Sunday, October 30, 2011


Hello there! Nice to have you. 
I am reminiscing, and hosting a giveaway. Please read on... 

Five giveaway items to celebrate The Girlie Blog's reaching 500 day.

A Brief History of The Girlie Blog

Moving to Seattle

Have you ever taken a leap of faith and moved to a place where you don't know anyone? 

That is exactly what my husband and I did in 2007. We packed a big van, bid our friends good-bye, and headed out west.

Our pup having a snack in a jam-packed van

Bright Lights. Lonely Nights.
Tell you what, starting all over was harder than I had ever imagined, especially when our new city is Seattle. It's pretty here, but it is lonely. 

Have you ever heard of the "Seattle Freeze?" It's a brutal social disease where people in Seattle are nice to your face but don't ever want to become your friend. 

They don't care about you. They don't care to know you. They just want to say "hi" and walk away.

Plus, in the so-called "smartest city in the U.S," fashion-crazed and makeup-loving girls like me are often shunned by bookish intellectuals. 

I should just sit in a dark corner and drink myself silly, right?


First time at West Seattle (2007).

First time crossing the Pudget Sound (2008).

Birth of The Girlie Blog

Get to know me and you will find that I am NOT the sulking type. 

If I feel lonely, I'm doing something about it — A BLOG! Dammit! I'll start a blog!

After all, my previous blog (visible to college friends only) was so well-received.

I'll write about stuff I enjoy — makeup, clothes, shopping, etc— and I'll connect with bloggers who are just like me :O)

In early 2008, The Girlie Blog was born.

Putting Myself Out There

I wrote and wrote and wrote. No one came. What the heck was wrong with my blog?

Ah-ha! I needed to put myself out there.

Reluctantly — I am actually very shy — I started following and commenting on other blogs.

Sure it was scary at first — hi I'm on your blog, will you come visit me too? — but slowly, I gained many followers. 

Sometimes, even advertisers stopped in with opportunities to review their products.

The 5 FOR 500 Giveaway

Okay, okay. Quit blabbing and onto the important part...

I now have over 400 followers. (Patting myself on the back now.) But I am aiming for 500.

And when that day comes, I am giving away five lovely prizes:

E.L.F Smokey Shadows

A beautiful set of E.L.F shadow palette.

E.L.F Plumping Lip Gloss

Three E.L.F gloss that pump up the puckers

Business Card Holder

Need a place for business cards? Win this card holder.

Sequined Makeup Bag

A dazzling sequined bag for all your pretty things.

Burt's Bees All-Natural Lip Balm

Get rid of chapped lips with this natural lip balm.

How to Enter?

1. Be a follower of The Girlie Blog.

2. Leave a comment, with your email address.

That's all!

Now spread the word and let's get 500 followers!

** Open world wide **


  1. Nice way to deal with the big change :3
    I'm glad you chose to blog! :P
    I'm sure it'll be easy for you to reach 500! ;3

    email: kay_z7[at]hotmail[dot]com

    btw, I added your giveaway to my sidebar :3

  2. Oh wow. Brave of you to move across the country. I can imagine how hard it must've been!

    I know it can get lonely but I'd much prefer to write loads, be lonely but indulge in my own words. Write for you and not anyone else! :D

    I can't join but I'll help spread the word!

  3. That's a great attitude to have, glad you decided to blog! I've never heard of the Seattle freeze but it sounds depressing. I'm moving with my boyfriend across the country to San Diego in three months so I'm sort of in that same boat. It's so nice to see you take a situation like that and turn it around into something positive like your blog. :)

    xx Jessica

  4. wow, may i ask why you moved to Seattle?
    would you consider moving back to where your friend and family are from?
    please enter me!

  5. Congrats on 500!!

    Email: pinkorchids[@]

  6. I just realised this is only open to US or canada, please don't enter my previous comment :)

  7. I'll been followed you since when i start blogging. love reading

    email add:
    my blogspot:

  8. Congrats on the new followers!!

    Enter me, please :D


  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    mrsweslowski at yahoo dot com
    Follow via GFC:artsavesyou

  10. congrats on 500 followers!

  11. Following you:)

  12. Wow I am impressed about your move. There are other places I would love to live but am too scared to leave friends and family behind lol.

    Good luck getting to 500, I'm sure it wont be long at all!!

