My 2013 Hair Resolutions!

Alongside my overall life New Year’s Resolutions I decided to try something slightly different this year and make up some general beauty and hair resolutions!  I seem to get stuck in a rut with my beauty routine and since starting working I find I have less and less time to experiment with my look.  This year I’ve decided to set myself a challenge of trying out a few new things in 2013.
This post was inspired by a little competition that the hair tool brand Cloud Nine are holding at the moment.  5 people will win a Cloud Nine hair tool of their choice simply by sharing their #2013Hair Resolution!

Hair resolutions
1) Generally make more of an effort!  I normally just wash my hair before bed, wake up with it kinky and go to work… this isn’t good enough (I mean, I should at least brush my hair!).  I will make more of an effort to style it and keep it looking presentable.

2) I’m trying to get back to my natural hair colour as I’ve been dying it since I was 15, so I only want to get highlights once at the most this year.  Not changing it’s colour will also help it become easier to manage and a lot healthier.

3) Experiment with styles.  I’m pretty much nailed the kinky and fishtail look and occasionally wear a top knot (when I’m not feeling too self conscious about my face!)  but these get boring easily to I want to try a few new hair styles (I’ve already been browsing Pinterest for inspiration).

Examples of my boring hair styles –

Makeup resolutions
1) Wear my signature smokey eyes less and learn to feel more confident without my trusty eyeliner – this means going to work wearing just mascara and base products!

2)  Swap up my daily makeup bag to try different items in my collection.  I have a vast array of beautiful products just waiting to be used so I want to make the most out of my stash and swap up the products I use daily on a regular basis.

You can enter Cloud Nine’s competition by tweeting your resolution at @CloudNineC9 with the hashtag #2013Hair, entering on their Facebook page or by commenting on their blog!  More details are here!

So they are my resolutions – what are yours?




  1. January 11, 2013 / 11:08 am

    You're so lucky that your hair naturally kinky! You have no idea how much effort i have to put in to get my hair to be slightly wavy…

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  2. January 11, 2013 / 11:24 am

    I love the fishtail hairstyle! I wish I could do that with my hair!


  3. January 11, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    I love your hair in the top knot and i really want to start using different makeup and try looks out!:)

  4. January 11, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    If you think fishtail is boring you should see mine boring styles… straight, waves, pony or top knot. That's about it! 😉

  5. January 11, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    You have such lovely hair Katie 🙂 I totally get what you mean about switching 'everyday' makeup up too! I have SO many neglected products!! Xx.

  6. January 11, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    im exactly the same. wash my hair before i go to bed and leave it to dry, uh oh… should probably change this too!

  7. January 11, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    I also need to deal with my roots more often! I think your hair looks great natural x

    • January 12, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you! Roots are always a big problem, argh!

  8. January 11, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I'll always be crazily jealous of your hair. I feel like I need to think outside the box a little more with how I style mine too but I'm no good at doing my own, some people make it look so easy!

  9. January 11, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    My resolution was to make more of an effort too – I'm so lazy and I never seem to make an effort to make my hair look nice!

  10. January 11, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    Top knot looks great on you! I should also follow the same resolution since I always put my hair in a pony or leave them straight 😉 and same for my make up routine I should try different product

    Imi x

  11. January 11, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    Good resolutions, I am super boring with both my hair and makeup. It's pretty much always exactly the same! I am just waiting for it to get a bit longer so I have more options.

  12. January 11, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    I really need to start swapping up my make up, i seem to use the same things every day!

    Zoe |

  13. January 11, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    you're so lucky, your hair looks great no matter what!:-) x

  14. January 11, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    I'm trying to stop lining my eyes with flicks and kohl every day too, at least for work. When I don't wear as much make up everyone thinks I'm ill, so maybe they just need to get used to my face!

  15. January 11, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    I love the top knot on you, and reading your bit about switching up your makeup has inspired me to try out the products that are left out in my collection! xxx

    • January 12, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      So glad I inspired you to have a switch up too! Let me know if you rediscover any old favourites!

  16. January 11, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    This year, I also want to try new hairdos. I always let my hair down or wear a top knot and I get really bored… You should write a post about the ideas you found.

  17. January 11, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    great resolutions! I want to put more time into my skin and hair, and use more lip products instead of a ton of eyeliner!

  18. January 12, 2013 / 4:09 am

    Love the kinky hair on you, it looks great! I want to just experiment more use products and colours I wouldnt normally think off


  19. January 12, 2013 / 10:00 am

    I just have to ask!!! I was just watching one of Zoella's vlogs and I think you were sitting next to her on your laptop!! I fangirled…

    • January 12, 2013 / 12:17 pm

      Haha, yes, that's me at work! Good spot 😉 xxxx

  20. January 12, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Love your blog!


  21. January 13, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    I'm tyring my best to be more adventurous with my hair, i always just have it down and either straight or curly!! I'm also trying to colour my hair less but I don't know how that will go!:)


  22. January 17, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    You might really like the hair product we just invented for our daughter's long hair. It is super easy to use, creates beautiful soft curls with no damage, and it is easy! Let me know if you would like to try one out for a possible review.

  23. January 28, 2013 / 11:03 am

    The author is sharing the 2013 hair resolutions. Good post

  24. March 17, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

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