Monday, 14 March 2011

Modesty Brown Turns One!

It's been a whole year since I started writing this blog. Ironically, I started it as a way to stick to a no buy. You can see how well that went! It's been a really interesting journey so far and I quite like to look back from time to time to see how things have changed. My must-buy-from-every-MAC-collection urges have gone, I've developed a terrible habit for taupes and I've discovered many gorgeous alternative brands to lust after.

I often wondered whether I might burn out or run out of things to talk about. What keeps me going is you. The conversations and friendships that have come from writing this blog mean a lot to me. When I first started out, I was essentially talking to myself and I couldn't have conceived of followers and comments at that point. I must say a special thank you to Dainty Dollymix who found me and introduced me to the World of Twitter! I also want to say a big thank you to Visionary Beauty, London Makeup Girl, Get Lippie, Sparklz and Shine and Nina "In The Sweet Shop" for all their support, advice and inspiration over the last year.

There are so many of you that I want to thank but rather than let this turn into a long list of names, I thought instead I would do a little giveaway in honour of the occasion.

The Prize

The prize consists of a Haus of Gloi bubbling scrub in the scent Who Needs Love (from the recent Valentine's collection), Accessorize Eyeshadow in Molten, Nails Inc. Diet Coke nail varnish in Caramel, mini Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream and mini Triology Mist Toner. I will also include a GOSH eyeliner in Truly Brown not pictured above.

To enter the giveaway, you simply need to be a follower (GFC, Bloglovin', feedburner etc just let me know) and leave me a comment below. You can write anything you like; the colour of your toes, your favourite biscuit, the reason you hate Monday's etc., just not "enter me" as it makes me feel funny! The giveaway will remain open until 9am (BST) Monday 21st March.

Best of luck and here's to another year of sharing Ms. Brown's beauty antics!  x

61 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your one year! You deserve all the followers! I am a beauty addict myself and try to control my addiction too!

    GFC: Charlene
    Mail: acosmeticaffair@gmail.com

    Charlene xxxx
    A Cosmetic Affair

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  2. Happy Birthday to the inimitable Modesty Brown, who single handedly makes taupes terrific and is an inspiration to colour shy girls everywhere! i love your blog, as you know! I will raise a glass of Prosecco in your blog's honour on Friday eve!xx

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  3. Happy Blog Birthday! Please enter me! Anita xxx

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  4. congratulations on your blogiversary! i follow via gfc xx

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Thank you so much for the mention :)
    I agree that it is what makes it that bit special when you meet likeminded people. Your honest, friendly ways has no doubt endeared you to many and this is reflected in the popularity of your blog xx

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  6. I have found out today that I have managed to run up a £500 phone bill so that news has made an already rubbish Monday even worse! Your blog birthday and giveaway has cheered me up though!
    GFC: Kirsty
    Mail: Kersty83@hotmail.com

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  7. My toes are hot orange :D a little less neon than the illamasqua one though :)

    congrats on blogging for a whole year :)

    I'm following on gfc as ki.

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  8. Awwww, Happy Birthday dearest Ms Brown, you are very sweet indeed...I can honestly say it's been a fun year all around!
    When doing #FFs on Twitter, sometimes I've said of my favourite bloggers that my day would not be the same without them, and that is God's honest truth! Who can this be said of, if not of friends?
    After a while, the blog is no longer a blog, it is the person, and your blog is as lovely and funny and lively and engaging as you are. So, happy to have met you Ms Brown, here's to many more birthdays to come :-))))
    Nina x

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  9. Congratulations on your blog's first birthday! I'm very glad I discovered it, as I always look forward to your posts. I follow through GFC.

    xEsther

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  10. LOL I think I'll take you up on your suggestion :) The color of my toenails is pastel pink with Barry M crackle polish. Love that stuff!!!

    red_lyuba@hotmail.com

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  11. Oh Happy 1 year blogoversary! I'm just taking a break from painting a chest of drawers & came across your fab comp! I follow via RSS feed and GFC. (@nicsnotebook) xx

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  12. Happy Birthday!

