1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

One random day last year, I had a sudden thought to pick up blogging again. Immediately after that I logged back into my old blogger account and created this new blog, there and then. Exactly one year later I can't believe I am still here, typing away to celebrate and share with all my awesome readers a small giveaway I've put together as a small thank you for the incredible journey. 

This year of blogging has been very enjoyable, I got to meet a couple of amazing bloggers through local meet-ups such as #NWBLpool and #FabbLiverpool; discovered new products and brands that I adore and virtually can't live without on top of being able to engage and be surrounded by the #bbloggers community on Twitter.

One year ago I can't even imagine, let alone picture 489 people in one room, all subscribed to this tiny amateur beauty [and a bit of lifestyle, fine art etc.] blog. I am very grateful for each and every one of you, whether you're new here or have been supporting since the beginning.

Rather than to wait until I hit 500 Bloglovin' readers I thought I'd just go ahead and host a small giveaway consisting of 5 ELF Products - all of which I'd purchased with my own money, added in with a couple of other small bits and pieces I'll keep a secret for the winner to find out :)

To enter, must be a subscriber to my blog via Bloglovin'; any other entries unlocked are optional, but obviously the more you complete = more entries = more chances of winning.. The giveaway is international, a winner will be picked shortly after the giveaway closes, on midnight of 20th June.

*The 32 piece eyeshadow palette did arrive with the box already opened.. but I have checked the palette and contents and everything is intact :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!

177 comments:

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    1. thank you Anna! What improvements would you like to see in the future?

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  2. Happy blogiversary :D one improvement? More giveaways ^o^

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  3. I want you to give an attractive wallpaper to your blog, so that it looks nice.

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  4. I like the way you have your blog. Any improvements are totally up to you! Happy 1 year to you and your lovely blog! :)

    Hope ♡ | http://www.beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you for the lovely comment, Hope! I really love your name too :) x

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  5. Won't be entering this (I seriously don't need any more makeup!) but HOORAY FOR ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING! :D
    Also, only a few more until 500 followers, so (early) congrats on that!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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  6. A great giveaway! And Happy Birthday blog :D!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  7. Happy Birthday. Your blog is a bit plain- it needs brightening up.

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    1. thank you :) - I'll look into changing this up a bit maybe :)

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  8. Happy Blog Birthday Lovely! It's hard to even come up with an improvement because I love your new blog layout and your photos are always amazing x x

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    1. your comment has brought a smile to my face, Zee, thank you! xx

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  9. I love love love the reviews you do - so helpful, and proper 'beauty porn' haha! But it would be great to have some make-up tutorials for those of who aren't used to wearing much makeup. :) Happy blogaversary!! :D :D x

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    1. haha, thank you for the fab suggestion Jessica!x

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  10. Happy bloggy birthday! I'm a right nosey moo - so I love hauls, storage or room tours! :) xx

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    1. thank you Jenifer! I'm definitely looking to do some tours & you've given me the excuse for more hauls! :) x

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  11. This is a great giveaway! One improvement I would say is more lifestyle posts! they are my favourite kind :) xx

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    1. thank you Laura - I'm looking into how I could incorporate more lifestyle posts so would love any recommendations :) x

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  12. I don't think you need to improve! You have such a lovely blog as it is. One of the ones I always come back to read! :) x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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    1. aw that's so sweet of you Georgia! Yours is one that is permanently bookmarked in my browser - can't believe you'd read what I write! :D xx

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  13. Happy Birthday after 1 year of blogging :) You're blog is great I enjoy reading it

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  14. Happy blog birthday!

    I love your blog and I think it's lovely as it is! I think you could possibly make your header a tiny bit bigger and the font a tiny bit bolder for extra clarity but that's entirely up to you!

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

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    1. thank you Hanna! Great to hear from you again :)

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  15. I can't think of anything. I love it how it is. happy birthday!!!

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  16. I really like your reviews, I can't think of any improvements. Keep up the good work x

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  17. I'm actually trying to branch away from pure reviews.. but you've actually reminded me to not steer away from them too much.. thank you!

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  18. Happy blog birthday!!
    I like to read reviews....but I can't think of any improvements! You do a great job already!! x

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  19. I would say more interviews with industry professionals! :) xx

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  20. thank you for the kind comment Kim! More reviews will be on the way :) x

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  21. I've never done an interview with an industry professional but thank you for the suggestion Faye x

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  22. thank you for the kind comment Charlotte :) x

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  23. Happy 1 year blog birthday. I think your blog is great just the way it is, I blog is personal and should be done as you want. If I'd change anything though, it would be to add a little more colour or a background picture. x

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  24. I am happy with the way it is. I enjoyed reading it.

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  25. Happy one year blog birthday and thanks for the giveaway!
    I like reviews and hauls.

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  26. thanks Irina! I'd love to have a big haul after exams :)

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  27. looking to do more with my nails.. watch this space soon :)

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  28. To be honest I actually LOVE your blog, its so much better than mine, I love the layout and style plus your colourful header :) Keep Up The Good Work !!

