Tuesday, November 4, 2014

1st Blogger Birthday GIVEAWAY, Year in Review, Blogging fun♡

Hello everyone!!  If you didn't know already the end of October marked my first Blogger Birthday!! After one year Beautyybychloe.blogspot.com is stronger then ever with 10,000 page views and over 400 Bloglovin followers, I am in pure shock!  On top of that the ever growing Youtube.com/beautyybychloe with over 500 subscribers  was created and features even more of the content from this blog and is doing amazing!  Only one year ago I sat on this very computer to write my very first post, if you look back you can see my progression of learning to write & take photos, and the way I do my makeup & even a bit of my style has changed as well.  To all of you lovely people who have read any to all of my posts, I thank you for coming along with me on my journey into the blogging world, and of course leaving me comments that make me smile time and time again.  To show my thanks, in this post I will be GIVING AWAY A $15 GIFT CARD to my favorite store for candles, perfumes, and body lotions BATH & BODYWORKS AT THE END OF THIS POST.  As well as the giveaway I will be reflecting a bit on my past year blogging plus some blogging fun, so sit back, relax, and enjoy! 

Year in review  

From just one year I put out tons of posts; Makeup & Hair Tutorials, Reviews, DIYs, OOTDs, Lookbooks, Recipes and even a few Lifestyle posts!  I put together pictures from random posts to comment on my favorites, what I think of them now, and remarkable blogging opportunities! 
Also, click on the pictures in this blogpost to see what post/youtube video it comes from. 

Makeup Progression 

When I first started blogging I didn't really know to put a light shadow in my inner corner, so my eye shadow was pretty much flat and one color.  Same goes for my face, I didn't really know what conturing was so my face was pretty much all white.

I'd say my makeup over all has improved a lot with contouring and eyeshadow, but I still have things to work on such as eyeliner haha! 

Favorite outfits 

In the spring I had a HUGE obsession with floral crowns.  This floral dress with my rose floral crown is defiantly a favorite. 

This outfit is by far my favorite on the blog, from the pink floral skirt to the golden sandals, I am absolutely in love and it makes me miss June a bunch! 

Of course my Autumn Cranberry OOTD makes the list as well, as you can see from my three outfit favorites; I hate jeans and love floral dresses and skirts.  

DIY Decor Obsession 

When I started blogging I slowly become more crafty and fell in love with room decor, oops!  I am really proud of all my DIYs!  This Winter Shadowbox is one of my favorites. 

I also really love this Beach in a bowl I made, because if I had it my way I would live at the beach! 

My first Youtube Video Thoughts

In March I posted my first youtube video, a spring hair tutorial.  I must say I was quite tense and awkward in this video, but the editing isn't as bad as it could have been haha!  

I will never take this video down because it shows that you have to start somewhere. 

Amazing Opportunities 

In May I went to Beautycon in NYC and met some of my favorite beauty bloggers/vloggers, it was SO MUCH FUN!  Pictured: Niki and Gabi from nikiandgabibeauty

In July I was sent ALOT of peanut butter by my favorite peanut butter company (Peanutbutter&Co) and made a back to school breakfast ideas video. 

In September I was a part of Casper sleep's own your Bed Head Project and made a post all about battling bedhead! 

Blogging Fun 

I have wayyyyy to much fun when it comes to blogging haha!  I'm going to tell you about some of the fun and crazy things I've done when creating a blogpost! 

Do it for the Picture 

So here, I went out in the freezing a snow, in January, and my sister was throwing snow at me and simultaneously snapping pictures to make it look like I was in an actual snow storm. Yup, the struggle is real haha.  

I think I snapped at least 50 pictures before I got the perfect shot of my eye/eyeshadow.

For my Back to school lookbook my friend and I went to an actual school to film, and I almost fell off this desk, multiple times.  And it's caught in the bloopers of that video if you want a good laugh. 

Another mishap caught on camera, I spilt this Pumpkin spice smoothie all over my kitchen haha! 


While blogging/filming I take quite a few selfies... this one is from a blogpost where I was trying on multiple lipsticks.

This one was taken before me and Liv filmed the best friend tag. 

I was obsessed with how I did my hair for a Pinterest inspired blogpost!

At Beautycon I took a fun Selfie with Meg Deangelis! 

I took my favorite mirror selfie of ALL TIME before I filmed my This or That tag with Liv!

Bath & Bodyworks Gift card Giveaway
*This giveaway is NOT Sponsored*

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I LOVE to get lotions, fragrances, hand sanitizers, body scrubs, bubble bath, candles, and other AMAZING smelling things from the store Bath & Bodyworks.  So, I am giving away this $15 GIFTCARD to one of my blogreaders!  Lets get into this giveaway!! 



~The Winner will be EMAILED BY ME THE CODE on the gift card to use at www.bathandbodyworks.com so you DO NOT need to have a Bath and Bodyworks near you

~Winner will be announced on my Blog and Social media on NOVEMBER 19th

Steps to Enter

~Follow THS BLOG on Bloglovin HERE

~Comment below your FAVORITE Blogpost of mine along with your Bloglovin & EMAIL ADRESS  

~For 1 EXTRA entry tweet the link to THIS POST and Tag me @beautyybychloe on Twitter

Just wanted to show you some of my fav Bath & Body works products so you know what they offer! 

Pumpkin Latte & Marshmallow comfort Fragrance and shower gel.

Paris Amour Sugar Scrub, Sweet pea shower gel and fragrance, Pink chiffon and Sweet Tangerine Hand sanitizers.

Here's to One year Blogging and MANY MORE!!  Thank you all so much for the tremendous amount of love and support I have received, it means the world to me!  Don't forget to enter to win the Bath & Bodyworks Gift card! Have an amazing day!


  1. oH GEE! You're too adorable and pretty! found your blog on twitter and I'm your new follower. This is a great giveaway! am i eligible to join even if I'm just new in your blog? by the way, congratulations on your anniversary! cheers to that!

  2. FAVORITE Blogpost: your DIY's are too cute! :)
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  3. Happy blog-birthday!!!! I hope you continue to enjoy blogging for many more years to come! As you probably already know by now, your blog is one of my favorites! Keep up with the good work!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  4. I love your fall 2014 ootd! I'm already following you on gfc and bloglovin! My bloglovin is - Roxanne Cole and my email is - roxannecolex@gmail.com
    <3 happy 1 year anniversary!

  5. Thank you both for entering! So happy you enjoy my blog :)

  6. Thank you so much Belen Your comments on my blog make me so happy! You are truly a wonderful person!:)

  7. I love your blog! It's so cute. I am a new reader. I am excited to be here and to enter your giveaway! ٩◔‿◔۶ I am a Bloglovin' follower and my favorite post so far is , of course, this giveaway AND the Pinterest Inspired: ♡Pumpkin Decorating, Recipes & Skincare♡ post. I love the DIY Sequined Pumpkin idea. So cute.

    Bloglovin name: Amy Orvin, and Bloglovin' email is 2dogs5catscrew@att.net
    Email: 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  8. Extra entry - tweeted: https://twitter.com/amyorvin/status/530724174495371265

    Email: 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

    *"Thank you for the giveaway!!"*

  9. Thank you so much for entering Amy :)

  10. I honestly can"t chose a favorite blogpost because I love all of your DIY's!
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    Twitter post: https://twitter.com/LoreilaBoone/status/531620509981487104

  11. Thank you so much :D I must make more DIYs!

  12. I LOVE your diy posts,I wanna make a shadow box now!

  13. Thank you so much! :) Be sure to show me if you do!

  14. I love your DIYs!!

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  15. I love all your DIYs!
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