    My toes are a hot pink color by Barry M which I happen to love at the moment :)

    GFC: Jinz

    jinjera@gmail.com

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  13. Yaay happy blogging birthday. What gorgeous hand picked prizes.
    Thankyou hun xx

    nicolettarocchiccioli@yahoo.co.uk

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  14. Congratulations to you! I love reading your blog! The giveaway is great. I hope I can be picked!

    I follow your blog as Jia
    email: jiasweetheart@gmail.com

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  15. Happy Blogging Birthday My Lovely xxx My toes are in Pompous by Rimmel a bright purple x pootle28@hotmail.com

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  16. Happy 1st Birthday!

    Here's a bit of random-ness for you....I eat a Starbucks Cinnamon Swirl almost every morning!

    GFC - tenthingsaboutagirl
    E-mail - tenthingsaboutagirl@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks.

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  17. woot woot! i follow with bloglovin, congrats on making it a year :)

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday - as a fellow fan of the taupe, there ain't nothing wrong with that!

    GFC

    x

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  19. Happy Birthday!
    Just wanted to say thanks for letting me know of the MUA dupe for Club! Saved me many pounds:)
    I follow via GFC
    levisandlipstick@Gmail.com

    xxx

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  20. Congrats on the blog birthday! Here's to many more!

    I'm following as Hannah on GFC and my email is bangbangsmackouch@gmail.com

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  21. Haha, I like how the prize seems to be colour co-ordinated! Happy 1 year blogiversary :)

    GFC - Beauty's Bad Habit
    Email - lily175[at]hotmail[dot]co.uk

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  22. Happy birthday:) I love reading your blog and I've gained a new appreciation of all things taupe:) I follow you via Google Friend Connect xx Belle

    PS I hate this Monday because hay fever pain is in full flow. Oi. So groggy and wobbly.

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  23. I am toasting your first birthday with a packet of Sudafed and some Miso soup. Congratulations - you are one of my favourites.

    Kathrine x

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  24. I don't have anything interesting to say at the moment and I'm sure you don't want to hear about my nasty troll toes so I'll just say HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! :)
    xxx

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  25. Congrats and well done! I'm so happy I found your blog. To more years to come! x

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  26. Happy blog anniversary!

    I'm currently painting my nails with Essie Realy Red, and I'm looking forward to spring!

    Thank you for this giveaway x
    gabyfauchon@hotmail.com

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  27. Woohooooo congrats on your blog turning one! :)

    I'm addicted to chocolate and cheese (not combined of course ewwwwww lol)! :) Btw we don't have Accessorize makeup in Greece yet, arghhh!

    stevoulina@gmail.com

    Thanks ;) x

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  28. Hey, and thanks for the mention. Have really enjoyed chatting to you too :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I like cake. That is all. x

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  29. Happy Blog Birthday! I currently follow you on Bloglovin under jlserrano7athotmaildotcom. I love your humor and it really comes across in your posts.

    My latest beauty purchase was Dior's Gris Montaigne that I've yet to try on.

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  31. Happy birthday to Modesty Brown!! I absolutely adore your blog :D

    My toes are painted red, as always.
    Lovely prize!
    gettingcheeky@gmail.com
    ♥ Jessica

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  32. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! I look forward to reading many more postings in the future! Keep up the excellent work :) All the best x

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  33. Happy bloggy birthday
    Stacie xoxox

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  34. Here's to another year of beautiful lippie posts, Friday Confessionals, and shiny hair!

    Loves ya!

    Annabella x

    p.s. Please enter me in your contest

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  35. Happy Blog Birthday Jane! Here's to many more. Your blog is one of my favourites, I enjoy reading your posts and love your product picks.

    I'm wearing my favourite colour for toes - Rimmel's Funtime Fuschia.

