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My Beauty, Health and Wellness Resolutions + GIVEAWAY

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January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, 2015. Shouldn’t there be flying cars by now? (Although that would hardly solve the traffic problems in Los Angeles.) I already know there are great things in store this year, but I still want to sit down and write out some of my goals. Writing resolutions helps them become a reality because I feel more accountable when they’re laid out in front of me, and especially when I share them with you! So, today is reserved for more of a personal post as I share where I hope 2015 leads me. These beauty, health and wellness resolutions are great places to start in leading a more beautiful life!

#1 | Take Beauty Risks
As a beauty enthusiast, I want my skill and knowledge to grow with each year. Even though I constantly try new products, I’m definitely a creature of habit when it comes to my go-to makeup looks as well as the products I keep in rotation during my beauty routine. This year, I want to make it a point to find uses for my forgotten products (as well as new ones!), using different ones daily and trying daring makeup looks frequently.

#2 | Spend More Time with Friends
While I am glad to have had many accomplishments in 2014, it wasn’t without sacrificing some of my social life. As I’ve gotten older, my number of close friends has narrowed to a select few whom I really want to spend more time with in the new year. Especially since we are all graduating from university this year, it’s more important than ever to keep our bonds strong and cherish each moment.

#3 | A Healthy Smile
I’m super embarrassed to admit it, but I wound up with FOUR cavities this year! To be fair, this was the first year I went to the dentist since high school because of my insurance changing over. But seriously, I need to get my smile in check. That means brushing twice a day for two minutes with anticavity toothpaste. I’m also smiling brighter and more confidently thanks to Crest 3D Whitestrips, which I reviewed here. Soon, there won’t be any trace left of my soda addiction from years past.

#4 | Stay On Track with School
As I mentioned, by the end of this year I will be a college graduate! It will have only taken four and a half years, but it’s imperative that I stay on track in terms of grades and my class schedule so all goes as planned. I’ve managed to always swing a GPA between 3 and 4.0, so my goal is to graduate with honors.

#5 | Be Active
Regardless of being a cliché resolution, being active and living a healthy lifestyle has been a priority of mine the past couple years. I’ve worked so hard to bring my cholesterol down, lose weight, and become stronger and healthier, and I want to keep it up! It’s been harder as I balance my day job, school and my blog, but I’m trying to make it a point to exercise at home, drink a LOT of water, and track my activity.

#6 | Be Generous

I’ve really been so lucky to have had what I consider a successful year, and I want to spread the love in 2015. It could mean agreeing to drive a friend to the airport, help someone with their school project, or donating money or goods to charity. I want to do more to “pay it forward,” because it makes someone else feel good and makes me feel good. Everybody wins!

#7 | Unwind and Rest Well
It’s no secret that I spread myself thin between all of my commitments. This makes for a ton of late nights and miserable mornings. Sometimes when I do hit the hay at a decent hour, my head is racing a mile a minute thinking about anything and everything. This year, I want to treat myself to good rest and sleep so I can recharge, relax, and prepare myself for being productive during the day. ZzzQuil has recently become a medicine cabinet staple for getting rid of those sleepless nights.

This year #StartsHere, and all of my necessities for keeping my resolutions alive came from Walgreens. If you share any of the same goals as me, you’re in luck. I teamed up with Walgreens to give away a prize pack to keep you on track for 2015 with beauty, health and wellness supplies.

The Prize Pack includes:

  • $75 Walgreens Gift Card
  • CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
  • CoverGirl Outlast Lip Color in Plum Berry
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme
  • Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme
  • Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste
  • ZzzQuil Liquicaps
  • Walgreens Digital Pedometer
  • Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
  • Reusable Walgreens Tote Bag

Enter using the widget below. The giveaway is open to US only, and a winner will be chosen 1/16/14. Good luck!

What are your resolutions this year?

