Best of 2016

Let’s kick off 2017 with some retrospective. But first, an explanation. In 2017 I plan to blog more: write more reviews, comparisons, do #FOTD or #EOTD type of posts… things like that. But for that to work I need to focus on you, dear readers.

Let’s see which posts you liked the most in 2016.

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1. December Destash Goodies

In this post I talked about some of the first perfume oil samples that I’d received. Although I haven’t used it recently, Anna is still one of my favourites. I still believe it’s a perfect blend of gourmand and floral notes on a sandalwood base that doesn’t go weirdly dry on my skin. I’m actually waiting for a full-sized bottle of this – it was also bought in a Sunday swap and is now *somewhere* in Europe. I don’t want to turn this into a rant so let’s just say I’m getting really impatient with the post!

I have found a new owner for Smelly Yeti Dame It, while Lou Lou’s Fruit Basket Cider stays at my place, waiting to be picked up. Honestly, I’ve acquired so many bottles and samples in 2016 that FBC got sidetracked but I plan to wear it on damp(er) days (it’s been dry as in a desert here).

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2. Taste Test – Activlab Breakfast Protein

Taste tests are something I plan to return to once I get back into fitness (it’s a long story, nearly ripe for a proper, dedicated blog post). The idea here is to try various foods marketed as “fit”, “healthy”, “delicious” options for bodybuilders or simply people that want to reduce their sugar/carb intake but still have fun, lovely meals. Activlab Breakfast Protein was one of such brekkie options but I plan to review protein bars and shakes, too.

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3. Inspiration Food

How appropriate for new year resolutions! This one was about finding the right time to start something. Most people choose 1 January to make that big change in their life but I believe you should do that whenever you feel ready. December’s a right bitch when it comes to healthy eating, negating your efforts as you go, so January makes sense if you want to start dieting. I’m cringing at myself as I write this but I plan to start over in the first month of 2017.

Honourable mentions:

  1. Going Strong or How to Eat Loads and Stay Slim
  2. Lipstick Brand of the Month: Hello Waffle
  3. I’ve Updated My Nailcare Routine!

 

various indie cosmetics in flatlay composition: eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail polish, perfume

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me and reading my blog! What kind of posts would you like to read in the future?

November Favourites

November, probably the third* dullest month is gone and done. It’s finally got really cold outside and in my opinion that’s a good enough reason to stay indoors, drink copious amounts of tea and watch TV series. Really, why would anyone want to go outside to freeze their socks off?

Favourite Makeup Skincare and Perfume in November

However, there were some make-up, perfumes and skincare products that made getting ready for work (or going to sleep) much easier. This is my first favourites post, in which I will describe some things that I liked using the most in the past month. Enjoy the ride!

(Psst, there are swatches, too!)

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Femme Fatale – Tiger Lily

In April 2016 the Australian company called Femme Fatale released the Enchanted Fables collection, which was inspired by heroines from numerous classic fairy tales.

Femme Fatale Tiger Lily nail polish

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Why Indie Cosmetics?

As you’ve probably noticed already, I’m rather keen on alternative, independent beauty products. I discovered this post on Reddit a long while back and I decided to write a proper blog post about it in case anyone wondered why I decided to go down this rabbithole.

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Haus of Gloi – Valentines Day 2016

Hello! I’ve finally shaken off my blogging lull and decided to post a quick review of the perfumes I’ve bought in February. Yes, I’ve made another purchase at Haus of Gloi – if you’ve read this post, you probably know already that I really like their perfumes.

Haus of Gloi Valentines Day 2016 – Super Freak and Cozy Rose

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Blogmas #24: Merry Christmas

Oooh, look at me, being all late and nearly failing at Blogmas! But fear not, I haven’t forgotten about it, I simply gave priority to my loved ones, and I hope you did the same!


I hope you have a merry Christmas, and (hopefully) enjoy your days off work or school holidays!

Talk to you soon!

N xx

Blogmas #23: Our Christmas Tree

Seeing that Christimas is here, I decided to show you some photos of our tiny Christmas tree. Even though it looks mostly the same every year – I’ve never shared any pictures of it, have I? 🙂

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More photos of details below the cut!

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Blogmas #22: Christmassy Nail Polishes

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Blogmas #16: Top 3 Christmas Baking Ideas

As previously stated, I love baking. I’m not terribly good at it but I try my best to bake a decent-looking cake or cookies that taste good, too! Even though I’ve been bulking for the past few months, I still prefer low-carb or at least sugar-free sweets. Below you can find some healthified recipes that should satisfy your sweet tooth!

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