Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing well. I haven’t sat down and wrote out a full blog post in quite some time since I’ve been putting out so much content on YouTube so this post is long overdue. I have to say I really miss typing out all of my thoughts to share with you guys. I’m going to make a real effort to begin re-incorporating more actual written blog content so that my blog isn’t just a catalog of videos.
Today I really wanted to talk to yall about why I haven’t been filming or writing about makeup much at all recently. If you keep up with the blog I’m sure you’ve read my recent post about moving towards cruelty free beauty and you’ve noticed I haven’t hauled any beauty products in forever. I’ve made several attempts at “makeup no buys” before but I’ve always failed. This time around my approach was to not restrict myself to a strict “no buy” but rather if I think I want to buy something I give it a few days to think about if I really want it or not. More often than not I realize I already have a similar product and don’t buy whatever it is I thought I wanted. Additionally I’ve been making an effort to use up everything I own before purchasing something similar. Thus I’ve had no need to buy anything. I don’t even need to really try anymore, I simply don’t think about makeup 24/7 any longer, which is great. It’s really curbed my expensive shopping habit, but it’s made me less excited to talk about makeup as well.
When you don’t have the newest, latest, greatest thing that everyone else is talking about you do feel left out at first. I felt like no one would be interested in anything I had to say since I couldn’t share what was current in the makeup world. More recently I’m coming to find that it’s ok to not own every lipstick under the sun. It doesn’t make what I have to say any less interesting or relevant. I’ve missed sharing my thoughts on makeup so I’m going to try to think outside of the box for posts that can still be interesting without buying new products every week. YouTube has a habit of really influencing people to buy everything under the sun and I certainly fell victim to the consumerism. That being said I don’t want to be wasteful so my focus with makeup is to stop spending and start appreciating what I have.
So what can you expect to see from me in the future? I will be the first to admit I get very obsessed with things, planner videos being my most recent love. My blog has been taken over by planning content and I’m not going to apologize for that because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making planner videos. I’ve decided to each back into makeup content in conjunction with easing back into writing blog posts. Once I feel like I’m brainstorming solid, interesting makeup video ideas I’ll start filming a bit more as well.