Many people follow the adage that a new year should equal a new you. As we seek the perfect new year’s resolutions, we want to transform from the frumpy caterpillar of our past into the beautiful butterfly of our future.
Business-savvy brides-to-be are no exception. But the opportunities for us to come up with the perfect new years resolution can have an even greater impact on our wedding planning.
Here are 3 beauty resolutions that a busy business-oriented bride can implement into her routine to make herself wedding-day beautiful:
- Treat your hair right. Your wedding is a perfect excuse to get that once a week vile to thicken your hair or indulge in weekly deep conditioning or hot oil treatments. For a less expensive option, visit a local Ulta and buy high quality shampoo and conditioner and use it for an entire year. Or, take it easy on styling your hair with heat, which can result in dry, brittle hair follicles. Promise your hair a better 2012 and you’ll have a head full of beautiful locks for your big day.
- Be kind to your skin. All too often, we run out of the house without lotioning, forget to take off our makeup before bed, and even take showers that are just way too hot to be good for our skin. This year, make a commitment to break your most awful habits that are truly detrimental to your skin. Take it a step further: indulge in monthly facials at the local skin care salon; you get the added bonus of an hour of relaxation along with healthier skin. For a less expensive option, cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and protect your skin from the sun at home. Also, takes steps to hydrate your skin each day after you shower. Take cooler showers each day and use sugar scrubs on the parts of your body that are dryer like elbows and knees.
- Shape those nails. With the bling bling on your finger, many people will be grabbing your hands and admiring. Weekly manicures and an occasional pedicure shape and care for your fingers, cuticles, and nails. For a less expensive option, give yourself an at-home manicure and pedicure to get healthy nails for your big day.
Busy, business-savvy brides-to-be must find the time to make these beauty routines happen. However, if you build these or similar beauty actions into your routine just like you would any other new year’s resolution (i.e. going to the gym, taking the stairs, reading a book), you’re more likely to stick with your new year’s resolution.
Brides-to-be who choose new year’s beauty resolutions get the added bonus of sticking to a resolution that’s less of a pain in the you-know-where and more of an indulgence. Way to go, business-savvy bride, way to go.
What other beauty secrets are crucial for brides to look their best on their wedding day? Can this be transformed into a new year’s resolution? Share in the comments below.