I can't believe I've been running my little bloggy for a year now. It has actually flown past! But it has been an amazing journey and so encouraging watching it grow and flourish as the past year has progressed. I have to say, and I think most bloggers would agree, starting Marie Loves has been one of the best decisions I ever made. It's amazing how something so enjoyable can be so rewarding and extremely beneficial in so many ways.
Primarily, I began my blog as a way to write about one of my biggest passions, fashion and beauty, whilst hoping to connect with like-minded individuals who swoon over the same pretty little things that I do. However, I also began blogging as a demonstration to potential employees that I was capable of working on something outside of my degree, to show initiative and dedication - I would definitely say blogging has proven itself a valuable asset to my CV. The biggest example of this being that it was the main point of conversation when it came to both my internship and the interview for my current job.
As much as my blog has taken a lot of dedication, including hours upon hours of getting ready, taking photos, testing out products and so on, my blog would not be what it is without the amazing beauty bloggers community that I am so proud to be a part of! I would definitely say integrating yourself with fellow bloggers makes blogging the most worth while, and the #bbloggers chat on a Sunday night (despite the occasional dramas) has now long been a perfect way to end my weekend.
A special shout out to some of favourite bloggers right from the beginning goes to Nicola, Sian, Tereza, Kat, Rebecca, Katy, Paula, Eloise, Sarirah, Lizzie, Leigh, Fee, Ysis and Corrie. These girls have inspired me as well as given me some major outfit/hair/make up envy over the past year, and it has been amazing to see all your blogs achieve the greatness and more they deserve!
So here's to many more years of Marie Loves! Thank you to all my followers, I hope you've enjoyed my posts so far ;)