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Princessing 2018

(223 Posts)
YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 13:02:21

Have just been working out how long it will take me to lose my excess weight. Horrifyingly my app reckons the start of May if I lose 1.5lb a week. ( 2 stone-ish blush)

It got me thinking about the last Project Princess thread which was great..and of course there's Harry and Meghan's wedding in May that I/we could use as a target. Just for a bit of fun...anyone?

Would be great to get the previous experts on board if they are around ?

Piccolino2 Wed 10-Jan-18 13:18:18

Oh I’m up for a bit of princessing. Not a lot of weight to lose (6lbs) but turning 39 in a few weeks and looking tired. Been working on getting a wardrobe I love and main priorities this year are getting more sleep and sorting my skin, especially around my eyes - more technology needed in that area.

TheOtherGirl Wed 10-Jan-18 13:37:01

Count me in.

I love a bit of Princessing, me smile

Thanks to bastardy flu I managed to actually lose half a stone over Xmas and I'm determined to keep it off.

I got addicted to regular Shellac manicures before Xmas and fully intend to keep having them in 2018.

I'm stepping up my (already intensive) skincare regime as I'm pushing 50 and everything is starting to ever-so-slightly sag. I'm also toying with having a series of CACI treatments to try and stay the passage of time.

Anyone had a good experience of CACI?

Aridane Wed 10-Jan-18 13:44:09

What is CACI?

TheOtherGirl Wed 10-Jan-18 13:52:24

It's a type of non surgical face lift.

ruleshelpcontrolthefun Wed 10-Jan-18 13:55:55

I'll join. Just under a stone to lose but my hair is rubbish, my skin is rubbish and I look tired all the time.

HeffalumpsnWoozles Wed 10-Jan-18 14:01:56

I'll join! Getting married in December and need to lose a couple of stone. Have started by -

Using gradual tan every other day
Painting nails with gel home kit
Moisturising daily
Bothering to shave legs etc. each week rather than waiting till its long enough to plait
Hair trimmed every 6 weeks
Walking more, eating less junk
Sleeping more than 6hrs a night

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 15:14:08

Yay! Hello everyone

Agree agree with everything above

Lose the weight so I can wear all my nice clothes. I know what to do just need to get on track. Paul McKenna gastric band trance thing on iBook is strangely good....

Use all my lotions potions etc
Make more of an effort with outfits
Use gradual tanner , shave legs, sleep water exercise as pp above

Just saw on daily fail that Meghan's M&S jumper is sold out online
Saw a photo of Kate today at something and although she is very attractive I think Meghan makes her look a bit old fashioned

Annabelle4 Wed 10-Jan-18 15:15:58

I'm in.

(Place marking for later)

Ninjakittysmells Wed 10-Jan-18 15:20:14

Yes, yes, yes!!! I’m working on a 5 week deadline to lose 15lbs. I will be back with my other goals when I’ve worked them out!

mammymammyIRL Wed 10-Jan-18 15:21:51

Would like to join in
Need to lose 2.5st - joined RH Fitness last summer and record everything in My Fitness Pal
I started looking after my skin in November and it's rewarding me. Using Superdrugs Hot Cloth Cleanser and their day moisturiser and night moisturiser.
Project improve Nails starts all over again after using falsies at Christmas they're destroyed. Have Sinful nail oil and normally use a sally hansen strengthener over that, any other recommendations?

Last year I had laser hair removal done on my underarms and it's definitely something I'd recommend

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 15:23:20

Ok we have 18 weeks on Friday

I plan to be glossy groomed and glowing smile

celebrate30 Wed 10-Jan-18 15:35:13

I'll join too, always lurked on the other threads. My routine since the new year
-use up all the lotions & potions I've been saving "for later"
-drink 2 cups of green tea daily
-drink more water (started that today0
-cut out wine during the week, save for weekend
-cut down on sugar
-started taking vitiman b complex
-on Sundays exfloiate body, feet, hands with body scrub, face scrub, face & hair mask.
-start cleansing & moisturising morning & evening & using an eye cream
-use lip balm religiously
-moisturise after shower including feet & hands
-start going for a monthly file & polish
-get hair coloured every 8 weeks & use l'oreal root touch up in between colours
-walk an hour every evening

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 15:44:28

Original Princessing list below
Do we want an edit for 2018?

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.

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 15:48:06

Celebrate I love your Sunday night idea I used to do that when I was in high school!
I'd tidy my room too and put clean sheets on. It was fab. A good way to start the week

RapunzelsRealMom Wed 10-Jan-18 15:52:00

Ooh I'm in!

I've kind of started already, although I didn't know it was called 'Princessing'.

Daily exercise, more water, less wine, gel nails, taking care of my hair and skin.

I have a couple of stone to lose and on the wrong side of 45 40 grin. I'm starting a new job next week and new year, new me and all that

TheOtherGirl Wed 10-Jan-18 15:58:11

The thing is, I find if I use body lotion every day I get lots of tiny bumps and little red spots etc. Not smooth skin at all.

Any ideas?

whenohwhen Wed 10-Jan-18 16:00:06

Yes please, me too. I need some markle sparkle wink

-8 glasses of water a day
-3 good meals, homemade. No snacks.
- exfoliate, shave and moisturise every morning.
- skin care and make up every morning
- remove makeup and skin care every night
- weekly hair and face mask
- Weekly home mani/pedi
- daily callisthenics (30 mins)
-daily walk
- whiten teeth (how?)
- kondo clothes and keep everything ironed

Need to lose about 10lbs and approx 10 years wink

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 16:04:45

I have just copied and pasted the original list into notes and I'm going to steal ideas be inspired by you lot to create my ultimate list, then I'll post it.

Can I just add despite being an avid lurker and occasional poster on MN this
is the first time I've started a thread so I am very excited


mammymammyIRL Wed 10-Jan-18 16:07:45

Love the list

I forgot - I gave up alcohol last Sat until my Christmas party next December, this was preplanned not a result of a hangover smile
I want to concentrate on improving my running and hangovers don't help weight loss or running

Landed Wed 10-Jan-18 16:23:13

Love this princessing idea. Markle Sparkle love it whenohwhen! I need to join in. Printing out the lists. Sadly I've a couple of stones to shed too and am highlighting getting more than 6 hours of sleep each night.

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 16:32:28

Markle Sparkle is genius!

YolandasFridge Wed 10-Jan-18 16:35:25

TheOtherGirl have you tried body lotions with AHA's?
They slough off dry skin rather than moisturising what's there. Sounds like the lotion you are using could be too rich?

Recommend Palmers anti ageing lotion ( turquoise writing) it's bloody brilliant but it stinks a bit

TheOtherGirl Wed 10-Jan-18 18:03:26

Oooh, thanks Yolande I'll try it smile

andysghost Wed 10-Jan-18 18:07:19

Oooo I want to join, I'm hitting the big 40 in May and I'm too fat and just feel generally yuk

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