Sunday, 12 April 2015

5 Year Bloggerversary

My little corner of the internet turned 5 yesterday. FIVE. If my blog was a child it would be in school.  Blows my freaking mind I can tell you. In keeping with recent posts and frankly, because I wanted to know myself, I thought I'd share a couple of 'Top' lists from the blog itself.

Top 5 Most Popular Posts:
Unsurprisingly, Cheat Sheets reign on here. Barring number 5, these are far and away the most popular content according to you lovely readers.
  1. Cheat Sheet - Routines - How to use your product and when...
  2. Cheat Sheet  - Acne - How to help your skin rather than treat it as the enemy
  3. Cheat Sheet - Top tips for great skin - Just 'how to'!
  4. Cheat Sheet - Cleansing - How to cleanse and what to use - literally.
  5. Brands you won't see reviewed on here - I try and always steer clear of posts with a 'negative' slant, but they always, always drive traffic. I can see why some people do this type of post on a regular basis - I'm not going to, but a lot of you wanted to know what I won't review!
and the Top 10 Most Popular Reviews?

As I push ahead into a new blogging year, I just want to extend huge thanks to you for your continued support of both me and the blog. Who knows where I'll be in 2020, but I've thoroughly enjoyed the last 5 years. Thank you thank you thank you.

48 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! I'm a relative newcomer to this blog (6 months or so...) but in that time my skin has transformed. I now ENJOY cleaning my face, I actually look forward to getting home on an evening and washing my face. I haven't used a face wipe in 6 months, I'm now BFFs with acids & oils, and I have enough flannels to make a duvet. Thank you Caroline - you're literally my skin saviour :) Here's to another 5 years!

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    1. I am suddenly imagining a giant patchwork quilt made of flannels... *g*

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  2. Thank YOU for my skin wouldn't be in the place where it is now, nor would my confidence. Your personality is as amazing as your information and always has me chuckling or smiling along as a read it. You're amazing!!!

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  3. You are fabulous Caroline! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with everyone. My skin has never looked better since reading your blog. I now dare leave the house with little make up, I never thought I would be confident enough to do that. Lots of love Sarah x

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  4. ....and thank you thank you thank YOU for giving the most informative, sensible, unbiased, honest and totally effective skincare (etc) advice I have ever come across. You have literally transformed my face. Love you. Here's to the next five years. :-))

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  5. P.S. Am loving the top tens. Please do moisturisers and serums. Xx

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  6. Congratulations dear :) we alllll love your little space as much as you do xoxo :)

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  7. Thank YOU for sharing your knowledge and changing so many of our skins!!!

    I was wondering if you could do a post on how you carry your skincare products for travel? I seriously struggle with this! Just toss them in a big plastic bag for now!

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  8. And thank you lovely lady for all your wisdom, knowledge and time over the past 5 years (athough I have only been with you for three of those - can't believe I missed the first two!). The consultations my friend Louise and I had with you a couple of years ago were the most useful skincare hours of our lives and we still do the "Caroline said....." frequently when talking about our skin. Thank you. Caroline x

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  9. Happy Bloggerversary Caroline! I've always wondered what you think of Dermalogica Products and why you never review them? Louise from Belfast xxx

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  10. Thank YOU Caroline!!!
    Looking forward to more products, more cheat sheets and in general more MrsHirons-ness.
    Hope you can do more reviews of products with SPF soon now that the sun is coming out... (or was!)

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  11. Thank you for all of the hard work that goes into the blog and the you tube channel. You make such a huge impact on so many lives. My self esteem and confidence has grown leaps and bounds by having access to sensible, honest skincare advise. My wallet hates you but I love you!

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  12. Caroline as a beauty writer and blogger I think you're the best! You know what your'e talking about and I love your irreverent humour and wit! Brilliant! Here's to the next 5 years! strandonbeauty.com

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  13. Congratulations Caroline! Thank you for giving all of us the best advice. I don't know where my skin would be without your knowledge. Here's to the next 5!

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  14. Thank you for educating us year after year. Highly appreciated.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  15. Congrats and thanks again!!! I've discovered so many lovely products through you and my skin looks so great!!!

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  16. Congratulations on 5 years! I remember reading your blog years ago! I can't believe it's been 5 years! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  17. Congratulations!

