Let's face it, beauty can be hard sometimes. From deciding what your perfect foundation shade is, to figuring out what your face shape is, and even looking for money saving beauty products, beauty in itself can be a little difficult. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be. Today I am sharing five of my favorite beauty hacks, and trust me, every girl should know about them.
Even though we are already two weeks into 2017, I have to say 2016 was a great year for new beauty products. Even though I broke up with my subscription boxes in July, I was able to work with a few brands and sample a lot of products from Sephora. In the end, I found so many hair, nail, makeup, and skincare products that I loved. Fifteen of those products that I tried in 2016 have either became my HG products or have been integrated into my daily routine, and today I want to share those with you.
When I first started blogging three years ago, I didn't know ANYTHING about blogging. I mean, sure, I knew that I needed to promote myself, be authentic, and take great pictures, but I didn't know anything about social media, hosting, branding, and everything else that goes with the lovely hobby. Thankfully there was Pinterest, because after three years, I feel as if I am finally on the level that I want to be on.
Unfortunately there are so many things that are very wrong on Pinterest, like the fact that you NEED to be on Wordpress to be taken seriously, and today I am going to bust some of those similar myths.
Back in September I stopped doing monthly goals for one reason: I really didn't see a need for them. But in the past few months, I realized that monthly goals are essential to my blogging identity. I mean, goals are a great tool in measuring my progress through the month; they allow me to see what I've done as well as gives me something to aim at. Writing down my goals also helps me not get too overwhelmed because let's face it- life can be just a little too demanding.
Alot of people talk about how much 2016 sucked, but after looking at my yearly recap, I actually had a great year. Sure there was some ups and downs, but there was a lot more ups in my personal life then in the reality of the world. Yes, there was the political upset and trying to figure how much it would cost to move to Canada (btw, it's really expensive and there are alot of BSL (breed specific laws) everywhere so it would be really complicated), and of course, I quit my job, and I saw alot of famous people die, but there was also the day that Lil Man started kindergarten, the month that we brought Ellie home, the 1000th follower on Instagram, and the first time that I made $100 with this here blog.
2016 was actually really good from that perspective. And to top it off, the ending of a good year was spent with my loves.
Happy New Year's Eve friends! To be honest, I really like to do yearly recap posts. It helps me remember what activities I had experienced and what I learned throughout the year. Honestly, I had been thinking about how do my recap post for 2016 for awhile. I didn't know if I wanted to go through month by month and do a yearly recap that way, or if I wanted to do something similar to my "Letter from the Editor" series. In the end, I realized that the best way, was to just share my top 9 moments/learning experiences from the year.
Finally after blogging for three years, in the world of a hundred tiny wishes, 2016 was a really great year. I have seen so much growth social media wise, and my page views have sky rocketed. Both of which I attribute to the fact that in May, I decided to get serious about blogging. To kick off my yearly recaps, I am going to start with blog posts... because, ahem, that's why I'm here :)