Friday, 27 March 2015

Blogiversary : Celebrating two years of my blog!


 On this day two years ago I sat down and wrote my very first post for this blog. I would never have guessed that I would have readers at all. I am thankful to EACH of you! Thank you to everyone who has continued to read and who’s supported my blog over these 2 years. I've raised it like a baby and now my baby is two years old. I made lots of friends, got tons of awesome PR stuff and exposure through it. Alhamdulilah! I'm overwhelmed and looking forward to many more years of blogging! :)
When I started this blog, I had no idea what it took. I just knew I wanted to do it. To be honest,  it is a lot of work!! Bloggers have to review the stuff. Then they make sure they can present it to you in a good, beautiful way. Photograph it. Edit it. Write about it. (usually about 3-4 hours per blog post).Being a working lady It's so hard for me to take out time for my blog everyday but I somehow managed it. I just wanted to stress it to you that blogging is not easy… but oh my goodness it is so worth it!
I love who I am and I love what this blog is.I love sharing my ideas, and passions with you and always want to create some uniqueness in my work. Sometimes I spend my whole day on one post just to make sure that I present best thing to my readers.I also know that photos make a huge difference in your blog so I am trying really hard to learn how to take great photos and make them fun and personal.

I found some truly amazing friends in this blogosphere. Need to hear what they say about me and my blog? Here are some testimonials from my lovely friends and fellow bloggers :
Shang J from The Feminine Crusade

Huda from The Lipstickholi


Sadaf & Fizzah from The Pout Painters
Umaima from Dudettes Talk
Fakhra from Fakhra Rafique's Blog 
Saleha from Saleha's Makeup Diary




Sherry from The Other Side Of The Mirror










Testimonials of some of the companies/ brands I've worked with :
The Body Shop Pakistan
Klenspop - Korean Circle Lens Online Store
Marty from Smile Brilliant USA

I’m proud that I’ve stuck at this for 2 years and it's a big thing for an inconsistent person like me. It would also be really nice to be able to have a blogiversary post to look back on every year.Anyway I checked the stats for my blog and truthfully I was kind of amazed.I have a total of 67 posts on this blog and have over 2000 comments. I have an average of 320 page views per day and an average of 10 new followers on Instagram per week. 

           In the end, I would like to thank my mother for her tremendous support. She always gives me ideas and allow me to spend so much time on my blog. She's undoubtedly the most important person behind my success.I would also like to thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart for coming along for the ride.You all mean so much to me! If I could hug every single one of you, I would. I'm a hugger! 
xxxx

Leaving you with my favorite quote,

“Do what you love! Any adaption of it, find it and do it well. If you don’t know 
how to do it, learn! Know that it will rough you up a few times, bring you to tears, Do it to your 
best ability. You’ll have no other choice. You’ll find there is no end. No real one anyway. 
It’s a journey, a long one, but you will forever be changed once if you give it a go!”


64 comments :

  1. Your post just touched my heart. Wajiha, I don't know you personally, but I love your work. I love the way you do your makeup, and all of your detailed posts are worth praising. Keep doing what you're doing. Congratulations again! May Allah guide you in every step of your life. <3
    - impatientperson.blogspot.com

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    1. Ameen. Farah thank you so much for your kind words and lovely wishes. I wish the same for you :) Stay blessed hun! xxxxxxxx

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  2. Happy Birthday to your blog! ♡
    You're the best.

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  3. My heartiest congratulations. You work so hard so you deserve all that love and praise. I am new to this world so don't know much about you but would love to. I have started reading some blogs on regular basis and yours is one of them. Keep up good work may Allah give you more success on your way. Aameen.
    shumailsbeautyandstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Ameen.Thank you so much for all the praise Shumail. Glad you like my work :)
      Keep reading dear and I'm here if you need any help :)
      xoxo

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  4. Such a heart warming post *teary eyed*. You really do deserve all the praise and love that comes your way. Love you xoxoxoxox

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    1. Aww :* Thank you so much for taking out time to write a testimonial for me :) Love you guys! xx

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  5. Such a lovely post wajiha :') may you gets loads of success !

