Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Beauty Goals

Since we are about halfway through December already (Yikes!), I thought I'd share some goals for 2017.  I will say that some of these aren't set in stone, especially where it comes to blogging.  However, I have some ideas so I thought I would share them.  Also, I love lists and goals so these are my favorite posts:)

My goals comprise the first section of my beauty notebook.  I will post what I am including in my beauty notebook in the next few days so you can see all of it.

1.  Finish as many shadows as possible.  I will continue working on the matte shades in my Tarte Mattenificent palette since I still have a ways to go on that from this year.  Instead of adding another palette for Pan That Palette, I am just going to try to finish as many as possible.  I will try to focus a lot of my energy on my Naked palette since that is the oldest palette I own.

2.  Budget - Spend money on items I really want to try.  In an effort to cut back on spending this year, I tried to limit myself to $25 a month.  Some months it worked really well, others it did not.  Instead of placing a limit, I will try to keep my spending to items I really have been wanting to try.  For instance, I would like to try out some drugstore mascara, I want to try the Cover Girl BB cream, and there are others as well.
In addition, I am going to work on my skincare stash.  I need to get over the feeling that I need to buy many backups.  I would like to get to the point where I have one of each product (excluding samples that come in) and I don't think about replacing it until it is almost empty.  I don't switch around my skincare like I do my makeup so I really don't need a lot of extra products around.

3.  Continue Project Use It Up - This has really helped me focus on products and also incorporate other items like perfume samples and foil packets to work through them.

4.  Continue small seasonal projects - This is usually where I incorporate more makeup items to try to finish them up.  It is also fun to join in the IG and Youtube community with these projects.

5.  Focus on 2 blushes each month.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I did a huge lip product declutter this fall and got rid of shades that didn't work for me, were old, etc.  I am going to focus on 2 blushes each month for this same purpose.  I may end up keeping all of them, I may not, but I have neglected a lot of them and want to try them out.

Blog Goals:  These are some areas I would like to focus on this year for the blog posts.
6.  Be more consistent with my loves post.  Some months I did these and others I did not, so I'd like to make sure I am sharing what I am loving with you every month.

7.  Review new products more often - dedicate an entire post if necessary instead of just haul reviews

8.  Haul posts - I am trying to decide whether I purchase each haul separately or do one big post at the end of the month like I have been.  Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments if you have a preference.

9.  Blog post of blushes and eyeshadows I will be focusing on for each month - also a work in progress, we will see if this works out.

The next page is more specific product goals.  I buy a lot of skincare to try, maybe more than makeup.  And so I have so many face washes, moisturizers, etc. to work through.  One goals is to finish my face washes before buying more.  This may take all year, I don't know for sure.  At the beginning of 2017, I will write in the number I am starting with.

I would like to finish 15 lip products.  I have finished at least 10 this year so I am going to aim higher for next year.  This includes chapstick, lip gloss, lipstick, any of it.

Finish all perfume samples from 2016.  I say 2016 because I want to start with those that are oldest.  If I get any in 2017, I will add those to the end if I finish all the others.  That being said, if I hate a fragrance after I try it, I will toss it.  I'm not going to hate how I smell all day just to finish a perfume sample.  Again, I will write in how many I have when 2017 starts.

Pan as many shadows as possible.

In an effort to keep my lip product stash from going crazy again, I am going to limit how many I can bring in.  For every five I finish, I can purchase one from my list.  That way, by the end of 2017 I might have a more manageable number.

That is it for the goals section of my notebook and what I am focusing on in 2017.  I would love for you to share some of yours or give some feedback for me!



  1. Your goals always seem so organized. I'm now trying to work through products instead of buying more. I really want to declutter my lip products but I don't even know where to begin.

    Also, I like the hauls at the end of the month like you have been doing.

    1. Thank you very much for the feedback. I think I will stick with one haul post. I recently did a lip product declutter. I chose one a day to play with and decide if I liked the color and formula. Then I either decluttered it or kept it. It took at least a month but I did really weed them out. Good luck!