Blog Anniversary – 4th Edition

Yes, Chloe.Ash is finally 4 years old. It’s true when people say time flies when you’re having fun.Β I’ve never kept up with a hobby this long. Seriously. My attention span is worse than a 5 year old. Someone asked me before how I promoted my blog. Seriously? I don’t. How do you promote your blog? People just find me and they’ll stay if they like what they read. I have no idea how you, my readers and friends, come by, how you found me, but I’m glad you did. I have no idea how my stats have increased every year, but I’m glad it did. If you knew, then maybe you could let me know.

 

 

Floating Party Balloons

 

 

So what have I learned in the last 4 years of blogging? Let’s make that 4 things:

  1. Stay true to yourself, true to your intentions. That includes not selling out, being honest and as unbiased as you can be (because let’s face it, we’re human).
  2. Enjoy the community. I’ve made so many good friends along the way, great people in fact! I love how supportive and engaging this community is. Sure, there are sour people along the way, some unpleasantness here and there, but I take it as an experience, and an opportunity to grow.
  3. There are only so many new and shiny things you can own. It’s a never-ending cycle. I lust after many new things, but there are only a few things I’d buy. We only have 1 face after all.
  4. Relax, enjoy and take it easy. I’ve never really had the urge to be the best beauty blog or to be famous. I don’t know how, and I don’t want to. Because of that, I don’t compete or be jealous of someone else’s success. I like my blog the way it is, and if you’re here, I’m sure you like it too. Let’s just enjoy our time here, and let’s be friends πŸ™‚

 

I know there are some of you who are anxious to know who won the surprise giveaway. Some of you are new to my blog BECAUSE of the giveaway, but I hope you’re not those greedy giveaway stalkers who leave as soon as the giveaway is over. Yes, those annoy me even though I know it’s unavoidable. Anyway, if you’re new here, I hope you’ll stay and enjoy the updates I have for you. So… finally….

The winner is xxx. Congratulations!! Please reply your email within 48 hours or I’d pick another winner.

Edited: xxx did not reply me so another winner was picked randomly. Jiamin congratulations and please check your email and respond within 48 hours. Otherwise I’d pick another winner.

 

And because this month is the real blog birthday, I’d like to host another giveaway. It’s a travel brush set by Dior.

 

dior Dior brushes

 

 

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks and I’ll announce a winner then. Good luck and thank you again for reading.

 

xoxo Lily
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

  • Happy Anniversary Lily! Meeting you and being your friend has been one of my biggest joys because of blogging. LOVE YOU. LOTS. xxoo

    • Lily

      Thank you Tracy and blogging is just so much better with you around. I wuv you too!

  • Happy blogoversary, Lily! More to come! It feels that I’ve known you for as long as I’ve been blogging (it’s definitely not far from the truth), and I have always appreciated having you around! xx

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny! I remember your first comment on that smokey eye I created. Thank you for being around πŸ™‚

  • Happy blog anniv, Lily! 4 years is a feat!! I wish I could last that long πŸ™‚ Thank you for being an inspiration, both in the beauty aspect as well as in the mom aspect (beauty blogging with 3 kids, I can only imagine!) – please never get tired of blogging (but if you do, by all means take a break but PLZ come back!) πŸ™‚ More successes for you blog-wise and otherwise! XX

    • Lily

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Shari. Even if I get sick of blogging, I’ll still be around Instagram and Twitter I’m sure.

  • Liz

    Happy anniversary! I think we just came across each other through mutual pals, and it feels like I’ve known you for all of those four years although it’s been maybe half that time. Can’t imagine you not being around, so just keep doing what you do. <3

    • Lily

      Thank you Liz! I can’t imagine you not being around either, fellow pirate. Aarrrr…

  • Happy blog anniversary, and yes to only having 1 face LOL Enjoy the ride.

    • Lily

      Thank you PB. I will ride as long as I’m enjoying it πŸ™‚

  • Paritashah26

    Happy Blog Anniversary Lily! Yes Yes and Yes to all the four points!

    • Lily

      Thank you Parita. Blogging as a hobby is all about having fun!

  • Happy blogaversary!! I don’t remember exactly how I found your blog, but I knew right off that we were going to be friends because I felt your saucy, sarcastic and fun vibe popping off the page! “How do you promote your blog? People just find me and they’ll stay if they like what they read.” That and the friendships made are the only true reflection of “you’re doing it right” you could ever wish for! Much love and congrats! And thank you for hosting another giveaway! You’re awesome, Lils!

    • Lily

      Aaawww thank you for your sweet sweet words. They’re so encouraging! And I still have 2 more giveaways coming up πŸ™‚

  • Hurray for you and your blog, Lily! I love your honesty and spunk – you always crack me up. And your looks are stunning, always! <3 <3 <3

    • Lily

      Thank you Larie! I don’t try to be funny but it’s good that I could make you laugh πŸ™‚

  • Happy Blog Anniversary Lily! And time really flies by when you’re having fun … And you blogging with 3 cutiepies to take care of, respect. I hardly find time to keep up with my posts, I can’t imagine how you do it! I really hope you’ll maintain this hobby for at least another 4 years, lol! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for this giveaway btw!

    X Alice

    • Lily

      Aww, thank you Alice. I have 2 more giveaways planned, so keep your eyes peeled πŸ™‚

  • Happy Blog-versary Lily!!!! 4 amazing years!! You’re so right though, this is an amazing community, and time flies when you’re having fun. Keep it up, and looking forward to growing more beautiful with you every day!

    • Lily

      Thank you and same to you Linda. I’m so glad I discovered your blog recently!

  • BooBooNinja

    “This is a joyous occasion!” <– would sound way better in Chinese.
    I don't know how I found your blog and you… Hey!! I was reading your blog before you went on the .com platform. Woah. I’m an old-time reader; which is utterly cool. I must have been searching for reviews on Asian beauty products. Yeah! That’s it!
    My commenting mojo has been on the fritz for several months. Ny comments have been ‘whatever’, ‘generic’ blah blah blah junk and make me sound like a dolt, but really, I wanted to say “hi!”. Maybe I’ll leave it with “hi!” from now. Get ready for “Hi!”s all over your blog.

    • Lily

      LOL I’m fine with “Hi” πŸ™‚ And yes, a joyous occasion indeed!