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Friday, June 14, 2013

What is "Dreaming in Blush"?

Imagine if we only dreamt in black and white?

For almost 5 years now I have been creating beauty videos as “AllThatGlitters21”, and have loved every moment. I have fluttered around other parts of the Internet (like a little bird. Or a mouse), trying out various social media sites and starting up a few blogs (remember that old AllThatGlitters21 blogspot? It’s still up and running it you want to have a read), but the one thing that has stayed absolutely consistent is my YouTube channel. Now… don’t go and panic, I am NOT going to stop making videos, but over the last year or so I have really gotten into reading written blogs. There is something really calming about starting off my day with a cup of coffee and a catch up of my blog reading list, and it has become an essential part of my routine. The more I fell in love with reading blogs, the more I realized that I wanted to be a part of that community. Written blogs give a completely different feel than watching a video on the same content, especially if it’s accompanied by pretty pictures. It is more concise, can be more artsy, and can be read “on the go” (although you can watch videos “on the go” as well, I find it more difficult). Plus, I have always loved writing, and ending my day by writing up a post about something I love, whether it be a beauty product or something else entirely, seems very satisfying to me.

This comes at a perfect time as well because as many of you have noticed, ElleandBlair.com is currently down. We have not folded the website completely, but it is temporarily being rerouted to Blair’s YouTube channel while we redesign it. Being blog-less at the moment, I thought, “Why don’t I start a new project”? I’ve wanted to do this for a while, and it was actually one of my New Year’s Resolutions, so here it is.

Welcome to “Dreaming in Blush”, my new beauty blog. I’m sure this blog will grow and change with time, but for now it will be mostly beauty based with a sprinkle of fashion thrown in. As for the name, I read somewhere once that some people dream in color, while others only dream in black and white. I *think* I dream in color, because right when I wake up I feel as if I have a color on the edge of my brain, but then when I think about it harder it fades away and I can’t remember if it was color or black and white. Either way, it makes me feel like there is something a little magical about my dreams. Do you dream in color? If you could only dream in one color, what would it be? Mine would be blush… a soft pink, light as air, feminine color that lights up the room.

Ahh... that's better :)

I hope you enjoy it <3

xoxo,
Elle

126 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Elle, I suspect we are kindred spirits.

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  2. I'm so happy you made a blog! I absolutely love your videos, so I'm sure I'm going to love your blog too!

    http://melissapcooper.blogspot.com/

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  3. yay! i've always really admired your writing on your other blog and of course, your youtube channel! i'm excited to read your new blog! i totally agree with how written blogs have come into my routine, especially in the mornings while I get ready.

    can't wait to see what's in store!
    -Sarah
    http://www.theserendipityblog.com

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  4. So glad you started a blog Elle, I've been watching your videos since the beginning, and loved reading your old blog. I think written blogs can be more personal than videos (at least for me). Looking forward to reading! :)

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  5. This is so exciting! I was wondering what was going on with your site :)

    Glad your using blogspot so I can keep updated!!

    http://thepescetarianpantry.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Congrats on your new blog! I also wake up every morning with a cup of coffee and my ipad in hand to catch up on blog posts through bloglovin! It is very calming and interesting to read different blogs and perspectives. I am looking forward to reading your future posts and wish you all the best! xo

    Caroline
    http://www.calijae.com

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  7. I think i dream in color..maybe it's the 1988's gemini thing! If I had to dream in one color, I'm sure it'd orange, even my favourite color is blue.

    I also started this blog recently and I know nobody reads it, but I am happy to write :)!

    GOOD LUCK ELLE!! I don't know what you sayin English, the expression, to cheer you up, so I'm going to use one in my language( CATALAN) : "Ànims!!"

    PS: my posts until.now are in Spanish!

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  8. I am so excited for your blogs again!

    I definitely dream in color! I always thought I was a weirdo for dreaming in color. (Well, I am but not because of that. ;-) )

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  9. I'm *so* excited to be following you on this newest project adventure of your, Elle! I've always enjoyed your writing style, so I'll be looking forward to reading all of your posts. :)

    ~Ashley
    Bramblewood Fashion

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  10. very nice description of the blog name. :) good luck with the new project! love your videos. :)
    misselegant06.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm already loving this! *-* good luck with this new project Elle! Somehow I prefer written blogs than youtube (although I still love your videos) but I got this cosy feeling from reading someone else's opinion :)

    Now I wonder what blogs do you like reading... Maybe someday you'll post about that!

