I want to say a thank you to all of you who read and comment on my blog, and for all the emails I've received - it's great to meet such lovely fellow makeup addicts. I want to let you know that I have decided to break from blogging, though I will not delete the blog. My reasoning is not a decline in my love for makeup, but rather that I have grown disillusioned with what makeup blogs have become. I started blogging back in 2009, and it was a small, friendly community who loved cosmetics and wanted to give an honest viewpoint as an alternative to magazines that were full of paid-for content and altered photos.
I feel that cosmetic blogs have really changed since I first started
out; when I look around now, there are adverts all over the place,
bright-as-you-like images (so altered they bear no true colour
resemblance to the actual product), paid for reviews, and post after
post of free product reviews, that I feel detract from a blogger's
identity, when they are no longer selecting products themselves.
With many blogs now, I only really look at the product photos, as
the review content is worthless - it's all about pageviews and a
race for free products.
I don't care about any of this - I love cosmetics and simply wanted
to share my views with like minded people, suggesting what to avoid
and what was worth buying. Though I have a small blog, you do get
inundated with offers of free stuff, and though I rarely accept what
I'm offered, I do understand the temptation. There are still blogs
out there on the same wavelength as mine, but I feel like we
are on the decline, and distinctly in the minority - it seems that
the paid-for, disingenuous content we were fighting against
initially, is exactly what the majority of blogs have now become,
and that's absolutely not what I am about.
So thank you again to
those who have read my thoughts over the years, and take care.
This is not necessarily the end, but it's
definitely a hiatus.