Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! Looking Back, Resolutions, & Birthday Giveaways!


Happy New Year's Eve! Today I'm reflecting back on the year, looking ahead, and sharing my birthday look and giveaways! Continue for the details!




// Black Dress // Gaston Bag (use code sassyndangerous 15 for 15% off)  // Heart Sunnies //

I seriously can't believe that 2018 is just a day away. The saying that time flies couldn't be more perfect in this moment! Not only is it New Year's Eve, but it's also my birthday! I'm officially 18 today and to celebrate, I'm giving back to YOU! I am partnering up with Purposeful Planner to give away one of my all time favorite planners to one lucky winner! I'm also partnering up with Frame Boutique to give away the heart sunnies in the photo above! You can follow along on my Instagram page here where the first giveaway is already up. 

While 2017 was a good year, it definitely had it's challenges. This weekend I  took a moment to reflect on this past year, on both the good and bad. This year I finally took the plunge in joining the fashion and beauty community after almost four years of keeping my blog book based and I am so happy I did! I've met some fabulous people through my blog and socials and I've had opportunities I never thought I would have and it's overall been an amazing time. 

While I'm not big on new year's resolutions, there are some things I plan on doing and changing in the new year. 

1) Try and always see the positive in things instead of focusing on the negative.

2)  Change my eating habits to more healthier choices and definitely workout more. It never hurts to better yourself and this year that's exactly what I want to do.

3) Save more money! With blogging, I've had the oppurtunity to start making it into a job and this coming year I want to really save most of it up! 

4) Finish up high school this coming summer! I'm home schooled and one of the perks of it is I can take it at my own pace and soon I'll be close to finishing and I can't wait to start preparing for college! 

5) Work harder to deliver more and better content to the blog! This year I lost a lot of motivation and creativity and in 2018 I want really hustle on building my brand up!

I am so happy to be moving forward into 2018 and making it my best year yet! I hope you all have a wonderful new year and that it bring happiness, great health, and good fortune to you! Thank you for supporting my crazy journey in this year and I look forward to seeing what 2018 has in store for all of us! 

36 comments

  1. Great goals you have set AND happy birthday babe!! Happy New Year, hope it’s a wonderful one!

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  2. Your pictures are amazing! stunning! loving your sunglasses too! i need to save more money too!

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  3. Ahh these pictures are so fun and happy! Happy belated birthday, I hope you had fun celebrating! I love the outfit, the dress and glasses are super cute. Best of luck with all your goals for this new year, I am sure you will smash them!

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  4. These photos are so darn cute! I hope you have a wonderful 2018 and had an amazing time celebrating your birthday!

    Best wishes,

    Idora

    www.ajournalofstories.com

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  5. Love your goals! It's always great to work toward something in the new year. :)
    <3 Brooklyn | latidoblog.weebly.com

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  6. Those are great goals!!! Happy New Year. Love your pictures in this post.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  7. Aw happy 18th birthday girl and a happy new year! I love the look of the giveaway and your photos are so creative and colourful. What are you hoping to achieve in 2018?

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  8. It is incredible that you are in high school and are making money for yourself instead of getting a job and making someone else rich. You are one impressive young woman and I wish you all the success in life.

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  9. You have some great goals for this year! It crazy that you are in high school with a blog. I rarely meet high school students with blog. Keep doing what you are doing ����

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  10. You are so cute girl! Happy Birthday and all the best for 2018! You have amazing goals for this year that I can relate to❤️

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  11. Happy Birthday!! Those are all excellent goals. You have a good head on your shoulders, and you are definitely going places, girl. I love the looks in your pictures, that jacket - ugh! Wishing you an amazing 2018 full of possibility.

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  12. Happy birthday Talina may there be many, many more. Love the goals you've set yourself and that outfit is awesome

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  13. Happy Birthday! What cool giveaways! I like your birthday outfits, especially the heart sunglasses. Good luck on reaching/maintaining your resolutions. 🙂

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  14. Okay first of all, happy belated birthday! (And you look absolutely STUNNING!) Good luck on reaching all your goals this year!

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  15. So cute girl, happy birthday!! I love those sunnies, they're so cute on you!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  16. Happy 2018 babe! Hope you had a great New Year!

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  17. Happy birthday girl and Happy new year!

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  18. So cool that you are doing you and not making the man rich. How do you make money blogging?

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  19. Im planning of making some giveaways too this year for the first time! It'll be a good year if you'll make everything on your list come true!

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  20. You look so pretty, love the pictures. Great goals, I do believe in looking at the positive perspective for everything. I am working on improving my eating habits.

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  21. Happy birthday, girlfriend! These are such great photos to celebrate your 18th birthday! What an exciting year. Oh my gosh and I was home-schooled too. So cool!

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  22. THOSE HEART SUNNIES!!! I am obsessed! Happy Birthday and I hope you have an AMAZING year!

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  23. I totally agree about eating habits! so important to make you feel energized and healthy! Happy Birthday!

    love,
    Britt+Whit

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  24. It's great that you have goals and a plan. Happy New Year to you and good luck in achieving them!

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  25. Such a positive vibe and great motivation! Good luck for this new year, and I hope that you accomplish all that you've set out to do! Cheers!

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  26. Congrats on finishing high school this year! College will be amazing :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  27. Happy New Year to you and your family! What a great new year's resolution. And your photos are all stunning!

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  28. Those goals are really wonderful and lovely... wish you all the sucess and happy birthday to you !!

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  29. Happy Birthday!! Swooning over how cute these pics are. Great goals for the New Year :)

    Xx,

    Lauren | www.mylifeaslaurr.com

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  30. Happy birthday darling!!! You look gorgeous

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  31. Happy New Year! I was homeschooled too! And I love those heart glasses!

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  32. First off I love your outfit! It’s so pretty and cute. I love all of your goals for 2018. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a happy new year!

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  33. Happy birthday! I love your photos. I hope 2018 brings you exciting adventures and opportunities.

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  34. Great goals! I believe in working harder and saving more money. I've posted my own goals too and I'll strive to achieve it.

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  35. This year seriously flew by! I still can't believe it. Happy New Year!

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  36. Happy new year babe. Wishing you lots of love, success, and new opportunities in 2018! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/creative/calvin-baby/

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