Wednesday, 13 August 2014

5 Lessons Beauty-blogging Has Taught Me

5 lessons beauty blogging has taught me
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This month marks my blog's first birthday! Misty's stuff is turning one! I never thought I'd stick to blogging that long, but there you go - I'm celebrating my frst blogiversary. And that being said, I decided to write a more personal-ish post and share the lessons that beauty blogging has taught me throughout this year.

1. To always ask myself "Do I really NEED this". Because, yes, at the time, spending $40 for an Hourglass powder may have seemed like a smart move, but trust me, in the longterm, it's probably not. My drawers are full of things that I've bought just because they were hyped up or, well, because they looked pretty. I'm not saying it's a bad thing to treat yourself to something nice, but always think about it first, especially if you can spend these $40 on 5 different things onstead of on one.

2. To take good care of my skin. This is perhaps the most valuable lesson of them all. I didn't really put much effort into skincare before, but I came to realize that in 10-20 years I would regret that. Putting sunscreen on, or using products with SPF in them, or spending $10 more on a great skincare product WILL pay off. Trust me, your skin will thank you. 
P.S.: Don't forget that "skin" doesn't just mean your face. Body scrubs and lotions are something that I usually neglect, but will try not to in the future.

3. To remember to never go overboard: With both make up and skincare. The more natural your make up looks, the better. If you're rocking a bold lip, try to keep it more natural on the eyes. Of course, I leave room for the unknown - different combinations may work for different people. The same goes for skincare - a minimal beauty regime that doesn't overwhelm the skin is way better. Less is almost always more.

4. To always do my research on what I'm about to buy. This is a very imposrant lesson, as it applies for not just beauty products, but generally any product you're considering purchasing. Really, I've had horrible experience with this - I spent $20 on a Deborah Millano eyeliner that I hadn't researched, and then BAM - smudgy liner, itchy eyes and an emptier bank account. Then I googled it and found the bad reviews. So try and learn from my mistake and always do your research.

5. Cheaper alternatives are sometimes better: Just because a product is expensive, doesn't mean it's better than a cheaper alternative. Sleek and Nars blushes, Bioderma and the L'Oreal Micellar Sollution (though I love the Bioderma) etc. If you're on a budget, there's always a cheaper alternative that might even turn out to be better than the expencive (and often extremely overpriced) version.

6. (ok, I cheated): DON'T neglect the brows.This is a step I always used to omit for some reason. Whether you have thinner or fuller brows, adding some definition and filling up the gaps is always a good thing to do. And whatever you do, don't overpluck them, you'll want them back and lord knows whether they'll grow back normal or not!

What has beauty-bloging taught you?


  1. Great post, congratulations on your blog-birthday :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

  2. Really nice post. You definitely learn a lot. ;)

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    1. Yeah, definitely. Some quite useful tips and tricks :)

  3. Such a great post! Thanks for sharing your tips :) x

    Beauty with charm

  4. Happy blogiversary!! Loved this post! I've definitely got lots to learn as a new beauty blogger :)


    1. You learn lots as you get more into blogging, definitely!

  5. So true! I really need to take better long-term care of my skin. I know I take my youth for granted and I really shouldn't! I agree with you about cheaper alternatives too, money doesn't always equal quality. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the XHIT recommendation!! xxx

    1. Ah, no problem! You should definitely check them out :)

  6. I have to think 'Do I need this' all the time! Im like becky bloomwood from the shopaholic series I can afford anything yet I buy everything!! Thankyou for stopping by my blog today and commenting I cant wait to read some more of your blog x

  7. Great post and good advice. Love that blogging teaches you a lot. Loving your blog!

  8. I always research my products before buy them. I never would have done before I had a blog!



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