Anyone interested in a 100 day "Princessing&qu ot; challenge?

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a 100 day "Princessing" challange?

I've read a few threads on this and the ones that had the best responce were the ones where there was a finish date, like the original one where it was a countdown to the Royal wedding. Otherwise the threads just tend to wither and die a bit.

If we were to start on 15th September (next Saturday), 100 days from that would be 24th December!

Between now and then there will be parties and other events and it would be nice to feel like it's not a last minute panic to feel ready for them and to have some "groundwork" done.

The original guidelines are as follows but feel free to tweek to suit your own circumstances:

1. 8 glasses of filtered water a day
2. Exfoliate (everything...within reason)
3. Use teeth whitener
4. Use anti-aging face cream
5. Intensive nail care (feet and hands)
6. Use eyelash growth serum OR eye cream
7. The Shred / other intensive exercise
8. At least 2 extra fruit & veg every day
9. Healthy breakfast daily
10. Use hair oil (moroccan hair oil for eg, or kerastase etc)
11. No alcohol during the week & no boozing it up on weekends
12. Take vitamins every day
13. Body brushing
14. At least 2 servings of salmon or other fatty fish per week.
15. One early night once a week. Suggest 9PM.
16. Regular hair removal
17. Give up one naughty favourite item e.g. chocolate/crisps
18. No more fizzy drinks
19. DAILY body moisturising
20. Warm water with lemon first thing in the a.m.

Personally, I'm changing no. 3 to use whitening toothpaste and no. 20 to a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily

I'm also taking out no. 14 (as I know i'd never manage twice a week so there's no point) and adding one to remove make up EVERY night!

So my personal list is as follows:

1. 8 glasses of filtered water a day
2. Exfoliate (everything...within reason)
3. Use teeth whitening toothpaste
4. Use anti-aging face cream
5. Intensive nail care (feet and hands)
6. Use eyelash growth serum OR eye cream
7. The Shred / other intensive exercise
8. At least 2 extra fruit & veg every day
9. Healthy breakfast daily
10. Use hair oil (moroccan hair oil for eg, or kerastase etc)
11. No alcohol during the week & no boozing it up on weekends
12. Take vitamins every day
13. Body brushing
14. Remove make up EVERY night
15. One early night once a week. Suggest 9PM.
16. Regular hair removal
17. Give up one naughty favourite item e.g. chocolate/crisps
18. No more fizzy drinks
19. DAILY body moisturising
20. Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily

The link to the original thread is here, if anyone wants to know the background to how the guidelines were chosen.

So is anyone in? I've posted early so people have a chance to gather supplies if they want. Please note I've been careful to avoid usage of the "C" word! I would also encourage people to personalise their lists. I know that if I see a list of things that aren't relevant to me I tend to not take as much notice of the bits that are relevant.

No idea what happened the title there!

ruby22 Sat 08-Sep-12 15:03:03

What kind of parties and events are you planning for it?

ruby22 Sat 08-Sep-12 15:03:30

And am bit stumped by the C word, explain please!

Ruby - the C word is Chritmas! What I meant was Christmas parties and things tend to start happening around November and it would be nice to feel like it's not a mad panic to get ready for them.

Obvously didn't explain myself very well!

I don't know what the "C" word is, but this sounds like a good plan to me!

Why is it call "princessing" though?

Anyway, yes, I think I'm in, but I shall need to do some tweaking - I'm def. not using an anti-aging cream nor doing any extreme exercise, and I don't think I want to give up my evening glass of wine...
I shall go and tweak and then see if it's worth doing (or if I've tweaked so much I'm just back to my usual routine!! grin )

Am interested in what the apple cider vinegar does though?

WhyIRayLiotta Sat 08-Sep-12 15:21:34

Wow this sounds like just what I need!

I'm going back to work in mid Oct (but my childcare starts in mid Sept - so the start date suits me as I should have a few hours to myself!)
I've also just bought the 30 day shred DVD! And it arrived this morning. Slightly terrified about doing it - but want to feel better about myself - and lose weight before I start back to work.

I think the not boozing is going to be hard for me... So I shall tweak my rules and allow myself one indulgence evening per week! It's my favorite vice grin

ZZMum Sat 08-Sep-12 15:22:46

Yes!! Count me in .... Was just out to buy the stuff needed to do this on onesome so great to have a fellow princess! Talk later

noddyholder Sat 08-Sep-12 15:22:53

Please call it something that doesn't scream katie Price Thanks

Hope - I just carried the "Princessing" bit on from the threads that have gone before. I know it kicked off with the Royal wedding so maybe princess came from that.
I definately tweaked my list but I left some things on it that I will find hard (giving up fizzy drinks and the exercise bit) because I want to push myself a little.
I started using apple cider vinegar as a facial toner as it was recommended for a skin condition i have (seborrheic dermatitis) and a lot of people recommended taking a spoon of it. I'm not entirly sure about how it works or what it does to be completly honest but I'm taking it instead of the lemon juice in hot water.

MsKayGee Sat 08-Sep-12 15:35:18

Ok, I'm in. I've been bought a photoshoot as a gift and I've just booked it for 22nd September so I'm hoping for very quick results grin

I've modified the list slightly...

