Hi everyone! Well, who would've thought that the last year would speed past so quickly and my little old blog would be a whole year old tomorrow! I can't believe it's been going for this long.
It's been a fabulous year for me - I've really enjoyed blogging and emerging myself in the world of beauty. When I started this blog, I was re-emerging from a decade long beauty rut, finding my feet in the world of makeup and beauty. But now I'm a fully fledged beauty addict! I've had some highs and lows, spending too much money on frippery, but also finding some beautiful products that have made me smile and made me look, well, better! Although I'm not the most prolific tweeter, I've managed to rack up more than 2000 tweets and have had some brilliant chats with other lovely bloggers - Hi to everyone who I've crossed paths with over the last year. I've learnt a lot and 'virtually met' lovely, fantastic people, and have mercifully managed to escape any haters or negativity.
I'm planning a little giveaway to celebrate and will include some of my favourite products and brands of the past year - I will post more details of that over the weekend. However, today, I thought I'd share the past year's blogging journey with you...
One of my first posts was when I bought my first Chanel lipstick - in fact it was my first Chanel! I was so excited about it, I rushed home to blog about it. And, I even wore that lipstick today!
In August last year, I went rooting through my Mum's makeup and found possibly the world's oldest makeup - I've still not seen anyone who can beat 45 years! If you can, do let me know!
One of the things I've surprised myself with is my love of crazy nail polish colours. This may have started with my purchase of Chanel's Khaki Vert polish, and continued with this funky YSL manicure, culminating with a new obsession with Deborah Lippmann.
This year I've had two very different facials. The first was awful, when a supposedly pampering treat turned out to be far from it. The second was a very different experience and I loved it!
I've tried out a few different looks over the past year such as this one, this one, this one and this one! Most were far more adventurous than I would ever have tried a year ago. Some have been more successful than others, but I've enjoyed them all!
One of the best, but funniest things that happened to me, was when the fantastic and best selling author Jill Mansell discovered my blog and gave me a shout out on Twitter! It was lovely to have support of such an amazing woman. But, and unfortunately, there is a but, she gave me a shout out literally seconds after I posted about my footcare regime, including some 'lovely' descriptions of going to a chiropodist. Loads of people were landing on my blog at probably my least 'beauty' post and, I suspect, swiftly leaving again! Nevermind, it was great to hear from Jill!
Thanks to all my followers and readers - big kisses to all of you! I'm running an anniversary giveaway here, so do check it out!
Thanks for reading! xx