Beauty And Blogging New Years Resolutions 2016

Friday 1 January 2016

I can't believe that it's already 2016! 2015 has been a difficult year and I'm sure I'm not the only person to say thank goodness it's over with. 

While 2015 brought a lot of great things (the birth of my 2nd daughter was the highlight of the year), it also has been filled with disappointments and sickness. Sadly I've had to neglect the blog as I've felt overwhelmed with looking after 2 children and trying to run a household. 

In 2016 I'm hoping to be able to strike a better balance. Here are some of my beauty and blog new years resolutions...


Reduce my beauty stash

In the last few months I've really changed my mind on my beauty collection. Instead of having 500 products that I barely use, I want to have a smaller collection of products that I use often and really love. I've thrown out A LOT of older beauty products and given away a lot of unused products to charity to help strip back my collection. 2016 will be the year of "use more, buy less." I want to continue to reduce what I have this year. 

Buy less

In 2016, you'll see a lot less hauls. I want to only buy 1-3 really good products each month instead of 20 ok ones. The only exclusion for this rule is dry shampoo, as I go through one every week or two. 

One in, one out

For every beauty product that I buy i have to throw one out.

Be more adventurous

I want to wear more colours this year instead of sticking to my usual neutral make up.

Be more consistent with my skincare routine

I'm great at cleansing my skin and using sunscreen and a serum everyday, but I'm hopeless at using a face mask weekly. I also want to use an eye cream every day instead of using it for a week or two and then skipping it for a few weeks.


Post every week, twice a week

This year I'll be consistently posting every Tuesday and Friday. If I have extra time there will be an extra post on Sundays. 

Be more active on social media

I'm wanting to have more content on my social media, especially Facebook and Instagram. I'm going to be putting more effort into having different content on my Insta page (more of my life, rather than just beauty) and stick to just beauty on my Facebook page, rather than posting the same picture to both channels. 

Put more of my personality (and personal life) in my blog

I sometimes don't think that my blog feels like "me" and in 2016, I'll be sharing more of my world with you. 

Be more creative with my photography

I really love photography but struggle to take enough time out to really play with my photography. This year I want to put aside more time to be more creative and adventurous with my blog images.

Do you have any beauty or blog resolution for 2016? 
Amy, XO

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  1. Great resolutions!! Mine are the same as the past few years, reduce my stash, exercise, eat healthy, blog more and save more. I will also be spending less too! :) *fingers crossed*!

    1. Saving this month is so hard with so many amazing sales!!

      Must. Resist!!

  2. Great minds--I wrote a similar blog post yesterday, too! I'm really wanting to refine my beauty collection and not buy so many random, cheap items (cough *priceline* cough)

    1. Priceline is a very tempting place. Especially when they have sales!!

  3. Those are some good resolutions!! My blog was pretty much neglected all of 2015. For me, the motivation wasn't there and I just kept procrastinating. I'm hoping for 2016, I'll blog once a week with better content too.

    1. There's so much effort that goes into a post, so sometimes it's difficult to motivate yourself. Good luck for 2016!! :)

  4. I wrote a similar post with a lot of similar goals last night haha! It's nice to see so many of us bloggers having the same goals, really makes me feel less isolated and more normal haha! xx

    Jasmine /

    1. It's nice to hear that you're not the only one who struggles to put out content :) I think for anyone who doesn't do blogging as a full time "pays the bills" job, there's a lot of work for something that doesn't give a lot back.

    2. Absolutely agree with you on that one. It would be a far easier job for me if I was at home all day to create content, rather than working and commuting. But at the end of the day it's rewarding in it's own way :)