Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy 5th Blogiversary to Beauty and More by Pilar!

Hello Everyone!


Today July 27th, is a very special day. It's my 5th Blogiversary! I can hardly believe that I've been blogging for 5 years! All my bloversaries have been special, but this one is my most special blogiversary since its my 5th Year milestone!


Blogging isn't always easy. I can admit that. There have been plenty of times that I've wanted to quilt, felt self doubt, and even lacked motivation, but my heart always lead me back to my blog. I may review and collaborate with companies, but I blog because I thoroughly enjoy it. I love creating content and engaging in the blogging community.


I remember July 27th 2013 so vividly. I was sitting in front of my laptop deciding if I was going to hit publish for my first post. I was terrified lol! I sat and wondered was anyone going to actually read or comment on my post? After getting over my fears I finally hit publish. That's how it all began.


My first post was about my love for sunglasses. Giant Vintage Sunglasses was my first sponsored post soon after my first post. They sent over sunglasses for my 5th blogiversary! Thanks!

Fast forward 5 years later, I'm still blogging. Blogging comes so naturally to me now. I feel I've grown so much as blogger especially with my content. I wanted to write a blog that could be relatable to various readers hence the name Beauty and More by Pilar. I love beauty based topics etc, but I have so many interests that I've shared with you all over the years.


Two topics that I've discussed over the years are my struggles with depression and anxiety. When I first started my blog I knew that I wanted to discuss mental health issues. I wanted to share my story to help people who read my blog know that they're not alone, and there are different treatments available. You can read my recent Counseling post HERE.


Strength and Wisdom


Thank You!


Upcoming Fall Goodness 

To everyone in my personal life thank you for supporting and encouraging me these past 5 years. You are truly appreciated and loved! Thank you so much for the beautiful gifts!


 Yankee Candle Gift Card Haul

To all the companies that I've collaborated with past, and present, thank you for sending PR gifts and products to review for my auidence. 


Last but not least, I want to thank all of you that visit, read, and comment on my posts! Your support over the past 5 years is greatly appreciated!

What's next for Beauty and More by Pilar?


I can't predict the future, but I plan to continue doing what I love, blogging. I haven't forgot about starting a YouTube channel, that's in the works for the near future. 

Eiffel Tower Figurine 

I'm excited to see what the next chapter brings for my blog, and all my social media handles!


July 2018 Posts

Happy 4th of July

Perfect Peach Lipstick 

Zoya Lipsticks

Counseling

Summer Days

38 comments:

Jackie Harrison said...

Happy Blog Anniversary may you continue with your success have a lovely weekend.

Lisa said...

Happy Blogiversary! Im glad you hit that button. Your blog is great and interesting. I often get lost for words on my blog and want to throw in the towel but then something in life is always happening that will bring me a story to tell. Keep sharing your story and keep those cool products selling!!
Have a wonderful Weekend.
Lisa

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary Pilar and cheers to many many more! Keeping up with blogging is not easy these days so to reach such a milestone is definitely a big deal! Good for you for starting and hanging in there. It's been a pleasure to get to know you through your blog and I look forward to more of your story :)

Beauty Unearthly said...

Wish you all the best Pilar! xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Happy 5th Blogiversary!

Ivana Split said...

Happy fifth blogging anniversary dear! Lovely selection of photos. I love that hairdo you showed, so pretty!
I think blogging can teach us a lot....I enjoy it too, so I can relate with what you wrote.
Starting a YouTube Channel sounds like fun too!

Sakuranko said...

Congratulations darling~
xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy 5 years of blogging, Pilar. This "happy" candle is perfect for the day. We meet a lot of wonderful people blogging, and from different parts of the world - that's one of the most exciting things about it. And we can write our thoughts, happenings, share stories, etc. It looks a lot simpler than it is, doesn't it? I actually did a post about this, but it is our passion, and we all have a story to tell. Keep blogging, my friend. You are doing a fantastic job!

~Sheri

Linda Libra Loca said...

5 years already? That is a long time, Pilar, well done. My blog will turn four this summer and I agree, it is so much work and so much reward at the same time.

Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

Marie said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary Pilar! What a major accomplishment! Your blog is something that you truly should be proud of! You have so much creativity and passion that goes into your posts! Here's to many more years of blogging and success!

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, happy blogiversary Pilar... congrats!
Kisses, Paola.

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Andrea Barbieri said...

