Well, well, well, here we are, three years in. HOW CRAZY IS THAT? Happy birthday to us! Almost 3 years ago in April, little me from Yorkshire hit the publish button on my very first blog post. Although this blog looks a tad different from what it looked like back in the day, when my younger self quite frankly didn’t know what she was doing, I’m still the same person behind it and have the same intentions. Today I thought I’d take you on a lil’ trip down memory lane from when I was a newbie to the blogging world and the beauty community, up to now (which there has hopefully been some improvement!) It got me thinking the other day when the dreaded email came through my inbox to tell me that my Site Ground yearly service hosting was due to expire (which my bank account always loves) and I honestly can’t believe the time has come around again!
All (and I mean all) of my old blog posts are still actually on public which looking back on are embarrassing to say the least, but hey ho that’s how it all started I suppose! I remember going downstairs with my little bag of products with my props (those being a piece of marble paper that I’d printed out and yep that was about it.) It was either that or on top of my draws in my bedroom taking photos of my favourite products of that month which I remember being so proud of at the time. My photos are certainly by no means ‘perfect’ now and I am still learning and changing my style, but looking back, they are hopefully a hell of a lot better a few years on (she says.)
I remember my first blog post quite clearly, it was a classic ‘welcome to my blog’ post and the first ever likes and comments I got. I genuinely couldn’t believe people were reading it which is still true to this day. I forever feel SO blessed every day to have joined such an amazing online family and I almost can’t remember a time without blogging. When I began blogging, I just wanted to have a blog where I could post my photos of my favourite lippy on, but over the years now I’ve gotten older, I’ve finally realised that this is for me and what I want to do. I never really knew what I wanted to do for a career but I have fallen in love with blogging and the makeup industry which has confirmed I have found what I would love to pursue in the future.
I’ve always been into cameras and photography ever since I was little. I was that child who pretended to be talking to a camera whilst doing my makeup routine, or what my makeup routine was back then aka the wrong shade concealer and a brown mascara. After discovering YouTube back in the day, when I would sit and watch ‘what’s in my bag’ and ‘monthly favourites’ videos, which I still love watching to this day, it really opened up my eyes to what opportunities were out there. When my little online space was born at the start of 2016, I never thought it would end up being something I would totally fall in love with doing and I can’t wait to look back in another few years time and see what direction this might take me in, even if it stays as a hobby. I finally have a dream that I can work on achieving. Just by reading this you are helping me to achieve this. I don’t know if it’s a realistic dream and whether I can make it in such a highly competitive market but I’m going to give it a good go!
I want to say a MAHUSIVE thank you to every single one of you babes reading this, whether you have been here since day dot, or have just happened to click on this now. We’re also on our way to 900 subscribers (WHATT) which blows my mind! I’m SO blumming excited for the future when I finally leave school in a few months (hell to the yes) and that you continue to enjoy reading my blog as much as I love working on it.
Ta-ra for now huns!