1st Blogiversary + A Giveaway!!

1st blogiversary, first blog anniversary post and a giveaway (win a yves saint laurent rouge pur lipstick of your choice) - wordpress, thumbnial


1st blogiversary, cupcake - happy birthday to my blog - a single candle

Today is a very special day. Why? Well, it’s my baby’s 1st birthday! And by ‘baby’ I mean my blog!

1st blogiversary, cupcake - happy birthday to my blog

October 14th 2014., after a long time thinking about it and watching so many beauty YouTubers, who also had blogs, I decided to jump into the world of blogging,. (however, I like to say/think that I actually properly started blogging in January 2015, as I had no idea what I was doing until then… frankly, I think I still don’t!)

1st blogiversary, first blog anniversary post and a giveaway (win a yves saint laurent rouge pur lipstick of your choice) - wordpress achievment

1st blogiversary, drawn cupcake, tirquoise - happy birthday to my blog

Here’s a fun fact – I kept my blog secret from anyone for about 9 months, as it isn’t quite common over here, until my family members found out. (I guess they found me taking photos of beauty products on my terrace a bit odd? Psh!) They didn’t really care all that much, about it, though.

Next up was my best friend (shoutouts to you, boo, if you’re reading this, haha!) who saw my post because I published it on Twitter. She was completely supportive and non-judgmental at all, which was such a relief.

The last person that found out, about a month after my best friend was another good friend, who actually made a blog too (after finding out about mine) which I thought was super cool, as I was able to rant about blog-related stuff to someone IRL! (click here to check her blog out)

And that’s everybody! To this day, haha!

Another friend of mine also made a blog and I helped her out with that, too, but she still doesn’t know anything, hehe!

1st blogiversary, cake - happy birthday to my blog - with smarties


This was my little ramble, and now it’s time for me to do something that I know I don’t do enough over here and that is to thank you. Every single person reading this. There may not be a million of you, but you have no idea how much you all mean to me. I remember having the crappiest of days and then logging into WordPress, seeing a wonderful comment and my day instantly brightening up. (not just to me, but to anyone online) It just shows how powerful a single comment, that it might take you 2.5 seconds to write, is.

I already adore blogging, as it truly is something that makes me happy, no matter what is going on, and you all just make it so much better, so, from the bottom of my heart – thank you. 🙂

1st blogiversary, first blog anniversary post and a giveaway (win a yves saint laurent rouge pur lipstick of your choice) - wordpress, thumbnial, thank you


1st blogiversary, first blog anniversary post and a giveaway (win a yves saint laurent rouge pur lipstick of your choice) - wordpress

Now, onto the part everybody’s probably here for (hi!) – the giveaway!

I will be giving away a Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick of your choice!

Shade: 67
Shade: 67

(as long as it’s in stock at feelunique.com… I ain’t no magician)

RULES:

(for one entry)

1. You must be following my blog

2. You must reblog this post

3. If you’re under the age of 18, you must get your parent or guardian’s permission, as you will need to give me your address if you win.

(so, basically, if you’re following me and you reblog this post, you’ve officially entered!)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. Follow me on Twitter – @thisbeatiscrack (+1 entry)

2. Follow me on Instagram – @so.dora (+1 entry)

3. Follow me on Bloglovin’ – click here (+1 entry)

( please do leave a comment with your username(s) for the chosen network(s) 🙂 )

WHEN DOES IT END?

The giveaway will end on November 10th at 11:59pm a.k.a. Nov. 11th – midnight (GMT!) – and here’s a timezone converter. 🙂

HOW WILL THE WINNER BE CHOSEN AND CONTACTED?

Randomly. I will put your name into a random name picker (if you have 1 entry, only once, if you have 4 – four times) and see who gets chosen. 🙂

On November 11th, around 8pm (GMT), there will be a post announcing the winner. I will try to find their e-mail (on their blog contact page) and contact them. If I can’t find it, they’ll have to give me their e-mail via comments. (of said post) I’ll give them a total of 48 hours to get back to me. If they don’t reply in time, another winner will be chosen. 🙂

I was thinking of a way I could give back to all of you and a giveaway seemed perfect, so I hope you like this idea and good luck!

The giveaway is international.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: ohsodora@gmail.com



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1st blogiversary, first blog anniversary post and a giveaway


And that’s all! Thank you so much for this incredible year – here’s to many more!

Cheers!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Have a lovely day!

~ Dora

xx

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48 Comments Add yours

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you! 😀

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

  1. missamelie3 says:

    Congratulations on your 1st blog birthday.
    I’m following via email, via twitter ( @missamelie3), bloglovin ( missamelie10) and via instagram ( @miss_amelie3)
    Thank you so much.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! 😀
      Ohh, okay, I’ll go and follow you back. 🙂

      xx

      Like

  2. Miss GG says:

    Congrats on your first year blogging! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! 😀

      xx

      Like

  3. Stacey T says:

    Reblogged this on A Maple Girl and commented:
    A pretty great giveaway! Love YSL 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anne says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! A real milestone and a great feeling 🙂
    Keep up the great work, can’t wait to read more from you.
    xo Anne

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! ^^

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Awesome Girl..Big Congratulation for your babies first Birthday…Wish you lots of more success in future.Following you already and will follow you on your other handles….lots of love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so so much! 😀

      Have a lovely day!

      xx

      Like

  6. ibeautytalk says:

    Reblogged this on ibeautytalk and commented:
    Fab giveaway!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ibeautytalk says:

    Congrats honey! Reblogged on ibeautytalk and followed you on instagram (ibeautytalk). Keep up the great work xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! 😀 ^^
      So glad you enjoy my blog. 🙂

      Have a great day!

