Couture Girl's 1st Birthday | My 1st Year of Blogging


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Hi Everyone! I can't quite believe I'm saying this but this time last year on a cold November evening, I sat down with my laptop and decided to start a blog. That's when my little space on the interweb 'CoutureGirl' began. I seriously can't believe how quickly a year has passed me by and how much this blog has changed my life. It sounds dramatic but it really has. A year ago today, I was not the girl I am now. Not only was I feeling very down and going through some hard times but I had zero confidence in myself and my abilities. To be honest, I'm still working on my confidence and positive mental attitude but things have improved massively for me since expressing myself through my blog and I can't thank each and every one of you reading this enough for supporting me and welcoming me with open arms.

As much as I love beauty products and gushing over my favourite new lipstick, blogging is much more to me than that. Not only does it give me an outlet to discuss something I've always been passionate about but it also allows me to be creative, express my feelings and meet amazing new people. For instance, this time last year I didn't even think I'd be going to Australia this year never mind for five months and sharing it with you all on my blog. I also never thought I'd open up to anyone I don't know about my struggles with OCD but low and behold this blog gave me the courage to openly share it on the internet. Oh and best of all, it actually helped people. How amazing is that?

I know everyone says 'it's not about the followers' in these type of posts but I'm not going to lie and say it doesn't make me exceptionally happy to see a new face over in the sidebar. Of course it makes me happy, I still can't believe people actually like reading what little old me has to say to be honest. When I first started my blog I remember saying to my auntie "I started a blog - I don't know if anyone reads it but a few faces have appeared over at the side" - oh the shame! Now I look over there to see over 2,000 faces and feel completely overwhelmed and blown away. I don't really know how it happened but I couldn't be more grateful. I'd also like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to anyone who emails, tweet or leaves comments on a regular basis as you wouldn't believe how much it brightens up my day. To know I can always pop online and talk to people who 'get' me and share the same interests is absolutely amazing. I would class a lot of you as friends now, even though we've never actually met in reality. Its actually crazy when I think about it. I'd also like to say that if we haven't had a chat yet, please don't hesitate to send me a tweet or an email. I always, always, always reply to everyone and I pride myself on being approachable and friendly. After all, without you guys reading my rambles, I would be talking to myself right now.

I guess what I'm trying to say without sounding too soppy is thank you. Thank you for helping me to realise what I want in life, thank you for boosting my confidence, thank you for helping me through tough times and thank you for sharing this new chapter in my life with me. I have a feeling its going to be the best chapter so far.

I hope to continue blogging for many years to come and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me and my blog. Happy Birthday little bloggy wog - you couldn't make me happier!

PS - If you want to read my VERY first post just because its pretty funny you can find it here

Lots of Love,

54 comments

  1. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Couture Girlllllll,
    Happy Birthday to youuuuu! :)

    xxxxxxxxx

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  2. Happy birthday (to your blog!). Crack open the bubbly! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you!! Bubbly is a good shout!! Xx.

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  3. That's such a milestone! Congratulations! I hope you keep blogging for longer and I'm glad that this blog has brought you so many positive things :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you :) I certainly will keep blogging, it makes me super happy!! Xx.

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  4. Aw Kayleigh you're so lovely! Happy birthday to your wonderful blog! xxx

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    1. Thank you Holly - you're very lovely!! Xx.

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  5. Happy birthday for your blog <3
    I love your blog so much... ^^

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    1. Ahhh thank you so much :) that means a lot!! Xx.

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  6. Happy birthday couturegirl!
    It's nice to hear how much your blog has affected you, for the better!
    Keep writing, as I'm sure I'm not the only one who reads your blog religiously, and would miss your lovely posts! :)

    Rachael xx

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    1. Hi Rachael! Don't worry, I don't plan to stop posting :) I'm glad you enjoy reading my posts :) xxx.

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  7. This is such a cute post! Happy 1st Birthday CoutureGirl, I always love reading your blog! Well done xxx

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  8. Happy 1st Blog Birthday ...many many more years to come I hope as I love reading your blog!xx

    maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. what a lovely post to read :)
    happy 1st blog birthday! your blog is one of my faves!

