The champagne has been popped, the ball has dropped and (hopefully) the hangovers have stopped. And while many people may think of the new year as a magical time when their slates are wiped clean, don't feel guilty if you still have some 2010 baggage with you on your journey to 2011.
Yeah we know, it's a new year. But what really happened in between 11:59 pm on December 31 and 12:00 am on January 1? Did a unicorn-riding elf fly across the world and magically erase the issues and problems of the past year? Believe us, we wish that was the case, but unfortunately, the things you had to deal with in 2010 will likely follow you into the new year as well.
However, while last year's baggage may be tethered to your ankles, there are a few things you can easily leave behind, especially when it comes to the wonderful world of beauty. In fact, there are three trends we encourage you to abandon forever.
1. The Jersey Shore look. We love watching Snooki, JWoww and Sammi - the ladies are more quotable than a Will Ferrell movie. But please, stop emulating their beauty routines. I mean seriously, we loved tuning into Lost - does that mean we should try to look like the Smoke Monster?
In 2011, lay off the self-tanner, the false lashes, and for all that is good in the world, take down that poof. Instead, opt for a more natural look. Add a touch of color to your complexion with a bit of bronzing powder and emphasize your eyes with blinc Mascara, which won't run or flake no matter how many gorilla juiceheads you beat up the beat with.
2. Vampire makeup. From Twilight to True Blood, the nation was (and still is) obsessed with these creepy bloodsuckers, and it's easy to see why. In addition to being immortal and needing blood to stay alive, apparently all vampires are incomprehensibly good looking. And while we'd go undead for Robert Pattinson or Alexander Skarsgard, we don't need to look as though we died long ago.
Remember, the sun won't actually kill you (hell, it doesn't even kill the vampires in Twilight - but that's a complaint for another day). Experiment with light and bright makeup that will enhance your sun-kissed skin.
3. Taylor Momsen. While we really hope nobody is trying to look like this raccoon-eyed actress, we have two words for anybody piling on the black makeup: Stop. Seriously.