My first resolution is to become a better commenter. I read countless blogs every day and having limited time, I don't leave too many comments on them, so next year, I will make a big effort to do so. I love reading comments on the blog so that's my first resolution! And I think it's something that the whole community can get on board with.
My second resolution is one that I made last year and failed miserably at. I, Karen Constantine, do most solemnly swear that I am going to do my utmost to finish a lipstick in 2012. It's so hard because I've amassed such a collection over the years and when I find one I love, I try not to use it too much so as not to waste it. But not anymore ladies, 2012 is going to be "The Year Wot I Finish One Bloody Lipstick, It Can't Be That Hard Can It!"
For me, 2012 is going to be all about focusing on taking a step up from what I've been doing this year, which has mainly been editorials for Irish publications like The Irish Times, U Magazine and Stellar, runway shows and TV and radio work too. I'd love to get the opportunity to do some big jewelery or make-up campaigns as well as work on a few more runway shows and couture fashion shoots abroad in places like Amsterdam, Paris or London. Another dream is to have Pretty Easy made into a little beauty column in a magazine or newspaper - how cool would that be? Whether or not any of this actually happens is yet to be seen but I'll certainly give it a go!
I'm also going to try make it a habit to take my vitamin supplements after my dinner every night. I have oily, blemish prone skin, and I find it very beneficial for skin healing to take a general multivitamin and Omega 3 & 6. Also, controversially, every now and again I'll take a course of vitamin A. Unfortunately, even though I've had tenacious acne since my 20s, it's not severe enough for me to be a candidate for Roaccutane. If my skin is acting up badly, I will take a course of vitamin A under the supervision of my doctor (Roaccutane is a vitamin A derivative). This REALLY helps clear my skin. However, vitamin A accumulates in the body and can cause liver toxicity and fetal malformations, so I wouldn't recommend that anyone else do the same without consulting their GP.