I started reading blogs in 2012 but it was not until the following year that I started thinking about writing one myself. At that time all of the blogs I was reading seemed to be written by beautiful young woman and I really wasn’t sure that anyone would ever want to read anything written by someone whose 20s were a dim and distant memory and whose skin problems had more to do with ageing than hormones. I um’d and ah’d about it for a while then one day I decided to do it, to start my own blog.
That was the 15th Oct 2013 and it’s name was Lippy Likes.
My initial intention was to write a blog which addressed the particular style and skincare concerns of women my age but quickly found that I was gaining followers of all generations and realised that what women are looking for in a blog has got nothing whatsoever to do with age.
Slowly my blog evolved and I found myself writing about a much wider variety of topics than just beauty reviews – in fact julie-ellen regularly included posts about style, diet and fitness, lifestyle, and pretty much anything that interests me and I think might interest you.
Because of this move away from writing solely about beauty and towards everything that makes me who I am, I decided to change the name of my blog from Lippylikes to my own name Julie-Ellen. I was intitially terrified that I might lose some followers by making so many changes but luckily you guys seemed to like them.
So two years on, Lippylikes is now Julie-Ellen, has a staggering 2479 followers and has had over 200,000 views.
I cannot tell you how much I love this blog and everyone who has ever read it!!!!
To thank you all I have decided to run a little giveaway. It is the first one I have run this year and so I wanted to make it a really good one. I thought and thought about what you all would like and kept coming back to Mac. Everyone likes Mac right? I know I do. And my favourite Mac purchase of the year is my Mac Warm Neutrals Palette.
15 pans of beautiful warm neutrals from Mac all housed in a Mac pro palette – whats not to love?
So it was decided. To celebrate a year’s blogging and to thank you all for your friendship and support, I am going to giveaway to one of you the Mac Neutrals Palette of your choice. If you have warm toned skin then you may prefer the warm palette, if you have a cool toned complexion then maybe the cool palette. But there are no rules – the palette you choose is entirely up to you.
All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
And yes, this giveaway is open to all of my followers wherever you live – if Mac deliver to your country then you can enter the giveaway.
So thanks again, from the bottom of my heart for sticking by me this last year. I have loved every minute.
Happy birthday Julie-Ellen x