    +++ love from portugal,
    Style & Expect

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  12. Eloquently written and Good luck with this blog.

    I've noticed as well that a few years ago I would watch videos regularly and now I prefer to read blogs. Sure if there is something specific I'll watch a video but for some reason I've strayed from Youtube.

    -Chrissy of Crashbeauty.com

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  13. awesome blog! i like videos, but i hate to watch them on the go!
    my blog list is also a nice way to start my day.

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  14. Excited for this Elle! I just started a blog myself so I'm always looking for new ones to read!
    silverpassionista.blogspot.com

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  15. Very fabulous! I agree I find the written blog to be somehow more special or something! Ha!
    Glad to have a new blog to read, Elle :-)
    Kallie But First, Coffee

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  16. yay! I loved your old blog so much and would read it every day so I'm happy you're back! It was actually your blog that inspired me to start my own!
    xx elizaloo

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  17. Congrats on the blog!!!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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  18. I am so excited for a blog that is totally your own! I've always connected to you more than any other YouTuber because we have so much in common, so it'll be nice to have a peek inside your own mind. :) I love the name you chose for your blog as well. <3

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  19. Excited to see what's to come with your new blog. I love your videos and miss reading your blogs too :)
    <3 Melissa
    www.crunchyconfidential.com

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  20. Welcome (again) to the blogging world! I've just recently launched another blog of my own and it's been wonderful. I can't wait to see what you have in store!

    http://mollycurley.blogspot.com

    xo Molly

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  21. welcome back to blogging (:

    Liz

    http://lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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  22. Welcome back Elle! :)

    About dreaming, I guess I'm one of those people that sometimes dreams in color, sometimes in b/w....but sometimes, it's the combination of the two, and I find that those kind of dreams are most vivd, most active, most memorable, either good or bad.

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  23. I am so excited for this blog :) It is sure to be amazing <3

    Tori

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  24. I'm so glad you started another blog. I really love your youtube videos. I would love it if you could check my little blog out, I am a 15 year old from England.
    www.emilybelleblogs.blogspot.com
    PS: I think I dream in colour :)

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  25. Lovely Elle!!

    Please if you have a second I would love it if you could check out my blog... it's about beauty and fashion ;)

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  26. Is someone interested in a blog with stories about living in a wheelchair?
    If yes: at the moment it's only in german but I could write every story in english too!
    Here is my blog: lauragentile.tumblr.com

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  27. This blog idea has come to life at a great time! I LOVE the thought behind the blog's name! I look forward to reading this, as I do the same type of thing each morning :) Pop by if you have a minute: http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

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  28. Dana did a fantastic job with this blog design, it looks spectacular! Super excited to see this blog grow and glad that you're back to blogging again! ♥

    www.alessonoflovely.blogspot.com

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    1. yes she was fantastic! Super sweet over email too :)

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    2. i am so exided for the blog will read like every time u have a new post love u elle never stop doing what your doing

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  29. This is so lovely. I don't consider myself a huge beauty buff, however you have certainly charmed me! I love your charisma on camera, and I think I will enjoy the blog as well. Looking forward to creating one of my one! Congrats, Elle!

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  30. Hi Elle!
    Nothing to do with beauty, but with fashion ;) What do you think about the heel skeakers? gros bisous from Switzerland
    Alodie

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  31. I love the floral design! It looks so cute! Awesome job!

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  32. Very calming background! Love the colors! Welcome to the blog community again!
    personatalist@blogspot.com

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  33. I am so excited for this blog! I have followed your videos on YouTube for a couple years now and I've always loved them. Blogs are something I have been in love with recently and I know I'm going to be adding yours to my favorites! I can't wait to read more.

    P.s. I dream in color. And if I could choose any one color to dream in, it would be a soft pink or a baby blue.

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  34. So happy you decided to start blogging! You're so wonderful and I enjoy watching your videos so much. Your style is an inspiration for sure.

    xx - Danielle
    missglamdan.com

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  35. Hey Elle,

    you said you like reading blogs yourself. What are your favorite blogs?

