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Friday, 3 January 2014

My Top 10 Posts of 2013!

Happy 2014, everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful, cheerful, festive start! I've seen a few roundup posts on other blogs that have featured top posts of the year. I found them super fun to read and they made me insatiably curious about which of my posts were the biggest hit with readers this year. So I'm giving it a go! The measure of "most popular" I chose was the number of comments left because I always consider a post successful when it gets you talking!

So here they are, Vibrant Beauty Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2013:

10) Currently Obsessed- Lush Sea Spray
I was completely enchanted by Lush's new hair offering and it seems that you were too. Sea Spray smells heavenly and gives amazing texture and volume. Below is a picture of me wearing it when my hair was still super long!
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9) Nail of the Day: Illamasqua Imperfection Speckled Nail Varnish in Scarce
One of the coolest Spring collections this year was Illamasqua's Imperfection Collection. The stars of the line were their Speckled Nail Varnishes and I took home a super killer shade, Scarce. A perfect candy pink with blue shimmer, this is the ultimate polish for a robin egg look!
To see the original post, click here!



8) Summer Roundup #4:  My Top 5 Summer Lip Colours
As the summer came to a close, I decided to document the products that I reached for most often during the warmer months. The post you responded to most featured my lip colour picks, the 5 shades that graced my lips all summer long! The post happened to feature several affordable options, which is always a bonus!
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7) Look of the Day: Bleu Nude
One of my most popular Looks of the Day featured an all-nude look with a pop of navy liner. I was really happy with this look and it didn't hurt to have some summery Chanel products on board! Seeing this post has urged me to pull out this liner again sometime soon!
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6) The Big 3-0
2013 rung in my 30th birthday, and all of you so sweetly send your well-wishes! It was a wonderful day full of family and friends and I got to wear my brand new DVF dress, which was pretty darn exciting ;) It was a pleasure to share some of the highlights with you!
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5) Nail of the Day: Essie First Timer
Spring is definitely a fun time for new nail polish colours, and another option you seemed to enjoy was the lovely Essie First Timer. The perfect cheery green, this shade was spotted on my nails quite often over the Spring and Summer. Essie rarely gets it wrong! 
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4) Anyone Can Wear a Red Lip!
I put a lot of effort into the first installment of my Red Lip series (naughty me, I haven't written the follow-up yet!) and I'm so glad you responded so well to it! This post outlines how to pick a shade, formula, and finish for your skin tone and desired effect. If you're in the market for a new red lipstick, this is a good one to check out!
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3) Nail of the Day: Galactic Moon Candy
My nail polish posts were popular this year, and there was no cooler formula than Revlon's Moon Candy Nail Art range. You had a lot to say about Galactic, a deep navy shade with a blue and silver-flecked top coat. I really couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I was wearing it!
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2) Sneak Peek of Chanel's Summer 2013 Makeup Collection!
My second most popular post of the year was one that was the result of me being a super stealthy makeup spy. Chanel seasonal collections are always a huge event, and last summer I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of their upcoming L'Ete Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Collection. The sales ladies even helped me arrange the products for some photos! This collection was definitely among my favourites of the year!
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1) Look of the Day: Speckled Scribe
And to round off the list- my #1 post of the year! The article that generated the most chat was my Look of the Day that emulated  Illamasqua's speckled eyeliner look, adding tiny precise dots of white liquid liner over top of traditional black liner. I'd seen other bloggers give this technique a go and I was eager to create my own version, as it was such a fun and creative makeup statement! I can't say I've replicated this look too many times afterwards, but I was very happy with the end result!
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And there you have it! My Top 10 posts of the past year! It was definitely a lot of fun looking over the highlights from 2013. A trip down makeup memory lane! ;) Thanks so much to all of you for your fun and insightful comments. You really are what makes blogging so much fun!

Were any of the posts I featured here among your favourites? What types of posts would you like to see more of in 2014?

Thanks, as always, for reading and Happy New Year! xo

26 comments:

  1. Oh, I remember number 9, that manicure's gorgeous!! And I remember 6 and 4 and 1 too, you've got some great posts in the recap, babe.

    So I hope the new year's been kind to you so far!!;)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Peet! Your comments are always so sweet. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  2. You fed my lemming for Lush Sea Spray, I got it and I'm actually using it today (decided to take a break from straight hair). Thanks for recommending it, it's works wonders on my hair :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you're loving it :)

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  3. Galactic Moon Candy <3 Loved that one x

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    1. Thanks, Coco! It's such a fun polish :)

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  4. I'm still loving Speckled scrible look. :D

    Kah-Feh Yen

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    1. Thanks, Wanischa! I had a lot of fun with that look :)

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Glad you found it helpful :)

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  6. I never paint my nails and this has made me want to go out and buy loads of nail polishes! So pretty.

    OliviaJade

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    1. Heehee, glad I've inspired you! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Great post!!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
    http://www.elationofcreation.com/

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    1. Thakns, Alena! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  8. I agree with your #1 choice--so stunning! Here's to 2014 :)

    StylizedLuxe
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    xo Jess

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  9. I want to try the Lush Sea Spray! I love voluminous hair. :)
    xo Mia
    www.plushluxexo.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should- it's fab! xo

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  10. really nice collection of beauty and make up items, and i love that fun eye make up you had on!

    Check out my blogpost on New Year and Print-Clashing trend :)
    ALxx
    RASSP blog

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  11. Wonderful post,you look so pretty. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  12. Loved all these posts Jen, forgot how much I loved Speckled Scribe!! I also bought Scarce after seeing it on your blog and adore it!!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Aww, thanks, Stacey! Glad I inspired you to pick it up and that you're loving it :)

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