A party is always a great way to cap off a year, and the Cosmo Christmas Mixer was the perfect send-off to the rollercoaster ride that was 2019. On December 11, CGs flocked to Versus Barcade in BGC for a fun, fearless celebration, because if there's one thing any Comso girl can do, it's knowing how to have a good time.
Guests were treated to hearty servings of finger foods. The open bar served cocktails, including the iconic pink Cosmopolitan, the staple of many Cosmo nights, and Versus Barcade's signature cocktail, Game Over.
One of our fave moments was when Cosmo.ph Editor in Chief Jillian Gatcheco gave a rousing opening speech, a toast to the digital magazine's highlights and accomplishments this year and to next year's exciting goals.
Likewise, we couldn't help but wonder how we can make the next year—the next decade—even better, so we asked some CGs in the mixer what their New Year's resolutions are. Here's what they said:
Spend more time doing things you're passionate about.
Fashion-turned-lifestyle blogger Kally Araneta is no stranger to straying from traditional endeavors and doing her own thing. Next year, she plans on doing something that’s close to her heart. “I really want to volunteer in dog shelters,” she shares. “I have a dog and a cat at home, so I want to do something for animals next year.”
Break out of your routine and step out of your comfort zone.
Vlogger Teena Arches is more than just a beauty pro; she’s a staunch ambassador for body positivity. When asked how she plans to challenge herself in 2020, she said, “If you want change, then you have to do something different from your routine. I definitely want to do more content that’s outside of beauty.” She also says she's planning to work on projects about lifestyle, travel, and food, so we have that to look forward to.
Invest in a new hobby or skill.
Radio jock Rica Garcia is always “GGG” for anything, especially when it comes to improving different facets of her life. “I want to learn pole dancing,” Rica points out. “I’ve tried aerial hoop before, and it was really interesting. I discovered muscle groups that I never knew were there!” Rica says she also wants to learn Japanese, which will come in handy when she visits Japan next year.
Have you thought about your own 2020 resolutions? Whatever you set out to do—whether it's doing something you're passionate about, breaking out of your comfort zone, or starting a new hobby—never forget to prioritize yourself, CGs. Make 2020 ~*your year*~ by choosing to not compromise on self-love and self-care, from the biggest life decisions to the simpler choice of picking beauty products.
When it comes to your hair, #NoCompromise means Dove Dermacare Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner. Dove's mild formula aids in keeping your hair nourished, leaving it soft and manageable while helping reduce flakes and soothe your dry, itchy scalp.