Every year as New Year’s Day approaches talk eventually turns to resolutions. We’ve all heard the phrase “New Year, New You” more than we can stand while being bombarded with ads for gyms, weight loss plans, etc. With all that pressure, no wonder so many people fail before February hits. It’s too much. The only time I’ve kept a resolution is when I quit smoking two years ago. Otherwise, I’m an epic fail.
This year, the only promise I’m making is to my nails. As hard as I try, I’m a slacker when it comes to cuticle care. I probably do more than the average person but certainly not what I should considering how rough I am on my hands. And I really have no excuse. I have a minimum of three cuticle treatments in my purse at all times, not to mention practically every room in my house.
So for 2009, I vow to apply some form of balm, lotion or oil to my cuticles after every hand washing and before bed. To help me keep at it, I’m placing little post-its on mirrors and counters near every sink. I’ll just have to remember to take them down before guests arrive.
Alright, so who’s with me? Anyone want to make a nail resolution for 2009? In need of ideas? Here’s a few…
- Join me in paying more attention to cuticle care
- Promise to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize those hands
- Stop biting, peeling or picking your nails or cuticles
- Grow out or shorten your tips
- Vow not leave the house wearing chipped polish OR learn to deal with leaving the house with chipped polish
- Try a color family you’ve shied away from in the past
- Make a commitment to getting/doing regular manicures and pedicures