Why I’m No Longer Going To Be A Typical Beauty Blogger…

Today is August the 1st and that marks a huge change here at The Lilly Mint Blog. I’ve been blogging about beauty products for the past 3 years now and recently I’ve found myself getting more and more bored with reviewing such similar products. Generally, many beauty products are the same and there’s only so many adjectives you can use to describe a lipstick before it starts to get rather repetitive. If you google reviews of any popular beauty products, you’ll find hundreds of incredibly similar reviews pop up – and that’s just not what I want to write about anymore. I don’t want my blog to be just the same as every other beauty blog out there, I want it to be a reflection of things that I’m genuinely interested and passionate about.

That’s why, from today, I’m taking a completely new direction with The Lilly Mint Blog. You won’t find the same old beauty reviews on here, instead I’m taking a more natural approach. After doing quite a bit of research into the chemicals used to manufacture many beauty products I’m absolutely shocked at what we are putting on our skin. Even many of the brands that claim to be “natural” are absolutely ridden with chemicals that have been associated with cancer and creating hormone issues. It’s for this reason, that from now on I’ll only be featuring products on my blog that don’t contain parabens, phenoexyethanol, PEG’s, formaldehyde releasing chemicals, and a bunch of other nasties.  As well as natural beauty products, there will be much more of a focus on fashion and lifestyle which are two areas that I’m becoming more passionate about. I love shooting “outfit of the day” posts, and there will be far more of these on blog. I’ll also be sharing my favourite recipes, restaurants, and lifestyle products as well as travel. Instead of being a beauty blog, this blog is going to become more of my personal diary. It’s all of my favourite things in life, shared with you.

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It wasn’t an easy decision to make, and in all honesty I’ve been thinking about it for months, but when I finally made up my mind I felt a sense of relief. It’s made me love blogging again, knowing that I can create interesting content that I’m actually passionate about! While I’ll be featuring only “safer” beauty products on my blog, I’ll also be completely switching to using them in my day to day life. I owned A LOT of makeup, and over the past month or so I’ve gotten rid of hundreds of products and probably cleared out about 90% of my makeup and beauty collection.  I’ve repurchased new safer beauty and makeup options and I feel so much happier about applying these products on my skin.

I have to disclaim that there are a couple of products I’ll still continue to use, as I’m yet to find a better option. For instance I will still dye my hair. I only do this every 3-4 months, but I’m yet to find a safer option that I actually like. Just like I’ll also continue to use dry shampoo on occasion as I’m yet to find a good replacement. If you have any suggestions then please fire them my way!

While this all might sound a little crazy, I’m really excited about this new direction. It’s my mission to find good quality beauty products that are actually safe for you, as we shouldn’t have to compromise beauty and health. I hope you’ll continue to follow me on this journey

 

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  1. Stormy Dormy

    August 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    You can use Henna to dye your hair. They sell it at lots of health shops and also Lush do their own version. You can also try powdered dry shampoo and again, I know Lush do one! In my opinion there is no better way to blog than to just write freely whatever you want to write 🙂

    – Storm

    1. lillymint

      August 1, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Good thinking! I really should just stop dying it all together but I just don’t think I can bring myself to do that yet – I’ll explore the henna option! I completely agree with you there 🙂 thanks so much for reading! x

      1. Stormy Dormy

        August 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        I used to dye my hair so so so much, all sorts of colours like red and purple… A couple of years ago I decided to dye it one last time and then to slowly cut the dyed hair out until my hair was all natural. It is definitely worth it!

  2. mynovemberblog

    August 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    It’s nice to see somebody doing their own thing instead of following the trend, can’t wait to read more

    1. lillymint

      August 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so excited about this change, and it’s really made me passionate about blogging again! Thanks so much for reading and for your comment! x

      1. mynovemberblog

        August 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        Your welcome, in glade you’ve found your passion X

  3. onabeautybender

    August 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Good on you! This sounds amazing, can’t wait to read your new posts x

    1. lillymint

      August 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so excited to begin this new direction! x

  4. rosie365

    August 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Well done! All is going to be better! Good luck. 🙂

  5. thisismeagankerr

    August 1, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Babe, this is a super exciting change! I can’t wait to read all the goodness that is to come 🙂

    1. lillymint

      August 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much Meagan! I’m so excited and I’m thrilled to be enjoying blogging again! x

  6. Pinky

    August 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Beauty is when you understand that life is indeed beyond make up products . Way to go !!

    1. lillymint

      August 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it x

  7. Kirsty

    August 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Great stuff Hun! Natural products is where it’s at, we should be questioning the things we mindlessly consume every day. <3 love the new direction I'll be following that's for sure

    1. lillymint

      August 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank so much Kirsty. It really is, and I want to prove that there are beautiful products out there that are natural. It’s been really fun exploring all these new brands too. thanks for following x

  8. OneTakeKate (@OneTakeKate)

    August 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Yay you, totally support this broadening of your blog, looking forward to reading your new content.

    1. lillymint

      August 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much Kate, I’m really excited about this change! x

  9. Paro

    August 8, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I have been leaning towards natural skincare too, except I have read so many talk about how not all plant based work, natural ingredients can do bad too etc. It’s hard to keep up thease days, I’m looking forward to your posts xx

    1. lillymint

      August 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      It is hard to keep up with everything! I like to hope that natural products are still better for me than the synthetic chemical ones. Thanks so much for reading 🙂 x

  10. Elrica

    October 26, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I feel you, and good on you for taking this awesome blog to another level!

    1. lillymint

      October 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me! 🙂 x

  11. lookfabkim

    December 3, 2016 at 7:09 am

    I like reading blogs of people who are showing who they truly are. Great post!

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