Best of 2017

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The best thing about the end of the year are lists, summaries and round-ups of everything that stood out those past twelve months. I surely like to read about other people's highlights but for some reason have never written about mines until now. So here it is. Grab a cuppa, it's a lengthy one.

In WINTER last year I collaborated with Lauren from This Stuff Is Golden which was exciting (3 Must-Reads For Any Book LoverFive Beauty Products I Can’t Do Without). I also rediscovered my passion for SCRABBLE and dyed my hair blue, then green (temporarily).

SPRING was exciting as I got to visit Stockholm which was one of the definite highlights of the year. I loved it so much I'm going back this spring. I also wrote a very personal post about my eating disorder and visited Botanic Garden which I didn't know existed just round the corner from where I live. Typical.

In SUMMER I went to Orkney for a short stay and posted my first (and only so far) Outfit of the Day. I also judged for 200 blogs for the Bloggers Blog Awards.

AUTUMN was good. I finally became an owner of a coffee machine which made my mornings way happier. My overall mood was more positive and I felt happier than usual. I also signed up for gym, went to classes and did not panic too much. Hence, I'm having high hopes for this year. Also, I've started taking photography more seriously especially with the recent Canon purchase (my first camera). AND, I got engaged to the love of my life on the Christmas day.

BLOGGING ACHIEVEMENTS

I got featured in We Are Thirty Plus newsletter and I'm pretty proud to be a part of this incredibly supportive and inspiring community. 
I also managed to get regrammed on IG by brands like Avene, Klorane (who I also collaborated with earlier last year) and Super Facialist. I have noticed a slight increase in traffic and received plenty of nice comments over the last few months. Things are looking up! 

FILM & TV
(What I loved and/or rewatched endlessly)

  • Arrival
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • La La Land
  • Interstellar
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Lost in Translation
  • AHS: Cult
  • Stranger Things 2

BEST BEAUTY DISCOVERIES

  • Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector
  • Pixi Rose Oil Blend
  • Glossier Moon Mask, Cloud Paints &  a Stretch Concealer
  • 3CE Back to Baby Primer
  • Nyx Micro Brow Pencil

GAME OF THE YEAR
Persona 5 without a doubt!

FASHION
I basically lived in check trousers and mom jeans all year round. Oh and I got new glasses at the end of the year.

How about you? (HNY everyone!)

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