Hii my beauties!!
OMG it has been so long since I said that … hehehe.
So, as you can see by the tittle, today’s post is about why I stopped blogging.
In case you have noticed, I have stopped blogging since January of this year, wow saying that out loud makes it seem like a lot .. well it is a lot but with everything going on doesn’t seem like a very long time, right? The world is upside down now right now and all of us are all over the place.
But, for quite some time now I have been missing blogging, I mean it was a big part of my life, ever since I stopped I felt like there was a big chunk missing from me, but there are a few reasons that kept me from coming back, which is what I am here to talk to you about, just so you guys understand why I stopped.
- Makeup got BORING and I am not into buying products that I don’t need
Well yeah .. since the past year the makeup world is full of drama and lack of innovative products. Yes there are always new launches in the makeup world butt the products aren’t exciting, not to me at least. I kept feeling like I have seen those products in some brand and in some version, which didn’t excite me anymore. Past December I went to Lisbon and every single time I went to a Sephora store I kept pushing myself to feel attracted to makeup products, but it just didn’t happen, nothing clicked. I only bought what I actually needed and that was it.
Because I buy my own makeup products, I cannot make sense of buying makeup just for the sake of having the new releases, I am a smart consumer and I don’t like to waste my money just like that. I have a big makeup collection and I can thankfully say that I have every kind of product, so I just cannot justify buying all the new releases that don’t even excite me, just to be a part of a trend.
Plus because of the way I was brought up and because I studied business, saving money is very important to me, it always has been. And now, more than ever I am into simple living not just for the environment but also because, for all these years we have been shown that we NEED this and that to be trendy and this consumerism mentality just is not for me and not who I am.
- Not into colourful makeup looks
Well, since always I was never into colourful makeup looks and I always said that. I always preferred simple ones but for the sake of Instagram and my blog I kept pushing myself to create them. Eventually I got tired of them because that wasn’t my area of interest, I am a very simple person and I like simple things, I am more about base makeup than an elaborate eye.
- I am a PRIVATE person
So, I am a very private person and I like keeping my personal life out of the spotlight, and at times it felt like I was living a double life, one for my blog and another for myself, which just didn’t feel right, felt weird. Being a blogger means living publicly, to some extent, so that became another reason for me to leave all this, because I couldn’t separate both things.
- Blogging world is agressive
Well, if you didn’t know by now, the blogging world is a bit aggressive and it’s full of people that will sell out for partnerships and to make money, I mean that’s the fastest way to grow in this world, but that felt wrong to me, that just isn’t who I am. I am not a sell out and I didn’t want to become one out of pressure. I mean it would be great to just blog for a living but selling my integrity for it just doesn’t seem right.
So, what now?
Well, I don’t know if I will return to this world of blogging, but I do miss it, a lot. I miss interacting with you guys, I miss talking about topics that I am passionate about, I miss all the good parts of it. I miss all of YOU!!!!
I am trying to balance out the pros and cons. Now I am passionate about many other things like the environment, cooking, proper skincare, testing workouts and topics as such and I don’t know if you guys will be interested in seeing that. But if you guys are into all that, I will seriously consider coming back.
It was really nice interacting with you guys! I really missed doing this!