Cannot quite get my head round the fact deliciously-floral, my baby, has just turned three years old! I thought as a celebration I would dedicate an entire post to why I love it and why starting a blog has been the best decision I've possibly ever made.

I suppose I should start at the beginning. I had been reading blogs for years and years. It started with this American Glamour beauty app, it covered beauty, fashion, advice and of course a touch of celebrity gossip and I would read it everyday religiously. Eventually they stopped updating it and I discovered the wonders of actual online blogs through Instagram. I was also really into watching youtube videos on my tiny little iPod Touch and became very much obsessed with make up. I would have a field day in my Mum and sisters make up collection and occasionally steal bits and the likes of Boots and Superdrug became my haven. 

Fast forward about 7 years and I started thinking about writing my own blog. I was in my second year of sixth form aka the worst year of my life so far and I desperately needed something to cling onto to stop me from falling into a very dark place. It was in fact the week we lost our cat Gizzy and for anyone who's ever owned pets you'll know how horrific it is when you have to say goodbye. So that, on top of feeling very alone and submerged in self hate, I wasn't in a very good place. Without sounding too wanky, my blog was a glimmer of light that allowed me to pour my heart into a subject I actually adored. 

On March 15th 2014, I hit publish on my first ever blogpost and I didn't tell anyone about it for ages ha! I was completely terrified. I mean my grammar and spelling is bloody awful - I cannot even begin to tell out how much I rely on auto correct, it's embarrassing! I don't use complex words and I repeat myself a lot but the best thing about blogging is that there are no rules, it's relaxed and chatty although on the odd occasion I whip out the thesaurus if I'm feeling extra fancy.

OK so this isn't one of those success stories. I didn't become a sensation overnight and my numbers are probably pathetic considering my blog is the big ol' 3. However, I've connected with so many other bloggers, worked with brands and even been to events and has given me so much confidence in myself and my ability.  Blogging is completely free and has given me a platform, a little space on the world wide web, where I can talk about beauty to my hearts content and regardless of numbers, that makes me very happy. 

I look forward to continuing to grow and improve my blog, happy three years deliciously-floral!

Top - New Look
Jeans - Topshop Jamie
Fishnets - Ebay 
Shoes - New Look
Coat - Store 21 

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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