New Year Resolutions Made Easy + WIN ALL THESE GOODIES!

#StartHere For Everything You Need To Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

By Alexis Wolfer

So, it’s officially December 31st. The universal day of regrets-meet-opportunity where you wipe your slate clean and resolve to leap into the New Year with a long list of things you’ll do better this time around. We call them New Year Resolutions.

Whether you’re resolving to be more active, have more fun, take more “me” time, drink more water, take better care of your hair, or just take, oh, I donno, 5 minutes every morning to pull yourself together just a wee bit so you’re not running out for coffee looking like death, (the last 2 are mine!) today is all about setting the stage for a year of success.

Ready to take charge of your New Year Resolutions? #StartHere and join Walgreens and me as we embark on a happier, healthier, more beautiful 2015.

If you want to be more active…
Here at The Beauty Bean we’re all about small changes that add up for big results and we can’t think of a better way to track the cumulative effect of minimal work than Walgreens’ new pedometer. As you go about your day, it tracks your steps so you can keep track of how active you were throughout the day. Aim for 10,000 steps and you’re on the fast track to health!

If you want to have more fun…
Research your nearest comedy club’s open mic nights and make a date night out of it, either with your special someone or a group of friends. Tickets are usually super affordable and, worst case, you’ll be sure to laugh at the awkwardness of it all. Just be sure to pop on some Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects before you go to remove 14 years of stains in a flash – ya know, so you can smile widely, confidently.

If you want to take more “me time”…
In need of a recharge? Stop stretching yourself so thin by scheduling your “me time” like you would any other important appointment – and don’t cancel! Write it in your TimeSmart 2015 Monthly Planner and use your “me time” it to hit up your favorite yoga class, listen to a meditation podcast, or just catch up on Serial.

If you want to drink more water…
The key to loading up on H2O is to make it as convenient as humanly possible. My secret to drinking a gallon a day (yup, you read that correctly) is to always keep a refillable water like the 24 oz. Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle on hand. I especially love this one because it’s both BPA free (I most definitely don’t want toxins with my water!) and it’s engineered for an easy one-hand drinking experience, which includes a one-touch Autoseal lid that automatically seals between sips to eliminate spills and leaks and an ergonomic handle for a super comfortable grip.

If you want to take better care of your hair…
Whether you color your hair as much as I do or never met a hair iron you didn’t love, giving your hair some TLC is essential. Rather than cutting back on my beloved heat styling or hair coloring, though, this year I’m giving my hair the daily love it needs with a dose of Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème. This all in one formula repairs and protects against heat and damage, adds shine and softness, hydrates, and controls frizz, all in one easy to apply leave-in conditioner that’s less than $5 at Walgreens!

If you want a quick + easy beauty routine…
Head to Walgreens (it’s what I’m doing!) and stock up on some of my favorites like Olay Fresh Effects Deep Pore Clean + Exfoliating Scrub and Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Moisturizer + Serum Duo with SPF 15, (to ensure my skin is clean, clear, hydrated, and protected,) as well as CoverGirl TruMagic The Luminizer (to highlight my cheekbones and brow bone, so I look more awake) and CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm (which makes everyone look more put together!)

Bottom line: regardless of your resolution, head to Walgreens for everything you need for a more beautiful (inside and out!) 2015.

Want to learn more about my resolutions and how I’m going to keep them?

Join me on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 8-9pm EST for my #STARTSHERE Twitter party with Walgreens where we’ll be chatting New Year Resolutions in beauty and wellness and how P&G and Walgreens can help you #STARTHERE and keep resolutions all year long.

Need more inspiration for your New Year Resolutions?

Meet me on Twitter as we chat all about the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 8-9pm EST. During the red carpet we’ll be spotting the latest trends – and picking out all the looks we’re going to try to this year!

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