Goodbye to Beaut.ie

My world was well & truly rocked (and not in a good way!)  over the weekend at the announcement that beaut.ie is closing down. I’ve been reading for years now, but it’s only in the past 2 or so years since I came to London that I really jumped in there & got involved.

I know my bank balance will be happier that I’m not reading about new products every day, but I have to say I spent a lot of the day wandering around muttering ‘there HAS to be some way of fixing this’. I’ll miss all the wonderful reviews and tips, but mostly I’ll miss the blather. In my two years commenting and chatting on the blather I’ve met some amazing people and I was devastated at the thoughts of not chatting to them all day every day! I know we can tweet, chat on facebook and email.. but it just wouldn’t be the same as our long, rambling, random chats.

I’m going to keep this short & sweet but I did want to say a huge thank you to all the ladies of the Beaut.ie who have made it such a wonderful place over the past 8 years.

I also wanted to say a huge thank you to Aisling for allowing us to move the blather over to Evie’s house at One for the Wishlist. Evie has kindly agreed to host us all over at her place for the time being… thanks a million Evie, we promise to help keep the fire going.

Orls xx

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog so I wanted to share it with you as a follow on thank you from my earlier post.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

New year, new me… or something….

Yep, it’s 2014 – how on earth did that happen? I mean seriously.. last time I looked it was around March 2013.. oh how the year has flown..

Anyways, don’t worry I’m not going to do a recap of 2013 (or am I?) and I’m not going to spout on about 2014 and what my goals are (mainly because I’ll forget all about them in about 3 days time ’till it gets close to 2015 and I’ve done nothing about them!! :)

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to each of you, I know I’ve been rubbish at keeping my blog updated this year,  and I’ve taken quite a few breaks from social media (only to come running back when I missed the chats with you all!) but you’ve stuck in there and despite my lack of updates you’ve kept dropping by to check… well someone has… I keep getting views!! :)

Hopefully 2014 will be a wonderful one for each and every one of you xx

Orls xx