Honestly, I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about today's post. I have mentioned on and off the past few months about a planned spring clean for my blog, and finally it has taken place woohoo. I have been working with the lovely Felicity from "Pursuit Of Felicity Designs" who I must say is absolutely amazing. She has previously worked on my blog and my business, which is in the process of being re branded. If you are looking for a blog or business design, I would really recommend Felicity as she works so closely with you to ensure that the final product is perfect. Her prices are also fantastic in comparison to other designers, so I will leave all of her details at the bottom of the post. Anyway! here is to the unveiling of my new blog design, which has been inspired for my love of the classic Chanel quilting. I have made a few other changes like the colour palette, a new signature and a few more bits and bobs just to tidy up my blog a little for 2014. I did debate changing my header, but after having it hand drawn for me I have decided to keep it as it is really personal to me. Jewel is my middle name, and of course I love Jewels ;) and my header features two of my handbags, and lots of makeup! I just couldn't bare to get rid of it haha. I hope you like my blog "spring clean" and I would really love to hear your thoughts down below. I have decided to include a short "Get to know me & my blog" style TAG for my readers old and new. I have been lucky enough to gain lots of new readers, and its really important to me that all my readers have a little personal connection with me and my blog.
Get to know me and my blog questions
why did you start blogging ?
I started blogging because I have always known that I have had a creative streak of some sort, but I couldn't do the typical things like singing or drawing ( I can't even draw a straight stick man)haha! and don't even get me started on singing! So when I realised I was good at writing I think blogging came naturally to me. Then when I fell madly in love with makeup I started looking at reviews on the Internet, and realised I could do this too! - I originally started a tumblr blog called "the price of beauty" but after getting quite a few negative "anon" comments it really affected my confidence, as I was around 15/16 at the time. In 2012 I realised how miserable I was without a blog, and I started the Jewel Beauty Blog. It has been a completely positive experience, and again I have made friends for life. There will always be ups and downs, but i'm wiser now and will never give up something I love again.
Where did your blog name come from ?
Jewel is my middle name and I love beauty! I really wanted to add a personal touch to my blog, so adding my middle name was the perfect way to do that.
What can your readers expect from your blog ?
Plenty of in-depth reviews haha!! I get so many personal messages and blog comments about how in depth my reviews are. I always make sure I write about the good and bad, as I like my reviews to be as honest and reliable as possible. For example even if I like the scent of a product, I will try to explain it in as much detail as I know some of my readers might not have the same taste as me. I am trying to make my blog more diverse as well so expect more FOTD, OOTDS'S and Lifestyle inspired posts.
A message to your readers old and new ?
A massive thank you to my readers who have been with me from the very start. When bloggers message me with positive feedback, it honestly makes me feel so happy inside. I also want to say a massive hello to my new readers, and I hope you enjoy reading my blog. I always try my best to help out new bloggers, as I remember the days when I wasn't sure of what I was doing.. and all I wanted was a blog comment haha! I will always help and give advice, as well as trying to RT links and help out where and when I can.
Wow! that was a long post haha :) I hope you enjoyed it though lovelies, and I hope you like my new layout. Don't forget to leave your thoughts and links in the comments section down below.
Find out more about Felicity and her design business here - Pursuit of Felicity Designs