HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY HIW

A year ago today I penned my first ever post, and I never imagined that I would love blogging so much. I've met some fantastic people, gotten involved with the Manchester Bloggers group, and become the president of my University's BlogSoc.. None of this would have been possible if all you followers hadn't supported and inspired me throughout the year. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog.. this week I reached 200 followers and that is such a fantastic milestone, I couldn't be happier.

To celebrate my blogiversary/ blog birthday HIW has undergone a little transformation, with the help of the lovely Kathryn at Floracrest Designs. What do you think of the new layout? It's not 100% finished, but it just needs a few more technical tweaks. If you're looking for someone to redesign your blog, go to Kathryn! She has had to change my layout and design so many times because of how indecisive I am, but she's still working on it and supporting me through every technical issue, despite the majority of the design work being complete.

I also decided to host my first ever giveaway, as a thankyou to all my lovely followers. Seeing as this has been the year of neutral palettes, I've decided to give away one of your choice, up to the value of £40 including shipping costs. My personal favourite is still the original NAKED palette, but I also have a soft spot for Smashbox Full Exposure. Others you might pick are this beautiful Clinique PaletteNAKED 2 or 3, or the fantastic value Zoeva Palette. So get entering and let me know which palette you're lusting after.

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86 comments:

  1. I would choose one of the naked palettes because I'd really love to try them and haven't had chance to yet.

    happy blog birthday :D

    xx

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  2. I love Clinique stuff, it's so gorgeous on your skin, but my 14 yo daughter has been going on and on about the Smashbox - so it would depend how good she has been! I'm also quite keen on the Urban Decay Naked palette - but I think it's probably just because the style appeals to me :D

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  3. I would choose a naked palette because I've heard so many great things! This is a lovely idea and happy birthday to your blog! Xo

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  4. I might choose the naked 2 but I have been looking at the neve cosmetics elegantissimi palette because it is vegan and so pretty!

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  5. Hi Nisha - great idea for a giveaway!

    I am torn between a couple of palettes, I think I'd have to make a spur of the moment decision, should I be lucky enough to win!

    Laura
    x

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  6. Happy first birthday Nisha! I would chose the Naked palette


    xx

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  7. Great Giveaway! I'd go for the original Naked Palette x

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  8. Happy Blog Birthday! I'd go for the Smashbox because the colours just look wonderful.

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  9. I would LOVE the Naked palette because I'm useless when it comes to beauty and everyone seems to love this! the colours are gorgeous too xxx

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday! I think if I won I would choose the Naked 2 palette, I've been after it for a while now! xx

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  11. Happy blogaversary! I'd pick the Naked pallette, it has some lush colours :)

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  12. Haooy blog birthday, what a lovely prize. I think I'd go for naked 2 or 3 but then again the smash box one looks good

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  13. Happy blogaversary! I'd pick the Clinique Palette because I love Clinque's make-up and skin care range!

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  14. I would choose the NAKED palette been wanting one for ages

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  15. Sooooo close between NAKED2 and Clinique but I think Clinique just wins for me as i know I would use all the shades and they are perfect for my skintone xxx

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  16. Happy blog birthday too, by the way! :)

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  17. I'm a fan of Naked 2, love the shades :)

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  18. Smashbox full exposure, I love their "how to" guides

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  19. NAKED palette looks great.

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  20. Justine Hefferin22 April 2014 at 20:09

    I would pick naked 2 because the colours suit me.

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  21. Gayle Mcfedries22 April 2014 at 20:09

    naked pallett colours are beatifulx

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  22. I am such an UD fan, naked 2 would love to try

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  23. I love the naked palette because it has the colours i like :)

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  24. I would choose the naked palette because the colours are great!

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  25. LeeLee Doodygirl Mse Newsome22 April 2014 at 20:23

    I would choose the naked palette 2 because it's beautiful colours

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  26. would choose the naked palette they are all lovely

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  27. I would love the Naked 2 or 3, have wanted to try them for ages!

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  28. I'd love the naked 3 because i love rose gold!!!

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  29. Id love the naked 2 been lusting after it for too long!

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  30. I love the NAKED 2 Palette.

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  31. Happy Blogaversary! I adore the NAKED Palette - pigmentation is fantastic: gives really good coverage.

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  32. Barbara Handley22 April 2014 at 21:29

    I would probably say NAKED as I am in my sixties and this would probably suit me most.

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  33. Probably 2, but they're all so lovely!

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  34. NAKED but I like Zoeva too!

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  35. I would choose the Naked 3 palette because it's stunning!

