Happy 1st Birthday Mythbuster Beauty!

August 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm 15 comments

It has been a year since I launched Mythbuster Beauty! And what a year it has been!  One year ago, after the frustration of searching for honest beauty reviews, I decided to take on the challenge of creating a place where individuals could openly vent their issues and share with others their pearls of wisdom.  One year ago, Mythbuster Beauty was born.

When you have a dream, you can either take the risk and jump in and try something new, or decide to let the dream pass.  Fear and self-doubt is something we all struggle with, but by facing our fears and taking risks we can grow.  Mistakes are embarrassing and humbling, but they are part of the learning process. 

Some of my most memorable fumbles this year include: referring to myself as a “Beauty Booger,” mixing up emails to beauty companies, grammatical errors and tyypos, computer programming challenges, changing my logo at least a dozen times, and learning blogging protocol and manners.  I continue to learn something new everyday and I am so grateful for the experience.

Success in my opinion is learning from your mistakes (hopefully), and getting back up after getting knocked down and trying again.  Persistence is the key.     

And without the friendship and love from many amazing and persistent women, I would have dropped this beauty blogging gig a long time ago. 

My most heartfelt thanks to:  Jami at Bionic Beauty, Mo, Tracy, Amanda, HSF, Jen at Raging Rouge, Nenette, Cecily, Jen, Debbie, Alyson at Authentic Beauty, Jamie at The Beauty of Life, Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen, Sherry at LooseLipsNY, Marilyn, DecoDiva, IFW, Kate the “Rock,” Meg from Megsmakeup, Jess McGuinty at Jessicurl, Suki Kramer at sukiface/sukicolor, Marissa Shipman from theBalm, Ken at Herbaria Soap, Everyday Minerals, Urban Decay/Hard Candy, tarte Cosmetics, Asma, Alison Raffaele, Benefit, Lancome, Clinique, Posh Mama and this list could go on and on.  So many people and organizations believed in and supported me, even when they had very little evidence to go on.  One amazing contributor is my behind-the-scenes editor, my best friend and husband, Evan.  Thank you so much for supporting my work Evan. I love you! (Editor’s comment: I love you too, Jen!)

And most importantly, many thanks to YOU!  This year we will continue to bust beauty myths, discuss hot topics, and hold monthly giveaways. 

Here’s to another year!

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  • 1. Marilyn  |  August 31, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MB, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
    I am amazed that Mythbuster Beauty is only 1 year old! Jen, you do such an outstanding and professional job and provide such a great service that I thought you had been doing this for years!
    Congrats, and here’s to many more birthdays! xoxo

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  • 2. hairyshoefairy  |  August 31, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first year! Keep the good stuff coming!

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  • 3. tracy m  |  August 31, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! Yay for taking some risk and YAY for success!

    That picture, by the way, is WONDERFUL. You both are radiant.

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  • 4. Jen Hill  |  August 31, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Oh thank you Marilyn, HSF, and Tracy. All of you are so good to contribute and make beauty blogging great fun.

    *HSF, I am adding you to my list too! 🙂

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  • 5. Critty  |  August 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Look forward to reading you blog for many, many more years!!! 🙂

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  • 6. Monique  |  August 31, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Hey sister, Happy Anniversary! You’ve done a great job, and you look great in that picture!! Love ya, Monique

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  • 7. Laurel  |  August 31, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Congratulations Jen! You have done an amazing job this past year and have helped me personally so much. Just having you for a friend is such a blessing in my life and I think you’re tops!!!

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  • 8. Jen  |  August 31, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Can you believe it’s been a year??? Congrats!

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  • 9. Jami  |  September 1, 2008 at 5:58 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Jen and Mythbuster Beauty! You’re an inspiration to me and keep me blogging as well. Keep up the “bustin'”! You and MBB have reached out and affected the lives of many women across the world. Thank you for your endless time, energy and friendship. I wish you nothing but extreme success.

    Love n’ hugs!

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  • 10. Hannah  |  September 1, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I am so glad that you showed me your site, I love it! Happy birthday and thank you for sharing your tips, insight and love for beauty!

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  • 11. Decorative Diva  |  September 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    I love to read what you write, so please keep writing!

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  • 12. Jen Hill  |  September 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much Monique, Laurel, Jen, Jami, Hannah and Deco Diva.

    I’ll keep writing if you all will keep reading and contributing!

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  • 13. Mo  |  September 3, 2008 at 12:35 am

    A Year?! My how time flies!
    Look at what your little side project has turned into. You are amazing with all the work you put into this, with 5 kids to raise no less! What would we do without you? You are AWESOME

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  • 14. IFW  |  September 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

    It’s been a year already??!!!! Mo’s right – time sure does fly. And, I must say you’ve built an excellent website. WELL DONE chica!

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  • 15. Jen Hill  |  September 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Thanks IFW. What would I do without you?

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