Wowee!  2 years ago, I bit the bullet and finally posted my first beauty blog post.  You see, I had bought the domain for over 6 months but didn’t think I could handle beauty blogging…but whaddya know?  2 years later, I’m still at it and I LOVE IT!  It has been fun, fun, fun…with lots of hard work behind the scenes – it’s a hard life playing with make-up, dontcha know?! 🙂

I know I sound like a bit overdramatic but through beauty blogging, my life has changed FOREVER!  I have met the most wonderful people (other bloggers, PR’s behind the brands, readers) and I have gained new interests in life, such as lipsticks { Lip Stalker } and photography.  Anyway, if you are reading this and you have been thinking about starting a beauty blog, I say DO IT!  You will never know where it may take you 🙂

Whether you started reading my blog from the beginning (*cringe* my early posts were very stale and rigid and photos were atrocious) or recently, thank you so much for the love and support.  Seriously, my blog is nothing without you, dear readers 🙂

Enough of the gushing and I shall leave you with 5 Fun Facts about The Best Beauty Blog :-

1.  Until recently, I was EXTREMELY mortified with the fact that I named my beauty blog, The Best Beauty Blog.  It sounds so wanky (my sister TOTALLY agreed) and I couldn’t even say it out loud whenever people asked me about my blog name.  I considered renaming it “The BB Blog” or scrapping the whole domain and starting a new beauty blog.  But then,  Sarah from A Beautiful Story  said that I chose a really smart name for SEO purposes and now, I am happy again.

2.  I am totally biased and I LOVE all my blog posts but here are some of my favourites :  How To Pop A Pimple, Cow Print Nail Art – It’s Moo Moo Time!Every Piece Of Jewellery Tells A Story and 8 Beauty Tips For The First Date – and yes, I am aware that none of them are product reviews which can get so yawnsome to read let alone write  😛

3.  The top 3 most popular posts are :  Review of Hitachi Hada Crie, Revlon Lip Butter Swatches and L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream – Review & Swatch – and now you know why I have to write product reviews instead of my random favourite blog posts  😉

4.  Random Google search terms which land on The Best Beauty Blog are : “the best deodorant for stinky armpits”, “quirky beauty blog”, “tryptophobia” and “awkward physiotherapist bra”

5.  This is officially the 501st post on The Best Beauty Blog and there are 6099 comments at the time of writing!!!  Woop woop!!

Here’s to many more years of The Best Beauty Blog!  THANKS FOR READING!!!!!!  <3

Love y’all,


26 Comments on The Best Beauty Blog Turns 2!!!

  1. Tine
    21/10/2012 at 6:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy 2nd blogaversary, Ling! I’m going to have a piece of cake and bubbly just to celebrate on your behalf. Okay maybe two pieces of cake. And ice-cream too 😀

    Happy birthday love xx

    PS: My favourite post from you will always be the video of you dancing to Rihanna.

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

      @Tine, Yay! Cake & bubbly is a great combo but I prefer my cake with a cuppa tea Granny style 😛

      P.S. Bahahaha…my dancing is so DAGGY!!! I will be such an embarrassment to my future kids!

  2. kerker
    21/10/2012 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy 2nd blogaversary Ling!!!!

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

      @kerker, Thank you lovely! Happy blogaversary to you too xx

  3. emmabovary
    21/10/2012 at 7:59 pm (5 years ago)

    happy bloggaversary Ling a ling! One of the best things about me beginning my blog (around the same time as you!) was meeting you! You always make me smile, and are honest and funny with every post which is why we are all so happy to be readers 😀 xxx

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 4:57 pm (5 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Thank you Emma darling! And yeah, remember how we were both shy little newbies at our first beauty event at Kiehl’s?? Look where we are now…!! Okay, not that much different 😛 Mucho love to you xxx

  4. Madam M
    21/10/2012 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats my love. You my dear give me the most enjoyment in reading your post. I just freaking love them. Ive spat drinks at my laptop, snorted drinks out my nose & even chocked on food….. & thats just reading the post heading! Thank you for all the funny good times & i just simply cannot wait to see whats to come.
    I’m either going to need a bib or forgo eating & drinking while reading your posts.
    Sending you the biggest hugs & birthday kisses ever oxox

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:00 pm (5 years ago)

      @Madam M, Oh Mel, you are the sweetest! Bet you still look HAWT even when you snort out drinks or choke on food 😛 Mucho *mwahz* to you xxx

      P.S. I was so stunned by your pretty face when I met you a few weeks ago. Remember you said you worked in Guerlain – and I was like, “Guerlain? Who? Do they do make-up?” – OF COURSE THEY BLOOMIN DO MAKE-UP! I have been lusting after their exxy lippys and Meteorites for yonks but speaking to you made me forget who or what Guerlain was! DOH!!!!

  5. Lilit
    21/10/2012 at 9:10 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy 2nd blog birthday Ling! I love your random rambling posts, and here’s to many more years of beauty blogging! xoxo

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:00 pm (5 years ago)

      @Lilit, Thanks Lilit!!! You are amazing xxx

  6. Hanny Daforcene
    21/10/2012 at 9:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello there! Congrats to your blog! Mine is approaching 3 soon heh heh heh, but it has NOWHERE as many readers/commentors as yours, so I really have to step up my game!

    I look forward to more awesome posts!

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

      @Hanny Daforcene, Aww thanks Hanny. And I am sure your blog is amazing too 🙂

  7. E-von
    21/10/2012 at 9:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to your blog Ling! What an amazing piece of space on the www you have here, I love reading all your posts. I’m not Stalkerish… Wishing you all the best for the years ahead! xx

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

      @E-von, Thanks E-von. I love stalkers because I can stalk them back hahaha. Thanks for the wonderful support xxx

  8. The made up maiden
    21/10/2012 at 10:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Blogiversary, Ling! I love reading you and I do agree with Sarah, it’s a great name! xx

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:05 pm (5 years ago)

      @The made up maiden, Thanks babe!!! And *mwah* – thanks for saying that about the name hahaha…I am so bad at naming stuff…better not name my future kids LOL

  9. coco
    22/10/2012 at 2:22 am (5 years ago)

    happy 2nd blogaversary! been loving your blog since landed on it, can’t even remember how long ago. see how successful you are! while i don’t always leave comments i love your posts and added humor into it. keep up the good work.

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:05 pm (5 years ago)

      @coco, Thanks Coco. I can’t remember how or when – but I remember you won my first ever giveaway 🙂 Would love to meet you one day and EAT and play with Pretty Girl LOL

  10. gio
    22/10/2012 at 6:13 am (5 years ago)

    Happy blog birthday! I love reading your posts, keep up the good work!

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:04 pm (5 years ago)

      @gio, Thanks Gio. I love your work too xx

  11. Chelsea
    22/10/2012 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

    Aw yay! Happy birthday TBBB!! 🙂

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:03 pm (5 years ago)

      @Chelsea, Thanks Chelsea 🙂

  12. Saumya
    22/10/2012 at 5:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy 2nd Anniversary Ling..I love reading your blog 🙂

    • Ling
      24/10/2012 at 5:02 pm (5 years ago)

      @Saumya, Thanks dear and thanks for the support 🙂

  13. Megan
    26/10/2012 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats Ling, you know I’m such a huge fan of your posts and you’re always making me laugh my head off – keep up the amazing work xoxo

    • Ling
      27/10/2012 at 12:10 am (5 years ago)

      @Megan, *mwah* Thanks girl, your amazing support means the world to me!!!