Hey beautiful! In light of this past weekends rough ride, I wasn’t able to prepare a post over the weekend. And, honestly, I was so preoccupied with getting my site back that I didn’t even plan what I would write about at the beginning of the week. So I figured I would share with you 5 reasons why some days I feel like I’m a bad beauty blogger. This post is written half for therapeutic reasons (feels good to share a more personal side of me) and half for humor purposes (laughter is the best medicine, right?)
I do want to clarify that Samantha March initially did this in a video a few months ago. I want to make sure credit for this idea goes to her — go watch her video HERE. If you are not already following her, I HIGHLY suggest you check her channel out. She is a fantastic and very personable vlogger — you’ll feel like your chatting on the bed with your best friend about what you both love. Makeup!
5 Reasons Why I Am a Bad Beauty Blogger
I am NOT Techie
This one is obvious as to why I am a bad beauty blogger. With the malware attack this past weekend, I became full aware of how ignorant I am when it comes to understanding HTML codes, FTP users, cpanel, how to access your blog files remotely, and…the list could go on. I know there are many classes out there, and I’ve read many articles on the subject…but I just haven’t got it yet. And setting aside time to trying to understand it and get familiar with it has always been on the backburner. There is always something else more pressing to get done and…so I still don’t know anything when it comes to website coding. Maybe some day…
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If you read my "Is It Worth the Hype" post for the @toofaced Sweet Peach Collection (👆🏼Linked above👆🏼) then you know I've been loving the lip oils 😍 They've been doing such AMAZING things for my dry winter lips 💋 This one is in the shade Peach-sicle 💋 . #toofaced #toofacedcosmetics #toofacedsweetpeach #sweetpeach #sweetpeachcollection #lipoil #lipswatch #lipswatches #lipstickswatch #lipstickjunkie #lippies #lips💋 #pinklips #lippieswatch #naturallips #nophotoshop #ladykaty92 #Makeupmafia #slave2beauty #igmakeup #ilovemakeup #sephoragirl #ultabeauty #kathleenlights #wakeupandmakeup
I Don’t Have “Insta Brows”
I am blessed with naturally thick brows. Sure, I have one or two sparse areas, but just keeping up with plucking them gives them a nice shape that I like. On a typical day I just run clear mascara through them to keep them in place. I’ve filled in my brows like they do on Instagram before and…while it looks perfect and sharp in closeup eye pictures…I just find it ridiculous in real life. Like I’m from a comic book or something. I have given up trying to have that perfect brow and just work with what I have. I know my instagram eye pictures are not as pretty, but the looks I share are ones that I wear out of the house. No way I am washing off my makeup after recording and pictures — too much wasted time, energy, and makeup for this mama to justify! 🙂
I Write Too Much
I am so jealous when I read other beauty bloggers posts and they are able to give a thorough review in just a 300 or 600 word post. How do they do that?? Haha, seriously, I find it so hard to be short and to the point with my words. Like now, I am only halfway through this post and already I am over 500 words. I give up! 😛 I know I am not a total odd ball here, since there are several blogs I read that have lengthy posts. And, personally, I love the long posts! I enjoy reading them as I sip my coffee in the morning or nurse my baby. But I feel like the vast majority of readers prefer short posts. At least, that’s the impression I get from looking at my analytic for my posts, lol.
I have been trying to be more short and sweet with my posts (how am I doing?) but some reviews are just too hard. Too much needs to be said 😛 I’ve even thought of starting a Youtube channel where I could chitchat more with you all. What can I say – I love to ramble! 😛
I Don’t Always Get Into the Hypes or What’s Trendy
This is a big reason why I think I am a bad beauty blogger. The last trend that I could actually embrace and enjoy was the matte liquid lipsticks. The highlighting, metallic lips, and even the strobbing I just…can’t get behind. A little highlight is nice some days, but honestly if I try to get my highlight to show up like it does in those Instagram videos…I feel like the tin man! 😮 And as for metallic lipsticks — if you thought matte lipsticks brought out the lip lines…metallic are even worse! 😛
I try to get into the hypes because it helps grow your following, your reach, and blah, blah, blah…but at the end of the day I just am not passionate about it. And I feel so un-trendy saying that! My ‘job’ is to write about makeup — I’m supposed to be on trend…right? 😛
I’m a Beauty Junkie…that Doesn’t Buy Every New Release
I have lots of makeup addict friends — some who are bloggers, but even more who aren’t — and I will admit I drool over their hauls sometimes. I wish I could grab up every new release, but at the end of the day I do have a business to run. This blog requires more than I ever thought — money-wise — to run smoothly. I am very thankful to get sent pr samples from some brands. And, honestly, if it weren’t for them I would have a hard time having new and in-the-hype products to talk about without my blog costing too much to actually run.
So when products are released, instead of just wanting to rush out to buy and review it first so I can get the most exposure, I have really been trying to think through products before purchasing. Because, let’s get real…brands are releasing new products ALL. YEAR. LONG. And more and more indie brands are becoming popular and moving to the forefronts, making the list of makeup that I haven’t tried — but that are super “trendy” — so long I have no hope of ever catching up!
Oh, and I just have to add..I am also a beauty blogger that has to get a deal. There have only been a handful of times that I have bought something at full value, paid shipping, or didn’t at least get something free. I always wait for when I can get free shipping, there’s a really good sale, or I get a bunch of free products to try. (That’s why I love Ulta so much — I always get tons of free products, rack up points, and have a coupon for at least a few dollars off.)
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Silisponge vs. Beauty Blender Challenge 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 After using this sponge twice and getting the hang of it, I decided to use it side by side with the beauty blender to finally determine — and show you — which I think is better ☺ As you can see from the video…I just do not like the silisponge! True, I found using a quarter of the typical amount of product worked a lot better, but it still took longer to blend and I often had to go over areas multiple times with a bit more foundation to fix any patchiness. 😒 No thanks! Will be writing and sharing my final thoughts on the blog tomorrow — stay tuned! 👍🏼 Hope you found these testing videos helpful!!! 😘😘😘 🎼 Kasger – Reflections (NCS Release) . PRODUCTS USED: @lorealusa Infallible Pro Matte foundation @tartecosmetics Amazonian Clay foundation @urbandecaycosmetics Naked concealer #CotyAirspun setting Powder @profusioncosmetics Pro Contour palette @sigmabeauty Heavenly Blush @pixibeauty Duo highlighter @toofaced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cool Girl @smashboxcosmetics Cover Shot eyeshadow palette in Golden Hour @ardell_lashes Demi Whispies . @beautyblender @whippycake #siliconesponge #silisponge #bubbleblender #beautyblender #makeuptools #foundationbrush #beautyblendermurah #allmodernmakeup #makeuptutorials #1minutemakeup #makeupfanatic1 #makeupaddict #igmakeup #ilovemakeup #morphegirl #vegas_nay #norvina #amrezy #wakeupandmakeup #beautybloggerfeatures #makeup___shoutouts #beauty_features #ipsyos #fakeupfix #makeuptutorialsx0x #glamvid #slaysolutely #maryhadalittleglam #ladykaty92
And…we’re done! lol! I think this is the only post where I am not really sure how to end it. I feel like I went on a little rant. 😛 Thank you for bearing with me, hearing me complain about how I think I’m a bad beauty blogger. Maybe you could relate to me a little bit, too. Let me know, if so, in the comments below!
And don’t forget to go check out Samantha March’s channel — if you like real girls on youtube, you won’t regret subscribing! <3
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