beauty resolutions check in

(suitable image for the occasion by mimi+meg / kick-ass nail polish by butter london)

remember these? today marks 2012’s official halfway point so i thought i’d check in on my own progress. here’s where things stand:

visit a dermatologist to get this 30-year old acne under control
haven’t done this yet, my skin is moderately in control at the moment…but i still need to go.

discover (and stick to!) a skincare regimen that works
the blog continues to keep my skincare on constant rotation, but thanks to this video, i’ve found a handful of trusty products to calm things down when they get revved up.

find my signature scent, toss the rest
done! i’m in love with leila lou…but that is always subject
to change when the next great scent comes along.

not pick at my pimples (hopefully won’t be an issue – see resolution #1)
i’m somewhat improved here. truth be told, i invested in an extractor (i know…)
but at least it keeps my fingernails out of the equation.

experiment with eye makeup and learn to confidently craft a few different looks
total fail! thank goodness i still have six months left to go.

maybe take a makeup class?
double fail! does anyone want to do this with me?
i really want to improve my artistry skills.

master the at-home manicure
done-ish. i know what this entails and i own the tools…
actually getting it done is another story.

drink more water!
i still have a long way to go, but i am so much better about this!
i have a 24 oz water bottle that i keep with me at
all times now and it has helped so much.

take my vitamins
done! i take a daily multi – my nails and hair have never looked better.

work on my horrendous posture
ugh, a work in progress. i’m still a hopeless sloucher…

there are a few successes in the mix and a few things for me to work on between now and december. did you make new year’s resolutions? what kind of progress are you making?

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14 Comments to beauty resolutions check in

  1. Jamie says:

    I’m totally down for a makeup class!

    • lara ramos says:

      yesssss!! i need to find an instructor for us…

      • Yanira Garza (@styleblacklabel) says:

        I would totally do a lesson for you guys. I’ve been a MUA for years and am hosting classes all the time in my city. Skype lessons?

      • lara ramos says:

        that is so sweet!! i may just take you up on that :)

  2. Glad to have found your blog & I so love your resolutions esp the water drinking part cuz I’m making progress on that!


    • lara ramos says:

      i’m happy you found me, too! the water thing is a work in progress, but i’m improving :)

  3. lacquerandlashes says:

    I think when changes happen slowly we tend to stick with them. Great progress on your beauty resolutions!

  4. I’ve been wanting to take a makeup class too, so I’ll go with you! Also, I’ve been wearing the Make Up Forever pencil the last few days and I really like it. Thank you! :)

    • lara ramos says:

      awesome on both counts! i’m loving the shadow pencils, too – time for a post on those :)

  5. Kara says:

    I’m down for a makeup class! #beautybloggerbonding :)

  6. MeganElissa says:

    I love these resolutions! I feel like I need to subscribe to all of those as well… down to the posture! I’m training to be a yoga teacher but might as well forget about it when I’m sitting at my desk. And I wrote about an AMAZING face wash in my post from last week – might be worth you checking out, I know it’s helped me after my skin went through its mutiny!

    • lara ramos says:

      i’m so happy you stopped by and made yourself known! i love your blog and *love* that you’re training to be a yoga teacher. hope to keep in touch!