“Find my mascara.” – Heather MacMullin, Associate Food Editor, Digital
Ever since my go-to was discontinued in Canada (RIP Maybelline Full ‘n Soft), I’ve bounced from brand to brand, dazzled by new wands and varying lengthening and volumizing capabilities. This year, I want to keep it simple: the mascara should be non-smudging, and good for sensitive eyes and lengthening lashes. I’m going to start with Clinique’s High Impact Mascara.
“Wear my hair off my face.” – Katie Underwood, Associate Editor
I’ve had a weird anxiety around exposing my forehead since I was a kid. I’ve recently made peace with my cranial inheritance, because a) I’m no longer an acne-ridden teenager; b) people tell me I’m relatively emotionally intelligent; and c) like most body hangups, it’s probably not as tragic as I internally perceive it to be. As such, this year, I’m going to try and rock more frontal lobe–exposing updos (messy chignons, half-up-half-down sumo buns, etc.).
“Start moisturizing my body.” – Vanessa Taylor, Style Director
This sounds extremely basic, but I have naturally dry skin — and yet I hate the feeling of most creams. To be clear, I moisturize heavily, use serum and spritz my face, but not my legs and arms. So I’ve started using Poetic Blend Ghost Oil — it absorbs completely, has virtually no scent and uses all natural plant-based ingredients.
“Up my hair’s shine factor.” – Carley Fortune, Deputy Editor
I’ve noticed my hair has become much duller in the past couple years – so I’m going to start using a hair serum in an attempt to bring back its former shine.
Try: Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Overnight Miracle Serum, $8.
“Get glowing, hydrated skin.” – Kaylana Griffin, Assistant Style Editor
I’m going to be more diligent about drinking water and tea, specifically one cup of Traditional Medicinals Organic EveryDay Detox Tea everyday. I’m also going to use Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask once a week.
“Perfect an Adele-esque cat eye.” – Sadiya Ansari, Associate Editor
I used to love playing with my eye makeup and then somewhere along the way, I morphed into a boring person who became afraid to reach for my liquid liner. I will reclaim it this year!
Try: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $31; Make Up Forever 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush, $28.
“Indulge my locks.” – Alexandra Gater, Editorial Coordinator
I’m trying to maintain a longer length, so keeping my hair healthy will be key. This will mean spending a bit more than I normally would on shampoo and conditioner, but I always love how my hair looks and feels when I go the extra mile to treat it right. Right now, I’m loving Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo followed by milk_shake’s Incredible Milk. The combo results in a silky, smooth mane that lasts.
“Nail down a doable skincare regime.” – Dominique Lamberton, Associate Editor
I have something to get off my chest: Sometimes I go to bed without washing my face. (But I don’t wear any face makeup, so it’s not that bad. Right?) Instead of feeling badly about it, or making excuses, this is the year I will change my ways. I aspire to cleanse, use serum and moisturize before bed. And because I know it’s not going to be easy at first, I’ll keep a package of Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes on my bedside table for those nights I feel like falling back into my old ways.