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


  1. Happy New Year! x


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

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  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

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


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

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


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

    lindsey louise


  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!


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

  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

  10. happy new year doll ! xx

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

  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

  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! :)


  14. Lovely pictures!!

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


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

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


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