Goals, Changes, & My First Giveaway Coming Up

Good evening, Lovelies! It’s been a while since my last post, as I have had a very restless, teething baby girl on my hands. During the last couple of weeks, I spent some time thinking about a few things.

First of all, when I started this blog, my goal was at least a post a day, and hopefully 2. Well, I didn’t think about the time it takes to take photos, choose the best photos, re-read and edit my writing, etc. – all while still trying to balance time with Boy, playing with my 7 month old & my kitty, and working a full time job. Whew! I got exhausted just writing that out. I am a little bit of a perfectionist, so I started to feel like I was letting myself down and got frustrated when I didn’t get everything done (let’s not even think about all the laundry and dishes! Yikes!). I’m so thankful to have such an involved and helpful boyfriend, otherwise I really don’t know what I’d do!! So I decided to give myself a break and my new goal is just to be more regular and do 1-2 posts a week. If that means writing a little bit over a few days while baby girl sleeps rather than writing all in one sitting, then so be it!

Also, I thought that I would like to just write about and review beauty products. It seemed pretty straightforward, and it gave me an excuse to buy new makeup! Well, I bought several Fall products that I haven’t even gotten posted and Holiday items are already coming out. I seriously have over 2,000 photos of products and swatches that I have to sort through and get posted!! Agghhh! I take TONS of photos as I am still figuring out the best lighting, settings, etc. so that colors translate right. Slowly but surely, I’ll get them posted!

This leads me to the changes I want to make. I want to continue compiling reviews and swatches for folks to reference so you know what to expect when considering a purchase, but I also want to share so much more with you. When I came up with the name “Take Flight Beauty”, I thought of “Take Flight” as being my goal and – I wanted to help with not just reviews, but also looks, tips and tricks to help you feel confident and inspired. I wanted to lift your spirits in some way or another. The “Beauty” part of the name originally just seemed obvious because I wanted to be a “beauty blogger” which often refers to just beauty products/looks. I want to make this blog more than that, though.

“Take Flight”: One of my favorite photos from my Puerto Rico trip 2 years ago.

Beauty to me encompasses so much more than what you see on the surface. I want this blog to be something that you read and feel happy. Besides, people are most beautiful when they are happy, right? If makeup is what does that for you, awesome! Playing with makeup and creating looks makes me happy too :)! If fashion is what does it for you, fantastic! I plan to start posting full looks with outfits. But there is so much more that can be uplifting; silly things my baby does, yummy recipes, family time, thrift store finds, and do-it-yourself projects. Some days I just feel like writing about more than makeup (though it is one of my favorite hobbies!).

I guess the point of this long-winded post is to let you know that I want to start mixing it up a little bit, so I hope you find something here that makes you smile. 😀

Big Smiles All Around!

If you are still with me and have taken the time to read through all of this, I thank you! That means you are the first to know: What better way to celebrate my new goals thank by holding a (drumroll, please……) GIVEAWAY! YAY – my very first! Details will follow later this week, but you won’t want to miss out on this! Here’s a hint :D:

Do you recognize this? It could be yours! Stay tuned….

Thanks for taking the time to read all this & please let me know if there is anything you want to know more about.

– Dorea

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