I've picked up a nasty little habit recently, something that I want to stop, but for some reason I just can't. I've become a full fledged lip chewer. I'm now the girl that can't wear lipstick because it only highlights the strips of skin peeling off her lips. (Not that I actually wear lipstick, I'm more of a gloss kind of girl)
The chewing started when it turned cold and my lips got chapped. From there it was a slippery slope of lip licking to chewing and dear god, I'm disgusting myself right now. I've really got to stop the chewing because my lips now hurt, in a "jparks, please don't kiss me" sort of way. I've found that wearing chapsticks or glosses don't stop me from gnawing, especially if they have any sort of flavor. Because apparently I am 9 years old again and mmmm, my lip smacker tastes like Dr. Pepper! nom nom nom my lips are good eats!
I think to break the habit I need to start with the original problem, the chapped lips. I've never used an exfoliating lip scrub before but desperate times call for desperate measures. Sephora sells one, of course, but I'm sure it's something I can make myself for a bit less than $15. From there I need a completely unflavored chapstick that actually works. Perhaps boring old ChapStick in the black tube, which I haven't bought in ages because it is so boring.
I guess stopping this habit will be the closet thing to a resolution I'm making this year. Not that I have anything against resolutions, it's just that I'm lazy. Yearly I set goals and then I don't meet them, leaving me feeling a bit disappointed in my ability to make a change for the better. So this year, I'm not making a resolution. Or rather, I am but I'm doing it by setting the bar really low. Come on self, you can break this habit that you've had for less than two months! Maybe if I accomplish this resolution, next year I'll work on something bigger. Like getting my eyebrows waxed in a regular, timely fashion. woohoo, 2010 could be a huge year for me and my eyebrows.