We’ve all been there, making those hasty, half-hearted resolutions simply because it’s a new year and we just kinda need something to propel us through another 12 months. But this whole “New Year’s resolution” thing is a conceit, meaningless if you’re trying to achieve anything of note. (How’s that gym membership coming along?)
We’re proposing a more holistic approach to dealing with 2019, where you eschew convenience; avoid the comfort zone; get real with your dreams; dial down the happiness index; adopt a more mindful approach to makeup (stop preening just for the ’gram); be free of trends, social media and celebs; and instead, simply attempt to become a better human being, first for yourself, then by extension, to others.
So whether it’s about a more practical approach to beauty, buying less fast fashion, or finding a mentor to guide you through the morass, it all starts within… this magazine.
Clockwise from near right: Free your mind and the rest will follow, as the song goes; use “anti-pollution” fragrances that are good for everybody; practise mindful beauty and look marvellous.