Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Hello... It's me.
I was wondering if after all this time - you'd like to read...
So here we are, It's March 2016 and I'm not even going to pretend that sitting in front of a blank page and trying to find the right words to type is easy, because I'm so out of touch it's certainly far from it.
I never intended for this blog to become a long lost beauty graveyard, but over the past year, somehow that's the way it seems to have turned out.
2015 was pretty intense, for so many different reasons. You Look Disgusting went viral world wide, I hit 500K subscribers on YouTube, 1 Million Instagram followers and even got given my own BBC TV show - which I still find absolutely mind boggling.
However, I also know that for every door that opens, another closes somewhere and one thing I haven't really talked about in depth is that two weeks after I released 'Y.L.D' my world came crashing down as I was made 'redundant' from my full time Job. It was a difficult time, and even though the prospect of redundancy was something that I'd previously faced in a different job when I first started my blog, It wasn't something I was expecting.
Over the past 8 months, my life has changed so much, but one thing that hadn't changed with it was my blog. For a while I had seriously fallen out of love with blogging. I felt like I didn't fit in to the beauty blogging community, that I wasn't good enough, perfect enough, and lost my way.
I found it difficult to get back into as I'd poured so many hours into this site in writing, photography and editing - let's just say that I can't even begin to count to amount of late nights, and tearful evenings that were spent worrying about not publishing a blog post for the next day. I became so consumed in posting every single day, and being the blogger that people wanted me to be, that I lost sight of what it actually was that I wanted to achieve.
In other words, If it's 2am, and you're crying because your mascara review is not finished to post the next day - it has become a problem. Makeup is meant to be FUN, and so is blogging - but more importantly, there is much more to life than makeup - and sadly It seems I had forgotten that last year.
So here we are, it's 2016 and I'm ready to try again if you are. I want this blog to be a place that is MORE than just makeup reviews - which I always intended it to be. So i'm going to mix things up a little with lifestyle, fashion, and maybe even some cooking and travel too.
I started My Pale Skin to share ways that made me feel confident in my own skin, and makeup is only a small part of that, so rightfully this blog should reflect that too.
Thanks for sticking with me, and here's to the future.