5 Year Blogiversary + Giveaway

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This month marks a big milestone for me. I started Liner and Glitter and Gloss, Oh My! 5 years ago this month. Looking back, it seems crazy to think that I’ve been doing this for so long.

5 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to run a blog, how to take pictures that (usually) look nice or where it could take me. I was fresh out of university and working at a job that I didn’t enjoy and didn’t see a future in, which led to the creation of this blog. I needed an outlet to help me express myself and this was the perfect opportunity. I had always loved writing & all things beauty, and this seemed like a great way to combine the two.

Ever since then, it’s been a learning experience – and an amazing one at that. I’ve been able to develop my writing skills and work on my photography (I look back at my earlier posts and laugh), I’ve learned what people like you want to see and read about, and I’m still constantly learning!

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Two of the best friends a girl could ask for – Sandra and Jenelle!

Through the blog, I’ve been received so many opportunities that I never would have had, and I’m so thankful for that every day. I’ve met some of my best friends, I’ve worked with some amazing brands, I’ve gotten to attend fantastic events… And, yes, I’ve built a beauty room that makes my friends envious.

I’ve had ups and downs; times where I’ve had to take little breaks to deal with things in my life, times where I’ve had to rebuild my motivation, and times where I’ve been on top of the world.

And above all that, I’ve had a chance to connect withΒ you. I’m so thankful that people actually take the time to listen to what I have to say, and I always love hearing from someone who’s stopped by. If you ever want to connect with me, I’m always online (you can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me in the years to come. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

And hey, because a 5 year blogiversary wouldn’t be a celebration without presents, so I have a little giveaway up my sleeve. I’ve put together a beauty prize pack with some of my favourite things (worth about $500) that I’m going to be sending out to one of you. Enter via the the form below!
5 Year Blogiversary

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  • Judy

    I love any beauty/cosmetic posts especially tips on anti aging. Congrats on 5!!!

  • Angela September

    WOW 5 ALREADY! I like review posts where you’ve actually used the product! I would love to see more posts about the best priced places to buy cosmetics… one store vs another kind of thing

  • Francine F.

    I love the giveaway posts!

  • erin2470

    I would love posts on cover-up…the best types and I just love anything with Canadian content…thanks

  • Wow happy birthday to your blog! Keep blogging, girl <3

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Lushka Smith

    Big congrats on 5 years!

    Anything on anti aging would be terrific in my books.

  • Melinda Jana

    congrats on 5 years!

    I would love to see more Canadian beauty products featured that aren’t as well known.

  • ginette4

    wow it’s been 5 years already..congrats to you! I love reading your posts and cannot think of anything in particular that I would like to see more of..congrats again!

  • Congrats Dee! I’d love to see more reviews and swatches! Those are my favourite posts to see.

  • lori b

    I enjoy reviews, I’d like to see organization ideas

  • pinksuzanne

    Congrats on your 5 year blogiversary. I love to see reviews on the newest in makeup products or skincare. I am an older woman and would love posts on keeping skin looking its best as we age.

  • jemrah

    I like to hear about new skincare products, and reviews; I enjoy youtube tutorials on how to use cosmetics too!

  • Larker

    I enjoy hearing about new makeup and application tips, it helps to see what is possible with the right tools.

  • I always enjoy reading about new makeup & or trends.
    More Canadian beauty content
    Congrats on your 5 year blogiversary

  • Glogirl3

    I like seeing makeup related posts and tutorials. I would love to see more reviews on foundation (particularly for oily skin) and lip products.

  • manda

    I like info on ethically/environmentally-friendly produced items.

  • Tammy Dalley

    I love tutorials and reviews! Congrats by the way

  • Patrick Siu

    I enjoy learning about new products

  • Shari D

    I like hearing about new products on the market. I would love to see nail polish comparisons.

  • Jonnie

    I like to read reviews (both good and bad) and love seeing swatches. One of my recent faves was your candy corn manicure post. I love that you write concise instructions and link to products used.

  • flowerchild23

    I love to read reviews, especially on concealers. I also love to see nail polish swatches.

  • elaing8

    Congrats on your 5th Anniversary.
    I like to read the product reviews.

  • Amy

    I like to read reviews on new products. Happy 5th blogiversary

  • Shirley S

    Congrats on your 5 year blogiversary! I enjoy reading about new makeup products. I’d love to see more reviews and swatches.

  • Rebby Roberts

    I’ve been reading your blog since it began 5 years ago! I love the reviews, and would like more of them on both high end and drug store brand products! A very Happy 5 Year Blogiversary to you!!

  • missbobloblaw

    Congrats on 5 years! I love your event posts & nail polish swatches….Here’s to 5 more! *cheers*

  • Joanne Saunders

    I like everything you guys post, no need to change in my mind.

  • Martin Keating

    I enjoy post on culture

  • Donna Snugglebuns Dufresne

    Reading reveiew are very important to me Happy 5th Blogerversary

  • Crystal Q

    The application tips! I’m clueless!

  • Ann-Marie Vaughan

    Product reviews are very helpful.

