Happy Anniversary Bionic Beauty!

by Bionic Beauty on 04.Jul.2008 · 12 comments

July 4th represents the United State’s Independence Day but it’s also the day I first put a post up on the Bionic Beauty blog.

Happy Anniversary to the Bionic Beauty blog!

In honor of BB’s one year anniversary, I’m taking a look back at lessons I have learned this past year. I know there are quite a few more, but some lessons just seem to become instinct and I cannot process them or identify the actual point that I learned the lesson.

  • Almost every high end product has an affordable duplicate.
  • Branch out and try indie and local brands. Quite often they are more natural, very affordable, and fun to chat with your friends about.
  • Samples abound! I can now travel at a moment’s notice thanks to all my sample size lotions, shampoos, styling products and even foundation! Bionic Beauty has shared 79 beauty samples in the past year.
    Stripping floors is hard work, no its not beauty related, but it is something I learned.
  • Some ladies simply rock my world. Nenette, Erin and Jen. I am so glad we’ve found each other in the vastness of this crazy web.
  • A blog requires many more hours a day than I ever expected. For a quick estimate, I spend 45-50 hours a week working on Bionic Beauty. On giveaway weeks, it’s many more since I have promised myself to send personal thank you notes to each entrant.
  • Reader comments, emails, and feedback make those hours all worthwhile.
  • Rubberized mascara brushes ROCK!

And without further delay… in order to say thanks to all my wonderful readers, Bionic Beauty will be hosting some fantabulous giveaways this month. The first of which has already launched – win a SpinLash mascara setup! Giveaways to come include Malibu Secret lotion, Milani makeup, pHormulate *and* White Sands hair care. Also in the works, highlights on my readers: Polls/surveys to share your thoughts, a “delurking day”, and a roundup of the best comments over the year.  So hangout, check back often, and join the birthday party all month long!


1 Toma July 4, 2008 at 9:06 am


2 Jen July 4, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Happy First Anniversary Bionic Beauty!

Your hard work and dedication really shine here. It is amazing to reflect on the past year. From one who loves beauty products, thank you! And as a friend, you have been an enormous support and blessing for me.

Here’s to a great second year and big hugs! Jen

3 BionicBeauty July 5, 2008 at 6:26 am

Thanks Toma and Jen! 🙂 🙂

4 Kate July 5, 2008 at 6:35 am

Congrats – love this blog; fun AND useful! I feel so lucky to have found you!

5 BionicBeauty July 5, 2008 at 6:58 am

Aww shucks, thanks Kate! I’m glad you’re here too!

6 Teena in Toronto July 6, 2008 at 7:01 am

Happy blogoversary!

7 BionicBeauty July 6, 2008 at 7:37 am

Thanks Teena!! And welcome to Bionic Beauty- I hope to see you around the blog.

8 Nenette July 13, 2008 at 8:20 am

Happy Blog-iversary, happy blog-iversary,
happy blog-iversary, HA-ppy blog-iversary!!!

I’m so incredibly happy for you! Your hard work has definitely paid off, and you’ve earned all the fab accolades you’ve received.
Thank you for feeding my beauty addiction so well with all of your insightful reviews and spot-on product choices.
Thanks most of all for your friendship… you’ve enriched my online life, and I am so proud to call you my friend.

I wish you many more fruitful bloggy years to come! xo

9 Joli July 13, 2008 at 8:37 am

Happy Anniversary. The tireless hours you put in to this blog have certainly not gone to waste, as the end product is fantastic. Keep up the good work.

10 BionicBeauty July 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Nenette, Thank you! And thanks for singin’ to me as well. 😀

Joli, That’s great to hear. I’ll keep at it, as long as people keep reading.

11 beauty May 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Don’t you think there is too much hype with beauty products these days? I love your tips and advice BTW. Its just that there are too many beauty products on the market that are over expensive while claiming to be “the next best thing”.

12 Bionic Beauty May 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

Hi Beauty,
First, welcome to the Bionic Beauty blog!
I agree with you in some aspects about over-hyped beauty products. The industry is working to improve standards on labeling- mainly those that call out outlandish claims when they do not have the science, or proof, to back them. A few examples include some of the new “gene or DNA specific” face creams that claim to resequence or alter your DNA so that you’ll age slower or reverse the signs of aging. No cream can do that obviously. And it’s really sad to see some people dishing out hundreds of dollars thinking that it’s true.

Another one that irks me is a particular mask that claims to contain liquid Oxygen. It’s packed in a regular dispenser. Anyone who remembers basic high school chemistry knows that liquid O2 (Oxygen) can’t be present in regular room pressure. The container would have to be highly pressurized.

Then there are all the items that say “Natural”, “organic”, eco-friendly, etc. This really needs to be regulated, in my opinion. Currently, if an item is 80% water- a company can call it natural or organic.

It all comes down to knowledge. And that’s why I review products. I hope to educate fellow Bionic Beauties on what is good for your skin, what really works, and what you should look out for when choosing a potential skin/body/hair care product. 🙂

What items are ones that you see as over-hyped? I’d love to keep this discussion going!

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