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Sunday, January 1, 2012

1/1/12: Bloggerversary!

Hello, my Pretties!

Happy New Year!!!

Oh, my gosh, another year has come and gone.  It's no joke when people say times flies.  It really does.  So much happened last year, some good...some not so good.  A majority of it not so good.  But the one good thing that did happen to me in 2011 was the start of this here blog.  Today I celebrate my BLOGGERVERSARY!

I remember doing my very first blog post.  I was so scared and nervous.  But I wanted it so bad so I did it anyway!  I remember posting it and hoping I had done it right since I had never done anything like it before.  I remember waiting to see if I would get a subscriber.  And I finally did.  Kristen of Kristen for President was my first subbie and first one to leave a comment on my blog.  Thank you, Kristen for giving me a chance!

And the same goes to all of you who took the time to read my blog and comment.  I know most of you read it and don't comment.  That's OK.  I write the blog for you.  I know I don't have such amazing EOTDs or really helpful tips or tricks or anything like that.  I'm always the last to get the "latest in thing" in makeup but you guys don't seem to mind.  I don't have a grand collection of high end makeup either but a lot of you seem wowed by the fact that I can create a decent FOTD using dollar store makeup!  You guys never judged me or ever threw me aside for the makeup I chose to use or the opinions that I had.  Thank you!

My blog still continues to be a work in progress, even a year later.  There is so much that I am learning from all of you still.  I've seen other bloggies start their blogs after me and surpass me in subscribers and then those become my inspiration to keep pressing forward.

Thank you all for sticking by me through blog post after blog post and then times when I didn't blog at all.

I apologize for lack of experience and sustenance.  I'm sorry for less than impressive swatches and unattractive photos of myself.  I'm sorry for lack of reviews as well as lacking to use a menagerie of products. But I'll never be sorry for embarking on this fascinating and fulfilling discovery.

You all have given me more support, respect, love, and friendship than I thought I could ever receive from human beings I have never met in person.  You guys have been a rock for me.  A teacher.  A best friend.  Nothing is stronger than the bond of makeup addicted junkies!  We speak an entirely different language than most of the human race.  It is an understanding that is to be admired.

No matter what, you all have made this blog what it is today.  You all keep me going every day.  You all are my motivation and my inspiration.  You all will never know how in debt I am to you for fulfilling a dream come true.  I know the word "love" gets tossed around more than is necessary but I will wholeheartedly and honestly say, I genuinely love each and every single one of you for your unfailing support.

And just for fun, I decided to share with you all, again, my very first blog post from way back on Januray 1, 2011.  How ironic that the title was On Cloud Nine.  Tonight, I am definitely on cloud nine!  My wish did come true.  As of right now, January 1, 2012, at 11:37 p.m., I have 201 subscribers!  You see why you guys mean the world to me!

I promise that I will do what I can to keep you all reading and coming back for more.  I will never promise to be the best or better than anyone else, but I will promise that I will do what I love to do for as long as I am able to and try my very best to do the job well.

A million times thank you for being a part of me.

Luv & Luk,
--Lisa Martinez


  1. Happy bloggerversary darlin!!!!


  3. I found your blog in the last part of the year but I'm so happy I did. One reason I love your blog is BECAUSE you're just like me, I don't have all high end products either an I'm usually last to get something "new". You've inspired me to start to actively use my blog and be proud of what I have in my collection.

    Happy Bloggerversary I hope you have a great year. You've got a "new" loyal reader out of me.

  4. Happy Bloggerversary, Lisa! You already know how much I love your blog and I'm so glad you started it and kept it up over the year. Keep up the good work, beautiful! xoxo Jacqueline~

  5. Happy Bloggerversary! You had such sweet things to say. I wish you the best for 2012!

    Im soooooo happy for you. You have a fab blog.
    Keep doing what you do girl.
    BEST wishes for the new yr to you and your family =)

  7. @Nicole, thank you, sweetheart!

    @MissAshDG, thanks so much, girly! I'm really excited too! LOL.

    @ChiChi, sweetest comment ever! Thank you so very much. I'm glad that I had an effect on you. Always be you and always be proud of it no matter what :)

    @A Brilliant Brunette, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always do my best and I hope that I can keep going for a very long time. It's a passion of mine and I'd hate to lose it. :)

    @NeutraKris, aw, thank you Kris! I honestly meant what I had to say. All my subbies motivate me and my fellow bloggies inspire me. I hope to as successful as you one day. I, too, wish the best for you in 2012!

    @Hunter87, thank you, BBB! I will try my best from here on out. As long as you all stick by me, I'll be working hard! And, best wishes to you and your family as well, sweetie.

  8. Aww thank you for the shootout! I love your blog, and you're doing a great job :D

  9. @Kristen, LOL, your welcome! You've been a good friend and teacher to me in this crazy blogging and Twitter world. You were the first person I followed on Twitter! I'm happy we have been beauty buddies for a whole year now :)


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