I decided this year not to get all busy with making the same old resolutions. Every year, like half the country, I promise myself I’ll lose weight, eat more healthily, spend less…blah blah blah. But, like half the country, by mid-January, well, it’s not that I’ve forgotten about my well-meant resolves, rather that everyday life has taken over, and what seemed like the most important things in the world have become things that “would be nice to do” … they’ve just lost the shiny priority that they had on January 1st.

So this year, I’m keeping it simple. No more resolutions that read like a list of punishments. Thanks to the lovely Kate Shapland, my main beauty/health resolution is to “be more active”.  While I know targeted specific goals are most likely to be successful ones,  I know this rather vague one is one I can stick to and not feel like a failure when I haven’t roused myself out of bed, again, for that 6am run in the pouring rain, in the dark, in the freezing cold….. you get my drift.

No, this year, I resolve to be nicer to myself.  To give myself more time.  To concentrate on being content with what I have, not constantly hankering after more, more, more.  I’ll make time to meditate, to actually get round to doing yoga, to do more baking, wash my make-up brushes more regularly, actually luxuriate and enjoy my fragranced candles, invest more time on my skin, spend more time with family and with friends that I really want to see, basically, to be a little selfish and do the things that make me happy. If I’m less stressed and a happier person, then surely I’ll be a nicer person to be around?

Does that sound like I’m going to transform myself into a self-centred, self-obssessed monster of a being? I hope not, that’s not my intention at all. Overall, I just want to be more comfortable in my own skin and by spending more time on and with myself, I hope that I can do that without harming or hurting anyone else. And I won’t be going on a mad shopping-spree for loads of new stuff just to do all this. I’ve got loads of things (shoes, clothes, bags, beauty stuff) that’s languishing, just waiting to be used, so I’m all set for the dressing up and pampering side of things.

So I guess you could say my New Year Resolution for 2013 is make proper, quality time for the things and the people I love.

I’d love to know what you think of all this, and what, if any, your resolutions were this year, beauty or otherwise?



  1. January 3, 2013 / 10:14 pm

    That is not selfishnes. Ego knows selfish, and meditation and working on yourself is a work for soul! Great resolutions! Finally someone who will be most productive on themselves. 🙂

    • January 6, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks so much Deja, so pleased to hear your thoughts 🙂
      Happy New Year to you, lovely!

  2. January 3, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I think that’s kinda what my resolutions are to, to spend more time with the people I love and hopefully this will lead to more opportunities and meeting more people to add to my list of people to spend more time with…


    • January 6, 2013 / 3:00 pm

      That’s what I think (hope for) too, Emma, so glad two great minds are thinking alike!! 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment – Happy New Year to you 🙂

  3. January 6, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I think that’s a great way to approach the New Year! And so much less punishing! <3

    • January 6, 2013 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Martha, I feel so much better about myself knowing I’m less likely to fail!
      Happy New Year!

  4. January 6, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Hi Ambrania! It’s Dulcie here from the Special K, Westfield Makeover day! Just letting you know that i’m going to keep up to date with your blog and I can’t wait to hear the blog about your experience at Westfields!
    Heres a link to my website and facebook page too, so you can keep up to date with me if you wish! http://www.drowemakeup.co.uk, http://www.facebook.com/drowemakeup.
    Best wishes, Dulcie x

    • January 7, 2013 / 12:57 pm

      Hi Dulcie!! So lovely to hear from you! I had such lovely compliments ALL DAY on my eye-makeup – you were amazing! Are you on Twitter? I’ll make sure to send you the link once the feature is up xXx

    • Dulcie
      January 7, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      Oh excellent! Glad everyone liked it!
      I’m not on twitter, I don’t understand it! Maybe one day I’ll venture out and get one haha.
      Yes please do 🙂 my email is drowe.makeup@gmail.com if you can email me the link on that. Take care xx

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