Great Beauty: New Year's ResolutionsNew Year, New YouThese beauty resolutions will have your hair, skin, lashes and nails looking so spectacular, you'll be excited to keep them! Check out our top get-gorgeous resolutions of 2011.1.) Refresh Your ComplexionTrue beauty starts with flawless skin, and there's no faking it! Clear up with Fresh Soy Skincare Set ($38, sephora.com), which includes a cleanser, exfoliator, serum and face cream.2.) Buff Winter-Worn HandsWinter takes a toll on hands, leaving them dry, cracked and ashy. Smooth rough spots and moisturize cuticles with Cake Beauty's Milk Made Smoothing Hand & Cuticle Buffer ($16, cakebeauty.com).3) Deep Condition Your HairNothing weakens and dries out Black hair like heat styling, relaxers and color. Apply VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works Treatment ($6, drugstore.com) onto wet hair before shampooing for glossy, healthy locks4.) Exfoliate Chapped LipsDon't even think of kicking off the New Year with chapped lips! Score a supple, smooth, baby-soft pucker with a gentle lip exfoliator like The Lip Scrub in Red Velvet ($24, bathandbodyworks.com).5.) Boost Lackluster LashesLush, long lashes are always sexy! Give your fringe a boost with a nourishing, lash-lengthening conditioning treatment like Givenchy Mister Lash Booster ($30, sephora.com).6.) Brush Your HairMany Black woman don't actually brush their hair (we comb or finger-style). Brush with Denman Paddle Brush ($11.95, denman.com) to redistribute oils and stimulate the scalp, encouraging growth.7.) Invest in a Great ConcealerFabulous skin begins with the right concealer. Get the most natural finish with a creamy, yellow-based formula like MAC Studio Finish Concealer ($16.50, maccosmetics.com).8.) Get Bi-Monthly TrimsPlease don't hang on to long hair for the sake of having long hair! Snipping your ends every two months leaves tresses swingy, bouncy, and healthy-looking. Plus, your tresses will hold curl better! Here's what you had to say: LaTonya commented via Facebook: "Stick with what works and stop trying all the new stuff." Nia wrote via Facebook: "Drink more water and work out more."
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 03, 2011
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