1. 8 glasses of filtered water a day
2. Exfoliate (everything...within reason)
3. Use teeth whitener
4. Use anti-aging face cream no can do, my acne prone skin is oily enough already
5. Intensive nail care (feet and hands) - think I've got some Clairns foot cream lurking at the back of the bathroom cabinet.
6. Use eyelash growth serum OR eye cream
7. The Shred / other intensive exercise - already go to the gym every other day but will start shredding on the day's I'm not at the gym
8. At least 2 extra fruit & veg every day
9. Healthy breakfast daily
10. Use hair oil (moroccan hair oil for eg, or kerastase etc)
11. No alcohol during the week & no boozing it up on weekends
12. Take vitamins every day
13. Body brushing
14. At least 2 servings of salmon or other fatty fish per week.
15. One early night once a week. Suggest 9PM.
16. Regular hair removal
17. Give up one naughty favourite item e.g. chocolate/crisps
18. No more fizzy drinks
19. DAILY body moisturising
20. Warm water with lemon first thing in the a.m.

I'm sipping a beer as I type, I'm out for dinner tonight and again tomorrow with lots of wine included so I'll start on Monday!

Kay I use Normaderm on my spot prone oily skin. It's quite good. I'm still looking for a "holy grail" moisturiser though.

gnomealone Sat 08-Sep-12 19:23:52

Helga i am up for joining in as that is just the right time for me. Had enough of looking rubbish. I also have seborrheic dermatitis and would like to do lots of things to help with that. Have you used the acv on your scalp by any chance? I am about to start trying that myself and have also thought about a tablespoon a day. So count me in!

BookFairy Sat 08-Sep-12 19:34:41

I'll join!

Re: seborrehic (sp?) dermatitis. I have this and pustular dermatitis on face and scalp. Both are much better after using Cetaphil face wash (recommended by a dermatologist) and Dermax shampoo. I also use Lavera Neutral moisturiser twice daily.

I'm contemplating buying The Shred but am not sure I'm brave enough. I need eat a bit less and move a bit more! Too shy to go swimming or the gym blush

gnomealone Sat 08-Sep-12 20:01:02

bookfairy what is dermax shampoo? Is that a medicated one? I have always used the body shop ginger one which is great but I fear it is beginning not to work so well so i am trying out new things. It maybe hasn't been such a great idea to use the same one all the time. I also would love to find a good sulphate free shampoo to use inbetween and try and not need to use medicated ones all the time.

am looking forward to doing this! although half of it is going to kill me grin

Meggles76 Sat 08-Sep-12 20:30:56

Count me in. Spending Xmas at Center Parcs this year so want to be holiday ready. I have been shredding for last 3 months and totes amaze ;-)

I'm in - have just split from H so feeling a bit down so would like to do something just for me to make me feel better about things.
Taking make-up off every night is a big one for me - I'm really bad for not doing that. And I'm not 17 anymore (by a long chalk) so I can't get away with that any more.

sillymillyb Sat 08-Sep-12 20:48:41

Im in too. My ds is 6mo and Im on my own with him so I've let my standards drop massively and I feel crap. I already own the shred dvd, though I've not tried it yet. No fizzy drinks will be a big one for me, I live on diet coke at the mo. My willpower is shocking though so you lot will have to give me regular kicks up the bum!

BookFairy Sat 08-Sep-12 20:49:29

Dermax is indeed medicated. Much better than polytar as it doesn't strip the scalp and make it sore. A great sulphate free shampoo is SOS by Barefoot Botanicals (I buy online either direct or from Lucy Rose). SOS is specifically for those of us with eczema etc smile Lavera are another sulphate etc free beauty co (there's a good shampoo in their Neutral range). I alternate between Dermax, SOS and Lavera Neutral shower shampoo.

Tomorrow I will buy The Shred. I'm not calling it "being princessy", I'm calling it "treating my body nicely and feeling good about myself" smile

I have The Shred - but guessing I need to actually take it out of the cellophane and put it in the DVD player?!

Marking my place. Need to princess myself. Have not had nail varnish on my toes for about a month and so have been wearing my pumps in this warm weather. And I just need to get back into a routine that looks after me more. I look after ds's skin (aged 2.2) better than I do my own blush

beeny Sat 08-Sep-12 21:23:59

Count me in.

gnomealone Sat 08-Sep-12 21:38:37

Bookfairy thanks for letting me know. I will look into all of those options. I am hoping that alternating between something medicated and something sulfate free might be enough. I like the fact that dermax doesn't ruin hair as much. My poor hair is like straw right now after using the l'oreal elvive one for a few dayssad

Iamgiulietta Sat 08-Sep-12 21:39:20

O yes. I will join in, what I'd the shred it sounds torturous

gnomealone Sat 08-Sep-12 21:51:07

1. 8 glasses of filtered water a day
2. Exfoliate (everything...within reason)
3. Use teeth whitener - can't afford treatment but will find good toothpaste any good ideas???.
4. Use anti-aging face cream - don't want use anti ageing on dodgy skin but do use Liz Earle already and it has made massive difference.
5. Intensive nail care (feet and hands)
6. Use eyelash growth serum OR eye cream
7. The Shred / other intensive exercise - bloody hell but yes I will do something
8. At least 2 extra fruit & veg every day - eat enough fruit but will aim for veg at lunch and dinner.
9. Healthy breakfast daily - I do this already
10. Use hair oil (moroccan hair oil for eg, or kerastase etc)
11. No alcohol during the week & no boozing it up on weekends don't drink so that is done.
12. Take vitamins every day
13. Body brushing
14. At least 2 servings of salmon or other fatty fish per week.
15. One early night once a week. Suggest 9PM.
16. Regular hair removal
17. Give up one naughty favourite item e.g. chocolate/crisps -for me this has to be coffee.
18. No more fizzy drinks
19. DAILY body moisturising
20. Warm water with lemon first thing in the a.m. might try the acv. eek.

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