20 December 2015

Lifestyle: Breaking Beauty Blogger Stereotypes!

I always feel like there are so many rules when it comes to blogging and we all follow them, me included, but honestly there are no right or wrong answers, what's with all the how-to blogs popping up, just because one person with x amount of followers says "you should do it like this" doesn't mean you should, it's not a dictatorship. Lets break a few of the blogger stereotypes shall we?

Lifestyle: Breaking Beauty Blogger Stereotypes!
It's not about the numbers, it's about the words and getting a sense of the post through the art of pictures. Blogs should inspire, not make people feel inferior.

It's ok if you don't like avocados, just because they're all over Instagram, they aren't for everybody (yuck).

 Being sent a product is an amazing feeling, it makes you feel like someone other than you mum has read your blog and think it's actually pretty cool. On the other hand, you have the pressure of trying a product and guess what - maybe you don't like it. Integrity is something you can never get back, so always be honest!

Reply to your comments, no one is ever too big to ignore them, it's just rude, even if it's just a thank you.

In a similar vein, leave a comment it doesn't need to be an essay just a few words. The blogging word has definitely changed over the years, no one comments anymore unless it's for a giveaway, which is very sad in my opinion, go on you could really make someones day.

I have no shame admitting I have my mum proof-read my posts, not everyone is great at spelling, which I've seen first hand. You can have the most beautiful pictures with out of focus backgrounds, but if you can't tell the difference between "Your" and "You're" that's a bit of a problem for me.

Almond milk has nothing on the real thing, so don't feel bad about drinking the "cow" kind.

What is with the Lush baths? Who can afford to spend £10-£12 on one bath? Do they keep you clean for a whole week? Talk about indulgent. I'm fine with my shower thanks, though I do love a good shampoo bar!

I have no problem with people airbrushing out the odd pimple, hey we all get them we're human. But what I like about blogs is that they are relatable, if I wanted to look at a bunch of heavily edited pictures I would buy a glossy magazine.

Please take this post with a pinch of salt, sometimes it's needed to just put fingers to keyboard and let out a bit of blogger frustration. It's very much in jest haha!

What are a few of your beauty blogger bug-bears?

XOXO Claire


  1. Agreed! I especially think commenting on blogs (and just interacting with people who take the time to read your blog in general) is important. I do love an avocado though!

    Laura x FloraLooTwo

  2. Thank you, I love nothing more than to sit down and reply to my comments, it's like validation that someone has actually read what you've written, that means more to me than page views! I'll let you off with the avocado haha :)

  3. I absolutely loved reading this post! I agree with all your points. It's pretty easy to get swept away with all that trendy crap associated with being a blogger as a way of feeling like an actual blogger. But all that happens is that everyone ends up looking and sounding the same which is pretty lame.


  4. a great confidence boosting post claire thanks! I enjoyed reading xx


  5. Aww thank you, it's nice to know that other people feel the same way I do. It's definitely risky putting up these kind of posts, but I would rather speak my mind than be in denial :)

  6. Aww thank you Emily, I love blogging but I hate that "Keeping Up With The Jones" feeling that we have to have to fit in :()

  7. This is such a good blog post, and so many truths in it. I must admit sometimes I'm not the best at replying to comments as I get a bit overwhelmed, but it's my aim of 2016 to make sure I reply to every single one!

    The Makeup Directory

  8. Aww thank you Sally, I always like to show my appreciation to people for taking time out of their day to leave me a comment :)

  9. I completely agree on the commenting and replying back to people when they do. It takes me time to reply back to people sometimes but i always say better late than never xx


  10. It is time consuming sometimes but I can always make time to say thank you, even if is a few days later :)

  11. Omg I need those kitty headphones! So cute!


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