New Year’s Resolution Templates + Tips for Achieving your Goals

Hey there, lovelies!

The New Year is almost upon us… that means it’s time to break out the confetti and storm up some goals you’d like to achieve in the coming 12 months!  It isn’t just New Year that calls for goal-making and determination, but instead these tips can always be used since there is no time like the present!  I know, resolutions can be a bit terrifying since they have a bad rep for never coming true, but I have a few tips that will help those wishes become reality along with templates I’ve created for those New Year plans.  🙂

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Since making specific and planned out resolutions is super important, I’ve created some free, printable templates that can help you to achieve your goals!  

Just click on the links below the templates to print!   

 

2016 Resolutions

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I’ll definitely be filling this list out to hang on my wall as a reminder this year!

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CLICK HERE to print!

Remember, you don’t have to fill the whole thing up!  That would be a huge amount of resolutions… BUT just in case you’re feeling extra confident, I made sure to add lots of extra space for personalized goals and plans!

As I said before, resolutions are known for being difficult and never coming true, BUT it is possible to achieve them!  Here’s a few things that help:

  1. Make your goals specific.  Add details to loose goals, such as “I will go to the gym 2 times every week” instead of “I will be more active”.
  2. Make your goals attainable.  For example, try aiming for losing a reasonable amount of weight instead of a huge number that would be unattainable.  Impossible goals are discouraging and make it difficult to succeed.
  3. Try making smaller goals or “checkpoints” leading up to your main resolution.  This will help remind you how far you’ve come and keep your spirits up instead of dwelling on how far you may still have to go.
  4. This may seem obvious, but make sure to write down your goals!  Engrain them in your memory or even write them on your calendar.  Add them into your planner if you need reminders!  Also, you can compile a list of the things you’d like to accomplish and hang it on your wall or put it in a place you’ll look every day!
  5. Be prepared!  For example, if your goal is to eat healthy, make sure you have enough healthy options around to keep you on track!
  6. Lastly, don’t get discouraged if you don’t succeed immediately!  No one is perfect -just keep at it!  The only way to ever achieve accomplishments is by hardwork and a LOT of practice.

I always love writing out my new plans on New Year’s Eve!  My family likes to get into it, too.  Our tradition is to each write our goals on pieces of paper, stick them in a jar, and try to achieve them all by next New Year’s Eve when were dig the jar out again!  Then, we get to check off everything we accomplished… or write down the things that we didn’t on another piece of paper and try again!

This year, I’m aiming to spend more time on my blog and spread lots of positivity!  I’d also like a bit more confidence!  In the image below, I’ve compiled a list of a few more goals that I will definitely be aiming for in the New Year.  These goals aren’t specific, but I think that if my year consists of all these things, it will be a very successful one!  I’d love to hear some of your New Year resolutions in the comments below!

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I know, everyone always says this, but the year has whizzed by so quickly that I honestly can’t comprehend that 2016 is a few short days away! I know it will bring lots of good things and I can’t wait for all the new adventures that come!   I wish you nothing but the best in the following year!  Thanks so much for reading!  Good luck on your goals for 2016 and have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

XO,

Hanna


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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Too Faced Christmas Giveaway

Hey there, beauties!

Merry Christmas!  Yesterday, my holiday giveaway ended and three winners were chosen to receive a Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks set.  Each set contains a Melted Lipstick and a Love Flush Blush.  Now, I get to do the fun part and announce who won these lovely products!

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Here are the winners *drumroll, please* :

Pink Set: Ramona

Purple Set: Valentina

Nude Set: Ashley

WOOHOO!  *confetti cannons explode in the distance*

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners!  I know you’ll all look beautiful in these lip and cheeks products!

I appreciate all the love and support I get on my blog so much. I hope that each and every one of you reading has a truly Merry Christmas and feels lots of love and joy this season no matter what you happen to celebrate!  I cannot wait to see what 2016 brings.  I have some fun New Year’s posts coming up very soon so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks so much for reading! Congratulations, again, to the winners!  Until next time!

XO,

Hanna

A Christmas Giveaway: Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks

Hey there, lovelies!

We are all beginning to recover from our Thanksgiving food comas and the season of Christmas is officially upon us!  To kick off the gift-giving, I am having a giveaway!  I am so thankful for this blog and the amazing people I’ve met through it, so I can’t wait to give back to a few of you!

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There will be three winners who will each win one set of Too Faced Melted Kisses and Sweet Cheeks, which contain a Deluxe Melted Lipstick and a Deluxe Love Flush Blush:

  • The purple set: Melted Lipstick in Fig and Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King.
  •  The pink set: Melted Lipstick in Peony and Love Flush Blush in Justify my Love.
  • The nude set: Melted Lipstick in Nude and Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover.

