Long time, no see! And Happy New Year, by the way!
I wanted to keep you guys in the loop so I’m here today to tell you that there have been quite a few changes. More like major changes.
First, o + q is no longer. It’s sad but when I first started this blog, I imagined it being something entirely different. It was supposed to be a bohemian blog, talking about all things magic and otherworldly.
Unfortunately, that’s not a subject I can talk about for hours on end. If you’re going to start a blog, make sure that it’s a topic you are passionate about, that’s rule #1.
So, it eventually turned into a fashion and beauty blog. But things also weren’t quite clicking there either. Turns out, you guys liked the beauty posts more than the fashion ones!
I thought that was awesome so I decided to take time out of running this blog to explore my other options. Kind of like finding yourself, except I was looking for my blog concept.
I landed on natural beauty.
It’s a subject I can definitely talk about and I do believe in enhancing your own natural beauty. I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was around seventeen and even then I didn’t like caking it on.
I think in today’s world there’s a set standard. That women, no matter their age, have to look a certain way. And do their makeup a certain way as well.
We’re taught that more is better when actually, less is better. We don’t need someone to teach us to pile on the makeup. But rather, we need someone to teach us that our flaws are more than okay.
I want to be that person.
I struggled with my self-image before. Wondering if I was pretty enough. I was the girl in the school classroom with big curly hair, glasses, and teeth that don’t look like everyone else’s.
I struggled every day with the thought that I wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t until I dropped out and got to know myself.
Being away from negative people helped me to understand that I’m different. But different in a good way. I choose to dress the way I do and look the way I do because that’s what I want.
We all want to portray a certain image to the world and I get that. But we all need confidence first.
So maybe it’s not so much about teaching people how to wear less makeup but rather build their confidence. Building confidence through makeup and through skincare.
The way we are on the inside makes us beautiful. Our souls, our personalities.
We should all have that reflect on the outside as well, right?
That’s why I created Charcoal + Silk.
While everything is still being worked out, meaning the website and its content, I invite you to follow along. Feel free to follow the progress on Instagram and at the new website.
Thank you for being here when o + q was going strong. Now I thank you for continuing with me on this journey.