How to afford your beauty blogging essentials

A mascara here and a blusher there isn’t going to cost you a lot, but if you’re a budding beauty blogger, then you’re going to need an awful lot of products to keep your face, mind, and audience stimulated! If you’ve already started out, you’ll know that makeup isn’t cheap – even if you’re only buying drugstore makeup, it still all adds up and can leave your pockets empty. So it’s important that you are able to support yourself without struggle or worry.

Here’s how.

DIY

If you’re feeling crafty, you can attempt to make your own makeup products. Take lipstick, for example; you can mix your own things you have lying around the house. Whether you have a few colours that you’d like to mix together, or a shade of eyeshadow that you’d love to turn into a lipstick – it can be done, its all about trial and error. Scrape out the eyeshadow you’d like to use into a small container or bowl, now add a small blob of vaseline or cream like cocoa butter, and mix together into a paste. Then take a brush or your finger and apply it to your lips as desired. Et voila!

Keep it clean

One very important thing that tends to get overlooked is cleaning your brushes! The amount of bacteria that builds up on your makeup brushes is crazy, and will eventually cause spots, as well as not giving you the look it should, because the product won’t apply properly to your skin. Rather than spending money on buying new applicators every month – invest in a good cleaning product instead and have a weekly scrub to keep everything looking brand new – and leave your skin in the best condition

Ask for help

If you have taken your buying to the extreme and are now having quite a few money problems, it may be time to ask for a bit of help. If you have some generous family members, you may be able to borrow some money from them and pay them back when you can afford to. But if this isn’t an option for you, then you may want to look at online personal loans so you have exactly what you need then and there. Always make sure to think about your options before taking out a loan though, and look at the interest rates that they are asking for.

Get sponsored

If you’re a beauty blogger, then you’ll definitely be active on social media, like Instagram for example. If you have a very large following, you will sooner or later be approached by makeup brands that will either pay you for promoting their products, send you their products for free, or both! This is great because it works as an ‘I scratch your back, you scratch mine’ system. If you’re still starting out though, you may not have enough influence to draw enough attention to big named brands, in which case you need to boost your audience up.

Why not give these a go of beauty blogging is something you’re interested in!

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

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Quick beauty fixes that don’t involve surgery

Fighting the signs of aging is an uphill battle and a lot of people often resort to surgery as a quick fix. It works, but it’s also very expensive and pretty drastic. If you’ve tried all of the creams and lotions out there and it’s still not working for you, but you don’t want to go down the surgery route, there are still some options out there. These are the best quick fix beauty treatments that don’t involve surgery.

Teeth Whitening

Dull and stained teeth can really age a person and it’s very difficult to undo the damage once it’s been done. One option is to have caps put on your teeth but that’s really going to cost you and it’s a pretty invasive procedure. Teeth whitening is a far easier and cheaper solution but don’t get fooled by the do-it-yourself kits. They’re nowhere near as effective as having it done at a professional clinic and the effects will last much longer. As long as you aren’t smoking or drinking excessive amounts of coffee, you won’t need to have it redone that often at all.

Botox Injections

The facelift is a really easy way to get rid of any lines and wrinkles from your face but the surgery is going to be very expensive and it’ll take months to recover from before you can really see any benefits. You’ll probably have to have more than one over the years as well so it isn’t as great as people make out. Getting botox injections will give you the same effect and even though you’ll have to top them up fairly regularly, it’s a quick and painless procedure.

Laser Liposuction

Liposuction is the easiest way to get rid of any persistent fatty areas that you are struggling with but a lot of people don’t like the idea of the surgical element of it, not to mention it’s expensive. Luckily, the revolution in beauty treatments using laser technology has given us a brilliant alternative. Laser liposuction heats and liquefies the fatty tissues and encourages tighter skin. It sounds a little gruesome but it’s no worse than traditional liposuction and you won’t have a lengthy recovery period either.

Laser Skin Treatments

The improvements in laser beauty treatments started out with skin treatments. They’re a far better alternative to facelifts and if you’re afraid of needles then botox is out of the question. There are all sorts of different laser treatments for your skin that can help with wrinkles and slack skin, blemishes, stretch marks and any other skin impurities. There are variations on skin treatments with different degrees of effectiveness. Some are more invasive and have a longer healing period but they’ll last longer, or you can go for less damaging ones but you’ll have to top up treatments more regularly.

Surgery does offer a quick fix that will last you a long time but for most people, it’s just not viable. It means having to take a long time off work while it heals and that’s if you can even afford it in the first place. These non-surgical alternatives are far better.

speak soon,

lotsa love

AG xxo