How To Actually Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

Yes, it’s that ‘time’ again, where some of us are still in the state of “wait what, it’s 2017 already” then there’s also those of us that are like “yeah, let’s go 2017, I’m ready” but on the other side we also have those people who utter “thank god this year is over, now let’s hope 2017 is better”. These types have inspired me to publish this blog to kickoff the new year, and with that in mind this blog by all means serves as a motivation, that’s just combination of personal mistakes, lessons and observations.

It’s perfectly normal and great to create new year resolutions, after all it’s the time to start all things fresh. Though, it seems that new year resolutions are just a hype during the first week or weeks of the new year and are just good for tricking your mind into achieving much in the year. Now these resolutions can turn to achieved goals before the end of the year, if we make some small changes, surely, we would all be more successful. So today I’m going to show you What Not To Do aka Everything that’s wrong with new year resolutions and I’ll let YOU take it from there, so are you ready to achieve? Sit tight for a few minutes, I promise it’ll be well worth it 🙂

Reasons Your New Year Resolutions Fail

  1.  Setting Dates  saying you’ll start working towards your goal on a certain day, (e.g I’ll start going to the gym on January 1st because this week I’m going to be unhealthy anyways with all the celebrations) No! No! No! by doing this you’re already showing a lack of motivation, it’s saying you’re not eager enough, you don’t want it badly, you’re just telling yourself you need to do this and there’s a difference between ‘having’ to do something and ‘wanting’ to do something. The ‘want’ will take you further!

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 2. Making Long Lists  if you have to sit there and brainstorm your goals on a paper to make a resolution or to-do, you’ve got this wrong, resolutions are not about entries, journals are more suitable for this. Which means keep your resolutions short and to the point. Don’t kid yourself by putting down unrealistic goals, don’t put down too many things; 1,2,3,4,5 from most important to least important, simple as that. Let me tell you deep down you know what you really want to accomplish in the coming year, it’s the things you didn’t achieve the past year, things you know you need to accomplish this coming year (e.g get a job, finish school, reduce anxiety)

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3.  Feeling Like it  Let me tell you; you’re never going to ‘feel’ like it. Did you ever wonder why you’re writing down what you need to do, you are convincing yourself that if you write it out, you will somehow magically get it all done. OKAY! back to reality and let’s face it, everything you’re telling yourself you are going to do in the new year, guess what…you’re not going ‘feel like it’ thats’s right, it’s not “New Year, New Me” it goes more like this “New year, Old You”. Now that this huge misconception is gone, let me tell you what you need to put to the side this year; your ‘feelings‘ when it comes getting stuff done, be it big dreams or small tasks, there is no room for feelings, all you need to remember is work work work, use feelings to express emotions and love to your loved ones not to distract you from achieving your goals.

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f91e75bbe245eccb8d658cb164c76c6d_Must-Do-It-1199.jpgb68c34e795e269e4971fb115003b1891.jpg4. Negative People  negative people and bad environment are the root of your problems and failures in life more than often, understand one thing that ‘you’ yourself may not be that of a pessimist as you have come to believe. It’s actually your social circle that’s having a larger impact on you, surround yourself with likeminded people and eliminate those who are nothing but a bad influence. And if they’re a family member, try to reduce the influence they have on your dreams and aspirations and create a work place that’s away from distractions.

 5.  ALL Or Nothing it’s not the case, it’s not and trust me when I say this because I have always been about “go all out or go home” in reality you do not get very far with this approach in fact, you stay ‘stuck’. Everything counts, every little step counts, something is better than nothing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Start, take the first step as you begin this new year and keep walking, don’t stop, if you fall get back up.

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11325772_888365517877562_1463811173_n.jpgAnd with that I hope you all leave with a rush of energy and a vibe to go out there with a new outlook that’s filled with motivation and excitement to conquer those dreams and goals, wish you all the best, and please let me know whether or not I was successful in my approach. Feel free to leave your comments and tips so we can all benefit from each other.

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Wish you all a very happy and successful NEW YEAR my lovelies, virtual hugs & kisses & cheers 🙂 🙂 🙂 I am honestly so happy to be apart of this amazing, loving and creative community here and super excited about 2017, I know you all are too, thank you for being apart of Gilts&Glamz journey to 2017 xoxo

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Sephora Play Box : December

The Partygoers : Meet Your Night Out Necessities 

This ready to party play box has been sitting on my desk waiting to be revealed so let go…

December is another way of saying let’s celebrate and of course Sephora was all about catching those vibes this month and throwing them into this cute little package that screams let’s party. I love the color scheme of this month’s box.

Here’s what’s inside the box:

Bobbi Brown SMOKEY EYE MASCARA  a jet-black, kohl-pigmented mascara delivers high-impact volume with a smudge-free formula. It’s the life of the party because it will enhance any look by adding volume to each and every one of your lash without clumping them.

Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY  it’s weightless and prevents makeup from fading, smudging, and settling into fine lines, no needs for touch-ups. It’s the life of the party because it’s dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic but at the same time powerful enough to keep makeup fresh for up to 16 hours regardless of skin type. 

