8 Celebrity Beauty Resolutions to Steal for 2018

After the hangovers subside and the fireworks fizzle out from New Year’s Eve, it’s time to get to work. And no, we don’t just mean the grind of things at the office. We’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, the list of attainable and, at times, unattainable goals we set out for ourselves in the coming year. And though there are a lot of things that we can improve on in our lives (our health, our friendships, our careers), one thing that is most common—especially among members of the makeup and skin care-loving community—are our beauty skills and habits.

To inspire your own beauty resolution for 2018, we rounded up eight easy and not-so-easy goals from celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Shay Mitchell to attempt this year. Some of them (like protecting yourself in the sun) will benefit your health along with keeping your skin looking flawless, while others (like perfecting eye makeup techniques) will transform you into a boss every morning. Check out these celebrity beauty resolutions, ahead.

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Kim Kardashian — Do Her Makeup More Often

Kim Kardashian might be used to sitting in hair and makeup chairs, but for 2018, she plans to up her beauty game and do her makeup more often. She revealed her beauty resolution on a post on her website and app titled, “How I’m Celebrating New Year’s Eve.”

Her resolution? “To do my makeup more often, and learn how to do it even better.”

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Beauty Resolutions to Steal for 2018 | Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba — Stay Hydrated All-Over

In 2016, Jessica Alba shared her beauty resolutions with fans on a Facebook live. And though the The Honest Company founder spilled tons of tips we could cop for 2018, one that stood out was staying hydrated all-over.

According to Marie Claire, Alba made it her goal in 2017 to keep her entire body hydrated—from her face to to her hair to her cuticles. Of course, she recommends Honest’s Everything Organic Facial Oil.

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Shay Mitchell — Master Winged Eyeliner

Before 2017, Shay Mitchell stayed true to a popular beauty resolution: master her winged eyeliner. The actress revealed her 2017 beauty resolution to Allure, in which she admitted that she has yet to nail the look. (Judging from her 2017 selfies, we think Mitchell’s winged eyeliner game has definitely improved.

“I want to try master a wing eyeliner. That’s something that I haven’t been able to do before,” she said.

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Kylie Jenner — Wear Sunscreen Every Day

In 2015, Kylie Jenner spoke to Allure about wanting to wear sunscreen on her hands more often to protect her skin. She revealed that she copped the resolution from her sister, Khloé Kardashian, who she admitted has more younger-looking hands than she does.

“You can tell a woman’s age by her hands and she taught me that. [Khloé] has way younger hands than I do because she’s addicted to wearing sunscreen on them. I’m not consistent with it but maybe that will be my New year’s resolution,” Jenner said.

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Meghan Markle — Stop Biting Her Nails

On a post on her website The Tig, long before she announced her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle made it her mission to stop biting her nails come the New Year. She revealed the bad habit comes often when she’s in a stressful situation, like flying.

“Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year,” she wrote. “When it comes to the biting of the nails—well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit.”

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Beauty Resolutions to Steal for 2018 | Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie — Undergo Laser Treatment

In terms of the beauty world, Nicole Richie has been around the block. But there’s one major thing that she hasn’t tried: laser treatment. Though she didn’t specify which kind of laser procedure she wants to do, Richie admitted that she is open to the treatment in 2018.

“I’ve never had a laser in my life, so I’m open to that,” she told Hello Giggles.

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Rose Byrne — Sleep More

Rose Byrne‘s beauty resolution might be simple, but it’s so easy for us to sacrifice sleep when our lives are on the go. The actress laid out the resolution matter-of-factly in an interview with Nine. “GET MORE SLEEP,” she said of her 2017 beauty resolution.

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Tessa Thompson — Drink More Water

Drinking more water is the quintessential New Year’s beauty resolution. We always want to do it, but, for some reason or another, we always forget to down the doctor’s recommended amount. “Thor” actress Tessa Thompson reminded fans of this important resolution in an interview with InStyle in 2017.

“Drink more water, because you can never drink enough,” she said. “Two liters is supposed to be the thing, right? I’m always really ambitious. A couple of years ago my resolution was to drink a gallon of water.”

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10 Worthy Love and Sex Goals To Strive For All Year Long

When you think about last year, were there things you wish you did differently when it came to your romantic relationships… or lack thereof? Whether it’s to find a partner you click with, have kinkier sex, or speak up more in your current relationship, the start of a new year is a good time to set some new #relationshipgoals for yourself.

Happy and healthy relationships are something we should strive for all year and, frankly, all life long. Aside from the typical goals we might set (have more sex, put yourself out there more…) here are 10 very worthy goals to set this year—any of which will improve your life even if you only achieve a few.

Resolve Conflicts Quickly by Speaking up

Your partner leaves their socks on the floor and it drives you crazy, but you don’t say anything. Six months later, that and 12 other tiny annoyances have created a heap of resentment. “It’s a new year, so take this opportunity to set a goal with your partner to resolve conflicts as soon as possible,” says Emily Morse, sexologist and host of the Sex With Emily podcast. “Make a pledge to address concerns without blaming or shaming. You’ll be amazed at how much stronger this will make you as a couple.”

