This is the third of seven posts discussing my To Do List for 2015, resolutions if you will. I wrote a post about resolutions earlier in January but decided to add to and adjust that list.
I know. That sounds horribly vain. My New Years Resolution is to be super beautiful. It's not. I promise it's not as vain as it sounds.
I want to define and refine my appearance.
Translation: I want to make the outside match the me that I see in my head.
Part of that is weight loss which I'll discuss in my next post so for this post we'll focus on Hair, Beauty and Fashion. The me in my head has perfect hair, perfect makeup, and perfect clothes. Just what that perfection is, I don't know. The details are blurry.
That's part of the problem.
I've never been able to define what the perfect hair is for me. What the perfect makeup look is. What the perfect outfit is.
So first I have to figure what it is that I want and what's practical for my life. Then I have to take that knowledge and use it to create the image of what is me. That's probably easier said than done. Especially in a time when because of smartphones and 24/7 access to the virtual world, we're bombarded with information of all sorts from every direction.
I created a Beauty & Hair Pinterest Board and a Fashion Pinterest Board (I really like pinning outfits). As of right now my plan is to pin a lot of images that I like (I'm an expert Pinner) and then analyze them for what it is that draws me to them.
So far, I'm struggling the most with the fashion aspect. There's just so many pretty clothes. Gimme! I want them all!
There's less struggle with the makeup. I know roughly what I want: evened-out complexion with enhancement to my features. I just haven't settled on what look does that (post coming in February!).
As for hair, lately I've come to the realization that what I want is control and versatility. I don't want to take a chance that my curls are going to cooperate on any day. I want to know that Steps A, B, and C will leave me with perfect River Song/Alex Kingston curls. But I also want to be able to vary my hair from day to day. I braided my hair in a French or Dutch braid nearly every day through my teens and early 20's. That's fine. I love a good braid. But it gets really boring really fast. I want to find several styles that look good and are easy and quick so that I can wear my hair differently every day.
So there you go. My plan to make the outside match my mental Me.