Sunday, January 6, 2013

2012 favourites & accomplishments

It took me forever to put this post together, haha!
2012 was an amazing year and this one will be even more exciting, let me tell you :). I decided to do a post about my favourite products/things, everything basically and some random rambling :).

Let's start with makeup.

Two most worn palettes were definitely Sleek i-Divine Au naturel and Storm. Can't go wrong with any of these colours.

I'm extremely happy Essence came up with pigments. I love Essence pigments.

I been using Artdeco All in one mascara for many years now, has to be my all time favourite mascara. I almost completely used up Essence gel eyeliner, need to buy a new one. For my eyebrows I mostly used Catrice Absolute eye colour 350 Starlight Expresso. Such a perfect ashy shade. I fall in love with Missha BB cream, been using it almost on daily basis. My favourite concealer must be Bourjois Healthy mix concealer to cover my undereye circles. For setting my foundation I really liked e.l.f. HD powder, sets foundation like a boss.

My 2 favourite blushes are Sleek Gold Rose and NYX PinchedI've been loving NYX Taupe for contouring.

Most used lipstick were Revlon lipbutters in Tutti Frutti, Berry Smoothie and Cherry tart. I wore MUA lipstick in shade 15-Nectar a lot when weather was warmer. For colder weather I like wearing MUA lipstick shade 2. Other lipsticks I've been loving in 2012 are Bourjois Sweet Kiss in 49 Rose allure (discontinued), Catrice Ultimate Shine 090 Fox Now (pretty similar to Bourjois one) and Catrice Ultimate colour 100 Lobster Love, loving this red shade.

For brushes I've been loving e.l.f. kabuki brush, e.l.f. Professional Smudge brush, no named felted liner brush, BH cosmetics fluffy blending brush and Essence crease brush.

Nail polishes I've been wearing a lot throutout whole year were: Essence multi dimension 68 Perfectly true, Orly Glowstick, Avon nailwear pro Coral Beat, Catrice 070 Caught on the Red Carpet, NYX Girls Bermuda Triangle, Essence 38 Choose Me! and Essence special effect topper 08 Night in Vegas.

Other beauty products:
I started using Balea Oil repair at the end of the year and I'v been loving it so far. Best nail polish remover has to be Kiko Nail polish remover.

Afrodita Aroma hand and nail cream and 100% Pure Strawberry Lemonade Hand cream were in my handbag or on the desk all the time. To hydrate my undereye area I've been using 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. For lip balm I couldn't decide which one is my fave, worth mentioning are Alverde Vanilleblüte Mandarine, e.l.f. lipbalms and Hurraw! Coconut lipbalm.


Another Essence discovery of the year must be Essence parfume Like a Trip to NY. Best. Smell. Ever.
For skin care I've been loving Kahne Witch Hazel toner, Simple hydrating light moisturizer and Simple Replenishing rich moisturizer. I disovered new natural cosmetic range - New Dawn Patchouli healer Face & body moisturizer, been loving it! Also I really like Badger Balms, I have For hardworking hands, Foot Balm and Svolving Body Balm.

Whole range discoveries of 2012 must be MUA cosmetics, Fyrinnae, Simple and New Dawn.

My favourite fitness gear of the year must be my Sketchers running shoes, it feels like walking on clouds, unfortunately they are quite slippery to wear inside, but are perfect for walking and running. I also love my dumbbells :).

  21 Jump Street  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  127 Hours
Source: Pinterest

Movies that I watched and loved, not necessarily released in 2012, were:
     21 Jump Street (still laughing when I remember of it :P),
     The Hobbit: An unexpected journey (I'm such a LOTR geek:P),
     127 hours (James Franco's best performance, no doubt).

True Blood Season 5 Full Trailer & Poster Six Feet Under
Losing It With Jillian, the new reality show to follow A Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels as she moves in with families across the US, it probably didn’t take you long to realize this is not your typical lighthearted reality show. Michaels not only helps families get healthier physically, she addresses their emotional well-being as well, and sometimes that gets a little challenging. Jillian Michaels opens up about her “very, very emotional” new show and how it’s impacted her own life…
Source: Pinterest.

