Happy New Year, everyone! For those of you who are new readers, or for those of you who have been commenting since The Wigeon was born, thank you for all of your support in 2011. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know new beauty bloggers (and Lipstick Bandits), and I hope 2012 brings even more beauty-blogging-related-wonderfulness.
I took a look at my resolutions from last year, and I’ve done pretty well with them overall. Except for the one where I said I would be less lax about washing my brushes. If anything, I’ve gotten even more lazy about washing them every week. I know, I know, I’ll go off to a corner and hang my head in shame.
Yesterday, I rang in the new year as planned (my plans were to read The Hobbit under an electric heating blanket. I lead an exciting life). I also got to see one of my closest friends for the first time since summer, which made me really happy. All in all, it was a good day.
But I started thinking about the past year, and I realized that I don’t have quite as much energy lately. Now, I’m going to chalk that up partly to college applications (the ultimate scapegoat) and the fact that I’ve cut back on caffeine, but I don’t think it’s just that. If I look back at the past year, a few things happened that made me feel slightly disillusioned, and I let them affect me. In all honesty, I shouldn’t have let any of it get to me (eek, steering this post into happier pastures). So for 2012, I’m going to start throwing myself into things again. I know that I still work hard, but I don’t have that insane drive I did before, and I want to feel like everything I do is 100% fulfilling because I go for it 110%.
That’s my resolution for the year 🙂 Oh, and washing my brushes. But let’s be realistic here, the first is much easier to stick to. Anyways, I would love to hear your resolutions for the year! And if anyone has any tips for sticking to a weekly brush-washing routine, I would love to hear those too (unless the tip is: just do it! That hasn’t worked so well for me).
Onto more lighthearted things, I’ve recently become obsessed with home fragrance. If we’re playing the blame game here, I wholeheartedly blame Larie and Liz. That’s right ladies, I would never have sniffed that first candle if it weren’t for the two of you!
As I was wandering around the mall with my friend yesterday, I spotted a Yankee Candle store. Now you have to understand, I thought I was seeing things. Up until that moment, I was positive that there was no Yankee Candle store in the mall. So of course, I had to go in, just to confirm that I wasn’t hallucinating.
The first thing I saw when I walked in were wax tarts. For $0.50 each. Fifty cents. I did the rational thing, and grabbed 11 of them o___o
Frosty Air, White Christmas, Harvest, Amber Glow, Farmer’s Market, Pumpkin Pie, Gardenia, Lakeside Birch, Maple Pancakes, Sweet Honeysuckle, Autumn Leaves
I haven’t had the chance to use these yet, but let me know if you want reviews on any of the scents. And in the meantime, need I even say that this is a good deal? If you have a Yankee Candle store near you, go take advantage of it!
Er, that sounds slightly inappropriate.
Did I just make it worse?
I give up.