When I first began blogging back in 2012, (under a completely different blog name) my reasoning was that I wanted to share my fashion/outfits and also beauty products and treatments I used/tried, but from an ‘older’ perspective. I may have been naive to not only what was involved in blogging as a whole and the sheer number of bloggers already doing their thing, but I did know that I was very much on the ‘older’ scale of age brackets.
Now obviously knowing what I knew back then, it’s comical to think that I thought I knew enough to call myself a beauty blogger! Although I actually know more now, I still would never call myself that or even close!
Here’s the proof.
You see, the above title picture – that perfect flat lay – that showcases my makeup collection. Yes. That right there is all the makeup I own. Do you know what though, I’m pretty proud of it. If there were such a thing as a capsule beauty drawer/cupboard/shelf, I suspect I would be the queen of it! OK, maybe a tad too far, but I would definitely be all over it.
Now, once you’ve got over my very minimal makeup collection, not that I’m sure you need further proof, but here are some (more) reasons why I’m NOT a beauty blogger:
- I cannot apply liquid eyeliner. I also cannot live without cotton wool buds when trying to apply said liquid eyeliner. Hello, perfect line.
- At 33 years old, I still have absolutely no idea how to contour. And you know what, I’m actually OK with that.
- I’m not interested in trying all the products. I know what I like and I like what I know.
- I’ve used E45 as my daily, morning and evening, moisturiser for the last two years and my skin is pretty OK with that.
- I might be showing my age, but I’d much prefer an extra half an hour in bed, sleeping or with a brew, then having to get up early to do my makeup for the day.
- I don’t believe in anti-ageing products.
- Caroline Hirons is not a lady on my ‘aspire to meet or be like’ list.
- I will quite happily go to sleep in my makeup and sleep pretty well, thank you. It is not the end of the world.
- All eyeshadow pallets look the same to me. Surely there can’t be any shades/colours left that no one has done already?
- There are no miracle products. One product does not suit all. And price doesn’t always reflect quality.
Anyone with me? Surely I’m not alone on any of these. Could you add to my list at all?