When I first started my YouTube channel I was out of work and totally broke. I had no idea it would become anything let alone as large a part of my life as it has and I had even less clue how important the name of it would be! I effectively branded myself as someone who would talk about only affordable products from that day and so when I got a job and wasn’t quite so skint I met with (lets say constructive) criticism when I spoke about more expensive brands. Almost 4 years later and my budget has far surpassed that of my previously unemployed self and my purchases reflect that. Now I’ve gone back and forth about this, one minute I think it’s my channel and I should be able to talk about whatever the hell I like but I know many of my viewers subscribed to me because they are on a tighter budget and I have to appreciate that the niche that restricts me also gained me the following I’m so grateful to have. So although this idea is not a new one it’s taken me more than a year to finally bite the bullet and start fresh with a new channel.
Those of you who know me outside of this blog may know that I already have a vlog channel which chronicles all things non beauty as well as the day in the life, follow me round style vlogs. I also maintained a ttc/pregnancy/baby channel until about a year ago (when Milo turned 1) so this will technically be my 4th YouTube channel.. excessive? Perhaps but they all serve their own purpose. Those of you who enjoy a good beauty review might not want to see me chatting about nothing on my walk to work and vice versa.. this new channel will hopefully enable me to strip out any more expensive products as well as clothing/accessories videos from missbudgetbeauty to keep it pure and true to it’s name. I’m really hoping that those who are not in to higher end brands will be happy with this change and those who are interested will follow me there as well. Either way this will be a standalone channel that could exist on it’s own and shouldn’t affect the content I’m currently making at all.
Here on my blog I generally feel comfortable talking about whatever I like anyway so there will be no change here.. my readers are a lot more relaxed about the term budget and generally seem to appreciate it’s fluidity and that it differs from person to person.. one day I will review MUA, the next MAC and none of you seem to care. I love you guys. I wish it was the same for my videos but hey.. this will be a fun little adventure, starting fresh is always exciting.
I’m overwhelmed that so many of you have already shown your support and subscribed and if you’re interested in seeing more hauls, beauty reviews, handbags (I can finally review my designer wares) and OOTD’s you might be interested in Diary Of A Spendaholic