On My 3 Year Blog-iversary…

Exactly 3 years ago today on November 8, 2007 I posted my first review here on HookedOnBeauty.com by giving my 2 cents on Pangea’s Blood Orange and Calendula Cleanser (review HERE) on a mostly blank screen to an audience of zero. I wanted to start a blog so I could give my opinions a home to be be visited by friends and family whenever they were looking to buy something so they knew it was worth their money. Little did I know that this very blog would lead to write ups in Glamour Magazine and WWD, regular TV segments as a Beauty Expert, Makeup artistry for celebs, and now I’m the Beauty Expert for Walmart.com.

I blogged for months being read daily by only a dozen or so people, but continued as though I were Perez Hilton. I just knew that something would come of it, and it did.

This once little blog grew up to be big and brought opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise, and I’m so grateful.

Thank you so much for reading, subscribing, and sharing the site with your friends.

With gratitude,



  1. Beyoumakeupshop.com says:

    congratulations Karissa! =) I subscribe to your posts through email so I always try to read and learn as much as I can from you -)

  2. Mrs. Wagner says:

    Happy Blog-iversary you talented young woman you! Thanks for sharing all your expert tips and congrats on your success.

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