Well well, after nearly a year of absence, the Online Goddess has made an appearance. Where on earth have I been? And what is to become of the site?
A lot has happened over the last 12 months, in short I have moved out of my teeny little terraced house in the busy town, relocated to the gorgeous Suffolk countryside and am currently 7 months pregnant with our first baby – whew!
Unfortunately, the seborrheic dermatitis on my face still has yet to disappear, hence my reluctance to try (and thus review) any new skin care products. In fact, it has sadly spread to both cheeks from nose to ears now and has made me quite self-conscious about my appearance. The (potentially) good news is that I’m currently using a soap called ZNP Bar I’ve imported from the US which seems to be really helping. I’ve had brief improvements in the past, so I’m not going to get too excited until it’s made a long-term impact.
So, onto the question of what to do with this site. Well, I still get a lot of visitors checking out past reviews and I’d like them to stay available for the benefit of consumers. I still want to do product reviews, but I’m not going to be able to do ones for facial products at the current time.
This doesn’t stop me from trying out body care goodies though, and thank goodness as I do enjoy a bit of pampering now and then. Plus, with baby on the way I want to get myself acquainted with the whole new category of natural and organic stuff that’s available for little ones and mums.
I’ve already been using some delicious products during my pregnancy, so look out for reviews of those starting within the next couple of days (maybe I’ll even get the first one up this evening!). I may also double-up with a bit of antenatal and postnatal blogging instead of the usual ranting about my dreadful skin lol.
Just a quick post to say that I’m currently trying out several lovely products from the Maia Skin Care range and will be reviewing them later this month. After only a couple of days use, I’m very excited about the results I’m seeing already.
I shall also be writing about mineral make-up from Purity Cosmetics and adding reviews for products I’ve been using long-term. :)
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve had a bit of personal tragedy this week. Two of my beloved cats passed away, one of old age and the other of cancer. I’m having a tough time focussing my mind on anything else at the moment, but I’ll be back to regular posting as soon as I’ve got the emotional baggage sorted out.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly four months since I last posted! Truth be told, I haven’t felt like I’ve been getting very far with my skin problems. I also haven’t been trying much in the way of new products. So I guess there just hasn’t been anything to write about really.
To counter this, I’m expanding the blog to be more general. I’ll still write about skincare issues and post the occasional review but I’ll also include day-to-day life, views, etc. I think it will be a good move, especially when you consider that my rant about pylons has more comments than any other post in the blog!
To celebrate the changes, Online Goddess now has a new template. I miss the old one, but a little refurbishment is good and inspires me to get posting again.
I have a couple of skincare posts to add, but I’ll do them over the next few days. In the meantime, comments are welcome as always. :)
I got myself a Twitter account yesterday. Still not entirely sure what it’s all about, but I figured I might discover some natural skincare information through other Twitters. I’ve already found Anita Grant’s Twitter page (and wish her all the best for the impending birth!) and am following another focussing on green/eco-friendly blogs.
I’d love to know if any Online Goddess readers have a Twitter account too, especially if you like to Twitter about skincare – feel free to pop your link in the comments so I can follow you. My own page can be found at http://twitter.com/OnlineGoddess.