Beautiful with Brains is turning 8 today.
In an age when most blogs don’t last the year, I guess that makes me a blogging grandma. 🙂
It also made me think. I’m so incredibly grateful for the many blessings this little blog has brought into my life.
Thanks to BWB, I got to meet and become friends with lots of amazing people. And I don’t just mean other bloggers. Each and every one of you reading is a friend and I’m so blessed to have you all in my life. I still can’t believe what we’ve built together. Cos this little blog would have closed up years ago without you. Thank you!
This blog also made me grow a lot as a person. I went from being an insecure 20-something year old girl too scared to even leave the house most days to a more confident 30-something year old woman who has found the courage to spread her wings and give her dreams a go (and making lots of mistakes in the process, but isn’t that how you learn?).
BWB reignited my passions, too. For writing. For beauty. For personal development. For life. It made me realise that, every one of us, no matter how big or small we think we are, has a voice and can make an impact in the world. I get lots of emails from people telling me how a post or comment has helped them fix their skin or love their bodies more. That’s why I’m blogging, and that’s makes it all worthwhile.
But, it also made me think of the future of BWB. I debated whether to turn it into a fully-fledged lifestyle blog. Or niche it down to a skincare only blog (which, if you aren’t lying to me in the reader’s surveys I do every year, is what you all want). Or even whether I should close it altogether so I can start something new and better.
I’m NOT going to close it, so don’t worry about that. But, I think, for a little while at least, I want to focus more on the skincare stuff and on a couple of projects I’ve been putting off for years. Thing is, when you’re churning out 5 posts a week, working full time, and trying to have a minimum of a social life, you don’t really have time for anything else.
So, for the foreseeable future, I’m gonna scale down to three posts a week. I’m gonna use the extra time to revamp old posts (cos so many of you ask me to write about stuff that I’ve already covered, so they deserve some new life), learn how to use my camera and take better photos (about time, I hear you scream!), and work on a couple of side projects I hope to launch by the end of the year.
Actually, I hope to launch one by the end of the summer. If you’re curious and want to be the first to hear about it, sign up for my newsletter (form in the sidebar). 🙂
Ok, now for the real reason why you’re here. I have a present for one of you. I wish I could send you all something to thank you for your support, but, that’ll have to wait until I win the lottery.
In the meantime, I’m giving one of you the chance to win this amazing bundle of beauty stuff:
- Cafe de Bain Softening Shower Creme in Cherry & Almond Frangipane
- Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Palette
- Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer
- MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Dash
- Sleek Makeup Blush in Life’s A Peach
- Superdrug White Chocolate Mousse Mask
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, simply leave a comment in this post about anything at all: why you want to win, what was the best (or worst!) birthday present you got, what lipstick you’re obsessed with at the moment…. Anything you want to share.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
– The contest is open to all readers. I will ship worldwide.
– Only one comment per person, please.
– The contest ends on
26th June 2016 at 11:59 PM GMT is now closed. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced the next day, 27th June 2016.
Good luck everyone!