Back in the dead of winter when it was still freezing cold outside, I received the most awesome news ever: I was going to be featured on a nationwide Revlon advertisement! I freaked and immediately showed my husband. Of course I didn’t have all the details then, but I was told it would run from July 2015 through December 2015. It seemed so far off then that I was worried it wouldn’t happen or something would change, but low and behold, July is here and look what I found!
It was July 3rd, 2015 and my husband and I were at Whole Foods picking up our Independence Day barbecue food. Right next to the Whole Foods is an Ulta, and he suggested we stop in and see if they had it up. We walked in and he was actually the one who spotted it. He emphatically said, “LOOK BECK!” with a goofy, super proud smile on his face. I had so many emotions running through me at that point. I was ecstatic, excited, happy, nostalgic, and most of all, proud.
You see, I never thought I could turn Beauty Gala into what it is today. Back at the end of 2009 when I was considering blogging, it was just a figment of my imagination. I had been working a lot of dead-end jobs that left me physically and emotionally exhausted because they just weren’t what made my soul happy. Beauty Gala makes my soul dance. I’m so passionate about what I do and I enjoy it so much, that here we are over 5 years later. It is because of you that I am where I am, and for that, I thank you. Without a steady readership, I wouldn’t have been offered the fantastic opportunities I have had, including this Revlon ad.
Here are some more very candid photographs of me finding the display. My sweet hubby was just snapping away while I was very much experiencing raw emotion and nirvana:
Of course, we came home that day and my husband, dad, and I all toasted to a new milestone for Beauty Gala:
It’s one of those cool accomplishments that no one can take away from me and I am beyond grateful. I am always so filled with gratitude for each and every opportunity, no matter how large or how small. Also, don’t forget to check out some of the wonderful posts I’ve done on the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick, which is what the ad is for. It’s truly an amazing drugstore product that I stand behind.
I cannot thank you enough and wanted to share the good news with you all. If you happen to spot the ad in your local Ulta or drugstores, please share a snap with me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. I’d love to see you with it or even just a snap of the ad itself!
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