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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New Years Resolutions - January Update

as if it's February on Friday already?! i can't believe how quickly this month has gone, so i thought i'd update you all on how i'm getting on with the New Years Resolutions i made this year (see the original post here). I'll do a post like this towards the end of each month until it's time to make some new ones! 

1. Try some Soap & Glory products
i have stuck to this one! i treated myself to a few bits before i moved back to university this term and whilst boots were offering upto £5 off. i snapped up 'No Clogs Allowed' the 'Deep Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser' and 'Purifying Face Wipes'. I use the 'No Clogs Allowed' once a week and the other two products at least once a week in an attempt to look after my skin more this year. I've already reviewed 'No Clogs Allowed' here if you want to check it out for yourself. I'm definitely keen to add to this little collection throughout the year, and will of course keep you updated!

2. Try some Lush products
I haven't actually got round to trying anything yet, but I have got my hands on a couple of pieces. I went in to store to get a birthday present for one of my friends and picked up the 'Butter Ball' bath bomb for myself, but we're deprived of a bath at the uni house so I'll have to wait until i go home to test this out, but the smell is to die for. My friend Becky from work also gave me a little bottle of 'Snow Fairy' after she saw my resolutions post as she got well stocked up with it as christmas presents. I will review both of these when i get round to using them, promise! 

3. Do 20 sit-ups every morning and night.
okay, i admit - i haven't done this. why? out of laziness. i just haven't had time in the mornings, and i always end up lounging in bed hours before i actually go to sleep and can never be bothered to get out again to do this. i am determined to start when February comes round and i'm also thinking of going swimming every other week too. 

4. ALWAYS walk to work. unless it's raining.
i have actually stuck to this, even in all the snow we had! so now there is no reason why i can't keep this up!

5. Eat more healthily.
i have 100% failed at this, i've been awful. James came up to visit me for the weekend and i ended up buying so much junk food that i've only just got rid of it after a week and a half of him going home again! i am going to try harder with this though from now on and start eating breakfast again to see if it helps stop me from snacking. i now vow that there will always be some fruit in my house!

6. Try and save £1000.
i can't see this happening as i need to pay out for my car insurance in April! but i have applied for a summer internship which will earn me £2400, so if i get that then this might be on the cards!

7. Don't attempt a spending ban.
i haven't attempted one, but i might aswell be on one with how little money i have this term. i'm finding myself lusting over so much stuff - it's killing me inside that if i go and buy a Rimmel Apocalips (which i am lusting over soooo bad) that it'll will be nearly half my weeks money allowance. sob. 

8. Book a holiday.
Not yet. hopefully by June?

9. Purchase a brush cleaner for my make-up brushes.
i haven't got round to this due to my tight budget, but in the meantime i will be cleaning them more often with shampoo and other homemade concoctions.

10.  Jar project.
this is now my favourite of the resolutions and the easiest to stick to! I've decorated two jars and think i have around 10 things in there so far. i make sure i write down even the littlest things that make me happy, even if it's just a text message - i definitely reccomend everyone does this, i can't wait to open it up at the end of the year already! 

11. Watch as many films off my list of 'Films I Should Have Seen But Haven't'.
the list is officially finished since the initial post and made it past the 100 mark somehow....

1. 500 Days of Summer
2. New Year's Eve
3. The Time Travellers Wife
4. Bambi
5. The Lucky One
6. Keith Lemon: The Movie
7. American Beauty 
8. 127 Hours
9. Dirty Dancing
10. Friends With Benefits
11. Knocked Up
12. Alot Like Love
13. Taken
14. 13 Going On 30
15. About a Boy
16. Fame
17. Green Mile
18. Mamma Mia
19. Music & Lyrics
20. Sex and the City 2
21. Slumdog Millionaire
22. The Kings Speech
23. Snow White & The Hunstman
24. Tangled
25. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
26. Ice Age 2
27. Ice Age 3
28. Ice Age 4
29. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
30. 21 Jump Street
31. What to Expect when You're Expecting
32. Fight Club
33. Grown Ups
34. Saving Private Ryan
35. Romeo & Juliet
36. Batman Begins
37. The Dark Knight
38. The Dark Knight Rises
39. Inception - i've actually already seen it but was so confused!
40. Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
41. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest
42. Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End
43. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
44. I am Legend
45. James Bond Quantum of Solace
46. The Butterfly Effect
47. Breakfast at Tiffany's
48. LOL
49. Atonement
50. The Devil Wears Prada
51. Pride & Prejudice
52. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
53. Clueless
54. When Harry Met Sally
55. Serendipity
56. Back to the Future
57. Wild Child
58. A Walk to Remember
59. Oceans 11
60. Oceans 12
61. Oceans 13
62. Forrest Gump
63. Hitch
64. The Pursuit of Happiness
65. What Happens in Vegas
66. The Blind Side
67. The Bucket List
68. Easy A
69. Over Her Dead Body
70. White Chicks
71. 50 First Dates
72. The 5 Year Engagement
73. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
74. Me & Orson Welles
75. Savages
76. Breaking Dawn Part 2
77. So Undercover
78. Aladdin
79. The Little Mermaid
80. Confessions of a Shopaholic
81. Love & Other Drugs
82. Limitless
83. The Parent Trap
84. Chicken Run
85. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
86. Crazy Beautiful
87. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
88. Chalet Girl

89. Lost In Translation
90. Phonebooth
91. Collateral
92. Big
93. Crash
94. Crazy Stupid Love
95. War Horse
96. Step Brothers
97. Brothers
98. Shawshank Redemption
99. Seven Pounds
100. The Roommate
101. Eat. Pray. Love
102. Bad Teacher
103. P.S. I Love You
104. Definitely Maybe
105. Little Miss Sunshine
106. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
107. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

There's also a seperate list of films that are out throughout the year so i'll be hitting the cinema quite a bit!
1. Skyfall  
2. Taken 2
3. Iron Man 3
4. The Hangover Part III
5. One Direction 3D Concert Movie
6. Paranormal Activity 5
7. Hunger Games - Catching Fire
8. Pitch Perfect
9. Spring Breakers
10. Movie 43

so there we have it, update #1!
how is everyone else getting on with their 2013 resolutions?


  1. Inception confused me so much at first too, but now it's my favourite film! I love the soap and glory resolution!:) xx

    1. i'm determined to watch it again and get my head around, someone's said limitless is similar too, but i'm sure Bradley Cooper will make that one more bearable! xx

  2. The butterball bath bomb is super moisturising x