2012 - A Year in Highlights

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I know this is a very late post but it took a long time to finally finish this post. If you're a veteran reader here then you might probably noticed that every start of the year I tried to make an annual post highlighting the year before. And each post is usually different than the previous post. So this year I would like to do a post highlighting my year 2012.  

For me personally, year 2012 was not as great as 2011, but overall it still is a great year for me because I did have many blessings this year as well as personal achievements :) Alhamdulillah...

Now if you're not interested with this kind of posts you can just skipped this ;p But I needed to write this post up for my own reminder of all the things that I have achieved during a whole year, and to see how far I have become after all these years..

So here are the highlights from my 2012:

In January I created a new blog series which is the "Face-Off Review". I know it is not a regular series yet but I kinda love doing it. One thing I mostly remember is at the beginning of the year we lost one of our beloved cat: Ucil, which has been in our family for more than 5 years of his life. It was a very sad moment for us especially for me as he spent the most time with me, but I prayed that he is now safe and not sick anymore, in cat's heaven :)

In February I attended my first event of 2012 which is the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter launching! The lip butters has been a phenomenal products of Revlon and I remember I've been waiting for them patiently to finally came to Indonesia's market. I also added a new blog series: "Monthly Favorites" which is still going on until today ;) In this month I also joined the Ancol blog writing competition that was held in Kompasiana in which I won 3rd place, woohoo!!

In March I was also invited by Revlon team to their new office at Tempo Scan Tower, we were there for an exclusive sneak preview of Revlon products for 2012! Such a very exclusive event to be able to see what's in store for the next months, to see and try the products before they were officially launched. It was the first time for me to had that privilege. I was also got involved in one of a special campaign for Roxy Quiksilver called "Let the sea set you free".

And then in April I was invited to the grand launching of Talika Indonesia which since then has been collaborating with my blog. I also started a new blog series called: Outfit Poll - which sadly had to be closed down. This month is also the month where me and the Mr finally set our foot in our new future pad that is finally ready! Well, it's not officially ours yet because there are still some procedures and paper works to be done, but it's the first time that we finally see the finished unit and set foot in it. Our first time in our first very own home :D

In May I was invited to the Givenchy launching of their Vaxin for Youth Infusion Serum in which I received the most exclusive and luxurious goodie bag full of stuffs! They are very generous and this is my first experience in trying on their products which are all very exclusive. I also got another voucher in which I got their famous Phenomen'Eyes mascara for only IDR 120.000 from their original price of IDR 320.000 !! May was also hubby's bday and we ended up having a really fun Birthday date with lunch, followed by a movie marathon at the cinema (The Avengers & Dark Shadows), and then followed by dinner afterwards :D

June is when I firstly collaborated with Oasap, one of my long term sponsor. In this month I was also chosen as one of The Body Shop BFFs which is a special program from the body shop where they chose 12 persons that would help them spread their campaigns as well as receiving products for 6 months! I was so lucky to be chosen amongst the many many many contestants who applied to the program. I was blessed with free products from The Body Shop for 6 months too. So lucky!

Nothing really special happened in July except that I received my first free product from The Body Shop as one of their BFFs. It is the start of a new cooperation. Oh I forgot to tell you that one of my holiday at the Batu Secret Zoo photo was featured in Go Girl magazine for last month' (June) edition :D - maybe next time it would be my face and blog who will be featured in magazines, who knows? ;p

August is my Birthday month and as usual it is also the luckiest month of the year for me ;) This month I received quite a lot of gifts and I also won two giveaways in a row! That's a rare thing for me as I never usually have much luck in giveaways. This month one of my look was chosen and featured in Chictopia's main page! That's the first time ever for me :D I was also featured in another blog: Suzanne Carillo Style Files as one of her Friday Top 5. We also celebrate Lebaran / Ied Al Fitr day this month in which we went to Bandung to celebrate it with my husband's big family.

September is another mellow month for us. The only highlight this month is our trip to Bandung and some satisfying shopping spree that I did ;p Oh and we also went to Indonesia International Motor Show at JIEXPO. It is a big scale automotive events and we literally spent a whole day there.

And then something big happened in October ;p I started a freelance job which creates new opportunity for me, and it comes with paycheck too (insert happy face here). We also started the big project which is getting our apartment ready because this month our unit is finally officially ours! (happy dance). A bit scared but happy at the same time. A long journey ahead of us...^__^

In November I started another new series on this blog called "Products I Finished / Empties" which hopefully will motivate me to finish all the pile of products that I have right now. This month I also collaborated with Macy's bringing news about the Black Friday Sale, the most awaited sale season in US. I did my first Black Friday Sale too this year, by buying online and then have it shipped to my brother in law's address in New York ;p One thing I missed this month is the annual Jakarta Fashion Week which I decided to skipped this year because I was kinda occupied with the freelance job.

December was also a busy month for me. Aside from starting the apartment project I also attended several beauty events, such as the first ever Maybelline Indonesia blogger gathering in which I received a generous 3-tiered makeup box complete with Maybelline's eye makeup range. This month I was also very lucky to be able to have another free hair cut at the professional salon. My last hair cut was free courtesy of Sunsilk Hair Studio who collaborate with QQ Franky salon. And this year I got another free hair cut from the renowned Shunji Matsuo hair studio (counting my blessings). December was also the month when Polyvore finally launched it's new mobile app for iOS (happy dance). I was so ecstatic to hear that because I've been wishing for that for like ever! And last but not least, near the end of the year I have a new responsibility: helping and supporting my friends at IBB (Indonesian Beauty Blogger) community as one of the contributing staffs.

Well, that's the highlights of 2012 for me. 
Our apt was finally ready, I won a national blogging competition and got one of my photo featured in Go Girl magazine. Those are my top 3 most noted achievements in 2012. 
My most down time was when my cat Ucil died :(
I thank my GOD for all the wonderful blessings and great opportunities that have been given to me and my husband in 2012. 
I would also like to hope for great things to keep happening in 2013 and may this year would be as wonderful, if not better, as 2012.

Click here if you want to see my 2011 highlights that I posted on my other blog TIGERLILY'S BOOK.
And click here if you want to see my 2011 fashion highlights.

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3 thoughts & comments

  1. Congratulations on having such an incredible year! I hope that 2013 brings you even more amazing opportunities!! :)

  2. Wow! You had an amazing year!

    congrats on you collab with oasap!
    I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you as well!


  3. Thank you so much dearies.. for all your lovely comments and prayers:D

    May GOD bless we all!


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