To close off my Sunday’s of lifestyle posts for NaBloPoMo, I wanted to post something that has been in my drafts for eons and I’ve been making edits to for years. It’s something that is always on my mind and it is what makeup and this blog means to me.
I’ve had this blog for a bit over two years now and I can honestly say I am proud of it and I love working on it. I put my heart and soul in it. This is the place where I am openly talk about my passion about beauty products. This is a place that I can share my knowledge with other people who share my passion about beauty products and I’ve virtually met a lot of incredible people through.
I find that people can get a preconceived notion that beauty products and therefore blogging about it is all about vanity. I don’t think that is true. I’ve been following beauty blogs and beauty channels on YouTube for years and I don’t believe that one bit. I think beauty blogging and beauty vlogging is all about creativity and sharing your passion with other people who have a similar interest. It’s about creating a mini work of art on your face and then sharing how you did it with the world. It’s about sharing your opinion on what products you think are great or not so great. I’ve always been a shy and introverted person and I’ve actually found that since starting this blog I have become much more confident.
There are many occasions where I am wearing a bit more makeup than the other people I am around. This is not because I am insecure or for any other reason other than those twenty minutes (give or take) I spend putting it on are one of the most relaxing and happiest parts of my day. I just clear my head and mix colours to create something that I’m proud of. Proud enough to leave it on my face and walk around like that all day. I sometimes feel like it takes more confidence to wear bold makeup (like blue lipstick) than it does to walk around with a bare, makeupless face.
There have been times where I’ve heard people my age negatively label younger girls because they have a lot of makeup on. It really is quite an awful and damaging thing to put out there into the world. I don’t think there is anything wrong with experimenting with makeup and doing something bold or different. I started wearing makeup at a relatively young age and I don’t feel like that impacted my youth at all.
It seems so silly to judge someone based on the products that they have temporarily applied to their face. Some people wear makeup, some people do not. Some people like fish, some people do not. It’s simply a preference.
While I’m not sure if I have enough topics in mind to continue doing lifestyle posts on Sundays, I am inspired to sprinkle them into my blogging repertoire from time to time.
What does makeup and/or blogging mean to you? Let me know in the comments below!
4 thoughts on “What Makeup & This Blog Mean to Me”
I agree, beauty blogs aren’t just for shallow discussions! It’s a place for expression and creativity, and personal growth! Some people find their “voice” and develop their writing skills via their blog – it doesn’t matter what the topic is. Plus, I’ve met – online and in real life – great people through blogging!
Totally!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I think I’ve just become tired of the snide remarks (not ever directed at me but in reference to others) about wearing makeup or spending money on makeup. To each their own 😁 Some of the most creative people I know (both online and in person) are also makeup junkies like me 😁
I agree, I hate those snide remarks. I’ve always loved makeup but didn’t really know how to apply it. After I had my son, I went through a really hard time and I needed to start focusing on myself and selfcare. That’s when I started getting back into makeup and it made me feel so much better about myself because I was taking the time for me.
Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty
Thanks for sharing your story! Self care and taking time for yourself is such an important thing to do, regardless of how you do it or what others think. It always makes me sad to hear such remarks about those who enjoy makeup. Everyone finds happiness in different things 🙂