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.


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

dermaglo facial at Zest beauty clinic 💆🏻

so on Friday I was invited down to the lovely Zest beauty clinic in Belfast for a dermaglo facial with Lisa

A dermaglo facial is a treatment which combines two of the most intensive exfoliation methods, microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation to help with many skin conditions such as;

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • pigmentation and sun damage
  • enlarged pores
  • blocked pores
  • dull dry skin 

I was excited to try this facial but I have to say a little apprehensive as it includes a peel and I had never had this before. Lisa reassured me and talked me through each step as we proceeded with the facial.

I was given 5 mins in the peaceful warming room to get myself relaxed and ready. Lisa rejoined me and we began the procedure with a double cleanse. a pre cleanse with special cleansing gel and we talked about any of my problem areas. Mine is probably the same as many girls – chin and nose areas.

After this we started the microdermobrasion. This procedure is a stream of non-allergenic crystals to remove your skins outermost layers of dead cells. Lisa worked this all over my face then went back and concentrated on my problem areas we spoke of before.

She then used a scrub to remove and brighten up the skin and started the prep before the peel to neutralize the skin. The enzyme peel was applied and was left on for around 4 mins. The skin starts to feel warm and tingly here. It’s a good tingly feeling like you know its working, kind of like the pain you experience from being in the gym? yeah?

After the peel we neutralised and double cleansed again. A calming/hydrating mask was applied and finished with a repairing gel. After the facial i could see slight red marks on my face from the areas we concentrated more on but my skin automatically had such a nice glow about it – the following day even more so i was super impressed!

I would definitely recommend the dermaglo facial especially for people who maybe do have hold ups with their skin, there are lots of different levels of this procedure and courses that zest beauty clinic offer. The facial costs £60 with discounts if you do take the course of facials. Check the fab girls out over on their website or Facebook and don’t forget to look at all the other services and products they supply!

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 Does this sound like something you would like to try?

speak soon,

lotsa love

AG xxo