I feel like 2016 went by really fast. I had a Beauty Game Plan for the year that I didn’t fully stick to because of leaving a job after five years and making the difficult transition to working from home which made my self confidence and motivation suffer a little. Plus, it didn’t help either when other stressful events happened that left me feeling worse for wear. But, it’s a new year now and I’m committing myself to fight through it and change things for the better. Here are my 2017 beauty & blogging resolutions.
Resolution #1 – Get Back into Fitness Again: I know this sounds like your typical New Year’s resolution but my main goal here is to fall in love with fitness again and, ultimately, get back into shape. I found a lot of excuses for not working out as much as I should last year but now I don’t have any excuses. I’m getting older and it’s only going to get harder to stay fit. I’m actually at my most motivated to workout during the winter because looking fit for the summer is always something I like striving for. I’ve started this year off pretty decently by pushing myself to get up and do some kind of exercise. I don’t want to (and can’t) give up on myself like I have before and it’s now or never.
Resolution #2 – Post More Frequently on Glitter Diaries: For my first blogging resolution, I want to work on posting more as well as varying my content so you guys are not just seeing review after review on here. I also want to be more consistent and active on my social media accounts as well. I’d like to expand into more lifestyle and fashion posts because they’re really lacking on the blog. And if you’d like to see anything else in particular, shoot me an email!
Resolution #3 – Treat My Skin to More Spa Treatments: Last year, I went to get my first really great facial in a long time. It reminded me that there’s only so much you can do by yourself at home and it’s good to treat your skin every now and then to a special service. I want to get more facials done and work on getting rid of the sun damage I’ve got.
Resolution #4 – Rebrand the Blog: This has been on my mind for a long time now. You know when you get into a funk and feel like the overall style and look of the blog that you originally had in mind is not doing it for you anymore? There is more to me and my personality than I let on and I want that to show more on GD. So, be prepared to start seeing some changes in the aesthetic on here verrry soon! 😉
Resolution #5 – Buy More Wigs: I wish I could dye my hair all of the colours of the rainbow but from going from blonde to black and then back to blonde when I was younger, it took a huge toll on my hair and, unfortunately, I can’t take risks like that with my anymore. That’s why I love wearing wigs for photo shoots because it adds a fun element to the photos. There are so many high quality wigs out there and I have yet to try out front lace wigs, which look a lot more realistic than the ones I’ve bought. My dream would be to build a wig collection as enviable as Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek. Her wig collection is AH-mazing!
Resolution #6 – Start Shooting Videos Again: Way back when I first started the blog, I got into doing makeup tutorials on YouTube. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up with it and just stopped doing it all together. I really miss doing the videos and being a part of that community. I’ve heard from many other bloggers who are also doing videos that it’s really engaging and fun to be on there now. I know I’m missing out on the audience YT would open me up to on there and I want to start getting back into video again soon.
Resolution #7 – Revamp My Beauty Room: I found out really quickly this past year that the room all of my makeup. beauty products, camera, soft boxes, props and everything else are in is way too small. I’m planning on moving my beauty room into our second bedroom which is a hell of a lot bigger and will give all of my furniture and products more breathing space. This is where I shoot my photos and will eventually do videos in, so I need room for that without feeling like I’m being suffocated by all of the product and stuff that’s on the floor because there’s nowhere to put them. I will show you guys the transformation once the move is underway!
So, these are my beauty & blogging resolutions for 2017 in a nutshell. I think these are very doable as long as I keep focused on the end goals and how happy it will make me. I’d love to hear what resolutions you guys have for beauty and blogging for the year. Resolutions can be tough to keep, but as long as you make them a priority and keep in mind why they’re so important to you, you can accomplish what you set out to in the first place!
What do you think of my 2017 Beauty & Blogging Resolutions? What are your resolutions for the year?! Share your thoughts below!