I have some serious explaining to do! I know!
I realise that I don’t share a lot of my personal life on the internet (I wish I could, maybe one day!) but I am going to open up about why I have been away for a while, not posting anything and also very quite on Instagram.
If you have been following me or reading my blog since I started up, then you will know that I started doing this because I love makeup! It was as simple as that! I had for many years thought about doing this yearly, but life always seemed to get in the way! Unfortunately one day I suddenly became very ill and my whole life turned upside down! I found myself with a lot of time spare on my hands in hospital and I also wanted a distraction from my reality and what was happening to me, that is how The Makeup Junkie was created!
I had a massive shock when I fell ill, I realised a lot of personal things about myself, and one of them was I was not happy with how my life and career was heading, I needed to make a change! I love makeup and trying makeup and also applying makeup on myself and others so it seemed very clear that this was what I needed to do! I wanted to share with the world my knowledge, my tips and tricks, amazing makeup that I’m obsessed with! I always for a long time have been advising friends and family on makeup, it’s my true passion and love in my life!
I set up this blog and Instagram as way of connecting with other makeup lovers and also to spread my knowledge and wisdom! I have never been one of those girls with loads of friend and when I became poorly I found myself left alone, because I was no longer able to do the things I once used too, my so called friends didn’t want to know. I am very lucky though to have an amazing family who has helped me and supported me through everything! Very recently as well I have had to deal with the struggle of loosing my long thick brown hair, which was a traumatic time for me, but it has started to grow again so I’m slowly gaining confidence again!
As my Instagram and blog started gaining followers and getting noticed it was so exciting for me because I never imaged having this much engament from this! I started to receive business emails from companies wanting to do promotions and affiliations etc, I thought at the time this is massive, such a privilege that little old me gets to work with companies involved with makeup! I was wrong, it wasn’t a privilege, I got into a lot of mess and arguments over posts and contracts, it was very messy. I regretted saying yes to a lot of deals. I never want to lie or miss lead my followers and I would ALWAYS only recommend products I love and have used. These companies wanted me to lie to my followers which was not acceptable to me.
This is why I haven’t been active reacently, I have been very involved with this business and unfortunately my health is still not great. So I have come to the decision that I am going to re create my Instagram! Make a brand new account with no business deals or fuss like that, just pure MAKEUP!
So anyway I had decided to reinvent myself, I’ve changed the style of my blog and I’m in the process of setting a new Instagram account up, which I’ll of course be following everyone who follows me now! Also I have purchased a good camera which means lots more photos and also videos!!! Super excited about this! Hopefully I’ll be able to do mini tutorials as well! So things are looking up for the future of The Makeup Junkie!
I love you all so much! Stay gorgeous!
The Makeup Junkie!