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Easter renovators! Come one, come all

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HelgatheHairy Sun 29-Dec-13 14:11:50

After the brilliant success of our Christmas Countdown Princessing thread I'm starting a new thread to take us to Easter. From 1st Jan it's 108 days so there will be a countdown to this days.

This idea stems from the original princessing threads but has evolved to accommodate all aspects of beautifying, beauty, clothes, diet, exercise etc.

What we like to do is a list of what your planning on doing and working through it.

Links to follow.

HelgatheHairy Sun 29-Dec-13 14:42:25

This is the thread where it all kicked off this year. Including links

YoungBritishPissArtist Sun 29-Dec-13 15:04:15

I'm in!

Didn't take part in the threads before but just been emailed some family photos taken on Xmas Day and I look fecking shocking shock hmm

sillymillyb Sun 29-Dec-13 15:05:38

I'm in too, I've had the shittiest 2013, need to kick my arse in gear before I lose sight of myself completely!

Pigsinablanket Sun 29-Dec-13 15:30:59

Id love to join ladies.... Just polishing off the last of the kids selection boxes and then it's the new me, I turn 40 this year am desperate to smarten up, loose weight,and generally stop putting off looking after myself and using the kids as an excuse!

spacegirl81 Sun 29-Dec-13 15:31:00

I'm in! next year I am going to:

lose weight and get fitter
maintain a cleanse, tone and moisture routine
only use the products I have until I run out

in theory! smile

CatAmongThePigeons Sun 29-Dec-13 16:50:06

I will rejoin as I fell off the wagon spectaxularly need clothes, weight and beauty tips. I'm 28 and look 38. shocking. Have lots of weight to shift again too thanks to giving up smoking.

StyleOverSubstance Sun 29-Dec-13 17:08:29

I'm in! thanks Helga for starting thread off, will post my plans later when have more time.

lucysmam Sun 29-Dec-13 17:20:18

Quick placemark so I can find thread on tio later on....all go here lately but am still sticking to beauty routine at least (even if I am nearly out of clothes!)

Back later on smile

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 29-Dec-13 17:24:49

I was doing pretty well in the run up to Christmas, but then I ate my own body weight in chocolate and stilton and I now feel like a sloth. My jeans are tight and my skin is bleugh. So I need to get back on it.

Also I start a new job on January 6th so I need to look a bit more groomed. Am going from working in a classroom to working in an office, so a total change.

In the new year I am going to:
* lose the weight that I have put on over Christmas
* eat healthily - lean protein, lots of fruit and veg, plenty of water
* cleanse and moisturise properly every day
* keep up "maintenance" with regular appointments for hair, nails, waxing, facials etc.
* not buy any more clothes for at least a month (I have hit the sales quite heavily in preparation for my new job) but find interesting ways of putting the clothes I have together
* exercise (probably walking, swimming and yoga as running has been banned by my GP due to a trapped nerve in my back) at least 3 times a week.

DH and I have booked a weekend away without the DC for the beginning of February, which will be my first target for looking gorgeous.

Karbea Sun 29-Dec-13 18:11:15


I went AWOL with this before, but I'm in again. Not sure what I'm going to achieve... Will be daily baby steps for me. Biggest issue is cr@p food and slob like tendencies!

Bigfatgypsyweddingwatcher Sun 29-Dec-13 18:13:12

Place marking

dazzlingdeborahrose Sun 29-Dec-13 18:41:08

Place marking. Will be back with a list.

Pollywallywinkles Sun 29-Dec-13 18:47:59

I'm still thinking about what I want to do.

Definitely more exercise, but not sure what at the moment.

I'm pretty good at a daily beauty regime, but I want to up it a bit.

Hands need serious attention, so weekly manicure and more use of hand creams on a daily basis.

Diet is generally reasonable, but I need to get back to normal eating in the new year.

Pollywallywinkles Sun 29-Dec-13 18:50:36

Just remembered, no new clothes in January (possibly longer) and no products until I have about ran out.

CatAndFiddle Sun 29-Dec-13 19:04:58

Oooh. I need this. My plan is to get back on track with healthy eating, but particularly pay attention to my water intake. My skin is shocking for my age and I think a lot of it is down to dehydration. I also need to tone up after having a baby in June. Going to start with the 30 day plank challenge. And my clothes. Major one for me this...I hate shopping so have ended up in a situation where I have very little to wear as things have quite literally worn out. Just bought some bits in the sales to try to build up a wardrobe again...but am quite clueless about how to dress. Will need some help with this one!

greedygoose Sun 29-Dec-13 19:07:23

Marking place, all over this....

Dilidali Sun 29-Dec-13 19:11:26

I'm in, will post a list once I've parked the child smile

FutureDreamer Sun 29-Dec-13 19:14:10


I'm going to:

Stick to a cleanse and tone routine
Shred 5 x week
No junk food
3 litres water per day
No clothes shopping and day unique outfits

That for starters

scaryg Sun 29-Dec-13 19:17:17

I'm in as well. I've been thinking about sorting myself out this year. My list so far is;

1. Implement a 5:2 diet in so far as BFing my 24m DD will allow.
2. Sort out an easy to stick to daily facial care routine.
3. Have a dry January and spend the money saved on booze on a pedicure at the end of the month.
4. Get the Zumba game for the Wii and use it at least once a week, I'm a couple of pounds off my pre-pregnancy weight but my tummy really needs toning up.

CallingAllEngels Sun 29-Dec-13 19:23:55

Ooh, shiny new thread!

I solemnly swear I will....

-exercise regularly
-eat and drink better..fewer unhealthy snacks and coffee, more veg and water
-keep up with cleanse, tone and moisturising regime
-take time to pamper...face and hair masks, pedicure
-plan my outfits and jewellery so I look fabulous everyday, especially when leaving the house/work

Fab41 Sun 29-Dec-13 19:25:50

Off to think of the plan, and will be back

Vicky08 Sun 29-Dec-13 19:28:39

Marking place. I'm in. Will be back later when kids are in bed.

Wolfcub Sun 29-Dec-13 19:29:21

I'm in.

My list for starters

Drink more water
Walk more with a view to running
Eat better/less with a view to losing weight
Be more groomed - face, clothes and hands particularly

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 29-Dec-13 19:36:40

I think I am going to add "I will not use glitter nail polish" to my list! Just spent 10 minutes scrubbing off the stuff I put on for Christmas. Am now slathering my hands in Body Shop Hemp handcream to try to repair the damage.

I'm using Pinterest and Polyvore to plan outfits for my new job. Does anyone else use them?

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