Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome. Or Welcome Back.

It feels so strange to actually be writing a post. I really lost my blogging motivation in 2018. 

I initially started this blog as a way of documenting products that worked for me, be that colour wise because I'm super pale or formula wise because I have textured skin and stuggle with acne. 2018 was a year I fell out of love with beauty so I didn't really feel like I had anything to say. I'm also ashamed to say that I got caught up in the feeling that because I don't have a massive collection I wasn't a 'good' blogger. Or because I don't always keep up with the newest releases I honestly just felt like what I was saying wasn't relevant. Who wants to read about my thoughts on a Barry M foundation that was released five years ago when there are already hundreds of posts about the same thing, all of which were released before mine. I lost the fact that whilst it's obviously lovely that other people read and enjoy what I'm writing, I started this blog as a reference for myself. 

Once I'd got it into my head that I had no place to be writing about beauty I decided that I should probably be writing about books. In 2018 I read 154 books so I figured because that's what I was spending most of my time doing that I should be writing about them. I started doing wrap ups which, being brutally honest with myself, serve no purpose. I'm rubbish at reviews beyond 'I really liked this' or 'this was boring' so they ended up being very picture heavy. Not a bad thing at all but, like I said, served no purpose. They were a waste of time to read and they serve no reference purpose for myself.

I initially started drafting posts that I hated and never posting them. Then I realised after months of not even opening blogger that I should probably just officially call it quits. 
The reality is that I honestly miss it. So, after changing all of my user handles and cancelling my domain, the blog is back.

There will be beauty posts. 
I like beauty I'm just not very good at it. My eyeliner is always wonky, I still haven't mastered brows and if I'm wearing a bright lip then there's a high chance I'm struggling to keep it off my teeth but I love it. I very much enjoy finding a powder that doesn't oxidise throughout the day, a mascara that doesn't flake and cheaper dupes of ridiculously priced lip products and this is the perfect place to keep track of that and possibly help someone else. 

There will be book posts. 
I'm terrible at reviews but the only way to improve is practice. Plus you're not all on Goodreads and sometimes I just want to rave about a book. Side note... If you haven't read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid then you need to fix that!

I might even share movie and music posts. I'll be doing tags and wish lists (probably when I'm out of ideas). My overarching 2019 goal is 'be outside' so hopefully there will also be life posts. This one is a stretch to be honest but I can hope. 

I really just want to get back into blogging for me and then hopefully if anybody else does stumble upon my posts they'll be most enjoyable to read.

Hopefully I'll be back soon with another post, 
Nikki 

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