Thursday 28 April 2016

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

Happy Thursday you lovely bunch!
I feel like there's a lot of pressure these days to act like a 'typical beauty blogger' (flawlessly white house, skincare routine to kill etc) and honestly, for some of us (probably pretty much all of us), that just ain't practical. We all have our secret beauty blogger confessions to tell, and here are ten of mine.
1. Sometimes I use Tesco Value make up wipes to take off my makeup
And by sometimes I mean a hell of a lot. They're cheap and convenient, and they're what my Mum stocks the cupboard up with. I do moisturize and cleanse, but for the initial take off of makeup, Tesco Value all the way sistas.
2. Edit-wise, I have no clue what I'm doing
I see tweets like 'oh my gosh editing the photos for my new post took two hours' and it honestly baffles me. I need a photography course I think, because I literally brighten, warm up and sharpen a photo and I'm good to go. Someone help me improve, because when it only takes five minutes you know you must be doing something wrong.
3. Until about two weeks ago, I didn't own any proper brushes 
I know some people thrive on buying brushes, but for me it's a chore. I don't like spending money on 1) Repurchasing items I already have and 2) Buying the tools I need to do my make up. I love buying new make up, but to me brushes are a bit boring, and I'd been using an old No7 set for a couple of years (with one huge powder brush for powder, contour and highlight - eek!) 
4. Sometimes I'll buy products just to look good in a photo
We've all done it I'm sure - these days, the aesthetic is one of the most important aspects of a product out there. That's actually why I avoided the MaryLou Manizer for so long; the packaging is not up my alley (but the product is incredible, so I definitely should have paid less attention to the way it looked.) 
5. I'm a nail biter
Falsies all the way because I'm a nail bite addict and no matter how hard I try, this habit just isn't going away. Forget fancy nail art for my instagram; you're much more likely to see a photo of a bottle of Stop&Grow.
6. I'm equal parts a lover of make up and a lover of a bare face
Sometimes you just gotta let your skin breathe, you know? I hate the feeling of cakey makeup, so always tend to go for something light, especially since my skin has evened out and I don't feel the need to pump out more foundation than an oompa loompa would wear.
7. I base a lot of activities on when I last washed my hair
For example, today couldn't be a work out day as it's only day 1 of hair - day 2 is where exercise becomes fair game. This can't be just me - freshly washed hair is sacred!
8. Visiting make up counters causes an irrational fear in me
Is he judging all the shades I'm picking up? If I get my phone out of my pocket will he think I'm taking a product and putting it in my pocket? The over-helpfulness stresses me out, and I literally had to call my Mum the other day to help me shop in Debenhams, because God knows that on my own I feel like I've outstayed my welcome at the TooFaced counter after about thirty seconds.
9. Fake tan baffles me more than you will ever know
I'm just going to take this opportunity to voice some of my dilemmas; if you have any tips, please share, as I do actually want to be a bronzed goddess. 1) Do you apply it to your face? 2) If you are too scared to instantly tan your face and you use a gradual tan on your face whilst using an instant tan on your body, will that even work? 3) If you aren't tanning your face, where on earth do you tan up to?
10. I can be a bit snobby about make up
It's something that I need to work on, since I know that drugstore products can be just as good, if not better than high end. It just feels so satisfying to pick up a lovely, coveted product from a make up counter - am I completely on my own here?
What confessions do you have as a beauty blogger, and do any of these match with yours?
Thankyou for reading!


  1. I love this, number 7 is legit my life!!! Your photos are gorg btw so in terms of editing you must be doing a fine job in five minutes! xx

  2. So many truths I do too! Great post! :)

  3. Great posts, there are so many truths here! I have no clue how it takes people hours to edit pictures either, it takes me a couple of minutes haha! x

  4. Number 2 and number 4 is so me haha. I literally only buy make up these days so that I can have something pretty to put in a photo - it's so bad! Also, I literally brighten photos and I'm all set. I need to up my editing game.

    Alexandra xo

  5. Your photography is on point! I love your blog!
    I know I didn't get to speak to you at all today at the NW meet, but I thought, why not check out her blog while we're at it, right? Will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog from now on ;)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  6. I am definitely number 7 here, I mean who does sweaty activities on clean hair day!? And your blog photographs look pretty damn good to me, just keep going what you're doing :) xx


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