Hello Gorgeous Girlies
|We got our puppy in April|
I really don’t know where this year has gone, its absolutely flown over. Looking back, it has been a mixture of ups and downs just the same as most years but I would say the majority of my year has been great. Some of the highlights of my year have included getting our gorgeous Bichon Frise puppy Daisy May, going to my graduation ball, graduating with a 2:1 honours degree from Northumbria University, being accepted onto the GDL programme and visiting Turkey and Tenerife. My goals for 2010 were to join the gym/swimming pool and to lose some weight, not to get skinny, just to feel healthy in myself. I started doing this and really enjoyed going to the gym and to Slimming World and managed to lose 2 stone in 2 months which I was over the moon about. Unfortunately I stopped when I went into hospital in August because I was poorly for a while. I haven’t lost any weight since but I haven’t put it back on either so I’m hoping to start where I left off on 2nd January 2011!
|Me on the night of my graduation ball |
|Me at my Graduation|
My New Years Beauty Resolutions
1. Shape up and get healthy
2. Try more drugstore make up brands
3. Stay organised and use up the make up, lotions and potions I already have
4. Purchase make up and beauty products as and when I need them
Ive been thinking about my beauty related goals for 2011 and I really think I need to be a bit more savvy with my money and try new things. My experience with make up has kind of been a bit back to front. The majority of girls start out with Collection 2000 and Miss Sporty, etc make up you’ll find in Superdrug and then as they get older they may move onto mid range make up and then the higher end offerings. I’ve done things the other way round though. My first cleanser, toner, moisturiser, etc was from Dior, my first foundation was by Calvin Klein and then I moved onto Clinique and YSL. Over the years this love of higher end make up has cost me a fortune. In recent months however, Ive changed as before I would go to a makeup counter and believe all the hype about a product and would often buy something just because of the pressure from sales assistants but now I make up my own mind on pieces of make up. I have also started to use more highstreet/drug store brands of make up and I’m absolutely loving discovering lots of new pieces, mainly inspired by the blogging world. Its saving me a fortune. So in 2011, I would like to continue this and buy more drug store make up WHEN I NEED IT.
I recently bought a storage box (the drawers from WH Smiths that EVERYONE has) and sorted all of my make up out. I found some gorgeous things that I have never used or used once and forgotten about. My big goal for 2011 beauty wise, is to use up this make up. If I have a black eyeliner that works perfectly well, do I really need to go out and buy another one just because I’m passing the Too Faced counter? No, certainly not. I want to place a lot of emphasis on buying products only when I need them, like when I have ran out of something or when something comes out that I do not already have something similar too- how many pink lipsticks does one girl really need? In doing this, my make up will stay fresh and ill save myself some money too. When I sorted out my make up, I also sorted out all of my hair, face and body products and lined them up in order. Those with the least in I have put at the front of my shelf and those that are full I have put at the back and over the past few weeks I have made a start on using them up. Again this will keep my products fresh, hygienic and again, save me some money. Theres so many times I’ve been shopping in town and bought another body scrub because it smelled nice or because I couldn’t find my other one, usually due to poor organisation. When I was tidying up my products, I found some gorgeous products that I had hardly used so 2011 is going to be a year of rediscovering those products for me!
I really hope that 2011 is an empowering year for me and a healthy and prosperous year for my friends and family and what a better way to kick off the new year than with a party with my family. My auntie is visiting my cousin from London so I’m going down there for a bit of a New Years Eve party with all of my family and I cant wait! In a nutshell, 2010 has been fantastic and I hope 2011 is even better.
How has 2010 been for you?
How are you spending NYE?
What are your beauty resolutions for the New Year?