I am The Beauty Magpie

Well, well, well...look who's back! As I write this I am in total disbelief that it's happening, as I truly thought I had hung up my blogging hat over a year ago and traded it in for a new season style, never to be worn again. 

I never planned to stop writing on The Beauty Magpie, not really, but it happened for various reasons. 

I guess it's best to start at the beginning, and the truth is...I totally fell out of love with blogging. I didn't like my blog, I grew apart from the blogging community and I was so insecure about my blog in comparison to others. The content I was writing wasn't anything special, I was struggling to thrive in the blogosphere and I simply wasn't up for the challenge of making it work. It quickly became obvious that I was just posting for the sake of it, and trying really hard to be like everyone else...

Around the time I stopped posting, I got a new job in the beauty industry. It suddenly seemed strange writing about other beauty brands when the one I was working for was by far one of the most superior out there. So that, combined with the fact I had fallen out of love with my blog, lead to me dropping off the face of the blogosphere.

Somewhere deep down I did hope that I would one day write on here again; I kept paying for my domain name, I would check my stats every now and again (mainly to see how dramatically they had deteriorated), and I kept my Twitter account active. 

I toyed with the idea of creating a new blog under my name, but that just didn't feel right. That's when I realised that The Beauty Magpie is actually a big part of who I am, and starting a new blog from scratch felt like a betrayal of some sorts. 

Fast forward a few months and my life has changed more than I had ever planned it to in 2016. Long story short: I handed my notice in at work and I'm now looking to focus on something new. I suddenly have a lot more time on my hands, and although I know it won't be that way forever, for now that's all I need to get this blog back up and running again.

While this blog will still feature beauty, I'm also going to allow more of personality shine through and incorporate more lifestyle posts as well as things that interest me like vegetarian/vegan food, crafts, music, Leonardo DiCaprio (of course), and the Tudors (yes, as in Henry VIII and his six wives!). 

I am The Beauty Magpie, and this is my blog. Big or small, influential or not, I can be myself here and I am so excited to be back!

Speak soon x

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