Happy 2nd Birthday Clarke Couture!

Monday, July 11, 2016

blog anniversary
blogging memories

Last Thursday (July 7th) marked my blog's second anniversary and in just the space of those two years it is overwhelming to me just how much has happened and just how much a little city girl like me has been able to achieve. Providing you all with weekly girly chats on make-up I'm currently loving, the latest fashion trends, my favourite yummy recipes, advice for when times are a little tough and sharing snippets of my day trips; my blog has progressed into my own personal online diary and I simply cannot imagine my life without it. 

I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing brands and so for that I would like to give a huge thank you to Wolford, Prairie Charms, Baker Days, Far Fetch, Aquafresh, Boutique of Molly, Gemporia, Dusty Girls, Sammydress, Coconut Lane, Mancrates, The Hut, Boohoo and Coupon Rani. I would additionally like to thank Benefit Cosmetics for accepting me onto the Friends With Benefit bloggers programme, ASOS for welcoming me aboard the Access All ASOS team and to both Catalyst and Satellite PR for working with me and providing me with the opportunity to trial both Sudocrem and Dr Paw Paw. An even further thank you to anyone who has requested to guest post onto my blog, it means the world to me you admired my blog enough to want to showcase your own workings right here on Clarke Couture. 

So let's talk highlights. 
  • When NARS messaged me on Instagram telling me how much they loved my passion for the brand and so sent me a little gift as a thank you. 
  • Urban Outfitters re-grammed my image of a bralet from the store which received a total of 4127 likes. 
  • Reaching 50,000 pageviews. 
  • Hitting 500 Bloglovin' followers. 
  • Hosting my first giveaway. (There might just be another one very soon, stay tuned!!)
  • Hosting my first #fblchat. The response was unreal. I opted for quite a controversial topic 'Saying no to brands/PR' after my blog post on this topic proved quite successful. In general I learn so much from all of the Twitter chats so if you joined in with mine - thank you very much! 
  • Receiving my very first comment. Each time I receive a comment in fact. It just makes my day when I see someone has really took their time to read what I have to say and give an opinion/contribution to the conversation. So if you've ever left a comment, thank you so much.
  • Blogger mail deliveries - Especially when they are from Benefit Cosmetics! *Inserts heart eyed emoji* 
  • Winning an LYDC bag in Saira's (Through the Glitter Glass) giveaway. 

Even being able to reflect upon my blog's transition over the years is a highlight for me in itself. I have never deleted any of my posts for this reason. Seeing the improvement in my photography, my writing ability and my overall involvement with the blogging community makes me so proud. 

My headers have also had their fair share of makeovers!
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Once again thank you all so much if you have ever commented and read any of my posts. Followed me on any of my social media platforms. Chatted with me in a blogger chat. Offered to guest post on my blog. It really all does mean the absolute world to me. So here's to the next year, the next two years and if blogging is still around in 12 years then here's to the next twelve. I'll see you on the other side. 
Until next time,

What's your biggest blogging achievement?!
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