2016 Roundup

This year has been insane for so many reasons! In today’s post I’ll be breaking down all the stuff I’ve loved this year including beauty, fashion, music and personal things too! I love reflecting and the New Year is one of my favourite times of year as I love a fresh start and a great excuse to start a new hobby or change my lifestyle. So here I’ll be breaking down my favourites of the year….


Makeup  There are a few items I bought this year that I know will be staying with me for a long time. Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation ,  Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade,  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna, Milani Baked Blush.

Skincare My skin has improved so much this year and I put it down to venturing outside of boots and finding amazing natural beauty brands online. MOA The Green Balm, Rossi Uvema Cleansing Oil, Pixi Glow Tonic

Bodycare I’ve been on a mission to find the best body lotion for my psoriasis. I’ve come close but I feel I’m still not there but these are the runners up: Pure Potions Ointment, Amphora Aromatics Shea Butter, Neutrogena Body Balm, Palmers Anti-Aging Lotion.

Fragrance Although I found my all time fave scent in 2015, I’ve also found a few contenders. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir, The Body Shop Italian Fig, NEST Midnight Fleur, Jean Paul Gautier Intense.

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Films I’m not one for films. I prefer to watch TV or YouTube but here are some I’ve loved. The Fundamentals of Caring (ON NETFLIX, WATCH IT.), Miss Saigon 50th Anniversary. That’s about it lol.

TV This was THE year I found one of my fave TV shows: RuPaul’s Drag Race. That is all.

Bloggers/Youtubers Cruelty-Free Becky, Josie LDN, Rosie Posie BTN, WISHWISHWISH.

Achievements This year I started my blog and it’s one of the best things I’ve done. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m happy with where I am right now. I also started University this year and I’m loving it! I also took part in some amazing shows including High School Musical and Spring Awakening! I went to LA which was also insane…





I’m not going to make any ridiculous claims BUT next year I would really like to improve my lifestyle in terms or more clean eating and I really wanna get into holistic and natural remedies. I’ve also made a little pledge to myself that each time I need to buy something new for my makeup bag/ skincare stash I’m going to go cruelty-free. I’ve been really inspired lately so expect lots of animal-friendly content coming up soon.

I wish everyone a very happy new year and I can’t wait to carry on this blog for many years to come. Thank you for all the amazing brands that have supported me and my lovely readers!




  1. 3rd January 2017 / 12:14 am

    Love this roundup! So proud of you for starting your blog. Taking the leap is so important! 2017 is going to be a big, wonderful year…I can feel it.

    • thebrightoner
      3rd January 2017 / 7:57 am

      thanks so much! Starting it has been the best thing ever. Yes, it will be… Happy New Year!x

  2. 3rd January 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve started blogging! I hope 2017 will be even better for you! X

    • thebrightoner
      4th January 2017 / 9:49 am

      ah thank you! Happy new year xx

  3. 4th January 2017 / 3:20 am

    Looks like you had a great 2016! Wishing you all the best & more awesome achievements in 2017 🙂

    • thebrightoner
      4th January 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thanks so much. Happy new year xxx

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