December Advertisers & A Happy New Year!

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Hi everyone! I can't quite believe its New Year's Eve and the final day of 2013. Where the heck has this year gone? I feel like its passed me by in the blink of an eye and although I've had my ups and downs this year, I'd say its been a good one overall. I was thinking of doing a look back over my year or perhaps a new years resolutions type post if that's something you'd be interested in seeing? One of my highlights of the past year has definitely been blogging and all the wonderful people I've met through it, including the fab girls and even guys who've been advertising with me this past twelve months! 

I started offering advertising in October 2012 and I never imagined anyone would be interested in it to be honest but its been a great success and I've had some great feedback. Its so nice to receive emails from fellow bloggers telling me they've gained more views or followers from the exposure they've received here on my blog. Its also been so lovely to get to know more bloggers as I always follow the blogs that advertise with me and more often than not they become some of my daily reads! I hope you all enjoy finding new blogs to read each month too and with that being said, here's the fab bunch of bloggers who've been advertising with me for the past month, and the final advertisers of December. I hope you love discovering their blogs as much as I did ...

Hi everyone, I’m Carly and I blog at I set up my blog a couple of years after I gave up my beauty salon to pursue a different career. I had been in the beauty industry for 15 years and wanted to continue to share my knowledge and help people. My friend suggested that I write a blog and I’m so glad that I did.

At Carly’s Beauty World you will find that amongst the product reviews and fun posts, I also write about and specialise in specific areas such as skincare and other beauty related topics. If you want to diagnose your skin type or learn how to choose skincare products you can come to my blog and find the advice you need easily.

I’m always chatting to people on my various social media sites so come and say hi. I look forward to meeting you all. I’m having a giveaway to win a Cath Kidston Rose Boquet Washbag just like the one Kayleigh has (see here) so don’t forget to enter when you visit my blog.

Happy New Year.
Carly x

Valerie from Ohh Val

Hello everyone! My name is Valerie, I am an eighteen year old girl who lives in Southern California. I obsess easily, and naturally developed a passion for beauty, and fashion, and now photography. Since I love to write Ohhval was created - it contains beauty, fashion, and lifestyle posts. I am currently attending university trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. It's been the best few months of blogging so far, and I can't wait to see what happens in the future. 

Come say hi if you'd like to read the musings of a typical California Girl. xxx

Ash from Actually Ash
Hey everyone! My name is Ash, an 18 year old beauty and occasional fashion blogger from Australia over at I've loved writing for a long time and once I became obsessed with make up I decided it would be a great idea to start a blog- so far I'm loving it! I've had my blog for a little over 6 months and I can't wait for what's to come. Make sure to come take a look, I'd love to get to know some of you! Ash xx

Twitter: @actuallyash2
Instagram: ashleyjforster

Website - Yuko

YUKO Permanent Hair Straightening was created in Japan in 1996 by Yuko Yamashita, a passionate hair stylist and salon owner who, after witnessing as a child the happiness a haircut gave her mother and sister,decided to make other people just as happy by dedicating her life to hairdressing. Throughout her years as a stylist, Yuko was shocked to discover that only 5 out of every 100 people were happy with their hair and a staggering 75% were concerned because their curly, unruly, sleek or thick hair was not to their satisfaction. In just the same way that most people are unhappy with their bodies and would change something if they could, Yuko committed her passion to find a solution; a way of giving people the opportunity to have the hair they desired. In pursuit of this, Yuko began a project with Japanese health, sports and beauty giant Phiten to develop her own perm solution, alongside having developed a successful solution, YUKO now also has a successful and comprehensive homecare range suited to treat all hair types.

YUKO can be purchased online at

Annie from Epiphanniea

Not to sure the best way to describe myself but if I went by the descriptions others give me, then I’m a ‘headstrong, nutter with a short attention span'.

Tasha from Hello Freckles
Hi! I’m Tasha. I’m an undergraduate university student from the North East of England. I blog about anything that interests me really. My blog covers a range of fashion, beauty, music and film and lifestyle posts so if that’s your cup of tea (or coffee) come and give Hello Freckles a look! I’m hoping to delve into the YouTube world again very soon and I’ve got my account(s) set up ready so look out for that. 

Hope to see you over at Hello Freckles and if you want to know anything else feel free to drop me an email or tweet me! 

Twitter: @tashajsteel | Instagram: @tashajsteel

The Fashion Fuse launched in mid October. Founded by Angie Wilson, a mother, actress, and stylist. The Fashion Fuse is a blog that focuses on the fusion of style, cost, and soul. Filled with great fashion and style inspiration, The Fashion Fuse is sure to become a bookmark favorite!

Hi there, my name is Clare and I am the blogger behind A Bit of This and That. I have been blogging now for over a year and a half and since starting ABOTAT, I have created two other blogs... I love blogging that much!!

My main blog, A Bit of This and That, is mostly a beauty blog with a little fashion (plus size) and life thrown in. I like to talk on my blog about make up, skincare and lipstick (my favourite topic... I even have a lipstick blog, I'm that obsessed!!).

If any of my waffle has appealed to you, why not pop over to my blog sometime? Thanks for reading xx

Naomi from Naomi Gabriella

Hi, I'm Naomi and I blog over at NaomiGabriella where I share my interests of beauty, clothes, food and lounging around doing very little. I'm on my gap year and balancing blogging with trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life, and sharing that journey along the way. I love reading blogs so I thought I'd give it a go myself and see if anyone out there wanted to read my weird writings.

Come and say hi, I'd love to hear from you! Who knows, maybe we'll find something we have in common ;)

Naomi x

Laura from Love & Liquor

Hey guys, I’m Laura and I blog over at Love & Liquor. As a teacher, I needed somewhere to share my love of beauty, fashion and everything in between. And so my blog was born. It gives me a space to swoon over neutral eyeshadow palettes, express my love of lipsticks and divulge in girly gossip.

So if you decide to pop by Love and Liquor, you will find lots of posts, from hauls to reviews, wishlists to outfits. I love to find out more about my readers, and write about things they are going to enjoy. I have an incredible giveaways coming up and a brand new look too!

So head on over to my blog to read all about the products I’m loving, the clothes I’m wearing and the cocktails I’m sipping. See you there!


I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve whatever you're doing and I'm excited to continue blogging and bringing you more posts in 2014! Cheers everyone!

Lots of Love,


  1. Love discovering new blogs to read! Will definitely check them out! X.

    Amy Lauren

  2. I Love your blog, I'll definitely go and check these blogs out! Happy New Year x

  3. Ooh some fab sounding blogs to check out.... Happy New Year hunnie x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. Just found your blog on kimberleysbeautyblog's post of her favourtie blogs of 2013! Your blog is amazing, I am your newest follower! <3

    Happy New Year! x

  5. I really enjoy finding new blogs! All the best for 2014 lovely!

  6. I've never really considered advertising my blog on another blog! Think I may need to give this a whirl in 2014!

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  8. Happy New Year!
    I saw your tweets regarding advertising spaces, wish I snapped one up now!
    Next month is a must!


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