Sunday, December 30, 2012

Beauty Lessons of 2012

Hello my lovelies, you may have noticed that I've been somewhat  absent over the past week, but I think it's more likely that you've been busy enjoying Christmas dinner, making the most of family time, trying out new presents and indulging in copious amounts of Christmas leftovers. Truth be told, I gave myself a little Christmas blogging break in order to recharge my batteries, and now I'm regretting it because I had forgotten about the mountain of end-of-year posts I had planned. Now I've only got two days to squeeze them into, so something tells me that they are going to be spilling over into the new year!

This year has certainly been a learning curve when it comes to beauty. Not only have I discovered some amazing new brands and products, but I've also learned some valuable lessons, ten of which I have decided to share with you. So, grab a cuppa and have a listen as I have a little word with myself!

1. Persevere. Don't just assume you are destined to have dry hair or dull skin forever, and give up on every product after a couple of tries. It took a while to get into this situation, and it'll take a while to get out - but it will be worth it.

2. Yes, you do need to take good care of your skin, even if you rarely have problems with it. If you don't, it will take it's toll.

3. The same goes for eyes. Don't neglect to use eye-cream or your peepers will pay! And no, you're not too young for fine lines. :(

4. Stop being lazy and moisturise your body when you get out of the shower. You mightn't think it would make much of a difference, but you'd be wrong!

5. Just because a product is massively hyped up, it doesn't mean it'll work for you.

6. You don't need to wear foundation every day. A good tinted moisturiser and a bit of concealer do the job.

7. Hair oils are not the enemy. And leave-in conditioners are not pointless. Neither are facial serums.

8. No product will ever completely get rid of dark circles! But then you knew that anyway.

9. Skincare can be addictive. You'll never think you have everything you need!

10. Filling in your eyebrows makes a huge difference, even if they are fairly thick and dark to begin with.

What have you learned this year?



  1. Great post! I still live in hope that someone will develop some magical dark circles remover haha!
    I never moisturise after having a shower, but I really should as I have 1001 body butters and lotions to use up (well not exactly that much but still loads!!).
    I'm going to start filling in my brows this coming year - that's one of my beauty resolutions. xx

    1. Haha, yeah I'll never truly give up! I hate moisturising in the winter as it's too cold when you get out the shower and just want to get into warm clothes, but it's worth it. xx

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with everything you just told yourself there Mel! Good strong advice. What I have learnt this year is 1) just how strong I really am (and I don't mean physically, more mentally/emotionally) and 2) that I really can do more than I realise, I just need to stop letting my ego make me believe I am rubbish at everything I attempt. I am going into 2013 with a bright new outlook :)

    1. Thanks Kay :) I did learn a fair few other things too, besides beauty-related stuff, and actually I am completely with you on both number 1 and 2! It's good to know that even when we experience difficult times, we can still learn from them :)xx


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