Today’s post is for all of you beauty bloggers! Including those who just pop on a bit of mascara (I hate U & want 2 be u) and those who live and die by the brush. I’m posting this in the hope that we can come together to discuss the things that constantly make us “YAASSS” whether outloud or mentally and to basically have a chinwag and share blogs/social media links. See u all in the comments!!
Now I’m no pro at makeup whatsoever, I’m just familiar with a few things that really make me LIVE in the beauty blogging world. SO here we go…
1.Taking Your Makeup Off
We all get to that point where you just want to rub your eyes out, wipe your brows off and give your face a good old scrub. This normally happens at the most INCONVENIENT times meaning it makes it 10x better when you arrive home and whip out the makeup remover. Personally, I feel like the most satisfying is a makeup wipe and a lot more refreshing but, let’s not be picky here.
TAKING YOUR MAKEUP OFF FEELS LIKE YOU’VE BEEN REBORN AGAIN. Granted, you initially look like a toe. But once the redness goes down you feel like, you. And you’re free to rub your eyes, lean on things and wear white quite safely.
2. Blogging About Your Newest Purchase
Although I’m not a full on beauty blogger doing all the INSANE flatlays with a classic marble dropback (*cough cough* Iridescent Places, who’s flatlay is above^), I can appreciate a good looking product. I often spot a pretty looking highlight or blush that would look perfect on a flatlay but then I realise I have 0 skills lol *violin*.
BUT, if I were to run a blog dedicated to beauty, then I would 100% be influenced to buy a product for it to look pretty in a blog pic. Guilty.
Also, if it was a high in demand product or something a little pricey, then why not show it off? I feel like some people take it as ‘rubbing it in‘ but really, they’d do the exact same if they were able to get their mitts on it. So you GO BEAUTY BLOGGERS!
3. GOING OUT MAKEUP
Sometimes I feel like the lead up to going out is so much better than the actual night out…the lead up being = MAKEUP TIME. I set aside a good 3 hours to get ready (including taming my mane of hair) so I’m not rushed, I’m prepared for any emergencies that may happen and I can put in that little extra effort.
It’s also prime time for selfie taking lol. I don’t even care that it might sound sad. My insta is full of them and I feel that if makeup makes you feel good about yourself, SHARE IT!
4. When NYX FINALLY came to the UK
If you’re a UK based beauty blogger and this doesn’t make you YAAASSS then I’m not sure how you’ll get on with this blogpost. I think we all went a bit mad especially with the angelic Matte Lip Creams. But now that we’re all calming down and coming to our senses again, we’re started to see other products other than the Lip Creams from NYX. I featured one of their VIVID BRIGHTS eyeliners in my Boots & Superdrug haul over on my YT channel, IN LOVE. Even just talking about it now..I think the boots website has mysteriously opened up on my browser…?!…
I recently saw a blogpost on NYX from Sprinkle Of Roses where they helped distinguish the difference between all lip glosses along with sharing their impressive collection so far = goals!
5. Duty Free Makeup
Recently I purchased my first ever mac product all down to DUTY FREE! The above picture was actually taken on the plane waiting to take off lmao, when there’s a will – there’s a way.
Most airports force you to walk through duty free to get to the waiting lounges before boarding. Genius idea. But I often view that walk as the journey that shows the men from the boys (metaphorically speaking). One by one, each member of the public are getting dragged into the depths of duty free and rarely walk straight on through. There’s a lady with some perfume ready to spritz, an attractive man in a suit ready to charm & sparkling clean counters with products on display all like BUY ME.
What’s the most you’ve spent at duty free? Or do you resist!?
6. Creating (And Instagramming) The Perfect Wing!
I’m gonna start this one off with a mention of one of my favourite blogging gals. Aimée Deléis! When my wings are just not behaving (everyone has those days right?) I’m left being soOoo jealous of her immaculate eye makeup. Well actually, makeup in general lol, I’ll leave you her insta here and blog here..she’s on the left above!
Recently, I’ve fallen in love with NYX vivid brights eyeliner and will 100% feature this in my June Favourites! That’ll be up on my YT channel very soon (promise). I have the Violet shade and is in the image above! Do you own any?!
7. Grabbing the Newest Eyeshadow Palette
Whenever you’re reading this blogpost, I guess the idea of ‘newest palette‘ would change. But currently, the one to get is the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. I vowed to myself that I would get it for a treat and I’m lagging. But someone who was right on the money was Izzy from daisychainsintherain. She suits the colours beautifully. I’ve noticed in some new videos she’s been werking the shades so i’m left like Y DO I STILL NOT HAVE IT!
When you ask that question to yourself, u know you’re in need of it. Nothing haunts us most like the things we didn’t buy. LIFE MOTTO.
8. Perfectly Overlining Lips
Above is me on the right (sc: lexilife95) and the beautiful Cari-Ann from Beauty and the Basics. I have NO IDEA if she overlines her lips but I couldn’t not include this girl in a lip themed point. Lip GOALS! I also love her posts and feel like she needs more followers than she has so head on over to her blog!
Overlining your lips can be as challenging as winging your eyeliner. You’re working from a blank canvas and are in 100% control of the shape. That’s a lot of pressure. God forbid doing both overlining lips & winging it within the same makeup session, I think I’d need a lie down.
I don’t do this daily, but with liner, I can’t simply stick to my natural lip line. My thought process is normally “Oh go on then, while I’m here” and end up overlining my top lip within an inch of it’s life, ngl. But when it goes perfectly and you feel like the next Gabriella Lindley, life is great.
9. Natural Lighting
As someone who is not gifted enough to have a ring light (YET) I depend on the natural light for the best kind of selfies. I feel like fellow selfie-takers have the sudden urge, when all glammed, up to head to the nearest window, angle the camera slightly upwards and snap away.
Natural lighted selfies paired with a good filter = THANK U & GD NIGHT.
10. When the Brows Go Right First Time
These are the times to treasure. To remember when things get tough & you’re on your 3rd go at making them flawless. To remember when you give up in a strop and go back to your room for 10 mins until trying again…just me?..
When they DO go right first time, I’m often left stood staring at myself expecting me to wakeup from a dream or to find something wrong with them….utter disbelief is the way I’d describe it haha. The rest of the time I spend on my face is spent very slowly and carefully, especially around the brows area.
A certain beauty blogger who seems to always have perfect brows (AS WELL AS AIMEE) is Honor Ireland featured next to me in the images above^^. Whenever she pops up on my twitter I’m reminded of that BROW ARCH GOAL! Check her stunning blog out!
So that’s my round up of 10 things that Beauty Bloggers LIVE for! I’ve intentionally made this post more about sharing my favourite bbloggers who are all just LOVELY and felt like giving something back to them all. They’re legit so supportive and have helped me along my blogging/youtube journey massively so yeah ok I’ve gone all soppy for this post. GUILTY.
Here are a few others I didn’t mention above that you really need to check out:
Ruby From rubyredr0ses – Bae since day 1
Charlotte from lovefromcharlotte – another bae since day 1 with a StUnNiNg blog!