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To enter, follow the rafflecopter directions below!  The only mandatory ways to enter are by following my blog and commenting which set you’d like to win!  Besides those entries, there are many other ways to get extra points which will give you a higher chance of winning, but they aren’t necessary!  The giveaway is international and closes on the 23rd of December.  Happy entering! 🙂

You can >>ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE! <<

Thanks so much for reading!  I am grateful for each one of you!  Good luck!

XO,

Hanna


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5 affordable blushes

Blush on a Budget: 5 Drugstore Faves

Hey there, lovelies!

It’s a fact that buying new makeup goodies is one of the most fun things on the entire planet.  However, if I bought Estée Lauder products every time I went on a beauty spree, I would be very, very broke.  Thankfully, the drugstore is the perfect solution to that problem and I’ve discovered 5 great blushes that will save your wallet!  These affordable products especially come in handy during this season of gift buying and money spending!  I hope that this post might help you find a new drugstore treasure to try out in this bunch of blushes!

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  1. NYX Powder Blush– I’m a huge fan of NYX since they are super affordable and I am always impressed by the quality!  You really can’t beat the price of their amazing pressed powder blushes at only $4.99!    This shade is s gorgeous matte pink.  It is long-lasting and very pigmented.  You have to have a light hand with this one, but the shade is super gorgeous as long as you don’t go too ham on it! NYX Powder Blush Dusty RoseNYX Powder Blush Dusty Rose
  2. Mivagirl Blush #05** – Unlike the previous blush, this one is baked and has a beautiful shimmer to it.  I’m obsessed with this lighter pink shade!  Even though it may seem like too bright of a pink, it actually adds a really natural looking glow.  I use a light wash of this over my cheeks so it’s not too overpowering.  The best part about the slight shimmer of this product is that it has a built in highlight!  For just $3.99, this blush is a TOTAL steal!  With Black Friday deals this weekend, this blush is practically going to be free!  If you’d like to, you can even use my code: HANNH10 for 10% off.   I can’t wait to try out more shades!

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3.  Maybelline Fit Me Blush 306 Deep Coral – Although I’ve heard a multitude of mixed feelings from others about Maybelline’s Fit Me blushes, I really like the formula.  They are described as natural and sheer on the website, which they very much are.  However, I really like natural cheek products since I’m not huge on super bright blushes.  With this blush, I don’t have to worry about going overboard.  It gives me a slight glow and coral tint to my cheeks, which I absolutely love!  If you are into natural blushes, I strongly recommend giving this one a go!

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4. Milani Baked Blush 02 Rose D’oro – This gorgeous rose gold blush is one of my favorites… even over high end products!  It has the most beautiful gold shimmer and is the perfect rose/coral shade.  Make sure you use a light hand with this one though, because let me tell you girl, it is PIG-MENT-ED.  I can’t get over how much I love this shade and I recommend it to all you glowy rose blush lovers out there!

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5.  Covergirl  185 True Plum – Last, but definitely not least, we have Covergirl’s gorgeous plum blush.  This blush is another natural option, but slightly more pigmented that Maybelline’s. It has the most natural and amazing glow. I constantly find myself reaching for this shade in the cooler months since I am drawn to plum shades this time of the year!  This product adds just the right amount of color and I can’t get enough of it!

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Thanks so much for reading!  I hope that you have a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!   >>Keep your eyes peeled for my giveaway starting this Black Friday!<<  What are some of your favorite affordable blushes?

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XO,

Hanna


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Cozy Cable-Knit: A Fall to Winter OOTD

Hey there, loves!

The season of twinkly lights and coziness is upon us!   That means it’s time to break out those chunky sweaters and warm jackets!  I absolutely love all things about fall and winter.  In my opinion, this time of year is the best by far.  The Christmas decorations are already up in my house and I am listening to festive music at this very moment.   Of course, I had to include my merry Starbucks coffee that I was sipping while taking these cozy photos -it was keeping me warm in the freezing weather!

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Today, I’m rocking a super cute and comfy outfit to get into the holiday mood, including some clothing pieces that were so kindly given to me by thredUp.  If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an awesome online place to shop for major deals on clothes and accessories!  Most prices are up to 90% off retail price, which is perfect for this gift giving season!  The Ann Taylor jacket that I am wearing today only cost me $50 compared to the original price of $228!  Also, I got a great deal on my cable-knit sweater from the Gap, which happened to inspire this ensemble!  I hope that you enjoy my wintery outfit of the day and it sends rays of coziness to you through the screen.

