Thursday, 26 May 2016

Why Pixie does?

The Kent family

Nearly 4.5 years ago, I joined the blogging world with the creation of Makeup-Pixi3.  As a beauty addict, it was my place to share my hauls and loves of all things beauty, but specifically makeup. I had time to put on makeup every day before work, crafting a full face of flawless makeup, and not much in the way of bags under my eyes to cover.

Fast forward 3+ years and my life changed (for the better), I had a little boy called Squidge (well, he's Squidge online, I like to try and keep his actual name secret).  No longer do I have time to craft an immaculate face of makeup each morning, in fact it's a miracle these days if I manage to drag myself out of bed before the final alarm goes off that says 'Leave the house now!' (not even joking).

My life has changed so much over the last couple of years that I almost can't relate to what it was like before. I seem to have transferred most of my passion for makeup to crochet, and most of my time is spent with my little boy.

Makeup-Pixi3 just didn't seem to fit me any more. It was a blog about makeup, but I didn't really blog about makeup any more, so the name didn't fit. I thought about changing the name and URL, but that just felt like I was sticking a plaster over it.  So with about a year's thought and pondering, I decided it was time to walk away from Makeup-Pixi3 and create a blog that fitted our lives as we are now, and for the future.

I wanted a name that wasn't prescriptive - that's the problem with Makeup-Pixi3 and Mummy-Pixie - they're both a bit 'Ronseal' ("It does what it says on the tin") and didn't feel open enough to other ventures.  So with a lot of thought, I came up with Pixie does.  It's an evolution of Makeup/Mummy-Pixi3 in keeping the pixie part (the pixie thing originated from my old Xbox gamertag from 10 years ago, which I still have going).  Posts will be themed, like 'Pixie does crochet' or 'Pixie does parenting' or 'Pixie does cooking' etc, becoming a true lifestyle blog with a heavy parenting focus.

It was such a massive decision to move away from Makeup-Pixi3, not just because of the thousands of hours I'd put into it, and lets face it, thousands of pounds (hello advertising, makeup purchases etc), but it's taken me years to build up a following on there too, 4511 at last count.  But lets face it, numbers don't really mean anything.

Eventually I'll have all my old posts from Makeup-Pixi3 and Mummy-pixie migrated over here, so I'll still have the archive, but the sites will eventually redirect to this blog, but not for a few months.

So there you have it, a really long-winded description of why I decided to start fresh, and how the name came about :)  If you've followed me here from Makeup-Pixi3, thank you - I really really appreciate the support <3
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1 comment

  1. Hello new blog! :) Looking forward to seeing your posts over here!


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