August 07, 2013

the eight sins of beauty blogging


ARM LIPSTICK SWATCHES: So you've written a review on a lipstick but thought we'd all like to see what it looks like on your arm or wrist? This is so 2011, please stick to lipstick swatches on the lips, not halfway up your arm.

FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE: Ok, I like flowers as much as the next person, but I've got to ask why bloggers are introducing blurred bouquets to take over half of an image with a few lipsticks aside of the flower photobomb.

THE BAD MANICURE: Chipped nail polish, bitten down nails or nail polish not cleared off from the edge of the nail making them look like a 3 year old has painted them never make for a good blog post. Ain't nobody got time for that.

FACIAL HAIR: For those who have learnt to do lipstick swatches on the lips but are yet to discover the world of waxing.

STOCK PHOTOS: Unless you blog from a desert island and have no access to a camera there is no excuse for stock photos, they are the most uninspiring and bland kind of imagery for a post and can sometimes land you in trouble too. 

ANY OLD SPONSORED POST WILL DO: Writing about PayPal, an airline company or an insurance website on a beauty blog just because you can earn some dollar isn't cool, just say no!

BITCHY BLOGGERS: On the rare occasion I see new bloggers to the scene trying to gain some sort of popularity on Twitter by being bitchy about almost everything to almost anyone. If you can't say something nice, just shut up. 

GUCCI GUCCI, LOUIS LOUIS, FENDI FENDI, PRADA: People who only ever write about the most expensive products on the planet, we are in a recession don't you know, and don't all have a limitless budget to spend in Space NK.

Take this post with a pinch of salt, in reality I don't go round judging people on their blogs. Hope it cheered up your afternoon, let me know what your pet peeves in the beauty blogging world are.

28 comments:

  1. The flower photobomb hahaha, angers me more each day.

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  2. Hahaha i love the flower photobomb, though I don't think my photographs are any better, too much going on in the background! I think white and simple is best, loved the post though it really made me laugh haha xxx

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  3. This post is perfect! I completely agree with you!
    x

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  4. This did give me a good chuckle!xo

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  5. Well, I am guilty of the lipstick swatch one (back of my hand, not my arm though) but oh my god, who the hell has time to arrange flowers to try and make their pics pretty?! Not me, that's for sure.

    Great post, so refreshing!x

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  6. Love this! Must say I'm a little guilty on lipstick swatches and perhaps a bad manicure or two, but I'll be more conscious of my future posts! :P

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  7. Very sassy! I really laughed at the lipstick & no waxing. too true

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  8. The facial hair thing - seriously, facial hair offends you? Get over it. Some people are 100% happy with their face even if it's not perfect. What happened to supporting your sisters?

    Everything else I pretty much agree with, especially the lipstick swatching. Why was that ever OK to do? I mean, testing lipstick on your arm - WHAT EVEN?

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    1. no it doesn't offend me, it was a joke..

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  9. oo i must admit im partial to a flower or 2 ;) But not on every.single.post. I like to switch things up a little and use props or no props depending what the product is. If its a natural one for example, I'll sometimes take them in my garden for a bit of green.
    And really agree with the bitchiness - i hate it :( x

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  10. Haha a few blogs came to mind when I was reading this! Nicely done!

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  11. loll..nice post ^^ thanks for writing it

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  12. I loved this post! Totally agree about the sponsored post - the Music Magpie and Money Supermarket are the ones racking me off right now. I checked out the Music Magpie one after seeing it on a few blogs and thought their service and prices offered looked shocking! Have no idea how so many blogs have felt OK endorsing it.

    Also agree about the designer issues. There's one blog that springs to mind that lately only ever seems to mention Alexander McQueen scarves, LV handbags or Mulberry bags. Its clearly just bragging and we all can't afford that stuff so why post about it ALL the time?!

    Loved the way this was written though....very tongue in cheek but actually raises a few things that irritate a lot of readers!

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  13. Seriously. I've stopped following bloggers who only do swatches on their arms. I want to see how it looks on! Does the lipstick emphasize chapped lips? Does the blush apply evenly? Can you actually use that mascara wand? Ugh, it really bothers me! I totally agree with all of your points. Tots awesome.

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  14. Haha amazing. xx

    www.isobel-rose.com

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  15. Agree with all but my biggest pet hate are people who call themselves beauty bloggers but have HORRENDOUS nail painting skills! Doesnt take two minutes to tidy up your manicure. Victoria's Vintage is the worst for bad nails!

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    1. please don't bitch about other bloggers on here, this isn't guru gossip!

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  16. Magazines in beauty product shots annoy me, just because they make the picture too busy. Haven't noticed any flower shots personally!

    "So 2011" is a bit... bitchy, no?

    The facial hair is a bit controversial, if people have facial hair and don't care, it's not really up to other people to suggest they wax or bleach their facial hair.

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    1. none of it is meant to be bitchy whatsoever, it's a complete joke filled with sarcasm. apologies if you couldn't sense that!

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  17. Yeah im guilty of facial hair! I have to say for my defense that i hate facial hair but lately everytime i waxed it it flared my spots and spots vs hair? Well i chose to kerp mt hair until my skin isnt that sensitive hahaha!

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  18. This is really rude, it is absolutely none of your business what other people choose to do with their facial hair. It's completely natural and to shame people for not removing it is absolutely ridiculous. Yeah, you said it's a joke but if you're offending someone then it's not very funny is it? You should really think things through before you post.

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    1. have you got a sense of humour bypass? chill out love!

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  19. Ha, well I know a moustached upper lip certainly puts me off a lippy review.

    I have done a couple of Money Supermarket posts but only ones that really interest me. I'm not a beauty blogger though, lingerie and lifestyle and the latter is the get out clause, lol!

    I think what annoys me about bloggers is when they review a product, whatever it is, and they convince themselves they'd normally pay for it. It's not believable when someone constantly blogs about high end products and they don't usually buy it. That can feel misleading (and a load of bollocks).

    Becky x
    BeckysBoudoir.blogspot.com

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  20. I think some people might have taken this the wrong way but i dont think anything youve written is offensive. Im guilty of the lipstick one, but purely because im too paranoid that there will be any sign of a moustache haha

    x

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  21. This made me laugh! Lovely blog by the way :D

    Georgie x

    http://theblondegalaxy.blogspot.co.uk/

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