Hello there, and welcome to my blog: Blushes & Butterflies!
Firstly, I'd like to thank all my followers who've been so patient and stuck with me since the beginning. I've taken a long break from blogging, and my return has been long overdue. I've been blogging regularly since the spring of 2011, but had been struggling with many personal issues since last year, which caused me to go on a blogging hiatus. Blogging has always been such a huge passion of mine, and since I finally have my life back on track, I knew I couldn't wait any longer to come back and pick up where I left off here. This was originally and purely a beauty blog, but my life has changed so much over the past year and a half that I wanted to change what this blog was about too so that it better reflected who I am now. Therefore, it's now a beauty and lifestyle blog! Below, I'm going to outline a few things about what this blog means to me, what it's all about, and what you can expect to see in my posts from now on!
The Name: Blushes & Butterflies is a name I chose for my blog because it represents what my blog is about. "Blushes" to represent beauty and "Butterflies" to represent life. Blushes are one of my favorite makeup items, and I own more of them in different shades and colors than anything else in my collection. Butterflies are beautiful, and have become a symbol of transformation and new beginnings, which is what I've gone through in my own personal life. So "Blushes & Butterflies" just seemed fitting.
Purpose & Content: I sparked an interest in beauty and makeup in 2011 when I first joined Luuux, another blogging site. From there, things developed, and I eventually went on to make my own blog where I could review beauty products from makeup to skincare to hair and even nails. It's something I really enjoyed and had a passion for. The blogging community was warm, welcoming, and super supportive of each other. I was really proud to be a part of such a community, and it's been a truly rewarding experience. So I will continue to review beauty products with tips, tricks, and occasional DIY. You can also expect to see makeup looks, nail art, "favorites" posts, and hauls.
As mentioned before, I went through a very hard time this past year and a half that forced me to re-evaluate my life. I won't go into details, but I had certain negative events going on that had led me to spiral into severe depression. Eventually, by the will of God, there came a point in my life where I decided I didn't want to live like that anymore. So I began taking active measures to turn my life around. It was a long, trying process, but I'm thankful to now be in a position where I can genuinely say I'm happy and content. Looking back, I am thankful for all the experiences I had in the past because without them, I wouldn't have been able to recognize my own strength. All of this has inspired me to write a self-help book, which I'm currently working on, so that I can help others who are going through the same things I've gone through. This is why I've decided to make this a lifestyle blog as well. Here, you'll see inspirational quotes, advice, and lessons I've personally learned that, I hope, will be as helpful to those who need it as much as it was helpful to me. I will note that this blog won't be bogged down and heavy with the seriousness of the posts! My goal is to have them be light, fresh, to-the-point, and relateable. Everyone needs a light of inspiration in their lives-whether that be in beauty, fashion, life...or all the above!
I can't wait to get started! Thanks for reading, and I look forward to talking to you in my next post! Have a great day! xo