Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year! Resolutions?

Hi everyone!

Firstly, a Happy New Year to you all!  Thank you so much for sticking with me through my first eight months of blogging, if it was a baby it would be nearly due! Scary thought haha!

Starting my blog is the joint best thing I've done in 2012, which to be honest has been a pretty lame year.  Work has been the "same old same old", and nothing really of note has happened.

The other best thing I've done is stick to last years New Years resolution and give up smoking.  The last normal ciggie I had was this time last year.  I used to smoke around 15 home rolled cigs a day.  I did struggle, and bought a nicotine free e-cig about two weeks in, which really helped me, because by then it wasn't really the nicotine I was missing, but the hand to mouth movement, especially with a drink.  So at first I was using it every weekend, and it slowly got so that I needed it less and less, and I stopped using it completely around September time.  I would never get rid of it though, because you never know when those pesky cravings will come!  I truly believe that it's a case of waiting for your brain to rewire itself and that's why it takes so long to be comfortable with a quit, also why it takes everyone a different length of time.  So, enough of that, if you're thinking of packing in for this years resolution, feel free to tweet me if you struggle.  I joined a forum too, and that was good because everyone quit on the same day and is going through the same withdrawals at the beginning.

Because of finishing the cigs, I did put on a stone.  From September I decided I was ready to start healthy eating to lose that, I still have four pounds to go, but it's been steadily coming off which I'm happy with. I was jogging early on in the year, but in May both my achilles packed in and it's been a very very slow and painful task with the help of physiotherapy and ultrasound to try and get them back to being able to jog.  They're not quite there yet, but there's definite improvement.

So without further ado, here's my new year nails:
The base is a polish I've been craving for a while, Layla Flash Black.  It's everything I hoped it would be, the holo is awesome!  Formula wise, I did find it VERY thin and runny, and it needed two coats, and on some nails three coats to even out the finish.  It did dry very fast though so it wasn't too painful.  The finish is soooo worth it.  The fireworks I did with a Color Club striper:
As for this years resolutions, I have a few.

Decide what I want to do with my life, and do something about it.
This speaks for itself.

Do something with my hair and eyebrows.
Both are allowed to run wild, and I hardly ever look groomed.  This year I'll try to change that.

Get more organised.
I seem to store things just where theres a space, and I hardly ever throw things away.  I have things like my guitar and my childhood stuffingless teddy that I don't want to get rid of, but I don't really have space to store either.  Possibly I should look at a storage locker.  It's stressful when you have to root through your belongings to find the one thing you want each time.  Plus I know it does other halfs head in, which isn't fair.

Start a creative thoughts, dreams and blog idea notebook.
I usually just keep my blog ideas on post-it notes in my pockets, and they end up all over the place.  If I can find a nice handbag sized notebook I can keep them all together, or at least stick the post-its in it haha

Carry on the healthy eating.

And I think that's about it! Bye bye 2012, I won't miss you.  2013 I'm going to try and make you a good one!  Do you have some resolutions?  Are any the same as mine?

Thanks for everything, and I hope you have a great night!

Until next year...



  1. Oh well done quitting smoking! I used to smoke very occasionally when drinking and yes it's strange how it's more the actual movement than the drugs that you get addicted to!? Lovely nails, that is an amazing colour! Happy New Year, and good luck with the resolutions!! xx

    1. Thank you so much! Giving up is probably the best thing I've done for a long time, and yes, that Layla holo is AWESOME! A very Happy New Year to you too x x x

  2. happy new year. love your new year nails. I did a post of new year nails if you'd like to have a look. and don't trim your brows. big brows are in for spring 2013, so you'll be right on trend :)

    1. Big brows are in? AT LAST lolll! Loved your blog, new follower here! Did you do all of those manicures on your new years post, theyre great x x x

  3. Hats off to u for giving up smoking!!! It's tough... I kno! I go through phases of finding the thoughts of it make me sick or I crave it and will kill for a quick one. Even just a half. Until u get to the good bit hehe! All the best for 2013! I hope u get to where u want petal xxx

    1. Thanks Cat! I've had thoses phases too haha! All the best to you in 2013 too, hopefully this year your health will all be sorted and you will feel like the million dollars you already look like, beautiful lady x x x

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