New year, new me? – 3 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolution


By now I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me”. In fact, during the past few years it’s become quite the cliche as the punchline to various online memes. However there are some people out there who genuinely want to apply this phrase to their coming years.

One thing always comes to mind when this is brought up – what was so wrong with the “old you” that you find the need to completely revamp yourself as a new person? New Year’s resolutions can be great excuses to start fresh lifestyle choices, but I don’t think they should be centred around being a new person. We should strive to improve our current selves, past mistakes and all.

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Savouring summer memories

Last May I purchased something I’ve wanted for a while, a GoPro. I’ve always been interesting in video editing, and even used to edit my own with Sony Vegas back in high school. Since getting a Mac back in 2011, I haven’t been as interested in editing. I loved Sony Vegas and didn’t want to relearn a different software… but I finally caved and downloaded Final Cut Pro this past week.

After playing around with it for about a day, I learned some of the basic features needed to edit my GoPro footage.

I love watching edited videos with good music and cool cut scenes. Some of my favourite travel bloggers post really awesome edits. While my footage was more of a summer staycation than a vacation video, I decided to give it a try anyway.

Considering I just learned the basics of Final Cut, I’m pretty happy with the result. Check it out below! I’m sure there will be more to come after this now that I’ve gotten more of a handle on it.

Freshen up your look in four steps

Freshen up your look in 4 steps

Spring is such a nice refresher after a long winter. It always feels so great to get out of your winter coat and into a cool spring jacket. Personally, when new seasons come around I love to dress and look the occasion. It’s easy to refresh your look from dreary winter to bright spring with a few tips. Looking good and feeling good can go hand-in-hand.

Fresh face, fresh feel

Freshening up your look can be taken literally with fresh-faced makeup. I’m notorious for always adding winged liner to my makeup, but switching it up for a more relaxed style seems to be the trend this season. Forget the heavy brows and contour & highlighting techniques you’ve been practicing (thanks for nothing, Kardashians!), keep your daytime look light by ditching or cutting back on the eyeliner. Add a light blush to give yourself that springtime glow and finish your look off with a touch of mascara. If you like to give your brows some definition, make sure it still looks natural and not noticeably drawn on. If you’re someone who feels uncomfortable without much makeup or feels the need for foundation/concealer, just make sure you do it in a natural way and not to look overly touched up or “cakey”.

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