A photo in front of Lake Superior, the lake that inspired my blog name and gave me that final push to start this blog!
Hi guys! Can you believe it has officially been ONE YEAR since I started Lipstick on the Lake? Where does the time go. So today, as I celebrate my one year blogiversary, I thought I would also announce the winner of my Urban Decay Naked Palette Giveaway!
I’ve randomly drawn from all of eligible entries and the winner is…
A huge congratulations & I hope she enjoys the palette!!! She has chosen the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, which is my personal favourite of the four! The palette should be en route soon if it isn’t already. If you haven’t already checked out her blog, I highly recommend it.
One Year Blogiversary Highlights From the Past Year
My very first post
My first post was a brief introduction of myself & the blog, as well as a mini review of the Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadows!
My Everyday Makeup Routine
This is still one of my go-to eye makeup looks and it actually features the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette so it’s extra appropriate to mention in this post!
The first Mani Monday!
I haven’t been great at keeping this series alive lately, but being the nail polish addict that I am, it holds a special place in my heart!
My first haul!
My first haul (of many) on the blog was a Colourpop haul!
One of my favourite looks on the blog
This was a silver/purple look I did using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette! I need to re-create this!
The launch of my YouTube channel
Admittedly, my YouTube channel has been a bit quiet lately, but I do have plans to bring it back to life in the fall. Filming this first video with my cousin was definitely a highlight of the past year. It’s hilarious and I highly recommend it. It’s long, so grab a snack!
Love for Lipstick is born
This is a serious I started in February that is very near to my heart. Through this series I review, compare and haul various different lip products in an effort to try as many different ones as I can this year!
Another one of my favourite looks
This minty green smoky look with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette is definitely a favourite. I have been loving mint green this year and this shade is exceptional!
The tag that was practically made for me…
This tag is the Perfect Palette Tag and if you are familiar with my blog, you know that I love eye shadow palettes. This was a really fun tag to film, despite the technical difficulties that I experienced mid-way!
One of the posts I’m most proud of…
I really enjoyed writing this post on 3 highlighters that I find to be most glow worthy. I was really inspired when I started writing this!
The launch of my self-hosted website and first giveaway
At the allllmost one year mark I started looking into switching my blog over from WordPress.com to a self-hosted website (using WordPress.org). This was a lot of work and I learned a lot along the way. It was so worth it!
The post I am most proud of this year
I worked really, really hard on this post about the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette. I worked on this while my website was “down” as I worked on self-hosting. I wanted to post something extra special when I came back and this was the result! I included five different looks using the palette in this post.
My guest appearance on the MyLipAddiction.com Beauty Podcast
What a wonderful way to finish off year one of blogging! Cat & I had a lovely chat on her podcast about fall trends, my recent makeup haul and most importantly, the advice I would give to someone who is wanting to start a blog. Cat’s podcast is amazing and I highly recommend it!
What a year it has been! I would like to thank every single one of you for reading my blog… Whether you have been around since the beginning, or you’ve just found me (welcome!), I appreciate you all! I would also like to thank the friends and family who have taken the time to read and share my blog posts, your support truly means the world to me. This blog has a special place in my heart as it is where I can share my passion for beauty products and do something I love, which is writing. I feel like I’ve made some great friends in the beauty blogging community so far and I’m excited to digitally meet even more of you!
With that said, I do have the rest of the month planned out as I’ll be busy planning a trip and then will be on it, but, what would you like to see on Lipstick on the Lake? Let me know in the comments down below!
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