Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

I know I say this alot, but it baffles me how quick 2015 went by. Today is New Years Eve, how crazy is this? This has been a crazy year for me, and not in the most positive ways. So, one could say I'm very happy to start a brand new chapter that is going to be 2016. 

While 2015 passed by me in full force, I can honestly say that these past few months have brought me something I never thought I'd have the guts to create: my blog. I'm only just starting out, but I'm happy. I know I have alot to learn, alot to figure out - but this is exciting. It's like when you're reading a really good book and you're anxious to know where the book is going to take you. 

I see my blog as a way for me to grow individually. To get past my insecurities (i.e. posing for the camera). A way to be more socially involved - to have a voice and to make a difference. 

A few things went wrong this year, but it's not the end of the world. It took me a while to figure this out. Better things will come. For me, and for you and everyone around you. 

On my last blog post I talked about NYE Outfits inspirations and how I had no plans whatsoever for this night (apart from eating, that's always a plan). Well guess what? I still don't have any concrete plans, and because I'm not a huge fan of walking around aimlessly (which I always ended up doing when I went out), I decided to spend this night with a couple of family friends. 

I tried to go shopping for a nice outfit but I forgot how crazy things get during sales season. So, I walked right back home and ended up chosing a dress I had only worn once but knew I would absolutely feel beautiful and comfortable in.  

Dress (Pimkie) // Coat (H&M) // Shoes (H&M) // Watch (Rolex) 

For my make up I also went with something really simple, that made me feel good in my own skin. I decided to use The Body Shop BB Cream, along with my Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation where I felt I needed more coverage. I used my Estée Lauder and Make up Forever palettes on my eyes, and with my long time favourite Estée Lauder More than Mascara Mascara. On my lips I used my Rimmel Lasting Finish Drop of Sherry. For blush, I chose my Makeup revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze, and Brighten Rave

These are a few of my blog related goals for 2016
#1 - Buy my own domain.
#2 - Keep updating regularly, but make sure it's always something I love and am proud of.
#3 - Double my views.
#4 - Invest in the blog (logo, theme, among others).
#5 - Finish 2016 happy with everything you published.
#6 - Do giveaways.

We're all in this together lovelies, so let's own the year that's to come. It's going to be ours. Just you watch. 2016 - we're coming for you. 

Also, let me know what you did for your NYE (surely more interesting than what I'm doing), and what you decided to wear. I hope you all have a lovely day and night, and start with the right foot. Believe me when I say, everything is going to be okay.

This is the result of me feeling very uncomfortable infront of a camera. What better way than to start getting over my insecurities than posting the results online?

Ella x

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  1. Love the outfit. Have a great NYE party and a fabulous 2016. XOXO, Mimi

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  2. Braving the camera is the hardest part in blogging, it teaches you a lot about insecurities you never even knew you had... But I think you are doing great and look very comfortable in your skin!
    I am a big fan of red lips, especially in the holiday season, so I am sporting one while sitting on the couch with a grey hoodie, reading blogs. Mr. Loca is preparing the cheese fondue and I will do my very best not to fall asleep before midnight. Exciting, hm?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Thank you lovely! I had a great time, my stomach still hurts from so much laughter. I hope you had fun yourself and I hope 2016 brings you the best years of your life.

    And I will!

    Ella x

  4. I've always been insecure and it's something I've been working into changing this past year and a half and believe me, I'm so much better and so much happier in my skin. But it still makes me uncomfortable because I've never posed for the camera - actually, I've always been opposed to taking pictures unless it's a day I feel good about myself. But thank you for the lovely comment.

    I love red lips! They make me feel sexy. And it's exciting. I bet you looked gorgeous. I wish I had had a hoodie on instead of the dress. Would have danced around more freely ahaha.

    Hope you enjoyed the fondue (I fell asleep around 00:30. It wasn't that exciting either)
    Happy new year!

    Ella x


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