2013: Looking Back In Awe – Welcoming 2014!

Thank you for being part of BEAUTYCALYPSE journey.

2013 has been the first new year after the advertised end of the world in 2012 that was not delivered. While you can’t take it seriously, the panic sold movies and books – and I can’t but love those symbolics because they make the time BEAUTYCALYPSE was born post-apocalyptic. Right!?


Like every year, the passing year brought news bad and good, deaths and births, struggles and successess, tears and joy. But it was BEAUTYCALYPSE that I definitely nominate for the biggest Surprise of The Year award. (There is no such award, in case you’re wondering.) BEAUTYCALYPSE was not planned initially, she* just happened.

Things that were important to me interacted – and created BEAUTYCALYPSE.


What’s a year recap without a few favourites! Here are mine – what are yours?
Liebster Blog Award right in the first days of BEAUTYCALYPSE
Who Put the Poo in Shampoo?
Is Your Favourite Cookie Destroying The Planet?
“Mineral Make-up”: Talc Is Cheap
Understanding Ultraviolet, Suntan vs. Sunburn
6 An all-time fave: What Is ‘Fragrance’ For?
Detox Drama: Getting Rid of Toxic People (keeps getting found and read daily)
Grace Afoot: Ditch Your High-Heels, Ladies! (ouch, it hurts just to look at heels I wore…)
5 Dead Certain Ways To Tell If A Brand Is Green, Organic and Non-Toxic
10 Seven Perfect Red Lip Colours (Non-Tox & Palm-Oil Free)
11 Up Your Vitamin B12 Levels With… Toothpaste!
12 5 Easy Steps To Obtain Shiny, Healthy Hair (+Food Tips)
13 Literary Thanksgiving Or: Life Is Wonderful
14 On Vegan Wine
15 The Perfume Of A Philosopher Queen
And the first BC event of course, the one with a fantastic and ethical readers giveaway -> this one.

THANK YOU, 2013!

Let’s start saying ‘thank you 2013’ before it’s gone, let’s contemplate now, hours before we raise a glass on New Year’s Eve… Let’s give 2013 a parting gift. Allow yourself to say farewell to whatever 2013 has held for you. Celebrate the end just the way you’re going to celebrate the start of a new year.

And then just – let go. Let’s start remembering what lessons we have learned and what gifts we have received. Ready? Let me make a start:

Dear Adventurers, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your support, your comments, your emails; thanks for all your messages, RTs and repins across my Twitter and Pinterest. It truly means a lot! Thank you for being part of this Quest in 2013!


bye2013And to WELCOME the new year… Let me wish you and your loved ones a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. Here’s to a New Year filled with new dreams, new hopes, new ideas, new challenges to enjoy and exciting new stories to be told. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

* In German, as well as in Russian, a website grammatically is a “girl” and I love to bring that to English in this context.


Geeking out about all things truly green, healthy and ethical over at BEAUTYCALYPSE.com (Avatar illustration by A. Goncharenko)

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