It's 2018 and the air is thick with new year's resolutions, cleanse diets, and the sweat of people who haven't been to the gym in 11 months. Here's what I refuse to give up in the new year.
1. Diet Coke
This is a big one that people always fuss at me about. I get it, it's going to give me cancer and it's probably eating away at my organs and killing me from the inside out, but I just can't give it up.
This is one that I have seen circulating a lot, and I commend every man/woman/person who has decided to give up makeup this year in the quest for flawless skin. Most days I go without a stitch on my face, but when it comes to glamming up a little, I don't know what I would do without my Dolce & Gabbana Cream Lipstick (shade 625). My Boy Brow too, I just can't live without it, that would be asking too much of myself.
3. Physical Exfoliants
The big thing these past few months have been chemical exfoliants. Don't get me wrong, I love a good acid and am devoted to my Stridex pads, but there's nothing like feeling how smooth your face is after a good scrub. My favorites are the Replenix Fortified Exfoliation Scrub (This lasts forever. Mine is so old it doesn't even have the same packaging, a little goes such a long way!) and the Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Scrub.
4. Youtube Beauty Bloggers
I feel like I spend hours in front of my laptop watching beauty vloggers. It's such a waste of time... or is it? I guess that's up to you to decide. Right now I'm obsessed with Jackie Aina and SimplyNailLogical.
I just completely revamped my aesthetic for the new year, why would I give it up now! Also, where else would I gas myself up with cute selfies and beg people to shop at my Glossier link? (speaking of which... glossier.com/reps/torisprankle, get 20% off, free shipping, & get glowing ;)
Similar to Diet Coke: I get it, it's pretty bad for me, but c'mon I got like $30 in Starbucks gift cards this Christmas!
7. Buying Cleansers
I don't know why this is such a problem for me, I love buying cleansers. Of course I have my ride or die Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, capable of handling anything I throw at it, but I always want more. When I feel a breakout coming on, I like to use my Cerave Renewing Salicylic Acid Cleanser. When I want to feel a little cooling, tingling luxury, I like to use the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. When I need something really basic and hydrating, I go for the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. One thing you wont find in my collection are foaming cleansers: I hate the stripped and tight feeling my face has whenever I use them.
Seven seems like a good stopping point, so here's to better skin and more self-love in 2018!