149 Responses

  1. ArtsyChaos
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    I just want to be more productive this year.

  2. Thomas Murphy
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    My New Year’s Resolution is to exercise more.

  3. Rachel Beltz
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    To compliment 3 people every day!

  4. Maria Beas De Bonilla
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    Eating healthier and exercise more.

  5. Tiffany C
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    Learn something new each month this year! Currently working on knitting/purling a scarf!

  6. laroyal06
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    To improve my yoga practice to keep stress down and travel more with my hubby!

  7. Kari Starr
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    Tell me one of your New Year’s Resolutions!…………..One is to take care of ME

  8. hofken
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    Wash the makeup off my face before bed

  9. Patricia Colletti
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    Potty train my son

  10. Annette
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    One of my resolutions is to cook more and eat out less.

  11. Mariann J
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    lose weight

  12. Laurie Murley
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    my new years resolution was to be more patient person

  13. Cheryl
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    I want to loose 8 pounds and fight my fibro.

  14. Gina M (Wild Orchid)
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    I will be losing the last 30 lbs this year.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  15. dawn k.
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    Since I am recovering from gallbladder surgery, I’ve got to be boring and say that I am going to strive to be more healthy.

  16. Robin Wilson
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    Do whatever it takes to get my Lupus into remission.

  17. Michelle S.
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    Drink more water

  18. dana cerrito
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    Eating healthier

  19. Courtney Bella
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    I plan on losing all my baby weight! 😉 thanks

  20. Bonnie Caselman
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    My New Year’s resolution is to be more empathetic toward people.

  21. shirleye
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    Eating better is one of my New Year’s Resolutions.

  22. Chelsey
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    I resolved to drink a smoothie a day. So far, so good!

  23. jalapenomama
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    I made one resolution this year.
    To keep the clutter off of our kitchen table.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  24. Jessica N
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    My new years resolution is to save more and spend less

  25. Ashley Shippy
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    Lose 20 pounds.

  26. Miss Robinson
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    My resolution is to be more confident. I feel like this is finally my year to become the person I’ve always wanted to be. I hope that through my resolution I can help others become more confident as well.

  27. stephanie landeros
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    My resolution is to be a more positve person.

  28. Btty M' Ruiz
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    My resolutions is to eat healthier.

  29. carawling
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    Sell houses, move into one, get married, cut out unhealthy foods, carbs, sugars, tone up, and read 50 books.

  30. Missy
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    One of my resolutions is to eat healthier.

  31. Andrea Darst
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    To drink more water and eat less junk!

  32. Linda F.
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    To make better choices when snacking.

  33. Birdiebee
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    One of my resolutions is to eat healthier.

  34. Ellie W
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    My resolution is to stop worrying about tomorrow so much that I don’t enjoy today.

  35. Good luck!

  36. Kayte CookWatts
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    Floss EVERY night. No matter how tired I am.

  37. Shanna
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    To save money!

  38. atthisvolume
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    Move into a new apartment!

  39. Kimberly Muñoz
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    I resolve to get more organized and reduce clutter! With 2 kids it can be hard but I know it’s possible!

  40. Natalie Carlson Brown
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    Happy New Year! I made more of a goal than a resolution. lol My goal is to finish unpacking, organizing, and decorating my apartment. Fun! Thank-you!!

  41. laroyal06
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    I want to improve my yoga practice and keep my stress down.

  42. Lesha
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    One of my resolutions is to travel more. 🙂

  43. Stacey B
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    Mine is to get my house more organized. Ive already started in the kids room.

  44. lifeskit
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    Me resolution is to get toned!

  45. Maye
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    Save More money 🙂

  46. Crystal Ward
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    I’m trying to make a habit of doing daily yoga this year!

  47. lisa kay
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    To get more sleep!

  48. Jenna
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    To save more money!

  49. coupcrazy
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    Tell everyone I see something positive about themselves.

  50. Diana Devlin
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    One of my New Years resolutions is to eat completely vegan this year

    • Wow, that would be a rough one for me! Are you starting as a meat eater or a vegetarian?

      • Diana Devlin
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        I eat vegetarian about 4 to 5 days a week. I’ve been doing that for the last year or so. I would love to be completely vegan; I feel so much better when I eat that way!

