I was feeling nostalgic and thinking about a bunch of blogs that I used to read nearly every day, that have gone completely dormant without any official goodbyes or closure. You probably know about some of these, but I thought I’d share them anyway.
Probably better known as the arm that launched a thousand lemmings (I didn’t make up that term, I read it on MakeupAlley), she was well-known for her swatches of entire collections, making her blog a one-stop shop. I really liked that she would swatch colours side by side so it was easy to make comparisons when trying to choose between shades. Her posting frequency started to decline and then she abruptly stopped updating her blog in May of 2013.
She was a very prolific blogger with a passion for blushes and taupe eye shadows – right up my alley! I loved her photography and I always felt her colours were one of the most true-to-life out of all the blogs I frequented. Her last entry stated that she lost all of her pictures and that she would have to retake the photos to post new entries, but she never did – that was in 2012.
She was the source for information on Asian cosmetics at a time when there were not many English language articles or even access to the products themselves. She made Asian cosmetics accessible to the outside world which made her one of my go-to sites when I first started to look into BB creams and Asian skincare. Her last few entries talked about starting school and then she did a blog sale, and that was it.
She had the most beautiful photography and highly informative posts. Her guide to 25 different nail polish finishes is one of my favourite, and she made me appreciate holographic nail polishes. In one of her last posts, she wrote an entry about the annoyance of finding her photos being used without her permission, then she stopped updating July of 2011 without any other reason.
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She was the authority on nail care – I learned so much about the chemistry and ingredients in nail treatment products. I also learned how to make faux Zoya Remove+ (acetone and glycerin) which I still make to this day! She wrote about finding a job in one of her last entries and then trailed off in 2014.
Her blog has changed its focus from strictly beauty to more of social commentary, and she only posts once a month now. My favourite series she ever did was “Taupes You Can’t Have“. Also check out “Blushes You Can’t Have“, the follow up torture series. Her writing had me in stitches!
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I understand that people lose interest in blogging, or life gets busy, or there are major changes in one’s life… but not even an entry to say an official goodbye? Or if they don’t want something that definitive, maybe a post to say that they’re doing fine, they just decided to not update for now. I don’t know, I just find it odd. I’m totally small-time compared to these blogs, but I promise if I ever take a break or stop blogging, I’ll make an official entry, ok? 😛
I suppose one thing I am grateful for is that all the old entries of these blogs are still up and the contents have not been removed – yet. For now, I can keep rereading old entries and enjoy them. I’m just waiting for the day when Temptalia decides to call it quits, then we know an era has ended!
Any blogs you used to read that no longer update?