Hey lovelies, I hope you’re all warm and well!
365 days ago, I embarked on a journey into the unknown world of the bloggersphere. With absolutely no direction and minimal knowledge, I fired up my laptop, signed myself up to blogger and began hammering away at the keyboard. I really hadn’t written properly since my late teens and felt a bit rusty, but with 101 changes later, I published my first post and put myself out there. I was so nervous that people would think I was a bit odd or just didn’t understand, surprisingly, everyone I know has been incredibly supportive
The first post I ever wrote was about makeup revolutions “Mermaids forever” palette. It was one I used all the time and loved. So I guess that’s where it all started. I began blogging as a hobby to keep myself busy. Me and Shane had been saving hard for a house and I was struggling to beat the spending habits. Blogging kept me busy.
My first few weeks as a blogger was difficult and being completely honest, I had no idea what I was doing (sometimes I still don’t) I spent hours reading up on “how to be a blogger” and it almost felt like there was a tick box of criteria that needed for filling in order to count yourself as a “blogger” I decided to just write about all things beauty related and found myself going round and round with the same kind of content. Then I dabbled in writing personal things, things I’ve experienced that might help some of you out. I really liked that and it’s something I want to incorporate more as I grow.
I have so many exciting idea’s on where I want to take this site, I just need time to sit there and actually do it, yknow? I’ve loved where my journey has taken me so far, I’ve had so many incredible opportunities to work with brands, and connected with so many amazing people. I’m so thankful for literally everything! I remember receiving my first blogger mail, ripping into the pretty packaging like a child on Christmas day, it was so weird being sent something to write about, at no cost. I didn’t even knew this happened when I started out. The whole thing was quite surreal. I still find it strange that brands send me out things to test and review. Little old me, a teeny tiny micro influencer who’s only been in the game for a year. mental!
This year has been awesome, here’s to many many more <3
As a thank you, for taking the time out of your busy lives to read what I have to say, I’ve put together a little giveaway, just as a token of my appreciation! Entering is super easy, head over to my twitter @Jazziepickles pop me a follow and RT the pinned post. The giveaway is open to anyone in the UK and closes midnight on the 24th September.
What you’ll win:
Maybelline lash sensational mascara
BarryM gelly nail polish
Zoella Le fizz, bath bar
Cute chocolate coins
Body fantasies vanilla kiss spray
Keratin protection hair mask
Best of luck to everyone entering, and thank you again for the continued love and support.
You’re all amazing <3
Kisses and Love