3 April 2015

Tattooed Tealady is 3!



On April 3rd 2012 I sat down at my computer, created a Blogger account and wrote my very first post on Tattooed Tealady. 3 years down the line I'm still here, writing that very same blog. Where has the time gone?!

It seems like so long ago that I wrote my very first post, yet the past 3 years have flown by and it doesn't feel that long at all. Tattooed Tealady wasn't the first blog I had written; I'd been writing blogs on and off since I was 16, blogs which were more personal online diaries than anything to do with my hobbies or interests, a world apart from beauty reviews that's for sure. Tattooed Tealady was something different, somewhere for me to start sharing my adoration for beauty, a space on the Internet that I could use to be more creative.

When I started Tattooed Tealady I didn't have any expectations, I didn't even know how long I would keep it up for - all my previous blogs hadn't lasted very long, getting bored of updating them and eventually closing them down. I never expected it to become such a huge part of my life, something I feel incredibly passionate about and would now 3 years later, mean so very much to me.

Through Tattooed Tealady I have had the chance to meet bloggers from all different niches, making friends all over the UK and some even as far as other Countries around the world. Some of these friends have become close friends who I see often outside of blogging, friends who have become very important to me - I'd never have met any of them if I hadn't started this blog. It's the biggest positive to come out of writing Tattooed Tealady.

Writing this blog has presented me with opportunities I never would have dreamed of. I have had the chance to learn so much more about beauty than I thought possible, meeting the people behind the brands, seeing their passion and love for their products first hand. Being able to work with brands on a personal level has been such a wonderful experience, and I'm forever having to convince myself that this is real life - not just a daydream that I'm getting lost in. I've expanded my own knowledge about beauty, how products are created, what all the technical jargon means and a whole wealth of information about skincare in particular which has helped me manage my own skin, all through writing this blog. I've been incredibly lucky to go to events and experience things through this blog that I am forever grateful for; like spa days, dinners with brands and creators, getting to stand centre stage at The Royal Opera house before seeing a performance of The Nutcracker. All things I never expected when I created a Blogger account 3 years ago.

Of course, so much of the wonderful experiences and opportunities I have had would never have been possible without you, reading this right now. Without the people who read my posts, who have returned day after day, who have kept reading for 3 years - and all those who are newer to Tattooed Tealady too, so much of what I'm grateful for would never have happened. I cannot express enough my love and gratitude to each and every one of you, for taking the time to read and support my little space on the Internet. It amazes me how many people all over the world read Tattooed Tealady, from right here in the UK to every continent and Country on this big beautiful planet. It's unbelievably humbling.

In celebration of Tattooed Tealady turning 3 - and to thank each and every one of my lovely readers - I am hosting a 'celebration giveaway'. The giveaway will run for one month from today, ending at midnight on May 3rd 2015. It's open Internationally, so wherever you're reading from, you can enter for a chance to win too! Good luck to all who enter - and thank you again, for your amazing support!



The prizes
Cargo Limited Edition Northern Lights Eye Shadow Palette, Benefit Cha Cha Tint Lip & Cheek Tint, Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Firecracker, Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid in Forbidden and an Inika Certified Organic Eye Liner in 05 Black Caviar.


How to enter | Terms & Conditions
  • To enter you must fill out the Rafflecopter below. 
  • All mandatory options must be completed, and any false entries will be removed.
  • Optional entries may be entered at your own discretion.
  • For tweet sharing entries, the tweet must remain as stated/written in the Rafflecopter - your entry via tweet will not count if the text is changed.
  • If any of the entries ask for extra info for me to validate your entry, and this information is not provided, the entry will be removed without warning.
  • If you are under 16, you must seek permission from your parent/guardian to enter.
  • Fake accounts used to enter multiple times will have entries removed without warning.
  • There will be 1 winner for this giveaway, who will win all prizes included.
  • The winner will be selected at random using the Rafflecopter and contacted via email (so make sure you leave yours in the RaffleCopter!) and announced here as well as Twitter - the winner will have 48 hours to get in touch and claim their prize. If the winner does not get in touch to claim the prize, another winner will be selected.


