Thursday, June 14, 2018

So Long, The Jedi Wife! Hello, Laugh, Love, Contour: Thoughts On Changing My Blog Name

Good evening, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well! I've been solo parenting this week while my husband has been out of town for work. It's been going relatively well, although after a few really rough afternoons, I am now in survival mode. At least everyone is being fed and bathed and teeth are brushed! I have always had a lot of respect for single parents out there, but it all comes crashing back as a tidal wave every time I am in this situation. Thankfully my husband gets home tomorrow afternoon, and I intend to run away for a few hours as soon as possible to enjoy total silence. Now let's get into today's blog post!

As I'm sure you've noticed already, there have been some big changes here on the blog over the last few days! For those of you that has guessed it, way back at the end of December I had hinted that something big was coming and you were right! Musings of the Wife of a Jedi has been rebranded to Laugh, Love, Contour. With the rebrand came a new look. There was no drama associated with this decision, and while I could easily explain it away as a "because I wanted to", I wanted to give you, my beloved readers, some insight into what made me make the change and where I would like to see my blog go from here.
When I first started blogging over six years ago, I had no idea the direction my blog would take. While I anticipated there to be some beauty and nail polish related posts, I never expected these subjects to essentially "become" my blog. I though my blog would be more along the lines of personal journaling, and while I have no objections to doing so, as it turns out, it isn't really me. I took on my blog name when I was recently married to my own Luke Sky Walker, as it seemed fitting at the time. I am still happily married to my husband, but I have come to the realization over the past year that I wasn't giving myself enough credit as a person. Yes, I am still very much "the Jedi Wife", but in the end, I am so much more than that. I am a mom, a writer, a thinker, a socially awkward quasi-extroverted introvert, and quite frankly, a sassy strong-willed woman who needs her mouth washed out with soap from all the F bombs that I drop on the daily. Musings of the Wife of a Jedi, also known as The Jedi Wife, was a cute idea, but it felt like it only captured a small piece of me and left out all the other substance. 

After much contemplation, I decided it was time to change my blog name into something that suited not only who I am, but also what my blog is truly about: all things beauty.
Coming up with a blog name that encompasses all the things you want AND is available is much harder than it was when I first created my blog! With all the negativity in the news, I knew I wanted to keep my blog a place to go to get away from it all. Yes, some of my reviews of products are negative, but overall, I wanted (and still want) YOU to feel comfortable and uplifted here. After mulling through a lot of blog ideas for almost a year, I finally came up with Laugh, Love, Contour. 

Naturally, I needed a fresh, new look to go with my blog rebrand. As much as I loved my colourful orange background, it was time that I moved on to something that was more mature but still kept my light-hearted quality. I really love the new look, and I hope you do as well!
Even though the blog has rebranded and has a new look, the same great content you have come to expect from me is still going to be here. Laugh, Love, Contour will still be rich in beauty products; wallet be damned! My writing will always be genuine as I write about my personal experiences with products I test, regardless of whether they were sent to me for review or if I purchased them myself. You can expect to see even more on products I have purchased, although ultimately press sample obligations will always eclipse what I buy myself. This is a large reason why I've introduced my periodic "That's a Wrap" posts showcasing many of the products I have purchased and have finished up. I will still be taking the occasional trip to cover events; you can expect to see content featuring my experience and brands at the upcoming Cosmoprof North America soon! While I still have the occasional bump in my blogging path, such as my constant wave of illness after illness the first several months of the year, or just other things in life needing to be a priority from time to time, in the end I want to see more content here at Laugh, Love, Contour. 

If you've managed to read this far and follow along on this lengthy post, you are a rockstar! Even if you didn't, I'll still give you the title. After all, you are a big reason why I am here and why I enjoy doing what I do. What I previously imagined to be a short term hobby has turned into something more throughout the years, and I look forward to seeing the direction we take together. If there is anything more you would like to see, please let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful evening!

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  1. Cheers to a start of a new and wonderful journey!

  2. I'm so happy for you with your rebranding! Also, I didn't realize he was literally Luke Sky Walker, for some reason, I thought your maiden name was Sky? :D AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN A MONTH!!!!

  3. I love your rebrand and redesign. It looks great!

  4. I love the new look! So excited to see what's in store too! I love your beauty posts!

  5. Love the new theme - so classic! I miss the "Jedi Wife" element (WOW, I didn't know about the name), but I'm excited to see the next part of your blogging journey!

  6. Love the clean look, congrats on the rebranding!

  7. Your blog looks beautiful. I love the freshness of it all. Your new name is terrific. I know how hard it is to find a name for a blog nowadays and I think you got a perfect one.

  8. I think it’s a great thing! Congrats on your new start 🎉

  9. I read it all -- yay, I'm a rockstar! But seriously, loved reading the reason behind the rebrand/rename. So excited for you and can't wait to see what's to come in the months ahead!

  10. Read it all! Excited for you! A Rebrand in this respect is fun and freeing! Cant wait to continue seeing your amazing posts! Sometimes we all need a change and something like this can make all the difference!

  11. Digging the new look and name change! I'm still a noob so I can only imagine how scary and exciting it is to rebrand your blog. I'm so glad you are keeping the That's a Wrap section of your blog. It's nice to read about what products someone loves and continually uses rather than just their first impression.

  12. I'm excited to see what you have for us next! Love the new blog design.


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