It's time to put the fated New Year's resolution to the test. While everybody makes them, it's hard to keep up sometimes so breaking them might occur at some point. Stick to something you can actually accomplish this year, like boosting your beauty regimen and giving yourself a fresh start. Commit to spending some time on yourself for just a couple of minutes a day and you will see vast improvements that all your friends will be jealous of.
Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care designs eco-friendly products that you can use in the shower to freshen up your skin. Not only does their Green Collection help you exfoliate and moisturize your skin for a perfect smooth glow, but all the products are completely recyclable and sustainable. Try out the Recyclable Mesh Bath Sponge ($2.99) to help you lather up and brush away dry skin. Look and feel well-rested with their Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask ($4.99), that ensures a healthy, revitalized you each morning. Not to mention, the company's products are practically a steal at these affordable prices.
A great vegan skincare brand, inspired by skincare secrets from Bali, Juara Skincare, produces a great product to make you look lively even when you're tired. Their Sweet Black Tea Eye Cream ($38) uses kombucha to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also contains rice bran oil to help protect and maintain skin elasticity around the fragile eye area. This silky smooth cream can be used under make-up by all skin types and is fragrance-free.
Advanced Mineral Makeup is the perfect solution to appearing well-rested and youthful at all times this year. Steer clear of make-up that uses chemicals and stick with natural products like this Perfecting Concealer ($24). Using grapeseed oil, vitamin E, and shea butter to protect the skin against damage and add moisture to the skin gives an extra special element to this concealer. It doesn't just cover trouble areas and brighten the skin, it protects it, as well.
Just because it freezing outside is no reason to let your lips get dry and cracker. With LypSyl, made of Swedish beeswax, organic shea butter, and vitamins A and E, no such thing need happen. This moisturizing chapstick protects from UV rays and harsh winter weather. It even comes in fun flavors like mint and honeyberry. You can purchase LypSyl ($2.99) in any of your local pharmacies like CVS, Duane Reade, and Walgreens.
The Body Shop always tempts us with its fun, flirty scents, but its products are just as enticing. Try their Spa Fit Toning Concentrate ($10) to leave your skin smooth and toned. Made with all natural origin citrus ingredients such as lemon and grapefruit essential oils, it will leave you smelling great and feeling smooth. For even better results, use it along with Spa Fit Smoothing Refining Body Scrub ($10), which refines the skin's texture.
Celebrity make-up artist DeShawn Hatcher is chock full of great products to achieve a great 'n' glowing look in the New Year. She suggests prepping by using a good moisturize like Embryolisse ($16), which can be used as a moisturizer, primer and make-up remover. Pat your skin with a tissue to remove excess and use concealer where needed. And to make those eyes pop, curl your lashes with Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler ($20) and apply some mascara. With all these tools at your disposal, you are sure to be a stunner in 2013.