When it comes to beauty blogging I have to hold my hands up high and admit that I sometimes more often or not give into the beauty blogging hype. What I mean by this is that the temptation to go out and spurge on the latest makeup collection or the most talked about products gets the better of me. I love shopping as much as the next girl, but something thrills me about buying makeup and theres that satisfaction that I'll have something new to review on my blog. As a beauty blogger I think it's only natural to want to try everything and of course review it. The only problem with this, no matter how fun and satisfying it is, is that beauty blogging sometimes is just no good for the bank balance.
Whilst typing up beauty reviews can be really fun, sometimes I find them to be a little repetitive and its good to spice things up a little bit. When I first started blogging I had just finished uni and I only really had the money to splash out on the essentials, rather than spend on the luxuries. I didn't have the products that I wanted on my wish list to review and because of this I was forced to think out of the box a little bit, get creative and think of other beauty related posts that would keep my readers interested and to keep them coming back for more.
I have to say I'm a little envious of my former blogging self as I went though a stage of just posting reviews on my blog and for me this did take the fun out of blogging a little bit. It made me think that whilst a review is great, its even better to create content that's unique and really helps to put your own stamp on to your blog. So I thought it would be great to share some of my blogging post ideas with you all. The best thing is, is that all of these ideas for posts don't cost a thing and are completely purse friendly; So if you're a student, on a spending ban or just want to change things up a little bit on your blog, keep on reading.
It's a given that we love our makeup products, but instead of adding new bits to our makeup collations, we can use the bits we have to inspire and influence our readers. Creating different looks with your makeup is a great way to show off your skills and the makeup you're currently loving at the same time. There are so many looks you could create with one eye shadow palette and your blog is a perfect place to show how you love wearing your makeup faves. These kind of posts are limitless and you could come up with posts such as: Face of the day, your favourite smokey eye, your spring makeup, etc the possibilities are endless. You don't have to stop with makeup either! If you love nail polishes and have a steady hand you could showcase some of your nail art designs and do step by step tutorials on your blog.
Skincare routines and haircare routines are not just to be seen on YouTube, they make great posts too and I personally love reading about peoples daily routines. Call me nosey, but letting your readers know about your beauty routines is a great way to make things more personal on your blog. You might not think your hairs all that great, but your readers might so be sure to share your secrets and tips that work for you. Sharing your beauty regimes is a great way to showcase off some of your favourite products too.
Your favourite beauty items don't have to just be shown once a month in a monthly favourites post, they can be featured on your blog at any time. If you're a beauty blogger the chances are you have quite the makeup collection and have loads of products to choose from and showcase. I love putting little collection posts up on my blog which showcase some of my must haves. For example I recently posted my favourite makeup for spring and my top spring lipsticks which went down so well with my readers. I love reading these kinds of posts and they're really fun to type up.
Everyone I'm sure has a pretty extensive wish list, especially if you're a beauty blogger. If it's anything like mine its never ending and as soon as I cross one item off the list, I've added about three more - Talk about beauty blogging problems right? I love reading wish lists, their great to see what people love and want in their makeup collections. The chances are if it's made it's way onto a wish list, it is pretty hyped up about in the beauty world and makes for an interesting post. I also love style posts, putting together a collection of your must have fashion bits right now is great. If you're readers love your personal style it could give them a little inspiration for their next shopping sprees.
If you've been blogging for sometime like myself, no doubt you will have done your fair share of beauty reviews. When I review a product its because I love it and want to share it with you all. If your still loving that same product a year or two later its good to go back and re-review it. It's not something I really see on beauty blogs, but whenever I do see a re-review I know that it must be a great product and if I like the sound of it, it usually makes it way into my online shopping basket. I have to admit I'm guilty of not doing this, but there are some products that definitely deserve another feature on my blog.
Who doesn't love a good tag post? I certainly do. I love doing tag posts just because theres no pressure, their fun and it's a great way for readers to find out a little more about you. There are loads of tags floating around on the blogosphere and you don't have to be tagged by anyone to give it ago. If there are none that float your boat, make your own one up. It's a great way for your readers to get involved and get some exposure for your blog at the same time. It's a win win.
So there we have it, my top tips for beauty blogging on a budget. I really hope you found this post helpful. Not only are these kind of posts purse friendly but their great ideas for blog posts, especially if you're going though a bit of bloggers block.
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