2012 was the year of changes on The Convenient Beauty. After a few months pondering on whether to keep up this blog, I rolled up my sleeves and worked toward building a blog for beauty lovers. It hasn't been a smooth ride yet I've made friends along the way and learned so much about blogging. Below are a few highlights from the year past.
I usually stay away from anything girl group, especially a group of those who love makeup so much so to talk about it 24/7. You girls know how it goes. But Beauty Blogazons has brought me nothing but positive energy. We got each other's back. I've learned so much from Blogazon sisters like selecting blogging platform, photo editing softwares, how to run a giveaways to blogging ethics. It reminds me why I started my blog in the first place. I love to share my hobby, to learn and make friends with like-minded people.
Twitter, facebook, pinterest and polyvore
2012 was the year I took a step up in setting up social media channels for my blog. I can connect and interact much more easily and quickly with fellow bloggers and my readers. Viva twitter and facebook! I used to collect pretty pictures from internet. These picture folders grow too big, threatening my computer memory. Now that I can organize pictures on pinterest I save that memory for personal photos only. There's also polyvore where I try and practice different outfits and makeup coordination online.
No seasonal makeup, really
I skipped most limited editions with a few exceptions like Nars trio Ramatuelle, Chanel Jouse Contraste Blush Rose Initiale, and Tom Ford Blush Narcissist. I spent 2011 chasing Paul & Joe's, Dior's, Chanel's and Guerlain's seasonal releases. It was fun :)
Burberry and Tom Ford
Part of my annual fund goes to exploration of beauty brands. In 2012, I went crazy with Burberry and Tom Ford beauty. Both deliver excellent quality and incredibly beautiful products. My favorites from Burberry are their sheer luminous foundation and their single eyeshadows, then come their blushes, lipstick and lipglosses. Burberry is my favorite classic chic brand. Tom Ford, on the other hand, executes shimmer/glitter and powder products brilliantly. I love his blushes, eyeshadow quads and lipsticks. I was surprise and so thrilled when discovering that Tom Ford can be wearable and chic besides hot bold sexy. I do think Tom Ford beauty shows its best if you rock it confidently, mixing colors and textures to create unexpected combinations. I can't wait for what these two brands have to offer in 2013.
Le Mertier de Beaute, Becca, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Jouer
These are the brands I'm dying to try out. I have a local Le Mertier de Beaute and Becca (just found out thanks to Lipstick Boulevards) but the other two are not within my driving distance. So again, I will have rely heavily on my trusted beauty bloggers. If you're reading this post and know anything good from any of those brands, please kindly give me a shout in the comment. Thank you thank you!
What are the highlights from your 2012? Any big plans for 2013?