2013 Roundup & 2014 Goals

Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Well I can't believe that 2013 has passed, I am writing this on the new years eve and I can't wait to make cheeseburger cupcakes and dress up as a 1920s flapper actress later on today/tomorrow! But before then here is my 2013 roundup, photographs, blog resolutions and my goals for 2014.
My highlights of 2013:

- Graduating with a First Class BSc Honours Degree in Psychology

- Turning the big 21

- Holidaying in Scandinavia and Russia

- My first blogging event (T.G.I Fridays)

- Features on Very and London Beauty Hub 

- Blog design changes, winning lots of competitions, seeing my first musical in years (Wicked)

- Having 9 inches of my hair cut off for the charity The Little Princess Trust (they make real hair wigs for children with cancer)

- Working with amazing brands, people and getting fantastic new followers

- Blog/social media milestones = over 900 GFC followers, over 700 Bloglovin followers and over 200 followers on Instagram and Twitter!

Well, it has been a mixed year with a lot of highlights but some disappointing and sad times. While looking for the photographs for this post I am so grateful for having a blog that I can look back through to see what I did and how I have grown. I love sharing important (and crazy, unimportant) moments of my life with my amazing followers and readers - thank you so much!! When I started this blog I never thought I would have 100 followers, never mind over 900! Thank you!

I have quite a lot of ideas for new exciting posts for 2014 including: skincare ingredients 101, 2013 favourites, blog tools/basics, freebies, reviews, share the love posts and of course giveaways. I want to get in the habit of a blog schedule, over the festive period it has been really useful - write a comment below to tell me what blog posts you would like to see in 2014.

My goals for 2014 are: be more confident and get out of my comfort zone, spend more time with friends, drink more water, apply for a Masters degree (late 2014) and get a job!

I hope everyone had an amazing christmas, new year and 2013 - happy new year!! x

19 comments

  1. Happy New Year! x

    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Sounds like a lovely year for you and your blog, hope you do even better this year!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  3. Hi dear...happy new year... u have a lovely blog....we can follow each other....follow my blog on gfc and i will follow u back....do let me know
    keep in touch
    www.hairfashionbeautyblog.blogspot.in

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  4. Seems like you've had an amazing year! I hope you have another great one, wishing you the best for 2014!
    xoxo,

    berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Happy New Year and it sounds like 2013 was very good to you x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  6. Happy New Year!
    hope everything turns out how you want it too, and congrats on hitting 900!
    xxx

    www.ambloglife.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. looks like your year went so well! i hope you have a happy new year!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  8. Wow this has truly been a momentous year for you! I am so proud of how your blog has just been growing and growing because I still remember ofbeautyandnothingness being my first favorite blog when I had just started blogging in December of 2012. Your blog looks beautiful every time you change it up, and I can't wait for what's in store this year. Happy New Year!

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it made my day :) x

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  9. Congratulations on your first!!! Thats amazing and so inspiring for me as a first year psychology student who is feeling ever so slightly overwhelmed ._. So happy I'm now following your blog and looking forwards to an amazing 2014! I hope you find a job soon, and one of mine is also to drink water (though I forgot to write that in my post! uhoh .__.)
    Happpy new year! ^_^
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving
    xxx

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  10. happy new year doll ! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  11. Looks like you had a fantastic year!
    All the best for 2014 :)
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  12. Hey this blog looks so cute and i'm excited when more posts are coming! xxx http://bowcloe.blogspot.co.uk/ It would mean alot to check my blog out as I have only stated blogging again and new to the experience xxx

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  13. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it!

    Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

    xoxoxoxox

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  14. Lovely pictures!!

    BTW; I am your newest follower on GFC.
    It would be great if you follow me back!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  15. Happy New year! You are so inspiring, hope 2014 is good to you!

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  16. just found ur blog and im in loveeee ♡ ‏xxx

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