Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sunday Sensations 24/12-30/12

Hey Lovelies,

It is nearly time for 2013!! That is scary and exciting. This Sunday sensations is going to be slightly different, in the way that some of the categories are slightly different. Instead of my weekly favourites/what I have loved this week, I am going to do a bit of a yearly round up. This is just because I haven't worn make up/beauty products this week (I have been in my comfys and fresh faced all week), I haven't really read blogs and I have just been chilling with friends and family.  That's enough rambling on... lets get to this!


Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: This year I think has been a huge learning curve for me. Since June when I started this little blog of mine, I have learnt so much about brands I'd never heard of before (like MUA) or just never considered (MAC and Real Techniques). I started using make up brushes this year for the first time ever and now if you saw my brush collection you would not believe that it has taken me only a few months to collect them all. My stand out brush has to be the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. It gets used every day to apply my foundation, I don't know how I functioned without it before. 

Another thing that I've got into this year is the MAC brand. Before this year I had no MAC products, now I have 11 lipsticks, 6 eyeshadows, a paint pot and order coming soon. If that does not prove my new love/addiction then I'm not sure what would. If I could pick only one item from my collection so far it would be the MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study. It is a product that just brightens my eye up if used alone or as a base for other shadows. I must at this point mention my love for the high street equivalent the Maybelline Colour Tattoo shadows. I still use these little pots of joy.

My final mention for favourite beauty products from this year have to be Revlon Lip Products. As a brand Revlon was not the first name that popped in my head when it came lip products this year but I have to say that Revlon Lip Butters have been one of my favourite products of this year as I'm sure you are all aware, there was just no chance of me forgetting about a cheeky mention for them.

Favourite Bloggers of 2012: As I have probably said before, I still relatively new to this whole blogging game, it still feels strange that there are people out there that want to sit down for even five minutes to read a post of ramblings from little old me. Without being cheesy, I think any blogger that has taken the time out of their lives to chat to me on twitter, read a blog post or even follow my blog through GFC, Hello Cotton or Bloglovin should be my favourite blogger of this year.

I would like to take this time to say thank you to every blogger that has made my entrance into the blogging world so lovely, any person that has replied to anything I have ever said on twitter. Special mention to a few lovelies on twitter to Marvelle (Blog of Shadows) and Laura (Laurzrah) who are always on hand for a chat about anything MAC related or just in general. Also to Louise (Confetti Letters) and Helen (Beautifully Superfluous) who I have talked to A LOT since I began blogging, they are lovely, lovely people who are beautiful inside and out.

Finally mentions to four other bloggers, three I have met in real life and one I hope to soon. They are Gemma (Button's Blog), Kelsey (Penelope's Beauty Obsession), Hayley (Strangeness & Charm) and Zoe (Zoe Lianne). I met Gemma, Kelsey and Hayley at the opening to The Lost & Found recently and they are truly lovely people, I'm so glad that I am working with Gemma and Kelsey on our Birmingham Blogger event. I am yet to meet Zoe but we are constantly nattering on BBM to each other, its just like we've known each other for years. I'm excited to meet her.

I could have named so many other people in this bit, I love so many bloggers!!

Favourite Events of 2012: My last category for the day I think.  One of my favourite events this year has to be the creating of this blog. It has to be one of the greatest things I've done. I can't see my life without it now. Every time I buy something new, I can't wait to photograph it and show you what I got. Every time I consider buying something, I know there is going to be at least one review of it somewhere to look at first. I just love blogging!!!

Other favourite events of this year have been:
  • Clothes Show 2012
  • Being invited to my first event as a blogger 
  • Planning the Birmingham Blogger Meet Up with two lovely bloggers.
  • Seeing Wicked in London twice.
I could go on for days and days about all the things that I have loved all year, but I don't want to bore you with, so I think I should just leave it there. I'd love to know all your favourites, so why don't you leave me a little comment below. 

I'd love to use this time to say Happy New Year to all of you reading this, let's make 2013 even better 2012!! Enjoy your New Years Eve celebrations and come back on New Years Day to see what I want to achieve in 2013, it is a mix of resolutions and hopes. I hope you'll like that post.

Till Next Time,




  1. Clare this post is soo lovely, and your favourite products and brands are so similar to mine, Thanks for the cheeky mention too :)

    Love ya


    1. Love ya too. You are so welcome for the mention. I'm so glad I've met you xx

  2. Aw this post was cute Clare! :) I've loved seeing you get more and more into MAC hehe :) Thanks for the mentionxx

    1. hehe you're welcome. Its your fault I'm getting more into MAC. I keep seeing your blog posts :) xx

  3. Thank you so much for the mention Clare! Awww thank you - it means a lot! Great post and heres to 2013 - its going to be an amazing year! Love and hugs! xxx

    1. you're so welcome :) Can't wait to finally me you in January xx

  4. Lovely post, have a great new year & 2013!

    Check out my xmas giveaway; :)

    1. Thank you. Happy New Year to you too :)xx

  5. Hi. Thanks ever so much for visiting my blog, glad you liked it.
    Wow, how pretty is your blog by the way? Love the background especially :)
    Sounds like you had a fab 2012- Have a great 2013!

  6. Sounds like you've had a great year for you and your blog! I'm looking forward to seeing what next year holds for you xx


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