2012: The Year That Was

2012: The Year That Was

I was thinking of how I was going to wrap 2012 up in a blog post, remembered how I did it in 2011 and thought what the heck, let’s do it again! 🙂

Going through my archives made me appreciate 2012 a whole lot. It has been a really good year. I had the opportunities and pleasure to experience things I never had before.

Laughter is Wine for the Soul

In January 2012, I started keeping a small journal. I wasn’t sure if I would follow it through (just look at the stacks of barely used Moleskines in my drawer and you’ll know why). I started writing only highlights of the day on an almost daily basis. I’m going to have fun reading the journal tonight from January 1 with a glass of wine 🙂

Here’s my 2012 in a glance:

January: Went to the Australian Open for the very first time (with fabulous seats!). Didn’t think I’d enjoy watching tennis that much. Told you what a beauty blogger does and I think y’all had quite a hoot 😛

Australian Open 2012

February: Wrote my first and only controversial post of the year. Got arty with YSL.

March: Saw a skywriting proposal in Sydney and bumped into the creator of my favourite scarves. Saw a whole lot of fashion bloggers at a Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) event but was too chicken to say hi. If I’m ever invited again in 2013, I must rectify this faux pas pronto.

2012: The Year That Was

April: Submitted my blog for a proper blogging competition for the first time. Didn’t win, but it was a good experience. Had my first preloved makeup sale on the blog. Experienced proper nail art for the first time. Got hooked on a new television series (the only Australian TV show I actually follow. Season 2 in 2013!).

May: Went to see New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in concert. Published my first ebook. Discovered my Holy Grail of mascaras. Mama Beautyholic made her first appearance on the blog. Fell in love with my god furkid, Coco.

2012: The Year That Was

June: Received my highest page views for a single blog post for the year when I wrote about the battle of the Garnier BB creams. Made my own beauty box. I turned 32 and learned 32 things along the way.

July: I enticed you with chocolate cake in a mug. The blog got onto iFabbo’s 50 Australian Beauty Blogs To Watch. Tim had his final exams, making July one rather stressful month at home. Stressful month was made slightly easier with the London Olympics. Became stressful again when bloody Channel Nine wouldn’t stop showing people swimming.

August: Tim passed his exams! Met Michelle Phan. Introduced the first Five Minute chat with my favourite bloggers. Fell in love with some tiny balls. Discovered something better than the Clarisonic.

2012: The Year That Was

September: Bought a Nexus 7 tablet (love!). Had my first flash giveaway week. Attended the Beauty Bloggers Utopia in Sydney and shopped my brains out the IMATS. Went backstage of a musical for the first time and had a ridiculously giggly moment with a couple of the male cast.

October: Hosted my first Twitter chat on #bbloggersoz. Went to my first Problogger Event (subsequently having my writeup on the event mentioned on the Problogger website. It’s like being mentioned by the master of blogging *swoon*). Got my grubby hands on a box I’ve been lusting for ages. Switched the RSS feed from Feedburner to Feedblitz. Wore a fascinator for the first time. Broke a world record doing the Kiehl’s Robo-Dance (I’m on 0:42 and 0:49 in the video for less than 1 second :P).

November: Watched a musical (South Pacific) on my own (not doing it again. Watching musicals alone is boring). Had an amazing holiday in Japan. Caught up with an old friend whom I’ve never actually met in person.

2012: The Year That Was

December: Discovered CC creams and a pretty cheapie. Got into a bit of a food coma from the 3 days of Christmas feastings. Received such romantic presents from the husband for Christmas (and they’re red!).

All in all, yep, 2012 was a damn good year. There were ups and downs, but I’m grateful most of them were good ones. Still, I have a strong feeling that 2013 is going to be even better.

Just before I leave, I just had to give a shoutout to my 5 most active commenters in 2012. Huzzah!

2012 Most Active Commenters

Thank you so much ladies, and to you as well dear readers. Your comments mean a lot to me. I like to think of Beautyholics Anonymous as a community of beauty-loving folks and your comments really keep the ball rolling. Can’t thank you all enough for your support.

I hope you’ve had a great year. Signing off 2012 now. I’ll see you next year 😉

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20 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    Thanks for being Coco’s godma and spoiling her. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    1. Tine

      Thanks for having me as her godma. She may be a handful but I wouldn’t exchange her for any other goggie in the world <3

  2. Kaye

    Aww this was such a great post, the perfect way to be able to look back through everything you’ve posted. Most of it I had read already, some I had missed, so it was nice to be able to see it all there in one place.

    Thanks for your awesome blog, I’m a fan for life! I hope you have a stellar and happy 2013! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for next year 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Thanks for your support Kaye. I really really appreciate it. Your blog’s photography has been such an inspiration to me.

      Have a great year, lovely. Can’t wait to see what you have in store as well 🙂

  3. plue

    I certainly did not expect my name to pop up in the top 5 commenters!!

    i should really keep a journal for 2013, but I don’t know if I’ll ever follow it through. i guess i’ll start with something simple 🙂

    happy 2013 Tine! may it be another awesome year for you!
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    1. Tine

      Haha you have been really consistent, so bravo! Hats off to you 😀 The journal I have is only a weekly one, so I don’t have to write a lot. Makes it easier for me to maintain as well 🙂

      Have a great new year! xx

  4. Nikki

    Happy New Year Tine! seems this year has been super fruitful for you! I am praying for the best 2013! 😀
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Nikki! Right back at ya 😉

  5. Jyoan

    Wow! You count the comments!

    Think it has a been a great year for many beauty bloggers. =D

    Happy New Year to you!
    Jyoan recently posted..theBalm Mary-Lou ManizerMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Haha not really. I installed the Jetpack plugin for stats and stuff earlier this year. Completely forgot about it and what it does. Received an email about some sort of annual report from them yesterday and the commenters figures was part of it. I thought, ooh that’s cool 😛

      Have a great year, lovely! xx

  6. Michelle Beh

    Happy New Year Tine!!!! I always having fun and nice time reading your everyday blog!!

    1. Tine

      Aww thanks Michelle. Really appreciate your support 🙂

      Have a great new year xx

  7. Nadia

    Happy New Year, Tine! What a wonderful 2012 you’ve had! Cheers to an awesomesauce 2013 for ya! 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Happy new year, Nadia! Right back at you. Looking forward to your blogging journey in Malaysia! 🙂 xx

  8. gio

    I didn’t expect to be the most active commenter. Thank you for this wonderful blog, I always enjoy reading your posts and commenting.

    Sounds like you had a great year! May 2013 be even better!
    gio recently posted..Looks: Gold StormMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Haha to be honest, I wasn’t even keeping track. Didn’t even know the Jetpack plugin had that feature of sending you an annual report of how your blog did at the end of the year.

      You have been my most consistent commenter throughout the years, Gio. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your unwavering support.

      Have a great year! xx

  9. beetrice

    It has been an eventful year hasn’t it? 🙂 And such a misleading photo of Coco – she looks waayyy too innocent there! 😛
    beetrice recently posted..Montigo Resorts, Batam – you know you want to!…My Profile

    1. Tine

      Hahahah I know, right? She’s a real monkey now 😛

  10. Dustyn

    Happy New Year! I love this post xx
    Dustyn recently posted..20 AnswersMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Thanks Dustyn! Happy new year to you too 🙂 x

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