2012 has been an interesting year for blogging - we've seen a continued explosion of new blogs coming onto the scene, many of which bring a fresh perspective and great content to the table, and some sadly only out for freebies. PR companies have also changed the way they engage with bloggers: we've seen dedicated social media employees added to big brands, and we've seen brands narrow their press lists as samples become more tightly controlled. We've also seen fewer and fewer blogs disclosing PR samples, which is still something we personally feel strongly about.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to the blogging world in 2013 - one thing we'll try to use to keep it all in perspective is the reason we started blogging in the first place - a love of beauty products and the desire to write about them honestly from our own point of view, both for fun and for (hopefully!) the benefit of others.
Whatever you've got planned for 2013, we hope it brings you happiness and joy!
Gemma & Sarah xx