  51. Alison
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    My resolution is to work out 4 days a week (rather than my current 2) and take better care of my medical conditions so I don’t have as many flare-ups.

  52. Katrina B
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    My new years resolution….there’s so many! Save money, drink water, and eat healthy. There’s more, but that’s the main ones.
    Mrsbrockavich48 (at)gmail (dot)com

  53. Mars
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    More exercise; fewer excuses!

  54. moxiereviews
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    Run a 10K race.

  55. Jordan Dunne
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    I’m trying to use less artificial sweeteners this year. Kicking it off with a January Whole 30!

  56. Deb Jackson
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    My resolution was to be more positive at work

  57. Alona Young
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    One of mine is to find a fun mommy and baby class to take my daughter to!

  58. Lynn T.
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    to save my money and start a savings account

  59. alicia szemon
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    One of my new years resolutions is kind of typical but i really want to loose some weight. I feel like everyone always chooses that lol.

  60. Christina Moore
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    To be more gentle and understanding… with myself. <3

  61. steve weber
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    To get a promotion at work.

  62. Brenda Disimone
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    too lose weight and keep it off

  63. Amy Orvin
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    One of mine is to quit smoking.

  64. Rachel
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    My New Years Resolution is to slow it down and live more in the moment! I always plan too much or dwell on the past and I want to change that.

  65. Marcia Goss
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    One of my resolutions is to get fit by walking more.

  66. mapam30
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    my resolution is to set small reachable goals for myself with one lager year end goal in mind

  67. Fari
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    my resolution is to think more positively

  68. Trish Williams
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    My resolution is to finally paint my entire apartment!

  69. Kim D.
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    My resolution is to eat healthier.

  70. Leah
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    I broke my leg in November and may cast will probably be off in late January to mid-February. Once I’m able, I resolve to work hard at physical therapy!

  71. Stephanie Louise Telford
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    I want to manage my time a lot better…& do more nail art!

  72. susitravl
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    I resolve to take better care of my skin and nails.

  73. stephanie
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    i wanna lose weight

  74. A Little Polish
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    I don’t have a specific resolution this year, but one from last year that I will continue to keep is not going on the scale, if I feel good and like the way I look then my weight shouldn’t / won’t matter.

  75. Elle
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    I would love to stop procrastinating so much!!!

  76. Nancy Loring
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    My New Year’s Resolution is to finish my education. I only have a year and a half left of college and I will have my degree. The kids are finally old enough that I feel comfortable to go back to school. I even filled out the FASFA and applied to the college right near my house. There is no turning back now.

  77. Cindy Aiton
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    I would love to start running again.

  78. Katie L. Ogletree
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    I hope to become more daring as well! And resting well. Man… Thats going to be hard with my new bundle of joy we’re expecting in March!!!

  79. Heather ツ
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    To be more motivated.

    (Rosie Areola)

  80. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    To only work during the hours the kids are in school! No sneaking and no working after they’re in bed!

  81. shellypeterson
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    I plan to eat healthier and exercise more.

  82. Stephanie Grant
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    My #StartsHere New Year’s Resolution is to spend more quality time with my family especially my 6 year old son and husband now that I have graduated from nursing school with my BSN, RN…I feel like over the last 4 years I have missed out on so much with my son and it’s high time to put away the books and forget how to say “Mommy can’t right now son she has to do this paperwork or study for the next exam” and just live life to the fullest with my loved ones because you only live once!


  83. Allison Downes
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    To spend more time with family.

    thank you for the chance to win this

  84. HS kraftmaking
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    My goal is to stay healthy.

  85. paige // ew & pt
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    My resolution is to declutter and simplify my life!

  86. Mary Williams
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    One of my resolutions is to get fit

  87. Lisa Foster
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    A pedometer is a great way to track activity and to motivate you to do more, it’s fun to see the steps/miles add up.

