January 2014 - LC's Beauty

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

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Confessions of a Beauty Blogger
I saw the "Confessions of a Beauty Blogger" tag on Hello October's blog and thought it would be a fun one to do as it is different to my usual posts! 

When did you start your blog?
I started blogging  in August of last year, 2013, I wanted to start a new hobby so one day I was reading some beauty blogs and decided to start up my own. 

Have you had any past online presence before (other blog, YouTube)?

I  had a little go at YouTube videos but because I only have a NetBook I have serious issues with editing videos I film, so I hoping to get that issue resolved in the coming months.

Why did you start a blog?

I used to read other blogs and think 'hey this seems pretty fun, I'm sure I can do that'. I wanted to show everyone what I know and love about make-up. And as I said above I wanted a new hobby. I didn't always have an interest in make-up believe it or not. I was I completely anti make-up growing up, the thought of it just terrified me. But as I got older I started to get curious as I would see all my friends getting all dolled up for discos and the most I would wear was mascara!  I slowly but started to get into make-up and started experimenting more which led to where I am now. I started reading more and more beauty blogs which just gave me inspiration to start up mine!

What was your first post?
My first post was just an introductory post about myself. My first beauty related post was a review on L'Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo & Conditioner.

What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?

Trying to get my blog noticed by people due to there being so many other beauty blogs out there. I basically just post the link to my blog EVERYWHERE! haha

Where do you see your blog in one year?
That's a hard question to answer as it's hard to know what will happen in a year, but hopefully I will still be blogging and have a good audience by then.

What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
The support I get from my friends, family and even people I don't know. The fact that people actually take time to read what I write makes me really happy and it definitely makes blogging worthwhile. Also, when people ask me for advice on make-up or other beauty related things.

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
So far nothing to date but I know that in the blogging world some people can take things too far and say hurtful things so you just have to keep your head help high and ignore the hate!

What's your lasting inspiration or motivation?

I get a lot of ideas of what to blog about off of WeHeartIt and Pinterest! I'm forever on those sites. I also like to carry around a little note book with me too so that when I do get an idea I can write it down straight away and expand on it later. Other beauty bloggers give me tons of inspiration and seeing how far they have come gives me motivation to keep going!

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Face of the Day - 19th Of January

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Face of the Day - 19th Of January
These are my everyday make-up products for the past couple of weeks.
I have been wearing this look to college and just random days running errands. It's super simple and really quick to do which is why I choose it for college because I don't have time to do a crazy look in the morning! This look is natural which is what I aim for during the day. 
The eye colour Venus from the Naked basics pallet adds a little shimmer to the eye to spice things up a bit.



The list of products I used for this look is:

- Catrice Camouflage cream in Soft Beige
- L'Oreal Nude Magique foundation in Ivory
- HD Brows Bronzer 2
- Benefit Benetint
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Soft Beige (not included in picture)
- Relvon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy
- E.L.F Eyelid Primer in Sheer
- Urban Decay's Naked Basics pallet in Venus
Urban Decay's Naked 2 pallet in Suspect and Snakebite
- Gosh Growth Mascara in Black
- Maybelline Collossal Mascara in Smoky Black


Urban Decays Naked 2 - Snakebite and Suspect
Urban Decays Naked Basics - Venus

Thank you for reading! Keep on the look out for more of these posts coming weekly! 


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Friday, 10 January 2014

My top 5 favourite 'Beauty Guru's'

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My top 5 favourite 'Beauty Guru's'
So I'm sure you have all heard of Beauty Guru's and if not you definitely have to look them up because girl you have been missing out!! I'm going to tell you about ten of absolute favourite beauty gurus, if it wasn't for these girls I would never be interested in make-up or anything slightly girly haha! As soon as I started watching make-up videos something just clicked and I realised I wanted to be like those girls and make videos and just talk about make-up all day every day, which is also a realise why I choose to train as a beauty therapist. Right enough about my life....... for now.

1. Ciaoobelllaxo - It's absolutely crazy how much alike me and this girl are! We have the same interests, same taste in style, make-up looks, music and who knows what else! If we didn't live in different countries I would be convinced that we're long lost sisters! She knows what she's talking about and inspires me in so many ways!

2. Carli Bybel - She is so down to earth and has amazing tips and tricks! She always inspires me to try new looks and be brave! 

3. Lindsey Hughes - I have never seen a more down to earth girl, she is super sweet and posts really inspiring videos on everything!

4. Karissa Pukas - If you like to add a pop of colour to your looks then Karissa is the girl to watch, she can take any colour and turn it into a beautiful make-up look!

5.Casey Holmes - If ever I'm looking for an honest opinion on a product before I buy it then the first girl I turn to is Casey, she's so honest when it come to reviewing products and she does damn good tutorials too!

Each girl I mentioned above are completely unique but equally beautiful! I'm so grateful that they take time out of their days to film videos and to inspire thousands of other people! :)

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