Why I’m a rubbish beauty blogger

I use this blog to focus on my obsession with makeup so the title of this post is a little hypocritical, but I can be a crap blogger sometimes. Don’t believe me? It’s true, keep reading to find why I’m a rubbish beauty blogger!

I'm a rubbish beauty blogger

I have to really try to swap up my daily makeup. I get so complacent in wearing the same things that I abandon so many different products that I should really get more use out of. As a beauty blogger, I’m rubbish at actually using a lot of beauty products. I can’t be the only one, surely?

The next thing I’m SO guilty of is that I own a drawer full of lipsticks and rarely wear any of them. I need to take a leaf out of Candice’s book from GBBO and just rock them. There are so many beautiful colours in my collection, but never the right times to wear them.

You may all shudder with the next, but I have no form of a skin care regime, not one I stick too and do daily that is. I definitely should as my skin could do with a lot more TLC but with so many options it’s really difficult to decide where to start off.

Another thing I don’t do often enough and I know I’m not the only one: I do not clean my makeup brushes enough. It is recommended to clean them every time after use and do a deep clean once a week – yeah, no.

As a beauty blogger I find it really difficult to stand out over the thousands of other beauty bloggers out there as I have no real education or experience in the beauty industry, instead just the passion I have developed from a hobby. Often, I don’t feel like this is enough especially with just how much competition there now is.

That won’t stop me however and I love trying new things and giving my honest review of them. That in mind, I had drawers of unopened samples and press releases awaiting the right opportunity to use them. I also can’t use something until I’ve taken a photo of it which is definitely one of the biggest disadvantages of being a beauty blogger – flat lay before use which doesn’t always happen, lets be fair.

I know that my imagery could be significantly improved both on my blog and on my YouTube channel. I will be purchasing a set of soft box lights to overcome this issue, but I am one to get envious over another bloggers photography. Is a flatlay-gasm a thing? I think it should be.

On top of this all, I can feel totally inspired (like recently) and stick to my three posts a week which makes me feel AMAZING. But, life comes along and can hit you with a shit stick which can mean I don’t post for weeks. I’m so guilty of this! I have tried to be more motivated and ever wrote ways how to get over bloggers block here but I don’t always take my own advice.

If scheduling posts is one thing, then don’t get me started on scheduling tweets. I forget, I’m sorry. I don’t know why as it really helps my traffic but sometimes I totally forget/can’t be bothered/would rather not. Now I’m a Celebrity has started I really don’t have a chance, do I?

Last but not least (who knew you could be so critical on yourself), blogging can be expensive as (I for one) always want to try out new and different products, despite all I said at the beginning (see the cycle?) which means when you’re saving money or on a spending ban, it can be really hard to find inspiration on what to write about. This is why in the run up to Christmas I’m incorporating more lifestyle posts into my blog, but since blogging my makeup collection has grown enormously. Oops.

So that’s it: I’m a rubbish beauty blogger! Are you guilt of any of these too?

Amy x

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