Hello! And Welcome to my all new and improved, re-branded and relaunched blog! So exciting!
There were several reason why I wanted to re-brand. Basically, I made the decision to go self hosted, but there were issues securing the domain name I wanted as there was something very similar already in existence. I also wasn’t 100% sure about my current blog name, as it boxed me firmly into the beauty category, and whilst this is still what the majority of my posts are, I’ve started to branch into baking, baking and lifestyle too.
Secondly, I thought that due to my old name, I was missing out on opportunities to develop my blog further and was missing several opportunities because of my ‘niche’. It was a tough decision, as I’d ‘grown’ that blog and wasn’t sure how it would affect my Twitter/Instagram followers, but I thought I’d bite the bullet and do it now and take the hit, before I got to ‘settled’ in my old name and it would be more difficult.
I wanted to step sideways into new realms because I’d love to incorporate some parenting blog posts to document my experiences with pregnancy and motherhood – not just for myself, but for those who may be expecting also, or have little ones already. My son Owen is developing and changing so quickly, and I thought it’d be a great way to document our lives together. As a first time mom, this whole experience has been a massive learning curve, and I’m so excited to share this experience with you. I’m not going to become a full-time ‘mommy blogger’, but I’d like to add this style to what I’m already doing, and my old brand didn’t quite incorporate this the way I wanted to.
So, I’m very proud to introduce hiddenlittlegem.com! I’ve chosen to use my name, as it feels much more personal to have my own stamp on my blog. It relates to the topics that I’m going to be covering; beauty finds, makeup hauls and comparisons, recipes, book reviews – all the content that I’ve been producing anyway!
It also ties in quite nicely to my 1 Year anniversary of starting my blog officially. I’ve blogged on and off for years, but this was the first time I’ve actually committed to it. It’s been a massive learning curve, and whilst there have been a few ups and downs whilst I found my feet, the blogging community has been so accepting and supportive, and I’ve decided to give a little back!
To celebrate, I will be giving one lucky person the chance to win all these goodies! The package includes a Nars Andy Warhol eye shadow compact, Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream, 2 Tony Moly Sheet Masks, a Macadamia Oil Extract foot pack, a Nuxe multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair, a Bellapierre lipstick in the shade Envy, a Beaver daily moisturising conditioning spray and a Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Illuminator!
To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is…
- Follow @HiddenLittleGm and RT my pinned tweet. No quote re-tweets please.
- Follow my Instagram page ‘Hidden Little Gem‘, and like the above image.
- Enter using the link here.
Competition ends 23.59 on 30th June!
P.S. There will be other giveaways in future, with bigger prizes, so please stay tuned!