  • Christine Murray

    Congratulations on five years. Product reviews are awesome.

  • sophie lapierre

    Yes ! I like when it start with ” Giveaway” or ”Contest” word πŸ˜‰ Aside from that, I use to check a lot your tips , reviews because I’m kind of new with makeup and all of this and I’m 39 ! Before , I’ve never used it except for mascara so I really need some good advices and it appear that you always got some good ones πŸ˜‰ Thank you for this amazing contest !

  • kristen visser

    I love make up and fashion tutorials ! how to wear certain things like scarves, clothing/outfits that pair well together, what is in etc

  • favgreen

    This is so generous!!! Congrats too on 5 years. I’d be interested in organic product reviews.
    via Rhonda W G.

  • Colleen Boudreau

    I like reading product reviews!

  • Tracydeanne

    I love nail polish/product reviews. Happy blogaversary!

  • Chantelle Alvey

    I don’t really have a favorite, I read anything I find interesting

  • Castleville Kelly

    I enjoy the product reviews.

  • Julie Barrett (Reviewz by Jewe

    I just found your blog through this giveaway so I can’t really say what I like best or would like to see more of but I’m going to be following your blog from now on. Glad to have found it! Congrats on 5 yrs!

  • teeslee

    I like reading about product reviews and tips.

  • monica b

    I love reading product reviews as well as tips! Dupe/comparison posts would be interesting as well πŸ™‚ congrats on 5 years!!

  • melissafowers

    I love make up reviews and get ready with me posts.

  • David Gibb

    like reading about product reviews and vacation

  • Erica

    Happy 5TH πŸ™‚ I love makeup reviews and receipes.

  • Makeup reviews! Pretty please πŸ™‚

  • lynnclayton


  • Jenny Major

    I love new recipes!

  • Andrea Amy

    I enjoy the tutorials and also recipes

  • Kim

    I enjoy tutorials and reviews. Happy Blogiversary!

  • Gorgon

    I like tutorials, reviews, and contests

  • lolzboi

    I enjoy reviews the most. Or posts about style in general, because I’m unfashionable.

  • aly3360

    I like reading tutorial style posts the most.

  • Kat

    i like makeup reviews!

  • Elmar Kerimov

    thanks for giving away

  • Marianne

    I would love to see tutorials and reviews.

  • Janel

    I enjoy makeup reviews the most.

  • Nadia Martin

    I really like makeup tutorials it help me with my own !

  • Tainan Lu

    I would love to see newest products.

  • disqus_McmMRH559y

    I love makeup!

  • elena

    i love makeup reviews!

  • Jenny Ham

    The makeup review are the best

  • Kelly Gordon

    My passion is beauty products and make-up, love reading reviews on these πŸ˜€

  • daydreamsun3

    i like the makeup tutorials, would love to see more contests!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I love beauty posts and makeup tutorials. (:

  • Pam Wood Humphrey

    I love seeing how you put outfits together.
    I especially loved the Dixie Mall budget shopping posts.

  • Wendy Hutton

    I would love to see more makeup tips

  • Mary

    I love makeup and hair product reviews especially with swatches or tutorials!

  • Heather D

    I like makeup tutorials. I didn’t have anyone to teach me when I was young so I’m trying to catch up so late in the game.

  • Julie

    Happy 5 Year Blogiversary! I like posts about makeup, especially reviews and product roundups!

  • Mel

    Happy 5 year Blogiversary! I like posts about cosmetics and love to see the new products for the holidays!

  • Carol Roberts clark

    i like your beauty tips there so great for me


    I like recipes to fit the season and beauty tips.

  • Billy Lilley

    I like to see tutorial and review posts.

  • Kell Robyn

    Congratulations on 5 YEARS!!! Amazing!
    I can’t get enough of your beauty tips and reviews! Make a girl feel good! πŸ™‚

  • Allie Futterer

    I love beauty tutorials!

  • Meci

    I like post about the new makeup worth buying

  • Rajeeva Jayaratne

    how about for men.

  • Wendy Lange

    I love to read beauty reviews and tutorials.

  • Lulu

    I love how-to and tutorials.

  • seham

    I love the reviews on new products and tutorials

  • Juliee Fitze

    I like reading your posts about different types of makeup and how to apply it.

  • Vikki Billings

    I enjoy reading the tips for winter to help you skin and also love the reviews you write. I would love to see some posts on colors for winter, spring summer and fall. Thank you for the chance and Congratulations on 5 years!!

  • Kim

    I love to read beauty reviews and tutorials.

  • Anne-Marie Tvete

    I like the makeup tutorials

  • Anna

    I love beauty tips and tutorials.

  • archy0050

    I love tutorials and tips.

  • Natalie

    I really like posts with tutorials and tips. They’re great to know especially for someone like me who doesn’t really have a very solid knowledge base when it comes to beauty (basically, I need help so I’m always thrilled when you provide it πŸ˜‰ )

  • sassy

    Hi,congrats on 5 years-that’s huge!! I really love hauls (skincare & makeup); swatches & dupes.

  • Beauty bargains! There is SO much to choose from at the drugstore – knowing which ones are the best bang for my buck is amazing!

