Warning: shameless plug ahead.
Remember when I tried (and miserably failed) to turn BWB into a lifestyle blog? Turns out, most of you are here for skincare tips only. And that’s totally cool.
If that’s you, you can stop reading right now and come back tomorrow, when I’ll introduce you to a new sunscreen brand.
Still here? Great! Here’s what’s going on.
This blog changed my life. When I hit publish on that first post all the way back in 2008, I was in the throes of depression.
I hated myself so much, I couldn’t even bare to look at myself in the mirror. I didn’t leave the house for days in a row. The friends I had could be counted on the fingers of a mangled hand.
When I hit that publish button, I thought no one would read what I had to say. I’d blog for a couple of months and then give up, like I had given up on everything else in my life before.
Then, something happened. Women (and a few men) from all over the world started leaving comments on my blog. Positive comments. They were actually liking what I was doing. They were as passionate as me about all things beauty.
For the first time in my life, I met a bunch of people who got me. Who believed in me. Who emailed me to let me know how this or that post helped them treat their acne, create a good skincare routine and increase their confidence.
As the years passed, my confidence grew to the point I was finally able to turn my biggest dream (until then!) into reality: jump on that plane to London and make a living writing.
When that happened, I felt the need to return the favour. I started talking about inner beauty, self-esteem and confidence and my personal struggles on this blog.
The reaction was mixed. A few of you loved it. REALLY loved it. As I poured my heart out, you did the same. Others simply weren’t interested. And that’s cool. This is a sciencey beauty blog, after all.
But my urge to share about my struggles to help you overcome yours didn’t go away. It just needed a new home.
For the past year, I’ve been working on a new website, giorgiaguazzarotti.com. There, I’m sharing all my tips to build an unshakable self-love, get your inner mean girl to shut up and be more productive so you can live the life you’ve always wanted, too.
Because if a depressed, small-town girl like me can make it, so can you. Let me show you how.
See you there!