Friends, I have some bittersweet news.
You may have noticed my absence around here for a little bit, and I’m so sorry. I’ve been wrestling with this decision for a few weeks, and it’s time.
After a wonderful 9.5 years with you here on the site, I’ve decided it’s time for me to hang up my beauty blogging hat and retire. Please know, this wasn’t a decision I made lightly. There are several factors that went into this decision, and I’m sure some people will wonder why. My reasons are personal, but I’m hoping you will understand and not be terribly disappointed in me.
The site won’t go dark right away — but when my hosting comes up for renewal in July 2018, I will not renew for another year. Until then, the archives will reside here to continue to be a resource for you.
I have YOU to thank for my success all these years. This blog was started on my kitchen table in 2008, out of a tiny one bedroom apartment before I even had a camera or knew what a re-tweet on Twitter was. It started from nothing, and it never would have grown if it weren’t for you. I would never have had the incredible experiences and brand partnerships I’ve had without you. I hope you know how much you are appreciated!
I’ve made so many friends in this wonderful beauty community, and I’m going to miss being involved with everyone on a daily basis. It’s not the ad revenue (sure, that helped), press samples, or exciting event opportunities that I’m going to miss most — it’s interacting with you.
For now, my social media will stay the same — but to be honest, I need a complete blog and social media detox, and probably won’t be around much. I need to focus my energies on my next endeavor (whatever that will be), and take care of my health.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of these years.