By contributing writer Tracey Brown
We are not only ushering in a new year, but a new decade. Just as you organize your professional and personal life, you should do the same with your beauty regimens and goals.  
One of the tools I use for measuring my accomplishments is to review my goals from the previous year and see how I stacked up.  Take a moment and do this. Did you plan to lose weight?  Work out?  Save money?  What were your successes?  Where do you need improvement?
So this is my challenge to you: set your beauty goals.  They can be as simple or complex as you deem necessary. 
Some examples:
I will use sunscreen daily.
I will get a facial every three months.
I will cleanse and treat my skin at night.
I will update my makeup choices.
I will not leave the house without my “signature” makeup.
Many of you are probably well aware of the marketing acronym ROI—Return on Investment.  I challenge you to investment in yourself.  Set your beauty budget.  Plan for the basics.
Your basic list of beauty necessities:
1.  Skin
·         Cleanser
·         Moisturizer/sunscreen
·         AM treatment
·         Pm treatment
·         Eye cream
·         Extra—monthly or quarterly facial treatment with a professional
2.  Makeup
·         Foundation, tinted moisturizer
·         Concealer
·         Powder
·         Blush
·         Brow enhancer
·         Lip color
·         Extra—Professional eyebrow shaping, professional makeup application
3.  Hair
·         Weekly washing and conditioning
·         Monthly deep conditioning
·         Bi-monthly trims
So take baby steps.  Start with your daily goals and work your way up.  Next thing you know it will be 2012 and you will have an even more beautiful you.
Here’s to looking and feeling fabulous in 2011!

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