Tuesday 26 July 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog

When I first discovered blogging, it was a whole new world to me. The whole concept of blogging about anything you love or have an interest in, had definitely driven me to start my very own and who better to start a blog with than my sister! Reading and seeing so many different types of blogs had given me the inspiration and a sort of stepping stone to guide me through the blogging journey and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Yes, there are millions of blogs out there but there's always room for more! So here's 5 reasons why you should start your own.

1. You can share your thoughts on anything you are passionate about

Your blog is like your own little platform where you can voice your own opinions, share your own thoughts and advice on something you love or have a general passion for. For example we love all things beauty, hence why this blog is mainly beauty related, well the name kind of gives it away lol. Whether it be travel, food, fashion, beauty etc, you can go in whichever direction you want and theres no rules to what is right or wrong, its all down to you!

2. Blogging is a great hobby 

Blogging is a great way to pass some free time and you don't even have to move from your sofa, which is an added perk! For me its like a hobby, I like to blog whenever I'm free as I can't usually blog regularly due to education and other commitments. So don't feel pressurised in having to put up a blog post up regularly, if you can't then thats completely fine because theres no rules to when and how you blog, just treat it like its your hobby.

3. You could earn money from your blog

There are are so many bloggers out there who are earning a living from their blog and you could be one of those people too. For most people blogging is their job and they treat their blog like a business. The great thing about it is you can work any hours you like because you are your own boss. However just a side note, it does take a lot of time and effort before earning money off your blog so just take it slow you know...theres no rush! 

4. Blogging can help to build your confidence

You're able to communicate with so many different people, whether it be people who leave you comments on your blog or communicate with you via social media accounts, its a great way to talk to new people and build up your confidence. You'll come across people who share the same interests as you and its always great when bloggers support one another on their content. Blogging has definitely contributed to building my confidence as I was always slightly hesitant in starting a blog, always worrying about people judging my opinion, but I've learnt that it is your blog at the end of the day and there are people out there who will love to read your content. 

5. You can help inspire others

The reason we started the THEBEAUTYSPOT was because of reading so many other related beauty blogs which inspired us to start our very own. Its your platform where you can share your advice and interests which could have a positive impact on someones life - that seems pretty rewarding if you ask me. So it may be your blog that could inspire someone out there in the world (pretty deep stuff)....

So those are just 5 reasons why we think you should start your own blog. There are endless reasons why you should start blogging but this post would probably get a tad too long so I think I'll stop there. If any of you guys have a blog make sure to leave your blogs in the comments below and also your twitter or instagram names as we would love to follow some new bloggers! :) xx

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Sunday 29 May 2016

4 Beauty Products To Get You Ready For Summer

Its time to wave goodbye to Spring and welcome Summer with open arms. So its out with the thick knitwear and coats and in with the light summery florals, ready for the sun! (which you don't get much of when living in the UK). As well as making changes to our wardrobe styles, we also like to change up our makeup, so we picked out 4 beauty products from our stash which we feel will get you summer ready and help you achieve a bronzed and glowy look...

Starting off with base, the Charlotte Tilbury Light wonder foundation...well the name pretty much says it all. This super light formula, blends into the skin seamlessly, without the trouble of looking cakey or dry. It hydrates the skin at the same time, so you don't have to worry about slathering on a heavy weight moisturiser underneath to keep the dry patches away. What I love about it most is the natural glow it gives to the skin, it doesn't leave you with a greasy/glittery residue on the face, but more of a glow from within. Definitely my favourite foundation at the moment.

When it comes to bronzer, we can be quite picky I have to admit as you have to get the shade right for your skin tone. Not too orange toned and not too cool toned but somewhere in between. The Sephora sun disk bronzer not only looks beautiful but the shades are perfect to create that natural bronze, without looking too obvious on the skin. It has a perfect blend of a warm and cool toned brown, with some pink and a slight shimmer running through it. This is one of those all-in-one products, that you can apply on-the-go. Unfortunately this was a limited edition bronzer but there is a similar one here.

The Sephora kiss me balms are the perfect lip products to carry around in your handbag. Not only did the extremely cute packaging draw us into purchasing this product but also the insane colour pay off- for a lip balm they are one of the best I have come across. The shade 06, which is a berry shade, is definitely my favourite, as it instantly adds a pop of colour to the lips without drying out the lips. These are perfect for the summer, when you don't want to go all out with the heavy lip products. We've mentioned a full review here.

Last but not least, I've saved the best till last, the Sleek contour kit (in light). We had this for quite a while but never got around to using it, until recently and we have fallen in love with it ever since! It comes with a contour shade which is the perfect cool toned brown to achieve those chiseled cheek bones. Also a beautiful, a rosy pink blush shade with a gold shimmer running through it, which just screams summer and finally a highlighter which is the star of this palette for me. This champagne highlighter has some seriously good pigmentation. It leaves a beautiful sheen to the skin and looks stunning when it catches the light - one of my favourite highlighters at the moment!

Let us known what are your favourite beauty products for the summer. We love trying out new stuff and reading other suggestions! x

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Friday 20 May 2016

Sephora 'Kiss Me' Balms

Shade 08 on the left and shade 06 on the right

I've always been after a tinted lip balm that hydrates the lips as well as giving good colour pay off. Yes, most of us have our little round pots of tinted vaseline in our hand bags, but it just isn't enough to give that pop of colour when you're on the go, and when you don't want to go all out with the lipstick. Well say hello to the Sephora kiss me balms, which are probably the cutest addition to your beauty collection and easy to throw into the handbag.

First of all lets take a moment to appreciate how adorable the packaging of these lipbalms. They are too cute! If im being honest, I thought they would be another one of those ordinary tinted lipbalms, that didnt give much colour payoff or really hydrate the lips. However I must say im pretty impressed! The colour payoff is amazing and so smooth on the lipss. Also I find it doesnt dry my lips out throughout the day and really keeps them hydrated. Its great to keep with you in your bag or pocket for a quick add of colour on the go!

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Wednesday 30 March 2016

Makeup Revolution Bronzer as a Highlighter?

For the past year or so I have been really getting into highlighting, so there is one product which has become a staple in my kit. This bronzer from Makeup Revolution in Golden days, is amazing! As it is slightly too light for our skin tone, I have doubled this up as a highlighter as well as an eyeshadow for everyday. Yes i know what am i doing using a bronzer as a highlighter but trust me it works wonders.

I discovered this product when I was after a subtle highlighter for everyday - all my highlighters seemed a tad too glam as I'm into very subtle makeup for work. When I tried this I instantly fell in love with it! So I decided, why not try it as an eyeshadow aswell, and it didn't fail to impress and amaze me! A slight shimmer on the eyes with a matte brown as a crease shade is the perfect eyeshadow look on a day to day basis. Now this has become my go to highlighter for me (although technically it is a bronzer) for everyday. To add a more intense, shimmer wetting the brush with a little water or makeup fixing spray is the way to go! The best part is, that this product is so affordable at only £4 which is a total bargain! 

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