Sunday, 31 December 2017

Blog Highlights 2017

You can see my highlights posts for 2015 (HERE) and 2016 (HERE). Here are my 2017 highlights:


In January, I tried Tropic Skincare again and have totally fallen for every product I've tried. I just love Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum* which I reviewed in January. See my review HERE.


In February, I discovered the wonderful Aster & Bay (who are now Edinburgh based) and totally fell for the glorious Rosewater Mist. See my review HERE.


In March, I collaborated with the fabulous Mary Paulson-Ellis to giveaway a copy of her amazing book - The Other Mrs Walker (link). My review featured in my September 2016 round-up.


In April, I took part in the Best of Skincare Tag (link) which was fun to do.


We had a night away in North Berwick (one of my favourite places to be). It featured in my May loves (link). It may only just be down the road but it feels like I'm on holiday when I'm there.


In June, I finally got round to trying the Votary Rose Maroc & Sandalwood Facial Oil which I received in the Liberty Advent Calendar. It lived up to all my expectations! See my review HERE.


July saw me feature my top reads for the first part of the year (link) so hard to pick!  I also loved Esse Probiotic Skincare Gel Cleanser** which came to me as a member of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program (which I'm both thrilled and delighted to be a member of). See my review HERE.


In August I discovered the exquisite Juno Skincare. See my review HERE.


In September, I sampled a Zing Organics - Zing Lover's Subscription Box which I think is one of the best subscription boxes out there! See my review HERE (and my review of the Eco Marine Algae Facial Cleansing Masque HERE).


As you'll know I'm a huge fan of the beautiful and gorgeous Skin Organic Clean Beauty Boxes. This light as air, fluffy and exquisitely scented Poppy's Natural Skincare Super Moisturising Organic Chia Seed Hand Butter (neroli) came in the  October - Autumn Glow Box. See my review HERE.


In November, I'm delighted to say I've embarked on Formula Botanica - Diploma in Organic Skincare which I'm so excited about!  I've not really had time yet to throw myself into it due to my day job being manic and having the flu. I'm looking forward to starting it seriously soon (enrollment opens January 16-23 if you are interested!) Expect an initial post early in January.


I'm totally honoured and incredibly proud to be a judge for The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018. I've been testing out lots of amazing products - some already known to me and some which are totally new.

It's been a brilliant year! What are your highlights?

**sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program


  1. Good luck with your diploma and being a judge for The Beauty Shortlist, that is a very big string for your arrow Sandra so pleased and proud for you, you are going places my friend <3

    1. Thanks so much Nicola! So kind x

  2. I love the way you do it month by month style. It looks like it has been a brilliant year with lots of exciting natural goodies to match. Also, a huge congratulations for being a judge in BeautyShortlist panel, that is a true honor! Also, Happy New Year :)

    1. It really is! I'm over the moon and yes I agree I've tried some amazing products. A very happy 2018 to you when it arrives also x

  3. What an amazing year of achievements! Congratulations on becoming a judge for the Beauty Shortlist 2018 - I can't think of a more deserving person!Xx

    Emma @

    1. Awwh thanks so much Emma. I really appreciate your lovely comment x

  4. Congratulations, what a wonderful year ! I hope the year coming ahead will be even better.