Why I Don’t Want To Be A Beauty Blogger Anymore | Blogmas Day 19

Why I Don’t Want To Be A Beauty Blogger Anymore | Blogmas Day 19

I’m going to say this now, this post won’t be festive. I’m not going to be relating this to Christmas, at all. So if you are here searching for some Christmas content, check out any of my other Blogmas posts.
I started ‘blogging’ January 2017. Yes nearly a year ago. And I started with the intention of being this amazing beauty blogger, creating amazing looks and reviewing luxury items.

And to be honest, it’s not been that crap. I have enjoyed writing some of the reviews, and I’m half decent with an average makeup look. But I just don’t find myself drawn to this style of content anymore. I find it a chore to have to do a makeup look for a blog post. And reviewing makeup products is pointless as I don’t buy that much and I like sticking to what I know will work. Also, I’m a student, I really can’t be going about spending money just to review something for my blog. Like fab, if that’s what you’re doing. But I can’t. 

I don’t watch, read, or follow that many beauty creators. And really I never have. I just thought what else can I write about? My main hobby before blogging was gaming, it still is. And I uploaded 2 gaming videos to YouTube, but this is a completely different discussion. So I just thought, I’m crap with style, I like lipsticks and eyeshadow, so let’s write about makeup.

And I have to be honest before blogmas some of my best posts are my makeup ones. But it’s because I’ve not put much time and effort into the other areas of me, and expressed them with the world. And if you class skincare as beauty then yes you’ll still get a whole load of that. As surprisingly I’m very into skincare, like who doesn’t want glowing skin and to spend time pampering themselves with a facemask.

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If I were to show you my YouTube history it would be these main areas: girl boss, self-development, organisation, fitness, vlogging and diet. Yeah, I might watch the odd glow-up or makeup tutorial, but that’s usually because I’m in desperate need of a look before going on a night out.

So after thinking about this for a while, I’m ditching beauty. I’ve even got business cards with beauty blogger on, what a fab bit of money wasted there. And this isn’t a goodbye, this is just me, being me.

You’ll see a dash of makeup and a bigger dash of skincare, trust me I’ll pop a review up and a routine here or there. But I want to experiment with what I’m enjoying now. 

So this, Covet Luxe, will be fitness, my extreme struggle with trying to get fit and healthy. I want to document this and different areas around this. It’ll be about how to stay organised, how to improve yourself, how you can set goals and achieve them. I might talk about my fave books, shows, films, coffee shops. If I go away to a cute city then I’ll talk about that. There will also be some fashion (mainly just how I style a pair of Gymshark leggings), some skincare and some makeup.

So I’m going to say I’m a lifestyle blogger, for now. We will see over the coming months if this gears towards a fitness or a self-development niche. But I’m happy to finally put thoughts to blog post.

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24 Comments

  1. 19th December 2017 / 3:04 pm

    can’t wait for some fresh new content that you’ll really enjoy writing!

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:11 am

      I cannot wait either! Very excited

  2. 19th December 2017 / 3:15 pm

    It is evolution….one starts as one thing and content evolves as we evolve and growth…is it better no? It is about synchronization with that moment in your life….be sure of one thing your content is quality so whatever you decide to apply to it will be great. Looking forward to renewed content in 2018. Keep it up! 🙂

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you, hope the change is something everyone will enjoy!

  3. 19th December 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I’m sad to see this part of your blog essentially come to an end other than the odd post but I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s going to come from you in the new year! I always need a bit of fitness inspo aswell, haha!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:12 am

      Maybe the odd post will be more exciting? And don’t worry already getting connected with a Personal Trainer so them fitness posts are going to be BOMB (i hope)

  4. 19th December 2017 / 8:24 pm

    End of an era, but fair play! I wish you all the luck in the world! <3 xxx

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you! There still will be a dash of beauty so not a complete end 🙂

  5. 19th December 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Being a beauty blogger comes with a lot of pressure and expenses so I totally understand the struggles. All the best for your new adventure x

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:14 am

      Yes a lot of expenses!! Haha, thank you x

  6. 19th December 2017 / 11:11 pm

    so proud of you lily, you go and do what you love!xxxx

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thanks Beth! <3

  7. 20th December 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I’m so excited to see your posts in the future and I’m glad you’re doing what’s best for you! Can’t wait to see your fitness posts, hopefully it’ll help motivate me in the new year as well x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I might even vlog it x

  8. 20th December 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I bloody love this post so much! You be you and anything you post will be amazing regardless of the niche! I cannot wait to read what you publish and for you to be passionate about something new!

    Abbie X
    http://www.abbwhi.com

    • covetluxe
      20th December 2017 / 10:51 pm

      This comment is so lovely Abbie, thank you x

  9. 20th December 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I love your blog and I can’t wait to see whatyou write about, as long as you are happy that’s all that matters! 💛

    Francesca | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

  10. 21st December 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I totally get you! I’m looking forward to learning more about you now! Write about what makes you happy! Stay happy <3

  11. 21st December 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Do what makes you happy! If you enjoy what you’re writing about – it will shine through in your content! Good luck x

  12. 22nd December 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Definitely feel you should do what you love! If this isn’t going well, just change, you need to enjoy what you’re creating. I love reading your blog and I can’t believe it’s less than a year old! Continue creating content that pleases you and makes you happy, that’s definitely the main thing.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  13. Anu
    24th December 2017 / 11:57 am

    I can’t wait to read more of your lifestyle content! When I started blogging I initially wanted to be a fashion blogger but here I am, writing about makeup and skincare! It’s so important to write about what you want and your interests which is what I’m going to be focusing on in 2018 as well. Although I love beauty and I’m still gonna classify myself as a beauty blogger I want to introduce more lifestyle content on my blog and maybe some recipes as well 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  14. 28th December 2017 / 2:38 am

    Good write up. You have to do you at the end if the day otherwise what is the point. Our feelings on things can change and there is nothing wrong with that.

  15. 2nd January 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Yes, girl, you rock! I love your blog and beauty content but I absolutely cannot wait to see what you’re going to come up with! It’s so exciting. I used to focus my blog on beauty only as well and I found it only hindered my growth and decreased my creativity. I’ve got a lot of respect for people who do that, but personally I didn’t feel creative enough to keep coming up with beauty posts, especially since I can’t actually spend money to buy new products all the time.

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

  16. 3rd January 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I can’t wait to see your new content! I think anything you put out as long as it means something to you will be amazing as always!

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