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A little update.

Hello lovely reader,

It’s been a while. The last written blog I posted on here was published in July and I wanted to write this post, to explain to you where I have been and why I have been neglecting my blog over the past few months. Honestly, a lot has been going on. I have had a lot of setbacks and a some little victories, but most of all I have been trying to find my footing in the blogging world.

As some of you know, I have recently changed the direction of my YouTube channel. I started making videos where I give my social commentary on issues that are going on in the world. I have always been a very opinionated person and for a long time, I was feeling unhappy with the content that I posted on YouTube. If I am being totally candid here, I can admit to you that my channel wasn’t doing so well and I was no longer enjoying the content I was creating. It wasn’t enough for me. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely love fashion and beauty but they are not the only topics I want to talk about anymore.

I needed to shake things up and I did. I’m glad I did.

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My channel is doing much better now and I feel excited to make videos again. That is not to say that I won’t be posting beauty, hair or story-time related videos ever again. I will! I still do. My channel is going to be a mixed bag, it is going to be a mishmash of my interests, personality and life. I have also been thinking a lot about how I can keep my old and new audience happy, and I think I have discovered a way to do just that! I’m going to use my blog to house a large majority of my beauty reviews, hair posts and fashion blogs, etc.

In fact all of my content will be posted here on this site, my videos and my blogs. There are different categories on my blog (check the top, right-hand corner of my site) to choose from and it’ll be a one-stop-shop for all of my content to be viewed and (hopefully) enjoyed.

So if you only enjoy my social commentary or geeky related content you can find it easily. Or, you are a fan of my beauty, hair & fashion content, you can find all of it on one page, at the click of a button. It will be a fully fledged lifestyle blog and I really hope you enjoy it.

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I hope that EllieJayden.com can become something different for everyone. A hub of advice, opinions and information. I’m currently working on some new blog posts and hope to get back on track with everything as soon as possible. I’m excited about it and I hope you will be too!

Stay tuned for new content and thanks for sticking around 🙂

XO

 

Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2015

The Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2015

Last night I attended the Irish Beauty Blog Awards in Dublin. I was honoured to be nominated in four categories, alongside some other wonderful ladies. The ceremony was held in Lillie’s Bordello, the venue was absolutely jam packed with bloggers from all over Ireland. Some of the biggest names in blogging & vlogging gathered together to celebrate Irish bloggers in style.

I must admit that the atmosphere was relaxed at the Irish Beauty Blog Awards. Usually these kinds of events can be quite overwhelming, but there was really good vibes in Lillie’s Bordello. 

What I wore to the awards ceremony

On the night I wore a long black vintage dress, it was my great-aunt’s dress in the 1970’s. It think it is really glamorous, I love it so much! It was hand beaded and is still in perfect condition. I wanted to keep it simple so I wore no accessories, except for two midi rings I wore on each hand.

My hair was done by my friend Michelle, she attended the awards with me last night. What would I do without her, ehhh? I found some nice pictures of up style’s on Instagram a few days before and she braided a section of my hair, while pinning the rest to the back in a very cool swirly bun.

Getting the surprise of my life!

The awards ceremony started at about 9.30 pm and everyone gathered around the stage excitedly awaiting to hear who were the lucky winners. My blog was nominated in four categories, Best Fashion Blog, Best Vlogger, Best Overall & Readers Choice. I was sitting at a table with my friend and we were having so much fun, sipping some very strong rum cocktails (believe me, I needed some for my nerves!) nervously awaiting the results. I literally had my fingers crossed! Eeeep!

It was coming to near the end of the awards announcements and there was one category left that I was nominated in, readers choice. I was listening to the lady on stage explain how this category had a vote coming in almost every minute (wowww!) and the next minute I heard my name being announced over the microphone. WHAAA? I was literally in shock! I honestly couldn’t believe it.

I’ve been on such a high ever since last night and I just want to thank every single person who took the time out of their day to vote for me as Readers Choice. You have no idea how much it means to me. I know it sounds cliché but quite literally, if it wasn’t for the people who read my blog & the people who voted for me, this would never have happened & it means the world to me.

I am so thankful to such supportive people in my life, I honestly can’t believe my luck.

Thank you so much to the Irish Beauty Blog Awards, Tan Organic & BEUTiFi for this award.

Dreams really do come true!