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  36. Elle, this is so well-written and SO exciting! Welcome to the community :)

    XO, Abundance of Erica

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  37. Wow! You are really good at writing posts, I had no idea! It makes me want to follow this blog, and I think I will avidly. Much love xxoo

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  38. You have a typo in the first paragraph. Just thought you should know. Not trying to be mean but I am guessing you would want to fix it. I love the photo btw!

    typo:
    "still up and running it you want to have a read)"
    It should be "IF" not "it" :) I can't wait to read more!

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  39. Elle, I'd love to know what your favorite blogs to read are as well!
    Excited for your new venture, I've always enjoyed your writing before :)
    Meg

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  40. so, pretty much, you and your sister are splitting in a way?

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  41. Congratulations on the new journey

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  42. Can't wait to see your blog grow :) please do some ootd's <3 i would love to see your style since we don't get to see it on your beauty channel ^^

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  43. Love your photos. So pretty!

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  44. I'm so excited for this blog!!! But I really hope you guys don't take down elleandblair.com, or stop using it becasue I love that site, or loved it when it was up and running.

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  45. can you suggest some good products with Hyaluronic acid in it....as a old user of it, you would know better !

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  46. I would want to dream in champagne or a ballet slipper pink.

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  47. I'm so glad you are willing to share the things you love through writing again! Can't wait to see more :)

    XOXO, Sarah from www.thebellainsider.blogspot.com

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  48. Loving your blog so far!!
    The only comment I have is that it would be great if you would put the prices of the items!!
    Love ya <3

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  50. Yay, you got a blog! I have a beauty blog of my own if you'd love to check it out! I can't wait to read more content on your blog!

    Compassionate Beauty

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  51. Looking forward to reading more on your new blog! Such a lovely lay out you have . I'm a new blogger too and I'm just loving it. Even if nobody read my blog I would still love it as I find it to be such a positive , creative release. Best of luck Elle, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Beautylifemichelle.blogspot.com.au xx

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  52. I cannot wait for your blogs!
    If you are ever looking for new products to try and review, I have been obsessed with Boscia products (especially the masks!). Additionally (I am not 100% sure if it's available in the states) the Vichy ProEven daily dark spot corrector has changed my life! My skin has never felt and looked better.
    All the best!!

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  53. The pictures of you on here are just stunning Elle! Oddly enough,this actually couldn't have come at a better time for "me" bc i too have been "toying" w/starting a blog..reading this has given me inspiration. I wish you all the best on here. I'm sure it'll be wonderful..tnx again for reminding me that dreams can come true..

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  54. I'm so glad you're back in blogger!! definitely followed!

    I've revamped my blog tonight, and I'm super excited to start posting again!
    http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  55. I'm so excited about this blog :) Wish you all the best :) Love you<3

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  56. How exciting!

    To be honest I've not been much of a blog reader until about a month ago when I started mine and started becoming more active in the community. Would really appreciate it if you checked out my blog :)

    ERIN :)

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  57. You are so right! A written blog is so calming...and you can read blogs at work, quietly ;) http://thedressychick.com

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  58. Im excited you've started a new blog! Look forward to reading your posts :)

    PS. I loveee your layout, so pretty! x

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  59. Great blog design! The soft colour add a nice mood!

    http://zanekrevicamua.blogspot.ie/

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  60. love your blog !!!
    www.blingsparklesandyou.blogspot.in

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  61. So true. I watch your videos and also those of others, but that amazing feeling you get from reading a blog-post? can't ever be replaced! :)
    Goodluck for the project! :)

    agirlsfancies.blogspot.com

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  62. beautiful blog!

    http://beautybybellatrix.blogspot.sk/

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  63. Nice surprise to see you on the blogosphere :)

    xx
    Axelle
    Style playground

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  64. When I started writing my blog, I looked up your old one for some inspiration and I was really sad when I saw that it was down. Now that you've started, I'm really happy! I can't wait to see more posts from you. I love watching your channel!

    P.S. I dream in color. :D

    Julia
    www.theunicahija.wordpress.com

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  65. Awh yay, much prefer blogging myself. Can't wait to read more!

    Ellie | Design Blog

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  66. this blog title is so cute! i love you and are SO happy you are doing this!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  67. I love watching YouTube videos, but you're right, there is something so relaxing about reading your favorite blogs while drinking a cup of tea. I'm also a blogger, feel free to check out my site, PRETTY.RANDOM.THINGS.