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271 comments

  1. I love your lifestyle and review posts :) xxx

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  2. I love your reading your blog it's an inspiration to me & hope to carry on reading it for many years to come x

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  3. I love favourites posts and product reviews! Lovely giveaway, and happy blogiversary! xx

    emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Happy blog birthday lovely! I love your review posts xxx

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  5. My email is emily.rowles@hotmail.co.uk! I typed it in wrong and raffle copter won't let me change it XD xx

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  6. Happy Birthday ! I have had the pleasure of reading this blog for the last 2 years and hope for many more to come :)

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  7. Review posts are super helpful. :)

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  8. I love review posts. Congrats! Xx

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  9. WOW three years?! Congrats :) I really love your book posts. Something a bit different now and then is just lovely.
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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  10. Happy birthday! Three years blogging is crazy!! I especially love your product review posts :')

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  11. Congrats for these three years!!!
    I like review posts :)

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  12. My favourite is your review posts! Congrats on a great 3 years :)

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  13. I love your review posts, your pictures are really pretty!

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  14. your review posts are my favorties to read.

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  15. I love all your posts tbh, but especially your lifestyle ones, although I also enjoy your review posts too!

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  16. I love reading all your posts, but especially the make up ones

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  17. I enjoy lifestyle stories, especially when they make me chuckle. Congrats on 3 years !

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  18. I love your reviews and honest opinion. I also love lifestyle posts too. Happy 3rd birthday!!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  19. Happy Blog Birthday!! I'm a fellow make-up lover so I love reading your reviews :-) Xx

    lizhinds53@gmail.com

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  20. wow! amazing giveaway! Happy 3rd birthday xx

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  21. My favorite blog posts to read are product reviews as I like learning as much as possible about the things before I purchase.

    Tasha xxx

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  22. Happy 3rd Birthday! :) I love your product reviews, they make me want to buy all of the makeup ;) haha!

    Coffee and Cosmetics / Jess xo

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  23. My favourite are your review posts. :)

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  24. I love your life posts, we seem to have a lot in common and I love reading them! (I went to see Placebo too in Bristol, what a night!)

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  26. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! Your blog was one that made me decide to get into blogging. Amazing content and a lovely lady! Amazing comp too! xxx

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  27. I love beauty reviews and hauls.x

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  28. Congrats on your blog's anniversary! Since your base is in Notts, have you ever thought of holding a meet up here? It would be lovely to meet you. :)

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  29. I like reading your book reviews xx

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  30. the beauty reviews are good

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  31. I like reading product reviews.

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  32. beauty reviews, especially new products please

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  33. I love the beauty reviews and the general life posts (I'm nosey!)

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  34. Happy 3rd birthday. I love the skincare posts!

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  35. Life,books,makeup i love reading everything.

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  36. Happy birthday!! :)

    Annie | www.drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

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  37. The make up reviews of course. Happy blog birthday!

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  38. Reviews and tryed and tested xx

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  39. Great Post! Happy Birthday! Fantastic Giveaway to celebrate!
    Sophie Jenner x
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  40. Well I like most posts but my favourites are hauls and book posts. I know yours is predominantly a beauty blog but I do like your book posts. :)

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  41. Happy Birthday :) I always love a good review post :)

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  42. Happy blog birthday lovely (: I adore every single post you put up but I have really been loving top 10/top 5 posts & your reviews as they are always so informative. (:

    Ash xx

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  43. I really love your review posts :-) (Laura Jeffs)

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  44. I love new product reviews :)

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  45. Congratulations on three years :)
    I love reading everything on your blog but many of your reviews stand out to me the most!

    Check out my blog?
    Krystal @ Little Beauty Bug | Bloglovin'

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  46. I like to see things before I buy. Knowing your honest thoughts before I take the plunge is most helpful.

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  47. congrats and fab giveaway im loving the makeup posts you do xx

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  48. Love the makeup posts :)
    http://batwingsandlashes.blogspot.ie/

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  49. I love reviews the most! Congratulations on 3 years :) xx

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  50. Congrats on 3 years! Your blog is still one of my favourites to read & I really like your reviews as I trust your opinion x
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  51. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday! I always love reading your reviews, plus I always love a good haul too!

