I don’t think I’m the only one that can’t believe how quickly this year has gone!
Now that we are getting closer and closer to the month of December and ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ CHRISTMAS! I thought it would be a nice idea to collect some aims together of things I want to have done this month.
So here are 10 things that will hopefully make me feel more organised for this month…
- TIME TO GET THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN ACTION
Oh Gosh! It’s the month before Decemeber, where everyone thinks they still have ages to buy all their Christmas gifts, however I myself have made this mistake before… then when it eventually hits the festive season I’m having a slight sweat because I have no idea what to buy people.
So this year I plan to be more organised with presents and put more effort into my wrapping. For example just making them look neat rather than looking like it’s just been wrapped by a 3 year old. I don’t help myself though, by buying weirdly shaped presents and then wondering why I can’t wrap them up nicely.
2. KEEPING MY FACE FRESH IN THE WINTER MONTHS
Recently I have been struggling with my skin and a few little spots have decided to pop up on my face (I put it down to being back at uni). This is why over the winter months I am going to try and be kinder to my skin and have days where I just let it air rather than covering it up. I have done this for the last month and found that it really helped with my skin and it’s overall appearence without makeup on.
TRUST ME! You would be amazed the amount of people that didn’t realise I had freckles.
I am also going to use more of the micellar water when taking my makeup off or just clensing my face, this feels so much more refreshing and gets every last bit of makeup off your face. Leaving you feeling like a new women!
3. TRY TO GROW MY NAILS
This may be a big ask, as I am a professional nail biter. I have tried to grow them so many times but have failed miserably. I think it would be nicer to have natural nails for Christmas on the basis that paying £25 for a set of nails when you are at university isn’t a wise idea.
I use Sally Hansen Strengthner when I am growing them as this is the best product to make nails stronger and stop them from breaking so easily.
Wish me luck for this one because I am going to need it!
4. GET STUDYING FOR JANUARY EXAMS
At university I am currently studying Business and Marketing in my second year. It is definitely a lot harder tham the first year. That was a just a bit of a doss.I am good at motivating myself when it comes to revision because if I don’t do it I get very stressed and who needs that over Chritstmas time?… Defo not me!
So this is an important aim for me to make sure I ace the exams in January.
5. GO TO THE GYM 4 TIMES A WEEK
I think we can all agree that when it gets to winter we all just want to snuggle up on the sofa in our comfy clothes and be lazy with a hot chocolate. This year I am determined that I will also do this but go the gym aswell.
Christmas is peak ‘BLOB’ season where we all just let ourselves go a bit. So I am thinking if I smash the gym this month then I can blob out maybe just a little bit in Decemeber? Obviously, I will still go the gym in Decemeber, but time will tell just how often that occurs.
6. TREAT MYSELF TO A NEW BOBBLE HAT
This is the best time of the year for bobble hats, but the time of the year that you little red ears hate. I think that you can get away with wearing the weirdest bobble hat every and nobody really cares. The only struggle is finding one that fits my head. So far I have had to buy them from the kids section in zara. How embarassing…
I think I am going to wait for mid-month and then go bobble hat hunting, one that will go well with all my winte jumpers and also keeps my little ears warm. I think Topshop may be my first stop they usually never dispoint in the hate section.
7. TRY ALL THE NEW FESTIVE STARBUCKS DRINKS
I saw the Christmas drinks board has been released and I was so happy to see people with the Christmas cups. Makes me so EXCITED! Although, I am very sad to see the Pumpkin Spice Latte go, I think the Gingerbread Latte could be a good substitute right? I will definitely be working my way through the Starbucks drinks this year the Chestnut Praline Latte looks like it could be another HIT with me!
8. APPLE FOR 5-10 MORE MARKETING PLACEMENTS
Recently, I have been applying for Marketing Placements which I still start next year! November is the peak month I think for all the placements being released, so my aim is to get all of my CV and Cover Letters ready and perfected to apply. I am looking forward to seeing what placements are available for next year. Hopefully, I will get one that I enjoy! This is one of the most important aims for me as it will really help me with experience towards my course.
9. ORGANISE A TRIP TO LONDON FOR DECEMBER
London is a place I have always wanted to visit in the winter months! I love all the decorations and lights. All the lovely little cute cafes that are done up all festive. I have never been during the Christmas time so it is definitely something I need to book if only for a one night stay or a mini get away to the city. I will have to do my research on Instagram again for some places that look nice and cosy and would make good photos for Instagram! Maybe, you never know we might be lucky this year in the UK and get more than shimmer of snow. Fingers and toes crossed.
FINALLY 10. GET A BETTER FOLLOWING ON MY SOCIAL MEDIAS
Recently I have been putting more effort into my social media’s and I hope over the next couples months it pays off and my following increases. I would love to reach 100 followers on my blog. I know this is a long shot to achieve in 2 month, but I really want to people to enjoy my blog and be interested in my writing. I also have a Instagram account that is linked to my blog @BloominBrilliant and I would like to make this more popular and build a better following to make my impact on ‘Influenster’ better and more effective. For those of you that don’t know what it is, it’s a website where you can link your social media’s and it creates an overall impact depending on your following. You can then leave reviews on products you have recently used and this may result in your receiving a VoxBox full of free stuff for you to try and write a review on for the brands.
These are just a few of some of the things that I would like to get done/achieve this month, I hope they give you some ideas also, comment if you have any different ones to these I would love for you to share them with me. Wish me Luck!
Thank you so much for reading,