|New Years Giveaway!| 2017 Goals

Hi, hello- and HAPPY NEW YEAR! πŸ™‚

I’m not usually one who makes a big deal out of New Years as I honestly tend to break my resolutions as I don’t hold myself accountable haha. This year I’ve gotten some support from my family for all of us to keep on track and I thought I would share some of my goals with you in hopes we can all connect and share! πŸ™‚

Goal #1: Improve my skincare routine!

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I feel a bit embarrassed to say this…but I honestly don’t have an amazing skincare routine. I have a TON of skincare products but I don’t use them often nor do I really know how to use some! A major goal I have is to try more skincare products and find what truly works for my skin. This includes my face and my whole body! I have really bad eczema so I tend to have a bit of sensitive skin and my hands are constantly hurting but I don’t take care of my skin as well, which just loops around to one big mess!

If you have a holy grail skincare routine, I would LOVE it if you shared below! I have kind of dry skin but my T-zone lately has been oily, weirdly enough as that never happened before!

Pictured above are some body oils I am planning on using from Raspberry Mint – which is a Canadian brand! They are cruelty free and natural products and I cannot wait to use them! πŸ™‚ They kindly gave me a coupon code for you all to use which is Grand50 if you are interested in trying them out – it gives you 50% off the site!

Goal #2: Have a healthier lifestyle/lose weight

This goal is a tough one – over the last five years I have gained A LOT of weight. I would say a bit part of it is due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Thyroid problems. Both have resulted in a lot of weight gain – diabetes is also really high on my dad’s side of the family, so that also factors in. My eating habits are definitely not good either – so altogether, big changes need to happen! I’m on medications now, but I really need to start working out and eating healthier! My overall goal is to lose at least 50 pounds which will be difficult as I have never really eaten that well but I know I need to in order to be a better version of myself.

When Teami Blends and I got in touch, I was really nervous and hesitant as I am the worst person honestly to do programs, stick with it, etc. But I knew this was one good step towards being healthier and really cleansing out my system! I haven’t tried this yet, but I have a 30 day program that includes a skinny tea and a colon tea!

These teas claim to have benefits such as improving skin, flushing out toxins, limiting bloating and helping with digestive issues. I’m honestly really excited to start this 30 day journey and I will definitely keep you updated on how it goes! πŸ™‚

If you are interested in joining this 30 day detox with me, you can get 10% off using the code XXOJESS10 . I’ll be honest – I’m a tad nervous, so if you do plan on doing it as well, let me know and we can motivate each other! If you’ve done it in the past, let me know how it worked for you! ❀

Goal #3: Improve my dental hygieneΒ 

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Don’t get me wrong – I take care of my teeth – but I could definitely take better care of them! I really want to brighten my smile as I find my teeth have been getting a bit more yellow since I’ve introduced caffeine into my daily routine. One way I plan on doing this is using Arm and Hammer’s toothpaste and their spinbrush daily! The toothpaste claims to whiten teeth within 5 days and the spinbrush aims at reducing plaque!Β Realistically, as much as I want to floss more, I know that is unlikely (lol) so I am hoping these work out well!

Arm and Hammer was nice enough to send me a second set of the Truly Radiant toothpaste and spinbrush – so here comes a giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES:

  • Β Must be following my blog via wordpress or e-mail subscription
  • Comment below what your goal is for 2017
  • Giveaway is international!
  • Giveaway will end Tuesday, January 10 at 10pm EST
  • I will contact the winner on this post on by January 11 and the winner will have 24 hrs to get back to me until another winner is chosen.

What you will win:

  • Arm and Hammer Spinbrush Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Battery Powered Brush
  • Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste
  • At LEAST three of my favourite beauty products from 2016 .. (its a surprise!)

Good luck! πŸ™‚

Love always,

Jess xo.

Note: Products above have been sent for review – all opinions and reviews are 0100% my own! πŸ™‚

74 thoughts on “|New Years Giveaway!| 2017 Goals

  1. Adamarys Ortiz says:

    2017 Goals!
    -Lose weight
    -Try to make my skin more balance
    -Get better on makeup
    -Make my hair more healthy πŸ’‹πŸ’•

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  2. edmontonjb says:

    My resolution is to get back on track with meal planning. It saves so much money but I find it hard to stick with it.

    ~Jonnie

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  3. ABeautifulWhim says:

    2017 goals! Hmmm! I’m actually still working on them. But so far I have:

    1) Lose weight (Just started Jenny Craig today)
    2) Be less self-conscious
    3) Walk my dog everyday!
    4) Working on more

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      • ABeautifulWhim says:

        WELL……. I just started week 2 and in Week 1 I lost 2 pounds! I’m totally on track this week so I expect another 2 off the scale! I’m really impressed with their food thus far. I’ll be doing an initial post in the next week but then I’ll do a final sharing how many pounds I’ve lost. I’m on it for 2 months, and I’m targeting to lose 15-18 pounds! =) I CAN DO IT!