    Eloise x

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  52. I enjoy reading reviews

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  53. I love your favourite posts!

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  54. I definately like your favourites posts best! Always inspires me to try things I've been thinking about but not sure about! X

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  55. Wow 3 years! Congratulations :D!!! I adore you're Lush posts they make me want all the products even more.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  56. Happy 3rd Birthday!! I love your lifestyle posts, or favourite posts. :)

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  57. I really like your reviews. :) Congratulations!

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  58. I like reading your reviews for a bit of shopping inspiration

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  59. I love reading reviews of lip products!

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  61. I love all your content but I really enjoy reading the life posts! x

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  62. Happy birthday! Glad you're still finding inspiration all the time!

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  63. Everybody loves a good review :D

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  64. I like review posts!

    Ashleigh

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  65. I love reading your reviews, everything seems to come up at just the right time!

    PhotoJennic 

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  66. Happy blog birthday!! I love to read you product reviews, specially of make-up!

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  67. Grats on 3 fantastic years! Loving your content so far and I just found you. :)

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  68. I love reading your reviews

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  69. My favourite posts are your make-up reviews especially lipsticks
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  70. Happy 3rd blog birthday! I love reading all of your posts!

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  71. I always like an honest product review :)

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  72. Love reading your reviews - An honest opinion I can trust

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  73. Happy blog birthday! Wishing you lots of inspiration ahead! <3
    I love reviews the most I think. :)

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  74. Happy 3rd blog Birthday! Love your fab makeup reviews and such a lovely giveaway :)

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  75. I love opinions on new products, really helps me work out if I want to try something or not

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  76. I'm a relatively new reader but I find I love your skincare recommendations most!!

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  77. I look forward to your blogs always a great read

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  78. Happy blog birthday! I'm a huge fan of all your content, I adore reading your beauty reviews but I love the lifestyle and book based content too!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  79. Hi, I enjoy reading your reviews

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  80. My favourite type of posts are reviews, and comparison posts! Great giveaway, congratulations on reaching 3 years! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  81. I love to read about anything beauty on your blog. We have similar skin types so I love to hear your recommendations!

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  82. I love your review posts the best - especially ones about lipsticks, so keep them coming!

    Laura x
    Must Have Girl

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  83. Lifestyle and reviews! Congrats :D

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  84. I love your blog and the reviews are helpful and interesting.

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  85. My favorite would be the informative fun posts about makeup

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  86. Reviews are my favorite to read & anything with makeup!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  87. As a psychology graduate and a current dev psych student it's definitely got to be your psychology bites posts :)

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  88. I like to read your reviews, i feel you are honest and open in writing them

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  89. So many people have their blog birthdays around now, crazy! But congrats on the 3 years!!
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    Through New Eyes x

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  90. I love seeing your tattoos whenever there's a chance! So beautiful!

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  91. I like to read mascara trends

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  92. Do giveaway posts count, because any time I can win something that's automatically my faorite thing :)

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  93. I love the giveaways and the reviews, product and book.

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  94. happy blogiversary ^_~ I love product and book reviews :)

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  95. I like make up product's reviews the most ..
    Happy Blogiversary ~

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  96. Congrats on 3 years of blogging! My favourite blog posts are your product reviews...I've purchased many products after reading your thoughts on them first. X

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  97. Reviews are my favorite!!

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  98. I enjoy your product review posts.

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  99. congrats on 3 years. :) I love your life posts and make up reviews.

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  100. Happy Birthday! I love the breadth of content on your blog :) xx

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  101. I like makeup tutorials, and of course giveaways- oh and hauls !:)

    thank you! xoxo

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

    www.bellasbeautyspot.com

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  102. Make up reviews and tutorials. and sweepstakes.

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  103. Happy birthday! Love the reviews.
    sara rai
    legendlives12@hotmail.com

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  104. I really enjoy reviews on makeup products.

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  105. Love the makeup tutorials and of course the reviews! <3

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  106. The tutorials are brilliant & give just the right amount of information & tips to do it yourself.

