Top 10 Beauty Products for 2013

If it’s good enough for David Letterman, Amazon and Billboard it’s good enough for The Beauty Wall! Here, my Top Ten Favorite Beauty Products that I wrote about this past year…
Tarte Glamazon Lipstick…because it stays put for hours.

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer…because flawless looking skin is always in style.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage…because nothing covers as well while still looking natural.

Cane + Austin Miracle Pad…because why look older when you don’t have to.

Lamas Botanicals Pumpkin Spice Polish…because it cleans, sloughs and polishes and it smells amazing.

Lather Vanilla Bean & Shea Soap…because it smells sooooo good.

Korres Shower Gel…because this is way better than the next best thing.

Arrojo Defrizz Serum…because frizzy hair should be someone else’s problem.

Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray…because on some days less is more.

21 Drops…because it helps cure whatever ails you and the packaging is so damn cute.

In 2014 I Resolve to…

2013 flew by in the blink of an eye and I’m so grateful for the resolution I made last year–Just Do It. It might not sound like much of a resolution to you, but to me it was a life-changer. Instead of talking about what I want to (or know I should) do, my brain goes right to “just do it.” When I thought about starting The Beauty Wall, it’s Just Do It that got it going. When I come up with excuses to skip the gym or go for a run Just Do It gets me off the couch. When I’m afraid to try something new or procrastinating Just Do It serves me well and inspires me. I highly recommend you try it yourself.

This year my resolution is a little different. I’ve been under a bit of stress (who hasn’t been!!!) and I find that marathon book-reading or hours-long Facebook or Pinterest sessions can help calm me and keep me from thinking about things too deeply. It does the trick but the downside is that I’m not living as mindfully and in-the-moment as I could be.

In 2014, when I’m with my family and friends I want to really hear what they’re saying and appreciate our time together. I want to soak up as much joy from each moment that’s possible. I want to experience more…so this year I resolve to Be Present.

What’s your resolution?