I am sitting here trying my hardest to find the words to tell you guys about all of the changes on my blog lately.
My followers mean so much to me and I owe you an explanation.
It’s a tough situation, because I want to be honest and candid but I also want to have respect to those involved.
So I am just going to tell the story…and leave the swear words out:)
For a few years now I have had a beauty product idea that I have been dying to create. Problem was I never had the money or the business know-how to do it. Then, a few months ago a couple friends of mine approached me to become investors and create a partnership.
I was so so excited.
I jumped in with both feet! I finally had someone who believed in me and my ideas!
Shortly after we began working together changes began to take place that I wasn’t comfortable with.
The change from Maskcara to Chisel Beauty, for instance, was hard for me to take. I didn’t like it.
From where I stand now I realize that I made a lot of mistakes. I needed to stand my ground but instead I pretended to be casual and laid back about something that I am not the least bit laid back about. The integrity and authenticity of my blog.
As time went by more changes were being pushed, and I began to feel that my opinions and ideas were not valued.
I felt like I had to fight for my blog constantly.
As much as I wanted to build a business and create a product I wasn’t willing to sacrifice the integrity of my blog to do so.
I would just never do that to my followers.
To earn someones trust is a big deal to me and to basically sell that trust to someone for business is not something I am willing to do.
I realized that anyone who would be so cavalier with that loyalty is someone that I can’t be in business with.
As of now I have separated myself from Chisel Beauty. I took myself and all of my content off the website and left the partnership. Since then my words and my images have been re-added to a website that I don’t even have access to. It is painful as a blogger to see someone else taking credit for your work and I hate to think that my followers are commenting or emailing me and I can’t even see it to respond. I hope that I am able to spread the word quickly and put all of this behind me as soon as possible.
In the meantime I am really excited to be back in the drivers seat! I am working on some really fun new ideas and fancying up the design and making it better than ever!
I have learned so much from this experience, but the most important thing I have learned is to trust myself and to stand by what I believe in no matter what.