    Liesl

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/

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  68. Congratulations on the new blog. I'm sure it will do very well, since I for one like the way you write and how you put together things. Soft, romantic, blush coloured. What's not to like? One thing you forgot about the beauty of blogging instead of recording video: you can do so in your favourite pyjamas, cuddled up in bed with a big cup of tea and rolls on your hair and no one will be the wiser. ;)

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  69. I'm excited for you, Elle! I love blogging for the very same reasons as you. I like making videos too, but there is something about written word that keeps drawing me in. I look forward to keeping up with this new project of yours since I have been watching since 2008 :)

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  70. I'm actually so excited to read your posts without even knowing what they're going to be! You've always seemed like a good bloggers that will share tips and just simply write. Xx

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  71. Awww first of all I have to say I love the name of your blog. For some reason while reading it I felt calm and relax. So looking forward to more post. your Great Xo

    beautyboxxbyaly.blogspot.com

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  72. There is something very special about blogs, and I'm glad you started one! I LOVE the name.

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  73. I've been missing elleandblair.com so I'm so excited to have another blog to add to my reading list! I really enjoy blogs as well....they are more peaceful to enjoy than videos. I can't wait to start reading yours!

    http://fashionamourforever.blogspot.com

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  74. so excited for your new blog! :D

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  75. I'm so excited to read all your new blog posts! Could you do a face of the day as a blog post?

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  76. I love your videos but also love to unwind by reading various blogs and looking at the beautiful pictures that accompany them it pleases that artistic side of my brain so I'm excited to add your new blog to my list and cant wait to start reading it! Congratulations and I wish you much success and happiness on your new venture :-) I am already a loyal reader and must say I love your pics, they are so gorgeous, you look absolutely stunning!

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  77. This is lovely! I'm pleased you're doing what you're passionate about, and you're a really articulate too! I swore to myself I would never be the girl that posts links to her own blog, but honestly I think a bit of self advertising never hurt anyone. Love you and Blair and have done for years now! Take a look if you want like, I'm not gonna cry if ye don't but if you're interested in being yourself it might be a good place to look... I've only done one post to date (17th June) but I plan to do more!

    http://thebestofmeicanpossiblybe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  78. I Love blogs, I loved your blog I think yours was one of the first ones I subscribed to too when I started college five years ago. I joined the elleandblair.com website but being closer to your age I found the audience of the site to be younger which is great just I found not for me. I'm glad your starting this new blog it will give room somewhere for just your thoughts and other comments as well.
    Blush must be a beautiful colour to dream in, I think alot of the time I dream in colour. Sometimes when I wake up I still feel like I'm in my dream but for whatever reason time in my dreams move different. If I could dream in any colour I think I would like it to be a pink tone too.

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  79. Love this blog Elle! <3
    Penny Rose
    http://pinkandpetals.blogspot.com/

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  80. So happy to know that you are still going to be blogging! I look forward to reading your posts. I, myself, love to write blog posts, and put my thoughts and advice into a post. I also find that sometimes reading a blog does help a lot more than watching a video. You can reread over parts easily, rather then having to try to rewind to to right point in the video. I also want to start a YouTube, and I will, but I always find that writing comes so much more easily to me, as I tend to forget what I'm saying when I try to film and find myself doing it over and over. With my blog I can write and write, and I have the ability to think for a moment, then continue.

    I think that I mostly dream in color. But I would dream in a pink tone as well if I could only dream in one color.

    angelicglitter.blogspot.com

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  81. I am so incredibly excited for you! I can't wait for you to write more posts! We will get to see your photography skills, I've always wanted to see your photos. You seem such a girly and fun person and I can't wait for you to join the community!

    Love you
    Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

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  82. Hi elle! ive always wondered what happened to elleandblair.com. I'm so happy you have your own blog now :D looking forward to your posts!

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  83. Hi Elle! I was wondering... what is the "Purple Shampoo" you would always talk about? I just "Ombre'd" my hair and I remembered you would always recommend it - pleease reply ASAP! xox

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  84. Sounds like both of you are ready for something new, I'm proud of you girls. Thank you for all the wonderful videos, they're educational, inspiring and fun. I wish both of you the best of luck and will continue to support. Keep up the good work and stay beautiful always!!

    xoxo

    Mary

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  85. Have to say I'm pretty excited about reading new posts :D

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  86. Love it! Can you do a post about your favorite blogs to read?

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  87. Glad you're blogging! I look forward to see more posts!!! ;)

    Marissa
    thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, and Mommy Blog

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  88. Yeay, after this I can read your blog. I am so happy. :)

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  89. I dream in color! (: So much that I wake up and remember the color of someone's shirt or something in nature.

