Starting a blog can be so fun. There is so much to do and to write about. I started a beauty blog so that I can show off my makeup and tell how I completed the look. Here are some quick and easy steps to get you started…
Step 1- Pick A Platform
You wanna first pick a good platform to blog on. I would definitely recommend WordPress because there is so much to do. You can pick many themes that works for every style.
Step 2- Pick A Domain
Picking a domain is so important because you want people to know who you are. This is how they find you and spread the word. Thankfully, if you purchase a plan with WordPress, you get a domain with the plan. You don’t have to buy a domain so fast. I recommend not buying one until you know that you are serious because you could definitely waste money. Pick a cute, cool , unique different type of name. Pick something that stands out.
Step 3- Setting Up Your Site
First thing to remember is that this is your site, so you can customize it however you likes. I like the more basic look just because it looks really clean. I also love bright colors but after changing my site so many times, I finally settled with a perfect theme. The light pink’s are really good as well for a beauty blog.
Step 4- Brainstorming
Before blogging, you want to brainstorm a couple of ideas to write about. Try to think of three post to write about every day. There are a lot of different post to blog about such as how to’s, most vs least expensive, Where to buy your makeup and so much more.
Step 5- Social Media
Thanks to WordPress, you can combine a lot of other platforms on this one. If you have any other social media, it is best to put it all on your blog so you can attract more traffic. If you post on WordPress, it automatically post to your social media.
The fun thing about having a beauty blog is that you can show true creativity and ideas. You just have to stick to it and never give up. Remember to have fun!
If you are the type of person that is always in a rush when doing your makeup then this post is right for you. When I am trying to make it to class but I wanna do my makeup, I throw on one eyeshadow color and eyeliner. It’s not a crazy color but a neutral color. I wear a light brown to dark orange color because it goes with everything. You blend the color on your eye so that it’s not just sitting there and you can go. The last thing to do is add you mascara and or some eyeliner.
Wow! I started blogging January 3,2018. I still think it’s crazy that I stuck with this because I am so quick to give up. The exact days are, 334 days. That is a lot. I only have about 220 something post because most of it was me thinking of what to do, being sick and so much more. I am really proud of myself. I felt kind of slow because I thought since today was the third and I started blogging on January the third, that it was a full year. That just means that I will have to make another post next month which will be a full year for me.
Hi guys! I get a lot of questions about starting to blog and how to set up a blog and so on. So lets start talking!
How To Blog
-You should first think about what you want to blog about. It can be really hard to think of topics to write about. I have writers block every time I blog. Everyone has something to blog about or you wouldn’t have wanted to start blogging. It is about writing about what you feel or what you like.
Picking A Theme
-I have had many questions about what theme I have used and so on. The theme that I am currently using is called “Heart And Style”. I love this theme because it gives me a more professional looking site. There are a lot of free themes and there a many that you can purchase. You can also get them free if you buy a plan which is what I did. Choosing themes can be tricky because you want your blog to be perfect. You may have to play around for a while to get the one that make you go “Now that’s it!”. It takes time to get your blog ready. It took me about one to two weeks to pick a theme because I kept changing.
Just do what feels good to you. I use to look up questions about how to start blogging and what to do for so long that I just stopped. There are so many ways to blog. Everyone has a different way of blogging. You just have to find what fits for you and start writing.
The first thing that comes to your mind might be primer, right. No! Primer is good for eyeshadow but I only use concealer because it really makes the color brighter. I use concealer then set it with a powder. It does not matter what powder you use. Just set your eye. You do not want a wet base.
Next, you want to really dig into that eyeshadow. (lol) When I use the bright pink colors, I dig so I have a lot of powder on my brush and it always comes out super bright. (dig,dig,dig)
Lastly, do not swipe the color on your eye. If you are looking to get a bright color then you have to pat the color on your eye. Trust me, there is a huge difference between the two.
When I say basics, I am talking about the brown, tan, black, neutral shades. I have one full palette with those colors. The palette is the Morphe 3502 Palette. I love the palette because they have colors you wear everyday and for any occasion.
I have many palettes with bright colors because I love the rainbow. (lol) I am in love with all bright colors because they pop! They bring out your eyes and make you stand out. You can also do a lot like mix different colors together, you can get different Ombre looks, and much more. I like that the colors let you express your artistic side even if you are not a artist. To be honest, if you do makeup then you are a artist.
I haven’t had the chance to buy cute stands and other stuff so that I can set my makeup on. I keep all my makeup in makeup bags, a makeup drawer from Ulta or in cute containers that I get from Tuesday Mornings. The Brands that you see are…
-Morphe, Bh Cosmetics, Shopmissa, Maybelline, Jaclyn Hill, Ulta, NYX Cosmetics, Ben Nye
I am the type of person who likes to try new things. When it comes to makeup, I try to do different looks with different colors. The Moprphe 39A Palette is beautiful. It has many neutral colors so that you have everyday looks. I love the brightest color in this palette which is red. I think how they created this palette is really different in a good way. If you like to wear natural looking eyeshadows with a hint of color then this is your palette.
The palette was a good price and is definitely worth buying!
I am not even lying when I say that I have spent a lot on my makeup products. I know I have a problem because my family always tells me that. My answer is that you can never have too much makeup. I might have an obsession with makeup but that saying is true!
True makeup lovers know what I am talking about. . When I hear people talk about a Eyeshadow palettes and say that I already have one like this, it makes me so mad. (LOL) All eyeshadows are different and feel different when you put them on. I am gonna talk about that in another post tomorrow.
I have the Jaclyn Hill Palette and she released her vault collection which I do not have. (Yet) There was so much complaining about how it is just like her last palette but I do not care. I am still gonna get all four of those palettes. Without a doubt her eyeshadow has the most softest feeling ever. Out of all my eyeshadows that I have ever had, her eyeshadow feel so comfortable on my face. To sum this post up, you can have a obsession for makeup and beauty because it’s normal. If people say it’s not normal then they are just jealous!