They say that if you hang on to a piece of clothing long enough, the old style will become new again. I’m thinking the same can be true for Product Girl in 2015. After a long absence from this blog, this year one of my resolutions is to get to basics and blog like I use to when I first started out almost ten years ago. Back when I blogged about the beauty products I was using simply because I loved them.
Somewhere along the way, I lost the excitement I once had for the beauty world. I use to be able to tell you what year a MAC lipstick was released and what collection it was part of. I could recall what shades were limited edition and what was a repromote. I was a die hard beauty fanatic, going to Nordstrom and Sephora to see what was new just for fun. At one point I would even have a sketch book with swatches of my eyeshadow and lipsticks for comparison. I was that serious about it.
When I stepped away, I took a giant step back, a step so big I wasn’t sure I could recover from it. For the most part, I unplugged. I didn’t keep up with my beauty blogging friends anymore and I just didn’t care about the beauty world anymore. I didn’t obsess over what brand was doing what or the must have new eyeshadow palette everyone was talking about because the excitement was gone.
When the spark started to come back, I worried that the niche I helped create years ago no longer seemed to have no place for me and that maybe I was too late. Should I even bother trying? For awhile, I told myself I shouldn’t. I’m not like most of the other beauty bloggers you may read. I will never be stick thin, I don’t have swagger and impeccable style. I like wearing Birkenstocks and struggle with curling my hair on a daily basis. That girl shouldn’t be a beauty blogger… I thought.
I finally snapped out of it and realized that it doesn’t matter what I look like or what I don’t have. Period. That’s when the excitement of it all started to gain some momentum and bring me to the point where I’m at today; ready to start over and share my point of view with you. I may struggle with self confidence and shy away from things but if there’s one thing I’m certain of; I know what I’m talking about when it comes to beauty products and can spot an up and coming brand or product when I see it.
Right now I’m very excited about the world of green beauty, brands like One Love Organics, Gressa, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom and Ilia really peak my interest right now and I plan to feature as much of it as I can. Not that I’m leaving more prominent brands behind, I have never paid more attention to the aisles at my local drugstore as I have in the past year. I am just more aware of the ingredients in the beauty products I spend my money on. I have started to learn more about essential oils and the like. Fun fact: I now make my own dry shampoo. This is just where my love for beauty products is taking me right now.
I’ll be back on Monday, for now I just wanted to say hello and try to explain why I have been gone. I’m excited about 2015, a fresh start I just what I need right with the blog and other aspects of my life. It’s going to be a good year for all of us! I hope you’ll come back and we can get reacquainted again, it’s been a long, long time. 🙂