Dainty Alice

A pretty little LUSH, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

New Beginnings

Happy 2017 everyone. This last year has been a strange one, filled with plenty of ups and downs. I've seen a lot of changes this year, both in myself and the people around me, so I thought I'd use this post to reflect on 2016 and explore my goals for the new year. I'm a lover of new beginnings, and I'm determined to make this one the best yet.

Three Good Things

Despite being a gross year in on the whole, 2016 has actually had some amazing moments for me. In May I started my first full time job in sales and marketing and I absolutely love it. My colleagues are fab and I'm honestly so happy to have a job where I feel looked after and valued. 

Another great thing which happened was in October, when my blog hit 100,000 views just in time for my 19th birthday and I hosted a Too Faced palette giveaway. My blog is already up to 125,000 views, a quarter of the way to the next milestone and I couldn't be more proud of myself, especially as my photography game has also totally slayed this year. I've developed my editing skills and started playing around with different compositions and angles to create photos I'm really proud of. Emmy said the loveliest things about me and my blog in her Top Blogs Of 2016 post. As she is the reigning QUEEN of beauty blog photography, flattered is a serious understatement!

Back to new beginnings in my personal life... Last month I started a new relationship with the sweetest guy ever, Adrian, who also happens to be my supervisor at work (oops!) However it's amazing as all our colleagues are thrilled for us and nothing has been awkward in the slightest. He thinks the world of me and I am so excited to start the new year with him and see where things go. I'm the happiest I've been in a long time.

My Goals For The New Year

I'd like to start eating healthier as recently my skin and hair condition has been an absolute shambles. I've bet everyone at work that I'll be able to go the whole of January without having a McDonalds. This is going to be so difficult! I've also stopped biting my nails as of last month, so hopefully this is something I'll be able to keep up.

Blogging-wise, I'm aiming to rescue my poor little blog. I've let it go under these last couple of months, but I'm going to try my hardest to post twice a week from now on. I'd also like to hit the 200,000 view milestone this year and I would love to be short-listed in the Blogger's Blog Awards. I'm going to focus on interacting with my blogging babes a little more, as I've been a little anti-social with them recently (I'm sorry Sev! Please know I love you, I'm just rubbish at replying to messages!) Wish me luck!

What are your 2017 goals and new beginnings?


  1. Happy new year! I agree though 2016 was filled with negativity and awkwardness on a global scale, many positive things happened to me including meeting my boyfriend on NYE 2015 funny enough.


  2. Happy new year and good luck to your new goals! I often fall for McDonald's too... hopefully I can survive without having a cheeky one for breakfast! This year I'll be focusing a lot more on my blog as I really suck at photography... fingers crossed I can get better!

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

  3. Some great blog goals here babe, happy new year :)

  4. Congrats on everything you have achieved this year, 100,000 blog views is amazing! One of my goals is to become more active in the blogging community xx


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