A Touch of Blusher is five years old!

by PJ on Monday, November 7, 2011

in announcement,blog anniversary

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It was in one evening in November 2006 that I started A Touch of Blusher, and today my blog is five years old!

The blogsphere has evolved tremendously in the last few years, and I am constantly overwhelmed by all the new and inspiring blogs around the world. Looking back at some of my earliest posts, I think the aspects of beauty I focus on and the tone of my voice have changed as well. But my interest in beauty remains the same.

I want to thank all of you for reading and commenting on my posts, especially those of you who have been faithful readers since the early days. It has been great fun sharing thoughts and ideas with you! I also want to thank my other half for putting up with my obsession with my blog!

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Following the tradition, let’s take a look back at the last 12 months:

November 2010: My foundation case collection had a new addition.

December: Writing about Watosa really made me want to go to Japan again.

January 2011: Three of the eyeshadow palettes I bought in 2010 are on Biteki readers’ top 10 list for 2010.

February: I discovered Muji’s cleansing oil.

March: I was a panel speaker at Access² Fashion & Journalism in London.

April: I explained why I love Kanebo’s eyeshadows so much.

May: There is a new version of my favorite ZA Two-Way Foundation.

June: More blue lip glosses for your beautiful lips.

July: I opened my treasure chest again.

August: Another splash of lilting lilac.

September: I hand-picked highlights from London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.

October: I talked extensively about BB creams for the first time.

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Once again, many thanks to all of you, and I am very grateful for your support. I will continue to bring you the latest news and reviews as well as my thoughts on beauty, and hopefully you will continue to stop by and let me know what you think!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Justine Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time flies!! Happy Birthday :) I’m so happy to see you still posting :D Here’s to another great year!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Justine,

Thank you very much! :) I will definitely keep on posting! :)

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Paris B Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations PJ! :D I don’t comment often but I do read and I love the Asian beauty features I don’t get much elsewhere ;) And its so fun to know we’re so “close in age” ;) I’m turning 5 early next year!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Paris,

Thank you very much! :) Yes, our blogs are close in age, and I certainly enjoy reading your blog too!

Looking forward to your fifth anniversary! :)

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Ebontien Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations PJ! I’ve been reading your blog since year 2. Here’s to hopefully another 5 more!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Ebontien,

Thank you so much for being a faithful reader and for your regular comments. I will keep going! :)

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Rola Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations on 5 years! Keep up the good posts!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Rola,

Thank you very much! Hope you will stop by again soon! :)

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kuri Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy 5th anniversary!
I’m always happy to read your new posts and hear your impressions. Thanks!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Kuri,

You are very welcome, and thank you so much for being such a faithful reader of my blog! :)

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Eli Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy birthday! May your blog continue to be such a crazy and amazing place!

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Eli,

Thank you very much for stopping by again and for your lovely words! :)

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Ren Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Bdayyy!!! I’m one of your loyal readers over the past few years and I enjoy reading your blog very much. Thanks for sharing it, keep up the good work :)

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Ren,

You are very welcome! Thank you so much for being a loyal reader of my blog and for your birthday wishes! :)

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Sophia Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congrats on the 5th year blog anniversary :) Thank you for all the informative posts about new products and collections! It’s all been very useful xo

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Sophia,

You are very welcome, and thank you very much! I am very pleased that you find my blog useful! :)

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Vicky Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy anniversary !!!!
I can’t believe it’s been so long. Many blogs come and go. I’m happy you’re still around.
Wish you the best! :)

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PJ Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi Vicky,

Thank you very much! It does seem that five years flew by very quickly, and I am certainly happy to be still blogging! :)

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Tessa Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thank you for 5 years of dedication!

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PJ Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi Tessa,

You are very welcome, and thank you for your kind words! :)

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Pink Sith Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS! I think I have been reading your wonderful blog for almost 5 years. I might not comment very often but I do visit almost every day. You were an inspiration to me to start my own blog, you were one of the first bloggers to put my link up on your blog, and you caused me to spend many dollars on makeup because of your awesome and droolworthy posts! Thank you for all that you do. XOXOXOX – Elvira

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PJ Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi Elvira,

You are very welcome, and thank you so much for being such a loyal reader from the early days and for all your comments. I am so pleased to be a small part of the reason for the start of your blog. Keep up the fantastic work! :) (I might continue to tempt you with beauty news from Japan…:))

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Leila Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Congratulations on your blog reaching five years! It’s one of my favourite beauty blogs.

I stumbled upon the first post I ever read on here a couple of years ago, but then I couldn’t find it again so I was delighted when I recently came across this blog again. I’ve been reading regularly ever since.

Keep up it up! Hope to see a six years old post!

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PJ Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi Leila,

Thank you very much for your kind words! :) I am glad you enjoy reading my blog, and I will certainly try my best to keep on posting! :)

(Do let me know what the first post that you read was about. I am just curious…:))

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Leila Friday, November 11, 2011

You’re welcome :) I remember it was a post on Dior products, but I’m not sure exactly which one (they were the main high-end brand I bought at the time).

From there, I remember reading a few more posts, one of them being the one about boots advantage card points (looking back at that post, it’s sad how the offers have become so much less generous; speaking of that, have you tried Boots Treat Street? It started this year). In fact, that’s how I found this blog again, because I remembered that post, so a few internet searches later and I was here!

I think the only reason I couldn’t remember the blog name was because I was reading several things at once and not paying particular attention to any one thing.

Anyway, congratulations again and looking forward to another year of A Touch of Blusher!

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PJ Friday, November 11, 2011

Hi Leila,

I see! Thank you for letting me know!

Dior has been one of the western beauty brands that I pay a lot of attention to. I am glad that you found my blog through our shared interest in Dior! :)

I completely agree with you on the offers of Boots Advantage Card. It seems that the (lowest) spending threshold for the extra-point offer from the kiosk has been getting higher. It used to be £25 and I think it is £35 now (to get roughly the same extra points). But I am still doing my Boots shopping monthly to get the extra points and I am still trying to take advantage of the Christmas shopping evenings.

I haven’t tried Boots Treat Street but it looks quite tempting. I will certainly consider registering.

Thank you very much again, and have a lovely weekend! :)

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Mina Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy anniversary PJ! How nice of you to bake a cake for your baby (blog) every year.

Ditto to Elvivra, I started my blog because of you as well ( an uncontrollable urge for buying unnecessary thing/complaining helped as well, lol) Even though I am more of a lurker now, I will be lurking as long as you are blogging :)

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PJ Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hi Mina,

Thank you very much! It is great to hear from you! :)

I am so happy to know that my blog is one of the reasons that you started yours. I especially like your photography. The outdoor shots of the products look really good! Keep up the great work!

(Actually, my other half made the banoffee cupcakes. He bakes quite regularly and I managed to grab one of them for the blog anniversary photos. :))

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