Happy New Year!
Well we’ve had an interesting start to 2017 so far… Is it a bad omen when your husband falls on New Year’s Day and needs to get stitches? Here’s hoping it’s not, and thankfully all is fine, so I’m hoping that’s our bad luck for the year over with now!
Anyway, if you caught yesterday’s blog post, you’ll have read all about me saying goodbye to 2016 and welcoming the new challenges and changes that 2017 is going to bring. There’s going to be a few new beginnings for us this year, and it’s already shaping up to be a busy one with some weddings and big birthdays on the way, but throughout all of this, my main goal is to keep writing and bring some life back into my blog.
Towards the end of last year my blogging fell by the wayside a little; with travelling and all the excitement of Christmas, there just weren’t enough hours in the day to plan posts, write and take photographs, so November and December were pretty poor on the blogging front. But with all new years’ come new challenges, and to make sure I keep myself focussed on the blog, I’ve set myself a very specific new challenge for 2017.
Okay. Here it goes…
This year, I’m challenging myself to a 365 day beauty challenge – the Simply Lippy challenge. This challenge is essentially a lipstick challenge where, for every day of the 365 days of 2017, I am going to try out and wear a different lipstick. Yes, that’s 365 days, 365 shades. Here’s how it’s going to work:
- The Lipstick challenge can consist of lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss or lip cream.
- No product can be used more than once for the purposes of the challenge.
- I have to post every day either on the blog or my social media pages, detailing my choice of lip product for that day along with photos.
- If it’s a new lip product I will do a mini review.
- I will aim to do a round up post or video of my favourites and least favourites at the end of each month.
- My first target is to get to 100 days, and if I get to that then I’ll keep going to 365.
Well, what do you think? Have I any chance in hell of completing this challenge? Who frickin’ knows, but I’m certainly going to give it a shot. I think my little collection below is enough to give me a good start, but after that, the real challenge begins!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know by now that lipstick is my vice. I’m obsessed with all things lip related, so this seemed like a fitting challenge for me, and one that (hopefully) won’t break the bank. For those of you not so much into beauty, don’t worry, I’ll be writing regular blog posts too, but there will be a lot more focus on beauty from here on in.
My first post of the year to kick off the challenge will be live shortly (it would have been up a lot earlier if it wasn’t for our drama today so apologies about that!).
And don’t forget to come follow my social media pages to see how I’m getting on:
I’ll be using the following hashtags throughout the challenge #simplylippy and #365days365shades so you can follow my progress by searching for those too.
Now, I better go get started… Wish me luck!