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  10. happy blog birthday xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Happy birthday, yours was one of the first blogs I started reading. The link to your first post wouldn't work for me. xxx

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. happy birthday to your blog! the link didnt work for me either xxx

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  12. Happy birthday blog! I've already said it on Twitter, but you know I always have to comment haha xxx

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  13. yaaaaaaaaaaaay happy birthday my dear

    xo

    http://abullettothehead.blogspot.ie/

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  14. Congrats Kayleigh! You deserve the followers, your blog is seriously amazing. xx

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  15. congratulations Kayleigh! I am fairly new to your blog but nit gonna lie it has become a favorite! :)
    hareem x

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  16. happy blog birthday!!! you're blog is amazing.. congrats!! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  17. Happy birthday, if i could achieve even half of what you've achieved in a year i'd be mega chuffed, go you!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  18. Happy Birthday to your blog! you blog has come so far, congrats on the amazing blog :) xx

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  19. Congratulations ! Your blog's amazing :) I hope my blog is as successful as yours in a years time :)
    x

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  20. Happy Blog Birthday babes. I'm super pleased for you and all that you have achieved in your year of blogging. It's crazy but true to think that blogging changes lives. Love ya doll xxx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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  21. YAY! Happy birthday blog :)

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com
    ^UK GIVEAWAY^

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  22. Firstly, congratulations on a year! You just need to look at the amount of comments and followers to realise how much we all like to read your posts. I'm a rare commenter but a regular reader and a twitter follower so there are those like me who enjoy your posts but don't tell you as much as we should.

    Laura xo
    whatlauradid.com

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  23. This is such a lovely post! It made me smile reading it :) xxx

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  24. happy blog birthday lovely lady! i love your blog and you should be proud xxx

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  25. Congratulations on 1 year! Amazing and you have done so well in just a year xx

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  26. Congratulations on 1 year and wow at how many readers you have gained in such a short space! Well done lovely x

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  27. Happy Bloggy Birthday love! What you've achieved in such a short amount of time is just amazinggg :) xxx

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  28. Happy birthday blog! :) you've made something fantastic in such a short amount of time! You should be really proud of yourself Kayleigh :)!

    Http://throughchelseaseyes.com/
    Xxxx

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  29. Happy Birthday! :) I just found your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts! :) Keep the good work coming! :)

    xoxo

    http://theotherside-bg.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Happy blog birthday!! You really should be very proud of what you've created here, your blog is one of my favourites if not my favourite, it's very popular for the right reasons and you seem very down to earth and polite (I always notice you commenting back on your posts, instagram etc) xxx

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. congratulations babes, yours is my very favourite blog and i love reading your posts.

    I'm having a giveaway over on my blog to celebrate the opening of my online bracelet store, check it out!

    Kayleigh
    http://geekinthepinkdress.blogspot.com
    xx

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  32. Happy birthday to your blog :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Ahh, happy birthday Couture Girl!! :D I can't believe you have so many followers in just 1 year! Keep up the good work babe xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  34. Happy Blog-versary to you! Lovely blog, lovely girl :) xx

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  35. Congrats on your first year of blogging! Your blog is amazing hun! :) xx

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  36. Happy Bloggy-birthday Kayleigh! Cant believe youve only been blogging for a year! youve done so well
    Lots of love to you honeypie xxx

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  37. happy birthday to your blog! congrats!

    theistyleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Yay, happy blogday? haha I really enjoy reading your blog, you've been doing an amazing job! xoxo

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  39. I have just started my Blog today! Your blog is fab, I love the fact that you often have lengthy posts! You're an inspiration! Congratulations! xx

    manchestermakeup.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  40. wow you have only been blogging a year??!!!! your blog looks to profecional, its amazing!!! I just started blogging too xxxx

    http://butterflyfootsteps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. You deserve every follower you have! You are amazing and your blog is one of the best out there :)x

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  42. Happy Blogging birthday :) xxxxxx

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