How to Keep Your Beauty New Year's Resolutions

As we inch closer to 2014, it’s time to think about a fresh start – January 1st is a clean slate to try something new. 

Whether it’s as simple as getting out of your hair and makeup rut, or as big as transforming your skin, make 2014 the year you actually keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Check out our top picks to help you get glam as we ring in 2014:

Alexa Chung for Eyeko Limited Edition Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
Create a whole new look this year by channeling ‘it girl’ Alexa Chung’s infamous cat eye. Designed by Chung herself, this premium pen liner glides on evenly over eye shadow and stays on all day.  The fine tip allows for optimum control during application and dries to a finish that does not move, flake or fade.
Price: $19, available at Sephora

PRIME TIME SMILE Active Blue Teeth Whitening Kit
Brush and shine your way to a whiter smile in the new year with the new PRIME TIME SMILE Active Blue Teeth Whitening Kit. This easy, two-step brush-on + LED light system whitens teeth in less than one 30 minute treatment without messy trays, strips or expensive trips to the dentist. First, brush on the powerful whitening gel contained inside of the white pen and then, follow up with the dentist-inspired active blue LED light for 10 minutes to activate and accelerate the whitening gel. Repeat the first step, then rinse for whiter teeth.
Price: $46, available at Ulta and

L’Oréal Paris Féria Coloured Ombré
Start the new year with a fresh and edgy new twist on ombré - the first-to-market at-home hair color kit designed to create a red ombré effect. Inspired by the hottest fashion trends, this innovative kit makes it possible for consumers to add red gradation and contrast to hair for an ultra high-fashion look. The patented Expert Brush, first introduced with the original Féria Wild Ombré, makes it easy for women to apply the cream formula and customize their ombré look where desired. Available in one intense red hue, Féria Coloured Ombré is designed for use on medium to dark brown hair and will create a vibrant, customized result that blends beautifully.
Price: $12.99; Available at and at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide

Avalon Organics® Lavender LuminosityTM Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub
NSF/ANSI 305 Certified: made with at least 70% organic ingredients. Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates
This scrub will help you put your most luminous face forward in 2014, without subjecting your skin to harsh chemicals, preservatives and artificial ingredients . Its powerful formula utilizes fruit enzymes, finely ground Walnut Shell and soothing botanical extracts such as Pumpkin Seed to create a gentle yet effective exfoliation that won’t irritate skin. One quick scrub the morning after will slough away dull, flakey, rough dead surface cells to uncover skin that is soft, smooth and vibrant.
Price: $16.95, available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher
The L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher takes a breakthrough approach to fighting pores. For flawless skin for the new year, it helps to reduce pores on three dimensions: number, size and depth. Airlite powders within the formula give the skin a soft-focus finish on the surface of the pore. The LHA micro-exfoliates help to smooth skin’s surface, while the innovative Perlite absorbs excess oil instantly for an all-day shine-free finish around the pore. Formulated with the highest concentration Perline-P, it will also strengthen and tighten to shrink the appearance of pore size over time.
Price: $24.99 Available at and at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide

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