Blog birthday & Olaz and Rituals giveaway!

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Oh, how time flies:  tomorrow is Kiss & Make-up’s first blog birthday! When I realized it, my first reaction was: ‘’Already?!’’ Yes, already. And yet at the same time it feels like I have been doing this a lot longer than just a year. Either way, tomorrow it was exactly one year ago that I put my first blog post online. And that needs to be celebrated!

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When I look back on my past year as a beauty blogger, I can see that a lot has changed. The Kiss & Make-up blog was originally a side project of my job as a freelance make-up artist and was part of the Kiss & Make-up website. At the time I already had plenty of experience with make-up and beauty, but I was still completely green when it came to beauty blogging. And looking back on it now, it showed :-) My very first blog post was a review of Estee Lauder’s Invisible Fluid foundation. The writing and the review itself weren’t bad, but because I didn’t have full control over the website I couldn’t add any product pictures or swatches. So there was just a promotional picture, and that’s it.

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At that time I also didn’t post very often. On average I put maybe one article online per week. And it wasn’t until June 22 that I posted my first article with actual pictures: a nail polish review of an L.A. Colors nail lacquer. Looking at the pictures now, I don’t think they’re all that bad, but there was definitely a lot of room for improvement.

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One year later so much has changed, both in my private life as blog-wise. The biggest change was that I moved from Belgium to Switzerland and that the Kiss & Make-up blog got its own little spot on the worldwide web at WordPress. The lay-out got a big make-over and everything has become a lot more organized. And my photography has also improved a lot over the past 12 months. Or at least I think and hope it has :-) One thing is for sure: you learn something new every day, and the best way to learn is to just go for it and to keep going.

But enough about the past. Today is about the present and the future. To celebrate Kiss & Make-up’s one-year anniversary I want to thank my readers with a giveaway. Because it’s also thanks to you guys that the blog has grown into what it is today. Your visits and comments always make me smile. So to my awesome visitors and followers: thank you! And now on to the giveaway… :-)

Giveaway: 3x Olaz Anti-Falten Tagescreme & Nachtcreme + 3x Rituals Deep Relaxation set

The nice people of Olaz are letting me hand out three Olaz Anti-Wrinkle day and night creams for sensitive skin. This day and night duo nourishes even the most sensitive skin all around the clock and helps to prevent wrinkles at any age.

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For my Belgian and international readers I have three Rituals Deep Relaxation sets that all contain four lovely me-time products.

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What do you have to do to enter?

- Leave a comment to let me know that you are entering the giveaway and tell me what country you live in. Also let me know if you’re following the blog and/or are a facebook fan.

For two extra chances of winning (and to make me a very happy panda :-)):

- Follow the Kiss & Make-up blog on Bloglovin’ and/or WordPress.
- Like the Kiss & Make-up facebook page.

The giveaway is open until midnight on Wednesday, April 17. The winners will be contacted as soon as possible.

Good luck!

XoXo
Melissa

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98 thoughts on “Blog birthday & Olaz and Rituals giveaway!

  1. amai wat een veranderingen! En ik versta het volkomen lijkt zo kort maar toch al zo lang!!

    I’m in: ik woon in belgië. :)
    Ik volgde je al even op bloglovin ;)

  2. Gefeliciteerd! Nederland meld zich! Ik volg je nu net zo lang als dat mijn eigen blog bestaat want je was een van de eerste mensen die mij verblijde met een comment. Dit klinkt alsof ik je al heel lang volg maar dat is eigenlijk dus nog maar twee en een halve week.. Oeps!
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations and happy birthday to Kiss & Make-up! It’s exciting to reach a milestone and be able to look back at your progress and growth :) I’d like to enter for the international one! I’m in the US and follow via WordPress.

  4. Wow, wat gaaf! Happy blog birthday! :D een jaar al, poeh zeg! Wat heb je een leuke giveaway, ik doe graag mee! Ik heb alles gedaan (shame on me dat ik je nog niet via bloglovin’ volgde!) en like nu ook je facebook page :) Ik kom uit Nederland o/

  5. Hi Melissa, congratulations to your first anniversary!!! Blogging only for somewhat more than 8 months and regularily only a bit more than half a year, I exactly know what you are referring too!!! Great Give-away :-)!!! I am Swiss and live in Switzerland ;-)

  6. Proficiat met je verjaardag van je blog! Ik zou zeggen doe zo voort, ik kom graag langs voor jouw artikels en ervaringen te lezen. Ik doe ook heel graag mee :-). Ik woon in België en volg je site via Bloglovin’.

  7. Congratulations on your first anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway, I’d love to take part in it.
    I’m following on bloglovin’ and recently liked you on facebook as Polished polyglot ;)

  8. Gefeliciteerd! Ik volg je blog een tijdje, leuk om te lezen hoe je bent gegroeid in een jaar tijd! Ik doe met met de winactie (NL). Ik volg je via de website en via bloglovin’

  9. Gefeliciteerd Melissa! Ik doe graag mee om die heerlijke verwenspulletjes te winnen! Ik woon in Nederland. Oh en ik volgde je al via wordpress maar je hebt er nu ook een follower op Bloglovin’ en liker op facebook bij! :) Liefs

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  11. Gefeliciteerd en wat leuk om zo’n terugblik te zien! Ik doe graag mee voor de Rituals set, ‘Deep Relaxation’ klinkt heerlijk! Ik volg je via Bloglovin’.

  12. Aw, CONGRATULATIONS on your blogaversary, Melissa!!!! Woohoooo! :D You should be so proud of yourself! I’m so glad you’re dedicated to your blog, because it’s something that brightens my day and, judging from the number of comments on this post {even though some of them are in a really fun language I can’t read that uses the word ‘kik’ a lot} , many other people’s! So happy for you, girl! Cheers!

  13. Proficiat met je blog. Ik wil,graag deelnemen aan de rituals deep relaxation win-actie! Als mama van twee kleine kids komt een beetje extra relax en beauty altijd van pas!
    Doe zo voort!

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  15. Thanks for the chance <3
    I'm following the blog and I'm from Indonesia :3
    Following Bloglovin' : Solarride Rivernik
    and Like your FB as : Solarride Rivernik

    Happy blogiversary!

  16. Proficiat!! Keep up the good work! ;-)
    Ik doe mee vanuit België, een relaxmomentje met Rituals zou heerlijk zijn!
    Ik volg je op Bloglovin’ en heb alvast mijn favoriete berichtjes geliked :-)
    groetjes x

  17. Gefeliciteerd, lieverd! Super leuk om je evolutie te lezen en wat lief van je dat je zo’n leuke giveaway host – ik doe ook mee. Ik ben van België en volg je blog al een tijdje via zowel Bloglovin’ als WordPress. :)

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  19. Proficiat! En doe zo verder, jouw blog is fantastisch :-)
    Ik woon gewoon in ons Belgenlandje en ik volg je blog hier én op FB. Die rituals schreeuwt mijn aandacht, trouwens ;-)

  20. Top blogje meid!
    Toch zou ik je graag nog eens in ons Belgen-landje willen zien :)
    Ondertussen relax ik wel met wat rituals giveaways :)

  21. Proficiat met je blogverjaardag! Ik woon in België, zou heel graag een kansje willen wagen voor de ritualsactie. Volg je op bloglovin en facebook, heb jouw blogpost ook een like gegeven op bloglovin. Groetjes Sofie

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