A WHOLE NEW BLOOMIN’ ROUGE

Hello and welcome back to Bloomin’ Rouge. Or perhaps I should say Bloomin’ Rouge 2.0? We’re bloomin’ back in action people! I’ll cool it on the bloomin’ now. You may have noticed that I’ve been thoroughly absent from the internet in the past few months. That’s been a bummer and I’ll explain myself in a life update at some point, but the up side is that it’s given me time to completely redesign the site!

I’d gotten to the point where I was getting really sick of looking at my old design. It was a bit rundown and outdated and I wanted to freshen things up. So I switched over to WordPress, purchased a theme from Bloom Blog Shop (total coincidence on the name there) and tinkered around with it until I was happy. And by tinkered around with it, I mean enlisted the help of my capable friends and hassled them relentlessly.

As well as reappearing in the blogging community, I intend on being more active once again on social media. I’d love to get my Instagram hip and happening and maybe, just maybe, even venture back onto Twitter. And, as much as it gives me gut wrenching anxiety to say this, I intend on starting Youtube again soon. Frightening. And maybe don’t quote me on that.

So please let me know what you think of the new site! It’s been a long time in the works and it’ll probably still change here and there in the next few months. Thank you guys for coming back and taking a look. I’m excited for what’s to come!

  • So happy you’re back Holly! Loving the new design <3

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

    • Thanks Soph! I’ve been stalking your instagram while I’ve been gone and I’m so FREAKING in love with it.

      • Ah thank you my love! I hope you’ve been ok? Have you watched S3 of The Musketeers? I haven’t got round to it yet (too busy binge watching Gilmore Girls!) but I NEED it in my life again!

        • I haven’t seen it yet! I don’t know why I haven’t. I love that show. And heck yes, I also binged that crap out of Gilmore Girls!

  • It looks fab Holly, welcome back!
    Jaime | http://www.girllovesgloss.com

    • Thank you Jaime! Glad to be back 😀

  • YAY HOLLY’S BACK. Wow – I LOVE the new look! I’ve been sooo considering changing over to wordpress since it just seems so much more sleek so I would love to hear more about your experience with that! I just don’t know if my lazy ass will ever get around to doing it haha. I’m keeeeen to have you back on my feed and yes get back on yt gurl! I loved your vids 🙂

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Oh ma gad. I genuinely missed seeing your name pop up so much Tasha! I feel like the gals are back!
      I will definitely let you know about moving to wordpress. I’m considering writing a post about the experience. But if you want to know anything specific or I could just email you in general… I’m happy to tell you anything and everything.
      Ah I’m so glad to be back!

      • Aww hehe, I’ve missed our bants haha. Yes – would love to read that! I’ll definitely reach out if I have any questions. Quick one though, is buying a theme for wordpress a must? Would it be a nightmare and terribly complicated to code your own haha 😛 slash try to made a standard free one look nice?

        • Mmmm. It would be damn hard to do it without purchasing a template. It’s so different from blogger. There’s a lot more freedom in some ways but you have to know so much about how’s WordPress works to design from scratch. I couldn’t have done it.

  • Welcome back! I’ve been popping back in here every so often – I like the new design!

  • So excited to see you back online!! I caught your NARS post and instantly jumped on to see what else I’ve missed. Loving the new layout and it’s looking great! Can’t wait to see more posts from you in the coming months 🙂

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com