12 March 2014

Blog Birthday!



If somebody had told me two years ago today upon creating my blog that I would still be here two years later writing my blog posts, taking pictures and chatting to people on twitter about makeup, skincare and ASOS shoes I simply wouldn't have believed them. I still remember starting this blog up on the night I got home from work whilst living away at university. The day before I had being hunting for mascara reviews whilst I probably should have being writing an assignment no doubt and had stumbled upon a number of blogger reviews. Those beauty reviews and many more besides captivated me and left me rather intrigued but more importantly inspired. I knew that I wanted to do something like that, to share my thoughts on makeup so after thinking about it on my shift I promptly created a Google account and never looked back. That day a whole new world opened up for me, one that I would never have dreamed would make such an impact.

Whilst reading that paragraph it may sound a little dramatic to some and believe me I get that, yet to me it's the truth. I've found something here that I never thought I would, something that I have become passionate about. It's hard for me to sum up what my blog really means to me without over doing it; I guess if you're a fellow blogger you will understand.

This is a short post for today as I wanted to keep it relatively simple and straight to the point. I guess the most important thing that I wanted to say was thank you. I owe you all one huge big thank you to every single person who has commented on my blog, to everyone that has decided to follow me and to those that have contacted me via email, twitter, instagram and more. Your feedback, help and kindness has meant more to me than you will truly ever know, particularly throughout the last six months. Last year was an amazing and horrendous year for me all mixed up into one, I'm not going to delve into it any more than that other than to say that by running this blog it has helped me in more ways than one. I'm still not back to where I was however I don't think I ever will be. I've no real idea at the moment where I'm heading career wise and I've certainly no idea where my blog will be in three months, six months or come the start of 2015. All I do know is that I plan on sticking around and sharing with you all more makeup, skincare and perhaps a few drawings here and there if I can finally put down on paper what is in my head.

For any new readers today who have accidentally stumbled across my blog, just like what happened to me two years ago with a number of blogs and have liked what they have seen and read and perhaps are thinking of writing their own I can only say one thing; do it.
Be creative, let others inspire you, read, write, draw and interact. I guarantee that you'll find a few friends along the way too.

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  1. Happy blog birthday. I've just discovered your blog and love it so far x

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren, I'm so pleased that you like it :) xx

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  2. This is such a sweet post Amy! I totally agree, starting my blog has opened up so many new opportunities and allowed me to meet and form connections with people I would have otherwise probably never talked to. The blogging community is truly one of a kind and I am so grateful to be a part of it!

    Happy (blog) Birthday Amy! I'm so excited to follow along and see what new things A little Boat Sailing has in store for us ;)

    xx -b.

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't agree more, I adore the blogging community and really couldn't be without it now. I'm so lucky to have you as a follower Brittany, thank you xx

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  3. How exciting :) Congrats on your two year blogiversary xx

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    1. Thank you so much Samantha, two years surely does fly by xx

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  4. aw happy blog birthday! I love your blog and look forward to reading it for years to come :')
    theditsyblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Congrats dear.
    Well deserved <3

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  6. Your blog is beautiful. I have literally just found it a few minutes ago. Happy birthday, bloggy!! I am going to be all creepy now and read through the archives. Hurray!

    kirstenlearns.com

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    1. Aww thank you Kristen, I really appreciate that :) xx

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  7. Congratulations lady! This is so inspiring and I hope I can one day reach my two year birthday as well! Can't wait to see what you come up with for year 3!

    xo Sharon | undertheblush.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure you will reach two years and more Sharon, thank you very much :) xx

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    1. I'll certainly give it my best shot, thank you! Xx

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  9. This was such a sweet post, congratulations on a successful 2 years blogging! And Happy Blogging Birthday!! xx

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Claudia, thank you :) Xx

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  10. Congratulations sweetie! Your blog really is lovely and it's so great you still have a passion for it now :) x

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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    1. I love it so much Megan, it's not always easy and there can be tough days but the good far outweighs any bad. Thank you :) xx

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  11. This is very inspiring and has really helped me as I have just started my own blog! I love your last sentence very motivating thank you for the tips! I can't believe I have just found your page that so via instagram! P.S I hope I haven't posted more than once as this is the third time I'm writing this comment as it won't post via my wordpress account as I am still learning! Sorry in advance if I have! hotchocandvogue.wordpress.com

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    1. Yay I'm glad you liked it :) good luck with your blog I'm sure it will be really exciting, above all else enjoy it. I'm happy to hear you found it through instagram, it has proved its worth. Thank you :) xx

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  12. I completely feel the same way as you. I just wished I updated more as I tend to be a "blog follower" rather than the blogger itself. But you have inspired me to keep going with it.

    P.S. love that photo of you and love that kimono...is it this years? Really want to get one

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    1. You will do once you have a little bit more time :) blog reading is fun anyway! Thank youuuu, I'm pretty sure it is from In Love With Fashion xx

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  13. Happy blog birthday Amy :) I love reading your blog! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Amie :) likewise xx

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  14. Happy blog birthday, Amy! You're one of my faves, I love your beauty reviews and you always make me want to go shopping for new products xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, coming from you that means so much :) Xx

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  15. Super sweet post, I'm glad you started up your blog and it's been wonderful to see your blog grow and evolve into what it is now. I know there are only bigger and better things ahead, but most importantly, I look forward to what you have to share with all of us on your precious piece of the world wide web :)

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    1. Lena your comments are always so kind and thoughtful, thank you ever so much :) xx

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  16. Happy birthday! Two years is such a success! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  17. Congrats sweetie, one of my fave blogs I check back regularly and always get excited for new posts (I'm a dado like that!) also bit random I've visited your blog like a thousand times and never noticed the 'doodles' section been having a browse your so talented with your artwork, super talented!

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I know, you're certainly one of my more regular and loyal readers, it really doesn't go unnoticed :) In regards to the art work....thank you! One day I will do some more and make more of an effort with it xx

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  18. Congratulations and happy blog birthday , Amy! I'm so lucky to have you as my blog friend and glad stumbled upon yours a yr ago. xxxxx

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    1. I'm super glad you found me a year ago too Grace! Thank you ever so much :) xx

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  19. Happy blog birthday! It's a big accomplishment! :)

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  20. Congratulations! Hope to read your blog for more years to come^^ xx

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  21. Happy blog birthday! Wow, two years is a long time, so glad that you kept going because you're an inspiration! :) x

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    1. Oh gosh, thank you so much Olivia! :) xx

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  22. Happy belated blog birthday :)

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