I nominally consider making New Years resolutions every single year. I have yet to actually make one and stick with it. But I swear, this year will be different. (No, it wont.)
First up, lipstick. I dont wear it. I dont even wear gloss. Instead, I go for ChapStick, a lifelong obsession. But I know a few women who wear a deep, red lipstick and wear it well.
Thou shalt loseth the weight.
The MakeUp Bar (7646 N. Western; 810-1226) has a lovely collection of lipsticks by Nars and Tarte in the on-trend matte look with winterappropriate colors of classic red or deep berry. I always worry about anything matte on my lips since theyre the approximate shape of a dehydrated 80-year-olds pucker, but the shades from Nars and Tarte are very alluring.
Also new is the Hydra Chic line of lipsticks by Chantecaille, which are super moisturizing, yet guaranteed to last for hours.
More my speed, The MakeUp Bar has a great selection of glosses and balms. My favorite was the lip treatment with SPF (read: basically Chap- Stick) with a hint of color by Fresh, like a lipstick with training wheels.
My second resolution? Write thank you cards. Or just send cards, full stop. Every year, I get scads of Christmas cards and letters from friends and family, and I am the one horrible friend/relative that doesnt return the favor. I dont even buy Christmas cards anymore, since the ones I did ever buy just sat sad and alone in their boxes. I know Miss Manners would probably be appalled.
But, even Im tempted by the cards and stationery at No Regrets (9301 N. Penn; 753-5485). No Regrets has blank cards, occasion cards and printable invites. I particularly loved the invites by Cross My Heart, Lilly Pulitzer and Lemon Tree Paper.
For a traditional card with a fashionable twist, look for the cards by Jonathan Adler done in bright prints. Very cute.
My favorite, however, had to be the blank notes and stationery that can be personalized or monogrammed. Imagine getting a nice note with this announcement at the bottom: From the desk of JCP, esq. Supreme Mugwump and Level 5 Cat Lady. Sold.
Finally, everyones favorite and perennial New Years resolution: Thou shalt work out more and loseth the weight.
I already do a three-times-a-week boot camp at my local YMCA, and Im on the glorious Fighting Chickens indoor soccer team (we werent last in our division this season!), but I do need to add more yoga. The gym becomes an absolutely hateful place this time of year, with classes full to bursting and a perpetual wait for the elliptical, but getting in shape is worth it.
Check out the great rates and variety of classes at the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. With 10 metro locations, you have no excuse.