  88. Justina
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    I like the looks of that activity tracker!

  89. shaunie
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    I would love to be more active and toned and participate in yoga to help

  90. Julie Wood
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    My New Year’s Resolution is to exercise 5 days a week and eat a healthy diet. I have a friend that I will be exercising with to help me with my weight loss.

  91. latanya t
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    reduce eating out at fast food restaurants

  92. Sheila Arkee
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    Those are great resolutions! So cool that you’re almost done with college!

  93. jamie lynn prata
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    Ok it’s going to sound odd, but my resolution this year is to listen to my records more! I have a huge record collection (like, actual vinyl record albums…yeah those things!) and I buy them frequently but rarely actually listen to them. My record player isn’t permanently hooked up to a sound system so I need to get that done. I have a thing for old music (pretty much anything older than me) and I typically have music playing all day through some device but my favorite is listening to them on records – there’s just nothing like it.

    I love your list girl – any time you feel like you’re lost or may stray you just come back here and read what you’ve put down and it will get you amped to get back on track! I have no doubt you’re gonna have a kickass year. Can’t wait to see what it has in store!!

  94. Laurajj
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    My resolution is to try to cook healthier for my family. I have so much to learn!

  95. Marisa
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    I really want to lose weight this year.

  96. Lisa Marie Heath
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    Great list of resolutions! My resolution is to worry less about what others think/say and realize they don’t know me well enough to make those assumptions

  97. Randi C
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    I resolve to keep a positive attitude and get out more. I’ve been so sad since my dad past last year; and I need to break out of it.

  98. FabZilla_Kath
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    Great list of resolutions. Yes, cherish your time with friends because after your graduation, chances of seeing them become less… and lesser.

  99. Btty M' Ruiz
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    To exercise more

  100. Lydia B.
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    A better sense of self and ability to motivate myself!

  101. Kimberly
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    I want to be more intentional and focused with my relationships and my time.

  102. Hannah Danforth
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    I want to try and be healthier, lose some weight is my main focus for 2015 summer and to spend as much time as possible spending time with my daughter 🙂

  103. Nidia Doherty
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    I don’t really call them resolutions, but I would like to be more focused on the things I want to accomplish. Happy New Year!

  104. nicole dziedzic
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    My New Years Resolution is to budget more so I can save more money and to also make more time for friends and family.

  105. Paradigm Rouge
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    I have some similar resolutions/goals for 2015. I want to get back in shape after 3 years of bad habits & not having an exercise partner. Part of reaching that goal will likely involve getting a new dog to be my new exercise/activity partner. I want to start some blogs/YouTube channels (including one on beauty products) I’ve been talking about for over a year. I want to get out more & make some new friends in this new city. I’ve signed up to be an organizer on girlfriendsocial.com, so hopefully that will help with this goal…or just be fun. I’m also hoping to either upgrade to a full-time position or go back to grad school in August. I doubt I will give up my pop addiction, but I’m going to try to find some non-mint products to whiten my teeth.

  106. Elena
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    My resolution is to eat healthier

  107. Kimberly
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    I hope this year to excercise more and to make food from scratch more often.

  108. 1froglegs
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    My big new years resolution is to no longer eat restaurant food, which includes the sub-resolutions to no longer consume other peoples saliva or things prepared with unwashed hands!!!!!!

  109. Greisy Wardsworth
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    Happy New Year this year i want try more active and eat more healthy

  110. Elizabeth Cumberledge-Frost
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    Happy New Year! I resolve to always wash my face before bed and drink more water.

  111. Cindy
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    To exercise four days a week.

  112. Eugenia
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    I will be working on my smile this year for sure!

  113. Justina
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    Great resolutions!

  114. kelly
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    I resolve to get outside and walk more.

  115. mynewestaddiction
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    Beauty Risks can have some of the best payoffs! <3

  116. Phyrra
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    I’m excited to see that you’ll be taking some beauty risks 🙂

  117. Icequeen81
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    Happy new year 🙂

  118. mami2jcn
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    I resolve to spend more time with my husband.

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