My 2019 Goals & Resolutions

This post is entirely too late. I mean, it’s already the 6th of January, and where has the time gone? I’ve sat down and continued honing and crafting this list of goals – to make them more specific, as well as streamline the rambling, and cut down the long paragraphs I originally had as I organized my thoughts (that’s right, this post was EVEN LONGER before this).

It’s the beginning of a new year, so of course (call it cliche if you will) it’s time for a resolutions post. Maybe this post is just for me, maybe you’ll find inspirations, maybe you do really care about what I want to improve this year, and help yell at me when I need to get back on track. Either way, I’ve written down my thoughts to have a record for them, as well as hold myself accountable. They’re defined in terms I know I can accomplish, and organizing makes it seem less overwhelming.

They’ve been split up into 3 categories, with separate goals underneath them. Blog Goals, of course, about my posting on my blog and Instagram. Collection Goals, all about the mass of makeup and nail polish I’ve acquired, as well as other items I own. And Personal Goals, on how I want to make small improvements for myself.

2019 is about being in love with myself, and the things I choose to surround myself with, and being the best possible version of me. I’m the only one who can make these small improvements, and make 2019 the best year yet.

Do you have any resolutions? Keep reading to see mine below, and Happy New Year.

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Sorry, I’ve been MIA.

Hey guys!

So you might have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA this week. And will be next week. Lemme explain.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m right in the middle of my final semester of college, crazy right? Well, during that senior semester, since I’m a graphic design major, part of the requirements is completing a semester long final project. We’re getting down into the final week of that project, so that means I’ll be super busy.

This means I’m not going to have time to post this next week, or even work on posts. But once this project is completed on April 2nd, I’ll finally be back – and much less stressed.

Until that time hang on with me, I promise I’ll be back and better than ever after that – posting about the new spring collections that have already come out (I know I’m already late but school comes first). So this was just the explanation of my absence, so it’s not just a cold shoulder from me.

I’ll see you all on April 3rd for a new post. Be sure to join me then.

ALERT: Target Clearance! Jan 2017

There’s clearance everywhere and I feel personally victimized.

This post is just to highlight some deals I saw at Target specifically – there’s ton more to be discovered than just the ones I mentioned. Since there’s new Spring products coming out the wazoo, stores are making room, and getting rid of older, less popular products. Nothing is safe – foundations  (hint: CoverGirl ‘Ready Set Gorgeous’ – love it), eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipstick and more! These are just a few deals I noticed at my local store – so I’m sure there’s more at yours! Hop and skip on over there and get you some discounted makeup!

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Coming Soon! – New Releases and the Holidays

That’s right, you read that correctly. The Holidays are coming. Halloween is just around the corner, and all of the holiday collections have been released.

I plan on having the 3 big holiday collections on my blog eventually – this includes Orly, OPI, and China Glaze. In this post I’ll give you a little preview of the 3 (since yes, they are out already), and places where you can pick them up.

I will eventually have posts with swatches and all the dirty details of these collections – so watch out for those in the upcoming months.

For now, a preview.

First up, Orly! I have not yet reviewed Orly on my blog, and I feel they go under the radar as far as mainstream brands, and I have only a few shades from them as well, but the ones I do, I love their formulas! So I want to give more love to a brand that is always there for us.

Orly’s Holiday Collection is called the ‘Sunset Strip’ collection and includes 6 shades. You can buy this collection on transdesign.com for $4.25 a piece now, or on head2toebeauty.com for $5.50 a piece.

Description of this collection says:

“On the mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that extends from Hollywood to Beverly Hills deals are made. Stars are born. Over-sized billboards blink in sync with over-sized egos as tourists and wannabes crowd into some of L.A.’s most storied nightclubs. The Sunset Strip is where you go to catch a glimpse into the private lives of the rich and famous.”

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Here are the shades! These colors are all an untraditional yet traditional colors. Does that make sense? I think I might be most excited for this collection because of it’s choice of bold and bright jewel tones.

Next is China Glaze. China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection is called ‘Seas and Greetings’ and is a 12 piece collection. This collection is now available on head2toebeauty.com for $3.25 a piece.

Here is the description for this collection:

“Tis the sea-sun for holiday cheer and this year China Glaze is taking you on a tropical escape from the traditional snowy white climate. The CHILL vibe of this collection has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with attitude. The relaxed feel of the beach with classic holiday joy has this winter warming up. With a colour palette that embodies woven accents of glitter with faded ocean blues and weathered seashells brings this coastal holiday collection to life.”

Is this the year of untraditional holiday tones? If so, I’m excited.

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You can see the colors and their descriptions here! Personally I love the idea of bright jewel tones, and soft pastels for the holidays.

And last but not least, the collection everyone seems to be already buzzing about – OPI’s. OPI’s Holiday 2016 collection is the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ collection and is of course based on the famous Audrey Hepburn movie. This another 12 piece collection, and is currently available on polishpick.com for $5.25 a piece.

PolishPick’s website says:

“Women are still awed by Audrey Hepburn’s impeccable style and glamour 55 years later. Her iconic style, along with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of the top fashionable films of all time has changed the way women look at fashion, accessories, jewelry, and beauty. From the adaptation of classic Hollywood glamour on the red carpet or re-enacted in photo shoots, there is a bit of Audrey in every woman.”

For me this collection seems to have the traditional holiday colors in it, with rich jewel tones, and lots of reds, and of course, the iconic Tiffany blue. ‘Champagne for Breakfast’ and ‘Sunrise… Bedtime’ are beautiful glitters that I can’t wait to try out.

As always, these collections will be available at Ulta and your local beauty supply store in due time – I’m just giving you websites where they’re available right now, and where I’ll be ordering from.

Be on the lookout for my posts with swatches and reviews of these coming in the next couple months!

Are there any shades you’ll be picking up? Which ones are you most excited about?