Monday, 19 August 2013

First Blog Birthday and a Huge Thank You


First Blog Birthday

Hello my lovelies! So the day has come! Exactly one year ago I published my very first blog post. Saying it was scary would definitely be a massive understatement but I am so happy and proud that I did it! I often get asked why did I start blogging and the answer is simple yet difficult for me to explain. Exactly two years ago I was in a very dark place in my life. I’d made a very important decision that eventually turned out to be not so negative in a long-term perspective but at the time I was feeling so miserable and lonely that I couldn’t even be myself around people. There were certain people in my life that I was terribly missing and I felt trapped inside myself. Physically and mentally. Then my anxiety and panic attacks have started and I still to this day try to battle them in any way I can. The only thing that could cheer me up was watching beauty videos on YouTube and reading blogs.

These two things literally saved me and helped me get through this hard time. I was fascinated by the amazingly supportive beauty community and by the idea of girls discussing makeup and sharing their passion for all things beauty. I myself have always been into beauty and I remember doing my mum’s makeup when I was really little and getting excited every time she buys a new product haha! This has always been my greatest passion and I love it with all my heart! Naturally, the decision to start my own blog and become part of this amazing community followed but the time never seemed right. I was feeling so insecure and apprehensive about it… I was worried that my English is not good enough and that people won’t understand what I am trying to say, I was so scared that my reviews won’t be interesting and informative. The list goes on… However, the minute I sat down and wrote down my first post it felt SO good and I was immediately in love with blogging! I knew that this is something I wanted to do and for the first time in months I was feeling good and positive about myself! :)

I definitely didn’t want to turn this post into a pity party and I guess what I’m trying to say is that blogging is really something I absolutely LOVE doing and it has now became a major part in my life. I love doing reviews and different posts for you all! I love taking photos and putting all my creativity into it! I adore reading all your lovely comments, which inspire me and never fail to put a smile on my face! I love chatting to you on Twitter or via e-mails. I have met (only virtually, sadly) SO many amazing girls from all over the world and I want to thank you all so much for the incredible support you’ve all given me! I am so thankful for all the comments, e- mails, tweets and lovely words you’re telling me! Thank you for following and reading my little blog and thank you for being so sweet and supportive! This has truly been an amazing year and I couldn’t be happier with what I do! It’s so lovely to know that every time I feel sad or anxious I have all of you to cheer me up, as you’ve done so many times; I truly feel blessed! Thank you! <3

Lots of love,
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45 comments

  1. Congratulations!!
    When I started blogging I was about the same, worrying about thousands of things that may go wrong.. but there are so many inspiring blogs that keep me going on, and your blog is one of them. :)
    xo
    Jessie@ Jessie's LalaLand

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  2. Congrats hun! I've loved seeing your blog grow and I wish you every success :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  3. Happy birthday and well done, all the best!

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  4. You've come so far so soon :)
    I love reading your blog chick, well done!
    Chanelle Jade xx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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  5. Congratulations on 1 years blogging - and here's to many more!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  6. Happy 1st Blog Birthday! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Честита една годинка на блога ти!Да има още 100х1 :)
    http://makeupbyjoanna909.blogspot.com/

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  8. Happy blog birthday! I also find beauty products something that makes me happy even in the bad periods of my life. Blogging can really make you feel like you are not alone. You connect with people more like you.

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  9. happy blog birthday :) what an inspiring story :) blogging is intimidating at first but then it turns into such a wonderful hobby!

    Ginger @ Chic by Night
    chicbynight.blogspot.com

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  10. Happy first Bloganiversary Andrea. Here's to many more to come. Your blog is honestly one of the best out there at the minute because your photos are just so beautiful and your reviews are always so helpful :) Anytime you need someone to cheer you up, you're right: your readers like me are just here for you.

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  11. Congratulations and Happy one year blogaversary!!!

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  12. Such a gorgeous post, and by the looks of it you started blogging for the same reason I did, There's so much I now thank blogging for :) Happy first birthday!


    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  13. Честита Годишнина! Честно казано чак сега разбрах, че си сънародничка ;) Много се радвам, за което ;)
    Продължавай все напред и нагоре и се усмихвай дори и в най-трудните моменти!
    ххх

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  14. Congratulations! :) x
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  15. Happy blogsaversary!! Love your blog and instagram pictures!
    xx keep posting!

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  16. Congrats on the blog lovely you have done well and just love your photography keep it up <3 xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND YOUR BLOG, LOVE!

    http://yourbeautyfixreviews.blogspot.com/

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  18. Happy blog birthday! :)

    YouTube videos and reading blogs was my escape when I was going through a dark time myself... I totally connected to your story! Keep up the good work :)

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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  19. congrats ! happy anniversary !

    much love from Paris xx

    MissManzanna.Blogspot

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  20. Happy 1st Blog Birthday Andrea!! Your blog is one of the most informative out these so no worries on not having enough information!! I love going back to your blog to find out what you will be reviewing!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  21. Absolutely amazing, a huge congratulations and even huger Happy 1st Birthday to Rosy Chicc :D Your blog is one of my all time favourites to read and you are so lovely :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  22. Happy 1st birthday :) you have such an amazing blog to be proud of and all your hard work as paid off :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  23. congrats you have done so well this last year! loved seeing your blog grow and commenting on the posts. many more years to come :)
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  24. Congrats on your first year! Glad to see blogging is something you love so much. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts :) x

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  25. Lovley seeing how much you have progressed! Also love a good macaroon too! haha

    Thankyou for your lovely comment!

    stylecastle.blogpsot.com

    x

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  26. I genuinely can't believe you've only been blogging for one year. The quality of your photography is so perfect. Congratulations :)

    fawnsandroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. You've come so far - congratulations! :-D

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  28. Congrats! I love reading your blog:)Xx

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  29. Happy blogger birthday! Congrats on all your success!!


    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  30. congratulations!
    loved the picture, so cute!
    xoxo
    http://randommonchi.blogspot.com.ar

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  31. Awe this made me tear up! I agree though, there is something therapeutic and uplifting about blogging, especially since it's such a big passion of ours! Thanks for spreading your happiness with us! Looking forward to many more amazing posts by you! :) <3
    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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  32. Congratulations!!!

    Grace www.ouihui.blogspot.com

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  33. Hey Andrea,

    I hope on my 1st bloganniversary I'll be as happy as you :) I haven't really had time to blog anything, due to having family over for the holz and having interviews for College. But I am determined to do it. I enjoy reading blogs as much as anyone else, but writing them I get a sort of freedom. Freedom of speech where you can write whatever you feel, no judgments.
    Congrats Andrea on you reaching your 1st year,
    Luv Michaela xxx

    http://kaylahigg93.blogspot.ie/

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  34. Happy birthday and congrats!

    www.whatmolliedid.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  35. congratulations..way to go..love you hun

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  36. congrats!! your blog is very pretty :)

    http://powderyourfacewithsunshine.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love your blog! I'm now following you on bloglovin' (:

    Plus I love the macaroon with the candle!!!


    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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