Beautiful Tuesdays

by jennine on January 29, 2008

Kezia has made little appearances here and there on this blog, she is a good friend of mine, and professional writer. Over the years, she’s mostly written for the web, and she’s also an esthetician. Which is probably why she has the most beautiful flawless skin I’ve ever known, which is a great feat for someone in her 30’s. I’ve asked her to write a post for us, to give us some tips on how she does it.

Here’s to a Gorgeous and Solvent 2008

With January coming to a close, I hope it’s not too late to discuss resolutions (or as I like to call them, intentions). After all, taking action is what ultimately moves us towards our goals. For me, putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) is the first step.

1. Dig myself out of debt and step into the black.

I’ll spare you all the minutiae of my financial situation. Let’s just say that going forward I plan to pay my bills on time and not incur any new debt.

2. Take splendid care of myself, both health and beauty-wise.
This means regular doctor and dentist visits, acupuncture and massage appointments (hey, my insurance covers it).

My diet and exercise regimens need to be overhauled. I’ve finally accepted that sugar, diet coke and processed foods aren’t doing me or my mental state any favors. Plus, my skin looks haggard and blotchy when I’m not eating properly. So, hello fresh, seasonal, organic fruits/veggies and water! Farewell chips, bagels, “fun size” candy bars and diet coke.

I also want to up the ante on my skincare routine. And speaking of speaking of beauty resolutions, Rachel Goodwin’s 2008 list reminded me that essential fatty acids (EFAs) like borage and evening primrose oil supplements are a vital (and hydrating) part of any beauty regimen.

Beyond exercising, eating well and getting at least eight hours of sleep a night, I’d like to start using products with organic and bio-dynamic ingredients. Of course, I don’t want to use my my new-found organic obsession as an excuse to overspend (duh- that would undermine my intention to ditch the debt).That said, I just bought Kimberly Sayer Organic Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer with SPF 25 (I used cash, not credit). It sounds like a much-needed antidote to my rough, dehydrated winter skin. I’ll let you know how it works out. Thanks to All About the Pretty for the tip!

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1 Donna Vitan January 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I completely agree on your first point! And again on the second, especially on “Farewell chips, bagels, “fun size” candy bars and diet coke.”
To add to your list of goals, my third would be to be more active in re-designing my blog professionally.

I say, these are all good goals and very achievable. Good to know that you’re there too.

2 Mer January 30, 2008 at 3:19 am

eat well and drink a lot of water, that is my goal! :-)

3 jennine January 30, 2008 at 10:45 am

i have big troubles drinking anything that’s not coffee or diet coke.

4 Karina January 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

I’m with you all! It shows how much we respect themselves when learn to take the time to understand our bodies and appreciate them. I started smoking at 13 and over the course of two years have completely quit, at 23- as part of a New Years resolution. This morning I’m sipping on a cup of jasmine tea, instead of chugging down my first cup of coffee. As for a beauty regimen, it’s a must after all the years of coffee and cigarettes for breakfast. Topping that off with forced and rushed sleep, I’ve ended up looking like I’ve been ridden hard and put away wet!

Best of luck in the coming year and thanks so much for the inspiration!

5 ambika January 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm

The boy and I are planning on upping the ante food wise starting after our vacation on 2/18. I’m hoping that simply promising ourselves that we’ll *cook* will help tremendously with the over-processed aspect.

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