Hey Friends! It's been a while and I have some explaining to do...
First and foremost - I'm alive, I've received a few comments from reader's over the last few months concerned about my welfare and while I am flattered, I am also completely fine. Truth is priorities were elsewhere and I've been happy about that.
I've been fortunate enough to have had two overseas holidays within the last few months, I've visited seven countries (some just in transit mind you), received a promotion, sent my partner off overseas for work for half a year (we are about half way through now), and recently became engaged. It's been a bit of a whirlwind.
Beyond a year ago I was not in a good place and to be perfectly frank I've really worked my arse off to evolve and overcome. That's meant implementing a plethora of tactics such as focusing on my career, fulfilling my thirst for wanderlust wherever possible, and cleansing my life of clutter - whether that be by distancing myself from people I perceive to be toxic to my wellbeing or by simply removing materialistic items weighing me down emotionally. It all sounds very narcissistic I know.
Part of that materialist cleanse has been distancing myself from somewhat of an obsessed makeup and beauty persona. I found myself becoming overwhelming frustrated by friends and family referring to me as a Beauty Blogger and not by any other distinguishable quality, more often than not I perceived this as purposely derogatory rather than than complimentary. There's a hell of a lot more to me than my opinion on a concealer. I took step back from the blog, I found myself resenting it more than anything. That's not to say that I stopped wearing makeup or washing my hair I just purposely focused on other things in my life for a time.
Some of that was work, photography, reading, meditation but mostly travelling. I've had such incredible experiences travelling, everything from bungee jumping from bridges to conquer my debilitating fear of heights, to hiking some of the most surreal landscapes, to being serenaded by two lovely German waiters in Berlin (Men at Work's Down Under), getting my first tattoo, photographing the most magnificent and awe inspiring horizons or simply the fact that I was solo travelling as a young female and feeling like a fucking bad ass doing it.
I've decided that while Beauty Wanderer will remain predominately a beauty and lifestyle site I'm going to focus a lot more energy into quality lifestyle content, introducing travel posts, personal growth posts, mental wellbeing, products or brands that have captured my attention, interior inspiration, health food and more. Beauty, skincare and makeup will of course still play a big role in Beauty Wanderer I would just very much like to refrain from simply posting review after review of the latest and greatest products, I have much more to offer and share with the world.
Beauty Wanderer is also getting a wee facelift, it's time for a whole new look and feel to the site. Things are feeling a little lacklustre around here and change is always a good thing. Stay tuned Beauties, I've missed you! x
P.S I hope you enjoy a couple of my snaps from my travels!