The year was 2017. It was a simpler time.

Donald Trump was yet to proclaim himself as a ‘very stable genius’, Hollywood was ridding itself of harassers and male trash and Princess Charlotte wasn’t even in nursery school yet.

We’re ready for 2018 and the New Year though; it seems to have started off in an excellent manner, with a powerful Golden Globes ceremony setting the tone for the 12 months to come.

Before we go any further in what we hope is an excellent year, we’d like to look back at the New Years’ Eve just gone by and see how some of our favourite celebs celebrated.

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid

The two models were in a typically flashy mood, posing beside two gorgeous cars with the caption “New Year, Same Us.”  It’s great that the models were able to clarify that for us, because now we know we will have plenty of Instagram posts to look at and feel jealous over in the coming year.

Emily Ratajkowski

The Gone Girl actress celebrated her New Year’s Eve in New York City. The model looked beautiful in a sexy bodysuit which showed off her excellent figure. That being said, she doesn’t look overly happy with the situation; Emily, you should have gone to a party you’d enjoy! 

Paris Hilton

Ms Hilton saw out the year with some of her best friends at a party in Aspen. We are loving the 90s’ throwback outfits from all her crew here – very cool! It looks like this picture was taken straight off the set of Dumb and Dumber… because of the outfits, not the people.  

Naomi Campbell

The infamous model took a trip to Jamaica to welcome in the New Year and she looked fabulous while doing so. Looking at this picture, you would think that Naomi Campbell took a trip back in time, but no, she clearly just doesn’t age. 

Oprah

It’s great to see some celebs, like Opera, just kicking back at home with the family. She posted an adorable video on Instagram spreading the love. She said: “From our house to yours, Happiness and Fulfillment and abundant blessings in 2018.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

The power couple rang in the New Year in style, but not without a touch of humour too. As they counted down to midnight, Kanye waited a little too long to give Kim that New Year’s kiss. She briskly said: “Don’t leave me hanging.” 

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

We will finish off with our favourite – Will and Jada Smith spend New Year’s Eve celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Will posted this beautiful message to his wife on Instagram: “20 Years Ago today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since.

“Love is Like Gardening... I have learned to focus on helping you to blossom into what you want to be (into what you were born to be), rather than demanding that you become what my fragile ego needs you to be.”

“I’ve learned to take pleasure in nourishing your dreams, rather than wrestling with you to fulfill my selfish needs and satiate my insecurities. I have learned that; love is listening, love is giving and love is freedom.  Happy anniversary, my Queen.  I am forever devoted to nurturing your deepest truth.”

If that isn’t a positive way to start off 2018, then we don’t know what is.