick again.
I want this whole season to be full of adventures in every aspect of my life. If I want to try out that lip stain or crazy nail color, I am going to give it a try. And if I actually want to achieve a look, or style, or braid, I’m going to encourage myself to keep at it until I’ve got it.
Ohhh, I’m so in love with all these pins. Long, red, styled hair, and natural, pretty makeup, with long, black elegant nails? I just want all of it. And with patience, practice, and motivation, I will!