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  4. Rosio Fierro says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is To make healthy choices that are good for my mind, body and soul. Happy New year’sπŸŽ‰β£πŸ’ž

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  5. Brianne says:

    Ahh I’m tempted to try the teas with you! Mental and physical health are my top goals but I also want to write another book – just started mapping it out today!

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    • xxojess says:

      Yay! Let me know if you decide on trying them!
      That’s so cool – ANOTHER book? As in, you’ve written one already?! I’m intrigued – what is your book about?! πŸ™‚

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  6. Anonymous says:

    My resolution is to take care of myself in health go back to work out a bit like I used to .To stop thinking about the things that I can’t change and that life goes on and for that I know that going back to working out will help me release some of that stress .β£οΈπŸ™ƒ

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  7. Jocelina Leon says:

    My resolution is to take care of myself in health.Go back to work out a bit like I used to.To stop thinking about the things that I can’t change and that life goes on and for that I know that going back to working out will help me release some of that stress.β£οΈπŸ™ƒ

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    • xxojess says:

      Great goal! I definitely have the same goals – I like fruits and veggies but I’m actually allergic to quite a few of them so it makes it difficult to eat them 😦

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  8. Katie Bortner says:

    I’m hoping to get a long term job and back to work out and loosing weight. And hoping to get engaged and married and for us to get a house πŸ™‚

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  9. myriskelife says:

    I love this post and i love your goals!!! And you can definitely achieve them Jess!! I have the skinny tea and it works great and what i love most about it is that it has really improved my energy levels!!! As for a goal of mine for 2017… this one is makeup related obvi… i really want to watch what i buy and use up what i already have before buying more ((ie. using my 100 bronzers up before buying more… or actually giving away what i dont use)) I really need to go through my stash!!! And P.S. highlighters dont count because i will buy every highlighter on the market just because lol!!! Xoxo

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    • xxojess says:

      Thank you SO much Cass! Yay, I’m excited to try the teas now because my energy level is no where to be found lately haha.
      That’s an amazing goal you have! I definitely need to limit what I buy and de-stash what I don’t use! We can keep each other motivated during the year πŸ˜‰ minus highlights of course LOL ❀

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  10. debi617 says:

    My #1 goal for 2017 is to lose weight and get my diabetes under control. We’re moving to Oklahoma soon so I can be caregiver for my parents and be there for my daughter’s 2 kids (lost her in 2009). It’s going to be hard, it took years to get like this, but my folks and babies need me, I WILL do it!

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    • xxojess says:

      It sucks how easy it is to gain weight but so hard to lose it! I’m honestly in the same boat as you in terms of wanting to lose weight – I have diabetes now as well which is super unfortunate and I really want to try and turn it around by being healthier!
      I’m so sorry about your daughter.
      Thank you very much for reading and taking the time to comment πŸ™‚

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  11. Jose Kessler says:

    My 2017 goals are to try to actually become a kinder person. I plan not to say anything negative about anybody (if I don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it) and want to become a kinder person to strangers. Like most, I also want to eat healthier and become more active!

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    • xxojess says:

      Ah I love this! Great goal. I think we all should try and be more mindful of what we say and to be nice to strangers. I always try and say hi to people when working and some respond nicely, while others just walk past me like I’m no one LOL. sigh.

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  12. Kamla says:

    Happy new year! I have two goals.
    1) get back into a fitness regime. I eat very healthy but have not worked out in a long time and my body is feeling it.
    2)be more present-put down my phone and make sure I’m not missing the little things in my life. We can’t get those times back!

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  13. pauriosp says:

    My goals for this year, for health, I want to eat healthier and tidier, I eat many vegetables and fruits but sometimes I eat many sweet things or bread (which here is very good haha), do more exercise, besides I want to find A more stable job, to be able to become independent, well recently I graduated from university, but it is important to find something that I want and like.

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    • xxojess says:

      Congrats on graduated from University! I’m not sure where you live – but I know where I live, it is soo difficult to find a job that is related to the field we’ve studied in and it be a secure and full time job 😦 Its crazy how hard it is to find a job these days! I hope you find something you truly love! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • xxojess says:

      Haha!! I don’t, honestly! I did before, I don’t know how…but lately I’ve been getting a lot of blemishes and my skin just doesn’t look…balanced? Haha. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  14. Kim Hatchett says:

    Hello, my goal this year us to buy our first home!! Yay I’m so excited to start looking, but I’m not looking forward to moving after being in our current home for sooo long. But this is my goal this year!! This is a great giveaway, thank you!! Happy New Year!!