  13. What a great inspiring post!! Im the same way....Ill get a little sad, then I try to hurry up and figure out a did great!! Thanks for the giveaway...very generous of you!!!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

  14. You are the best!

    keep walking.

  15. I loved this story your so brave !!! to move and try something different you deserve all your followers and much more more !!!

    I'm glad to have the pleasure to meet you !!!

    Follow my new blog Love, Shop

  16. I'm a happy follower!!! You know, sometimes I wish I could pick up and move from this place!

    I've been dying to get to Target and get the new elf sets!

    allthatglitters 2009 at yahoo

    Congrats on almost 500!

  17. Congrats on your blog achievement!U r almost there and will definitely reach the goal of 500 soon. Good Luck!!!


  18. Aww congrats on 400!!!!!!
    Ahh elf products~ I Wish they had them in Australia!

    alicephan1992 [at] hotmail [dot] com

  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! You'll obtain 500 followers in no time!

    Name: Sophie

  20. Congrats! and nice blog :)
    new follower here :)

  21. Hi,

    I've been following you for a while actually, via bloglovin, so please count me in! I'm so glad you give opportunity for int readers too, I'm from Indonesia btw.
    My blog is like my persona too, because my office environment is very masculine. Even many of the girls have short hair and dress like men, so I look rather odd with my long hair and girlie, colorful outfits, and bands of bracelets!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  22. So glad you decided to put yourself out there!!! I've never heard of the seattle freeze...they cant freez you out unless you let 'em! ...and clearly you wont!

    Thanks for the give away!

    Aesthetic Lounge

  23. I know exactly how you feel!

    That's why I started part of why I started my blog too:)

  24. Great giveaway!!
    I'm already a follower of your blog!
    crystal_luvz (at) hotmail (dot) com

  25. Thanks for sharing that with us! I'm glad that you started this blog =) That's actually one of the reasons why I started my blog, because I was feeling a bit lonely. Congrats on the 400+ followers and I hope you reach 500 very soon <3

    Little Petite

  26. Congratulations on your success! I just started blogging and already feel I'm meeting some great people. :)

  27. Aww congrats! That business card is so cute.


  28. Wow! Moving to a place where you don't know anyone is so brave of you and your husband. No need to be lonely since we're all here for you! ^_^ It's fun talking to fellow beauty bloggers. :D

    Congrats on the followers!
    Please enter me. :D

    GFC: MSodapop


    Thanks love!

  29. Congrats on 400 dear! You will get to 500 soon enough!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  30. Congrats on all your followers, darling!
    Fab giveaway!


  31. Congrats for having 400+ followers! You'll definitely have 500 followers soon! :)

    gfc: morbidfrank

  32. Congrats,dear!
    Your blog is so cute!!
    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment:)
    Fashion tea at 5

  33. I'm new here, but I like you already ; ) Congratulations on coming this far, thanks for sharing your journey with us, and good luck getting to 500!

    I'm following and my email is mrssuba at gmail dot com.

  34. it is kinda scary just to take a leap of faith like that. I did it before but it wasn't bad. In the beginning it was scary and I had no friends but before long, I had a new social circle and life was as usual. : )

  35. I am new here, I love your blog! :)
    My email:

  36. hi girlie, congratulations in coming this far. im sure youre excited! i followed u since you are very friendly and always commenting. now i noticed u have a giveaway and let me comment for support. my email is, u may email me about random things! or simply accept my award doll and let me know u more :D

  37. This is an awesome giveaway!!! :)
    Your blog is AMAZINGLY cute!

  38. Hey doll. Love both of your blogs...nice to see a doll with brains and beauty. I can't wait to see more of you. I would be honored if you came to visit me at

    xx Sadii

  39. I'm a new blogger and new follower. I love it and fabulous giveaway!

  40. I love your blog it has so many great ideas! congratulations on almost reaching 500 followers..

  41. Email-

    GFC- Adriana

  42. Im the last one follower!;D

    Email -
    GFC- Supergirl

  43. I'm pretty sure I was no 500... Anyway, I follow you as Ria via GFC and congrats on 500! :D

  44. Great Blog! Keep up the good work.
    And great give away my email is
    ahh I hope I win because I never win anything but I always keep hoping haha

  45. Wow... you have awesome blog :)

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