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  90. I must say that while I like your videos I wasn't reading you Elle & Blair blog. On the contrary, I am really excited about this one.

    alessiapearl.blogspot.com
    alessiascues.blogspot.com

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  91. i love you so much elle and i'm very happy that you did another blog
    xx
    fan from spain

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  92. Good Luck with your new project, I am very excited about this new blog! :D

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  93. Luv it, lokkn forward to reading it daily

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  94. Excited ! Already following you on bloglovin.

    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  95. Hi, Elle!
    I'm super excited that you've made a blog, since I love beauty blogging, and I watch your videos all the time. I love the title and content so far, and I hope you're having fun with it. FYI the app, Bloglovin' is a great way to connect with other beauty bloggers and get in touch with your followers.

    Amy http://stayradwithamy.blogspot.com

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  96. oh my gosh this blog is SO beautiful!!!! <3

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  97. I'm so glad you made your blog! I love your videos so imagine how much I'm going to love this gorgeous blog! Just by the name it seems so ' YOU '. <3 Keep up the good work Elle!

    http://fashionindividual.blogspot.com/

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  98. Hey Elle! I am so glad that you made a blog. Sometimes I much rather read a blog than watch a video, but I still love YouTube videos hehe :) I have a blog too, but it's definitely not as pretty or as interesting as yours. But my goal is to be a well known beauty blogger. I know you probably don't have time, but if you do and need something to read, I would be thrilled if you checked out my blog :)http://sophiesnaturelife.blogspot.com.au/ I hope you read this :)I love your videos so much and I've been subscribed to you on YouTube for about 4 and a half years! My YouTube is JustSophie13, I don't have amny subscribers but I am determined to keep going. I hope you have a fantastic day! Love you <3 Byee!

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  99. i have been watching your videos for what feels like forever! not only have you inspired me to reorganize my room several times into what it is now, ive also started the process of getting my own videos up of tutorials and reviews on products! you've been such an inspiration to me and i cant wait to hear more from you through this blog :)

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  100. hey Elle .... I am a 13 year old girl who is crazy over fashion u inspire me so much and make me proud of who I am :).... thank you so much please whoever reads this check out my blog and maybe support promise ill support back my blog http://morgan-rooney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/heyyyy-if-you-are-reading-this-thank.html thanks again !xx..... xoxo

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  101. its cool you make another blog! i miss looking forward to your elleandblair blog posts!

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  102. I love reading blogs and it really feels great that you're back with blogging! can't wait to read more from you..

    xo
    eeshita

    http://beautychitchatedg.blogspot.com/

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  103. I love reading blogs too, don't have to worry about buffering and that jazz when your wifi's acting crazy.. I love reading over watching :D
    -Kumiko :D

    http://bare2beautiful.blogspot.com/

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  104. Thank you so much for creating videos and blogs and sharing them with us! It really makes me feel better - to read a post of yours or watch one of your videos or just see a nice picture of you! You are an inspiration!

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  105. Oh my gosh I'm so excited when you post something new. Elle you are so beautiful

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  106. Hi Elle (: I do dream in color and b&w as well but more in colour. I think my dreams would be in a pale pink filter over a natural colour and it explains well because I'm a hopeless romantic type of girl and it seems almost whimsical. I've just started a fashion blog and if love for you to check it out! I have 1 post so far as I was trying to perfect it but I hope it looks alright xx www.thefashionpillow.blogspot.com

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  107. In my experience How to Stop Blushing is one of those bodily functions that I believe are impossible to control once you are actually blushing but, perhaps if you have the right state of mind like if you can manage not not feel embarrassed then I think you control's' it....

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  108. My name is Sam and I am a former blusher.

    You can read my journey to a cure here How to Stop Blushing.

    On my site I also have these pages which you might find handy

    Blushing & Erythrophobia
    Hypnosis
    ETS Surgery
    Tricks To Ease The Blush
    Blushing Products I’ve Tried

    I have posted what cured me and has kept me cured right to this day.

    Just a few months ago I was asking the question “how do I stop my blushing”

    You want to know how to get rid of your chronic blushing? Hopefully my information helps to cure you, as it did me.

    Read my story here How to Stop Blushing

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  109. si inspiring post Elle! Good luck in your blog journey! and welcome to my Blog

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