Saturday, August 16, 2014

4 Year Blogiversary!!!

haha so some of these things are not like the others.  These first three insanely awful ugly shots are from a month and two months into having this blog.   They are from Sept/Oct 2010.   The rest are from the Summer of 2014.
So I am posting these atrocities to show how far I have come.   And I have come a longgggggg way.

I don't even know what I was thinking (or who let me out of the house).  Beyond I was experimenting and learning.  And that this was the start of a journey.
I'd really liked makeup before I started this blog, but this blog has been a journey and a journey starts with a single step.  These are some of those.   This blog is when my like, went to love, went to passion.  Went to being serious.  Went to improving. 
 And improve I have.

Improve I most certainly I have.

I still am learning.
I still can do better.
But I have come a long way.

And I should be proud of that.
My life has changed immensely in four years.   Sometimes I've looked back at photos (personal and blog) over this time period and I wonder if I'm even the same person.  I mean clearly I am, but sometimes I look at that person from four years ago and I wonder who she is.
In those four years I have lost, and I have won.
I got out of a long term relationship of five years.
I deserved better.
I dated.
I forged new relationships.

I moved.
I choose to live on my own.
(with my children (cats)).

I started modeling for indie cosmetic companies.
I have had crisis and I have persevered.
I may still be in the thick of some things but I will come out the other side somehow, because I always do.  And I always will.
And since this is my blogs anniversary there will be a giveaway, it will be posted later, but it's a good one.  Stay tuned for that.

And I want to also take a moment to be grateful for all of the wonderful people I have met in the beauty world.   To think without makeup we wouldn't have met, that would be a sad sad thing.  Sparkles have brought us together.

I am thankful to know you.
And I am also thankful for my readers and followers, you mean so much to me.

Thank you for staying with me thru the good and the bad.  <3


Danny said...

This is so amazing and inspiring! I am so proud of you and what you've accomplished! Love you!

Shopping Addict said...

Thank you darling, love you too <3

Emily♥ 에밀리 ♥エミリー said...

I'm proud of you too! I've known you for a few years now, and I know you've been through a lot in that time. I really enjoy the daily makeup looks you post in groups, it amazes me that you can do it every day almost without fail, while I struggle to do makeup once a week sometimes, lol. I admire your bravery in posting those old looks, I know how embarrassing it can be. I think we're usually our harshest critics though. You've improved so much, and I related to what you said about "a single step". We all have to start somewhere. Lovely post, happy blogiversary! Here's to another four years! :)

Luna G. said...

Congratulations lady! <3

dream-seek-believe said...

You've come so far! Congratulations and well done; your blog is awesome! xx

Marcey said...

Your purple look is my favorite. And yes looking back you've learned a lot about blending but your basic skills with colors have always been good Andrea. Congrats on four years of beautiful looks!

Lutrinaë said...

I'm so proud of you!! Happy blogiversary :)

Shopping Addict said...

Thank you all so much.

And thank you very much Emily and Marcey your comments made me smile especially.

Dreadfully Divine said...

I can't believe that I missed this! Congrats on your 5 year blog anniversary! You have grown in those past years and your skills will continue to improve. ^_~

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