Makeup Forever STEP 1 SKIN EQUALIZER SMOOTHING PRIMER  it helps makeup last longer with a formula that balances skin’s texture to give you a smoother and more even look. It’s the life of the party because it’s made up of complexion perfecting and radiance-enhancing formulas, also reducing redness and correcting, so you can mix and match them and find a prep that works best for you.

Sephora Collection CREAM LIP STAIN IN ALWAYS RED  a decadent yet lightweight stain moisturizes while saturating your lips with a bold, nonstop color of red. it’s the life of the party because it’s the bestselling red that’s smooth and made from hydrating avocado and vitamin E oil.

Elizabeth And James NIRVANA BOURBON  a intoxicating blend of vanilla bourbon and spice wood with a delicate floral note. The blend includes a warm and spicy fragrance family, top notes; vanilla bourbon, middle notes; tuberose, base notes; oak and spice woods. 

And That’s Everything

 

As  you can see I’ve been using that perfume sample hehe; it’s nice 🙂 and with that this month’s unboxing comes to an end, I must say it was a FUN one, did you get the same products, did you like em, let me know, comment down below.

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300 FOLLOWERS THANK YOU!!!

Hey guys g-u-e-s-s what… this blog that I started one day to simply put out my thoughts and share my growing passion for beauty and things now has 300 followers meaning 300 other actual people of which most are total beauty gurus themselves that right there excites me 🙂 and I think that’s a good thing hehe. I reached 300 at the perfect time; last day of the semester and coming home to this lovely achievement. Though, I have to say something and being that I’ve always been straight-up honest here, this time I felt a sense of underachievement, my work was lacking, I was not able to post, I was not active which kind of sucks but what I learned from this is that unlike other things blogging always continues even when you’re away the stuff that you have created continues to engage other people isn’t that a great feeling. So a big ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone for their support throughout and the constant inspiration, so glad to be apart of this community 🙂 love you all 🙂 xoxo

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Slowly, Slowly Make It Happen (2 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: M. Davis Founder & Owner of: Clear Dope Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer You probably have no idea how much you can achieve after 1 year from now improving just a little bit every day. The changes are huge. We just have to keep going every single day.

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My Nutella Obsession | Fruitella’s 

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to the very last blog post on ‘My Nutella Obsession’ Today is going to be all about ‘Fruitellas’ and in case you are wondering, Fruitellas are something I invented. I put together Fruits and Nutella and got Fruitella!

I wanted this to be a little bit more healthy than my usual Nutella posts,but I still wanted it it to be super yummy so I used a couple of my favorite fruits which are strawberries, apples and bananas. You can use your favorite fruits for any of these recipes too! Feel free to go crazy with the combos 😉

The first Fruitella idea is Fruitella kebabs

This is a super simple but still really yummy 😋 Here is how to do it



You will need

  • Kebab sticks
  • Three different fruits of your choice ( I used bananas,apples and strawberries)
  • Nutella

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  • First you are going to have to…

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Who’s Ready For Another Unboxing ?

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening wherever you lovely people are. Yes, I am posting two days in a row, I know wow! These days off I’m taking full advantage of the time I have to get some of the stuff on my mind on up on the blog, I still have a lot of school work that I’m putting off because damn I needed a mini getaway, what’s better than blogging 🙂 ok, rambling stops now.

And the unboxing begins, this one is skincare because I’ve been into skincare recently so I whatever I got ended up being skincare related, and hey what’s more important than skincare, makeup comes after ok! You might not know this, but I often just opted for natural remedies/dIY’s for skincare when I started the blog with some skincare products from brands (mostly Clinique) yes, they are like my ‘first’ brand 🙂 and I keep going back for some reason, and that is why you’ll be seeing an unboxing from the brand today. So… I have tried, attempted to record an unboxing video today, don’t judge me okay! 

Clinique Sonic System  

Retails For: $89.50

In Clinique’s Words; Innovative sonic facial cleansing brush that works with your cleanser to create your greatest skin ever. Dermatologist-developed and Swiss-engineered. Waterproof. For all Skin Types.

Meet our new skin-changer:

  • Sonic movement offers deep yet gentle cleansing.
  • Angled tip targets T-Zone and other hard to reach areas.
  • Gently lifts the makeup, dirt and oil hand washing may miss.
  • Makes 3-Step routine more effective.
  • 2-year warranty.

I knew wanted or I should say ‘needed’ a facial cleansing system to deeply clean my skin, I can’t even begin to tell you how annoying and bothersome my skin has been these past couple of months, nothing seemed to make it better, whatever I do only lasts for a like a day so I decided to give this sonic system from Clinique a try and so happy to have bought this cute limited edition design rather than a plain white one 🙂 Here’s a little video I put together for you of the unboxing, let me know how I did and forgive me if I don’t live up to your expectations my lovelies. ↓↓↓

 

P.S.  This note would not be here in the first place if this blog had went up when I had planned it, HOWEVER, I failed sigh and it was a mess. Now ‘why’ you ask, well I had originally recored or tried to record a unboxing video for you guys in this post and also edited that video to my best potential but…  now you can probably guess what happened; well that video just wouldn’t download from iMovie (error -50) but don’t worry I still included a ‘unboxing’ video but I would love it if someone could leave me some tips on using editing apps, thanks lovelies 🙂 xo

Also, this blog is overdue for almost a month, forgive me 🙂

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