One week into the New Year and half of us have given up on our resolutions. Why do we wait until the start of a new year before we make promises to ourselves to improve our lives?
The fact is the whole year we think we have failed and we don’t even entertain the idea of being able to lose weight, get fit, get more sleep, eat more fruit, usually because we know we won’t actually follow through and do it. When the calendar is turned and you begin a new year in the Filofax we suddenly think we will be a new person and be able to achieve our goals.
That is why this year instead of resolutions I have made a wish list!
You are probably thinking that rather than a list of positive changes I am making a shopping list. But it is not the case. I have a list as long as my arm of treatments and procedures I want. Some more realistic then others. I have chosen three which I think would be achievable and have wanted for FOREVER but have either put off due to finances, because I am too nervous or simply lack of time or research. 2017 is the year when I will get my wish list and stop complaining about those small tweaks I want to my face and body and give everyone’s ears a break.
Here we go:
1. Nose Correction
This is by far my number one! I have had years of contouring and disguising my bump with cleaver make up tricks, way before Kim K made it popular. I have never wanted a traditional nose due to the down time, the pain and of course the complications. I worry I might have trouble breathing and hate the thought of a blocked nose. You can now get a non-surgical nose correction for more minor adjustments.
The top doctors in the industry are Mr Geoff Mullan and Mr Ben Hunter of Medicetics. They are leading the way in this treatment plus they are very experienced. They will be my top choice for this procedure.
2. Dermaplanning to the face
Dermaplaning is the latest craze to hit the UK. It has been voted as one of the best anti-ageing treatments and is a favourite with celebs worldwide. I first came across this treatment on an episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ about two years ago. It had not hit the UK at the time and I struggle to find anywhere that would do the treatment. Now, finally it is more commonly available bit still pretty rare. Plus it is not cheap! Why? Because it takes serious skill.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. It also removes those nuisance baby hairs or peach fuzz.
3. Nail Treatments
My biggest bad habit is picking my nails. For years I have worn false nails, extensions, acrylics and more. I love the look of nicely painted nails. I am also a highly anxious person, I even fidget in my sleep by tapping my feet. It means I cannot keep my hands still and I pick at my nails and the skin around them. I tend not to bite my nails but it’s a terrible trait and makes my hands look awful. Because they look bad I wear false nails which when removed make them look worse and it’s a cycle. So this year I want to take care of my hands better. Attempt to stop the nail picking and start having treatments that would improve my nail condition, strength and length. Fingers crossed!