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Legendary Lisa says:

    Congratulations

    I cant find the reblog button :/

    And November 11th is veteran’s day, its when my first born was born :);

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Ohh, it should be next to the ‘like’ button on the computer version of WordPress… :/

      Oh, wow, I had no idea!
      Also, awww, really? That’s so cool! My birthday is on the 10th! 😀 (Yippie!)

      Have a lovely day. 🙂

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Legendary Lisa says:

        You too. Thank you. Yes, my first born was born Nov 11 and I got to pick that date because I was late and had to be induced. When the doctor have me the day options to go in and have her, I just had to pick a holiday so that her chances of never being in school or work on her bday would be great. My other daughter was born Nov 17th

        Ok ..ill go on the computer now.

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      2. Dora says:

        Oh, that’s so sweet and thoughtful, haha! 😀
        That’s lovely! I wish I had a sister/brother whose birthday was so close to mine…

        xx

        Liked by 1 person

  9. eboniethom says:

    Reblogged this on E B O N I E ❁ T H O M.

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  10. Reblogged this on Through The Glitter Glass and commented:
    Love this girl.. Congratulations on your one year ! It’s a definite milestone 🙂 Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Awwww congratulations on this ! Love your blog .. Have a read of mine !
    throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Twitter : @saira1816
    Instagram: @throughtheglitterglass
    I also love the idea of this giveaway 🙂 keep up the hard work!
    Saira Xx

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    1. Dora says:

      Thanks so much!
      So glad you like it! ^^

      You totally should! It’s a lovely way of thanking your readers for being there and if you’re able to, I say go for it. 😀

      Thanks, I’ll do my best. 😀

      Have a lovely day!

      xx

      Like

  12. eboniethom says:

    Congratulations!! Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much!! ^^
      I’ll do my best to do so! 😀

      xx

      Like

  13. Congratulations girly! Keep up the phenomenal work and pursuing what you love to do; your blog is definitely one of my favorites to read and just like yourself I love blogging because of the comments/responses I get from complete strangers I meet via my blog – which of course is incredible. Glad to be apart of your blogging journey and here’s to many more!

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

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    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so, so much!
      It’s so overwhelmingly humbling hearing that my little blog is one of your favourites to read, with all of the other, incredible blogs that are out there! Warms my little heart. 😊
      Thank you so much!

      Haha, so glad we agree! 😀

      I’m glad you’re a part of it, too! 😀

      Have a lovely day. 🙂

      xx

      Like

  14. Legendary Lisa says:

    Reblogged this on Legendary Lisa and commented:
    Congratulations on your Blogiverssary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! 😊

      xx

      Like

  15. elye says:

    Congrats!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you! 😀

      xx

      Like

  16. Congratulations!🎉🎂😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you!! 😊

      xx

      Like

  17. atkokosplace says:

    Awesome! I’m so proud of you! Doing something you enjoy just inspires you to keep on going. Well done. Many more years of success! Best wishes! Happy fall. Koko:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so, so much! That’s so incredibly sweet and nice!

      I know, it’s such a huge motivation boost, haha!

      Thank you for the lovely comment. ^^

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

      1. atkokosplace says:

        You’ve got this! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  18. Congratulations on your blog birthday.
    Extra entry:my bloglovin usernamei is coldplayfan

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    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much!

      Alrighty, jotted down, thank you so much for entering. 😀

      Have a nice day. 🙂

      xx

      Like

  19. missdaay says:

    Reblogged this on canadian en vogue and commented:
    SoDora is hosting an amazing giveaway! Help her celebrate her first anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. missdaay says:

    I’m a newbie blogger and I’m totally obsessed with your blog ❤ I also feel so much better knowing that I'm not the only one who isn't ready to share my blog just yet with my family haha. It will probably take me just as long as you did before sharing it. Happy 1st anniversary! Here's to many more. Looking forward to reading all your posts. Thanks for the giveaway. (Twitter user: Dayana_Anana and Insta: canadianenvogue)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Oh, well welcome to the blogging world! I hope you have fun and love it here as much as we all do. ^^
      And aww, thank you so much, really, I’m so glad you like it! Means a lot… 😀

      Have a lovely day. 🙂

      xx

      Like

  21. Congrats!!!

    Only a few friends now about my blog-I haven’t told my family (I don’t know why though-lol!)

    I am not sure how to reblog but i will do it.

    I am @Fit_MamaMeeks on Twitter, Instagram and http://bloglovin.com/fitmamameeks

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much!

      Haha, I know the feeling, but I always think: ‘Maybe it’s for the best’, haha. 😀

      Alrighty, I’ll enter you 4 times as soon as you reblog. 😀

      xx

      Liked by 1 person

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