26 March 2015

Why I'll never be a beauty blogger

Yes, I've dabbled in nail art and yes, I've occasionally bought a lipstick I'm never going to wear just because the packaging looks fancy... But I'll never be a beauty blogger. 

Everyone's experience is different. Just because one beauty product works for me, doesn't mean it's going to work for you. And it usually doesn't work for me.

Once you've seen one lipstick swatch, you've pretty much seen them all. 

Staring at my face, putting stuff on my face, taking pictures of my face, talking about stuff on my face. I find it all just a bit... Yawn.

Pale and interesting > smelling like biscuits.

Yup, I've bought into the hype before. I've picked up an Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palette. My verdict? Loads of brown eye shadows. Nice case.

Oh, you got that for free, did you? Would you really be blogging about it otherwise?

I've got mega sensitive, acne prone skin. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?

My make-up helps me look more like a human. If I woke up with perfect skin, the last thing I'd be thinking about would be what to cover it up in. Every day would be a no make-up selfie day.

I store my make up in a box. A cardboard box. That's not exactly Instagram friendly.

Cats, coffee, Germany, big scarves, learning stuff, making stuff, jewellery, flowers, music, reading, walking, reading, road trips, snowboarding, writing, reading. Just a few of the things I'd much rather be doing.

Since when were pores so bad?

Everything I know about eyeliner I learned from Lauren Luke.

When I find a make-up product that works, I stick with it. If I was a beauty blogger all I'd be writing about is Bare Minerals. Every week. Forever.

Drink water, go outside, wear suncream and dry shampoo solves everything. That's it. That's all I know. 



  1. This is such a cute post and it made me giggle - I love this! x


  2. Brilliant post! I can so relate to many of these. :)
    I originally started my blog as 'fashion & beauty' not knowing what I was getting myself into.. It wasn't until I started reading more and more beauty blogs that I realised that I just wasn't cut out to be a beauty blogger!lol


    1. Haha. Yep, I know exactly what you mean.

  3. Amen to this! The other girls on The Monochromes are amazing at beauty but I use the same products every day to do the same makeup and so my beauty posts are very few and far between! - Jx

    1. Yeah, I just wouldn't know where to start...

  4. Great post. Thank you for sharing. Xo

  5. Haha! Great post and great tips at the end. Made me smile :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

  6. I LOVE this Helen! You said what so many of us think - regularly! I'd much rather stick on my sunnies and ride my bike!xxxx

  7. This is brilliant! I've fallen a bit out of love with the beauty side of blogging, although sparkly highlighters/eyeshadows do still sometimes lure me back in (magpie syndrome), I feel like it was something I forced myself to be more into than I actually was just so my blog could fit in. Before blogging I still liked makeup, but as you say, only to cover up my awful skin. You've put it perfectly in this post though :)


  8. Haaa this made me laugh so much. I don't get how beauty bloggers can try out so many different products and declare them a success or failure, they're using so much stuff how would they know if it's working or not?!
    I've recently switched to literally just coconut oil to remove my make up and argan/jojoba oil as a moisturiser, which leaves my skin soft and my eyes don't burn from the chemicals anymore. Plus it doesn't leave my skin oily like the other rubbish so most days I don't even bother with make up. I'd make a terrible bblogger ;)

  9. I'm coming to the end of a self-imposed challenge to leave 300 comments in 30 days and boy ... have I run into an ocean of beauty bloggers and I just felt like I'd wandered into another world. I just don't get it.

    It also made me feel reeeeeeaaaally old! I am so relieved that when I was younger there was no such thing as a blog [I remember when the internet was all just fields ...] I too might have fallen prey to taking everything - including eye liner - sooooo seriously.

    And don't get me started on sponsored posts ...

    p.s: this is comment No.197 ... and when you're trying to leave 300 it's a relief to find something I can muster up an opinion on!




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