Anyway, as it's the New Year many people make resolutions. They're usually pratical ones such as to lose weight, be more organised or go to the gym more - as the saying goes: I have been there, done that and worn the tshirt. Ooh and failed miserably! I find that whenever I make pratical resolutions I never ever stick to them.
This year I have come to learn that you don't need to make a New Years resolution to lose weight or be more organised, work harder or go to the gym more because it's a fact of life. If you feel you need to work harder you should do that anyway not because you've made a resolution saying you will. This year I have decided to have a bit of fun with my resolutions and they're mainly based around shopping and blogging - my two favourite things!
1. Set up a YouTube account
This is something I tried to do in early December but after I filmed the video (it was going to be my November favourites) I realised that I had filmed it in the wrong format and therefore the memory it took to save was too big to upload to YouTube - silly me! Anyway, I didn't have enough time to re film it as I had uni work to be getting on with and I was also coming home for Christmas so I decided I would make it a New Years resolution and start a channel in 2013 :) I did make a new channel earlier on in the month but I have forgot all the log in information and I think I may have to make a new one. I shall keep you all informed and look forward to appearing on your computer screens in the New Year :)
2. Get a new handbag
As you know from my 2012 Round Up post, I am rather a big fan of Louis Vuitton. Handbags are my weakness and I have expensive taste - ooops! Anyway, I am making a resolution to get a new bag at some point in the new year ... I told you I was having a bit of fun with them this year! I have been lusting after this bag for a while and it's definitely been on my wishlist for quite a while now.
3. Start on a nice make up brush collection
I do have a few make up brushes by the Body Shop but I feel as though they're not fully up to scratch. I bought a foundation brush from there last March when I bought my first ever MAC products but as time has gone on and I've changed foundations a few times I have noticed the brush isn't very good with wet foundations. I have a Lancome brush that I use and it is so much better. I also need a new powder brush and mine from the Body Shop is starting to loose shape.
For Christmas, I was bought a beautiful Chanel foundation brush and therefore this is the brand I am going to stick with for my main brushes. Of course, I wat some MAC shadow brushes and some Sigma brushes but the main brushes I have my eye on are Chanel ones - I just think they look stunning; they really look something.
4. Blog a little bit more
I have noticed this year that I have gone through phases where I have blogged everyday for a few days and then there has been a gap where I haven't blogged for a while. In 2013 I aim to blog every 2 or 3 days and I am planning on being able to achieve this by writing blog posts in advance and just posting them when the time is right! I think frequent posts, good pictures, good content and interaction with other bloggers are the key things to success.
5. Make my blog the best it can possibly be
I have achieved so much in such a small space of time that it makes me think what can I do if I really put my mind to it!? Therefore, in 2013 my personal aim to myself if to make my blog the best it can possibly be. Of course, this doesn't mean I am going to be fishing for countless numbers of samples or anything - this is a personal thing and only I will be able to judge whether or not I feel I have achieved this aim. Every blogger would like success with their blog and I feel I have already achieved this to some extent. I never ever expected that I would have 121 GFC followers and over 400 Twitter followers; I didn't ever think anyone would ever like what I wrote about, I thought my blog would just be a personal hobby!!
6. Get another scarf
I don't want to appear bratty or ungrateful with this resolution because as I'm sure you have all seen I did in fact get an Alexander McQueen scarf for Christmas. However, I have worn this non stop and I would absolutely love another few colours so I am able to have another beautiful scarf to wear in the summer. I would also love a few more colours so I can layer them up!! Maybe this is an impratical resolution but we shall see this time next year...
7. Save money
You may be wondering why I'm setting myself a New Years resolution to save money when I saying that I want stunning make up brushes, a new Louis Vuitton bag and a new scarf ect. Well as many of us know money doesn't just grow on trees and going out and spending lots of money isn't always possible; especially as I live away from home. Therefore, I make a big list of everything I want (expensive and reasonable) and start saving in advance :) I think saving for something and then buying it after all the work you've put into saving feels so much more rewarding!
I know some of these resolutions may seem absolutely crazy to some of you but I did say that I am having some fun with them this year! I didn't make this post to brag about money or anything - I just thought it was a nice change to the usual boring resolutions!
Of course, I'm not a totally irrational person and I know that pratical things do need to be achieved but they shouldn't be things you have to set yourself; they should be things you just do. I'm that kind of person ... For instance, I know I need to pass this years exams with a good grade but I haven't set my self a resolution to do that because it's something I know I have to do and therefore I have been doing it since I started my degree - if that makes sense!?
Anyway, I would love to know what you think of my fun new years resolutions? Are you a person who sets pratical resolutions every year or are you like me and don't need to set them because you just know things have to be done?