Friday, 2 January 2015

Alice's New Year Resolutions For 2015!

This month I thought I'd skip my little monthly Instagram update and instead post my new year's resolutions - a post I did last year which you can have a goosey gander at here. I hope the first couple of days of 2015 weren't too hard for you, and that you have a great year in front of you! So, resolutions, of course I want to eat better, exercise more and drink more water like most - but I thought I'd go into depth about things which I think will make both me and my blog better and more productive in the new year!


Go To Bed On Time
My Mum's excuse for anything ever going wrong is that you're tired - a sentiment which is ringing ever true at the grand old age of 21. Am I currently typing this up at 3am - why yes, yes I am, something I'm not particularly proud of, but honestly quite used to, and a big habit I need to kick. I'm currently caught in a vicious cycle of tiredness and naps and insomnia which leaves me irritable and unproductive at best. I work shift work and my shifts can start at 6:30am and finish at 9:30pm so getting myself into a routine is tricky, but not impossible and there's no excuse! I'm a night owl, I know I am, but after my trip overseas I'm going to kick jetlag's butt and get back on Greenwich Mean.

Go The Extra Mile
Probably very much linked to my first point, I've found myself cutting corners in a few aspects of my life which I'm not okay with. I haven't included close-ups in my videos in some time and I know I'm lazy with the little things to do with my blog but I know it's the little things that matter and separate the wheat from the chaff - and I don't want to be chaff! Going the extra mile and stop being so slapdash I think will make me a lot prouder of what content I create and hopefully it will reach a few more people too! Basically, I'm trying to avoid that piss poor performance your quirky teacher was always going on about, after all if something's worth doing, do it properly.

Scream & Shout
The two year mark of this blog existing very recently just passed, and I can safely say starting this thing was one of the best decisions I've ever made, I love putting my 'tips to 'board and sharing my musings, even if it is about lipsticks and eyeliners. I like what I do, and I'd like other people to like it too, but I don't know whether it's my British modesty, laziness or a mixture of the two but I rarely out my blog/channel out there and the internet is a big old place so I can't expect the entire world to stumble upon my page, can I? I'm going to actively use a few more hashtags, and use my social media a little more to promote my blog, because after all, I am proud of it!

Get Organised
Getting a good night's sleep is only half the battle - I need to be on it, get organised and stick to my self enforced regimen. I'm currently waiting it out to get a 2015 diary on sale, because I think taking pen to actual paper makes you re-enforce dates and deadlines in your brain just that little bit more. If i want something, I need to work for it and giving myself a reasonable schedule I think I will be more productive!

Spend Less & Sample More
My beauty obsession started in 2012 when I subscribed to a beauty box service, fast forward to 2015  I've got a set of Alex Drawers (and I'm sure my boyfriend would argue an entire flat) brimming with beauty products. I never spend out of my means, but when I sit back and look at my stash I know I need to start using more than I buy to warrant it. That all being said, there are still a bunch of brands I'm dying to try out. So I've devised a little plan for myself. Alternating beauty buying months, allowing me to fuel my passion whilst being able to revisit old favourites and use up all those samples I have lying around! I cleared out my stash before I moved in but I think I'm going to give it another go in a couple of months and be brutal once more! During 'buying' months I plan to focus on a certain brand that I haven't tried yet, ones that immediately come to mind and Louise Young and Lime Crime, but trust me there are many, many more!

Get Inspired
I feel 2014 left me in a bit of a fashion rut. I think I became lazy with my style and feel like I need to amp things up a bit with a bit of thought. I think I'm going to put a capsule wardrobe/looks (potential video?) but also when I see a look or a pairing of certain things together I'm going to take a picture/screenshot and make a little fashpo inspiration  which I'll pop on my currently, very baron Pinterest! Speaking of Pinterest, I do plan to use it more this year because it seems like a great platform, I just need to get into it, you know? Here's a few of my favourite fashionistas to get you started: Jenn Im, The Line Up and Claire Marshall!

So - here's to 2015! Whatever your plans and ambitions for the year ahead are, I wholeheartedly hope you make it all happen! Let's see what happens!!

Have any resolutions? Let me know in the comments!

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