New Years Resolutions // Sweet As Mae

January 11, 2016

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been offline for a couple weeks. After 12 Days Of Sweet As Mae I just wanted a break from the internet, if you know what I mean :) I've spent the first few weeks of Summer seeing my family and going to the beach, but don't worry, I've had time to plan some awesome posts for 2016 ♥ Anyway, I feel like every time a new year rolls around, we all make resolutions that we feel pumped to complete but in reality we generally forget them by February. Next thing you know it's 2017 and your 2013 Resolutions are still "A Work In Progress". But I think it's almost customary to at least attempt a few New Years Resolutions. So here we go . . .

1. Improve My Makeup Techniques

Throughout 2015, I found myself becoming more interested in the world of makeup. I have really enjoyed learning all about different products and techniques, I find makeup so fun and I see it as an art (I'm not so flash at drawing). Your face is like a canvas, and learning the ins and outs of defining my features and accentuating my face shape has been so much fun! But lets not get too deep here. In 2016 I want to learn more about makeup and improve my techniques.

2. Have A Tumblr/Pinterest/Instagram Worthy Bedroom

I am kind of obsessed with interior design and room decor right now! I've spent weeks looking at the modern and trendy rooms of Pinterest, complete with rose gold, geometric shapes and industrial lamps. I'm working on making my room exactly how I want it. I think when you walk into your room you should feel instantly happy, not look straight at things you wish were different. I've already started this resolution, so you can expect a room decor post sometime soon . . . ;)

3. Save, Don't Spend

I am a crazy shopper. You've probably heard that a million times, but really. It's kinda unhealthy. It will get to the point where I just buy something because I think I have to have it, when I really don't! I have had to tell myself endless times "You don't need that lipstick, you already have 3 others that look the same" or "Why are you buying those shoes? You have the same pair a slightly different colour in your wardrobe". This is a big goal for me, I really want to try and teach myself to buy less crap and save for more staple items, whether it's my makeup collection or my clothes stash! 

4. Care Less About What Others Think

I'm going to be honest here. I'll just admit it, I spent a decent bit of 2015 thinking about what others thought before I took an opportunity, before I said something I thought, before I wore an outfit. Whether it's my friends or strangers, I shouldn't worry about what I'm doing or saying because they might judge me. I want to be more me and have a bit more self-esteem when it comes to being myself. Don't get me wrong, I believe myself to be quite a confident person. I am not super shy or anything but there are certain situations with certain people where I instantly feel "inadequate" or "wrong" when I'm with them. I suddenly get really anxious and worry about what they say about me or think about me, and it can prevent me from doing my best. But you know what? It's 2016 and who cares what others are saying about me, I shouldn't be changing my personality or actions because I'm scared of what they think. I want to try my best no matter what others think. I'm going to stop there, I'm rambling so much I might need to do an entire post on this! I hope you get the idea! 

5. Have An Awesome Instagram

Call it what you want, pathetic, stupid, a waste of time, but I love Instagram! Sharing photos and seeing them all laid out in perfect colour coordinated squares brings me so much joy - I know there's more of you guys out there! I already love my Instagram, but there's always that one photo that doesn't quite match or throws the theme off. This year, I want to make sure my Instagram is just the way I want, coordinated seasonally. I would tell you my Instagram so you could enjoy all my Summer photos, but even though it's 2016 Sweet As Mae is still confidential, sorry! 

There's a couple other random resolutions I have been contemplating, but these are my top 5 goals/resolutions for 2016. I hope you've had a great start to 2016, I know I have! Happy New Years and see you next week for a MAKEUP HAUL! Yes, I couldn't keep it a surprise until next week! Haha love you guys! 

What are your New Years Resolutions?

Stay Sweet,

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  1. Hope you have a wonderful 2016!! xxx ❤️❤️
    I'm trying not to spend too much too! xD

    1. You too! Hopefully we can both spend less haha!

  2. Hi,
    Great list of resolutions!, I totally agree with 3 and 4 (I am totally guilty of them but hopefully that will change).
    My new years resolutions are just like drink more water but i'm going to add 3 and 4 to my list
    Have a good day!,
    Chloe :)

    1. Thanks! Drinking more water is a great one on my longer list of resolutions - I just forget to do it haha! I hope we can both accomplish our resolutions!

  3. These are such great goals and a lovely post! I'm so happy I stumbled onto your blog! I can't wait to continue reading :)

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It really made my day, I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

  4. Great resolutions! I think the third one is probably one I should adopt too XD

    Elesaurus |

    1. Haha in all honesty I think I'm going to find that one the most difficult BY FAR! x


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