January 1, 2010

A better life, world and shoes in 2010!

What a novel concept!  If I could just embrace Calvin's philosophy, 2010 would be a much easier year!  Alas, I am still my own worst critic (next to Christelle of  course) so my yearly goal to lose 10 pounds (it never seems to happen but at least I don't gain 10 pounds!) and stress less will still be in effect!  This year I am also going to be less self centered and set some goals that will benefit my community/country/planet as well, who can't feel good about that?!  Feel free to steal any or all of these goals for yourself!

1. I resolve to keep trying natural and organic products.  Christelle and I had some great finds this year - lipstick, lip shimmers and shines, deodorant, body butter and even nail polish - and I know there are lots more out there for us to try!

2. I resolve to buy local.  This is a little harder in the winter when there is no local farmer's market for my fruits and vegetables but can be done all year round by supporting local businesses and artists as well as Canadian companies.  There are so many great ones it will hardly be a hardship!  Roots, Holt Renfrew, Marcelle, Cargo, Lise Watier, I could go on and on...

3. I resolve that some of my time and money will go to charity.  I find it harder to come up with the time than the money but I guess this is what makes it a goal.  And of course there is no reason you can't buy yourself something nice that will benefit a charity such as Lush's Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion, MAC's yearly Viva Glam offering and all of the pretty pink things that come out during breast cancer awareness month.

Other things you can do to make the world a better place in 2010:

Get yourself a furry friend - pet owners live longer and have less stress.  Better yet, acquire your new friend from an animal rescue group (they exist for almost any breed of dog you can think of as well as for cats), the Humane Society or the SPCA.

Recycle - there is so little that can't be freecycled, recycled, or composted.  Laziness is no longer a good excuse.

Buy new shoes - it is a scientific fact that new shoes increase your happiness levels 200% - it would be criminal not to take advantage of this!

And I swear, once the hangover wears off, I will get right to work on these!

- Lisamarie -


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your resolutions. If you would like to check out a fellow Canadian beauty blogger, please visit me at:


    Happy New Year! I look forward to following your blog.

  2. Great to see you and Happy New Year to you too! I will keep an eye on your blog!

    Best, Lisamarie


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