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Oh, how time flies: tomorrow is Kiss & Make-up’s first blog birthday! When I realized it, my first reaction was: ‘’Already?!’’ Yes, already. And yet at the same time it feels like I have been doing this a lot longer than just a year. Either way, tomorrow it was exactly one year ago that I put my first blog post online. And that needs to be celebrated!
When I look back on my past year as a beauty blogger, I can see that a lot has changed. The Kiss & Make-up blog was originally a side project of my job as a freelance make-up artist and was part of the Kiss & Make-up website. At the time I already had plenty of experience with make-up and beauty, but I was still completely green when it came to beauty blogging. And looking back on it now, it showed :-) My very first blog post was a review of Estee Lauder’s Invisible Fluid foundation. The writing and the review itself weren’t bad, but because I didn’t have full control over the website I couldn’t add any product pictures or swatches. So there was just a promotional picture, and that’s it.
At that time I also didn’t post very often. On average I put maybe one article online per week. And it wasn’t until June 22 that I posted my first article with actual pictures: a nail polish review of an L.A. Colors nail lacquer. Looking at the pictures now, I don’t think they’re all that bad, but there was definitely a lot of room for improvement.
One year later so much has changed, both in my private life as blog-wise. The biggest change was that I moved from Belgium to Switzerland and that the Kiss & Make-up blog got its own little spot on the worldwide web at WordPress. The lay-out got a big make-over and everything has become a lot more organized. And my photography has also improved a lot over the past 12 months. Or at least I think and hope it has :-) One thing is for sure: you learn something new every day, and the best way to learn is to just go for it and to keep going.
But enough about the past. Today is about the present and the future. To celebrate Kiss & Make-up’s one-year anniversary I want to thank my readers with a giveaway. Because it’s also thanks to you guys that the blog has grown into what it is today. Your visits and comments always make me smile. So to my awesome visitors and followers: thank you! And now on to the giveaway… :-)
Giveaway: 3x Olaz Anti-Falten Tagescreme & Nachtcreme + 3x Rituals Deep Relaxation set
The nice people of Olaz are letting me hand out three Olaz Anti-Wrinkle day and night creams for sensitive skin. This day and night duo nourishes even the most sensitive skin all around the clock and helps to prevent wrinkles at any age.
For my Belgian and international readers I have three Rituals Deep Relaxation sets that all contain four lovely me-time products.
What do you have to do to enter?
- Leave a comment to let me know that you are entering the giveaway and tell me what country you live in. Also let me know if you’re following the blog and/or are a facebook fan.
For two extra chances of winning (and to make me a very happy panda :-)):
The giveaway is open until midnight on Wednesday, April 17. The winners will be contacted as soon as possible.