With all the activity, technology mishaps and lack of sleep last week I forgot and ignored my 5th blogging anniversary. It's hard to believe it's been that long since the late April day in 2006 when I finally decided to add my voice to the developing beauty and perfume conversation. To say I had absolutely no idea what I was doing would be a huge understatement. I simply dabbed, slathered and wrote all about it. It took me months before I dared tell anyone I knew about the Non-Blonde. By that time I already had a couple of hundreds of regular readers, a fact that surprised and delighted me to no end. I couldn't even imagine where my spritz & tell adventure would take me, the people I was yet to meet and the wonderful audience I would find.
Last month The Non-Blonde had over 100,000 visitors (closer to 110K, actually) and 70% more than that in page views. I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting and making all these hours of quality time with lipstick, perfume and my laptop completely and utterly worth it.
Now, let's see what my friends have been doing this week:
Many of us have been curious about Beauty Is Life. Fab over Forty gave us some insight.
The Beauty Look Book featured the NARS eye shadow duos for summer. Do I need Dogon after all?
Product Girl told us about Lisa Hoffman's Japanese Argarwood Body Wash. This sounds divine.
BeautyXposé showed us how she got a faux glow with Beautisol Self-Tanner.
Gouldylox Reviews is loving LATHER's Avocado and Mint Hair Repair treatment. I'm in.
Daly Beauty featured Neutrogena's Ageless Intensives Night Cream.
DivaDebbi told us about the rejuvenating Pelleve skin-care treatment.
Café Makeup had the 411 on Hourglass Script Liquid Eyeliner, with comparisons. I'm currently testing and loving this one.
Best Things in Beauty has fallen in love with YSL's Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color. One cannot have too many sheer lip colors after all.
On Makeup & Beauty Blog, Karen has a list of nine things that made a difference and influenced her life in positive ways.
Bois de Jasmin brings us top 20 reader favorite perfumes. A must-read.
EauMG shows us how to get the vintage 60s look of Dalida (my mom is going to love this one).
Perilously Pale shares my love for Le Metier de Beaute cream blush.
Have a beautiful weekend and happy Mother's Day!
Photo of Princess Grace of Monaco and daughters Caroline and Stephanie from somewhere on the web. I can no longer find the source.