Make a Bucket List

Do it now, before it’s halfway through 2018! Julia Colangelo, a licensed relationship therapist, suggests adding several categories, including one local bucket list item including sights to see and restaurants to try and one larger scale. “Maybe some vacations, or exhibits to see, or retreats to attend. Why? It’s important to prioritize these goals, and also this allows for more discussion about what you both want for this coming year.” Again, this allows you more time to connect and an opportunity to compromise and grow together.

Exercise Together

Knock out two birds with one stone by getting in shape and strengthening your relationship. Psychological studies have found that couples who engage in physical activity/challenges together tend to feel more loving and satisfied with each other. “Think about it—when you work out together, you’re spending more time together,” says Samantha Burns, millennial love expert and founder of LoveSuccessfully.com. “You’re also encouraging and praising each other as you work towards your fitness goals. This creates a supportive environment. Have a date night at the gym, sign up for a 5K together… just get moving together!”

Plan More Weekend Jaunts

Who says you have to wait for a full-on weeklong trip to enjoy vacation sex? Take out the calendar and pick a weekend either monthly or quarterly and have a change of venue. “Pick a hotel you want to check out and look for a deal. Pack a bag and have a sexy sleepover,” says relationship expert and dating coach Lisa Concepcion. Make dinner reservations right there at the hotel so you can enjoy cocktails without the hassle of driving. Arrange for a spa massage or some fun sightseeing excursion and be tourists in your own town. The change of venue will bring some excitement to your love life.

Practice Mindfulness Together

Just like sweating together benefits both body and relationship, so does being mindful.  “Set aside times when both of you can be entirely present, whether it’s meditating together, taking a quiet walk, or even exploring each other’s bodies with mindful awareness,” says relationship therapist Katie Krimer. “Mindfulness practice aids in anxiety and stress reduction, and helps someone feel more connected—in this case, practicing it together can foster connection between partners.”

Masturbate First Thing

Instead of waking up and immediately checking your phone notifications, reach for your vibrator instead, suggests Polly Rodriguez, CEO of Unbound, a sexual lifestyle company. If you’re single, this is easy, and if you’re in a relationship, get your partner involved for a little AM fun. “There is literally no better way to start the day than with an orgasm. Plus, we all need to get out of the habit of revolving our entire lives around our phones.” Rodriguez says to start with two mornings a week and see how it totally shifts your morning (and day) in the best way possible.

Experiment with Different Positions

If your go-to isn’t getting you off like it used to, make a goal to explore broader range of sex positions. “Like with most couples, having sex daily isn’t realistic for us so make it your goal to check off at least one [new] position a week,” says sexpert and erotic novel author, BSM Stoneking.  There are plenty of ways to research what positions are out there and afterwards, Stoneking says it’s fun to rate how hot or how cold the sex position was.

Watch Better Porn

All those websites you watch for free end up hurting the adult actors (especially the women) more than anything. “Two alternatives: 1) try ditching porn and using your actual real imagination (I KNOW it seems like more work but it stimulates your brain and increased brain activity has been linked to more intense orgasms) and 2) pay for your porn * gasp * and support amazing creators like Erika Lust, says Rodriguez.

Masturbate Mindfully

We all knock one out now and then and that’s totally healthy whether you’re in a relationship or not. “Masturbation feels good, keeps your sexual energy going, relieves stress, etc… But, it can also expand your self-awareness, confidence and teach you about your body’s potential for pleasure. This year, make time to masturbate with a purpose. Shut out distractions and really focus on how your body reacts to different sensations. The more you do this, the more you’ll be able to share with your partner, all-leading to more satisfying sex,” says Morse.

Have Connected Sex

It’s very easy to get locked inside our own heads during sex. “Sure, we’re physically with your partner, but our minds drift, and suddenly instead of enjoying the moment we’re thinking about laundry,” notes Morse. “Make it a goal to truly stay connected during sex. To really enhance intimacy, try going slower. If you really want to reach expert level, try to synchronize your breathing. The combination of all this is the perfect cocktail of connection.”

Kim Kardashian’s 2018 New Year’s Resolution Is Something We Can All Learn From

Kim Kardashian‘s 2017 was one heck of a year. She launched her first-ever beauty brand, KKW Beauty. She celebrated 10 years of her reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” And she announced that she’s expecting her third child via surrogacy with her husband, Kanye West.

With how accomplishment-packed 2017 was, the 37-year-old reality star has no time to waste if she is to up her A game in 2018. Which brings us to her New Year’s resolution, something she recently shared on a post on her website and app titled, “How I’m Celebrating My New Year’s Eve.”

While the post included several as-expected goals for 2018, such as to be more consistent with her weight training and to do her makeup more, Kim also shared a resolution that we imagine will be pretty tough for the selfie queen: “Be on my phone less and be more in the moment.”

Though the resolution might result in a serious revamp of Kim’s Instagram, we applaud her for making it a mission to unplug in 2018—something we can all benefit from. Other than her social media detox, Kim also shared huge news about KKW Beauty. She announced that the brand will be launching lipsticks sometime in 2018, which means that her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, will have some competition on the lip department.

But, despite all the big things Kim has planned for 2018, there is one thing that she’s exponentially more excited for, and that, of course, is her baby girl on the way. Excited to see what Kim has planned to take over another year.