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While the exact pieces I discovered on thredUp aren’t available any longer, I did find some pretty similar items for the sweater and coat!  You can also check out thredUp for yourself and find some treasures of your own for this cozy weather!  They have a huge assortment of clothes to choose from and you can specify what condition you’d prefer.  Both items I received were brand new with the tags attached!  It’s a great website if you like quality, name brand clothes with better prices. On top of all that, they’re a brand that’s great for the environment since they’ve upcycled 12 million items and saved them from going into the trash!

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Thanks so much for reading! What do you like to wear to stay cozy when it’s freezing outside?

XO,

Hanna


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My Summer Playlist 2015

Hello, wonderful people of the internet!

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I personally think that blasting good music and driving down the highway is one of the best parts of summer.  These are the current songs that I would roll the windows down to.  I’ve put them all together here on my spotify playlist and I hope that you all enjoy listening to them as much as I have!  They are perfect to embrace summer with:)

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Feel free to come follow me on Spotify and leave any of your favorite Summer jams in the comments so I can check them out!  Thanks for reading!

XO,

Hanna

August Ipsy Unboxing 2014!

~Hello there, Lovelies!!~

Sorry I have been a little off of my posting schedule!  I have been sick and yesterday I got my 4 wisdom teeth out, along with getting 3 other teeth worked on, so I’ve been laying around a lot, resting.  I am a lot better now, though! (although I do look a bit like a chipmunk)  So, today, I will show you all the contents of my August Ipsy bag!! If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it’s a subscription that sends little beauty treasures once every month for only $10!  The worth of the bag usually amounts to at least 4 or 5 times the cost, so it’s very worth it and very fun!  I hope that you enjoy!


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Starting off, we have a white and orange polka-dotted bag  It’s a vinyl material and I like the circular shape. 🙂  Even though it’s cute, it can’t beat last month’s bag, in my opinion!  Still very happy with it, though.


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Upon opening the bag, we find ourselves staring upon a cute, little, travel-sized dry shampoo, by Klorane.  It’s supposed to be very hydrating, but not very volumizing, so I’m not really sure how I feel about it.  I think it’ll be nice to have a travel-sized dry shampoo, but it won’t be able to replace my regular, which is by Batiste. Still, I am very excited to try it and see how it works on my hair!


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Next up, we stumble upon some chapstick!  Jersey Shore Sun Mongogo Chapstick, to be exact!  It’s supposedly anti-aging and nutrient dense.  Also, it’s non-GMO, so even better!  I am excited to try this and possibly carry it in my purse or put it on my night stand.  A girl can never have too many chapsticks!


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The next thing that we pull out of the bag is Naked’s mascara, Perversion.  It looks very dark and bold, just as it claims on the packaging.  The brush is very thick, so it looks like it would give good volume.  I have heard very good things about this mascara, so I am very excited to try it out!  It looks lovely!


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This product is something I am SO. EXCITED. TO TRY.  Pore Refiner Primer, by Dr. Brandt! I absolutely love things that will make my pores appear smaller, since i have a problem with those pesky pimples on my nose, that make my pores look huge there.  I love Benefit’s professional, so I am curious to see if this might have similar results!  Love it!


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As per usual, there is an eyeshadow product in the bag, and this time, it is a beautiful neutral / rose-y shade called Half-naked, by  J.Cat. it has a slight shimmer to it, but it doesn’t look so glittery that it would fall all over your face.  Definitely excited to try it out!


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I hope that you all have enjoyed seeing the contents of this month’s Ipsy bag!  Thank you all so, so, so much for reading and for getting me to 50 followers!  I love every single one of you and I hope that you are having a lovely day! See you soon! 🙂

Xo,

Hanna

Welcome To Lipstick Lovely!

 

 

Hello, Lovelies! My name is Hanna and I am SO. INCREDIBLY. EXCITED. to be starting this blog! I plan on filling my little corner of the internet with my love of beauty, fashion, cooking, and random tidbits that I happen to be obsessed with. I hope you’ll love it, too!

I figured a first post was the perfect opportunity to tell you a little about myself, so here we go… *ahem* … I’m a15-year-old girl who has been interested in beauty and fashion for a very long time. After a while of procrastination, I’ve finally decided to take the jump and start a blog to share my interests with the world. I’m also a hardcore bookworm and an aspiring author, which is another reason I will love having a blog to express myself through words. I hope you’ll come along with me!

I will be posting around 1-2 times per week with beauty fixes, fashion advice and possibly other random things I might fall in love with and have to show you all. Thank you so much for reading this! I am looking forward to all the adventures we’ll have together on the interweb! *jumps around excitedly*

Xo,
Hanna