Happy New Year!

All new years bring a new beginning. Treat it right! Don’t forget to Be SMART about your New Year’s Resolutions.

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December Favorites 2011

mark. mini mark it stick in Pink Opal, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatious, and mark. Foundation Brush

This month my favorites list is pretty short, I didn’t experiment too much since I’ve been trying to downsize my makeup and other beauty products.

First, for a subtle highlight I’ve been loving the mark. mini mark it stick in Pink Opal. It catches the light in an alluring way.

The Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes is amaaazing! It is entirely clump free and works well on bottom lashes too. I’m really happy I got it in my first My Glam package.

In the winter time, I always feel attracted to darker blushes. The Berry Flirtatious from Revlon is perfect for that darker look without being too over the top. I’ve actually been applying it with my mark. foundation brush with surprisingly good results.

That’s it! Nothing else changed in my routine this month. What did you gravitate towards this month?

Psstt… Don’t forget I’m having a blog sale!

Have a lovely day!

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This Week on Instagram: Lip Combos of the Day + Other Photos

I’ve had so much fun taking pictures with my new iPhone! Here are the pictures that I took and posted on Instagram (follow me @rebeccakelsey) since my first post last week. I even did “lip combo of the day” pictures. I’ll try to do a few a week because it was fun to share!

Look at me I’m tiny! 
Lip Combo of the Day: mark. Juice Gem in Honeydew and NYC Liquid Lipshine in Nude York City (c/o Influenster
Lip Combo of the Day: mark. Dew Drenched in Toffee and Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten.
My favorite ice cream in the world. 
I saw this on the back of a truck. Weird right?
Christmas socks from my December Eco Emi
Christmas ornaments my Mom made for Chris and me.
A picture Chris and I took on Christmas day.

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Giveaway: 100 Schick Hydro Silk Razors!

 

The new Schick Hydro Silk razor hasn’t even come out yet but the buzz is intense! I’ve received the opportunity to give away 100 of them to you guys to try out before they even reach stores! Check out all of the perks from this new razor below.

 
 
 
 
The first 100 to click this link and enter their shipping information will get a free razor to try out! Once you sign up to get your razor, you will have your own invite link to give six of your friends a free razor as well!
 
To get your free razor, click here and enter your information.
 

 

I can’t wait to try mine out! It should be here in the next few days so I’ll keep you posted. Don’t forget to subscribe or follow rebeccakelsey.com for more updates and giveaways!

 

 

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Be SMART

Every year I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions and every year, until this one, I have failed. I didn’t get it. I would always start so strong but then at the end of the year I’d realize I was not healthier, I was not exercising everyday, and I was not suddenly a lot richer, or more fulfilled.

That all changed after I read the book Study Smarter, Not Harder by Kevin Paul. In this book, he described the SMART goals system and it without a doubt changed the way I thought about goals and New Year’s Resolutions.

The gist of what I learned was that I was not thinking about goals the right way.

They needed to be SMART…

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Time-based

Here is an example: Often I hear people say around this time of year “I want to exercise more”. Well, what is more? If you exercised twice last year and then exercised three times this year, you technically met your goal. But is that a success? Is that what you meant? I doubt it.

You should say: “I want to exercise at least three times a week by the end of the year. I’ll start out slow with once a week and then work up to three times a week.”

You have a specific increment that you are aiming for, you can measure your progress, three times a week isn’t too difficult if you build up to it, it isn’t too over the top, and you have a clear ending.

Now if you said “I want to exercise everyday”, sure that is specific and measurable… but not many people have time for that. It isn’t attainable or realistic.

I hope this could help you reach your goals for next year. I’ve already finished up writing my New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 (I’ll share a few of them in January) and I’m happy to say I completed 7 of my 8 resolutions from last year!

A suggestion: I like to take things in steps. I make to-do lists for each day and bigger goals for each month. I kept my resolutions in mind by reading them every morning while I set my to-do list for the day and my goals for the month. Each monthly goal I would look at as a step to my bigger resolution. If you are constantly working towards that goal, motivating yourself by accomplishing these small steps, you are more likely to reach your resolutions!

Have you started your resolutions for next year?

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