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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Weird Things Beauty Bloggers Do

The Weird Things Beauty Bloggers Do

Yesterday I answered the door to a delivery man with zero make up on, other than the most elaborate, glittery, fluttery eyelashes you have ever seen. Perhaps not the oddest thing I have ever done but quite the sight when coupled with red, plaid pyjamas. I've long gave up explaining what I do as a living to bemused bystanders but it has got me thinking about the things us bloggers do, activities we consider utterly normal and may seem bizarre to those out with the bubble...

The Weird Things Beauty Bloggers Do

1, Your good hand - yes you've heard about having a favoured brow or side but I know most beauty bloggers also have the one hand they prefer to paint the nails on. Sometimes I may forget I have only painted one set of nails and venture into the outside world, leaving others wondering if it is a new trend I am trying or if I have simply ran out of nail polish remover.

2, Chapped lips due to lip swatches, because when you are a beauty blogger dried out lips is an all year round and all to real hazard (and probably the reason we all champion lip balms).

3, Buying things because it's rude not to make the most of the 3 for 2 offer, despite the fact you don't need another pink based nude matte lipstick but free is free after all.

4, Referring to other bloggers as their screen names and getting a little flustered when someone corrects you.

5, You might never have a pen to hand but you are always good for an eye liner or two.

6, You don't worry about your bank card ever being declined because you can most likely pay for your beauty purchases using the points you have built up over the years on various store cards. Who's laughing now?

7, Getting a little too enthusiastic when talking about new launches and of course beauty deals, to the degree you sound like you are presenting on QVC (seriously my dream job).

8, Buying candles/palettes/general beauty products not to use and enjoy but rather to admire, and maybe, just maybe strategically place as a prop in the odd photo or two.

9, Not being able to do your make up in the morning without a running commentary..."I'm just going to pop a little bronzer on the high points of my face, because I'm Scottish and tans are seldom real in these parts of the woods."

10, Panicking and I mean straight up sweating like you have a fever when certain MAC Collections launch. I mean what will you do if you don't snag that bright, red lipstick that you already own but under the guise of a different name? No, seriously what will you do.

The Weird Things Beauty Bloggers Do

Blogging - there's no hobby or vocation quite like it, is there and I'm guilty of all of the above and more...





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27 comments:

  1. LOL My lips are already dead from swatching

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. As someone who has two beauty blogger friends I agree with all of this. Lol

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  4. Hahaha loving your selection of same-but-different blue nail polishes. I'm the same with nude lipsticks - I am forever buying the same shade and formula and always think 'yes, this is going to be THE ONE'

    The Beauty Locker

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  5. Haha so true. Definitely recognise myself here :D xxx
    Emma

    www.wellemma.com

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  6. GOD THIS NAIL POLISH PICTURE LMAO <3
    You're so cute and funny. I loved this post.

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  7. YES!! So glad it's not me. I think the postman thinks I'm insane with a heavy shopping addiction:)

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  8. Hahaha this post made my day! So true, I can't resist 3 for 2 offers, I MEAN look at them! xx

    The Girl From the North | An Amazing Giveaway Here!!

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  9. OMG this made me giggle so much! Typical us! Ha
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  10. Haha the nail thing, I've done that for a good few days now and only about 30 minutes ago did I paint the other hand!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  11. I completely agree with most of these, especially #3!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  12. Loved this post, I agree - it's totally rude to ignore any 3 for 2 offers!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  13. I've been mid tutorial when the doorbell has gone and I've answered the door with one eye done :D x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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  14. Totally know what you mean about the MAC launches, I swear my palms sweat and I get the shakes!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

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  15. This is so true! I used to run a beauty blog and all these things did (and still do) apply to me!

    becca | beccagiveslove

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  16. The good hand and 3 for 2 offers, yes! Hahaha.

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  17. I'm definitely guilty of the commentary while putting on my makeup...I love doing it so much! It helps keep me focused too.

    hidethestarsblog.blogspot.com

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  18. This is brilliant, I can relate to every single one of them haha!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  19. Number 7, all the time (debenhams have £10 gift card when you spend £50 right now, so of course you just HAVE to spend £50 in MAC, duh lol)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  20. gosh i am guilty of so many of these, makes blogging fun though!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  21. Hahahaha, those are so good, I usually don't even answer the door if I'm not presentable. I get ready and drive to the post office to get the package

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  22. Amen to number 7! I'm doing it now at a new job while in training. OMG! It's what I love. It's absolutely best hobby ever!

    Tamara
    http://www.callmefafi.com

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  23. I'm not a blogger, just a makeup lover and I'm always walking around with swatches on the back of my hand!

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  24. I agree with every single point on that list

    Such a great post

    Gemma

    http://beautyskooldropout2013.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. OMG hahah!! yes! i love this my favourite hand is my left :P

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  26. OMG hahah!! yes! i love this my favourite hand is my left :P

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  27. Haha yes! I related to most of these. :P

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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