Last year I had the pleasure of discovering a whole host of new (to me) beauty products. With so many oh-so-average products on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down the ones really worth spending your money on, so I’m here to lend a helping hand. The following list hosts the best of the best of my discoveries, and those which have become infallible staples.
Its the cliché thing to say at the beginning of a new year, but 2018 really did fly by. Deconstructing the year just gone and appreciating the best parts of it is something that many of us like to do. So I thought I’d share my own highlights of 2018. This post is very much for my own benefit and one which I’ll look back on. It’s also full of recommendations and inspiration for ways in which to fill your own 2019.
What can I say about New Years Resolutions? Quite frankly, nothing nice. Over the years I’ve made plenty, most of which I don’t remember and many of which I’m certain didn’t progress past the initial notion. I’m a little ashamed to admit that as of yet I’ve definitely not achieved an enviable gym body. Nor have I become fluent (or even close) in any other language. I can, however, pinpoint exactly why past resolutions have been quickly forgotten about. There’s a pressure that I’m sure many of us feel at the beginning of a new year, that this one will be the one; the best year yet. We convince ourselves that of all of the things we want to achieve are attainable and set unrealistic goals as a result. Failure to stick to resolutions also tends to have a lot to do with a little reluctance to actually put the effort in.
I’ve always found so much enjoyment in relating to and being inspired by other blogs. Before my own had even become a concept, I found myself filling my free time with beauty reviews and travel content. With so many amazing blogs and therefore posts, it can be difficult to keep up and make sure you’re not missing out on the best quality content. Here’s a roundup of 10 of my favourite blog posts from 2018, and why they’ll inspire you too.
There’s something really satisfying about the beginning of a new year. Reflecting back on the biggest achievements of the last before making new goals is a common ritual, and amongst other things, it’s had me considering my blog. Looking back at my most popular posts helps me gain a better understanding of what type of content is going down well. So today I thought that I’d share it in the form of a roundup! Not only does this give a chance to catch up on what’s arguably my best content, but it might also give you a better insight on what people are eager to read than just your own stats will provide.
I love that this post is the most popular of 2018. Some of these are really out of the box ways to do your good deeds (if I do say so myself) and although others may illicit a duh response, we could all do with the reminder to actively be more kind.
It’s not surprising that this one is chasing the top spot. Any recommendations which help to simplify blog work are always appreciated. These are all great apps, but I now use UNUM instead of Planoly, which allows more image uploads.
This one features a few Primark dupes and discusses them in comparison to the products they’re copied from. I still stand by the opinions so it’s worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for some great dupes (and an insight into which to avoid).
Soph Hearts saw it’s first birthday this Summer, alongside a re-brand. I didn’t expect this post to do so well as I thought that it was a little personal. It seems to have really helped quite a few readers though, which is great! If you’re interested in what I learnt in my first year as a blogger, this one is for you.
I’ve done plenty of things and spent plenty of money, all in the name of Instagram. This post is a discussion about 2018’s Instagram hypes and whether you should buy into them yourself. As you can imagine, I quite enjoyed ‘conducting research’ for this post.
A faux fur coat has quickly become one of my Winter wardrobe staples. I don’t really know what there is to dislike about a coat that’s as soft and cosy as a blanket. If that doesn’t win you over though, it’s effortless-to-style nature will. At the beginning of the season, I was sure that a teddy coat (as featured in my October favourites) would be my only staple, but boy was I wrong.