Monday, 31 December 2018

Blog Highlights 2018

Last year I did a month by month highlights. See HERE. With being away for two weeks in December (Miami, here's looking at you!) I haven't really had the time to do do a month by month review. This year I'm picking magical moments to share which occurred throughout the year.

I was absolutely over-the-moon to collaborate with Paula, at Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box in May for their 1st Birthday Box. The theme was Beauty Balm Curates... which was so much fun to do and an absolute honour. See the contents and my review HERE.

Inside was a range of products (including an edible) which I'd found to be hard working and lovely products to use (the links are to my reviews) - A.S Apothecary Wild Beauty Balm Concentrate #30Lucky Cloud Nourishing Cleansing BalmBodhi & Birch Desert Rose Facial Oil, a sample of Botany Blend MERU Face OilIsla Apothecary Neroli Body OilTherapie Himalyan Detox Salts and Just Be Loved Dark Choc with rose oil & rose petals.

I love being one of Love Lula's Accredited Bloggers*. Through the program I've discovered some amazing brands such as Kathleen Naturals (REVIEW), NĀDŪR (REVIEW), ZOJO Beauty Elixirs (REVIEW), Planted (REVIEW) and Natura Siberica (REVIEW) to name a few.

In 2018 I was a Beauty Shortlist Awards Judge which was an absolute honour. I was delighted when Fiona asked me to take part again for the 2019 Awards (I'm currently testing out a wide range of beautiful products for the Awards - the results will be live on Friday 1 March 2019). See my top picks from the 2018 Awards HERE.

I'm currently taking a Formula Botanica course, which I'm behind with due to the day job and other things. I'm planning on finishing it early next year (hopefully) and I'll share with you my creations along the way. See my posts about it HEREHERE and HERE.

Both me and my husband celebrated big Birthdays this year and I spend 4 sunny April days in Jersey (Channel Islands) celebrating mine. And, for hubby's we had 2 amazing weeks in Miami in December! I'll be doing some posts on Miami but you can see my first one HERE.

St Brelades Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands

South Beach, Miami 

Blue Skies and Palm Trees

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog - it really means a lot and here's to a fantastic 2019!

*products are sent to me as a member of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program for genuine and honest reviews.


  1. Thank you Sandra for including the Collaboration as one of your Highlights ! It was an absolute pleasure and the choices you made were just WOW ! A sell out box within minutes ! Thank you xxx

    1. Most welcome Paula! I was so thrilled and proud to collaborate xx

  2. Hi Sandra!

    Thanks so much for mentioning Formula Botanica. I am so glad that we were one of your highlights. We are really looking forward to collaborating with you in 2019.