So Why The Change?
I’m still so excited to have been able to share my big news with you all on Monday and I’m really excited about the new direction of my blog. This has been a big decision, but it was also an easy one and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to share it. I’ve been finding blogging really boring lately, and I’ve been struggling to get motivated and excited about writing. When beauty products used to turn up on my doorstep I used to act like a little girl at Christmas, but not anymore. Now it’s just another lipstick that goes into the pile of all the other lipsticks that I’ll use once and have to try and store somewhere. I hated feeling unexcited about all of these beautiful products that were coming my way but I knew that it was time for a change. I had a decision to make; quit blogging or begin to write about something I was truly passionate about.
I was chatting to a friend one day and she mentioned that she was concerned about the number of chemicals that went into her beauty products and she wished she knew there was a way to find out which ones were safer than others. It got me thinking and I started doing some research around the different chemicals used in everyday beauty products. What I discovered was shocking. I had always known that natural is best, but to learn about what some of the chemicals do to our bodies was incredibly scary; cancer causing chemicals, ingredients that release formaldehyde, and chemicals that interrupt the natural hormones. It made me start to second guess everything I was putting on my skin. I started reading the back of everything I bought, and would only purchase safer and more natural products that didn’t have these chemicals in them. I did a lot of reading about natural brands, and I started following more natural blogs. Before I knew it, I had found something I was interested in again and I knew that this was the direction that I wanted to take this blog in. I went through my makeup and did a huge cull of everything that contained the most dangerous chemicals. I was stunned to see that got rid of about 90% of my total makeup, skincare, and haircare collection. I went out and purchased a whole heap of natural skincare and makeup from brands such as Nude By Nature, Dr Hauschka, Living Nature, and Jane Iredale.
Now I know that I will most likely lose subscribers as these type of beauty products aren’t going to be for everybody. There will be no more Maybelline, L’Oreal or MAC featured on this blog, and I won’t be sharing the latest hottest cosmetic products available on the market. But I’ve been absolutely blown away at the level of support I’ve received so far and I hope that those of you who continue to follow me on this journey will enjoy the new direction that my blog is heading in. I’m not trying to claim to know everything about the natural beauty industry as I am very much still learning myself, but whether you believe that the chemicals in makeup are bad for you or not, I hope you will enjoy learning about cleaner, safer brands and discovering some brands that you might end up loving.