Desert Island Skin’s – 1st Blog Anniversary

Desert Island Skin’s – 1st Blog Anniversary

Hello Beauties

It’s the start of a brand new week, the sun is shining and today marks a very special day for me, as it’s one year today since I started this blog.  I honestly don’t know where the time has gone, it still feels like only yesterday I was writing my first blog post and feeling nervous that no one was going to give it a read.

Over the last twelve months, my passion for all things skincare & beauty has grown and reached new heights.  I have been so lucky and grateful to have worked with so many fantastic brands and PR companies, who have believed in me to share my point of view on their fabulous products with all of you.  I have also been lucky enough to be featured in an online magazine and as a guest blogger for one of the UK’s leading brands which encompasses, nails, tanning, makeup and fragrance.

I am so thankful for all of your love and support with this blog, everyday you inspire me to share my reviews, as my mission when starting this blog, was that if I could help one person feel better in their own skin and find them that one Desert Island product which they had yet to discover, then this would of been a success.  I am so grateful that many of you have contacted me and given your well wishes, thanks and support.  I couldn’t do any of this without you so I want to thank you all, no matter how long or how recent you have discovered this blog.

I never thought that within my first year I would have had over 73,000 visitors to this blog, or over 5,700 likes on my Facebook page or more than 5,400 followers on Twitter.  I didn’t set a specific target for any of these but I had a rough idea from looking at other bloggers and what they had achieved over a year and i’m pleased to say that with your support I have way more than doubled those initial figures that I thought possibly weren’t achievable.


As a massive thankyou to you all, I will be running a competition everyday this week across all of my social media platforms to give everyone the opportunity to enter.  I have also created a Facebook event which if you could click on show that you are attending and celebrating with me that would be fantastic.

You will also recieve an extra entry by reading this blog post and leaving a comment about this post, which can be anything you like.  I would love to know what your Desert Island product is as a suggestion for your comments.




I’m sure you have heard me say this lots of times before but if you have yet to sign up receive my blog by email or follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, then I would be most grateful.


  1. Jean Bolsover
    23rd May 2016 / 9:54 am

    Well done on achieving so many followers and likes. You are always kind enough to reply to any comments that I have made on your posts, congratulations 🙂

  2. Gillian Brewster
    23rd May 2016 / 9:58 am

    Happy 1st blog anniversary! I’ve loved you blog so much and its had an influence on my purchases. I’m sure it’s likely to continue that influence in the future. I’m a nail fiend to I think my desert island item would be a glass nail file. Nothing makes me happier than lovely shaped nail’s.

  3. Lisa Jane Troccoli
    23rd May 2016 / 10:34 am

    Congrats on your 1st Anniversary I love the products you show us and great giveaways keep up the good work! xx

  4. Laura Chapman
    23rd May 2016 / 10:35 am

    I have mentioned this on your Facebook posts before, but my desert island product would be Trilogy Rosehip oil. I absolutely adore it and my skin has been looking fantastic since using it.

    Laura x

  5. Nichola Harwood
    23rd May 2016 / 10:41 am

    Happy 1st blog anniversary! Love reading your blog. You do some fabulous reviews! Here’s to many more years

  6. Tammy
    23rd May 2016 / 10:58 am

    Happy 1st blog anniversary i love the product you review & giveaway keep up the good work x

  7. Sue Langley
    23rd May 2016 / 11:06 am

    Happy Anniversary. My desert island product is Pro Collagen Marine cream by Elemis. Happy Anniversary. Xx

  8. Sue Langley
    23rd May 2016 / 11:07 am

    Happy Anniversary. My desert island product is Pro Collagen Marine cream by Elemis. Xx

  9. Hayley Mulgrove
    23rd May 2016 / 11:15 am

    Woop Woop well done on your 1st year i love your blog its amazing xx

  10. Laura hand
    23rd May 2016 / 11:23 am

    Happy Anniversary, Love your blog ,the reviews are so helpful

  11. Jan Cox
    23rd May 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on your first year.
    If I had to choose 1 dessert island must have I think it would have to be Elemis bliss capsulas.These little pods of oil leave my skin feeling so soft.Xx

  12. Jan Cox
    23rd May 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Congratulations on your first year
    Elemis bliss capsulas I cannot be without.These little pods have revived my skin on a number of occasions.They leave my skin feels so so soft and glass like.💞

  13. Stephanie Parten
    23rd May 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Congratulations on your Anniversary.

  14. Janet M
    23rd May 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Happy 1st. It is so good to have advice on all the various products.

  15. gloria patterson
    23rd May 2016 / 4:30 pm

    CONGRATS! A 1st anniversary is very important so you should be proud!

  16. Mary Dailey
    23rd May 2016 / 5:35 pm

    So happy for you! Congrats on your great success!

  17. Ani
    23rd May 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Congrats on your 1st Anniversary! 🙂

    Well, which would be my desert island product….probably a cleanser I think, I would go for Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm.

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

  18. Brenda Disimone
    24th May 2016 / 12:51 am

    I cant believe its been a year already, heres to many more 1

  19. natalia magan magan
    24th May 2016 / 2:31 pm

    congratulations on your first anniversary !!

  20. Geraldine Pound
    24th May 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary and here’s hoping for many more to follow!

  21. Kirsten Murphy
    24th May 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I enjoy reading your posts because they’re so enthusiastic and not the usual gush that so many blogs are guilty of. The only beauty products that I can think that I’ve stuck religiously with over the last 5 years are Laura Geller’s Balance & Brightens and Urban Decay Eyeshadows.

  22. maddalena dalton
    24th May 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Love your blog x

  23. Anna M
    24th May 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Congrats on your first anniversary….the first of many more to come.

  24. Marie Evans
    25th May 2016 / 11:03 am

    Happy Anniversary, May this be the first of many.

  25. Claire Stewart
    25th May 2016 / 11:08 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  26. natalia ferro maquieira
    25th May 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Congratulations on your anniversary! Relatively recently I know your blog through Instagram, because someone mentioned and now you have a reader !!

  27. Sarah Love
    26th May 2016 / 2:28 am

    Thanks for all the great advice Desert Island. Congratulations on your 1 Year Anniversary! Stay Pretty! 💋😄👌

  28. Karen robertson
    26th May 2016 / 6:15 am

    Happy Anniversary! Fab x

  29. Lorraine Reid
    31st May 2016 / 3:09 am

    Happy 1st Anniversary!

  30. christina sledge
    31st May 2016 / 5:46 pm

    congrats on your first year yay!

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