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  15. Crystal K. says:

    Hey Jess… I definitely need to start working out again-it’s not that I am big,it’s that I want to feel better about myself.
    After having a terrible 2016 (seriously)I want to be as positive and as healthy as I can.
    I need to worry about myself a bit more.Not in a selfish way,just in a take-the-time-for-me-occasionally way.
    This is a very sweet idea Jess.
    Let’s make 2017 the best years yet.xx

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    • xxojess says:

      Thank you for commenting! I’m so sorry you had a terrible 2016 – I hope 2017 is the best year for you! ❀ I think self-care is super important – great goal!

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  16. Geralie Cervantes says:

    Well every year is a happy year for me because my family is always there for me..As of this year my new years goal is loose some weight. I know its hard for me to do this because “its in the genes” that most of my family members are chubby or some are fat. And I just hope that I will achieve my new years goal. I am doing a schedule and planning on how to loose weight and do a diet plan..😊😊😊. Happy new year everyone I hope that we can achieve all of our new years goal.Godbless us all..😍😍😍😘😘😘

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  17. Araceli Covarrubias says:

    Hi jess Happy New Year Gorgeous i follow u on ig Twitter & fb im subscribed to ur blog i love ur post because im a makeup lover and this 2017 i want to start a yt channel about beauty πŸ’„i want to share with everyone on how i do my makeup & all the things i have learned. Hope all ur dreams this year come trueβ™‘

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    • xxojess says:

      Amazing! Thank you so much for all your support πŸ™‚
      Yay! Once you have your YouTube channel up, please send me the link! I would love to check it out and subscribe!

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  18. Jennifer Matthews says:

    Happy New Year Jess!!! I’ve been following your blog & Instagram for a long time (I’m @j.matthews71 on Instagram) My New Year resolutions are the same as yours Lol, I couldn’t believe it when I was reading them!! I too have gained A LOT of weight in the past several years (I’ve actually never had weight issues before) but I have found it almost impossible to lose a pound!! I have had my thyroid checked but they said it was ok so idk what’s going on with me!! I need to lose about 50-60 lbs which is a lot & I know its not gonna be easy! I can’t wait to see what you think of the skinny tea/colon tea (I don’t remember the name) but I’ve seen it a lot on Instagram! Also, skin care….ugh, I’m awful about it but I really need to find a good skin care routine & stick with it, I’m in my 30’s so its really starting to show that I’m not taking care of my skin!! Dental……Omg!!! I have always taken care of my teeth, I floss almost obsessively but for the first time in my life my teeth are starting to get bad, I was really upset about this!! I actually have 2 teeth right now that have to be pulled & I’m terrified because I’ve never had a tooth pulled & I really don’t want to lose any of my teeth so its really depressing but I’m in a lot of pain at this point so I gotta do it!! Tooth pain is THE WORST pain I’ve ever had (& I have 4 kids) Lol, I’d rather have a baby than have tooth pain!! πŸ˜† Anyways, sorry this is so long, thank you for the opportunity to win these awesome dental supplies & I wish you complete success with all of your resolutions, I know you can do it!!!

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    • xxojess says:

      Hi Jennifer! Thank you for commenting! YOU HAVE WON THE GIVEAWAY! πŸ™‚ ❀
      Congrats! Please DM me through Instagram (@xxojess_) with your address within 24 hrs! πŸ™‚

      Ah its crazy how we are in the same boat! Hopefully we can keep each other motivated during the year to reach our goals πŸ™‚
      Its awesome you floss though LOL I need to do that more often.

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  19. Ileana Selva says:

    Hi gorgeous!
    I have 3 important goals for this year:
    -Improve in all aspects of my life
    -Do more exercise
    -More makeup β™₯
    Happy New Year to you !

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  20. Face to Curls says:

    Happy New Year Jess! Such a great giveaway Hun πŸ™‚
    I usually try not to do New Year’s resolutions because many times I end up failing miserable or I put too much pressure on myself but this year’s goals are to get in a stable exercise routine where I’m not putting too much pressure on myself but just to be as active as I can so I can stay healthy and the second thing is to build my blog/social media audience. Thanks Jess and have a great day! xo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    • xxojess says:

      Thank you Ann-Marie!
      I totally agree – I don’t follow through sometimes but goals are always good to set haha!
      You have some great goals though! I think its great to know you want to exercise but not push yourself – I think way too many people are hard on themselves when it comes to exercising!

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