Am I Still A Beauty Blogger?

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If you´ve been with me on this blogging journey for a while you might have seen a few changes in my posts lately. Following Lisa started out as a blog centered around beauty and makeup - partly, because that was all I knew in the blogging world and partly, because makeup is something I absolutely love. While I still try to include beauty topics every month I´m sharing more and more personal or general lifestyle posts now. This has recently led me to question whether I can even still call myself a beauty blogger.


My move from beauty to lifestyle topics is definitely connected to a lot of personal changes - maybe even growth? I´ve always blogged about things that are relevant to my life because for me, that´s the most honest approach to blogging. So obviously the onset of my anxiety has had a lot of impact on my blog topics. Also with so much going on around me and only 3 days a week where I really have to leave the house and put makeup on I just don´t really experiment as much anymore. I guess, my priorities in life have just changed and blogging isn´t my priority anymore.

One decision that has definitely shaped my relationship with makeup has been the step to a cruelty-free makeup collection. I´ve discussed the steps I´m taking to go cruelty-free before but mainly it has in general meant buying less makeup than ever before. I´m absolutely proud of this decision but I also had to slowly realize that it´s not going to be as easy as I thought. In fact, it´s been really hard lately. A major problem for me is that there are only three cruelty-free brands readily available in German drugstores - essence, Catrice and NYX.

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They´ve been very friendly on my purse but that also means I don´t have a wide selection of products to buy. If you´re lucky, you could also find Urban Decay counters in some bigger cities as well as Lush and The Body Shop. The last two have definitely saved my skincare routine. All in all, trying out new products has been kind of hard lately as I much prefer buying makeup that I can swatch or in general see before I purchase it.

The one upside to this dilemma is that Sephora is soon coming to 15 German cities which will hopefully make it easier to find more products to try out again! I´d really like to hear your opinion on this though and if you´ve got any tips for me!

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What this whole question of "Am I still a beauty blogger" comes down to is whether I want to brand my blog as belonging to a certain niche. That´s what you really have to answer if you´re struggling with this too. My personal answer is no to that question. I´m blogging mostly for me so I don´t need to restrict myself to one or even a few niches. My niche is everything or rather, my life, and that´s good!

If I´d try to only be a beauty blogger that´d be the sure way to make myself sound like a parrot. I´d constantly repeat myself or other bloggers. So I´d much rather write about what I´m passionate about that month and see where my priorities go. Even if that means that I cannot call myself any "type" of blogger anymore. I´m my own type of blogger and that gives me more than enough to talk about!

2 comments

  1. I completely agree, i used to stick to beauty posts but i noticed i started repeating myself and i wasn't enjoying it creatively anymore. I still write about makeup every now and then, but i prefer writing about anything and everything and dont like tying myself down to one niche as it only really represents a fragment of who i am as a person.

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  2. I hate the idea of having a niche, because I'm so used to writing about a myriad of topics. Who needs labels? x

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