It’s 2018 – my plans for the new year

Patent Purple Life 2018

Happy New Year

Wow! 2018 is here already and in true new year’s style, I am reflecting on 2017.

Patent Purple Life 2018

Patent Purple Life –  Personal Life.

Personally 2017 it was a difficult year.  Life changing to be more accurate.  The impact of it is ongoing.  I’ve been impressed by my capacity to get up, get washed and get dressed (almost) every day.  In reality, all I have wanted to do is pull the duvet over my head put on my noise cancelling headphones get into a time machine and go back to happier times.  Sometimes it is not easy to be a grownup.  My blog has been a bit of a sanity saver.  I did not post as regularly as I wanted to but having a safe space to focus my thoughts and ideas was truly a blessing.


Patent Purple Life – Blog Life

Blog wise, 2017 was an amazing year.  I was nominated for a HABA and a Beauty Influencer blog award.  My purple corner of the internet was also featured in Bloggersphere magazine.  A huge thank you to each and every person who voted for me and who read a post or responded to a tweet and or interacted with me on Instagram.  I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Patent Purple Life 2018

Patent Purple Life – The Plan for 2018

My YouTube channel is back.  Me and Microsoft Movie Maker (yes really) are getting up close and personal again. In fact, I have posted a 12 months of empties video and which is up for your viewing pleasure right now!

If you have been following me on Instagram stories you will have had a hint of this, but fragrance is going to be featuring heavily on all Patent Purple Life platforms in 2018.  Look out for reviews on my YouTube channel and mini #scentoftheday on Instagram Stories and Twitter.  I’m excited for this new venture and I hope that you all will enjoy it too.

Patent Purple Life 2018

On the blog I’ll be returning to a more regular (!) schedule of posts and Instagram is the place to find out what my latest beauty purchases.  This purple corner of the internet will continue to be my safe haven and I hope continues to provide you with as much pleasure as it does me.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and loving 2018.



*all photos by Shelley McPhee


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