Makeup Wars My Beauty Resolutions for 2013

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Lose weight, exercise, live healthier. These are among the most popular New Year's resolutions. I fall prey to this most years, well most weeks actually. I'm the queen of "starting Monday". This year I have decided to, yet again, try to follow The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. I posted about this book back in July 2011. Ya, a year and a half ago. I absolutely love this book and know that this is the type of clean eating I need to follow to feel healthier and more energetic. The biggest struggle will be to go dairy free again. I did it back when I was breastfeeding my son 3 years ago and it was the best I had ever felt, and looked, regardless of the fact I was dealing with his terrible colic and no sleep. I have maintained no milk or ice cream in my diet as my system can simply not handle them anymore after giving them up back then. Cheese, on the other hand, is something I can't bear the thought of giving up. Cheese, and pizza, are among my most favourite foods. Oh and chocolate. AGH! I know I have to try though. I have put on so much weight and bloat the last couple years and I'm even wondering if the rashes I have been experiencing on my face will subside after I stop abusing myself with the dairy proteins I know I'm intolerant to. I have to try! If you have any interest in joining me in this adventure, and supporting one another, PLEASE let me know!

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My biggest beauty resolution is to, yet again, try to follow The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. I posted about this book back in July 2011. Ya, a year and a half ago. I absolutely love this book and know that this is the type of clean eating I need to follow to feel healthier and more energetic. The biggest struggle will be to go dairy free again. I did it back when I was breastfeeding my son 3 years ago and it was the best I had ever felt, and looked, regardless of the fact I was dealing with his terrible colic and no sleep. I have maintained no milk or ice cream in my diet as my system can simply not handle them anymore after giving them up back then. Cheese on the other hand is something I can't bear the thought of giving up. Cheese, and pizza, are among my most favourite foods. Oh and chocolate. AGH! I know I have to try though. I have put on so much weight and bloat the last couple years and I'm even wondering if the rashes I have been experiencing on my face will subside after I stop abusing myself with the dairy proteins I know I'm intolerant to. I have to try! If you have any interest in joining me in this adventure, and supporting one another, PLEASE let me know!

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In order to feel more beautiful, confident, and healthy I'm going to have to start living a more active lifestyle as well. I haven't decided what sort of exercise plan I want to incorporate. I may try Turbo Fire or Chalean Extreme again. I've also considered signing up for Tone It Up as those girls look like so much fun, it sounds like such a supportive community, (and I want Katrina's butt! Look at that BUTT!) but it's a little out of the budget right now. Going to a gym isn't an option where I live so I need to find something I can do, and stick with, at home. I saw an infomercial for Zumba the other day that looked pretty darn fun.

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I have many more resolutions for 2013 but most of them aren't really related to beauty. I already wash my brushes regularly since I've found such a quick and painless way of doing it. I always, always wash my face every night. Actually it doesn't matter how fall down drunk tired I may be I always follow my full beauty routine at night. Call it an obsession. Hmm, what are the other usual beauty resolutions? To make better use of all of the products in one's collection. Check. I make a very conscious effort of this already. It can't hurt to try a little harder though. I've actually been thinking of taking all my Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscopes out of my Z Palette and putting them back in their kaleidoscopes because I haven't been using them as much as I thought I would depotted. I think the experience of selecting a kaleidoscope to wear for the day may have prompted me to use them more than the freedom of having all the shades at my disposal has. Weird huh? I think another common resolution is to cut back on beauty spending. I have already had to cut back drastically on the amount of beauty products I buy due to financial restrictions and that will have to continue in the future. Neiman Marcus has also helped impose this spending ban by Canada restricting Chanel. Not being able to order US formulations of the quads and Joues Contraste blushes has been heartbreaking for me. Especially the JCs. They are my favourite blush formula. I NEED to be able to continue getting them and will have to become a little more resourceful and get some help from my US blogging buddies. (Not so subtle am I?) ;-) I feel guilty that I won't always be able to show you the latest and greatest collections but hopefully I can start digging more into some of my tried and true favourites.

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My main resolutions for 2013 all revolve around better managing my time and organization. I need to do this to improve Perilously Pale as well as my home life. This is going to be a big undertaking and thinking of it still overwhelms me. Figuring out how to incorporate uninterrupted time with my kids, productive blogging time, keeping my house clean, exercising, preparing healthy meals, etc. etc. seems impossible. I know things aren't going to improve continuing in my scatterbrained fashion though. The logistics of my organized life have yet to be determined. If you have any tips I'd love to hear them!

A resolution I have for Perilously Pale is to try and branch out beyond doing mostly product reviews as I have been. When I started this blog I had envisioned so much more, but my silly fears have held me back from delving more into the tips, tricks, and tutorials I had always planned to feature. I have this odd issue with the fact that chances are, even if I did come up with the idea, look, or post format on my own, guaranteed someone else has thought of it or posted it first. I have this fear of people thinking I'm stealing material or being unoriginal. I know it's silly to expect bloggers to have completely unique, original tips and tutorials to share. None of us invented tightlining or contouring, and we are still offering the opportunity to bring awareness to a tip or technique that is new to several readers with a unique voice, but I can't seem to get over that weird fear.

And, my absolute, number one, resolution for 2013 is to be more positive. I have had a lot of things go on since late 2011 that have shattered my self esteem, confidence and happiness. I have always struggled with it but it has become incredible hard to keep my head above water with the way things have been. I can feel myself drowning but continue to tell myself that I am the only one that can make my life better. I'm not going to get all philosophical on you. I'm not that kind of person. It's just common sense really. I can't sit around wallowing in the details of my life that I'm unhappy with and expect things to magically turn around. That takes work, and hopefully a little luck and good karma, to help me along the way. I am so incredibly proud and grateful for the growth Perilously Pale has experienced since I started my little hobby for my unhealthy makeup obsession a little more than a year and a half ago. If it weren't for the great friendships I've made with all the incredible beauty bloggers and readers out there I really can't imagine where I would be right now. I love you all and want to thank you so much for taking this ride with me and hopefully enjoying what I've had to offer. I would love to hear what you would like to see from Perilously Pale in 2013!

Christa xo

Make sure to check out the holiday looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Holiday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look

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