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Princessing Countdown to Christmas - the 100 day challenge starts here!!

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Helgathehairy Mon 14-Sep-15 19:18:47

please pretend it's Tuesday morning

Link to prep thread

Some previous and current useful beauty threads
How to be groomed
I'm a frump
5 day makeover
approaching 40 beauty

100 days to go. Do you have your list ready?? Have you decided on your top 3 priorities? (remember you can have less or more and you can swap them around after a certain amount of time if you want)

Ok then...


mowglik Mon 14-Sep-15 19:21:38

Marking place! And top 3 priorities would be:

1. Keep up low carb for another half stone
2. Start using Philips lumea this week
3. Keep up using retinol and sunscreen to get rid of this permatan by Xmas!

AWONI Mon 14-Sep-15 20:06:35

Me! Me! Me! Top three priorities:

Exercise every day 30 mins ish
Listen to Paul McK every day
Body brush every day.


Thanks helga

twirlypoo Mon 14-Sep-15 20:14:21

Shit im in!!! Haven't got 3 priorities yet but didn't want to lose the thread. I'll be back!

Karcheer Mon 14-Sep-15 20:25:50


I've been progressing really well, gym everyday, eating clean most of the time, vitamins. My skin has really improved and feeling good although tired. I'm waiting to have more energy but that's not kicked in yet...
Keeping to my capsule wardrobe, beauty maintenance (waxing etc) all up to date).

lucidlady Mon 14-Sep-15 20:31:03

I'm in! My priorities are:

1 - sort my diet out - adopt a cleaner way of eating
2 - stick to my "maintenance" regime - roots every 6 weeks, nails every fortnight (I have followed my skincare routine religiously for a while)
3 - be more active - do SOMETHING active at least 3 times per week, most likely to be running

RipMacWinkle Mon 14-Sep-15 20:41:00

Ok me I'm in ????3 priorities? ????Drink water (currently drink none)??Consistent skincare routine ??Do exercise. Some. Any. ??????starstarstar

RipMacWinkle Mon 14-Sep-15 20:42:10

Sorry for the weird post. I did it through the test app. I didn't add the random ????

glenthebattleostrich Mon 14-Sep-15 20:53:16

1. Drink 3 litres of water per day
2. Exercise 5 times per week for at least 30 minutes
3. Complete 30 day little black dress challenge

WickedWax Mon 14-Sep-15 20:53:57

I'll join this one, three things seems manageable.

1. Drink more water.
2. Start eating breakfast.
3. Take make up off every night.

glenthebattleostrich Mon 14-Sep-15 20:54:11

3b. Sorry my skincare routine

Helgathehairy Mon 14-Sep-15 21:05:00

Just a quick explanatory post about the 3 priorities as this is something new.

The general idea is to have a list of things you want to work on until Christmas (and hopefully afterwards). In general people have about 10 items on their list (list ideas can be found on the prep thread linked above).

Say for example I have 10 items on my list, exercise, drink more water, no Coke, floss, vitamin, wash face every night, do nails, hair removal etc.

For the first 3 weeks (because apparently it takes 21 days to form a habit) no matter what else goes wrong or how well everything goes the 3 things I NEED to do are floss, vitamin & wash face.

If you only want 3 items on your list, that's fine too but please don't feel restricted to 3. Or in 3 weeks pick another 3.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 14-Sep-15 21:26:21

Okay - the 3 for now.

1: wear the clothes I love and buy then they hang in the wardrobe while I just drag out the Same old same Old. Would I want to wake up in A&E wearing those knickers or THAT bra. No I flipping well wouldn't. Answer- throw them out. Buy new underwear.

2: make time to have a bath and all the pampering things like a scrub and lotion. Sunday night will be The Night.

3: weight loss. A work in progress. I'm not putting a figure on it but I'd like to be under 10stone by Christmas. (I'm 11 stone now). I;ve lost 6lb snce end June, so it's painfully slow. Is it do-able? Not sure.

These are Habit Forming Princesses.
I will add to them over the weeks.

notaprincessbutaqueen Mon 14-Sep-15 22:11:02

me i'm in. i can cope with items.
1) nail extensions done and infilled fortnightly
2) ditch the glasses and start wearing contact lenses again!
3) make-up daily before the school run!

tropicalphilosophical Mon 14-Sep-15 22:15:26

I'm in, place marking for the time being.i can't wait to feel all fabulous and sparkly at Christmas grin

WaxyBean Tue 15-Sep-15 06:20:31

I'm in

Top three

Lumea regularly
More fruit and veg
Be more active

Magicrealism Tue 15-Sep-15 06:33:42

I'd like to join please.

1) Follow 5:2 diet until Christmas. (Got 2 stones to lose, so should get half way there.
2) Facial excercises
3) Keep finger and toe nails manicured

twirlypoo Tue 15-Sep-15 06:37:10

I've had time to think now! My 3 are:

1) eat better / clean and drink more water
2) do some (any!!) exercise, 3 times a week.
3) bedtime skin care routine

OverAndAbove Tue 15-Sep-15 06:49:04

Me please! I was lurking on the prep thread. Need to think about a whole list, but off the top of my head, my priorities would be:

Eat for health - a bit general, but I know what I mean!
Plan my outfits in advance so as to look more "together"
Minimum of three wine-free nights each week

I'll have a think over the rest. Looking forward to seeing how everyone is doing

HairsprayQueen Tue 15-Sep-15 08:10:45

I'm in.

My top 3 will be-
1. do 5:2 (first fast today),
2. keep up with skincare routine every single day and make a good effort to stop touching my face so much
3. Exercise 5 times a week

Other things I'll work on will be drink more water, keep trying to make my feet prettier, look after my hair better and moisturise everyday including my often forgotten hands.

goldface Tue 15-Sep-15 08:15:58

me please!

1) water water water
2) make up off every evening!
3) use slendertone

Helenagrace Tue 15-Sep-15 09:23:02

Off we go!

Top three:

1. Carry on cutting out rubbish food and 7 portions of fruit / veg per day(lost 4lb already)
2. Exercise classes x 3 per week
3. No more than 4 (ideally 3) caffeinated drinks per day.


Carry on with new skincare regime
Carry on with heel cream and not neglect my feet over the winter
Hand cream
More water (min 2 litres / day)
Go back to planning a whole week's outfits on Sunday night
No more late nights!
Make more time for reading

knowler Tue 15-Sep-15 12:38:37

Great idea. There's something about 100 days that is very motivating but not overwhelming smile

1. Weight loss - 2 stone (more likely 1)
2. Exercise - run 3x week and wear fitbit daily
3. Grooming - keep nails short and painted; keep eyebrows neat; blowdry hair every other day.
4. Skincare - take make up off every night; use eye cream daily; use only mineral make up.
5. Continue to develop capsule wardrobe (going quite well at the minute - i've got about 20% of the amount of clothes i used to have and it is unexpectedly liberating!)

tropicalphilosophical Tue 15-Sep-15 18:09:52

My top 3
1. Sort my diet out no snacks/processed food
2. Lots of water!
3.follow a beauty regime religiously! Weekly manicure/pedicure face mask ect as well as daily cleansing

I really need to start taking my makeup of before bed hmm

Helgathehairy Tue 15-Sep-15 19:32:39

Brilliant to see so much enthusiasm & motivation on day 1! I've ticked off my top 3 for today.

Had my dentist appointment and I need one more filling. Getting it done next Tuesday so then the next priority for big one offs is a smear test. I've been putting it off for a bit so want to get it sorted now.

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