I cannot believe how quickly 2012 has gone by. I hope that your year has been a great one and filled with many happy moments! Mine’s been pretty hard so I have been glad to have my blogging hobby, as well as my Japanese studies too, to keep my mind busy. Not to mention my friends and Mr R!
I have learnt a lot this year, which has been good, and met a lot of nice people, which has been great! However I am certainly ready to see the back of 2012.
I would like to take this opportunity to say that I do appreciate everyone’s support of the blog. The comments and feedback I receive are important to me, and I enjoy maintaining this little space of the blogopshere. If I am providing at least one reader or fellow blogger with some new knowledge, useful advice or simply entertainment then I am happy! I have also been fortunate to have developed connections with some great PR agencies around Australia and elsewhere, which I am greatful for as it significantly broadens the scope of what I can share with you, readers!
I made some resolutions for 2012… Did I achieve them? I will reflect on this on 1/1/13, as I set my resolutions for 2013. New Year Resolutions are not for everyone, but I like to set them as they give me some general guidance around what I would like to achieve and to reassess what is important to me.
Do you make New Year Resolutions?
This month I have taken the time to create a proper editorial calendar for 2013. This will mean you will see more balanced content – I aim to feature an Asian beauty brand/product each week – and once a month I aim to write about a topic relating to life and wellbeing (this means I may write about self help, blogging, travel, or other stuff that fits into this category). I don’t know why I didn’t draw up a calendar earlier, but I suppose sometimes one just has to learn the hard way lol!
Without further ado, this is just a tiny taste of what I will be reviewing in January:
Featured brands above include Baviphat and Innoxa, as well as a new local line of cosmetics which are really beautiful!
You may have noticed that I did not do an “empties” post for November of this year… Consequently I have got a massive bucket full of stuff that I’ve finished (or had to throw out as past expiry!) over the past 2 months:
There are too many items in there to list them all individually (I counted them – there are 17!) but my fave products in there included:
- Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover. It’s gentle but effective and I have been using it for quite a while… I’m now onto my 3rd bottle (I think?! haha!).
- Wotnot facial wipes* – these come in a handy and recyclable travel case complete with mirror! They are gentle on the skin and contain gentle, natural ingredients.
- Okoii Camelia Deep Penetrating Cream. I received a sample pot of this in a recent Okoii order (they include samples with each order which gives you an opportunity to try a range of their products). It is light but very hydrating and the tiny jar (slightly smaller than an Australian 20c piece) lasted me over a week!
I hope that you all have wonderful New Year’s Eve celebrations, whether it’s a big night out on the town or a chilled out time at home!
All the best for 2013. May you have a happy and successful year!
*I received this product during the 2012 Adelaide Beauty Conference.
Views are my own and I did not receive any monetary compensation for featuring this item.