    P. S thank you for choosing a decent picture for me :-D

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    1. Sherry only thank you? I edited your picture and then posted it here, you have to send me some chocolates in return lol. Jokes apart, Thank you so much for everything :* Love you buddy! xxxx

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Wajiha! You are an amazing person. Wish you and your blog loads of success. ♥

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    1. So are you Shang! Thank you so much dear :) xx

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  7. Love this post *happy tears* Many many congratulations hun <3 In this short span of time you have managed to make a special place in our hearts. Stay like this forever. Keep smiling, keep blogging and wish u much more success ahead :)

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    1. Thank you so much Huda. It really means alot to me! :')
      Thank you so much for all the help and support :*
      Stay blessed! xxxx

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  8. Many congratulations and best wishes to get more success in coming days :)
    GlamupGirls

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  9. happy birthday to your blog Wajeeha! wish you all the best.... :) xx

    Party On A Budget

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  10. dear wajhi congratulations..... you know am new in blogging and to your blog but everybody is very kind hearted and you are soo warm welcomed me dear
    thanks......

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    1. Aww, Wish you loads of success and I'm here whenever you need help :*
      xx

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  11. Congratulations Wajiha, keep blooming in this field, you truly are an inspiration. I so want to be on the platform you are at right now but first I would have to work hard like you with dedication and seriousness. Love your blog and the sayings by other bloggers.

    themeticulousperfections.blogspot.com

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    1. Love what you said about me and my blog :)
      You are a darling! Thank you so much! :*
      xo

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  12. Congrats..may your blog have many more anniversaries :) May Allah gives you more success in every field of life ameen

    P.s great post. :)

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    1. Ameen :) Love you Rabiya, You are one of my regular readers.
      Thank you and stay blessed! xxxx

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  13. i have visited your blog many times always enjoyed your detailed reviews... always impressive. love the layout of your blog too. total novice in makeup but people like u make it look so lovely and flawless that i feel like joining the band wagon any time

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    1. Thank you so much love, Keep reading and stay in touch! xoxo

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  14. Congrats! <3
    Keep doing that:)

    http://www.justcleo.pl/2015/04/treaclemoon-series-review.html

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  15. so these are the testimonials you were talking about hehe

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  16. Wajihaaaaaa! This post is so lovely,I must say you are very passionate about your blog.. May you have more success hunn<3

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    1. Awww, Thank you Jee bee :D love you! xxxxxx

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  17. We all love you Wajiha. <3 Congrats on the milestone.

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  18. Many many congratulations! May you find more success in the upcoming years <3

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  19. Happy Blogiversary! I hope the next years bring you even more success!
    www.divaandthedivine.com

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  20. Awwww Happy Happy to you Wajiha <3 and may you have many more!
    xx
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

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  21. Congrats on reaching 2 years!! (your cupcake is adorable btw!)
    It takes a lot of hard work to get recognized so the testimonials are awesome to see! Keep up the good work!
    Renee C.
    seetheworldinpink.blogspot.ca

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  22. Congratulations on your blog's anniversary!! Love the post and comments from your followers, fellow bloggers, and companies that you review!!

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    1. Thank you Ursula :) Stay in touch! xxxxxx

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  23. Congrats! Blogging is so much work, but so worth it! I love the connections I've made with fellow bloggers, the beauty community is a great place! :)

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  24. Congratulations on your two year blogiversary! My one year blogging anniversary is this Friday, although, I've already done a cheeky post on it! Blogging is definitely hard work between organising everything, taking photos etc but it's worth it, so, so fun and rewarding - the hard work pays off! Happy blogging! x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I just check your blogiversary post and I love it :) Thanks for stopping by dear! xxx

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  25. Happy Birthday to one of the best blogs in Town <3
    Love u endlessly wajiha :)
    All the best always !
    Areej

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    1. Awww, Thanks so much for the lovely compliments hun :*
      I love you too :))) xoxoxo

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  26. Such a lovely post happy blog birthday :D xx

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