I really don't know what inspired me to write this post but I think I can trace it back to Michele1218 on youtube. I recently found Michelle through her swap with Lollipop26 and for me it was love at first viewing. Her videos are full of honest reviews, awesome makeup tutorials and my personal favourite, AMAZING HAULS! She's a real, genuine makeup lover with a passion for sharing her beauty knowledge and I loved that about her. But I was really shocked to see this video pop up in my subscription box. I follow Michelle on twitter so I sort of knew it was coming but that made it no less pleasant to watch. The fact that one of the gems of the online beauty community feel so strongly that they have to leave, give me such a bad taste in my mouth and I felt I had to come out with my opinions on the whole topic and openly give support for Michelle and anyone else feeling a little beaten up by the negativity.
I don't know how these haters, these people think that posting horrible, negative, insulting comments and emails is the right thing to do and for me it all comes down to their jealousy. Its so easy to post things anonymously behind a computer screen, where there are no consequences for your actions. But in reality the consequences are losing great beauty vloggers like Michelle.
I can understand when you see some 'gurus' posting review after review of products they have been 'compensated' for, that it gets a little much. I for one whole heartedly disagree with people being paid for reviews of products, I don't think anyone can be totally honest when they are being paid to have an opinion on anything. However, I have no problem with beauty youtubers and bloggers getting sent free products to review as long as they are honest and I genuinely think that 90% of the beauty community are honest and would still post the same videos whether they had 5 subscribers or 50,000. It's just a small group ruining it for everyone else. I see the changes in people, I see how some people now are completely fake and not at all the same person that started posting videos in the first place. I just don't think hating on people is the right way to deal with this. If you don't like it, follow what I do and don't watch anymore. It really is a simple solution.
To wrap this up as I don't want to keep going on, I just wanted you all to know my 2 cents, I have my blog because it is something I love to do, I love thinking of new things to talk about or show you and I would post exactly the same if I had no one reading my blog. I don't care how many 'followers' I have, I just post what I want because it's something I think is worth sharing. The blogger statistics tell me I had almost 1000 blog views last month and that is massive and something I really appreciate and no hater can ever take that feeling of excitement away from me. I also love to read blogs and watch videos and I hope that its something I will be able to do forever. I am so grateful of the effort people go to upload videos and post blogs and respond to comments and tweets and everything involved, so that people like me can read and watch. Long may it continue!
If you got this far thanks for sticking with me! I'd love to hear what you think about it all!
Loads of love and appreciation,