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  29. Happy Anniversary <3

    I'm glad that o discovered you! <3 I like reviews most..so ..more reviews! :)

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  30. I think your blog is awesome the way it is! Maybe on the Rafflecopter forms, it would be nice to have clickable links, but that's all I can think of! :)

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  31. Happy anniversary!
    I would love to read more rewiews!

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  32. more reviews, thanks!

    cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it

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  33. Hi! I'm so glad to have found your blog!! I'm not sure on what to improve but I always like tutorials or eye palette reviews with different looks. Fun!! Thank-you for this generous giveaway!

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  34. I've lavoe to see more reviews!
    Super giveaway, thnaks!
    cristina.popesku@yahoo.com

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  35. hey what an amazing giveaway ! i love elf cosmetics :) i love to be using this :)

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  36. I am so glad to have found your blog ;) more reviews & thanks for the giveaway ;)
    rabiya_23jan@hotmail.com

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  37. more review (since i buy a lot online review would be quite useful )

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  38. Happy birthday to your blog !
    I'm french and i love your blog :)

    Marine, http://WildClothes.fr

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  39. Happy birthday to your blog!

    Like more swatches and giweaways!!

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  40. I think it has everything and reviews and giveaways!Like!!

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  41. I love your blog and don't think it really needs any improvement. Keep up the great job!

    ps Elena Rudaya in the Rafflecopter

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  42. Happy Anniversary ! ♥ I would love to read tops top 5 foundation for exemple :*

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  43. thank you Anita! and snap! We share the same forename :)

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  44. Aww thank you Corinne! Your comment has brightened up my day :) x

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  45. ah thank you Nena! I've tried to include as many hyperlinks as possible - it'll be something I'll look at properly for my next giveaway :)

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  46. ah thank you Cirlea - it's not a problem, I'm sure you can enter via the other optional options :)

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  47. thank you! I'm looking to churn out more reviews when exam season is over :)

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  48. ah thank you Natalie! I'm looking into producing tutorials but I'm not sure just yet x

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  49. yupyup lots of reviews coming your way soon :)

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  50. Will do, I'm looking to improve on my swatches too :)

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  51. ah thank you Marine! You have a lovely blog too :)

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  52. OOTD's aren't really part of my niche but I could look into that!

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  53. ooh happy one year blogiversary to you too Maria! ELF could be called as one of my favourite super inexpensive brands - I hope you find lots of very budget friendly products you'll love!

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  54. Thank you Anca! Ooh that's new, thanks for the suggestion :)

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  55. awesome! Yeah swatches are something that I always love seeing- swatches and reviews are my favorite things to see in beauty blogs :D

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  56. Congrats for your annyversary! :)
    I'd like to read about all products and brands you don't like :)

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  57. your blog is perfect! i love it its a good thing i stuble upon your blog! :)

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  58. Totally more reviews! Your taste is just great!! :D

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  59. aww thank you! Ooh that's new, I've popped it onto my list now to try and churn out some ideas for it :)

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  60. Thank you Elvina! I'll definitely consider DIYs :)

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  61. aww thank you for the lovely comment Christine!

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  62. Maybe you can add more colors to your blog :D
    Or some light animations so it won't be too heavy too to load the page :D
    Hope it helps! ^_^

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  63. thnx for the giveaway ..id like to see reviews and beauty diys

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  64. I'm looking into creating some beauty DIYs :)

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  65. happy birthday!
    I`m new here, for me everything looks really nice!

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  66. Happy Anniversary!!!! :) Please continue doing more of beauty product reviews! :)

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  67. Happy birthday! Yes! More reviews and diy's! I would love that.

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  68. Happy blog anniversary - I'd like to see more about who you are as a person as well as the usual fabulous beauty posts :) I also love seeing tag posts x

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  69. Im new here, and I must say I'm really impressed with your blog. I can't fault it. It's laid out really well and it's nice and easy to find what your looking for, also the writting is easy to read unlike some blogs, and love your honest reviews. So maybe more of those.

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  70. Hi =)
    I'm follow your blog since not a long time. But I don't have any improvement. Your blog is really nice and so interesting.
    Thank you for this giveaway~

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  71. Love more reviews. Im a complete man when it comes to all things beauty so anything that is aimed at newbies would be fab :D

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  72. me too - without swatches I'd click off a review asap :)

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  73. I know the feeling! There's not much use in a review on something that's colored at all if we can't see some lovely pictures as well

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  74. oops sorry for the late reply! Do you personally prefer swatches on back of hand/similar or actually applied onto the eyes, for example?

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  75. I prefer swatches on the wrist or hand :D I think it's easier to really get a good look at the colors since it's a more uniform surface, plus you can swatch a lot of stuff all together like that too, and see how the colors look in relation to one another!

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  76. Yeah definitely! I'm looking to use my wrist/hand more too! :)

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  77. very nice :D Hey so have you picked winners for this giveaway yet?

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  78. I have yes, the prizes have been sent out and she's received them :)

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  79. awesome! Well I hope she's having a great time with all this good stuff! I'm glad I found this giveaway, your blog is pretty darn nice and I look forward to seeing more!

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  80. aww thank you for the sweet comment Bhevarri! I think she's enjoying them too, do keep checking back for giveaways in the near future ;)

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  81. hi Jenny, thank you for your comment again.. the winner has been emailed, prize has been sent :)

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