Being more organised.
I bought this beautiful Kate Spade planner from TK Maxx, it was only £9.99, I tend to buy pretty stationery and then it goes to the back of my drawer to die (along with 100 other notebooks and journals.) I never want to write in them or ‘ruin them’ with my messy handwriting. This year I have realised that it’s just downright stupid and this diary has stickers, yes stickers. We can’t wase these beauties now, can we? I will report back in March.
Sticking to a proper skincare routine.
I probably say this every single year as a New Years resolution. As someone who used to suffer horrendously with cystic acne, I get a little nervous trying new products on my skin! I tend to stick with products I know as I often find it hard to figure out which products are simply a trend and over-hyped from ones that actually work. One brand I have always loved is Estee Lauder, I have used their Advanced night repair serum for years. This travel set exclusive to World Duty-free contains their Advanced Eye repair. I am seriously loving this set together, under-eye skin can be so delicate, this serum/gel really moisturises and hydrates the area.
Taking better care of my hair.
My lovely dad bought me some brand new GHD’s for Christmas, in a gorgeous ice blue colour. I am naturally blonde, but I have damaged my hair over the last few years with a home box bleach dye’s and messing around instead of just going to my hairdresser, oops. My hair is quite thin and dry, so I’m trying to use less heat and not wash it every single day. To help me with this I spray the roots with dry shampoo before bed and again in the morning. It may sound a little odd but because I am so used o washing my hair every day it feels ‘dirty’ when I don’t especially as thin hair can get greasier quicker (don’t spray it directly onto your roots!) than thick hair. My ever so thoughtful dad also popped this Toni & Guy hair perfume in my stocking. I love it for adding a little bit of freshness after my dry shampoo, it doesn’t weigh it down or make it feel greasy, bonus.
Ditching the acrylics
I have always loved getting my nails done, for years I have had acrylics applied, but I am sick of the damage they do to my natural nails. I was getting fed up of them being long, getting in the way and I was just over the look and feel of them. I recently have been doing my own nails, with a topcoat or getting gels done. My natural nails have finally had time to recover and have started to grow long and strong.
A few other small changes I’m making is to not be a silent follower this can be easy to fall into in the online world just scrolling past everything, when a like or a small comment can really make someones day. I’ve also ditched fizzy drinks, last year I drank every single fizzy drink through a straw to help my teeth. (Anyone conscious about their use of single use plastic you can buy metal re-usable straws from Amazon.) My skin, teeth and body in general feels so much better for drinking water these past 2 weeks instead of reaching for a can of coke just because it’s cold and convenient!
What habits will you be taking up or ditching this New Year?