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My new years resolution this year is to make more effort with my appearance. Who wants to join me?
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.
I'm in. I need to start using skincare, rather than just buying it and letting it sit on the shelf. No more doing the school run in jogging pants, get dressed properly! Lose some weight and maybe style my hair and wear a speck of makeup every day.
I'm in. I have been paying more attention to grooming, skin care & wardrobe since September, but still find myself wearing jeans, fleece & no make-up more often than I should. Trying to get back into work after a 9 year career break, so any sort of boost to my self-confidence will be useful!
fab! quite a few of us to cheer each other on. how about, we check in here every day (if possible) to say what we are wearing that day, what effort we have taken and what exercise/housework/whatever we plan top do that day?
Oooh, as a start, can I recommend Bobbi Brown BB cream. Got some as a pressie, used it just now (as a start as you mean to go on thing!) and it's brilliant! Used some primer first (slapped it on willy nilly) and then used the BB cream.
My skin looks smooth and glow-y but not made-up. And it literally took one tiny dab on my finger end.
Sooo chuffed - can see this being an easy morning thing!
Today I'm wearing a jumper dress, opaques and ankle boots, plus a scarf and biker jacket. Make up done (Garnier BB / Benetint / Urban Decay Naked palette / MF mascara and Une lipstick). Hair a mess though, but at least I've now bought a hairdye!
I'm in! DC3 is 8 weeks old now, so time to make an effort (which I didn't do before anyway)! This is my plan:
Will get my roots done more often Wear makeup as I feel/look much better Grow hair longer and "do" hairstyles Pay attention to skincare Sort out wardrobe and get rid of everything that doesn't suit or fit Have a Pinterest board for outfit inspiration and use it! Try and eat better and drink more water
Count me in too. I have red blotchy skin with big open pores around my T-zone and can't find any Anti-Redness serums to calm it down. I know my skin type is oily/combination, have tried Isotrex, Benzoyl Peroxide, and all sorts of lotions and potions, but just cannot find anything that works together.
So I look like the blush emoticon with the red cheeks and a red T-zone.
Does anyone recommend a good anti-redness serum that works and is under £10?
I was conned by one of those gadget wielding women in a dept store this week and bought a nail shiner buffer thing, with cuticle remover and hand cream. It cost a bomb but I have lovely hands and finger nails now.
I'm in need to make more of an effort with everything i start a college course end of january and a new business venture is in the making which i'll be doing from home so don't want to get in the habbit of thinking well i'm at home i can wear legging and baggy t-shirts.
still have the school runs to do and town trips and i know when i make an effort i feel so much better in my self.
finally found a face cream that agrees with me - having my hair redone friday and then need to re-dye it nails are pretty good most of the time.
weight and exercise need addressing but i have a plan.
Have lots of lovely clothes in the wardrobe just need to sort through them all and see what works with what and make any purchasers good purchasers rather then a snatch a grab trip.
I have a voucher forhe No7 range so will use that toward the price and try the No7 skin polish. How much is it by the way? I also have a voucher for the make-up range, but because I don't wear make-up (except on the very rare occasion), I am crap at putting it on . I'm sure you can imagine a short stumpy clown walking down the road LOL.
I'm in. I try to take care of myself but since becoming a mum I have been slacking. My make up is usually nice but my hair, skin and nails need work and my outfits need a complete overhaul. I have jeans that most definitely don't fit anymore but I'm saving for when I lose weight. I haven't lost weight in a year so I should really donate them and only but if I lose any.
I'd like to look young and fashionable but also dress for my size and in general look a bit more put together at the school gates.
Another fan of BB cream here - I've been using the Maybelline one since DS was born, even when he was 4 weeks old people were telling me how well I looked! Also it's only £8 instead of the £34 I used to spend on my YSL foundation.
I wore my new jumper (lovely angora) and black skinny jeans to lunch at MiL's and put make up on properly. Feel much better than normal.
1 sort out my diastasis so I don't look pregnant any more. I've started doing the Tupler technique and can feel my (formerly brilliant, now non-existent) core strength gradually returning.
2 better grooming - I want to start using an oil on my face more regularly to help with keeping my skin soft. I have rose hip oil, but keep forgetting to use it.
3 dress properly - I haven't bought any clothes since DD3 was born 6 months ago because I can't bear to invest in stuff for my "new" (4+ years now) shape. I'm wearing old, ridiculous clothes that don't fit properly. I really need to sort this out.
Today I am wearing horrible pink cords I bought in M&S 5 years ago in desperation when pregnant with DD1 and feeling bloated and sick and just wanting trousers that didn't pinch at the waist. At the time they were a size too big. No longer
4 get a bit less fat - I'm breastfeeding, so can't do anything serious about losing weight right now, but will cut back again in January and stop the constant munching. Just started DD3 on solids, so the impact on my body metabolism should decrease soon.
What is BB cream?
Fingers crossed Carpe.
I will be stealing all your S&B knowledge guys, hope you know what you are talking about
Oh me too, and going to give DD's wardrobe a makeover aswell. Just brought a fab skirt, and adding a shirt, top and trousers to start a capsule wardrobe. Have never rally waorn makeup so won't join in on that.