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My new years resolution this year is to make more effort with my appearance. Who wants to join me?

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TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 12:30:00

I've never really worn make up, styled my hair or bothered with how I look. That was fine when I was young and fresh. Now I'm 34 (nearly 35) and I want to look good. I have just tried to curl my hair (and failed) and sorted out my make up, throwing out stuff that doesn't suit me.

LetsKateWin Sun 30-Dec-12 12:34:51

I'll join you Trampy. I have been terrible since DD was born. I recently bought 3 new dresses and actually liked what I saw in the mirror. I still struggle to know what to buy to suit my new figure. After I've eaten i look pregnant even 3 years on. The rest of me is about a size 10 so it's hard for me. I need Gok.

cardamomginger Sun 30-Dec-12 12:35:41

Yes! I have nice things. Just never find the time to wear them/put on make-up/bother with my hair..... All feels like too much effort since I had DD sad. So yes, I am in!!

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 12:40:20

I need to get past "I'm only doing school run/going to town/doing food shop" mentality. Jeans are ace. But I have some lovely clothes. Time to look like the woman I can. Dh likes the fact that I'm low maintenance. But I'm starting to look scruffy rather than casual.

Karbea Sun 30-Dec-12 12:41:32


I'm in, I'm also in with any one who wants to lose weight, keep their house tidy, be fitter and be happier.

New Year, new me!!!

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 12:48:01

Yes, more effort in general.

Today I am wearing jeggings and a cream slouchy jumper. It's not as scruffy as it sounds, I've teamed with ankle boots. And painted my nails.

cardamomginger Sun 30-Dec-12 12:50:20

We're potty training and I'm in old brown sweatpants and a zipper. It is as bad as it sounds sad.

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 12:56:01

Ah, I remember potty training too well!

plaingirly Sun 30-Dec-12 13:00:00

I am trying to get into all the hair and beauty stuff. I just never played around with make up or hairstyles but want to look better.

I joined MFP and am losing weight but I want to make more effort with my appearance and feel prettier too! x

lunar1 Sun 30-Dec-12 13:02:50

I'll join you, I really need to make more effort for me. I do everything for
My family Never put effort into myself

CarpeJugulum Sun 30-Dec-12 13:07:14

I'm in.

I discovered a lump in my breast, and am awaiting a referral for a scan, and it's made me think about me as me and not me as mum if that makes sense? While I'm inclining towards it being a cyst (and the GP agrees) there is a chance it could be more serious ('ll kick its arse if it is) so I don't want to look in the mirror and think "fuck I look terrible" as well as dealing with the fall out IYSWIM!

So, resolutions for me are:
Vitamins, moisturiser, hair done, facial based applied and spots covered, clothes ironed. Slobbing only to be done after DS is asleep. Eat better.

That should do for now! wink

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 13:08:52

In the new year I'm going to get my hair sorted out. It's quite long with messy layers and a fringe. But it's red and is probably my best feature.

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 13:12:15

Carpenter, fingers crossed. I've got a biopsy booked for the 8th and it's scary, but I'm sure it'll be fine. But sometimes a kick is good for you.

Lunar, you've hit the nail on the head. I love my family, but ds is 7. I can't use him as an excuse forever. Nor am I a teenager.

Honeymoonmummy Sun 30-Dec-12 13:14:45

I'm in! I'm such a fat slob at the moment. Good luck with it Carpenter.

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 13:14:58

Carpe. Bloody autocorrect

StickEmWithThePointyEnd Sun 30-Dec-12 13:15:58

I'm in. I don't need to lose weight but I do need to be fitter so I have joined the gym with the aim of going swimming once a week and doing a yoga class one a week. I also have to go cycling every Sunday morning as part of a thing I'm doing for work.

I have bought mascara and lipstick for the first time ever. I also have some moisturiser that i have to start using. On top of this I'm having a get dressed and do something with my hair first thing in the morning policy.

I need to feel better about myself this year.

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 13:19:57

I have arthritis and fibromyalgia so exercise is pretty limited. I don't need to lose weight either, but I want to be fitter and feel better.

Karbea Sun 30-Dec-12 13:23:25

Carpe good luck with your results.

I'm looking after my DH and a sickness bug he has had for three days, and a sick cat, I've a sore throat and am hoovering up Xmas chocs and sweets.

Haven't had a shower, black jeans and gold jumper sounds better than it looks, no make up, need make up, red zit!

cardamomginger Sun 30-Dec-12 13:25:12

carpe good luck and fingers crossed.
stickem - impressed with the 'get dressed and do something with my hair' policy!
trying to back peddle from making myself out to be a complete slob - the one thing I do do right is skincare. Am very good about that and even do weekly masks. But other than that, it is all a bit of a disaster!

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 13:35:03

Okay, first step, get up 15 minutes earlier to do make up.

Hair is fine in a ponytail or similar.

Karbea Sun 30-Dec-12 13:49:38

I never really get up at a proper time, so I'm always running late.

mrscogon34thstreet Sun 30-Dec-12 13:57:55

Ooh I'm in - I've had 18 months off being 'stylish' as have had DS1 this year, is now 10 months though and I'm going back to work and I'm back to pre pregnancy size/shape so I really want to feel I'm making the best of myself.

My wardrobe needs an update - I've started a pinterest board to get ideas. Anyone else use Pinterest?

Whenisitmysleepytime Sun 30-Dec-12 14:06:26

Count me in!
I'm not too worried about losing weight - I'm assuming it'll shift once I stop eating the Christmas chocs. smile
But I need more core strength so was thinking of Pilates / yoga if I can find a suitable class nearby.

My hair is good - but better if I use a styling product. I don't atm.
My skin is ok - but I need to take more action to prevent wrinkles and I hardly ever wear make up as I can't be arsed taking it off at bedtime so I don't put it on to start blush
I also MUST be better with dental hygiene as my mum's teeth started coming out when she was about 5 years older than I am now. shock
I could do with more clothes too but that's £ dependent.

Off to google pilates classes near me...

TrampyPants Sun 30-Dec-12 14:19:30

I dont use pintrest, but I have a certain look in mind. I look dreadful in those skater/flippy style dresses so shall stick to pencil shapes. I have also bought a fan pair of skinny cords from h&m for £7 in burgundy. they make a good jeans alternative. I have to start wearing heels again. so that I dont do a fine bambi impression at weddings etc.

Whoknowswhocares Sun 30-Dec-12 15:21:45

I'm in. I'm feeling really low atm and need to start taking better care of myself. Typing this with a hair dye on waiting for it to take, so that's a start!

Don't really need to lose weight, but exercise has fallen by the wayside recently. Making an effort beyond jeans hasn't happened in a very long time and as for grooming regime, well errr, lets just say 'no, not for some time' and leave it at that.

My main aim with all if this is to feel happier in my skin tbh. I've deffo lost my way and need some proper goals to get back to a happier place

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