It’s My Blogs Fifth Birthday! | Giveaway

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YIPPEE! My blog is five years old today!

Five Years Ago, Where It All Started.

Well, lets flashback to 26th August 2013 when I first decided to set up my blog. It was a warm summers’ holiday break from college. I was struggling to find a summer job and to be honest, I was incredibly bored! Me and Katrina both decided to start our blogs at the same time; with a little inspiration from our favourite beauty vloggers, FleurDeForce and Zoella. I was very beauty oriented at the time, my first post was a ‘What’s in my Makeup Bag‘ post and well, yeah. Lets’ not say any more! I can’t believe that it is my blogs’ fifth birthday!

I continued to blog throughout the second year of college, I loved makeup and beauty and my confidence flourished. It was an amazing time for me! I started to slack a little when I started studying at University though, as you may have read from my other posts. This was when my anxiety really took a hold of me, and this is why its’ so important to look after your mental health at university. It’s absolutely crazy to look back at myself five years ago and compare to now. I’ve been through a house fire, been taken for granted, felt lonely and yet here I am, better than ever! Happy fifth birthday to my blog, eh!

The Rebirth of Chloe Elizabeth.

When I finished my degree, I decided that I’d put my spare time to good use and start blogging again. Oh, what a fantastic decision it was! I’ve really started a fresh with my blog, focusing on my new interests, fashion, lifestyle and mental health to name a few. Theres’ no strict criteria, and that is what I absolutely love about my blog now.

Since starting my blog again I’ve made so many friends and had so many wonderful opportunities. Whats’ even better, is that I’ve spent so many hours dedicating my spare time into something I’m passionate about instead of watching Netflix! Although, sometimes I’ll try and do both at the same time. Because, yanno. Netflix. But yes, I am so grateful to every single person who had supported me and viewed my blog, whether it was yesterday or five years ago. There has been many hurdles along the way and I’m sure I wouldn’t be here without the support of others!

Image of a Mindfulness Book, Notebook and False nails in a giveaway

To celebrate the rebirth of my blog and the fact that it’s my blog’s fifth birthday; I’ve decided that I’ll be running a little giveaway to celebrate! I’ll be giving away:

  • ‘Into the Heart of Mindfulness’ by Ed Halliwell
  • ‘Too Glam to Give a Damn’ notebook
  • Henry Holland ‘La Croix’ False Nails

How do you enter, I hear you ask? All you need to do is RT the tweet below and make sure you’re following me on twitter. Unfortunately this giveaway is open to the UK Only although I do plan on hosting more giveaways, so stay tuned!

 

38 Comments

  1. August 26, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Happy fifth birthday hun!!
    What a milestone <3
    It must be great to celebrate 5 years.
    Go for another five!

    Love,

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Hehe, thank you Rose!
      Definitely, maybe ten at a push! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Thanks so much Mel! <3

  2. August 26, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Happy 5th birthday to your lovely blog! Here’s to five more! ๐Ÿ’›

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Thank you so much lovely! <3

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Thanks Rachael! Oh definitely, they change just like we do! xx

  3. August 26, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Happy 5th blog birthday! Itโ€™s so funny reading the story of your blog because you literally started it for the same reason I did. Itโ€™s lovely to see that after 5 years you are still enjoying it!

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 11:25 am

      Aww thats’ so cute, haha! Thank you so much Sophie! <3

  4. August 26, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Happy 5th birthday to your blog! Sounds like you’ve had quite the journey to get here too! What a lovely giveaway you have decided to do, good luck to everyone that enters ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 11:25 am

      Thank you so much lovely! It’s been a ride ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Thanks so much Tish!

      Says you though, I LOVE your blog! <3

  5. August 26, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Happy 5th birthday love!! Honestly your blog is AMAZING! You must be so proud ๐Ÿ™‚ Canโ€™t wait to see/download your upcoming blog printables by the way ๐Ÿ•บ hehe

    Rach ๐Ÿค“

    https://rachaelhope.co.uk

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Aww bless you Rachael, thank you so much!
      Haha, thanks to yours truly! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. August 26, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Oh my gosh five years?! Huge congratulations to you! I don’t think I’ve ever stuck to a hobby that long other than singing (which I’m conveniently on a bit of a break from right now…). I’ve only just hit one year on my blog so I really take my hat off to you for keeping this up for so long! It can be so stressful but it’s so worth it, isn’t it? I’m excited to follow your journey in the coming years and what a lovely giveaway, too!
    Alice Xx

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much Alice! It can be stressful, I won’t lie there has been some long breaks along the way, but I love it too much to leave forever! xx

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you! I really hope so! xx

  7. August 26, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Happy 5th birthday to your blog! It’s such an amazing milestone to reach ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you so much Kelly! <3

  8. August 26, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Happy 5th birthday to your blog! What an achievement!! Reading about everything you’ve been though up to this point is honestly inspiring and gives me hope that I’ll be able to get back to/stick at blogging for that long ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 26, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks so much Mary! Time flies! <3

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 27, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Awh thank you so much, Tori! Such a sweet comment! <3

  9. August 27, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Congratulations on 5 years. What an achievement, you must be so proud of yourself. I am now following your blog and on Twitter x

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 27, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much Caroline, that really means a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  10. August 28, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Happy fifth blogging birthday! Thatโ€™s such a huge milestone; Iโ€™ll be hitting four years next January and the time really does just fly by!๐Ÿ˜…

    Soph | http://www.lovesoph.co.uk

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 28, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! Doesn’t the time go just so super quick!

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 28, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you so much, Megan! <3

  11. August 28, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Congratulations to making it to five years of blogging! That’s a huge achievement, and your content is so wonderful. Here’s to the next five years!

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 28, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Cordelia! I can’t wait for the next five! <3

  12. Fifi
    August 29, 2018 / 3:06 am

    Congrats girl! Thatโ€™s half a decade, a major milestone! When you become a blogger, time really does fly! Iโ€™ve only been blogging for about 5 months and I already can barely remember what it was like before I Started blogging. Congrats on sticking to it and doing an awesome job!

    Afairytaledream.com

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thank you so much, it’s incredible! Bless you, thank you so much!

      Time flies when you’re having fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. August 29, 2018 / 3:50 am

    Happy fifth birthday to your blog! It’s nice to know how it evolved and changed over time. Just like a person would ๐Ÿ˜„ Awesome of you to do a giveaway, the book sounds interesting! Best of luck to everyone that enters!

    Kate | All The Trinkets

    • Chloe_Francis
      August 29, 2018 / 11:02 am

      Thank you so much! Haha yes, my blog has changed drastically. Along with me I suppose! <3

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