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  107. I like your product review posts

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  108. Not saying that I won't ever read anything beauty related, but what lures me in most of all are your tea & book posts (what can I say, that's a perfect combination in my humble opinion).

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  109. I love reading posts on ways to relax, improve your health and feel pretty.
    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  110. I love your makeup reviews and swatches

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  111. I love to read your product reviews. Thank you!

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  112. I love your worth the hype posts and anything to do with books!

    J
    lipglosslibrary.blogspot.ca

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  113. Product reviews, I am always anxious about trying things without a recommendation or trusted opinion so I find them invaluable!

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  114. i love reading your reviews because i like to know ahead of time what to get. i don't to spend money on a product that won't work well

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  115. Love your review posts and congrats on three years! that's amazing :)

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  116. I love beauty reviews and lifestyle posts, everything really!

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  117. Well done on three years that's amazing! My favourite posts to read on your blog are product reviews especially palettes I always trust your reviews!

    Amy x

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  118. I like reading your product reviews

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  119. Make up reviews :) happy blog birthday x

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  120. Reviews are my absolute favorite, really helps me decide what to purchase!

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  121. my favs are makeup reviews ! also messed my email up in the rafflecopter Samsjunk66@gmail.com

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  122. Love review posts always feel they're more honest than what the manufacturers tell you.

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  123. Lifestyle, books and review posts are my favourites. Happy anniversary!

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  124. I love reading all your posts, but especially the make up ones

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  125. I like be reading your beauty reviews, it's always great to read unbiased views

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  126. I love your lifestyle posts =)

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  127. Honest reviews are the reason I read blogs, so those are definitely my favorite kind of posts!

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  128. i love review and haul posts
    the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com

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  129. Congratulations on a milestone! I love reading your book and lifestyle posts as the book posts always give me an idea on what to read next! :)
    xoxo

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  130. Congratulations :) I always like reading product reviews, probably lipstick ones the most :) Also love the more personal posts :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  131. Wife loves reading reviews, and your Sunday posts

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  132. I love makeup reviews! Its great to know what other people think about products
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  133. Make up tutorials and reviews

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  134. loving your blog as always for your make up reviews :)

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  135. The product reviews especially make up

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  136. Happy blog birthday, I love your sunday posts but your highend vs highstreet really got me interested

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  137. Beauty of course!! Anything beauty related and I am there!
    Love it when you compare products too. Good to know the difference between similar products

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  138. I like reading the blogs in your Life section

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  139. I love the tutorials -they teach me so much xxx

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  140. I'm most interested in skincare and bodycare at the moment.

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  141. I love any review posts. A lot of my purchases are based on online reviews or personal recommendations so these posts help me a lot.

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  142. product reviews posts are always my fav :)

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  143. I am new to your blog and so far I have been enjoying all that I have read :)

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  144. Happy birthday! It's the reviews that I love reading the most :)

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  145. I love your makeup product reviews because they are honest and helpful regardless of what level of make-up you wear/are interested in... Can't go wrong with tea recommendations too though! :)

    Happy Birthday!

    princessparasox.wordpress.com

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  146. Like most, I'm a fan of your honest, witty reviews :) Happy birthday! x

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  147. I love reading product reviews and seeing swatches of beauty items..it really helps me choose what to buy for myself! Thanks ❤

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  148. I love reading about new products as I love make up and anything new I am interested in trying but as my budget doesn't stretch to many treats reading reviews helps me choose which to try

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  149. My favorite posts are your makeup reviews!

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  150. I love trying new products, so product reviews are my fav!

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  151. I love your reviews and favourites!
    But my favourite posts are definitely Psych Bites, I can relate to a lot of them based on problems I've faced throughout my life so far (Anxiety & Depression to name a couple) and those posts inspire me to create my own blog (which I'm in the process of doing, yay!) and writing about my own experiences in hope to help others going through similar issues :) x

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  152. Happy Birthday - Love your product reviews

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  153. Happy blog birthday and what an amazing gibeaway

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  154. I really like all your beauty reviews, and posts about what you've been reading :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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