Hauterfly Editors On Their New Year Resolutions For 2016
The New Year is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited. The year 2015 has been fantastic for us, what with Hauterfly launching in October and so many plans being made to grow quicker, faster, stronger. We’re really looking forward to next year and can’t wait to share all that we have in store for you guys!
Team Hauterfly loves writing down new resolutions each year, and we try to work hard on staying true to them through the year. So here’s a quick look at our Hauterfly editors’ fashion and beauty resolutions for 2016.
Shachi Lavingia (Lifestyle Writer)
I want to master different eyeliner trends this year. While I’m aware that it’s a matter of practice, I don’t bother trying new styles when I’m going out because I don’t want to spoil it in the rush. Everyone knows that the number one rule of applying eyeliner is to never attempt it when you’re in a hurry. This is why I tend to stick to my everyday liner look — i.e. lined completely on the top and halfway from the outside on the bottom lash line. I want to practice the winged tip and different trends this year, so I know which ones suit my face structure and then carry them off effortlessly!
Bushra Khan (Beauty Writer)
My resolution for 2016 is to get back to wearing heels. I remember wearing heels no lesser than 3 inches from the time I finished school (which is when my mum loosened her control over my sartorial choices). That on-top-of-the-world feeling is an unbeatable high that only a heel lover will truly understand. Running in heels and boarding public transport was my superpower back then, after which I let laziness take over and eased into more comfortable flats. Although I don’t struggle with heels, I don’t feel one with them either and I miss that rush. Besides, I have naturally arched feet so a little heel suits my feet better. Can’t wait to go back to wearing heels on a regular basis.
Mansi Chouksey (Graphic Designer)
I want to be more experimental with my hair. I’ve always been extremely lazy when it comes to hair; so much so that when I had long hair, the only thing I would do with them is tie a cutesy ponytail and end up feeling like a dork. So I chose to go short. Also, short hair isn’t as easy to manage as everyone thinks. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to make a change in 2016. I’ll grow my hair long again and try out all these fun styles we keep writing about on Hauterfly. I know the patience and practice it requires, but you gotta do what you gotta do, right? It’s a challenge I’m willing to accept!
Zahra Khan (Editor-in-Chief)
The number one thing I want to do differently in 2016? Spend wisely. We’ve been told time and again that less is more and that couldn’t be more relevant for our generation. We live in an age where buying fast fashion at dirt cheap prices seems like the right way to go, and impulse buys are the rule rather than the exception. So my fashion resolution for 2016 is to curb the urge to spend on cheap buys that won’t last beyond a few months, and instead invest in well-crafted classic pieces that I know I’ll wear for years to come. While investment pieces are definitely more expensive and may not make sense to a lot of people, think about how much wear you’ll get out of that piece over time. It’ll also be something you’ll cherish in your wardrobe instead of a flimsy piece you’ll dump in a matter of months.
Simi Kuriakose (Fashion Writer)
My new year resolution is to stop building my wardrobe according to perceptions and start experimenting. Over the years, I’ve realised that I’ve created a certain idea for myself and that’s just the way I’ve been dressing for the longest time. This is nothing if not limiting, and has created a sort of lazy comfort zone that I haven’t been able to leave. The result: a number of untouched outfits placed on the uppermost section inside my wardrobe, and style inspiration that has only remained as a saved reference picture on my laptop. 2016 is going to be a year of change for me for sure!