  • JusticeSadie

    I love to read beauty reviews and tutorials.

  • Val

    I love, love, LOVE makeup and beauty product reviews. Congrats on 5 years – awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Maria Katie

    I love tips and reviews

  • blessedta

    I like to see tutorial

  • HΓ©lΓ¨ne Chiasson

    I love beauty and makeup reviews.

  • Caryn Coates

    I love beauty tips and makeup tutorials

  • Jacqueline Man

    I love to see more cosmetic reviews!

  • Shauna

    Awe congrats! I think I started following soon after you started the blog, back when Glossybox was just starting in Canada! I’ve always liked the personal updates!

  • sissy kat

    I love reviews!I’d like to see more hauls!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Shane

    beauty product reviews are my favorite

  • Contrats on 5 years, here’s hoping I can reach that milestone one day!

  • Sasyla Dyrs

    cosmetics hauls posts

  • Darrah Bailey

    I LOVE your product reviews… They are my FAVE! <3 Keep it up!

  • Bo Simms

    The posts I would like to see more often are new beauty products (especially organic and cruelty free) reviews, and beauty tips.

  • Dork

    I love this so much!

  • Holly Yoho

    I’d love to see more reviews of lip products!

  • beckisong

    Congratulations, 5 years is a long time! I’d like to see reviews of various beauty bargains (yay for grad school budgets lol)! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Diana Cote

    Congrats on 5 years! I would love to see more natural beauty care, specially aimed at those with sensitive or acne prone skin and DIY videos/posts.

  • Yashchur Sergey


  • Alison Braidwood

    I’d love to see more posts on disguising skin redness, and dealing with sensitive skin.

  • Barb Wilkins

    I love product reviews as it gives me an idea if something is worth spending my money on!

  • Courtney Bella

    i like makeup hauls and makeup reviews- lots of lipstick ones- your stila post was great !:) thanks! xoxox

  • 12carebear

    I love how to’s DIY , homemade makeup would be posts. Esp making lipstain out of fruit dyes πŸ™‚ . Love seeing unboxing of every kind whether be a swatch or a ton of stuff.

  • Karine

    I really like your makeup reviews!

  • I absolutely love your makeup reviews!

  • mohammad anjum

    love your makeup reviews!

  • lisa

    I like skin care tips , makeup reviews and giveaways!

  • Lushka Smith

    Make up tips for the older gals

  • Fernando Salum Mancisidor

    I want to win this for my girlfriend

  • Sarah Hayes

    Id love to see more makeup application tips, esp contouring

  • elizabeth

    Heaven is makeup.

  • Melissa B Marie

    I like how to posts with pictures.

  • Debbie S.

    Congrats to you! I love reading reviews about new and old products. It’s nice to read results about products before purchasing.

  • Amie

    Happy anniversary ! I love the make up tips and reviews the most ! Reviews are great i’d like more ! Helps me know if a product is worth a try !

  • Ramona

    Happy anniversary! I love reading makeup reviews!

  • Angie B.

    I love tutorials particularly ones with videos or step by step pics

  • christina07

    Hey Dee! πŸ™‚ I always enjoy reading your makeup reviews & swatches – Happy Anniversary.

  • Anastasiya

    I love reviews on new products!

  • Robyn B.

    I love your make up reviews. Do more of those.

  • loriag

    I do not have a favourite post. I do like to see giveaways and I always love recipes.

  • Rachel

    I’d like to see more fashion posts

  • Judy Cowan

    Love reading about new products to see if they are something I would like to try. Don’t have a favourite post. Happy Blogiversary!

  • ceejay500

    I LOVE your product reviews

  • ClickClick

    I enjoy the fashion post the most. You and your friends look so cute in all the clothes, and you girls can sure work a step and repeat.

  • Soozle

    I enjoy product posts to see new items and tutorials!

  • Michelle James

    I love posts about reusable items, recycling them, repurposing them. Everything from jars to pallets into furniture etc.

  • Treen Goodwin

    Makeup and skin care tips are what i like to read up on πŸ™‚

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I like product reviews – maybe more fashion posts lol

  • fossie55

    I love product review. Lip care and hair care.
    Florence Cochrane

  • sara rai

    It would be nice to see natural remedies for face and hair.

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    i love product reviews and giveaways of new products, and I love to read about natural remedies

  • Patricia Kathy

    I love reviews of products ! It’s really my favorite! I also love routine! Thank you for the chance! Really amazing and Congrats!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜

  • shannon fowler

    I love what you have developed with your blog. Congrats on everything you have accomplished!

  • tanyab79

    I love the reviews, you have introduced me to many products I had not heard of before.

  • Chiara L

    makeup dupes πŸ˜€

  • Brandon Sparks

    I really love product reviews. I love all your posts. Keep them coming..

  • Jolie

    Love product reviews & make up dupes. Also love to see beauty hauls and empties.
    Congrats on this milestone! Wishing you many more πŸ™‚

  • I love product reviews, especially because we have similar skin tones and it can be hard to find pale girl recommendations!