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  18. Caroline I love your blog, my skin has really improved since I started the flannel and balm/oil approach. Get lots of compliments on it and it's all thanks to your advice. Your writing style is lovely too, so friendly and love your YouTube videos too. Happy birthday to the blog :)

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  19. Congrats!!! Love reading your blog, wanted to ask you as a spaniard from the hot and humid island of Mallorca if you would be kind enough to talk/reccomend about skincare products (preferably not too pricey) in this type of weather. Whenever i go back to the island i get huge breakouts from the humidity! Thanks so much!! Lots luv xo

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  20. Congrats!!! Love reading your blog, wanted to ask you as a spaniard from the hot and humid island of Mallorca if you would be kind enough to talk/reccomend about skincare products (preferably not too pricey) in this type of weather. Whenever i go back to the island i get huge breakouts from the humidity! Thanks so much!! Lots luv xo

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  21. 5 years of brilliance, Caroline. Thanks for everything!

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  22. Thank you!! It's unbelievably kind that you take time out to do this, it helps so many people (myself included). Please don't every stop it makes me chuckle every day : )

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  23. Congratulations, Caroline. Because of you, my skin is clearer and healthier. I'm slowly using your advice to convert my mother and sister (mom has given up her decades-long relationship with a well-known product full of alcohol and just tried her first serum last week). Thank you for all of the time and care you have put into helping us.
    -Kate

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  25. Congratulation Caroline, my cat turned 1 today too hahaha x

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  26. Congratulations Caroline! I love your blog, please do a top ten serums ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  27. Thank you Caroline for taking the time out of your personal time with friends and family in order to give us all a free helping advise, I truly appreciate it.....Congratulations! X

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  28. Happy anniversary Caroline ๐ŸŽ‰ So glad 5 years ago that you decided to do this blog. Love it. Here's to the next 5 ☺๐Ÿทx

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  29. Congratulations & happy blogversary! I was so lost skincare-wise and so confused by the sea of products out there before I read your blog. I'm deeply grateful that you've set me on the right track. My thanks for the past 5 years and my best wishes for the years ahead. -Joy

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  30. So no give away :( Of course just kidding ;) Thanks for 5 years of awesome work. I have learnt so much from you and your blog. Congratulations! xxx

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  31. Happy Blogiversary. You always have been and always will be my go to blog for skincare

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  32. Happy Blog Birthday Caroline!!!! I'm just going to re-read the Body Shop Vitamin E serum in oil post as I have that and love it, then I'm off to remove my make up, put on my pjs and use my Sanctuary Spa 30 day thermal transformer rose clay mask and serum. Keep up the fabulous blog, its my no one skincare stop.

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  33. Happy blogversary! Love this blog and it has revolutionised my skincare routine!
    Can I make one suggestion?... Could you add a search tool? Was looking for something that you had mentioned today and it took a while to go through the posts. Apart from that I love everything about this blog!! :)

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    1. Hi Anon. there's one over there above the labels-----> :)

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    2. For me (on PC, layout might be different on other devices) the search box is in the top left hand corner of the page above the cover photo,

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    3. Thank you...I'm on phone so couldn't see it but will switch to desktop when I need to search :)

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    4. Oh wow, everything is so much easier to find on desktop site...I've got about 10 bookmarks saved for various pages and all along it was just over there on the side!

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  34. Wow congratulations. I literally visit your blog everyday and learn heaps. Thanks you!!!!

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  35. Congratulations - love the blog and you tube channel. Thank you for not being age-ist.

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  36. Congratulations, Mrs. Hirons!

    Looking forward to the next 5 years of visiting your blog daily :)

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  37. Congratulations on your anniversary! I am very excited to see what the upcoming years bring as I adore your wit and the information on the blog.

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  38. Hi Caroline!
    I love reading your blogs! :) I started using Estee Lauder's Advanced Night repair about 2 1/2 months ago.. and I just ran out! I've been debating if should repurchase! I'm 29 years old with no wrinkles so the most I've noticed from this product, is that if it gives my face a nice glow! but then again, so does drinking tons of water and it saves me the $! :) Would you recommend hydraluron instead..or is hydraluron a product used in conjunction with other serums? thanks, Caroline :)
    ~Catherine

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  39. Happy anniversary and thanks for the blog! Started following you about 6 months ago after a recommendation on mumsnet. The acne I had for 20 years has now cleared up! Thank you x

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