The Roundup: Top Posts + a “Thank You”

This month’s roundup is a little different. 

Instead of rounding up the month of December, I’m giving you a quick roundup of thirteen most popular and loved post that were published in 2016.

The most popular post of last year was also one of my favorite to write: 50 Ways to Practice Self-Care. The Lifestyle + Wellness categories are definitely your favorite to read as 25 Quotes to Keep You Going When Times Get Tough , 7 Small Changes that Will Make a Big Difference in Your Life50 Lifestyle Changes for Happy + Healthy Living and 7 Things You Need to Give Up if You Want to Succeed also had the most views and shares.


Blogging and photography posts also always do extremely well. I always get a ton of questions about my photography setup and equipment, so it’s no surprise that My Photography Equipment and Blogging Resources post was one of the top posts of 2016 from those categories. You also loved reading about a few Life Lessons I’ve Learned Through Blogging. A few other photography favorites were: How to Take Bright Pictures in Dark, Gloomy Weather, Blog Photography Styling: Finding Affordable Props.

Of course I also have to mention a few beauty posts that also did great: Secrets to a Long-Lasting Mani, Skincare Dupes for Cult Classic Favorites,  7 Amazing Under Eye Products: Moisturizing Creams, Correctors and Concealers.

I wanted to quickly thank you guys for all the support you’ve shown me over the past year. Thank you for all the love, comments and shares. Thank you to everyone who mentions my blog in their posts. Thank you for constantly encouraging, inspiring me and making me smile. It’s all of you who make this blog so special to me. It was definitely a great year for the blog and we’re getting very close to having 10,000 friends on Bloglovin’ which makes me very happy.

Can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us. x


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    January 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Keep being awesome, Paula! Your lifestyle/wellness and blogging/photography posts are my favorite!

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    Jessica Lam
    January 3, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I love your content so much Paula! I just found your blog recently, but I’ve been reading all of your new posts that have been popping up on my feed haha. Looking forward to seeing all your future content!

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    January 3, 2017 at 9:12 am

    If we say so, it will only get better, right? ;)

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    Biana Perez
    January 3, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I’m so looking forward to everything you will have in store for us this year! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

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    Karlie @
    January 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites! hope you are doing well.

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    Erin Azmir
    January 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    You’re one of my favourite blogs! Your posts are so helpful x

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    January 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I love reading all of your blogging and photography tips – they are always so helpful!

    Kate |

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    Christine C.
    January 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog! You’re a huge inspiration to me! Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!

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    Kiss & Make-up
    January 4, 2017 at 4:14 am

    9. How brilliant!

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    Lauren Victoria
    January 4, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I love your blog and your posts! They’re so helpful and useful for lots of different things from blogging to wellness x

    Lauren |

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    Ambar Syed
    January 4, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Some really lovely posts – just spent a while going back and rereading some of your older ones :)
    – Ambar x

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    Katie @ Over The Moony
    January 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    That’s so exciting that you’re so close to 10,000 on Bloglovin’! Hope you hit the mark soon. :)

    Your blog posts are definitely some of my favorite. I love that this community is so willing to help one another out since we all go through such difference experiences with blogging and learn at different angles. Thanks for helping us out so much! Your self-care posts have definitely made me so much more aware of myself. I definitely monitor my breathing a lot more since you wrote about that so much in your posts. I just need to get back on my mindfulness routine this year to be even more aware!

    Here’s to another great year in blogging!

    Katie |

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      Paula @
      January 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      I did a few days ago, yay! :)

      Thank you so much Katie, so happy you enjoy those posts. It always makes me so happy to hear that and gives me a ton of motivation to keep working on this blog. x

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    January 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Wow congratulations! I hope you reach the 10,000 soon! We should also thank YOU for being amazing and writing such great content! It’s a lot of work and we appreciate it =D

    xoRosie // Rosie’s Life

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    January 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    You deserve all the love and support you get! I may not comment on every post but your blog is one of the few that I actually tend to sit and read through post after post and get a lot of useful tips from. I love your range of topics and the way you like to share tips to help others. I’m sure it won’t be long before you reach 10,000, keep up the good work. Hope you have a great 2017 :) xx

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      Paula @
      January 6, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Sadie, thank you SO much! You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that. Wishing you the best in 2017!!

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    Heidi B
    February 22, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Huge well done lovely! Gorgeous shot in this post and I’m loving many of those self-care ideas. Keep up the good work hon.
    H x

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