Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Turns Three Today!

It was three years ago today that while sitting at my desk, and in desperate need of a diversion from my academic writing and translating, that I sought refuge by penning my very first beauty product review for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog. I had tried my hand at blogging a year earlier, but two of my beloved cats were simultaneously stricken with deadly forms of cancer, and I was rendered so devastated and heartbroken that my grief overshadowed my fledgling little blog. Once I was ready to resume my blogging journey it occurred to me that my skincare and makeup obsession needed an appropriate forum, and I looked at Lola who was snuggled up and purring in my lap, and decided that this lovely creature would lend her name to this blog as well.
Left to Right: Milo and Lola

This blogging journey, that started as a diversion, soon developed into so much more, and ultimately took on a life of its own. The greatest satisfaction that I gain from authoring these virtual pages is what it ultimately leads to, and that is interacting with lovely people. I have both virtually and actually met so many amazing people from readers, bloggers, publicists, sales associates, sales reps, makeup artists, estheticians, owners and CEOs of companies, affiliates, and managers to name but a few.
What Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has become is in large part because of you, and your loyal readership keeps me motivated to continue writing about my some of my favorite things. Cheers to all of you, and thank you so much for taking this blogging journey with me! xoxox, Helen & Lola =^..^=

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34 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary, Helen and Lola!!! Many more to come! xx

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  2. to Lola & Helen!
    Happy 3 years of this most amazing blog, which is such a resource for all beauty lovers everywhere! <33 Cheers and here's to hoping for many more!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so very much, beloved Belly! Your very kind words me a great deal to me, and Lola is purring for you! <3 xoxo

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  3. Sweetheart, congratulations. You have done so well in these years that I can only see but more success coming your way. You are blessed by some incredible feline deities.
    I am so glad I found your blog. You are a true educator, my darling.
    to many more years to come.
    xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, wefadetogray! Your words absolutely mean the world to me! I can't tell you how grateful I am that you found my blog, and that we have forged this wonderful friendship! xoxo

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  4. Happy birthday to the blog and congratulations to you! Blogs seem to provide a wonderful outlet for people whether they are readers or bloggers and blogs like yours helps brighten the day :-)

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! I'm touched that what I write in these virtual pages helps to brighten the day. I can certainly tell you that interacting with you has the same wonderful brightening effect on me as well!

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  5. Happy Three! I love reading your incredibly well-penned and insightful posts, not to mention the fact that they're often interspersed with such feline adorableness that my heart turns to absolute mush upon achieving the page. Much to the chagrin of my own kitty crew. LOL

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    1. Hi rachlovespenguins! Thank you for your very kind words-- I'm so thrilled that you feel that way about my writing and posts, I'm also happy to hear that you enjoy the feline posts as well! My cats are just too weird not to share their antis with you! Well at least your cats can't smell mine on you! LOL!

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  6. Congratulations Helen and Lola! I agree with rachlovespenguins your blog is expertly written and your posts are so insightful! It's not often that you find a beauty blogger with a Ph.D.! Your education and training shows in all of your amazing posts, but you are also caring and approachable and clearly really care about your readers! You have been my very favorite blogger for quite a while and can't imagine that ever changing. Thank you for everything that you do we really appreciate it and you. I also love all of the kitty posts! Happy blogiversary Helen and Lola!

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    1. Thank you, J You are such a sweetheart! Your words are so kind, and I am truly touched by them! I'm certainly glad that I have conveyed that I care about my readers-- I really do! You are bringing me to tears-- that is lovely of you to say that I'm your favorite blogger! :-) Thank you for your kindness ad meaningful words!

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  7. Congratulations Helen and Lola on your 3 year anniversary! I truly enjoy your blog, and appreciate the care and consideration you put into it.

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    1. Hi Pam, Thank you! Lola and I both appreciate it :-) I'm so happy that you truly enjoy Lola's Secret Beauty Blog, and recognize the love and care that I put into it for all of you! It is all of you that keep me typing these virtual pages :-)

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  8. Congrats!!! I'm glad to have discovered your blog. Keep on writing and sharing your passion. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Kath! I'm glad that I discovered yours as well! You just put a huge smile on my face! <3

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  9. Did my comment go through? If it didn't just delete this one. Yay for the fab threes! You passed the toddler twos! May you have many more good years!

    xoxo,

    Olivia

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    1. Hi Olivia! Only this one came through-- that's strange! thank you for your kind words! Definitely nice to be beyond the twos! xoxox

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  10. Happy birthday to your wonderful blog! I am so happy that you started your blog three years ago. I love reading your thoughtful posts, I especially love seeing the kitties! Knowing you also love cats and makeup, makes me think of you as a friend rather than just a blog. Thank you for all your hard work.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mom! Your kind words give me great joy! I'm so glad that you love the kitty posts, and that the combination of makeup and felines makes you consider me a friend rather than just a blog! The feeling is mutual! The friendships forged here is way more meaningful to me than a tube of lipstick! You are very welcome, but than you for being a part of this journey with me-- that's the part that matters the most! :-)

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  11. Haaaaaappy blog birthday! On to the next three years!

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! Indeed, on to the next three!

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  12. Happy happy anniversary. So excited for you. Your journey has been wonderful for your readers. I'm thrilled to be one of them.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marcia! Making friends like you has made this a spectacular continued journey! <3

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  13. Happy 3rd blog birthday. Here's to many more!

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  14. Happy blog-aversary!! I've enjoyed following along!!

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    1. Thank you, lvp8779! I'm so glad that you have shared this journey with me! :-)

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  15. happy 3rd blogoversary, helen! it has really brightened up my life to be able to participate in the lovely community you've established here.

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    1. Hi Chia-Yi! Thank you so much for saying such a heartfelt and meaningful thing to me! I am so touched that I am tearing up! Your presence here means so much to me, and I feel very grateful to count you among my friends! :-)

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  16. I'm late to comment, but I want to say both congratulations and thanks. Your blog is such a pleasure, both your thoughtful ruminations on products (so helpful!) and the pictures and stories of the critters you live with. As an aside--wow, while Lola is lovely, Milo is a stunner!

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    1. Thank you so much, SoSuSam! You are so welcome, and your kind words are very meaningful to me! I'm so glad that you feel as you do about my posts and all of my crazy animals! I will have to post more pictures of Milo-- he's a definite beauty. Lola is a pretty girl, but Milo is absolutely stunning. Sometimes it's hard to imagine that they came from the same litter!

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