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  36. I would choose the Naked 3 palette I think the shades would suit me best

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  37. I would choose Naked 2 as I think it may suit my skintone best and I like the idea of having a range of shadows in one pack. Although I like the colours of Naked 3 the most, I've read that they may not suit my skintone - I have a habit of buying shadows that look pretty but don't suit me :-)

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  38. I would choose the Naked 2 as it suits my skin the best as I have very fair skin and dark tones don't look good on me

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  39. lindsay chadburn23 April 2014 at 03:47

    I would choose the Naked 3 palette I think the shades would suit me best and i like this palette best

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  40. I would choose the Naked 3 Palette as I have read a lot about it recently and I think it sounds excellent, both in the shades and the quality of the make-up. The shades would be ideal for me and it's not something I would feel justified in spending on myself so it would be an extra special treat. Thanks.

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  41. You can't beat the original Naked palette :)

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  42. I <3 Naked Original

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  43. I love the colours in the Naked 3 Palette and suit my skin tone

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  44. I'd pick one of the Urban Decay Naked Pallets, i've got a couple of UD ones and the shadows are fantastic, so pigmented and versatile. I haven't tried any of the Naked pallets yet but they look so pretty!

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  45. I would pick the original Naked palette as the colours would suit my skin tone and would look lovely in Spring :)

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  46. Naked original :) the colours are amazing and perfect for everyday or layering up at night.

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  47. I like the Urban Decay Naked palette because I prefer eyes to look natural and this selection enables you to get the natural look during the day and then the darker shades enable a more seductive enhanced look for a night out.

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  48. The original x

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  49. naked as I find I can't seem to carry off anything too bright anymore!!!

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  50. Kristy Leanne Brown23 April 2014 at 18:09

    I love the Clinique Palette as the colours are so me!

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  51. Natalie Fairhurst23 April 2014 at 18:30

    Urban Decay Naked Pallet

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  52. Natalie Henderson23 April 2014 at 18:34

    Love the Urban Decay Naked Palette

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  53. I would probably get the naked 2 or 3 :)

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  54. Laura Jayne Bates23 April 2014 at 19:24

    the naked pallette

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  55. naked :D

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  56. I'd go for the original Naked palette :)

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  57. I prefer the Clinique palette, looks like they are more matte shades? I already have the UD palette so would like one more matte. Thanks!

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  58. I would choose the Urban Decay Naked 3 pallette as I love the pinky nude colours, as it actually suits my skin tone !

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  59. The Clinique Palette is right up my street :)

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  60. Happy Blog Birthday! thanks for a great giveaway. I would go for the original Naked Palette because the colours look just perfect and also because it's something that I've always lusted after!

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  61. I like the Naked 2, love the selection of shades.....Happy Blogiversary

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  62. I love Naked 2, the shades seem perfect for my look

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  63. Happy blog birthday!!
    I would love to try the Naked 2 Palette. I have the original one and it gets used daily, would love to try some new shades.

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  64. I would choose NAKED because I love the colours and think they are the kind of colours that suit me x

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  65. I would choose the Clinique Palette as these are the colours that I usually wear, it looks fantastic. Happy 1st Birthday and thanks for the giveaway x

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  66. I would love any of the Naked palettes!!, such a great giveaway!
    Happy Birthday! x

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  67. Zoeva Palette has very soft colours and i dont see any i would wear! perfect all year round :)

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  68. Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette

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  69. Robyn Logan Clarke23 April 2014 at 23:51

    Naked3, those all the colours that I was advised to wear recently when I had my make up professionally done.

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  70. michelle bennett24 April 2014 at 01:37

    naked palette for me too :D

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  71. Susan Carruthers24 April 2014 at 07:38

    Naked palette for me, I love the shades.

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  72. I would choose the Naked Palette! Love the colours :) xo

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  73. Naked pallette!

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  74. I'd choose the Naked 2 palette :)

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  75. would choose the naked palette for my wife.

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  76. My favourite is the original NAKED palette too :)

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  77. the naked palette is my favourite

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  78. I really like Benefit cosmetics they're Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Eye Contour Kit, it includes a concealer which is very handy. On the other hand Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette, 05 Violet has such lovely nude colours.

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  79. I think I'd go for the Naked 3 I've been lusting after it for a while now

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  80. Rennene Hartland24 April 2014 at 17:01

    Has to be the original Urban Decay Naked Palette love this so much used all mine up

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  81. Trinity Axelson24 April 2014 at 18:39

    The UD Naked Palette is gorgeous, I honestly think the original is the best (only just). The shades are just divine!!!

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  82. Definitely the original naked palette x

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  83. I would choose a Naked palette because they are amazing and I think Naked 3 because I like the pinky nude shades. Congrats on 200 followers and happy blogiversary! The blog looks fab x

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