Congratulations on your 5th blog anniversary!!! That's a huge milestone!! Your blog is very interesting and relatable as you said! Keep up the great work and I wish you a lot of success in the future! :)

Andrea.

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Marisa Cavaleiro said...

Congrats keep the good work.
Xoxo

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LoveT. said...

Happy Blog-Birthday! Great Pictures, the pink Top suits you very beautiful. :)

lovely Greetings <3

Pilar said...

Thanks Jackie! Have a great weekend!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Lisa! I'm glad I hit that publish button too! I agree life is always happening and I have so many stories etc. that I want to share! Have a wonderful weekend!

Pilar said...

Thanks Rowena! I'm proud of myself that I stuck with blogging, and you're right 5 years is definetly a big deal! It's been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog as Well! I can't wait to continue to share more of my story!

Pilar said...

Thanks!

Pilar said...

Thanks!

Pilar said...

Thanks Ivana! Blogging has taught me so much over the past 5 years! I'm looking forward to starting a You Tube channel hopefully soon in addition to my blog!

Pilar said...

Thanks Sakuranko!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Sheri! You are too kind my friend! I have met some wonderful bloggers through blogging! Blogging is like my journal and I can look back one day and say I wrote and created this blog. Blogging does look similar than it looks, but I enjoy it so much!

Pilar said...

Thanks Anne! Congrats on your blog turning 4! I agree, blogging is a lot of work, and a reward at the same time!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Marie! I'm so proud that I've been blogging for 5 year years! Like I wrote in my post, it hasn't always been easy, but blogging is something I really enjoy!

Pilar said...

Thanks Paola!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Andrea!

Pilar said...

Thanks Marisa!

Pilar said...

Thanks T!

Pam Jackson said...

Blessed be- and keep blogging on about what makes you happy and never be ashamed to share your struggles with depression. Drpression is a true struggle and intodays world more awareness needs to be brought to it. We face our struggles daily and we fight or force to get through. I for one hide be hide laughter, it helps me as a medicine daily, Happy blogging.

Pilar said...

I was never ashamed about having depression and anxiety, but when I was diagnosed with depression in 2009 it was a little hard to accept at first. I focus on feeling better and helping others by sharing my story.

Kristen Alpert said...

Happy Blogiversary. Can't believe it has been five years. I read the counseling post too. I'm am so proud of you bc by posting about your mental health issues you are helping others to get help. Ik how you have struggled with your depression and anxiety and I am proud that you are getting help. Ppl in the past didn't talk about mental health bc it was like if you talked about it you wud get it too. But bc of ppl like you and celebrities mental health has become a household topic and ppl who were afraid to get help are getting the help they need. I am so proud that you made five years of blogging and getting help. Here is to another five. And I can't wait to see the next hot topic you will post about.

Susie said...

Pilar, Congratulations on five years of blogging. I love seeing your beauty tips. The products you use. I love your knitting, the candles you choose. You know you are in my prayers. I like that you are sharing the hard part of your life with us. It helps. I did not realize how many people share similar fears and doubts about blogging. Sometimes it helps to vent about things. I never thought I would love blogging as much as I do. I love seeing everyone's talents at doing things they love, decorating, sewing, make-up, crafting, knitting, recycling old junk. This is a talented world full of wonderful bloggers. Blessings to you sweet friend, xoxo, Susie

Adriana Leandro said...

Congratulations Pilar.
Happy 5th blogging anniversary.
Kisses!

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Pilar said...

Thanks Kristen. I appreciate that you've been there during my times of struggling with depression and anxiety. You are a true friend. I'm glad that mental health is a topic that is discussed more than it did years ago. It's no shame in getting treatment. I can't believe it's been 5 years! I can't wait to see what the next chapter brings for my blog!

Pilar said...

Thanks Susie! Beauty is my first love, but I love sharing all my interests on my blog! I used to have fears when it came blogging, but I've gained so much insight since I first started my blog. Sharing the difficult parts of my life isn't always easy, but I like to think that I'm helping someone by sharing my story coping with depression and anxiety. Blessings to you as well my friend!

Pilar said...

Thanks Adriana!

GlamourZONE said...

Hi Pillar, congratulations on your blog. I love how you write and the tips that you give. I for one know that blogging is not easy and it takes a lot of commitment. I wish you all the best in future and I can't wait for your youtube channel. Kisses!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Carole! Blogging does take a lot of commitment! I look forward to starting a You Tube channel!

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