2016 Fads I Failed At

2016 Fads

Every year brings a new ‘in thing’ that we all desperately try our hands at, and either it becomes the best thing since sliced bread, or we sack it off quicker than a vegetarian with a new £5 note. (I hope any veggies laugh, that’s not meant to be mean I promise!).

This year has been no different to any other in bringing in more crazes than we know what to do with, but because we all know I love to make fun of myself, here’s a handful of the ones that I flopped at miserably.

Adult Colouring Books

Here’s the thing: I love colouring and have a bunch of books, and there’s a few more I’ve got my eye on, but I NEVER find the time to do it, and I also don’t find it at all relaxing! I think the books I have are way too intricate, and as I’m not particularly artistic, I could do with some simpler ones..

Bullet Journal

I loved the idea of bullet journalling, but I’ve started two this year and neither of them lasted very long.. I think the problem is that I already have a diary/planner that works very well for me, so having to put a lot of time into keeping a Bu-Jo pretty just didn’t really fit too well into my schedule.


For the first time ever, I made an attempt to contour my face. Yes, a single attempt. I either did a poor job of it (more than likely) or it just made no effect on my face (very unlikely), but the effort I put in to not look like Kendall Jenner by the end of it had me like MEH.

Pokemon Go

I love Pokemon, and I thought about downloading the app that’s caused all kinds of a stir across the world this year, but I just never did.. I’d love to get it for when I’m out running, but I think I’d get too easily distracted, and I’m really not that much of a gamer.

I know nothing about Honey G

I never watch X-Factor, but this chick seems to have caused a real stir on the scene this year. Can I be bothered to watch any clips of her? Nope.


Once again, this series hit the screens and everyone was buzzed for it, but I’ve never watched it before and I don’t really get it

Bottle flipping

I don’t know how this became a YouTube sensational craze, but I’ve had to sit and watch my cousins try it 50+ times and I don’t feel any need to attempt it.

Liquid lipstick

Now I know I can be a bit of a beauty dunce, but surely as soon as you put lipstick into a tube with a wand, its not really a lipSTICK anymore? The world seems to have fallen in love with them this year, but I’ve just been sticking to my real-stick faves

What are your favourite things to hit the scene this year?

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9 thoughts on “2016 Fads I Failed At

  1. This really made me laugh. I’ve tried a few things on the list and also failed miserably. Contouring made me look stripy! I’m still trying with the bullet journal, although mine is far more functional than pretty 🙂 I wonder what crazes 2017 will bring… xx

  2. Had to giggle at this! But I’m with you on most. Don’t even know what liquid lipstick and contouring is. And as for adult colouring books? Well I have kids so I can colour with them. I did manage the Bu-Jo though x

  3. Haha love this post! I’m definitely one for starting fads and sacking them off five minutes later. I, too, have a stack of beautifully intricate colouring books but I never get round to using them. I always find other things I’d rather do instead.

    I normally watch X Factor but I stopped this year because it just seemed like one big joke.

    As for Bullet Journals they all look so amazing but who has got time for that? Not me. Journalling in general just seems a bit like a waste of time even if I do wish I had a pretty, perfectly presented planner I know I prefer to just take notes on my phone etc.

    Angi http://www.twodifferentworlds.com

  4. I can relate to this post, so hard! Although, I do love colouring books. But I sacked off my bujo halfway through the year, I only use it for a few things (like a cleaning log) now. And I downloaded the Pokemon Go app but didn’t understand/get on with it, and I don’t know anything about this Honey G. I don’t understand Gogglebox, and I’ve never even heard of this bottle flipping thing, should I bother? Haha. x

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