Sunday, March 15, 2015

2015 Birthday to Birthday Giveaway (CLOSED)



March 15 is a very important day in my life. March 15th, 2011 is the day that I started Beautiful Basics. I know you're probably thinking something like, "Beauty Blogging isn't a very big deal so it shouldn't be such an important anniversary", but for me it was a huge deal.

When I was 22 I became seriously ill. In 2009, my entire life changed and I couldn't do anything about it. The person I was before was not the person I was capable of being any longer. I couldn't work or do much of anything and it was really devastating. Being 22 and being sick is incredibly difficult. Let's be real, being sick at any age is really hard but at 22 I had so many goals and plans for my life that were all thrown out the window.

I started to feel lost and hopeless and like I was useless because I couldn't work. I thought about volunteering, but it's hard to make any commitments when you're ill, so I thought about taking up a hobby. What did I enjoy? I thought about it and I realized that I loved to read beauty blogs and watch beauty videos on YouTube. I wasn't (and I'm still not) ready to put myself out there on camera but I have always loved to write so I came up with the concept of Beautiful Basics. The blog originally began as an outlet for my favorite beauty tips and some reviews but took on a life of its own when I began researching green living and eco beauty.

Today, 4 years later, I'm still sick. In fact, I'm worse than I was back then but my attitude and outlook have changed a lot. I'm no longer lost or down about my situation. Life is whatever we choose to make of it and I'm choosing to live a happy life. Beautiful Basics gave me something to do and focus on and gave me hope. Blogging and keeping up with Beautiful Basics is a part of me now and it's something I enjoy doing, very much. In honor of my 4th blogiversary I want to do a giveaway for all of you wonderful people who keep me blogging. Thank you for that, by the way. Your likes, comments, questions, suggestions, and recommendations make this all worth it.

And since my birthday is April 10th (I'll be 28… where does time go?) I want to do a double giveaway that lasts from my blogiversary to my birthday. How does that sound?



There will be 2 winners. The first randomly selected winner will be able to choose which prize they would like. The other bag will go to the second winner. This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. To enter simply use the Rafflecopter form below. You can choose to do as many or as few options as you would like. All entries will be verified! Give this post a "like" and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy your blog immensely :)

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  2. My birthday is very soon - April 4! And I make a big deal about birthdays. I'm going to have a bunch of friends over and make a fancy cake with my husband.

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  3. Happy 4 Years of Blogiversary. My birthday is on July 5, 1987. And yes I'm a big Party lady. I love to go celebrate my birthday at first with my husband and kids in the afternoon we go out to eat. LATER in the night I go out with some of my girls to a club party have a few rounds.

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!! Personally I'm not a big fan of celebrating my birthday (what's there to celebrate getting older??) so this year (as it'll be a big-0) we're going on vacation :-)

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  5. I am trying to live a greener life. I've been more conscious about turning off the faucet when it's not needed and taking shorter showers.

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  6. Another April baby! My birthday's the second. I moved to a small city in the middle of the desert in Kazakhstan about 6 weeks ago so I have no idea how I'm going to celebrate yet. I hope your birthday is relatively pain-free for you.

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  7. I'm trying to live a greener life. It's a work in progress, we have swapped out a lot of things for greener more ecofriendly versions and try to cut back on waste. I live in PA and have a March birthday. Hubby took me out on a nice dinner date to celebrate. Happy Blogaversary!

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  8. Happy Blogversary! I am new to your blog, and I am really enjoying it. I am from Canada and the weather has my skin dry so much, I am always looking for hydrating ideas and products. Have a great day!

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  9. You have a wonderful blog and your pets are so cute!! I do live in NY (Long Island) and my birthday is August 24 and I do try to live a green life and I love natural products.

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  10. Happy blogversary..and Birthday! :) Wonderful initiative on living green..I try but its quite difficult to, being where I live not many options are available

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  11. I accidentally entered my instagram name wrong and it won't let me edit. The correct one is @aaizaawan.

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  12. Happy Blogiversary!! I hope this year be awesome for you and your blog:)

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  13. Catarina-WordsworthApril 3, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Hi! Just entered your giveaway! Many kisses ¸.•°・¸.•*ƸӜƷ°・¸.•°°・¸.•*ƸӜƷ°・¸.•°°・¸.•*ƸӜƷ°・¸.•°

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  14. Catarina-WordsworthApril 3, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    I live in Portugal! My current top 5 beauty products are: 1) Super Aqua Day by Guerlain, 2) La Prairie Eye Complex (serum), 3) Advanced NR (eyes) by Estée Lauder, 4) Abeille Royal lotion by Guerlain, 5) Total Turnaround Instant Facial by Clinique (and (6) Blue Orchid Oil by Clarins). ¸.•°・¸.•*

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  15. I love your blog. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  16. I want to wish you a very happy Birthday, Friday! Best wishes always.

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  17. Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary! Some of my favorite products are Avalon, Acure, Juice Beauty, Origins and Bare Minerals!

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  18. Hello from Croatia!

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  19. My faves are Adovia face cream in winter, NYC brow kit, dew over moisturizing gel during the summer, demeter roll on fragrances and benefit foundation.

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  20. thanks for the awesome chance to win i live in Nova Scotia Canada , Happy Birthday i love your blog :)

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  21. I just celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago at the end of march. It was quiet and spent with family. I live in Winnipeg and wishing you a happy birthday

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  22. My birthday is in a couple of weeks, on the 22nd.

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