As much as the opinion about New Year’s resolutions is divided, there is no denying that January often calls for a new mindset, one which might undergo several changes throughout the year, but a lovely motivation nonetheless. Talking personal on this little corner is still a scary thought today yet, beauty blog demands, I’m happy to write about my 2018’s beauty mindset.


Starting by contradicting myself with the only beauty point which, perhaps, also applies to my personal life. Beauty wise, however, I come to realize that a love for beauty’s only drawback is its tendency to make things complicated, the constant testing and trying novelties, the millions of steps added to the beauty routine without mentioning the weird and the surreal. On this beginning of year, I crave a beauty routine which doesn’t give me headaches, a natural makeup and a skincare stash reduced to the essential.


Now with less time spent on hair, makeup and skincare, I think it is time to start acknowledging the body. If the body also needs hydration on the daily, it requires something else than just a few creams and potions to look -and feel- good: moving more and paying more attention to what I eat are amongst my beauty priorities at this beginning of the year.


All of the above truly means one thing, expanding my definition of beauty, acknowledging that there is more to it than beauty products and accepting the hazard of it all. Confidence, happiness, life and -well, how convenient is that- the right mindset matter as much as the rest.


  • I can’t say that I’ll pare back my skincare routine this year but what I will do is be consistent and try not to introduce too many new products at the same time. I’m definitely going to continue my makeup clear out this year! xx


    • I’m the same, I really need to use up all the makeup I have, at this point I don’t even know the last time I bought some makeup (well, except for a little Glossier Order at the beginning of the month)!

  • Will that mean that you open your blog to other topics as well? More lifestyle, maybe minimalism?

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • This was my first thought too! More lifestyle posts maybe?

      • I am thinking about it, yes, but to be completely honest with you, it is just a thought for now, I haven’t written anything yet!

  • I’m with you there. I might not be paring down in an obvious way but I think about my relationship with products very differently now xxx


    • Yes, I think it can be very easy to convince yourself that you need a lot of products to feel beautiful, but sometimes it is better to keep things simple!

  • I feel like I am a little more discerning this year as well, I don’t want to overcomplicate things or feel pressure to try every new thing out there. There’s just no need, great post! Look forward to your next post xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin