CLOSED – 1 Year Blogiversary & Giveaway

Hello Everybody!

UPDATE  *And the winner is* …..  Yhang O. – CONGRATULATIONS!

You win for being a Facebook Fan! I hope you enjoy your prize =^.^=

Please submit your mailing address to support@caateryna.com

What an exciting topic to share today, 1 entire year has passed since I published my 1st blog post! I truly cannot believe an entire year has already passed. This blog has given me such joy and I hope to continue blogging for as long as I possibly can.

I have learned so much, met so many amazing people and have changed as a person as a result of this blog, and all while having fun. Don’t get me wrong writing a blog is not easy, it requires quite a bit of time and energy to keep it going. I have the utmost respect to those who are able to publish daily. If I didn’t have to work full-time, I would be doing the same. There are just some days when work (the one that pays in $) mentally drains me out so much that I have no brain power left to write. So to those of you who manage to get through that I salute you!

For anyone who is just a blog reader, I want to give you a rundown on what it takes to get these posts up. There is research of course, you never want to misinform the reader, so research is always a must. There is taking pictures, (sounds easier said then done). You need a good camera, good lighting, and my biggest gripe is saving all the packaging from things that I buy in the event I choose to do a future review. That packaging takes up LOTS of space! Of course then there is the writing, the link obtaining, the price hunting etc. The uploading, the editing, you get the idea….it’s a lot of work! Anyway the point is, even with all the effort that goes into it, for me it is well worth it! When I receive feedback that my review helped someone make a decision it makes it all worth while. After all, I am a consumer too, I look up reviews as well, and appreciate that someone took the time to share their experience.

I love when I get comments, and I wish more people would leave them, it helps to affirm that people do care about what you are sharing ;)

One of the most amazing things about blogging for me personally is looking at my geographical statistics. It really is quite amazing that people from all around the world are reading my blog. It gives me such a sense of connection with people who I wouldn’t otherwise feel.

The best thing that I have done as a person this past year was going cruelty free! I have to thank Gaby for inspiring me to make this personal change. I have been a vegetarian for over 8 years and don’t purchase fur/leather, however it honestly never crossed my mind that beauty products till this day are being tested on my favourite creatures in the world. If it wasn’t for this blog, and me connecting with Gaby, I don’t think that ever would have made this change, so for that alone this entire experience has been a blessing.

Ok enough of my blabbering, everyone wants prizes! Right? Well you are in luck! To celebrate my 1 year, I wanted to give a little something back to my readers. All I ask is that you don’t just enter for the sake of winning and never return to the site, but you stick around with me in the future and ride along on my blogging journey :)

For those of you who have stuck with me, I am sincerely thankful, when I ported my blog to a new host only 5 of my readers resubscribed, so you 5 are my darlings! *big hugs*

The prize pack gallery is below for detailed pictures, and it features quite a few of my favourite products ;)

The giveaway will run until September 26, 2012.

Good Luck to all!

=^.^= Caateryna

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  • thechrisamy

    I would love to try the urban decay

  • glossandglitz

    Congratulations girl!! It certainly IS a huge accomplishment, and I can totally relate to every thing you said. I had to laugh about keeping the packaging… it’s SO true, haha… all of the boxes laying around my office “just in case”… It is a wonderful hobby, and you’re exactly right about the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone since us bloggers rely on others’ honest opinions before we buy. Excellent post hun, super helpful for those who don’t blog to know what really goes on behind the scenes. Happy 1 year!!! xox janna
    p.s. I think I’m most excited about the Korres body butter… yummm! Never tried Korres!

  • Tara

    Congratulations. I am one those just a blog reader. I have been thinking of starting my own blog but with 2 jobs and 2 kids. I don’t know if I would have the time…..

    The item that interests me is the Urban decay Marshmallow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lily.toto.7 Lily Toto

    Congratulation for completing one year, many years to come of success. I adore and respect bloggers, such you are, it takes commitment to set a time to write something you r passionate about.. I am so happy that I was able to find you in youtube somewhere in april, love your nail art.. yeah please keep up the hard work.

    MUA eyeshadow sets looks interesting.

    all the best!!

  • marsbar35

    Congrats on 1 yr blogging!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilie.cayouette Emilie Cayouette

    I really want to win!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilie.cayouette Emilie Cayouette

    The sexy mother pucker!

  • Cheryl MacIntyre

    I would love to win anything, since I never win anything, the eyeshadow pallet is gorgeous =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502118684 Candice Jolander

    Happy anniversary! Seriously awesome giveaway. Probably the most exciting for me that I’ve seen so far! Thanks!

  • Colleen Watkins

    Congratulations!! I’m so glad I found you and your blog! :-) I wish you continued success as you enter in to your second year! Best wishes,
    xoxo!
    Oh! And I always love me a MUA Palette! ;)

  • Kim Bolduc

    Congrats! I found your blog through one of your videos, and I’ll stick around, no worries :)
    I’d be pretty excited about the MUA palette! A less glamorous answer would be the brow kit. Not as exciting, but god knows I need to tame my brows !

  • http://twitter.com/shaimapassion Shaimaa

    I am so excited about MUA palette

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002186053435 Pauliina Oksanen

    I love the Mua palette :P It would be great to have one!

  • Rebecca Hill

    I think I would most want to win the UD sparkling lickable body powder! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Nicole_Reviews Nicole

    Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary! I’m most excited about the MUA palette as I’ve never tried that brand :)

  • http://twitter.com/LuluFleg Lulu

    I’m so excited about the MUA palette!

  • abundanceoferica

    Congratulations on your 1 year!!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marilena-Kat/100002071958537 Marilena Kat

    congrats!!!sleek !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgia-Karantani/1448533038 Georgia Karantani

    benefit’s body powder!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/awabia Areta

    MUA palette!

  • tvm

    everything!!! but to be specific Revlon Brow Kit

  • Sharon

    The Marshmallow Urban Decay thing has intrigued me!

  • XiaoVee

    bonnebelle :D

  • Cella

    MUA Eyeshadoww pallete

  • DitaIndahLestari

    UD Lickable Body Powder *-*

  • http://twitter.com/AggelikhKat Aggelikh

    urban decay shimmer powder!!

  • winda

    undress MUA pallette

  • Prachi

    The Blush..i want.

  • http://twitter.com/infogiveaways Giveaways

    Undressed MUA palette as well :D

  • Amina Liaqat

    MUA palette

  • Amina Liaqat

    congrats on your 1year

  • Sadi

    Undressed MUA palette ;)

  • courtney b

    i love soap and glory!
    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  • amy pugmire

    the mua eyeshadow . congrats!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603297474 Cécile Yang

    so lovely !! happy birthday !! I love soap and glory product ^^ as I never tried this brand

  • http://www.facebook.com/mel.fennema Mel Fennema

    Congrats on the blogiversary! Im so happy to have stumbled upon your blog a few months back, since then its become one of my favorites and my go-to beauty blog. You have inspired me to pursue my dream career in make-up artistry and I recently enrolled into some make-up courses! Most of the products in the giveaway basket would be new to me, but I love trying out new beauty products! Others are old favorites of mine, such as Sexy Mother Pucker (or anything by Soap & Glory!) and E.L.F makes me fave brushes!

  • Sammy

    Thanks for picking lots of lovely products! Also thanks for the twitter follow :)

  • http://twitter.com/cicablogspot Cica Cica

    Most excited about mua eyeshadows and UD body powder, Sweet!

  • abundanceoferica

    Definitely the Korres body butter :) i love all Korres products!

    Abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nilakussriani Nila Kussriani

    mua pallete :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arra-Morta/100000565023035 Arra Morta

    Hi dear,joining:)

    Such a fantastic giveaway!
    I so love the MUA Undressed palette:)
    Thanks:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sania.akbar Sania Akbar

    Hi :)

    Everything is fantastic specially :P

    1) Mua Undressed Palette
    2) The Sexy Mother Pucker :P

    Thanks for wonderful giveaway :)

  • Shameem Akbar

    MUA Undressed Palette ..

  • trelocat

    MUA Undressed Palette!!!

  • Linda Y

    MUA palette! It looks awesome!

  • http://profiles.google.com/xoeskie1 re mo

    oh cool..i want to try the sexymotherpucker and the revlon brows kit the most. looks like a great prize package! thanks for the generosity!

  • AngieBeautyBelle

    definitely the plumping lip gloss, i’m a sucker for stuff like that!!
    xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/shandimessmer Shandi Naugle

    I’d love the MUA palette:)

  • Tender Allure

    The MUA palette has such great colors! I’d love to get that :)

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    TenderAllure@gmail.com
    http://www.tenderallure.com/

  • KatShe

    product thebodyshop or lip goss ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048795650 Katarina Katavić

    mua palette, gorgeous

  • http://twitter.com/rebeccabasset rebecca lambracht

    Would love to try the Palette, and the Body Butter, and the……??

    Anyways would love to try all of these!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/DianaDevlin Diana Devlin

    The MUA palette and the Sexy Mother Pucker I’m most excited about because I’ve never tried either of these lines before!

  • Ana Paula Barreto

    MUA palette!!! Awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hana.clay Hana Clay

    mua palette ^^

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

    thanks for the chance :)

  • Diana Ong

    Mua Palette <3<3 <3 ohhhhhh :))

  • Diana Ong

    anyway is it an international giveaway?

    • Caateryna

      Yes it is :) goodluck!

  • http://www.twitter.com/collifornia colleen boudreau

    The MUA palette.

  • ema

    nutriganics

  • Marija

    MUA palette

  • oohladybegood

    MUA undressed palette =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.green.568 Rachel Green

    Congrats on your 1 yr anniversary! I’d be most excited to win the Korres body butter. I love Korres!

  • Alena

    I would like to try MUA undressed because I can’t afford Naked palette and this is very good dupe.

  • http://twitter.com/gotchessyvibes Cheska Pagsanjan

    Bonnie Bell Blush N Go

  • http://twitter.com/karence1317 shane orinoco

    MUA undressed palette:)

  • Sreca

    I am most excited about Marsh mellow

  • mayflour

    I’m most excited about the Poppy Red Gloss!

  • Diana Ong

    Omg… thank you so much hun..

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