One Year Blogiversary, and Giveaway!

Wednesday 29 January 2014

I can't believe that it has been one whole year since I started this blog! Technically I had been blogging for much longer than that, but after starting a nail blog in November 2012 on Blogger, I decided to move my personal blog over to here too. From then on I took my blogging much more seriously, and I'm glad I did. I never thought this blog would grow as it has done, and I'm so thankful for all the new friends that I have made through blogging. This past year has been very interesting, and also very up and down for me, but I'm glad that my blog has given me something to focus on! So to celebrate a year of Alyssiarose, I thought I'd share a few things with you dear readers.

Firstly I wanted to share with you what I have done on the blog so far, and then I remembered I wrote a year in review post in December, that goes through what I got up to last year! So check that our if you want to see what I have achieved on this blog in one year!

Secondly I want to share my blog goals with you all, as I think it's very important to have something to help you focus!

  1. Pick up on all the features I seem to have left behind recently! I'm mainly talking about posts like 'My Week in Instapics', and carrying on with my Gaming diaries, seeing as those are the posts that I have the most fun writing!
  2. Blog at least once a week! This is something I have been seriously slacking on recently, just taking a look at my archive, it makes me cringe seeing how much I've neglected this blog recently!
  3. Continue to Youtube! I've really been enjoying making Youtube videos properly for the past few months, and I'm planning to keep it up. In fact I have a little surprise coming up next week that will ensure I will keep making videos!
  4. Have a greater presence online! I want to start a dialogue with all my readers, I want to be there for you all to chat with. So this goal is all about me responding to comments, and making a conscious effort to comment on other peoples blogs/Youtube channels!
  5. Take more photos! I have an amazing camera, and I am guilty of not using it to it's full potential! So this year, I want to bombard you all with photos!
So there you have it, my main goals for this year, we'll see how far I get with them!

Finally, to celebrate my blog reaching it's first year, I wanted to host a giveaway! Considering I posted a video recently about my addiction to Eyeshadow Palettes, I thought I might as well give in, and giveaway another one!

So I'm going to be giving away a W7 'In The Buff' palette! 

Photo Courtesy of LetzMakeupBlog

This palette has been ALL over the internet recently, but I first saw it in a video by Siobhan of the LetzMakeup Blog and Youtube Channel! She was talking about how it is a possible Dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, you can check out her post here. Knowing how much bloggers love the Naked Palette, my curiosity was peaked, and I had to take a look! She not only posted a photo of the palettes together, but also swatched them side-by-side, photos of which you can check out below:

Photo Courtesy of LetzMakeupBlog

Top row: W7, In the Buff Palette, Bottom row: Urban Decay, The Naked Palette. 
Photo Courtesy of LetzMakeupBlog

So you can see that although they aren't perfect matches, they are pretty darn close, and considering the difference in price, £5 vs. £38 (prices according to Ebay), you have to sit up and take notice of this palette! 

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter widget below! The giveaway will run until the end of February, so good luck everyone!

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  1. I really enjoyed your 22 before 22 posts, and I really wish I'd done something like that!

    I so want this palette! I've not seen it anywhere to purchase, you'll have to tell me where you've got it from x

    Beth Tinkerbell

  2. Ok this is probably being a bit naughty but I loved the 31 day series got to know so much :) x

  3. I agree with previous comments the 22 before 22 was great. I'm 30 next week, I'm so tempted to do a 31 before 31! xxx

  4. I'm a newbie to your blog so looking forward to reading your posts.

  5. as I think it's always important to have goals for the year ahead