Desert Island Skin’s | 2nd Blog Anniversary

Desert Island Skin’s  |  2nd Blog Anniversary

Today, is very special to me as on this day two years ago I started this beauty & lifestyle blog, knowing I had a voice and a point of view that I wanted to share with you all, which I’m still just as passionate about now as I was then.

Over the last twelve months, my passion for all things skincare & beauty has grown and reached amazing new heights, more than I could of ever wished for, as I thought my first year was brilliant, but this past year has shown me how much more that I can achieve.   I am so 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 was also featured in my first UK national magazine as a voice for the male blogging community, which was an absolute pleasure and the day was made fantastic by all the team at Fabulous Mag.  This year I’ve also been featured a number of times, as a guest blogger for some of the UK’s leading skincare brands, to help break down the stigma associated with male beauty and inspire more men to get involved when it comes to looking after their skin.  I was also chosen as one of the twenty five finalists for the Look Fantastic beauty ambassador campaign, against thousands of entries from across the country.

I also gained recognition twice by My Market Insight, which is an industry statistical company providing information to businesses in all sectors.  The first of which was in February of this year as I had the highest number of re-tweets in the cosmetics category with 48,958 re-tweets, which was more than any other in this category.  I was also featured again in March as I delivered the highest AVE on Twitter with £60,676.  I am so thrilled to have been recognised in this way and I’m really proud that all my hard work is being seen by a large number of people.

I am so thankful for all of the love and support you’ve shown me, you are my constant inspiration when it comes to writing my reviews and you give me the motivation to search out new exciting brands and products.  The reason I started this blog was to share my vast knowledge about beauty, which spans over twenty years, to find that Desert Island product that can make a genuine difference to solve your skin concerns and help you feel more confident in your own skin.  I am so grateful that many of you have taken the time to contact me, asking for beauty routine consultations or just to show me support and that you are enjoying what I’m doing.  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 after two years I would have had so many visitors to this blog, with many of you consistently reading my posts each day and with over 1,460 visitors in one day, I’m so glad so many of you like to keep up to date with my posts.  Also I couldn’t imagine the amount of support you have shown to my social media pages, with over 10,500 likes on my Facebook page, more than 12,800 followers on my Twitter account and over 3,700 followers on my Instagram page.  I didn’t set a specific targets, but I am over the moon at the amount of support you have shown me.  My aim is to continue this growth so that I can reach as many people as possible and be a source of information and advice, to help as many of you as is possible.

There are so many fantastic product reviews and launches coming very soon, so make sure you are subscribing to this blog by entering your email address at the top of the left hand side bar, to be instantly notified.

As a massive thank you for all your support, I will be running a competition everyday for a week starting on Friday the 26th May across my social media platforms to give everyone the opportunity to enter.

You will also receive an extra entry by leaving a comment about this post, which can be anything you like, such as your Desert Island product, any suggestions for product reviews or what you would like to see more of on this blog.



  1. Ana
    24th May 2017 / 6:48 am

    Congratulations !

  2. Helen newton
    24th May 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Hi there thanks for a great blog and congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary , I am always interested in new products , I am due to start chemo treatment next week and was wondering if you could recommend anything that would be kinder on the skin xxx

    • Desert Island Skin
      25th May 2017 / 4:21 am

      Hi Helen, thank you so much for the kind words and i’m sorry to hear about the treatment your about to undergo. I would always suggest to use products with singular ingredients as to not upset the skin. Products like the Decleor Micellar Water to cleanse and AD Skin Synergy to moisturise would be great choices. Feel free to drop me an email at if you have any more specific questions or concerns.

      • Helen newton
        25th May 2017 / 11:05 am

        Thank you for your reply , I suppose it’s going to be a lot of trial and error to see how my skin reacts I have very oily skin anyway so I’ve got my fingers crossed I don’t go spotty xx

        • Desert Island Skin
          27th May 2017 / 8:28 pm

          Your right but I do think the simpler the ingredients that are in the products will be the best, if you have an oily skin I would suggest the Decleor Prolagene gel as that will help your skin to heal and keep it balanced.

  3. CJ Williams
    25th May 2017 / 2:34 am

    Happy nd Blogaversary! 🎈🎈🎉

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