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  36. Look at you all grown up MB..., Happy Bloggie Birthday Jane. Here's to many more blog birthday's to come X

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  37. Happy Blog Birthday!
    I'm loving your blog, and look forward to reading lots more posts from you in the future!.
    I follow through bloglovin :)
    lottiepotty@hotmail.co.uk
    xox

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  38. haha i have just been talking on twitter about how those words creep me out and make me feel funny as well!!

    Thankyou for this giveaway and congrats on 1 yr of you lovely blog!!

    gfc: stephanie cummins xox

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  39. Happy birthday! You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to reading many more posts :)

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  40. Congratulations!!! You are one of my favorite bloggers and so glad you do this - keep on being yourself. This is why we love you! I'm so happy to have become online friends via our blogs :)

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  41. Congratulations on you one year blogoversary!
    You asked for the colour of my toes - well they are mostly skin coloured, but my toenails are painted with China Glaze Ruby Pumps! :)

    (BTW I am a follower via GFC x)

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  42. Happy Blogging Birthday :) I love your blog, mainly because I so identify with my makeup addiction starting after children - got to cover up the bags under my eyes somehow :) Follower via GFC

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  43. Happy first birth-blog-day. May it be the first of many more.

    GFC = AMC

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  44. Happy Blog birthday! I will be spending the day writing my dissertation and updating my CV. I'm a hardcore student I am.

    I follow via GFC and by email! :)

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  45. Happy First Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope this blog goes on for many years it is Fab
    I follow you via google and am a subscriber to your newsletter via yasminec9@aol.com
    this is a Fab giveaway, always wanted to try the trilogy range but never got around to try it
    please include me into this fab giveaway draw
    thank you

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  46. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I follow you via google as CYBELLE and am a subscriber to your newsletter cybelle.wicca@gmail.com.

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  47. happy blog birthday! I do follow you via Google & hope your blog continues to flourish :)

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  48. *Yawn* I just woke up :) Congrats on one year of blogging!

    I'm a GFC follower (Jennifer Leigh)

    Thank you!

    - jen@echoside.net

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  49. Happy Blog Birthday! :)

    I'm a follower via Bloglovin' and GFC. Lovely prizes!

    x

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  50. Gosh, really only one year? Congratulations on building up such a great blog and following after such a short time.

    I'm following you on GFC and my toe nails are painted with Essie's A List!
    x

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  52. Happy blogging birthday!

    rachel3479@hotmail.com

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  53. Happy birthday to your blog :) My toes are currently dark grey but I'm considering taking it off as I've just noticed they make me look a little bit dead!

    jeszikca@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  54. Happy Birthday!!
    Thanks for the mention, I'm pleased to have been of help. You've built yourself a fabulous blog along the way. Hears to the next year - hopefully without bancrupcy ;)

    I think you might know where to find me ;p
    xx

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  55. Congratulations. I am following you via GFC and on Twitter (@Lou_Heart).

    Thanks to Twitter I've discovered lots of lovely beauty blogs (including your own rather fine example!)and made my own beauty discoveries too.

    Long may you continue blogging!
    xxx

    ps. Toes are bright red, whilst hands are currently wearing 'Black Pearl'!

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  56. Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
    :)
    Follow GFC - tinker_bell1990
    Twitter from @charli008
    x

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  57. Happy birthday! I think I follow you in every possible way (RSS, Twitter, Blogger)

    LOVE YOU! :)

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  58. Happy birthday! Thanks for all the lemmings ;~)

    What a generous giveaway! x jeanie

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  59. Congrats on your blog-iversary! I follow via GFC as Lisa, and I'm obsessed with Haus of Gloi! I missed out on the Valentine's day stuff though :(

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  60. Congratulations on your one yr. I love to read all the makeup blogs to see what new products are out there and to read the reviews.

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  61. A belated happy blogging anniversary from me!!!
    Keep up the good work!!! :)

    xxx

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