It's coming up to my blogs first birthday and my YouTube's 2nd. I have to thank my other half as he pushed me into the whole tutorial thing after I entered a contest and got good feedback. I got requests for tutorials but felt too shy to be in front of the camera chatting to an inanimate object. For one I am not an overly confident person and normally do the whole joke around and make fun of myself thing (im a weirdo ha) and secondly I had just had my little boy so wasn't feeling the most glamorous.
Anyway I got over that and caught the make-up bug trying all the things I didn't get chance to at college (during my Beauty Therapy course) doing runway looks, celeb inspired make-up etc. I am truly grateful for YouTube as it has given me confidence in general, made me aware of so many brands and allowed me to have so much fun. It has also directed me to the blogging world where I'm having an absolute blast. I love my blog to bits, even if no-one liked it I would still do it just because it's like a diary of things I like.
I have enjoyed both and want to thank everyone for the support. I appreciate people taking the time to comment I really do. I read most of my them and I really don't mind it when people don't like certain looks or things I've done as we are all entitled to an opinion. The only thing I got angry at was someone mentioning something about me being a bad parent, or that I wasn't Yemeni and something else I can't remember lol. I think it's funny that I get told I look like Cher or SJP. I just hope they're not trying to say I look 40+ or then I would be feeling crappy :)
We're not all perfect sometimes I have days where I am very happy within myself and other days I feel unattractive but then I have to remind myself that at least I am able to live a normal life. Some people out there would love to be fit and healthy regardless of their appearance.
I will continue doing all this until I no longer can or until it just doesn't make me happy anymore. I got in a mood about YT a few weeks ago feeling like it wasn't fun but re-read the emotional messages that will forever be stored in my mind. 2 in particular was a from a young Army wife, that email puts a lump in my throat just thinking about it and another from a young girl with similar insecurities to me.
I never started YT or my blog for anything other than to show my passion and learn. I will never push products or lie to my viewers on either site. I feel very privileged to be asked to review products from time to time and always give an honest opinion. I was sent an email from a company not so long ago asking if I would promote their product on my YT. It had nothing to do with make-up so I told them that I will would wear it in a video and if anyone asked I would tell them what it was and where they can get it but I wouldn't be prepared to start talking about it during the tutorial. Needless to say they haven't replied...haha
At the moment I have a very active 2 year old who takes up most my time alongside being a house wifey and blogging. Once he gets his place in nursery I want to work on a make-up counter for some brand experience and learning new techniques. I really miss working :(
So keep giving me inspiration and I hope some of you manage to enter my contest.
Lots of love