Best TV shows:
    True Blood (can't wait for next season!),
    Six Feet Under (masterpiece),
    Losing it with Jillian (you can watch whole episodes on YouTube).

Amazing books that blew me away were:
    The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins),
    Love life & The Widower (Kluun),
    Heal you life (Louise L. Hay),
    The Magic (Rhonda Byrne) and
    Unlimited (Jillian Michaels).

Song I listened numerous times last year (you can click on the song for listening):
     CunningLynguists - Darkness,
     Maroon 5 - Payphone,
     Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna,
     Chester See & Andy Lange - Boyfriend (and I'm not Bieber fan :)),
     Joey Graceffa & Luke Conard - We're never getting back together (much better than the original in my opinion :)).

YouTube discoveries of the year must be Lean Secrets and Zuzka Light (both for health and fitness).

What I accomplished with my baby (my blog :)).
I had 1 year blogiversary in February, I started writing my posts in English, wrote 142 total posts in 2012. At the beginning of the year I had less than 50 GFC followers, now I have 301 GFC followers, over 58,000 total pageviews, 305 followers on Twitter and 97 likes on Facebook page. All I have to say is thank you <3 (nah, I've just shed a tear :P).

I started doing separated makeup looks posts, reviews, started writing more recipes, I've shared some personal posts, other tips and tricks, beauty, health or anything in between and other random ramblings. I also had 3 giveaway and did my first blog banner.

I've participated in 3 makeup/nail challenges:
    the penguin challenge,
    three nail challenge (but I did makeup;) click) and
    four elements challenge (click).
I did 8!!! full face and costume Halloween looks, without buying anything new. You can check them all out here: click, I'm so proud of them all! And I posted one post per day in October.

I started participating in weekly makeup tags, which are always fun to do! (click)

Favourite food of the year must be apple pie (recipe here: click) and my famous not-so-famous cabbage wraps (recipe here: click). I could eat both of them every single day :).

... And many other crazy and not-so-crazy stuff :).

Best accomplishments in 2012 (there were many more, but I'll just point out 5, so this posts won't be too long, which already is ;)):
    I quited my job, I didn't enjoy it anymore,
    I started reading more books in general, and read many books that helped me grow as a person,
    I completely stopped drinking alcohol,
    I started drawing again,
     and of course highlight of the year: I got Lasik eye surgery! :) (about my experience: click).

Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing the love with me ❤. I love you.


  1. Have to agree with you on Sleek palettes,they are amazing,I also loved my Avon's argan oil for my dry hair:)Have to get my hands on 'The Magic' since ?The Secret' and 'Power' are my fav books:)

    1. The best palettes ever :)
      it's more of a "exercise" book. One day one chapter :)
      Thank you for commenting

  2. Your faves are so similar to mine haha! I have all those sleek and NYX blushes too and they are my absolute faves! Also obsessed with those sleek palettes :)

    1. Yay! Great minds think alike :P (like the same awesome products :P)
      Thank you for commenting <3

  3. Love this collection! Especially the books as I am a avid reader :) Glad to see the Revlon lip butters are on your list as I love those :)

    1. Yeah, love my lipbutters :)
      Thank you for commenting x

  4. Ful rada berem take poste :) Pa spomnila si me, da si morm nujno omislit Orly Glowstick <3

    1. So kar zanimiv, ja :) Me veseli, da so ti všeč. jaaa, res je lep! Le omisli si ga ;)

  5. Naštela sem najmanj 5 skupnih make-up favorites, yaay! :D
    21 Jump Street mamo pa glih s sestro namen ta teden gledati.

    1. Lej, great minds think alike :P
      Pa povej, kako se ti zdi film ;)
      Hvala za komentar <3

  6. Zanimivo... Je Kiko odstranjevalec res dober, rabim namreč novega. Kje se to sploh kupi?

    1. Jaz sem ga kupila v Italiji, sem že pozabila ker šoping center je tam čez mejo ;D

  7. So many favourites are recognisable! Sleek palettes, blush, 127 hours.. So nice to see we're so much alike!