Saturday, 6 June 2015

Beauty Blogger Confessions

There are certain stereotypes and clichés around being a beauty blogger; you know, the products we all own, the things we all eat, the places we go and things we do...? Except it's not all of us! I thought it would be fun to put together a tongue-in-cheek post of "beauty blogger confessions" to share the ones that I just don't live up to - and I'd love to hear yours! Here are some of the ways I'm "failing" at being a beauty blogger:
Beauty Blogger Confessions
I've never had my brows waxed.
I've actually never had any part of my body waxed, come to think about it; sure, I've waxed my own legs and so on, but somehow the thought of someone waxing me just doesn't appeal to me! Equally, I've never had my brows professionally shaped in any way, tinted, dyed, anything; no-one except me has ever done anything to my brows!
I've never bought a Benefit product.
Yep, you read that right! I've had plenty of Benefit freebies with various magazines over the years, but I've never bought one of their products from a counter or whatever. For one, I think they're seriously over-priced for what they are - and for another, there's really no need, when there are regular freebies with magazines! Benefit are really on point with their pretty packaging but I think that a lot of the time, the product inside fails to live up to expectations. That said, I am considering buying Roller Lash when I finish up my sample as I do really like it...
I've never had my nails done.
Wow, I really am a dreadful beauty blogger, aren't I!? I've never had my nails done - at the moment, there'd be no point as I can't wear nail polish at work, but even before getting my current job, I never bothered for a few reasons. I never wore the same nail polish for more than a couple of days, so it would seem like a waste of money in that respect, and doing my nails is something I really enjoy - so it's never made sense to pay someone else to do it for me!! I've also never worn false nails - but that's mainly because I have abnormally long nail beds and have never actually seen any false nails that are long enough.
I don't own a single item from Cath Kidston.
Cath Kidston is one of those stereotypical blogger brands but I don't own a single item; worse than that, I think the brand is massively over-rated! Sure, they have some pretty things, but I really don't think they're all that - and they are definitely waaaay over-priced. See also: IKEA. I don't own anything from IKEA. This is mainly because there isn't a store locally and they charge a small fortune to deliver to my area.
I don't use eyelash curlers.
This is partially because I had a bad experience with a cheap pair when I was younger, where I actually sliced half my eyelashes off altogether. It's also because I'm lazy and can't be bothered with the extra step. Also, my lashes are naturally pretty long and hold a curl nicely, so I'm lucky that I'm happy with how they look without the faff of eyelash curlers - which reminds me of my German teacher back in high school finding a pair once and declaring that they looked like an instrument of torture - I quite agree.
I don't own a Canon camera. Nor even a Nikon.
My camera is a Fujifilm point-and-shoot thing I bought second-hand off of eBay for around £20. It's not brilliant, by any stretch of the imagination, but it does the job and until I can afford to replace it, it will continue to do so. The benefit of having a cheap camera is that I'm not paranoid about taking it places with me - I know how clumsy I am, so the thought of taking a £500 camera anywhere with me is mildly terrifying. I've dropped my Fujifilm countless times and it's survived beautifully!
There are no fairy lights in my room.
I'll be honest, I do love the way fairy lights look; they're so pretty & girly, I would love to have some in my room... But seriously, our house gathers dust like you wouldn't believe (we have a large dog and an open fire...), so once again this comes down to my laziness - I can't imagine having to dust fairy lights! There are plenty of things I'd far rather be doing with my time.
I've never had a macaron.
Am I missing out? Who knows!? I'd love to try macarons but thus far, the opportunity hasn't presented itself. I live in the rural north-west of England so I don't think the macaron thing has quite made it here yet... Maybe one day, in about three years, I'll finally get to try one. I may give up and try making my own before then...
So, now you know the truth about me and my beauty blogging shortcomings... Do you have any beauty blogger confessions to make? Any stereotypes you aren't living up to? I'd love to hear!!

xo

32 comments:

  1. While I can definitely see how you've missed out on some of the other 'beauty blogger experiences', I definitely think you should make macarons a priority! :)

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    1. I'll bear that in mind Kelly! I have a serious sweet tooth so I'm pretty sure I'll love them ;D xo

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  2. I really like this post, it really made me smile... I have never had a macaron either! xx

    Zoe Mountford x

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone in my macaron ignorance Zoe! xo

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  3. I love reading these posts. I've never owned any Cath Kidston either, and i've never used eyelash curlers before. I wouldn't even know how to use them!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. I'm glad I'm finding fellow never-done people! Eyelash curlers are pretty terrifying ;) xo

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  4. Gosh! This post is truly me.. LOL :P I have no fairy lights on my room too, and I have no Canon or Nikon SLR.. I don't have Benefit products, but the travel size..

