2014 was a pretty busy year, both on and offline. At the end of 2013 I started work at STELLAR Magazine as the deputy editor, and as 2014 wanes, I'm leaving the year... as the editor.
To edit a magazine, for someone who loves content as much as I do, is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and feels like the culmination of a journey I started when I was working as a web designer and dreamed up Beaut.ie back in 2006 as a way to showcase my skills.
What the responsibilities of my new role mean for Frillseeker I'm not yet sure - but what I do know is I'd like to say a big huge thanks to each and every one of you for checking in each day, sharing content and commenting, because I still get a massive kick out of it each time you do.
And y'know - keep (or start!) buying STELLAR too, y'all. We have an awesome year planned with a new daily website on the way as well as lots more stuff I've got up my sleeve. Working on mags has taught me this: when you're on a team that works as hard as you do, and is as dedicated and committed as you are, great things can happen. Here's to 2015.
Right now though, here's what you searched for, browsed to and liked the most on Frillseeker.ie during 2014, thanks to our kindly maths pal, Google Analytics.
1 L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection is Lancome Visionnaire on a Budget
Thank god for cosmetic cascading, huh? Lancome's Visionnaire serum was one of the biggest beauty launches, um, ever, and because L'Oreal Paris and Lancome share a parent group, they share tech. We explored how to get the benefits on a budget.
2 YSL Fusion Ink Foundation is a Must-Have For Oily Gals Who Want Light Coverage
3 Here's Your First Look at Penneys Spring/Summer 2014 Shoes, Bags & Accessories
Every time we feature Penneys we watch the pageviews climb; you guys love love love that stuff. But nothing was more popular this year than this gallery previewing SS14's awesome accessory offer.
4 Laura Whitmore's Personal Frills: Rings, Chakras & Tattoos
Perennially popular, this post: Laura Whitmore visited Dublin for the launch of the Dublin Fashion Festival and showed us her stuff, which included her jewels 'n' shoes.
5 We Need to Talk About Laura Prepon's Eyebrows in Orange is The New Black
Back for its second season in 2014, you lot were very exercised once more about Alex's Sharpie brows in OITNB, popping it up into the fifth most popular piece of content on Frillseeker for the entire 12 months. Brows, sure, we love 'em.
6 Tom Ford AW14 Color Fall 2014 Color Collection: Pix & Swatches
Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded Beaut.ie in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.