2016 has been one for the books! As the New Year quickly approaches, I like to look back and appreciate what I’ve learned and how far I’ve come in the past year. A lot happened in 2016 and I think I can confidently say that I’m proud of all that I’ve accomplished this year. There were lots of learning experiences and hours of hard work, and in the end it was completely worth it. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I thought I’d share my favorite moments and accomplishments with you!
Obviously the most exciting thing that happened this year was the launch of my cosmetics line, Persona Cosmetics! You can read more about my brand and my first product, the Identity Eyeshadow Palette in this post here! It was so incredible to be able to see a years work come together with the launch of the Identity Palette. Not to mention that the response from you guys has been incredible!
We’ve also upgraded to a new office space! You’ve probably seen lots of snaps of our new space, but I can’t tell you guys how excited I am about our new studio in DTLA. Not only is it super open and bright, but it feels so good to be able to have a space to grow and dedicate to work and creativity! I’ll make sure to do a tour once it’s all decorated!
This year I also got to work and travel with some of my favorite brands! One of my best experiences to date was working with Bobbi Brown at the Marchesa show during New York Fashion Week–it was such a surreal day! (You can see more about it here!) I also got the opportunity to go to Paris with Clarins and YSL, and of course, I’d never turn down the chance to go to the City of Lights! If you plan on going to Paris in the coming year, check out all my favorite spots in this post and this post. Most recently, as part of the L’Oreal League, I got to go to Aspen and relax just before the craziness of the holidays set in. You can see all about it here!
Though getting to see the result of all my hard work is rewarding, some of the most incredible experiences of the year were meeting you guys! I had a few meetups, including one in London back in April (see the post here)! It was so cool to be able to meet you all from around the world! This summer, I also had a meetup in LA with YSL at Nordstrom at the Grove. It was the first one I’ve ever had in the city, even though I live here! In addition to meetups, just reading all your comments and love that you share on the blog and on social media is amazing! I’m so lucky to have such an amazing audience!
Though I’m proud of all I accomplished in the past year, I feel like I have a lot to look forward to in 2017! I’ll be writing about my goals for 2017 in a post coming soon! Thank you guys again for all your love and support this year, I couldn’t have done it without you!
What was your favorite moment this past year? I’d love to hear your stories!
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