    Http://beautyasti1.blogspot.com

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  5. Heee I cannot stand Macaroons... the texture is just wrong x

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    1. You're not the only person to say they're not a fan! I think I need to try them though for the sake of fairness ;D xo

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  6. Very funny and interesting read. I don't even think I know, what fairy lights are? haha. I have had macarons once in my life, and it was from a freezer hehe. I have had my brows waxed once and the lady apparently thought that "super pencil thin" was all the rage, never doing that Again :) I would not feel comfortable letting someone Wax any part of my body hehe. I don't even have a vanity area, my bathroom is in the basement and I live on the 1.st floor, I never have a perfect hair day, my nails are never on fleek and my brows never on point, I dress like a hobo, yet I call myself a beauty blogger haha :)

    Loevens makeup rambles

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, and that I'm not the only one falling short of the exacting standards! ;D I think fairy lights might be a UK term? I'm not sure what else to call them though, Christmas lights or string lights...? xo

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    2. aah ok, I don't have those lights hehe. I hardly have regular light bulbs, 2 of my regular lights in my living room needs to be replaced... I'm so lazy hehe.

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    3. Haha you sound like me! Extreme laziness is definitely another confession I ought to make... xo

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    4. Hehe me too. Sometimes when I "have to" do a face of the day. I will glam up my face and whatever's not visible in the Picture will not be dolled up. So my face may look like a million dollars but I will be wearing sweat pants and badly chipped nail polish hehe :)

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  7. I love this! So many of these apply to me too, although I have a little Canon s120 and I love a bit of Benefit Hoola!

    lillies and lipbalm
    xx

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    1. I'd love to upgrade my camera but it's just not possible at the moment! I'm scared of bronzers so I don't think Hoola would be a product I'd ever choose :) xo

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  8. Hahaa I absolutely love this post! I hadn't had my brows done by anyone before either, until last month when I went to Benefit so I could get the free gimme brow! It definitely hurt but was worth it! I hate macaroons, I think they're so weird! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Ah I was tempted by Benefit's offer but my nearest Benefit counter is about 35 miles away and I just didn't get chance! :( xo

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  9. Genius post!!! lol.... it sound just like me... I definitely identified with you a lot .. lol

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  10. Wow, how lucky are you with your perfectly shaped eyebrows, extra long nail beds and eyelashes that naturally curl - jealous! Great post, I nodded along to most of the others x

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    1. I don't know about perfectly shaped eyebrows, I am pretty ruthless with a pair of tweezers but they're still a bit of a law unto themselves... haha! xo

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  11. This is so funny! I've actually never had my eyebrows done and have only had my nails done twice! :)
    x

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it and identified with some of my confessions, Danielle! xo

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  12. I really like reading these type of blogger confession posts! I am guilty and have partaken in pretty much all of these minus the fairy lights...although I would like some in my new room eventually haha. During middle / upper school I never had to do anything with my eyebrows - wish my brows would behave like they used to!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  13. A few of those apply to me! I've never had my nails or brows done professionally. I like doing my nails myself too much as well, like you say, and as for brows I would be too worried that they'd do them the wrong shape/ not how I like them. Curling my eyelashes is a must for me though,my eyelashes are pretty straight so I feel like I look half asleep without it lol. You should try macarons, I've only had them a couple of times but they're really yummy :-) Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Thank you for shedding some light on this issue! There definitely are stereotypes surrounding beauty bloggers, but they don't always apply to everyone! Some of the above you mentioned are true for me (I own more Benefit products than I dare admit, and I enjoy getting my eyebrows waxed), but my messy room is not at all Pinterest-worthy, and while I do own a Canon camera, it's a $200 point-and-shoot, lol. People have certain mindsets about beauty bloggers, but it's only because of a handful who are able to afford that lifestyle. They don't realize that, beneath the gold and glitter, we're all just your average Jane writing about what we love.

    xoxo
    Sockwun
    ExtraExtravagant.com

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  15. Lol i really enjoyed this an I actually thought i was the only one who didnt do certain things :) I have never had my nails done either hun nor have I bought anything from benefit counter or mac counter
    I also have never went to a spa or got anything waxed professionally ;) so you are not on your own :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. haha I need to do this! Can't believe you've never had your nails done and YES you MUST try macarons because they're amazing. The rest is probably okay and things you can live without doing haha.

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  17. Ha ha I love this post! I think you'll find you're not alone with many of these confessions! xx

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  18. I usually don't use eyelash curler either too much work :D Fun read x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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