I know… the blog is now 2 years old! Can I say it again? How fast does time fly when you’re having fun??? Pretty darn fast, I say. First and foremost, I’d like to thank all of you for reading. You might have somehow stumbled upon my blog per chance, you might have read about me being mentioned by fellow bloggers (how awesome is link love?), you might have read my comments in other blogs, whatever it is, thank you for dropping by.



When I started 2 years ago, I had no idea what blogging really was about. Unlike others who did their research first, I just went head on BLIND. That, and the fact that I didn’t even think to make it public initially. Then I thought, what the heck, no one’s gonna read it anyway, so what difference does it make? I only wanted to have a makeup diary of sorts for my 2 daughters. And then came evolution. I started reading and discovering other beauty blogs, I made friends with fellow bloggers and I got hooked. So, it IS a social thing after all. Haha!

When I started getting comments and emails from you, I was speechless. It struck me that people actually DO read my blog! Until this day, I am thrilled to get an increase in readership, an uptrend on my stats and comments from you. You are so kind, the comments are all positive and it’s a beautiful and healthy environment for me to continue this hobby. Because of this, I started blogging for you too. Most of you are from the USA, Malaysia, UK and Singapore, while others are spread out worldwide from Russia to Korea to countries I haven’t heard before. I am humbled.

Blogging is a space I try to continuously improve on. I believe life is all about learning, making mistakes and picking up from there, so this has been a challenge and a satisfaction at the same time. Thank you again for sharing this journey with me. I love that you are a bunch of intelligent and vocal readers so you make me try hard not to look like an idiot strive to be better every post. If I could, I’d give each and every one of you a great big hug.

I hope I could continue blogging for a while, since my passion is still burning, but should the fire start to die down, I hope you’ll help me burn it bright again. This is getting soppy, so I’ll stop here. To myself, Happy Two!!!


xoxo Lily



Written by Lily

  • Charlotte

    Happy 2nd birthday to your blog! Keep up the good work Lily! And congratulations! xx

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Charlotte!

  • Parita

    Congratulations on completing 2 yrs! Happy 2nd Birthday :) Wish you many many more successful years ahead!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Parita!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Congrats Lily! I’m so glad we met! :) You and your blog are fantastic!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Aaw, thanks Tracy. You’re nothing short of awesome yourself :-)

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on the 2 years. Love your blog 😛

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Angela! I’m flattered

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Aw HAPPY 2nd BLOG BIRTHDAY, Chloe. I’m so, so, so happy to have been able to meet you–you are so sweet and kind, funny, and you have a lovely blog of course! Looking forward to many more years of Chloe.Ash!! 😀

    • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

      Weird obviously I meant HAPPY 2ND BLOG BIRTHDAY *LILY* hahahaha I got a little mixed up typing your name and then the blog name hahaha silly me 😛

      • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

        Ah, don’t worry about it :-) It doesn’t matter!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Becca! I hope there will be more to come too :-)

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Congratulations, Chloe! I’ve been reading for some time now (and only recently came out of my shy commenting shell), and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it! Keep up the amazing work =)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Procrastinator :-) I’m glad you enjoy reading the blog!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY! I love reading it 😀

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Catherine!

  • Bugs

    A big big hug back + a wet muaksss on your cheek…. Hehehe >_<

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hahaha! Can I wipe my cheeks now?

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com Paris B

    Happy 2nd Anniversary :) Keep up the good work and above all, have FUN! :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Paris. I am having fun!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny

    Happy second blogoversary to ChloeAsh! Well done, Lily! I also jumped into this totally unaware of absolutely everything. It’s good to know that I’m not alone haha

    Many more to come!!!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Oh, you’re not alone. When I read my old posts, I cringe and have the urge to delete them. LOL!

  • karmen

    Add Aus to your list! Happy birthday!!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you karmen!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Happy 2-year anniversary, girl! I really like your blog, keep up the good work 😀

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks babe :-)

  • http://papayapieces.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/taste-cadiz/ Sofia

    Congratulations Lily! I hope you continue to enjoy blogging! A huge hug to you xxx

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Sofia. Having readers like you make a difference 😛

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    Yaaaay, two years, that is impressive Lily! I am so happy for you, you are still having fun and your blog is just beautiful! To many more years! ^^

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Cheers Teri. Let’s see where this takes us :-)

  • http://musingonbeauty.blogspot.com Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Yay! Congrats!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Mariella

  • BooBooNinja

    Happy 2 years, dear Lily!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Boo!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Happy 2nd blog birthday! 😀

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Larie bear!

  • Claire

    happy blogoversary lily :) <3 I hope to read many many post from you in future, keep up the wonderful work <3

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Claire! You too!

  • http://Mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Happy Blogiversary Lily! I love visiting your blog! Big hugs to you :-) and to many more years!!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Aaw thanks Taylor! *hugs*

  • liyeun

    Happy second anniversary! Yes, I enjoy reading your blog and will continue so as long as your blog still exist! I will always remember how reading ur blog, paris’ and karen from makeup&beauty has changed my whole perception about blogs and make up! Thank you for your commitment to this blog and I wish you more happy anniversaries to come! ^_^

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you so much liyuen. Those words definitely encouraged me to do more. I’m glad we’re able to help in one way or another…

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    Happy Blogaversary, Lily! Congratulations and best wishes for many years of swatching and fun ahead! :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks babe!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Yay, happy blog anniversary! I’m so glad that we connected through our fantastic mutual friends. You rock. :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Liz! And you rock too :-)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    happy 2 years! :) congrats on all you’ve done!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Joyce :-)