An update into my blog and some new adventures!
HI friends! I am SO very excited to say that today is the 4 year blogiversary of Kentucky Makeup Junkie! I can hardly believe it! It’s been a super fun journey, and I am honored that you have been on it with me. I wouldn’t even still be here without you guys following along! I just wanted to fill you guys in on a few new ventures. Plus, I’d love to get your thoughts and feedback on a few things!
I started this blog 4 years ago with the intent of just having fun and combining two things that I love: Makeup and Writing. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Fashion Design several years back, and that led me on a career path that involved not only design, but fashion copywriting. As a matter of fact, I’ve written for some of the largest online retailers, speaking to fashion items, beauty products, children’s clothing, and much more. My passion for writing and social media only grew and grew. Starting a blog was something that felt like an easy fit; I did makeup on the side for years, and people kept saying, “please teach me your ways!”. So, Kentucky Makeup Junkie was born 4 years ago today to help everyday women like me add a little glam to their lives.
I’ve always loved showing women how to apply makeup, but more importantly, to just feel comfortable in their own skin. And I will always continue to ONLY post about products that I truly love, truly use, and truly care about. If I do a collaboration with a brand, it’s only because I’ve loved using a product and want to share the details with you. I will never post anything that doesn’t represent something I find useful.
I also love showing off affordable beauty finds, and just making busy women’s lives easier – moms, business women, any woman who’s just trying to find shortcuts in their day-to-day. Because of that, over the years I’ve also shared a lot of content related to wellness, parenting, and lifestyle. I’m all about finding snacks on the go that are healthy; finding ways to stay organized to save my sanity; and also trying to share that message with you…because if it helps me, then I want to share it with others to help them, too!
And thus, my original passion for fashion has then made a pretty big appearance lately on the blog. I love creating looks and sharing affordable finds! As I get older, I also have a great appreciation for spending a little more money for quality pieces; but I think the key is to balance that out with more affordable pieces as well – a great find is worth the extra money if it’s something that fits perfectly and you wear often. So while my blog will remain beauty focused – fashion will definitely stay a part of it! I hope you’re liking what you’re seeing!
And if you’re following me over on instagram, you may have noticed that I have changed up my editing style a bit! I wanted to make it more fun, vibrant, and eye-catching, but while also still sharing the fab finds and beauty looks. Even though I edit a lot with jewel tones, the colors that I share for beauty on the face are all accurate – they are not edited to reflect the editing style. I am simply having fun with new background and fun photos because creating content in a fun way is what I do! Here’s an example of a before and after edit for Instagram! What do you think of this more creative look and feel?
Finally, I wanted to share with you a new endeavor! While Kentucky Makeup Junkie will continue as planned with beauty, fashion and lifestyle content – I also want to start sharing my knowledge and passion for helping others! I am a creative director by day and have learned a lot about content creation and social media marketing over the past several years. So I’m happy to announce that I have a second blog launching very soon! It’s geared toward helping other beauty content creators! It will be beneficial to those starting or leveraging their own beauty blogs, or those working in selling beauty products, and any and all other beautypreneurs out there! I’m super excited about this new adventure and ready to share my knowledge with those that we were once in my shoes: Ready to launch but not sure where to start!
Just for fun, you can see my very first blog post right here. (Don’t laugh!) I’ve come a long way! Haha! Also, I wrote a similar post after I had blogged for one year – it’s so fun to see how far this blog has come since then!
Thank you to everyone reading and following along. It makes my heart so happy to see how much this blog (and I) have grown in the last 4 years. I appreciate every time you’ve ever read, shared, commented, followed, and engaged with me. You are literally keeping my dreams alive. I’d love it if you commented below to tell me what type of content you’d like to see more of!