My Christmas went a little something like this:
Pretty low-key - mussels on Christmas Eve (as usual!), Champagne, smoked salmon and scrambled egg for a Christmassy breakfast, general lounging, the annual board game and a cat very high on catnip - but overall it was nice and good to be home!
As for New Year, well it wouldn't be appropriate to not post a little resolution or two - only beauty-related ones though as I'm so stubborn that putting limits and promises on my daily life only make me resolved to rebel against them. So, for beauty-related resolutions:
- USE ALL THE THINGS: A simple one to start, but there needs to be some karmic balance in my bathroom. I have 6 bottles of abandoned shampoo and conditioner, 3 languishing face washes, numerous creams, lotions and potions, unused gift-with-purchase crap and general bunkum in my bathroom. I get BORED with using the same thing all the time and if something is anything less than amazing, it gathers dust while I continue the search. This year is about the minimalist approach: use all the crap I hate/don't use and replenish with only the things I know, want and love: 1 perfect set of shampoo and conditioner, 1 perfect face wash, 1 perfect scrub, 1 perfect moisturiser. I have the products in mind already - they lie just beyond my reach because of the Bathroom Detox (of doom).
- STOP PICKING: I am chronically unable to not pick at my face; I see an imperfection and it needs squeezing/poking/removing forthwith. It has to stop.
- STOP BITING: I bite my nails (I know, disgusting) only when I'm really stressed or studying. And it's only a recent habit I've re-established; I hadn't done it since childhood before this year. I must need copious relaxation therapies (hint, Kiwi - massages and pampering please - but by a professional please!) - and it seems like a nice way to boot a horrible habit!
As for Christmas presents - I got a couple of goodies: Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Parfum (I ask for it every year!), some driving lessons...
And as for the 'turkey' presents: A pair of rubber gloves (they're really good, shouted mum enthusiastically whilst unwittingly pidgeon-holing me into a feminine drudge-tastic stereotype).
Any turkey presents for you guys this year?