28 February 2017

A Little Change

First of all HAPPY PANCAKE DAY! Yippee, I have successfully demolished about 6 pancakes this evening and it was totally worth it, yum, what is your favourite pancake topping? I hope you've all had a fab day, read on to see the eggless pancakes I made today! 

Today's post isn't about makeup or skincare or what I'd normally write about, its actually about me, my blog and my YouTube channel. If you watch my vlogs or follow my social media you'll know that I recently took a break from everything, it was around November time when I stopped weekly vlogging, stopped writing on my blog and turned all of my social media off. I did this because I was unhappy and felt like I was creating content that wasn't really me and it felt forced, I didn't feel like picking the camera up most days and when I went to write on my blog I would just stare at the blank page for hours. I didn't want to continue to do something that was probably making me feel worse and was also very negative for my viewers and readers to see. 

Since the start of February I've started to feel a bit better about things, I decided to turn my social media accounts back on and I started to watch my favourite YouTubers again, something I really missed especially over Christmas. Although I'm not yet ready to start making videos myself again, I am really enjoying being back on Twitter and Instagram and writing new content for my blog. This week I decided to do something I have been thinking about for a while - changing my brand name. I started my blog and channel when I was a lot younger than I am now and it started off as something I never knew would grow to what it has and I didn't think sensibly about what I was going to call myself. When I was at college I set my blog up and called it beautybyalicee because it was all about beauty and thats what my main focus was, because beautybyalice was taken I had to add an extra letter on the end (this has bugged me for so many years)! As I have grown up and I have progressed as a person, I felt like the name just didn't fit anymore and it was making me less and less enthusiastic about posting my content because I just didn't like the name. After a lot of thought and working out if it was possible I finally emailed Google this week and requested to change my YouTube URL and email address to alicemaysnell, my real name! I've never really had a nickname and I didn't fancy making up a new brand name that I'd probably be sick of in a few months so I felt like it would be nice and it'd work to be just my name, so my content can be about me and my life. 

I do believe that sometimes we all need a break and it has done me the world of good I think, I'm really excited to be able to create new and interesting content for the rest of the year and I can't wait to get back to making my weekly vlogs soon. I could probably sit here for hours talking about the past few months and about the changes I've made but its nearly time for bed and I think I have said all I need to for now. 

So just to finalise, I am saying fairwell to beautybyalicee and hello to alicemaysnell, see it as a new adventure and a new part of my life. I'm so excited for the years ahead and I can't wait to take you all on the journeys with me. I hope you like the little change and you don't mind too much, now you can all go and finish your pancakes, enjoy! Let me know in the comments what content you'd like to see on my blog in the upcoming weeks. 
Alice May Snell